Notable Players

Xavier Senoren: a rising volleyball star

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(PHOTO: Xavier Conrad Senoren nailing a drop shot against a Korean blocker in their tournament in Singapore.)

I noticed in our notable players‘ section that all of the interviewees are usually from the women’s volleyball division, so I decided to change and go into the distaff side. Last night, I had the opportunity to talk to one of the most highly recruited volleyball players in the collegiate scene. He comes from the UAAP Boys Volleyball Season 70 1st Runner-Up De La Salle Santiago Zobel and is part of the National Youth Team which was sent to Singapore to join the 3rd Asian Schools Volleyball Championships.

There are five schools who recruited him namely San Beda, Ateneo, UST, UP and La Salle. But among the five, he chose and will study at the Ateneo and will take up BS Management. By the way, he has a brother, Miguel, who is also part of the UAAP Juniors Team of La Salle. Notice how this tall spiker answers my interview questions in a very childish manner. Kidding, X! Haha.

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Charo Soriano making waves in the UAAP

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Lady Eagle Charo Soriano

“I’d rather see my team going to the final four than see myself getting the MVP award. For me MVP is just a bonus. I want to make history for Ateneo.”

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Be the fairest of them all (like Rachel Anne Daquis of FEU)

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I’ve never noticed before the Active White Skin Whitening Solutions commercial ads being played on Studio23 when UAAP games are televised. A friend emailed me about this and as expected, the ads were already uploaded on YouTube. Apparently, Active White is one of the many sponsors of the Shakey’s V-League and guess who they got as the model for their skin whitening commercial ad…

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Denise Tan: YouTube clips

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If you’re one of the many die-hard fans of (jersery#14) Denise Tan, then you have probably already tried going to YouTube and searched “Denise Tan“. Denise Tan plays for the University of Santo Tomas as the team’s main setter. The 19-year-old playmaker is also known for her beauty and finesse inside the court. Here’s some of the YouTube clips:

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Justice for Ronnie Borlagdatan

Posted in Notable Players, Volleyball News

I stumbled upon a news article that goes “Philippine volleyball player slain in Dasmarinas robbery”. According to the reports, two people were killed while five others were wounded when three gunmen barged into the victims’ residence in Das Marinas, Cavite before dawn. One of the victims was 22-year-old Ronnie Borlagdatan, a promising national volleyball player dubbed as MR. MVP. He played for De La Salle Das Marinas.

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Former Ateneo Lady Spiker: Alexandra Marie Pijuan

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I was surfing the net to look for notable volleyball players who can be featured here at Spikeithard.com blog, when I stumbled upon former Blue Eagle Lady Spiker Alexandra “Alexa” Marie Pijuan who played for Ateneo de Manila University under coach Louie Gepuela.

Alexa Pijuan used to be one of Ateneo’s middle blockers who also specializes in quick plays. Here is Alexa’s ClickTheCity Denizens’ profile:

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Shakey’s V-League Best Blocker: Michelle Laborte

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Name: Michelle Laborte
Team: currently plays for Ateneo de Manila University
Position: Middle Blocker
Weight: 65kg
Hieght: 174cm
Spike Reach: 277cm
Block Reach: 272cm

1. How did you first get into volleyball? How long have you been playing?
I started playing volleyball by joining in our high school intrams back in Bacolod.

2. What are your greatest achievements/awards as a volleyball player?
Being able to represent the Philippines in the 2001, 2003, and 2005 SEA Games.

3. What makes a good volleyball player? Does height really matter?
Height can really help you but it all boils down to your skills and level of conditioning.

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Misty May official website

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If you Google “Misty May”, the top result would be her official Flash website (www.mistymay.com). Misty May, partly famous because of her pigtails, played for California State University, Long Beach. She was one of the best female volleyball players in the US. She can do it all: set, attack, receive, and serve. In 1998, she received the Athlete of the Year Award. After dominating indoor volleyball, she moved to beach volleyball. Her website lists all her achievements as a professional volleyball player.

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