Philippine Super Liga

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Philippine Super Liga
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 PSL All-Filipino Conference
PSL Logo 2017.png
SportVolleyball
FoundedJuly 7, 2013
Inaugural season2013
PresidentAdrian Laurel
(Acting President)
CommissionerAdrian Laurel
MottoIto Ang Volleyball!
(lit. This is Volleyball!)
Home of the Elite
Iba Ang Laro Dito
No. of teams2018 All-Filipino: 8
2018 Collegiate Grand Slam: 6
Country Philippines
ContinentAVC (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
W: Petron Blaze Spikers
M: Foton
Most titlesW: Petron Blaze Spikers * (5)
M: PLDT (2)
TV partner(s)TV5, AksyonTV, ESPN 5
Official websitephilippinesuperliga.com

The Philippine Super Liga (PSL; alternatively spelled as Philippine Superliga) is the first semi-professional corporate club volleyball league in the Philippines. It is organized by SportsCore Event Management and Consultancy, Inc. The league is envisioned to provide former collegiate players a league with which they can continue with their volleyball career.[1][2]

The PSL began as a women's league during its inaugural tournament. A men's division was added for the succeeding tournament.[3][4] After the formation of Spikers' Turf, the men's division of the indoor tournaments became inactive.

The chairman is Philip Ella Juico (also the chairman of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association or PATAFA), while volleyball TV analyst Dr. Adrian Laurel is the league's commissioner. PSL founder and FIVB and AVC development and marketing official Ramon "Tats" Suzara served as the league's president from 2013 until 2018, when he resigned along with Finance Director Don Caringal due to alleged unauthorized misuse of the league's funds. PSL officials filed qualified theft charges against Suzara and Caringal in July 2018.[5]

The league is recognized by the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI), the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC). The league maintains strong ties with the international governing bodies, adhering by the rules and regulations set by the FIVB and AVC.[6] The PSL became a FIVB-accredited club league and its teams and players also became registered with the FIVB.[7]

Current teams[edit]

For the 2018 PSL All-Filipino Conference:

For the 2018 PSL Collegiate Grand Slam Conference:

Champions[edit]

PSL logo for its first season (2013).
PSL logo (since 2015)

Indoor volleyball[edit]

Season Conference Women’s Men’s
2013 Invitational TMS-Philippine Army Lady Troopers No tournament
Grand Prix PLDT myDSL Speed Boosters
2014 All-Filipino Generika-Army Lady Troopers PLDT Home TVolution-Air Force Power Attackers
Grand Prix Petron Blaze Spikers Cignal HD Spikers
2015 All-Filipino No tournament
Grand Prix Foton Tornadoes
2016 Invitational RC Cola-Army Troopers
and Est Cola (co-champion)
All-Filipino F2 Logistics Cargo Movers
Grand Prix Foton Tornadoes
2017 Invitational Kobe Shinwa Women's University
and Cignal HD Spikers (co-champion)
All-Filipino Petron Blaze Spikers
Grand Prix F2 Logistics Cargo Movers
2018 Grand Prix Petron Blaze Spikers
Invitational F2 Logistics Cargo Movers
All-Filipino Petron Blaze Spikers
Collegiate Grand Slam UP Lady Maroons
2019 Grand Prix
All-Filipino
Invitational

Beach volleyball[edit]

Season Conference Women’s Men’s
2015 Challenge Cup Giligan's Sisig Queens SM By The Bay (Team A)
2016 Challenge Cup RC Cola-Army Troopers (Team A) Philippine Navy (Team A)
2017 Challenge Cup Petron Sprint 4T Generika-Ayala Lifesavers
2018 Challenge Cup Petron XCS Foton Tornadoes
2019 Challenge Cup

Brand ambassadors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Liga volleyball launched July 7". The Philippine Star. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  2. ^ Cordero, Abac (2013-07-06). "Asian volley official graces PSL opener". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  3. ^ "Philippine Super Liga to launch first men's club league". Solar Sports Desk. 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  4. ^ "Super Liga adds men's tourney in 2nd season". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  5. ^ "PSL files theft complaint against Tats Suzara, Don Caringal". Tiebreaker Times. July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Navarro, June (January 5, 2016). "Superliga builds solid links with FIVB, AVC". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  7. ^ Agcaoili, Lance (January 4, 2016). "PSL president bats for unified calendar". BusinessMirror. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Escarlote, Mark (July 12, 2016). "Mika Reyes named as 2016 PSL ambassadress". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  9. ^ Escarlote, Mark (October 18, 2017). "Vision ko na makaenggayo ng mga babae na sumabak sa sports – Tyang Aby". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Lopez, Mark Edward (November 3, 2018). "Look: Rachel Anne Daquis is PSL's new ambassadress". Fox Sports Philippines. Retrieved November 4, 2018.

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