Shakey's V-League

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Shakey's V-League
Current season, competition or edition:
Shakey's V-League 11th Season Open Conference
Shakey's V-League.png
The premiere volleyball league in the Philippines
Sport Volleyball
Founded 2004
Inaugural season 2004
No. of teams 8
Country  Philippines
Venue(s) Filoil Flying V Arena
Mall of Asia Arena
Philsports Arena
Most recent champion(s) women's school colors FEU Lady Tamaraws (1st Title)
Most titles UST school colors UST Tigresses (6 titles)
TV partner(s) GMA News TV (local)[1]
GMA Pinoy TV (international)
Founder Jun Bernardino
Official website www.v-league.ph

The Shakey's V-League is a women's volleyball league in the Philippines that has been active since 2004. It began as a women's collegiate league with teams coming from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation (CESAFI), among others. Since 2011, corporate club and other non-collegiate teams have also participated the league.

The UST Tigresses have the most number of championships (six), followed by the DLSU Lady Spikers (three). The AdU Lady Falcons and Ateneo Lady Eagles have won two championships each. The SSC-R Lady Stags, Vietsovpetro (VIE), the Philippine Army Lady Troopers, Sandugo-SSCR, the FEU Lady Tamaraws, the NU Lady Bulldogs and the Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns each have one championship.

History[edit]

The league was established in 2004 by Sports Vision Management Group, Inc. (Sports Vision) and sponsor Shakey's Pizza Philippines (International Family Foods, Inc.). Sports Vision was founded by a group led by former PBA commissioner Jun Bernardino and is currently headed by chairman Moying Martelino and president Ricky Palou.

Highlights[edit]

The UST Tigresses won the inaugural V-League championship in 2004 defeating the La Salle Lady Archers. But the De La Salle University have won the next three conferences of the said league defeating their arch-rivals, UST Tigresses in both conferences of Season 2 and SSC - R Lady Stags in Season 3, sweeping them both in the Finals of the three conferences.

The UST Tigresses returned to the League in 2007, after missing Season 3, winning both conferences of Season 4 by defeating the SSC-R Lady Stags in both finals series.

Year 2008 saw the crowning of two other schools aside from UST and DLSU. Adamson University won the championship in the first conference of Season 5 defeating the Ateneo Lady Eagles while San Sebastian College-Recoletos Lady Stags won the second conference of season 5 by sweeping the two comebacking champion teams: DLSU Lady Archers in the semifinals and UST Tigresses in the finals.

However, the Tigresses made history via a "three-peat" winning their fourth, fifth and sixth championships by sweeping both conferences of Season 6 by defeating SSC-R and Adamson, respectively in both championship series, and again winning the first conference of Season 7 by beating SSC-R for the fourth time in the finals.

It was the battle of the runners-up of the last two conferences when Adamson University faced the Lady Stags of SSC-R in the finals of the 2nd Conference Season 7. Adamson won its second V-League crown after defeating San Sebastian 2-1 in their Finals series.

In the 1st Conference Season 8, the Ateneo Lady Eagles won their first Shakey's V-League crown by thumping defending champions Adamson in the Finals. The 2nd Conference of Season 8 was renamed the Shakey's V-League Open Conference as it was opened to non-school teams. Four non-school teams joined the tournament, namely, the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force and Maynilad. The Philippine Army won their first Shakey's V-League championship. Season 8-Open Conference, Shakey's V-League will also aired on GMA Life TV, GMA News TV and GMA Pinoy TV for the international viewers.

Season 9 was locally aired on AKTV on IBC13 and Hyper Cable channel.

Starting from its 10th Season, Shakey's V-League's new broadcasting partner is now GMA News TV channel 11. All of the matches are aired at 1PM to 3PM during weekdays, and 12:45PM to 2:30PM during Saturdays. On May 26, 2013, Shakey's V-League held its first Live TV Coverage via GMA News TV. It is also announced that the Game 3 matches, both for Championship and the Battle for 3rd will be aired live on GMA News TV on June 2, 2013. In Season 10 Open Conference, Cagayan Valley made history as the Lady Rising Suns scored a 16-0 sweep en route to the team's first V-League title with a 2-0 series win over Smart-Maynilad Net Spikers.

In recently concluded Shakey's V-League Season 11 last May 25, 2014, FEU Lady Tamaraws made a history after bagging their FIRST EVER championship in the league after defeating the defending champion NU Lady Bulldogs.

Current teams and coaches[edit]

Inactive teams[edit]

Special teams[edit]

  • Letran's school colors PSC Lady Legends — Ramon Suzara
  • Ateneo's school colors Smart All-Stars — Roger Gorayeb
  • SSC-R's school colors Shakey's All-Stars — Nes Pamilar
  • Malaysia Malaysia Club Team-MAS Club — Mohd Shaili Sukor
  • Vietnam Vietsovpetro — Aleksey Diva

Championship results[edit]

Season Conference Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1 1st
(Details)
UST's school colors
UST
3–1
3–1
La Salle's school colors
La Salle
Lyceum's school colors
Lyceum
3–? SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
2 1st
(Details)
La Salle's school colors
La Salle
3–2
3–?
UST's school colors
UST
Letran's school colors
Letran
3–? Letran's school colors
PSC
2 2nd
(Details)
La Salle's school colors
La Salle
3–1
3–1
UST's school colors
UST
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
3–? Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
3 1st
(Details)
La Salle's school colors
La Salle
3–0
3–1
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
3–? Lyceum's school colors
Lyceum
4 1st
(Details)
UST's school colors
UST
3–0
3–1
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
Lyceum's school colors
Lyceum
3–0 La Salle's school colors
La Salle
4 2nd
(Details)
UST's school colors
UST
2–3
3–0
3–2
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
3–1
3–0
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
5 1st
(Details)
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
3–1
3–0
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
3–0
3–0
Lyceum's school colors
Lyceum
5 2nd
(Details)
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
3–0
3–1
UST's school colors
UST
La Salle's school colors
La Salle
2–3
3–1
3–?
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
6 1st
(Details)
UST's school colors
UST
0–3
3–0
3–0
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
3–1
3–0
FEU's school colors
FEU
6 2nd
(Details)
UST's school colors
UST
3–1
3–1
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
FEU's school colors
FEU
3–2
3–2
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
7 1st
(Details)
UST's school colors
UST
3–1
2–3
3–1
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
3–2
3–0
Lyceum's school colors
Lyceum
7 2nd
(Details)
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
3–2
1–3
3–0
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
Lyceum's school colors
Lyceum
3–0
3–1
FEU's school colors
FEU
8 1st
(Details)
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
3–1
3–2
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
USLS's school colors
USLS
3–1
3–0
NU's school colors
NU
8 Open
(Details)
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army Lady Troopers
3–0
3–2
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
3–2
3–2
Adamson's school colors
Philippine Navy
8 SEA Club Invitational
(Details)
Vietnam
Vietsovpetro
3–0
3–2
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army Lady Troopers
Malaysia
Malaysia Club
3–0 Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
9 1st
(Details)
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
1–3
3–1
3–2
UST's school colors
UST
SSC-R's school colors
SSC–R
3–2
3–1
UPHD's school colors
UPHSD
9 Open
(Details)
SSC-R's school colors
Sandugo SSC–R
3-2
3-0
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns UPHSD
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army Lady Troopers
2-3
3-0 (Army clinches 3rd by tiebreak)
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
10 1st
(Details)
NU's school colors
NU
0-3
3-0
3-1
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
UST's school colors
UST
2-3
3-1
3-1
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
10 Open
(Details)
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns
3–2
3–2
Ateneo's school colors
Smart-Maynilad
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army Lady Troopers
3–0
3–1
NU's school colors
Philippine Air Force
10 All Star
(Details)
Ateneo's school colors
Smart All Stars
3–2 SSC-R's school colors
Shakey's All Stars
11 1st
(Details)
FEU's school colors
FEU
3-0
3-0
NU's school colors
NU
Adamson's school colors
Adamson
3-1
3-0
UST's school colors
UST
11 Open
(Details)
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army Lady Troopers
3-0
3-0
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns
UE's school colors
PLDT Home Telpad Turbo Boosters
1-3
3-0
JRU's school colors
Philippine Air Force
11 Reinforced Open
(Details)

Team rankings[edit]

  • As of the 10th Season of the respected league. Placing was used to determine the rankings of the schools that have not made the top 3 in any conference once.
Rank Team Attendance
(out of 17)
Gold Silver Bronze Total Success Rate
1 UST school colors UST Tigresses 12 (67.67%) 6 4 1 11 50.00%
2 La Salle school colors De La Salle Lady Archers 7 (38.89%) 3 1 1 5 42.86%
3 Adamson school colors Adamson Lady Falcons 13 (70.588%) 2 2 4 8 15.38%
4 Ateneo school colors Ateneo Lady Eagles 17 (94.44%) 2 2 3 7 11.76%
5 SSC-R school colors San Sebastian Lady Stags 17 (88.235%) 1 7 3 11 5.88%
6 women's school colors Philippine Army 4 (22.22%) 2 1 2 5 25.000%
7 women's school colors Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns 2 (11.11%) 1 2 0 3 50.000%
8 NU school colors NU Lady Bulldogs 6 (33.33%) 1 1 0 2 16.67%
9 FEU school colors FEU Lady Tamaraws 17 (94.44%) 1 0 1 2 5.88%
10 Vietnam Vietsovpetro 1 (5.56%) 1 0 0 1 100%
11 women's school colors Sandugo- SSC–R Lady Conquerors 1 (5.56%) 1 0 0 1 100%
12 women's school colors Smart-Maynilad 1 (5.56%) 0 1 0 1 0%
12 women's school colors PLDT Home Telpad Turbo Boosters 1 (5.56%) 0 0 1 1 0%
13 Lyceum school colors Lyceum Lady Pirates 13 (72.22%) 0 0 3 3 0%
14-16 Malaysia MAS Club 1 (5.56%) 0 0 1 1 0%
14-16 USLS school colors USLS Lady Stingers 3 (16.67%) 0 0 1 1 0%
14-16 Arellano school colors Arellano Lady Chiefs 2(11.11%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 La Salle's school colors De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Lady Patriots 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 women's school colors Maynilad Water Dragons 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 PCU's school colors PCU Dolphins 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 women's school colors Philippine Air Force Airwomen 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 UP's school colors Philippine National Police Lady Patrollers 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 women's school colors Philippine Navy Lady Sailors 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 Letran's school colors Philippine Sports Commission Lady Legends 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 UE school colors UE Lady Warriors 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
17-26 USJ-R's school colors University of San Carlos Lady Warriors 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
27 UP school colors UP Lady Maroons 2 (11.11%) 0 0 0 0 0%
28-29 Mapua colors.svg SWU Lady Cobras 3 (16.67%) 0 0 0 0 0%
28-29 USJ-R school colors USJ-R Lady Jaguars 3 (16.67%) 0 0 0 0 0%
30 UPHD school colors UPHSD Lady Altas 6 (33.33%) 0 0 0 0 0%
31 CSB school colors CSB Lady Blazers 8 (44.44%) 0 0 0 0 0%
32-34 women's school colors Davao Lady Agilas 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
32-34 women's school colors Meralco Power Spikers 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
32-34 JRU's school colors St. Louis University Lady Navigators 1 (5.56%) 0 0 0 0 0%
Rank All-Star Team Attendance
(out of 1)
Gold Silver Bronze Total Success Rate
1 Ateneo's school colors Smart All-Stars 1 (100.000%) 1 0 0 1 100%
2 SSC-R's school colors Shakey's All-Stars 1 (100.000%) 0 0 0 0 0%

Rivalries[edit]

The Rivalries between teams has been the most awaited scene among all sporting events; the Shakey's V-League also shares the hype of collegiate and league rivalries. For 11 seasons, the league has witnessed the best teams collide and battle their way out to victory, resulting to frequent exchanges in and out of the court. The following are the most watched and popular rivalries in the league.

UST-La Salle Rivalry[edit]

UST's school colors La Salle's school colors

One of the most interesting and most popular rivalry that started it all was with the UST Tigresses and the De La Salle Lady Spikers. Their rivalry started in their mother league the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) being the recent Champion and Runners-up back in 2002-2003. These two teams battled it out in 3 finals bout during the first expansion of the league. The UST Tigresses won the inaugural conference of the league but failed to defend it as De La Salle would beat them twice in a row that started their 3-peat championship streak(Season 2 1st & 2nd Conference and Season 3). The rivalry would eventually falter as De La Salle has not participated since the 1st Conference of the 5th Season.

UST-SSC-R Rivalry[edit]

UST's school colors SSC-R's school colors

This rivalry was one of the most celebrated as these two teams belonged to two of the premier collegiate leagues in the Philippines the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Shakey's V-league's 4th season would mark the start of the UST-SSC-R rivalry. They would eventually meet five times in the championship round of the league, UST would win four of the five championships (Season 4 1st & 2nd, Season 6 1st and Season 7 1st Conferences) and SSC-R would carry their sole victor against UST(Season 5 2nd Conference). The rivalry is still one of the most watched as different Guest Players (GP) specially those from the UST Tigresses would surprise the crowd playing for the opponent's team (Roces Season 6-7, R. De Leon & Dimaculangan Season 9 Open Conference, Banaticla Season 11 1st Conference). Today's rivalry between the two is not as loud as it was in the past, it could be because of the decreasing level of play of SSC-R during the recent years.

Upcoming Rivalries[edit]

Smart-Shakey's All-Star Rivalry[edit]

Ateneo's school colors SSC-R's school colors

As the Yolanda victims battle the fury of nature's wrath, the Shakey's V-league has established the All-star weekend similar to the all-star events of the European Volleyball Circuit. This event was made to gather monetary fund to help the victims of the typhoon. Although the reason for this event was for the victims of Yolanda, it's said to be an annual event to exhibit the best of the best of Philippine Volleyball. Smart All-stars would be the victor of its inaugural game. Although premature, fans are excited to see this expansion.

Playing venues[edit]

At present, games are held at the Filoil Flying V Arena. During the semi-final to championship rounds of Season 10, games were held on the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay and in the iconic Philsports Arena in Pasig to accommodate larger attendance.

Past venues included the Lyceum of the Philippines University gymnasium, the Blue Eagle Gym and the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Broadcast partners[edit]

Local

The television rights to cover the volleyball games were transferred to TV network GMA News TV from TV5/AKTV. A contract was signed in 2013.

International

Current Broadcast Team (GMA News TV)[edit]

Play-by-Play Commentators
  • Sev Sarmenta
  • Noel Zarate
  • Andrei Felix
Analysts
  • Mozzy Ravena
  • Anne Remulla
  • Noreen Go
  • Ivy Remulla
Courtside Reporter
  • Rheena Villamor
  • Miakka Lim
  • Bianca Saldua

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]