Ateneo V-Ball: Flight of the Epic Comeback [XXVII]
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AFTER BOWING out of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 Volleyball Tournament semifinals, the Ateneo Women’s Volleyball Team also dealt with the departure of Coach Tai Bundit.
Filling in the void left by Ateneo’s Thai mentor is Coach Oliver Almadro, who took his talents to the women’s team after a decorated stint at the helm of the men’s team.
Coach Oliver, or “Coach O” as he is commonly referred to, is recognized as one of the most passionate and vocal coaches in the league. The prolific instructor is on his ninth year with the Ateneo Volleyball program, serving as an assistant coach for both the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams in Season 70 before heading the Blue Eagles in Seasons 71-72.
UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball Line Up+ DE LEON Isabel Beatriz [5'11"] [Middle Blocker, Opposite] Team Captain
+ DELOS REYES Jaycel Ann [5'11"] [Middle Blocker]
+ FURUKAWA Ayumi [5' 7"] [Outside Hitter]
+ GANDLER Vanessa [5'10"] [Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker, Opposite]
+ GASTON Pauline Marie Monique [5' 8"] [Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker, Opposite, Libero]
+ GEQUILLANA Kassandra Miren [5' 7"] [Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker, Opposite, Libero]
+ GEQUILLANA Candice [5' 9"] [Middle Blocker, Opposite]
+ MADAYAG Madeleine Yrenea [5'11"] [Middle Blocker]
+ MARAGUINOT Janel [5' 5"] [Setter]
+ RAAGAS Erika Beatriz [5'10"] [Outside Hitter]
+ RAVENA Danielle Theris [5' 5"] [Setter, Libero]
+ SAMONTE Julianne Marie [5' 9"] [Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker, Opposite]
+ TOLENTINO Katrina Mae [6' 2"] [Outside Hitter, Opposite]
+ WONG Ma. Deanna Izabella [5' 7"] [Setter, Libero]
+ Head Coach: ALMADRO Oliver Allan
+ Assistant Coaches: HUBALDE Jarod, MANGULABNAN Vincent Raphael, SANTOS Karlo Martin
+ Strength & Conditioning Coach: AYTONA Miguel
+ Team Managers: CRUZ Renchi Vera, BAGATSING Ramona Jessica
+ Team Physical Therapist: ABAYON Dominique