Shakey's V-League

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Shakey's V-League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event Shakey's V-League 13th Season Collegiate Conference
Shakey's V-League.png
The premiere volleyball league in the Philippines
Sport Volleyball
Founded 2004
Founder Jun Bernardino
Inaugural season 2004
No. of teams 10
Country  Philippines
Venue(s) Filoil Flying V Arena Philsports Arena
Most recent
champion(s)
Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors
(1st title)
Most titles UST school colors UST Tigresses (6 titles)
TV partner(s) ABS-CBN Sports+Action (local/international)
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.

A men's division was included in its 21st conference (2014). It served as the precursor of the Spikers' Turf, the following year.[1][2][3]

On October 10, 2014, it was reported[4] that the league had agreed to be regulated by the Philippine Volleyball Federation during a meeting held October 8, 2014.

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. On October 2, 2014, it was reported[5] that a men's division will be included in its 21st conference with four teams.

On May 24, 2016, it was officially announced that Shakey's V-League will now be aired on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23 following an agreement between Sports Vision, Shakey's and ABS-CBN Sports.

Current teams and coaches[edit]

For the Shakey's V-League 13th Season Collegiate Conference:

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]

The UST Tigresses have the most number of championships (six), followed by the DLSU Lady Spikers (three). The Adamson Lady Falcons, Ateneo Lady Eagles, NU Lady Bulldogs, Philippine Army Lady Troopers , PLDT Home Ultera Ultra Fast Hitters and Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns have won two championships each. The San Sebastian Lady Stags, Vietsovpetro (VIE), Sandugo-San Sebastian, FEU Lady Tamaraws and Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors each have one championship.

Season Conference Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1
(2004-05)
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
(2005-06)
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
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
(2006)
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
(2007)
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
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
(2008)
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
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
(2009)
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
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
(2010)
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
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
(2011)
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
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
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
(2012)
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
Open
(Details)
SSC-R's school colors
Sandugo SSC–R
3–2
3–0
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley UPHSD
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army
2–3
3–0
Army clinches 3rd by tiebreak
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
10
(2013)
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
Open
(Details)
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley
3–2
3–2
Ateneo's school colors
Smart-Maynilad
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army
3–0
3–1
NU's school colors
Philippine Air Force
All Star
(Details)
Ateneo's school colors
Smart All Stars
3–2 SSC-R's school colors
Shakey's All Stars
11
(2014)
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
Open
(Details)
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army
3–0
3–0
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley
UE's school colors
PLDT
1–3
3–0
PLDT clinches 3rd by tiebreak
JRU's school colors
Philippine Air Force
Reinforced Open
(Details)
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley
3–1
3–2
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army
UE's school colors
PLDT
3–2
3–2
San Beda's school colors
MERALCO
12
(2015)
Open
(Details)
UE's school colors
PLDT
1–3
3–1
3–2
CSB's school colors
Philippine Army
UPHD's school colors
Cagayan Valley
3–0
3–1
San Beda's school colors
MERALCO
Collegiate
(Details)
NU's school colors
NU
0–3
3–0
3–0
Ateneo's school colors
Ateneo
FEU's school colors
FEU
3–1
3–0
UST's school colors
UST
Reinforced Open
(Details)
women's school colors
PLDT
3–2
3–1
women's school colors
Philippine Army
UP's school colors
UP
3–1
3–1
women's school colors
Philippine Navy
13
(2016)
Open
(Details)
women's school colors
Pocari Sweat
2-3
3-1
3-1
women's school colors
Philippine Air Force
Ateneo's school colors
Bali Pure
3–2
3–1
USLS's school colors
Laoag
Collegiate
(Details)
Reinforced Open
(Details)

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 both UST and SSC-R during the recent years.

Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns-Philippine Army Lady Troopers Rivalry[edit]

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 ABS-CBN Sports+Action from GMA News TV. A contract was signed in 2016.

International

Current Broadcast Team (ABS-CBN Sports+Action)[edit]

Play-by-Play Commentators
  • Eric Tipan
  • Boom Gonzalez
  • Jing Jamlang
  • Anton Roxas
Analysts
  • Anne Remulla-Canda
  • Fille Cainglet-Cayetano
  • Noreen Go
  • Ronnie Magsanoc
  • AJ Pareja
  • Mozzy Ravena
  • Ivy Remulla
Courtside Reporters
  • Laura Lehmann
  • Jeanine Tsoi
  • Judy Saril

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]