Category: PVL

Jerry Yee, UP Lady Fighting Maroons Coach, to Resign on Monday after 4 Seasons

“Multi-titled mentor Jerry Yee is resigning as UP WVT coach on Monday after turning the program around in four seasons at the helm.” This was tweeted by Josiah Albelda.

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The message was relayed to Josiah Albelda and had shocked a lot of UP Women’s Volleyball Team fans, as well as potential recruits.

In his stint with the Diliman squad, as per Albelda, “Jerry Yee had a 23-33 card in the UAAP, brought the Lady Maroons back to the Final 4 after a long absence, and made UP a destination for recruits.”

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As of the moment, according to the tweet: “Yee has no immediate plans for the future, but wishes UP well in its future endeavors. He is also the head coach of Hope Christian School, which became sort of a pipeline for future UP volleyball players.”

“The girls are what’s important,” he says.

The UP Lady Fighting Maroons is currently winless in three games at the Premier Volleyball League. Yee will be leaving the girls midway in the tournament. Assistant Coach Kat de Lara is expected to call the shots for PVL. All eyes will be on UP as they find their new coach.

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While several supporters may have called for Yee’s ouster as a coach, many would want for him to be the consultant or recruitment manager of the team.

A major revamp is expected to come after his resignation while it is a welcome news that Nicole Tiamzon and Hans Chuacoco are now part of the UP Integrated School coaching staff for both Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball teams. Is this going to be a move that will fortify their high school program and pipeline for their college program? Or, is this a separate move all along?

What are your thoughts about this?

Tots Carlos Debuts for Perlas Spikers in PVL

UP Fighting Lady Maroons main scoring option, opposite spiker Tots Carlos is finally joining the semi-pro leagues! This time, she was tasked to complete the Perlas Spikers line-up, reuniting with her former teammates, Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL). UP fans have long been waiting for the Fighting Lady Maroons to suit up for either PVL and PSL.

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However, according to Carlos, she only started training for the PVL last Monday. Tots Carlos’ inclusion in the Perlas Spikers squad comes after the ITC issue hounding the LVPI and PSL head Tats Suzarra. Several former Ateneo players had expressed their disappointment to imports not being able to play because of the delay in release of the ITC’s for PVL.

Good news for everyone, though! Marian Buitre will also be suiting up for Ayala-Generika for the next PSL season while Isa Molde will be part of Foton.

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What can you say about the recent developments regarding the UP Fighting Lady Maroons? Share your comments below!

Kathy Bersola Leads Perlas Spikers in five setter against Power Smashers

Kathy Bersola scored 18 points in Perlas Spikers’ big five-setter win against the Power Smashers in a grueling battle, that ended in a 29-31, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 21-19 decision in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference held May 6th at the Filoil Flying V Center, San Juan.

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Steadier with tough defense and sure offense, Perlas proved they have their heads in the game as they won the last set in a back-and-forth decider, smashing with back-to-back blocks, with their record currently at 2-1.

Bali Pure remains to be unbeatable on top while Power Smashers tied with Air Force Lady Jet Spikers at 1-2. Last Tuesday, Perlas Spikers shocked the Alyssa Valdez-lead Creamline but their efforts came up short after they dropped the fifth set.

Bersola topped Perlas Spikers, with 13 attacks and five blocks, to be hailed the best player of the game. Amanda Villanueva scored 18 markers and 14 digs as well.

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