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Love for volleyball brought Jessey de Leon back to the court

Mar 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Former UST Golden Tigress Jessey de Leon had planned to take a break after college to focus on architecture Now she s back playing volleyball after signing with the V League powerhouse Pocari Sweat

Jessey De Leon makes no promises in her return to the volleyball court other than to give her all. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Michele Gumabao announces Pocari Sweat exit

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Finals MVP and team captain Michele Gumabao formally parts ways with the Lady Warriors

SWAN SONG. Gumabao won a third straight title in her final year. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Pocari Sweat sweeps BOC to win V-League Reinforced title

Nov 15, 2016 - 5:26 AM

The Lady Warriors finish the BOC Transformers in two games to win the Reinforced Conference title

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors finished their maiden V-League season on a high note. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kaylee Manns: Bali Pure's jet-setter looks to help the team win

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Manns who has played in several countries will see action in the Shakey s V League Reinforced Conference

NU completes sweep of Ateneo to win V-League title

Sep 14, 2016 - 10:42 PM

NU wins its second straight V League collegiate title while UP finishes with the bronze

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagle Pauline Gaston: Learning to fly

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Pauline Gaston has a breakout game of 17 points for Ateneo in a losing cause to TIP in the Shakey s V League

FLYING EAGLE. One bright spot in Ateneo's loss to TIP was the breakout performance of Pauline Gaston. Photo by Arvin Lim

Pocari Sweat overcomes Air Force to win first Shakey's V-League crown

Jul 18, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Pocari Sweat takes Game 3 in 4 sets to win its first ever title

BLOOD AND SWEAT. Pocari Sweat had to make it through two do-or-die matches to win its first ever title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gretchel Soltones named Shakey’s V-League Open Conference MVP

Jul 17, 2016 - 12:46 PM

The two time and reigning NCAA MVP from San Sebastian College averaged 15 points per game from the eliminations round to the semifinals

MVP. Gretchel Soltones is named MVP of the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pocari Sweat downs Air Force, forces do-or-die game

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:19 PM

The two teams will test each other s mettle to vie for the championship crown in the do or die game on Monday July 18

ONE MORE GAME. Pocari Sweat forces a winner-take-all game 3 in the Shakey's V-League finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bali Pure diposes Laoag, bags bronze in Shakey’s V-League

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:24 PM

The star studded crowd favorites Bali Pure sweep Laoag in the best of 3 series

BRONZE. Gretchel Soltones leads Bali Pure to a podium finish. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

V-League: Air Force rallies late to win finals Game 1 over Pocari Sweat

Jul 14, 2016 - 2:46 PM

May Pantino leads the scoring for Air Force in the win

Bali Pure survives Laoag, wins Game 1 of battle for third

Jul 13, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Bali Pure is victorious despite the absence of Alyssa Valdez

Soltones: Bali Pure must loosen up in V-League battle for 3rd

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Heading into the battle for third against the Laoag Power Smashers Gretchel Soltones hopes Bali Pure will reconnect with its identity of playing happy and relaxed

PLAY HAPPY. Gretchel Soltones (C) says Bali Pure must return to playing loose and composed. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pocari Sweat downs Bali Pure to reach V-League finals

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Myla Pablo explodes with 26 points as Pocari Sweat sets up a best of 3 finals showdown with Air Force

ON TO THE FINALS. Pocari Sweat finishes off Bali Pure to reach the V-League finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

V-League: Air Force escapes Laoag to book first finals ticket

Jul 02, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Judy Ann Caballejo explodes with 23 points to lead Air Force in a 5 set victory

FINALS-BOUND. Judy Caballejo (L) jousts for the ball at the net. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bali Pure routs Pocari Sweat in easy semis win

Jun 29, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Alyssa Valdez drops 24 points on her birthday to lead her team to victory in the V League

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Air Force sweeps Laoag, draws first blood in V-league semis

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Judy Ann Caballejo and Joy Cases lead the scoring for the Jet Spikers with 15 points each

SMASH. May Ann Pantino attempts an attack against two blockers. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

V-League: Bali Pure books semis ticket at Baguio's expense

Jun 22, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Playing with a finally intact lineup Bali Pure gains momentum towards its fifth straight win

SEMIS-BOUND. Alyssa Valdez and Bali Pure advance to the V-League semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mae Tajima grows in confidence as Bali Pure wins 4th straight

Jun 17, 2016 - 3:21 AM

After barely seeing playing time at Ateneo Mae Tajima is slowly coming into her own in the Shakey s V League

Gretchel Soltones powers Bali Pure past Iriga in 4 sets

Jun 09, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Gretchel Soltones explodes for 22 points in Bali Pure s victory

UP clinches first win in V-League at Baguio’s expense

Jun 09, 2016 - 1:03 PM

UP now improves their standing to 1 2 while Baguio remains at the cellar with a 0 0 card

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Valdez to miss another Bali Pure outing, says coach Soriano

Jun 07, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Alyssa Valdez was in Europe for a series of exhibition matches and will not have ample time to prepare for the team s Wednesday game

NOT RETURNING YET. Alyssa Valdez is not returning for Bali Pure in the Shakey's V-League just yet. File Photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler

Shakey’s V-League: Undefeated Pocari Sweat sweeps Laog

Jun 04, 2016 - 8:41 PM

The Lady Warriors notch their third straight win

Myla Pablo has 13 points in Pocari Sweat's Shakey's V-League victory. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former Ateneo Lady Eagles Valdez, Lazaro reunite with V-League team

May 20, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Familiar faces from the Lady Eagles will team up for new team Bali Pure

Valdez to play in V-League, open to international competition - report

May 04, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Volleyball isn t over for Alyssa Valdez after completing her UAAP career

Valdez drives PLDT Home Ultera to Shakey’s V-League championship

Dec 06, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Alyssa Valdez erupts for 22 points as the PLDT Home Ultera Ultra Fast Hitters seals championship win at the Shakey’s V League 12 Reinforced Conference

CHAMPIONS. Alyssa Valdez explodes for 22 points to lead PLDT to the Shakey's V-League 12 Reinforced Conference title. File Photo by Rappler

UP overwhelms Navy, bags third place in Shakey’s V-League

Dec 06, 2015 - 5:02 PM

The UP Lady Maroons finish off the Philippine Navy Coastguards in 4 sets to grab the bronze in the 2015 Shakey’s V League Reinforced Conference

THIRD PLACE FINISH. Rookie Isa Molde contributes 16 points as UP finishes 3rd in the Shakey's V-League Reinforced Conference. File Photo by Rappler

Army’s Jovelyn Gonzaga named Shakey’s V-League MVP

Nov 29, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Jovelyn Gonzaga earns the top individual award of the Season 12 Shakey’s V League Reinforced Conference

UP drowns Navy, boosts V-League battle for bronze bid

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:17 PM

The University of the Philippines Lady Maroons nabbed game one of their best of 3 battle for bronze against the Philippine Navy Coastguards in 4 sets

Isa Molde of UP knocks a point over the net. Photo by Rappler

Valdez shines as PLDT draws first blood in Shakey’s V-League finals

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:37 PM

The Lady Troopers dominate the first two sets before Alyssa Valdez and Aiza Maizo Pontillas take over to win Game one

FIRST BLOOD. Alyssa Valdez led the way for PLDT with 25 markers built off 22 kills, two aces, and a block. Photo by Rappler

PLDT Ultera, Army book Shakey's V-League finals spots

Nov 22, 2015 - 7:48 PM

PLDT and Army defeat their semifinals opponents in straight sets to enter the Reinforced Conference finals

The future is bright for Philippine women's volleyball

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:51 PM

The momentum has been created all it needs is another collectively strong push The future of Philippine women’s volleyball looks very exciting

Valdez hopes V-League loss is wake-up call for Ateneo

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:02 PM

It was a rare defeat for the Lady Eagles but they hope it will serve them well come UAAP Season 78 volleyball by February

WAKE-UP CALL. The Ateneo Lady Eagles experience a tough loss in the V-League finals. They hope it will serve as an early wake-up call ahead of their UAAP title defense next year. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: NU basks in V-League title victory

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Go through photos of the exciting Shakey s V League championship match between the NU Lady Bulldogs and the Ateneo Lady Eagles

Sisters Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Jaja Santiago share a tight hug. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

IN VINES: NU beats Ateneo for V-League title, Pablo is Finals MVP

Oct 04, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs now has two V League titles under their belts

CHAMPIONS. The NU Lady Bulldogs turn back two-time UAAP champions Ateneo Lady Eagles for the Shakey's V-League crown. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs sweep Ateneo Lady Eagles to claim V-League title

Oct 04, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs showed their mastery of the erstwhile dominant Ateneo Lady Eagles to become champions of the Shakey s V League 12 Collegiate Conference

DOMINANT. The National University Lady Bulldogs downed the seemingly unstoppable Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

NU shocks Ateneo in straight sets, extends V-League finals

Sep 27, 2015 - 2:27 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs bounces back from a game 1 sweep with their own straight set victory over the favored Ateneo Lady Eagles

SWEEP. The NU Lady Bulldogs, led by Myla Pablo, sweeps the Ateneo Lady Eagles in game 2 of the Shakey's V-League finals. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU sweeps UST for V-League bronze

Sep 26, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Jovelyn Gonzaga leads the way for the winning side

Valdez leads Ateneo past NU in V-League finals opener

Sep 20, 2015 - 4:14 PM

Alyssa Valdez scores 20 points as Ateneo opens the Shakey’s V League Season 12 Collegiate Conference Finals with a 3 set victory

The Ateneo Lady Eagles strike first in the Shakey's V-League Finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez earns another Shakey's V-League MVP award

Sep 20, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Valdez who was named the MVP of the V League Open Conference in May was also given the Best Outside Hitter award

TOP EAGLE. Alyssa Valdez has once again been recognized for her outstanding play in the Shakey's V-League. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

FEU closes in on Shakey’s V-League bronze after beating UST

Sep 19, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Led by the 16 points of Bernadeth Pons in the first game FEU now has an opportunity to bag third place when they face UST in game two on Saturday September 26

UST stays alive, ends Ateneo's 10-game V-League win streak

Sep 13, 2015 - 6:51 PM

EJ Laure topscores with 17 points to lead the Tigresses as they level the best of 3 semifinals series at one apiece

STILL ALIVE. UST keeps its Shakey's V-League campaign alive as EJ Laure comes upi with 17 points. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU ousts defending champion FEU, advances to V-League finals

Sep 13, 2015 - 6:37 PM

The Lady Bulldogs leans on the combined offensive effort of Myla Pablo and Jaja Santiago to move on to the finals

LEADER. Veteran Myla Pablo leads the NU Lady Bulldogs once more with 23 points as they advance to the Shakey's V-League finals. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Santiago, Pablo combine for 37 points as NU escapes FEU

Sep 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The two attackers spearheaded the Lady Bulldogs game 1 win and are now a win away from another finals appearance

LADY BULLDOGS BITE. Jaja Santiago (center) leads the Lady Bulldogs' charge against the Lady Tamaraws in game 1 of the semifinals of the Shakey's V-League. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

De Leon lifts Ateneo past UST, moves a win away from V-League finals

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Middle blocker Bea de Leon exploded for a game high 16 points built on a balanced offensive defensive performance of 8 attacks and 8 blocks

BALANCED. Bea de Leon had a balanced performance of 8 attacks and 8 blocks to lead Ateneo in a semifinals game 1 win against UST. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Arellano bows out, UP finishes V-League stint on high note

Sep 06, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The semifinals of the Shakey s V League 12 Collegiate Conference will feature best of 3 series in Ateneo vs UST and FEU vs NU

OUT. Arellano failed to make the semifinals after allowing Benilde an upset victory in the quarterfinals. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU pounces on UST’s slow start to grab semifinals ticket

Aug 30, 2015 - 7:42 PM

Guest player Dindin Santiago Manabat had another solid showing with 10 spikes and 3 blocks for 13 points

ALL-AROUND. Dindin Santiago-Manabat led the Lady Bulldogs' critical win over the Tigresses with an all-around performance.  File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arellano puts away DLSU-D to keep semis bid alive

Aug 29, 2015 - 6:01 PM

The NCAA champions need one more win in order to secure at least a playoff for the semifinals A loss will end their conference

STILL ALIVE. Shirley Salamagos celebrates a point with Arellano as they overcome DLSU-Dasmariñas to keep their V-League campaign alive. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Unbeaten Ateneo drubs FEU in V-League quarters

Aug 29, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Ateneo who is already assured of a semifinals seat improved their carryover record to 6 0

BALANCED OFFENSE. Jhoanna Maraguinot provided 11 points to back up Alyssa Valdez's 15, including the final point to put away FEU, as Ateneo remained undefeated in the V-League 12 Collegiate Conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU, FEU cruise past foes in V-League quarters

Aug 23, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Both the Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Tamaraws move closer to a semifinals slot in the Shakey s V League 12 Collegiate Conference

Jaja Santiago put up 11 points in NU's sweep of CSB. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler