Ateneo V-Ball: Flight of the Epic Comeback [XXVII]

immortal_badmikeimmortal_badmike Bаnned by Admіn 🥇 Eagle Captain
edited March 11 in UAAP - Volleyball

Welcome to the 27th thread of the Ateneo PExers' community, operating non-stop since 2008 as the official online abode of Ateneo alumni, fans, and supporters of the Ateneo Volleyball Teams in the Interwebs, and also, incidentally, the longest running thread series in the PEx UAAP Volleyball SubForum.

#AMDG #GoAteneo #OBF #ONE81GFIGHT #ForTheSeniors

UAAP 81 Volleyball GALLERY Ateneo Lady Eagles
Photo by Arvin Lim ; ABS-CBN Sports

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.


LOOK UAAP Season 81 volleyball line-ups

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


  • immortal_badmikeimmortal_badmike Bаnned by Admіn 🥇 Eagle Captain
    edited February 16

    +  CARIASO Mikaela Padua [5'10"] [Outside Hitter]
    +  CRUZ Kiara Cyrene [5' 5"] [Setter, Libero]
    +  FANGER Samantha [5'11"] [Outside Hitter]
    +  GO Micaella [6' 3"] [Middle Blocker]
    +  NAVARRO Sofia [5'11"] [Middle Blocker, Opposite]
    +  PERALTA Bela [5' 4"] [Libero]
    +  SALVINO Millicent Reese [5' 9"] [Outside Hitter]
    +  YOUNG Patricia [5' 6"] [Outside Hitter, Opposite, Libero

    2019 S81 ALE in Training © Joji C. Lapuz
  • immortal_badmikeimmortal_badmike Bаnned by Admіn 🥇 Eagle Captain
    edited February 16

    WITH THREE championships in five consecutive Finals appearances from Season 76-80 in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the Marck Espejo era was truly a trophy-laden period for the Ateneo Men’s Volleyball Team. However, like all good things, this eventually came to an end as Ateneo bid farewell to another phenom in Espejo. Together with long time partners on the court, setter Ish Polvorosa and Season 80 Captain Karl Baysa, the three made their final appearance in the Blue and White last Season 80.

    Their departure was not the only big change the team had to undergo as last year’s campaign also marked an end to the reign of Head Coach Oliver Almadro who moved to the Ateneo Women’s Volleyball Team while his assistant coach, Timothy Sto. Tomas, took over in his stead.


    UAAP Season 81 Men's Volleyball Line Up

    MAGADIA Lawrence Gil [Setter][5' 9"] 
    AGUILAR Kurt Mikhael [Opp][6' 0"]
    MEDALLA Ron Adrian [OH, Opp][6' 1"] 
    TAN Jasper Rodney[MB][6' 5"]
    MORADO Ariel [Setter][5' 7"]
    LIGOT Luis Alonzo Martin[?][6' 4"]     
    KOYFMAN Antony Paul [Opp][6' 8"]
    TRINIDAD Paulo Lorenzo [Libero][5' 10"]
    LLENOS Canciano [OH][6' 0"]
    NJIGHA Chumason Celestine[MB][6' 4"] 
    SUMANGUID Manuel [Libero][5' 4"]
    GLORIOSO Gian Carlo [MB][6' 4"]
    CUERVA Sebastian Enrique [OH][5' 9"]
    RIVERA Ishmael John [OH][5' 9"]


    SANTAMARIA Zach [Setter][6' 3"]
    CANINO Ralph Steven [?][?]
  • immortal_badmikeimmortal_badmike Bаnned by Admіn 🥇 Eagle Captain
    edited February 16

    UAAP Beach Volleyball
    Men's Division

    Awards *Season 78 Champions

    Women's Division

    Awards *Season 70 and Season 74 Runners-Up


    UAAP Season 81 Men's  Beach Volleyball Line Up

    Abai Llenos
    Kurt Aguilar
    Zolo Ligot

     Photo by Paolo Yaptinchay

    Young Guns

    by Ally S. Crespo and James B. Gavina    •    Published 05 February, 2019 at 4:57 PM 
    from the October 2018 print issue

    TO THE casual observer, the all-rookie Ateneo Blue Eagles’ 2-5 record in the recently concluded University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81 Beach Volleyball Tournament, which placed them in a three-way tie for fifth place, may seem like a dismal finish. But this young team comprised of freshmen Abai Llenos, Kurt Aguilar, and sophomore Zolo Ligot will only get better after facing a handful of veterans and seasoned players in their UAAP debut.

    Filling in the shoes of mainstays Marck Espejo and Karl Baysa, the younglings showed glimpses of what the Ateneo Beach Volleyball Team can achieve in the years to come. Their inclusion in the tourney speaks volumes on Coach JP Pareja's regard for them.



    UAAP Season 81 Women's  Beach Volleyball Line Up

    Pauline Gaston
    Jules Samonte
    Erika Raagas

    Image may contain 3 people people smiling people standing and outdoor
    Photo by Janine Torre / Fabilioh
  • pacopoqpacopoq Manila Boy ✭✭

    Good luck to both AMVT and AWVT! 
  • lucarns_0613lucarns_0613 Eagles FTW!!!! 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Goodluck, Lady Eagles!

    Kayang kaya yan later basta magreceive ng maayos at wag umasa mag-a out o mag-error sa serves ang La Salle. Tulungan lang sa receive :) #OBF 
  • fres(0fres(0 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    May livestream ba sa ABS youtube channel?
  • blueblood88blueblood88 Member 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    wow! nice house! game day ! go get them girls! and pls no slow starts!
  • blueblood88blueblood88 Member 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    less happee happee more of "Fierce"
  • wolitswcwolitswc Member ✭✭✭✭
    La Salle won’t be pushovers so dapat game face agad. Fly high girls! Dasalan ang reception haha. I’m expecting jitters din especially among our rookies. Baptism of fire eh. 
  • QUBEQUBE Member 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Finally, may bagong bahay na!

    Good luck to a new season for all of us especially the Lady Eagles!

  • Jarred27Jarred27 Member
    Nice me bagong bahay na. Then gameday na.
    Good luck girls.
  • DauntlessDawnDauntlessDawn Member 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Ako lang ba or I want to see Gandler unleash her full potential later? Just like what Alyssa did before when they face UST in S74? Parang nakikita ko na magiging headline kung sya ang maging POG sa game mamaya. Sana talaga palarin tayo mamaya since magalin din talaga ang Lady Spikers. Sana gumana lahat ng spikers pati yung setter at libero natin. At kung ipasok man si Jules or Raagas, I hope they show the same intensity with their Seniors!
  • nheii0215nheii0215 Thank You JIAmazing! 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Guys let's cheer our hearts out later, san man tayo makakanuod. #ForTheSeniors
  • LeeRoLeeRo Member 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Thanks immortal_badmike:)

    Nothing can stop us. Ipasok na si CLEMENTE, magkaalaman na!  B)
  • astigma_101astigma_101 Hogwart's Army 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Congratulations sa atin sa bagong bahay. 🎉

    Kamusta na? Atin to! Goodluck LE. 
  • Geriatric_angelGeriatric_angel Member 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Yehey! New house. Thanks, Immortal_badmike!
    Game day, Go Gentlemen and Ladies!
  • arsonistarsonist Member ✭✭✭
    See you later guys! #obf
  • RhophiRhophi 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Good luck girls! Di tayo high!
  • AidzzzterStar10AidzzzterStar10 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yaaay! New home! Thank you Mike and Adore. Hoping for the best for both our men’s and women’s volleyball teams today. Praying also for an injury-free season, not just for our ladies, but for all the other teams as well.

    Bet ko talaga yung all-white and all-blue na jerseys ng MVT. Sana mag all-white and all-blue din yung WVT.
  • -bluePanda--bluePanda- Member 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Paapak sa bagong thread! Goodluck Ale! Yakang yaka yan. 
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