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Maraño praises Valdez for playing through stomach pains

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:43 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team rallies together to get its offense going as Alyssa Valdez sits out

GUTSY. Aby Maraño and the Filipina spikers put up a fight despite the odds. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

Beau Bolick inspires Maraño juggling act

Jul 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team captain hopes to do the same as basketball standout Bolick, who balances his time between two teams

POWER COUPLE. Aby Maraño and Robert Bolick both see action for Philippine teams.

No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup

KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Aby Maraño nabs first spot in PH women's volleyball roster

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:40 PM

New coach Shaq delos Santos is expected to announce the rest of the national team members in the coming days

LEADER. Aby Maraño looks to guide the national team set to see action in the 2018 Asian Games. File photo by PSC-POC Media

Foton, Petron kick off 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

PSL action will commence on Saturday, October 21

9 TEAM RECORD. The 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix will the biggest one to date. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

PSL All-Stars bag bronze in Thailand meet

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:19 PM

The PSL All Star team brings home the bronze medal in the 2017 Annual Princess Maja Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup

BRONZED. The PSL All Stars, represented by several members of the national team squad which played at the SEA Games, won the bronze medal match in Thailand. File photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PH Volleyball 18-man roster for SEA Games revealed, Mika Reyes is team captain

May 19, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Alyssa Valdez is named to the pool despite missing the Clash of Heroes fundraiser match

SPIKED. Mika Reyes will be the team captain for the national team at the SEA Games. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Champion behind champions: PH volleyball stars’ Mother’s Day tributes

May 14, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Stars of Philippine volleyball show their appreciation for their mothers

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Aby Marano and Tin Tiamzon are two of the volleyball players who paid tribute to their mothers on Instagram

After humbling defeat to UP, Lady Spikers must answer wake-up call

Feb 16, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Losses happen in UAAP volleyball but the way the Lady Maroons wiped the floor with DLSU sends the message that the league is wide open in Season 79

HUMBLING DEFEAT. The DLSU Lady Spikers looked less like the defending champions and more like a team just trying to enter the title picture. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maraño goes 'beast mode' as F2 Logistics wins PSL opener

Jun 18, 2016 - 4:52 PM

F2 Logistics composed of La Sallians defeats Cignal HD in 4 sets to open the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference

LOGICAL WIN. F2 Logistics starts the All-Filipino conference with a big win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tough love: how criticism from Aby sparked Bolick’s perfect game

May 27, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Robert Bolick didn’t miss a single shot during the Red Lions’ win over Mapua

PSL: Petron XCS downs F2 Logistics to book semis slot

May 22, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Aiza Maizo Pontillas and Bang Pineda of Petron XCS eliminate the Aby Marano and Danika Gendrauli powered F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

DAY AT THE BEACH. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas (R) and Aby Marano (L) battle at the net. Maizo-Pontillas' Petron XCS won to advance to the semifinals. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ara Galang is back, but still wants to improve

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:13 AM

DLSU star spiker Ara Galang has overcome season ending injuries Now she wants to go all out to make up for lost time

GALING GALANG. Ara Galang scored 10 points in a season opening victory over FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maraño on Galang's comeback: 'It’s like nothing happened'

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Nung nakita ko siyang maglaro mag train ulit nasabi ko talaga sa sarili ko no joke na parang walang nangyari says ex Lady Spiker Aby Maraño on Ara Galang

COMEBACK. Ara Galang, seen here being comforted by Alyssa Valdez after La Salle's loss to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 77 Finals, is expected to make her return for the Lady Spikers this season after knee injuries over 10 months ago. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maraño shows softer side on Rappler Sports Twitter Takeover

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Former De La Salle Lady Spiker Aby Maraño takes over the Rappler Sports Twitter account and shares some interesting tidbits about herself

Defending champs Petron, Foton begin PSL finals series

Nov 26, 2015 - 3:39 AM

Volleyball fans are set for a thrilling Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finale as Foton slugs it out with two time defending champions Petron in their best of 3 finals

ABOVE THE NET. Jaja Santiago (C) and the Foton Tornadoes will look to end the championship run of the two-time defending champion Petron. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Defending champs Petron seal PSL finals showdown with Foton

Nov 19, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Petron s finals series with Foton begins on Thursday November 26

Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Petron Blaze loses to Vietnam, ends AVC campaign in eighth place

Sep 21, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Playing in front of 3 400 spectators Petron Blaze drops a tightly contest 4 set match to Lienvietpost Bank of Vietnam

BLAZED. Petron Blaze had to settle for an eighth place finish in Vietnam. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

AVC Championship: Petron Blaze falls to Taiwan Power in quarters

Sep 18, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Petron Blaze sufferes their fourth overall defeat of the tournament

AVC Championship: Petron Blaze dominated by Japan in 3 sets

Sep 16, 2015 - 12:14 AM

The Petron Blaze Spikers fell to 1 2 in the 2015 AVC Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship after getting dominated by Hisamitsu Springs from Japan

BLAZED. Dindin Santiago-Manabat led Petron with 7 points, while Daquis and Aby Marano had 3 points each in the loss. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippines defeats China for first win in VTV Cup

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The Philippines won a closely fought 5 setter against Nanjing University

Philippines swept by Thailand, falls to 0-2 in VTV Cup

Jul 26, 2015 - 6:27 PM

The Philippines dropped their second straight game in the 2015 VTV International Women’s Volleyball Cup after getting swept by Thailand’s Under 23 team

Aby Marano and Team Philippines dropped their second straight game. Screenshot from YouTube

Philippines loses VTV Cup opener to Vietnam

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:09 PM

The Philippines dropped 3 straight sets to defending VTV champs Vietnam

Philippines' star Aby Maraño, seen during SEA Games action. Screenshot from SEA Games' YouTube channel

Valdez-less Philippines begins VTV Cup campaign Saturday

Jul 24, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The roster will be headlined by Aby Marano Dindin Santiago Manabat and Myla Pablo

PH women's volleyball team to join Vietnam tourney

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The Vietnam Television VTV Women’s Invitational Cup often draws national and club teams from around the world including Japan and the United States

ONE MORE TOUR OF DUTY. Jaja Santiago, Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marano celebrate a point during a dominant win over Malaysia at the 2015 SEA Games. The core of this team is reported to join a Vietnam volleyball tournament. Screenshot from YouTube

Philippine women's volley team dominates Malaysia at SEA Games

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:51 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball bounced back confidently from their loss to Indonesia beating Malaysia in straight sets

Jaja Santiago, Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marano celebrate a point during a dominant win over Malaysia. Screenshot from YouTube

Indonesia sweeps Philippines in SEA Games women's volley opener

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Alyssa Valdez was the only player in double figures for the Philippines with 15 points

PH volleyball players Aby Marano (L) and Jovelyn Gonzaga (R) attempt to block a spike by Indonesian player Aprilia Santini Manganang. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

WATCH: Aby Maraño expects PH team to make SEA Games finals

May 30, 2015 - 4:14 PM

It’s hard to say that now that we aren’t there yet but making the finals is not impossible says Aby Maraño

Aby Marano is no stranger to competing at a high level in volleyball

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the SEA Games Philippine women's volleyball team

May 26, 2015 - 2:49 PM

Get to know the women of the Philippine volleyball team which will try to secure their first gold medal at the SEA Games since 1993

PH women's volleyball SEA Games roster set; Valdez, Maraño included

May 22, 2015 - 12:07 PM

The twelve person PH women’s volleyball team has been set including top stars from the UAAP and Shakey s V League

Alyssa Valdez (L) and Aby Marano (R) will represent the Philippines at the SEA Games

Petron picks Philips Gold apart in three-set win

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Dindin Santiago Manabat feasts on Philips Golds’ defense all game finishing with 13 points 10 on kills

The Petron Blaze Spikers celebrate after a scoring. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Spikers remain ‘warriors’ despite losing Galang, says Maraño

Mar 10, 2015 - 1:42 PM

Former captain Aby Maraño barely saw a hint of hopelessness among the Lady Spikers despite losing current captain Ara Galang to injury

TEAMWORK. As a former team captain of the De La Salle Lady Spikers, Aby Maraño knows teamwork can pull the team in the Finals. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU's Mika Reyes: Everyone's a threat in the UAAP

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:36 AM

Despite being atop the UAAP standings DLSU senior veteran Mika Reyes isn t discounting any team s threat as the Lady Spikers seek to regain championship glory

With 'El Capitana' Aby Marano gone, Mika Reyes and her senior teammates have stepped up as leaders for DLSU. File photo by Josh Albelda

Army wins third straight Philippine SuperLiga title

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:14 PM

The Generika Army Lady Troopers reigned supreme once again in the Philippine SuperLiga sweeping the RC Cola AirForce Raiders to win the 2014 All Filipino Conference title

THREE-PEAT. The Generika-Army Lady Troopers are All-Filipino champions again. Photo by Noel Monzales

Maraño, Dindin Santiago team up in upcoming V-League Conference; rosters revealed

Jun 27, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Former DLSU volleyball star Abigail Maraño will team up with reigning league MVP Dindin Santiago in the upcoming Shakey s V League conference

Aby Marano (L) and Dindin Santiago (R) will form a powerful duo for PLDT in the upcoming Shakey's V-League conference. Photos by Josh Albelda

Gretchen Ho: A star in more ways than one

Jun 25, 2014 - 3:47 PM

From volleyball player to TV host to entrepreneur Gretchen Ho continues to chase her dreams Naveen Ganglani chronicles her journey from basketball hopeful to Ateneo volleyball queen

Marano leads as AirAsia goes two in a row

May 21, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Abigail Marano recorded 18 points to lead the AirAsia Flying Spikers to their second straight Super Liga win

Aby Marano being drafted by the Super Liga team AirAsia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marano, AirAsia open Super Liga with a bang

May 16, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The AirAsia Flying Spikers announced their Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference 2014 entry on a sterling note

Aby Marano being drafted by the Super Liga team Air Asia, where she'll reunite with her old La Salle coach and several teammates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aby Maraño joins La Salle alums in Super Liga debut

May 14, 2014 - 12:43 PM

After a history making run with the La Salle Lady Spikers two time UAAP MVP Aby Maraño is ready to make her pro debut in Philippine Super Liga this week

Aby Marano lets out a roar after scoring a point against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 76 finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Which region will earn top volleyball honors at Palaro 2014?

Apr 28, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Before they were stars of the UAAP many of today s volleyball icons first showed their talent at Palarong Pambansa Which region will assert its dominance at Palaro 2014?

VOLLEYBALLING. NCR took home top honors in women's volleyball last year, defeating Western Visayas. Can they win it once again? Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario

Aby Marano: The tale of a champion

Apr 18, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Aby Marano led De La Salle University to three straight UAAP volleyball championships Now as she looks towards the next phase of her life and career Naveen Ganglani chronicles her journey

Aby Marano lets out a scream during the Season 76 finals against Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda

Santiago celebrates top Super Liga pick with selfie

Apr 02, 2014 - 7:31 PM

How do former UAAP volleyball stars celebrate being the top picks of the first Super Liga draft class in 2014? With a selfie of course

SELFIE TIME. Top 3 picks from left: Iari Yongco, Abi Maraño and Dindin Santiago 'selfie' during the PSL Draft ceremonies at the NBA Cafe in Fort Bonifacio. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Looking back at Ateneo’s journey to its first UAAP volleyball crown

Mar 16, 2014 - 6:31 PM

Despite losing key players last season Ateneo pulled it together to win their first UAAP women s volleyball championship Volleyball writer Myke Miravite looks back at their historic run

HEARTSTRONG. The Ateneo Lady Eagles celebrated their first ever UAAP women's volleyball title on Saturday night. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo defeats La Salle to become UAAP Volleyball Queens

Mar 15, 2014 - 9:52 PM

Relive the magic of the Ateneo Lady Eagles historic UAAP volleyball championship win over De La Salle University in photos

The Lady Eagles celebrate their first-ever UAAP Volleyball title

Ateneo upsets De La Salle, wins first UAAP volleyball crown

Mar 15, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The Lady Eagles survived a thrice to beat handicap and win the 76th UAAP Women s Volleyball title

HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Volleyball Finals, Ateneo vs La Salle Game 4

Mar 15, 2014 - 1:40 PM

One last game The Ateneo Lady Eagles and the De La Salle Lady Spikers face off one last time in a deciding championship match

No pressure, no nerves for Lady Eagles rookie Morado

Mar 15, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Despite being just 18 years old Julia Morado has held the Ateneo Lady Eagles together as their rookie setter She says she feels no pressure heading into Saturday s decisive game against La Salle

WISE BEHIND HER YEARS. Ateneo rookie Julia Morado tips a point past La Salle's Aby Marano. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Nothing to lose, everything to win for Ateneo Lady Eagles

Mar 14, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles have overachieved all season long Will they achieve the ultimate UAAP volleyball accomplishment and upset the La Salle Lady Spikers once more?

UNDERDOGS RUNNING THE PACK. Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo is overcome with joy after the Lady Eagles defeated La Salle in Game 3. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo forces winner-take-all Game 4 after five-setter win over La Salle

Mar 12, 2014 - 7:49 PM

With their backs pressed against the wall the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles managed to live another day as they edged De La Salle University in a thrilling five setter

ONE MORE NIGHT. Alyssa Valdez (2) and the Ateneo Lady Eagles celebrate their Game 3 win, forcing a winner-take-all Game 4 on Saturday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler