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Eya Laure, Jovelyn Gonzaga make SEA Grand Prix lineup

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team fields a mix of veterans and young talents in the SEA Grand Prix for its 2019 Southeast Asian Games buildup

STANDOUT ROOKIE. Eya Laure is set to debut for the senior national women's volleyball team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

2019 SEA Games: Kalei Mau targets women's volleyball gold

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Fresh off a conference MVP stint, Kalei Mau believes the Philippine women's volleyball team can make it far in the 2019 SEA Games

WINNING IT ALL. Kalei Mau awaits her national team debut. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Red-hot Lady Tams target top 2, twice-to-beat edge

Apr 11, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Picking up late in the season, FEU shows why it has a shot at booking a return trip to the UAAP Finals

CHARGING. Jerrili Malabanan and the FEU Lady Tamaraws aim to sweep their remaining elimination games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Soaring Buitre steps up for injured Molde

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:26 PM

UP veteran Marian Buitre delivers just as coach Godfrey Okumu predicted

TAKE CHARGE. Marian Buitre and the Lady Maroons claw past the UE Lady Warriors in a five-set escape. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Finals rematch: Motivated FEU eyes upset vs La Salle

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:56 PM

As FEU gears up for defending champion La Salle, the Lady Tamaraws hope to ride on a recent confidence booster

PRIDE. FEU middle blocker Celine Domingo focuses on UAAP first before thinking about national team duties. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Dream come true: Isa Molde returns to PH team

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The University of the Philippines standout accepts the role as team captain of the national Under-23 squad

BIGGER RESPONSIBILITY. Isa Molde accepts the role as the team captain of the national Under-23 squad. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Why were Fajardo, Dy left out of PH women's volleyball pool?

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Kim Fajardo and Kim Kianna Dy may be notably missing from the national volleyball pool, but coach Shaq delos Santos says the door remains open for their comeback

SIDELINED. Kim Dy (left) and Kim Fajardo remain doubtful for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photos from the 2018 Asian Games media pool

SEA Games 2019: Valdez, Santiago banner PH volleyball pool

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

The 2019 SEA Games buildup gets going as Philippine volleyball forms a 22-strong women’s training pool

MAINSTAY. Volleyball phenomAlyssa Valdez stays in the national team. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Fil-Hawaiian spiker Kalei Mau now a Filipino citizen

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Kalei Mau is now eligible to represent the Philippines as part of the national women's volleyball team

REINFORCEMENT. 6-foot-2 Kalei Mau dreams of wearing the flag's colors on her chest. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ateneo's Kat Tolentino named UAAP Player of the Week

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:06 PM

The UAAP's leading scorer unloads a combined 41 points in the Ateneo Lady Eagles' back-to-back wins

TAKING CHARGE. Kat Tolentino shows way for the Ateneo Lady Eagles with her lethal attacking. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo draws momentum from 'don't count us out' mentality

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:19 PM

'People will really count them out, but I believe in them,' says Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro

TRUST. The Ateneo Lady Eagles trust in their capabilities to pull though a tough match against FEU.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UST Golden Tigresses step up their swag game

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:26 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses show on-court swag just to pump each other up

SWAG. The UST Golden Tigresses show their swag to boost their confidence. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo thwarts FEU in 5-set thriller

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Eagles rally from two sets down to stun the Lady Tamaraw in a rematch of last season's semis showdown

SEASONED DUO. Ateneo veterans Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon put up a defensive wall against FEU rookie Lycha Ebon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle's Cobb relishes 'easier' role this season

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'Everyone is becoming a go-to guy,' says setter Michelle Cobb, noting she has many attacking options in this season's La Salle team

IMPROVING. Michelle Cobb relishes having many attacking options in this season's La Salle team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle takes slice of lead with conquest of Adamson

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) Reigning champion La Salle gets to share the top spot with UP after a straight-set win over Adamson

UNRIVALED. Michelle Cobb and the La Salle Lady Spikers come out in full control against the Lady Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Shorthanded NU routs UE for 1st win

Feb 23, 2019 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Despite losing setter Joyme Cagande to injury, a 10-woman NU squad still earns its first win over UE in straight sets

BREAKTHROUGH. The NU Lady Bulldogs bounce back from an opening-day loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU's Joyme Cagande 'likely' out of UAAP Season 81

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The former UAAP juniors three-time best setter is diagnosed with high-grade ACL

UNFORTUNATE. Joyme Cagande picks up an ACL injury during her UAAP seniors debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle looks to continue hot start as NU, UE shoot for 1st win

Feb 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The reigning champions aim for back-to-back victories against the Adamson Lady Falcons in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

CONQUEST. The De La Salle Lady Spikers are on a winning momentum when they face the Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo's Bea de Leon still gets 'veteran jitters'

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Even senior player Bea de Leon admits that playing in Sunday's Ateneo-La Salle season opener still made her nervous

POOR START. Bea de Leon admits that the Ateneo Lady Eagles were off to a poor start.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Worth the wait: La Salle's Luna earns starting spot

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:22 AM

May Luna surprisingly gets to start for the Lady Spikers after 4 years with champion mentor Ramil de Jesus

DESERVING. La Salle’s May Luna gets rewarded after years of hard work and patience. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST overcomes late Adamson challenge

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Golden Tigresses blow a two-set lead but manage to arrest the Adamson Lady Falcons' late surge

FULL CONTROL. Sisi Rondina takes charge in the UST Tigresses' opening-day campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU rookie Lycha Ebon proves worthy of Pons' number

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Young sensation Lycha Ebon ignores doubters and shows why she can be FEU's next volleyball queen

PROMISING. Lycha Ebon proves why she deserves the No. 2 jersey as the Player of the Game in her UAAP debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 Volleyball: Schedule, team standings and updates

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Bookmark this page for updates in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball competition

FEU rallies to defeat young NU team

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:54 PM

(UPDATED) The veteran FEU team flashes its championship experience over the rookie-laden NU Lady Bulldogs

VETERAN. The FEU Lady Tamaraws introduce the young NU team to the collegiate scene. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons pull off a thrilling win over the Lady Warriors right in the opening game of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

SURVIVAL. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons outlast the gritty Lady Warriors in 5 sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: La Salle Lady Spikers return to make history

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus tries to work his magic again as the young Lady Spikers target a UAAP four-peat

VOLLEYBALL QUEENS. Desiree Cheng captains the young rebuilding De La Salle Lady Spikers squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Nothing less than a title slot for FEU Lady Tamaraws

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:13 PM

After last season’s return stint to the Finals, the FEU Lady Tamaraws continue to set their sights on a record 30th UAAP women's title

STEPPING UP. Heather Guinoo is expected to fill in the big shoes left by Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Lady Eagles eye grand comeback

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:48 PM

After missing the title round last season, the Ateneo Lady Eagles believe they have the tools to reclaim the crown

CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE. Bea de Leon hopes that she can end her UAAP career the same way she started it – with a championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Young NU Lady Bulldogs dare to challenge league vets

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

National University remains dauntless even as the Lady Bulldogs parade many new faces

CAPTAIN. Audrey Paran leads a rookie-laden team in Season 81. File photo by Michael Gatpandan

WATCH: Adamson Lady Falcons put themselves to the test

Feb 09, 2019 - 1:25 PM

The Adamson Lady Falcons can't wait to flash their peak form and see their hard work pay off in the UAAP

STEPPING UP. Bernadette Flora (left) and Eli Soyud are among those called by Air Padda to step up to the challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: It's the UST Golden Tigresses' turn to shine

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses may just stun the UAAP field with their hunger to go all the way this season

FINAL FLIGHT. High-flying Sisi Rondina hopes to leave UST with an indoor championship in her UAAP career. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: UE Lady Warriors aim higher in UAAP Season 81

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Will the UE Lady Warriors surprise the competition this season?

NEW LEADER. Kath Arado continues to anchor the UE Lady Warriors' defense. File Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Eya Laure thrilled to be in Valdez’s future teammates wishlist

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:29 PM

UST’s star rookie Eya Laure is already highly coveted among the pros even if she has yet to debut in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

FUTURE DYNAMIC DUO? Eya Laure (left) and Alyssa Valdez can strengthen the Philippine women's volleyball team together. Photo from Eya Laure's Twitter and file photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Valdez)

Tryout standout: Kalei Mau dreams of PH volley team debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:33 PM

'My goal is to play the highest level of volleyball and I would be disappointed if I don’t achieve that,' says 6-foot-2 Fil-Am Kalei Mau

REINFORCEMENT. Kalei Mau's contributions will greatly help the national team prepare for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Maraño brings energy to PH volley team's busy year

Jan 27, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Philippine volleyball braces for a busy 2019, but Aby Maraño hopes to juggle her club commitments and national team duties well

MOTIVATOR. Aby Maraño accepts her role as the team captain as she aims to motivate her team mates in the tough year ahead of them. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

PH women's volleyball team to hold tryouts for 2019 tourneys

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc sets the national team tryouts on January 24 to 25

GRUELING 2019. The Philippine women's volleyball team is set to compete in 4 major tournaments. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

PH spikers finish 9th in AVC Cup

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team wraps up its AVC campaign with a victory over Kazakhstan

Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

Korea outworks Philippines in AVC classifications

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The loss relegates the Philippines to a battle for ninth place in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

OUTMATCHED. Korea proved too much for Alyssa Valdez and the Philippine spikers. Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

PH exacts revenge on Kazakhstan for 1st win in AVC Cup

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team defeats Kazakhstan this time as they lost to the Central Asians in the Asiad

BREAKTHROUGH. The Philippine national women's volleyball team earns its first win in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH falls to Iran in AVC Cup

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs another heartbreaking five-set loss

GO-TO GIRL. Alyssa Valdez continues to lift the Filipina Spikers in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. File Photo by 2018 Asian Games media pool

PH collapses vs Australia in Asian Volleyball Cup opener

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Filipina spikers blew a two-set advantage against the Aussies

SCHEDULE: PH in 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team is up for another challenge in the AVC held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

NEXT STINT. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will start its Asian Women's Volleyball Cup campaign against Australia.  Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

PH volleyball settles for 8th place in 2018 Asian Games

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippines wraps up its first Asiad volleyball stint in 36 years with an eighth-place finish in the 11-team field

LAST STAND. Kim Fajardo sets up Dindin Santiago-Manabat for a hit during their final classification match against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'We're learning against giants,' says PH volleyball coach

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team battles Kazakhstan at the start of the classification round in the 2018 Asian Games

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. It has been a tough Asiad campaign for the Filipina spikers. Photo from Asian Games media pool

China blitzes PH volleyball team out of medal contention

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The Filipina spikers drop to the classification round of the 2018 Asian Games volleyball tournament

BEST EFFORT. The national spikers gave it their best shot against Olympic champion China. Photo from the Asian Games media pool

PH spikers clash with Olympic champion China

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team faces an extremely tough test against world powerhouse China in their 2018 Asian Games quarterfinal match

MAJOR TEST. The Philippines will face a test tougher than scaling the Great Wall, says coach Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH volleyball team bows to host Indonesia

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The Filipina spikers fall short of their bid for back-to-back triumphs

TOUGH DUEL. The Philippines' Majoy Baron fires off a Kim Fajardo dish versus a solid Indonesia side. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Indonesia's Manganang a threat for PH volleyball team

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Philippines will face the Aprilia Manganang-led squad for the first time since 2015

MOMENTUM. The Philippine Spikers look to continue their winning momentum into the game against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH spikers score breakthrough Asian Games win

Aug 23, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team bounces back against Hong Kong after back-to-back losses

SWEEP. National spikers (from left) Kim Fajardo, Alyssa Valdez and Cha Cruz orchestrate an attack against Hong Kong during the Philippines' straight-set win. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler