Looking Good in PVL

These are the teams that are looking pretty good in the collegiate conference of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL)

  • Adamson Lady Falcons. They struggled during the Season 79 of the UAAP but despite the setback they challenged themselves to do better. Although they ranked in the lower part of the standings during their rally on the Open PVL Conference, they displayed resilience and showed a good fight against veterans and pro players in the said conference. They garnered respect on and off the court proving the effectivity of the system under Coach Pada.
  • Ateneo Lady Eagles. Despite of the recent loss to the team, Jia Morado as setter, Gizelle Tan as libero and Michelle Morente as spiker, they’ve proved that the system of Coach Tai remains with the team. They showed excellent serves and blocks aside from the versatility of the players playing different position during the games on PVL Collegiate Conference. Most veteran players of the team suffering or nursing injuries but the team delivers with a win. High regard setter Jia Morado is now with the team as an assistant coach which is helping the team in the transition process of them graduating and the youngster entering the court.
  • Far Eastern University. With the exposure of most FEU players in the pro-league, they’ve gained experience and technique that will help the team in their campaign for the PVL Collegiate Conference and eventually the upcoming UAAP Season 80. Despite the new system with their new coach, the group is still intact and gearing toward their ultimate goal.
  • National University. With an intact team, the Lady Bulldogs are at the peak of their game without letting the change of leadership in their coaching staffs affect their game. 
  • University of the Philippines. The recent change of some coaching staff after the resignation of Caoch Jerry Yee, Lady Maroons showed they can still be a strong opponent when it comes to offense and blocking. Adjustments were made by the team to fill the absence of players who graduated recently. Despite of these challenges, the girls are stepping-up and involving all players with their offense. Maturity comes to those who rise when the need occur and that’s exactly what the Lady Maroons did.

    These teams have plenty of time to prepare for their respective collegiate seasonal games and this is the perfect time to train and familiarize the players to find the combination best suited to be in the court.

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    Feelings out

    Last night, Ateneo Lady Eagles did not just lost the championship rather they lost the best setter ever, Julia Melissa Caro Morado, and the improved setter-libero, Gizelle Tan.

    They left the team and the fans in tears especially when Jia Morado said that she would be signing off from the UAAP. I felt shocked by the announcement of Jia at the same time I’m happy for her and for Gizelle.

    I won’t be writing much in this post since I just like to express my feelings in writing so that I can now focus on my studies.

    But rest assured that I’ll be updating and posting tribute for Jia, Gizelle and the rest of the Lady Eagles to cheer them up.

    Volleyball Drama

    Game 1 of Season 79 Finals ended with a heartbreaking but well fought battle for the Ateneo Eagles but the Lady Eagles are positively moving on from their loss. 

    Promising to bounce back and win the remaining games until the Game 3 of the Finals which fortunately the day of the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ team captain Julia Melissa Morado. 

    Which team will be claiming the tittle of this Season 79 volleyball championship?

    Will the La Salle defend their title? or Will the Ateneo gain their most awaited third championship in the history?

    Tune in for more updates in ABS-CBN Sports and Action. 

    Game On

    Ateneo-La Salle rivalry in Women’s Volleyball of Season 79 as they faced in the Finals Game 1 gave me chills and heartpumping feeling.

    I’m rooting for the Ateneo Lady Eagles to win the championship despite losing the first match up with their rivals in the finals game. 
    My confidence and prayer will be for them to win the championship this year. Stay strong girls.

    Applause to the efforts of both teams for giving us a great game despite of all controversies. To the players, Gizelle Tan who gave her best knowing that being the libero is one of the hardest and most important jobs on the floor, Bea de Leon who I felt the sadness the most and did her job with utmost effeciency through her blocks, quick plays and that BEAstly presenc of her in the court, Jhoana Maraguinot who never stopped doing what she did best which is soaring ang providing points for the team despite of wrong and no calls during the game, Jia Morado who uplift the team’s morale, doing her job in the most amazingly possible despite of poor reception and being the emotional anchor of the team, Michelle Morente who is all over the floor that gave her triple double performance in the crucial game of the team, I hope that the team will maximize their strong points which is their offense because I believe that the strong defense is offense.

    STRONG DEFENSE IS OFFENSE. 

    I am one of the people who believe in the potentials and abilities of the Ateneo Lady Eagles and respect the fair game with their opponents espcially the La Salle Lady Spikers.

    #FightOnAteneo

    Small Talks

    Women’s Volleyball Finals of UAAP Season 79 is few days away and this is the time where players will be needing all the encouragement before going to that Finals court. 

    I’ve been an Ateneo fan for as long as I can remember. I’ve watched players grow and make their own names in the court. I became a fan not because of certain players but because of teamwork and on how the team crawled its way up. I also have been a varsity athlete for 4 years and my journey was just like the Ateneo Lady Eagles.
    This is why I decided to post this message hoping that the team I’m rooting for will have the emotional strength they need.
    When the year of Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet, Angeline Gervacio, Jem Ferrer and Bea Tan ended their UAAP career, the likes of Jia Morado, Michelle Morente, Jhoanna Maraguinot lead by Alyssa Valdez came into the picture. The following year when the Thailand coach, Anusorn Bundit, lead the team it was the year when Ateneo first have the UAAP Championship Title and it is no secret. The victory was followed by its 2nd championship until the year when Alyssa Valdez, Amy Ahomiro, Ella de Jesus and Denise Lazaro graduated and they lost the championship to their rival, La Salle. 

    This year spectators doubted the girls in saying they are not a final four contender but I didn’t lost faith in them.

    Jia when first played as the rookie setter in Ateneo, I admired her bravery and heartstrong committment to the team. Her composure and leadership along with her trusts and plays given to her teammates made me love her more. I hope that Jia will hold on to the feeling when she first got the acknowledgement she deserved to boost her confidence. Be humble as you are and never lose faith in your teammates. 

    Mich is one of the players that is doing it all. Her energy inside the court that radiates to her teammates and infects them with her playfulness to lighten the mood of the team. It is important to have that kind of person in the floor who reminds the players to play their game and put the pressure aside knowing that too much pressure hinders the performance of an athlete. In the incoming game, I hope that Mich will be her playful and bright self first and foremost in order to deliver her full potential during the games. Cheer-up and do what you always do, Attack and Defend.

    Jho is one of the players who felt the pressure of stepping-up for team because it is expected of her. I saw her ups and downs during her career, how she overcame all of it and I’m proud of her because of that.  I believe that confidence is one of the factors that greatly affects players and Jho one of those. I hope that Jhoanna will not doubt herself. We, your fans, believe in you. You have to believe it yourself that you can do it all with God’s grace and it will be given to you. Don’t let other people criticisms get into you because they don’t know your story. You have your team to watch your back so do what you do best, Soar high, do that wise and power spike.

    I may not be the person in position to say those things since I don’t know you personally but I feel like an older sister giving advice to my younger siblings so just bear with me. 
    Every player has there own strengths and weaknesses but what matter most is how you channel an make us of these in order to achieve your goal. Go ATENEO. ONE BIG FIGHT. 

    credit photos to GetBlued.

    ATENEO – LA SALLE RIVALRY

    Rivals wearing blue and green will again face each other in the last round of elimination for the first spot upon entering the final four of the season.

    Will the Ateneo Lady Eagles defeat again the La Salle Lady Spikers or will the latter prove that they were the defending champions? 

    Watch-out for tgeir gane this Saturday, April 8, 2017. 

    Sports Photography 

    In medicine, we are taught to be well grounded individuals which is we have sporting events aside from weekdays exams and lectures.
    Due to my knee injury, I can no longer play basketball, football and softball but this doesn’t stop me from going to sports events and watch the games cause instead of playing I took photos of my classmates during their games.

    I’m new to photography using digital cameras with manual lens focus (is it called DSLR camera) which I borrowed from brother. It means it’s my first time taking photos in a moving subjects and in sports. I instrumented a little on how things works as I recall what my brother told me and viola I get these photos.

    I took these photos using manual setting. This may not be the best photos but I’m happy with these and hoping to improve more in the future. I’m looking forward to opportunities like this to practice my photography skills. Who knows I can be a photographer of sports companies or even newspaper and magazines.