GRETCHEN Ho and Cha Cruz headline the talented beach beauties in the PLDT Home Ultera-Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2015 powered by Smart Live More this month.
The veteran Ho teams up with Frances Molina for Petron XCS, while Cruz partners with Michelle Laborte for Cignal A when beach volley action debuts in the PSL on July 18 at the sand court of SM by the Bay.
“This tournament is our contribution in elevating the game of volleyball in the country,” said PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara.
CHAMPION teammates turn into rivals when the Spikers’ Turf Collegiate Conference unfolds on July 13 at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The standouts of PLDT Home Ultera, which ruled the inaugural Open conference last month, return to their respective schools to power their squads in a tough 12-team field.
Howard Mojica leads NCAA champion Emilio Aguinaldo College in Group A where he will be up against former teammate Vincent Mangulabnan of UAAP runner-up National University, Far Eastern University, Mapua, National College of Business and Arts and University of the East.
UAAP champion Ateneo and NCAA titlist Arellano headline the formidable 12-team field seeing action in the Shakey’s V-League Season 12-Collegiate Conference kicking off July 11 at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Coming off a successful Open Conference won by PLDT Home Ultera, V-League organizers expect another explosive tournament that augurs well for teams bracing for their respective collegiate leagues later this year.
It will mark the biggest turnout of teams in the 11-year history of the tournament.
The Philippines hopes to field the core of its popular Southeast Asian Games women’s team in the prestigious VTV Invitational volleyball championships on July 25 to Aug. 1 in Bac Lieu, Vietnam.
Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas president Joey Romasanta Wednesday said the LVPI board has unanimously agreed to send a squad in the top level club tournaments where top teams from Korea, Japan, Thailand, China and Kazakhstan are expected to join.
He said the Vietnam organizers has invited the Philippines because of the “skill level of the players, and their crowd-drawing capabilities.”
Valdez, a two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player, is set to turn 22 years old on Monday but found time to celebrate with members of her famed Alyfinity fans club.
On Twitter, Valdez posted a photo of herself with her fans, most of whom were wearing shirts featuring the player's visage.
Valdez also expressed her appreciation for her fans in a brief message:
THANK YOU! 💙 pic.twitter.com/xwUXZ8AvCw
MANILA, Philippines – Veterans Michelle Morente and Ana Gopico will not be suiting up for the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournament, ABS-CBN Sports reported.
Ateneo team manager Tony Boy Liao confirmed to ABS-CBN Sports that both Gopico and Morente are "out for the next season" due to academic problems.
Morente played a huge role in Ateneo's run to back-to-back UAAP women's volleyball championship. Gopico, meanwhile, suffered a knee injury in Season 76 and has rarely featured for the team since.
Volleyball superstar Rachelle Ann Daquis is the only athlete in the top 10 of FHM’s annual poll of sexy women.
In the latest partial results of the ongoing online voting for the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2015, Daquis took the seventh spot, beating Jinri Park, Alodia Gosiengfiao and Max Collins. Andrea Torres and Jennylyn Mercado are still No. 1 and No. 2, as the voting period winds down.
Fans have only until Monday, June 15, to cast their votes.