New volleyball chief Joey Romasanta was so impressed with the UAAP championship run of the Ateneo women’s volleyball team under head coach Anusorn “Tai” Bundit that he feels there’s a need to enhance the tactical knowledge of local coaches.
Romasanta said they will start the process as soon as the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVP) sets up a coaches’ pool for the national team.
“They should be able to go through an upgrading seminar to qualify them as national coaches,” said Romasanta, president of the LVP. “We have to prioritize coaching if we want to have a strong national team.”
Rachel Anne Daquis and Mika Reyes worked their charm in Iloilo as local fans packed the PLDT Home Ultera Install Patrol’s volleyball showcase recently.
Joining Daquis and Reyes were Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Ran Ran Abdilla, John Vic De Guzman, Peter Torres, Gretchen Ho and Iloilo’s own Jovelyn Gonzaga.
Fresh off the tour’s Bacolod leg, the spikers joined the motorcade, graced a meet-and-greet and saw action in an exhibition match. Coaches also conducted a volleyball clinic at University of San Agustin Gym.
MANILA, Philippines - Ateneo superstar Alyssa Valdez is reuniting with former coach Roger Gorayeb as they chase their second championship in the Shakey’s V-League firing off next week with the Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.
Gorayeb said he is happy that Valdez has decided to join his team, PLDT, in the coming tournament kicking off the country’s premier women’s volley league’s 12th season on April 5.
“She will be a vital part of this PLDT team,” said Gorayeb referring to Valdez, who powered the Lady Eagles to back-to-back UAAP championships, including a historic 16-game sweep this year.
Ateneo superstar Alyssa Valdez resumes her chase for more glory when she suits up for PLDT in the 12th Shakey’s V-League firing off April 5 with the Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Fresh off another banner season where she captured MVP honors while leading Ateneo to a perfect campaign in the UAAP, Valdez is taking her act back to the tournament where she started making a name for herself.
At PLDT, Valdez will be reunited with former Ateneo coach Roger Gorayeb who couldn’t hide his excitement upon learning that the Lady Eagle will be at the forefront of his team’s campaign.
Petron withstood heavy fire from a gritty Foton squad to prevail, 25-18, 26-24, 20-25, 25-19, last night for its second straight win in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.
Dindin Manabat drilled in 23 points, including 20 spikes from high up the net, to lead the Blaze Spikers, who grabbed the solo lead.
Former University of the Philippines gunner Nicole Tiamzon made her presence felt with 22 points, 16 on spikes delivered from different angles, as Foton pushed Petron’s defenses to the limit.
Newly installed volleyball chief Joey Romasanta said that disgruntled officials of the Philippine Volleyball Federation should air their grievances to the International Volleyball Federation or FIVB.
“If there’s injustice done to them, they can always go to the IF (international federation),” said Romasanta, president of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, after PVF president Edgardo “Boy” Cantada, crashed the general assembly of the Philippine Olympic Committee Wednesday in a desperate bid to seek audience with the local Olympic body.
The LVP recently got the blessings of the Asian Volleyball Confederation and provisional recognition from the FIVB, given by Ary Garcia on March 24.
Opening-day winners Petron and Foton dispute solo leadership even as Shopinas and Mane ‘n Tail clash today in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.
Coming off impressive straight-set wins in the inaugurals, the Blaze Spikers and the Tornadoes gun for win No. 2 at 4:15 p.m. in the meet’s first out-of-town venture.
Shopinas, which took the franchise given up by Air Asia, hopes to make a good impression in battling Mane ‘n Tail in the 6:15 p.m. encounter.