RC Cola-Army Troopers

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RC Cola-Army Troopers
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Full name RC Cola-Army Troopers
Short name RC Cola
Nickname Raiders (2013-2015)
Troopers (2016)
Founded 2013
Manager Maj. Gen. Elmer Pabale
Captain Sgt. Cristina Salak (FEU)
League Philippine Super Liga
2016 PSL Grand Prix 4th place
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The RC Cola-Army Troopers are a professional women's volleyball team in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL). It debuted as the RC Cola Raiders in the 2013 Grand Prix Conference of the PSL. The team is owned by ARC Refreshments Corporation,[1] the Philippine licensee of Royal Crown Cola International.

From 2014 to 2015, it partnered with the official women's volleyball team of the Philippine Air Force and played as the RC Cola-Air Force Raiders.[2] For the 2016 season, it partnered with the Philippine Army Lady Troopers[3] and played as the RC Cola-Army Troopers.

Name changes[edit]

RC Cola Raiders (2013, Philippine Superliga)
              
RC Cola-Air Force Raiders (2014-2015, Philippine Superliga)
              
RC Cola-Army Troopers (2016, Philippine Superliga)
                        

Current roster[edit]

For the 2016 PSL Invitational Cup:

RC Cola-Army Troopers
No. Last Name First Name Position Ht. Wt. College Birth Date
1 Sabas Genie Middle Blocker 5'7" 68 kg USJ-R
3 Bunag Joanne Open/Middle Hitter __ kg FEU
5 Cpl. Balse-Pabayo Mary Jean Middle Blocker 5'11" 74 kg UST
7 Sgt. Salak Captain sports.svg Cristina Setter 5'11" 68 kg FEU
8 Cpl. Gonzaga Jovelyn Opposite Spiker 5'8" 61 kg CPU
9 Carolino Michelle Open Spiker 5'7" 62 kg Letran
10 Nunag Angela Open Spiker/DS 5'1" 56 kg RTU
12 Pvt. Tubino Honey Royse Open Spiker 5'9" 72 kg UPHSD
13 Daquis Rachel Anne Outside Hitter 5'10" 56 kg FEU (1987-12-13) December 13, 1987 (age 29)
14 PFC Bautista Nerissa Open Spiker 5'10" 76 kg San Agustin
15 PFC Agno Christine Libero 5'3" 56 kg FEU
16 Gonzales Sarah Jane Setter 5'4" 65 kg UST
18 delos Reyes Jeannie Outside Hitter 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 62 kg CPU (1994-04-10) April 10, 1994 (age 23)

Honors[edit]

Team[edit]

Season Conference Title Source
2013 Grand Prix 6th place
2014 All-Filipino Runner-up [4]
Grand Prix 3rd place [5]
2015 All-Filipino (did not compete)
Beach Challenge Cup
Grand Prix 6th Place
2016 Invitational Champion
Beach Challenge Cup Team A: Champion
Team B: 7th place
All-Filipino 3rd Place
Grand Prix 4th Place

Individual[edit]

Season Conference Award Name Source
2014 All-Filipino Best Outside Spiker Joy Cases
Best Setter Rhea Katrina Dimaculangan
2016 Invitational MVP Jovelyn Gonzaga
2nd Best Outside Spiker Honey Royse Tubino
All-Filipino Best Opposite Spiker Jovelyn Gonzaga

Team captains[edit]

Imports[edit]

Season Number Player Country
2013 3 Minghua Zhang China China
5 Sontaya Keawbundit Thailand Thailand
2014 2 Emily Brown United States United States
17 Bonita Wise United States United States
2015 12 Sara McClinton United States United States
18 Lynda Morales Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
2016 6 Kierra Holst United States United States
4 Hailie Ripley United States United States

Coaches[edit]

Former players[edit]

Number Player Season Transfer to
2 Jed Montero 2014
6 Jill Gustilo Foton Tornadoes
8 Jennifer Manzano
15 Tony Faye Tan
17 Southlyn Ramos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RC Cola Raiders display unity". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Ansis, JC. "JED MONTERO: "MAS MALAKAS ANG RC COLA NGAYON"". Solar Sports. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.spin.ph/volleyball/super-liga/news/psl-philippine-army-back-in-action
  4. ^ Abcede, JP (27 July 2014). "Generika-Army floors RC Cola-Air Force, scores three-peat". website. philippinesuperliga.com. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Abcede, JP (1 December 2014). "RC Cola-PAF Finish at Third Place". website. philippinesuperliga.com. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

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