|Current season, competition or edition:
Shakey's V-League 12th Season Open Conference
The premiere volleyball league in the Philippines
|No. of teams||8|
|Venue(s)||Filoil Flying V Arena|
|Most recent champion(s)||Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns (2nd Title)|
|Most titles||UST Tigresses (6 titles)|
|TV partner(s)||GMA News TV (local)
GMA Pinoy TV (international)
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Highlights
- 3 Current teams and coaches
- 4 Inactive teams
- 5 Special teams
- 6 Championship results
- 7 Team rankings
- 8 Rivalries
- 9 Playing venues
- 10 Broadcast partners
- 11 Current Broadcast Team (GMA News TV)
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
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.
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
For the Season 12, Open Conference:
- Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns - Ernesto Pamilar
- MERALCO Power Spikers - Brian Esquibel
- Philippine Army Lady Troopers - Rico De Guzman
- PLDT Home Ultera Ultra Fast Hitters - Roger Gorayeb
- Baguio City Summer Spikers - Henry Fuentes
- Fourbees-Perpetual Help - Sinfronio 'Sammy' Acaylar
- Philippine Coast Guard Lady Dolphins - Arnold Laniog
- Philippine Navy Lady Sailors - Edgardo Rusit
- PSC Lady Legends — Ramon Suzara
- Smart All-Stars — Roger Gorayeb
- Shakey's All-Stars — Nes Pamilar
- Malaysia Club Team-MAS Club — Mohd Shaili Sukor
- Vietsovpetro — Aleksey Diva
The UST Tigresses have the most number of championships (six), followed by the DLSU Lady Spikers (three). The Adamson Lady Falcons, Ateneo Lady Eagles, Philippine Army Lady Troopers and Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns have won two championships each. The San Sebastian Lady Stags, Vietsovpetro (VIE), Sandugo-San Sebastian, the FEU Lady Tamaraws and the NU Lady Bulldogs each have one championship.
- 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.
(out of 17)
|1||UST Tigresses||12 (67.67%)||6||4||1||11||50.00%|
|2||De La Salle Lady Archers||7 (38.89%)||3||1||1||5||42.86%|
|3||Adamson Lady Falcons||13 (70.588%)||2||2||4||8||15.38%|
|4||Ateneo Lady Eagles||17 (94.44%)||2||2||3||7||11.76%|
|5||San Sebastian Lady Stags||17 (88.235%)||1||7||3||11||5.88%|
|6||Philippine Army||4 (22.22%)||2||2||2||6||25.000%|
|7||Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns||2 (11.11%)||2||2||0||4||50.000%|
|8||NU Lady Bulldogs||6 (33.33%)||1||1||0||2||16.67%|
|9||FEU Lady Tamaraws||17 (94.44%)||1||0||1||2||5.88%|
|11||Sandugo- SSC–R Lady Conquerors||1 (5.56%)||1||0||0||1||100%|
|12||PLDT Home Telpad Turbo Boosters||1 (5.56%)||0||0||2||2||0%|
|13||Lyceum Lady Pirates||13 (72.22%)||0||0||3||3||0%|
|14-16||MAS Club||1 (5.56%)||0||0||1||1||0%|
|14-16||USLS Lady Stingers||3 (16.67%)||0||0||1||1||0%|
|14-16||Arellano Lady Chiefs||2(11.11%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Lady Patriots||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||Maynilad Water Dragons||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||PCU Dolphins||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||Philippine Air Force Airwomen||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||Philippine National Police Lady Patrollers||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||Philippine Navy Lady Sailors||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||Philippine Sports Commission Lady Legends||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||UE Lady Warriors||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|17-26||University of San Carlos Lady Warriors||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|27||UP Lady Maroons||2 (11.11%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|28-29||SWU Lady Cobras||3 (16.67%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|28-29||USJ-R Lady Jaguars||3 (16.67%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|30||UPHSD Lady Altas||6 (33.33%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|31||CSB Lady Blazers||8 (44.44%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|32-34||Davao[disambiguation needed] Lady Agilas||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|32-34||Meralco Power Spikers||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
|32-34||St. Louis University Lady Navigators||1 (5.56%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
(out of 1)
|1||Smart All-Stars||1 (100.000%)||1||0||0||1||100%|
|2||Shakey's All-Stars||1 (100.000%)||0||0||0||0||0%|
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
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.
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 both UST and SSC-R during the recent years.
Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns-Philippine Army Lady Troopers Rivalry
Smart-Shakey's All-Star Rivalry
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.
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.
- IBC-13 (2004–05)
- TV5/AKTV on IBC-13 (2005–06;2012–2013)
- PTV–4 (2007–2011)
- Hyper (2012–2013)
- GMA News TV (2013–present)
Current Broadcast Team (GMA News TV)
- Play-by-Play Commentators
- Sev Sarmenta
- Noel Zarate
- Mozzy Ravena
- Anne Remulla
- Noreen Go
- Ivy Remulla
- Courtside Reporter
- Rheena Villamor
- Miakka Lim
- Judy Saril
- Former Play-by-Play Commentator
- Andrei Felix
- Former Analysts
- Michelle Gumabao
- Former Courtside Reporter
- Bianca Saldua
- AJ Pareja
- NCAA Philippines Volleyball Championship
- University Athletic Association of the Philippines
- UAAP Volleyball Champions
- Home and Away League-Philippines
- Lipton Invitational Cup
- Philippine Super Liga
- Spikers' Turf