Twisted Thoughts #1: Pilot

TWISTED THOUGHTS #1: Pilot
By: Jannie Gavile, Benj Zabat and Bea Samson

Hello everyone! We’re back! Yes, it’s Jannie Gavile and Benj Zabat! We’re bringing you a new corner called Twisted Thoughts which will be our name for the rest of the year.

If you guys are wondering what this article is is all about, well, we have a new group name now because we have a new member in Bea Samson! She is a Physics major in University of the Philippines. She is also a diehard volleyball fan of different teams. You guys welcome her!

It’s been a great ride. Last summer was great. We saw another championship by the great UST Tigresses. It’s sad though that this coming conference, they will join. But no worries, we’re sure, they will bring in loads of surprises come UNIGames, UAAP and the other leagues.

V-League will be July for the first time in so many years. This is due to the fact that NCAA moved their tournament from first semester to the second semester. So in turn, V-League games got earlier. This conference will be very interesting though since aside from the guest players, it will be great to see the new set of rookies who will play. Of course, also interesting is the shifting of guest players to different teams which you guys will witness in a while by reading our whole article. Aside from that, for the collegiate teams, it will be very beneficial in their respective mother leagues. Of course, they will be up against good players once more and it will be a good exposure to the rookies too.

Now, with UST not joining, 2 promising teams will suit up for the first time: the NU Lady Bulldogs and the UPHDS Lady Altas. With the addition of these squads, the V-League will still be a tight race among the 8 the eight teams. The league’s mainstays are the Adamson Lady Falcons, Ateneo Lady Eagles, College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers, FEU Lady Tamaraws, Lyceum Lady Pirates, and the San Sebastian Lady Stags.

So, this coming conference, which teams will be your bets? Hmm. Can’t decide?

Here’s a very good team by team analysis. Then maybe after, you can already pick your Final Four with our help. Enjoy!

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  • kulet-third o5-11

    ahmmm., from the start i really believe in the capacity of ateneo… nde lang nila makapitalize ung streghts nila…. but i know they can make it… they don’t really need a guest player because they are already good but because as i’ve said they can’t capitalize of what they’ve got… then there comes the value of guest player… go ateneo!!!! soar high!!!! especially fille!!!

  • ike ledesma

    thank you guys for your complete and fair assessments….faifthful and true you all sa volleyball sports….God be with you all.

  • we’re all excited for the upcoming V-League conference 🙂 Hmmm, I wish I can write my own team analysis kaso I’m so out of the loop 🙁 Hope to see you guys soon during the games!! Fight!

  • enz C

    I am a bog fan of ateneo since the first time I saw the FAB 4 play in DEcember 2008
    And I am so excited to see them in action this second conference. I hope na sana makapsok sila sa FINALS… Sana walang mangyaring di maganda sa kanila

  • drahc

    damn never heard of the players of perpetual but here’s my ranking, uhmm most of it that ateneo will take the championship, yup i agree that they are really strong, really a powerhouse but they are playing for almost three years now and still they haven’t won let see, anyways my ranking is far different from all three and mostly from the coaches since NU was at the bottom i give credit on coach vicente he has confidence on his girls.

    1.San Sebastian
    2.Adamson
    3.FEU
    4.Ateneo
    5.NU
    6.Lyceum
    7.Perpetual
    8.Benilde

  • Jack

    For me, my ranking would be like this:

    1. FEU
    2. Lyceum
    3. San Sebastian
    4. Ateneo
    5. Adamson
    6. NU
    7. Perpetual
    8. Benilde

    (Note: I’m not a Fan of FEU, I just only guess that FEU will be the number 1 team in the leaugue. Their starting line-up will be Vivas, Daquis, Tiongco, Eulalio/Gonzales, if she is totally recovered from her strain, Carolino and Jose/Remigio, if JOse is not in the mood as a setter. So, I think FEU has a chance to get their first V-Leauge title. But I like Cases of Lyceum and Manalo of ADU).

  • Jack

    I mean Bautista of ADU!
    Peace!

  • Die Harter Kritiker

    I don’t think Ateneo will rank below 2nd.

    Ateneo had a very commendable improvement last V-League and UAAP wherein they played third. This time, they are supplemented by very good rookies in Dennise Michelle Lazaro, who as they say is an even better libero than Gabriel, Jorella Marie de Jesus who was the Shakey’s Girls’ V-League MVP, Best Attacker and Best Blocker beating star players Maru Banaticla, Mela Garbin, Dindin Santiago, Alyssa Valdez and other known players during her time, there’s also Rongoimaipapa Amy Ahomiro, a 5’10 utility who can really block well, Maria Beatriz Dominique Tan who was the Shakey’s Girls’ V-League National Best Blocker and the most talented rookie this year, Alyssa Valdez. The team will also be backed by a Thai Import named Booyuen Surasawadee who as they say, is even better than compatriot Sontaya Keawbundit.

    Sorry I don’t think Ateneo will still perform below par. Their third place is already a significance of how they will perform in the coming years. So for me, there’s no way to go but up.

    Other teams lost key players, Ateneo remains intact. Not single one left the first six nor the team.

  • belat

    base on what i saw during the opener…. here is my ranking:

    1. Adamson/Ateneo
    2. Ateneo/Adamson
    3. San Sebastian
    4. NU/Lyceum
    5. Lyceum/NU
    6. UPHR/FEU
    7. FEU/UPHR
    8. CSB