Alyssa Valdez - updates

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Valdez, top volleyball players raise funds for PPE production

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:04 PM

A group led by Alyssa Valdez, Gretchen Ho, Charo Soriano and Dzi Gervacio aims to produce 2,500 PPEs for frontliners

FOR THE COUNTRY. Alyssa Valdez and the rest of Volleyball Community Gives Back to the Philippines takes up the responsibility of producing their own PPEs for the frontliners. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Valdez takes benching in stride as PH drops SEA Games bronze match

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:04 PM

After the Philippine volleyball team's gut-wrenching loss, Alyssa Valdez says 'if it’s not our time, it’s not our time'

PH Women's Volleyball team's Alyssa Valdez in tears after losing to Indonesia in the battle for bronze match, in the 30th SEA Games Women's Volleyball on December 9, 2019. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

Valdez, Unique Salonga to perform in Gorayeb's benefit night

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:41 PM

The volleyball community holds a fundraiser for cancer-stricken coach Roger Gorayeb

GET WELL SOON! Seasoned volleyball mentor Roger Gorayeb is confined in St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City for multiple myeloma. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Valdez: SEA Games-bound Eya Laure 'not a rookie' on court

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Alyssa Valdez says Eya Laure serves as an inspiration to the Philippine women's volleyball team

SUPER ROOKIE. Only 20 years old, Eya Laure provides a different kind of energy in a veteran-dominated national team. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez back in top form for national team

Oct 04, 2019 - 10:42 PM

After recovering from an ankle injury, Alyssa Valdez quickly powers the Philippine women’s volleyball team

TEAM EFFORT. Alyssa Valdez says the entire team stepped up at the start of the Philippines’ second-leg campaign. File photo

Valdez returns as PH repeats over Vietnam in ASEAN Grand Prix

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The returning Alyssa Valdez shines as the Philippine women's volleyball team completes a sweep of Vietnam

GRAND RETURN. Alyssa Valdez returns from injury to lead the national team over Vietnam. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Alyssa Valdez bags 3rd PVL MVP plum

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:07 PM

The phenom's all-around game nets her another Premier Volleyball League MVP award

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez cruises to another league MVP award. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Valdez on PVL streak: 'Winning doesn't mean we're at 100%'

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Creamline star Alyssa Valdez believes the team can be more consistent despite winning 10 straight games in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

PLAYING SMARTER. Alyssa Valdez knows that there are no excuses to give up errors even against a veteran team like Pacifictown Army. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez 'nervous, but fulfilled' in upcoming film debut

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez stars in 'My Letters to Happy'

ACTING DEBUT. Alyssa Valdez (center) takes a shot at acting together with TJ Trinidad (left) and Glaiza de Castro (right). Photo from Alyssa Valdez' Instagram

Valdez returns from injury scare in Creamline's bounce-back win

May 29, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Alyssa Valdez plays through pain as she nurses a left ankle sprain

NO SCARE. Alyssa Valdez recovers immediately to help Creamline clinch its first win in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference Season 3. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

On court or on cam, Alyssa Valdez delivers

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Even at the sidelines, former Ateneo volleyball star Alyssa Valdez shines in her debut as a television analyst

COURTSIDE. Alyssa Valdez analyzes the UST vs La Salle game and witnesses the Golden Tigresses dominate the reigning champion. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

In fitness and in love: Couples who work out together

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:46 PM

These couples stay in love (and in shape) by sweating it out together

Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

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)

Alyssa Valdez targets 2019 SEA Games medal

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:39 PM

After years of failing to make the podium, Alyssa Valdez is not settling for anything short of a medal when the country hosts the Southeast Asian Games

EARLY PREPARATION. Alyssa Valdez that preparation is the key to the Philippine women's volleyball team's success in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Alyssa Valdez is NLEX muse at 2019 PBA Opening

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez continues to support the NLEX Road Warriors as the team's muse at the 2019 PBA opening

PHENOM. NLEX chooses Alyssa Valdez to be their muse as she embodies the same values as the team in volleyball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline sweeps Ateneo, captures PVL Open crown

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Season MVP Alyssa Valdez powers the Cool Smashers to their second straight Premier Volleyball League championship

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez wants Yuka Saso to teach her golf

Nov 02, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso got a fan in the country's volleyball star

GOLDEN MENTOR? Alyssa Valdez hopes to get tips from champion teen golfer Yuka Saso. Photos from Instagram (Alyssa Valdez) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Yuka Saso)

LOOK: Pinoy athletes bring their Halloween game on

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado turn from slender to sumo as the La Salle Lady Spikers also go extra

TERRIFIC TANDEM. Former Ateneo stars Jia Morado and Alyssa Valdez take their BFF goals to the next level. Photo from Instagram Stories (@santoskarlo_)

WATCH: Alyssa Valdez on sharing Kiefer's golf passion

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The volleyball superstar thinks her new hobby has helped up her game

LOOK: PH spikers spark wave of love in Asian Games

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Kim Kianna Dy get a dose of love in Jakarta

KIEFLY. Kiefer Ravena is one of the superstar boyfriends who visited his girlfriend in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

PVL title romp: Alyssa Valdez cherishes familiar feeling

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Creamline superstar bags another championship with Jia Morado and coach Tai Bundit

PARTNERS. Alyssa Valdez hams it up with PVL Finals Most Valuable Player Jia Morado. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena works for an 8-pack, plays golf with Alyssa Valdez

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Check out what Kiefer Ravena is up to while serving his 18-month ban from basketball

GYM BUFF. Kiefer Ravena works out with his personal trainer everyday to stay in shape. Screen grab from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado to tune up with national team in Japan

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:14 AM

The two Philippine team players hope to make up for their absence in the PSL tuneup games by joining the overseas camp

SECOND CHANCE. Alyssa Valdez (left) and Jia Morado find compromises to honor their commitments to both the national team and their club. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Alyssa Valdez, PVL national team players await go signal to play for rival PSL

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team plans to see action in the PSL invitational conference to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez is one of the PVL players named to the 20-woman national team pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Long break bodes well for injured Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Creamline stars get to rest their injuries before the Cool Smashers plunge into PVL semis action next month

RECHARGE. Injured stars Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado get  a much needed break. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hometown hero Alyssa Valdez stars as Cool Smashers gain PVL quarters

May 27, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The volleyball celebrity unloads 22 points as Creamline repels Tacloban in a Batangas road game

SMASHING. Local favorite Alyssa Valdez sneaks in a hit against Kyle Negrito and Sasiwimon Sangpan Sangpan of Tacloban during their PVL Reinforced Conference duel in Batangas.

Alyssa Valdez impresses in Batangas hometown as Creamline wins

May 20, 2018 - 8:09 PM

The Cool Smashers ground Pocari-Air Force to regain a share of the lead in the the Premier Volleyball League

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez didn't disappoint her wildly cheering Batangas fans. Rappler file photo

College rivals Valdez, Gumabao find success together in Creamline

May 07, 2018 - 6:04 PM

The former Lady Eagle fires 14 points while the former Lady Spiker chips in 9 points in the Cool Smashers sweep of the Petro Gazz Angels in the PVL

FOES TURNED PARTNERS. College rivals Alyssa Valdez and Michele Gumabao join forces in Creamline Cool Smashers. File photos by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Kiefer Ravena on how he spends time with Alyssa Valdez

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:19 PM

As Philippine sports’ power couple celebrates its 3rd anniversary this month, Kiefer shares more ‘Kiefly’ moments

MORE POPULAR. 'Alyssa gets all the pictures and everything,' Kiefer Ravena says of girlfriend and volleyball star Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Rappler

Alyssa Valdez says she's 'shy' to talk to new PH team coach Ramil de Jesus

Apr 13, 2018 - 11:18 PM

Alyssa Valdez is among the 34 hopefuls vying for a spot in the Philippine women's volleyball team that will be mentored by Ramil de Jesus

NEW EXPERIENCE. For the first time, Alyssa Valdez is playing under Ramil de Jesus, a coach she went up against in numerous UAAP finals clashes. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

Alyssa Valdez, La Salle standouts banner PH volleyball team hopefuls

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:56 PM

La Salle head coach Ramil de Jesus replaces Francis Vicente as the new national team tactician

HOPEFUL. Alyssa Valdez is one of the 18 aspirants for a spot in the Philippines women's volleyball team. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

Alyssa Valdez returns from Taiwan to attend Kiefer Ravena's Christmas game

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Valdez is in attendance as Ravena drops 20 points in a win over GlobalPort

CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. Alyssa Valdez is busy playing as an import in Taiwan but still found time to support her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena in his second PBA game. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez top 2017 PH most tweeted athletes list

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Athletes from Ateneo and La Salle dominate the list for this year, while #NBAFinals is most tweeted sports-related hashtag in the Philippines

Alyssa Valdez takes her talents to Taiwan

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Alyssa Valdez will reinforce Taiwanese team Attack Line through December

PLAYING IN TAIWAN. 'I’m expecting to really learn a lot of things here and adjust to a new system again and hopefully bring everything that I’ve learned sa Manila and share it with my teammates and everyone,' says Alyssa Valdez. Photo from Valdez's Twitter

Alyssa Valdez set to join Chinese Taipei club team

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:11 PM

The volleyball phenom confirms that she received a deal to play for Chinese Taipei club

CHINESE-TAIPEI. Volleyball Phenom Alyssa Valdez takes her talents to the international stage once again. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Experience the missing piece for PH women's volleyball, says Vicente

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The Philippine team fell short in the semifinals against powerhouse Thailand and will instead shoot for the bronze medal

LACK OF EXPERIENCE. The Philippine national women's volleyball team is still short on experience when it comes to international competition. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

PH women's volleyball team sweeps Malaysia in SEA Games opener

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:19 PM

The Philippines has already qualified for the semifinals due to Malaysia losing their opening match

HOW SWEEP IT IS. The Philippine women's volleyball team wins in straight sets, 25-18, 25-11, 25-16. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Clutch Alyssa Valdez leads way in PH win against Vietnam

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Alyssa Valdez s aces pave the way for the Philippines to silence 2015 SEA Games silver medalist Vietnam

Photos by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - Asian Senior Volleyball Championship

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Relive the Philippine national volleyball team s stand against the higher ranked Kazakhstan crew

Photos by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

SEAG-bound Alyssa Valdez to sit out remaining games in PVL

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Creamline s management decides to preserve Alyssa s current health condition

REST. Rebisco management will allow Alyssa Valdez to rest for the remainder of the playoffs as she prepares for national team duty in the Southeast Asian Games. File photo from Rappler

LOOK: Philippine volleyball rosters for SEA Games revealed

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Mika Reyes and Alyssa Valdez headline the women s squad while John Vic de Guzman leads the men s team

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

Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes team up for the first time in Clash of Heroes

May 10, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The former UAAP rivals will team up in a fundraising event for the national squads ahead of the Southeast Asian Games

SUPER TEAM. Alyssa Valdez and Mika Reyes will play on the same team for the first time. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Valdez, Reyes, Fajardo lead PH national volleyball team pool

Mar 14, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Former UAAP stars Alyssa Valdez and Mika Reyes as well as DLSU setter Kim Fajardo lead the 25 woman pool of coach Francis Vicente

Alyssa Valdez, 3BB fall in 4 sets to Khonkaen Star in Thai league

Mar 05, 2017 - 1:06 AM

Alyssa Valdez sees action for 3BB in Thailand

TOUGH BREAK. Alyssa Valdez and her 3BB Thai volleyball team fall in 4 sets to Khonkaen Star. Valdez is seen here watching her former Ateneo teammates play against UP in the UAAP in February. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

From Ball Girl to MVP: The journey of Kim Dy

Feb 05, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Dy was once on the verge of quitting volleyball That she didn t is the reason she became the Season 78 Finals MVP and the new star of the DLSU Lady Spikers

Alyssa Valdez's Thai league debut delayed by clearance issue

Jan 29, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The former Ateneo star gets cleared to play for 3BB Nakornnont following an issue on her ITC but will miss the first game against King Bangkok

CLEARED. Alyssa Valdez, a former UAAP superstar, won't be making her debut in the Thailand Volleyball League today. File photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler