UAAP S78 Volleyball competition starts on January 31The volleyball fever is on with the opening of the UAAP Season 78 Volleyball competition on Sunday (January 31) at the Mall of Asia Arena. Fans of volleyball superstars like Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes, and Jaja Santiago can catch the exciting action on the hard court live on ABS-CBN Sports + Action starting at two in the afternoon.
The eight participating schools have been hard at work for the upcoming season and it looks like that the action that will take place will be hard to gauge. Fans can look forward to more competitive and exciting games with all the teams strengthening their lineups to contend for the crown, currently held by the Ateneo Blue Eagles and Ateneo Lady Eagles for the Men's and Women's divisions, respectively.
Players to watch for Ateneo are Season 77 Most Valuable Players (MVP) Marck Espejo and Alyssa Valdez, for Adamson University it's Michael Sudaria and Mylene Paat, for De La Salle University it's John Onia and the returning Ara Galang, while Far Eastern University has Greg Dolor and Bernadeth Pons leading the charge.
Also ready to heat up the court are Vince Mangulabnan and Jaja Santiago of National University, Edward Camposano and Shaya Adorador of University of the East, Alfred Valbuena and Kathy Bersola of the University of the Philippines, and Kris De Guzman and EJ Laure of the University of Santo Tomas.
Tune in to the games every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday starting January 31 as the UAAP Season 78 Volleyball season commences on ABS-CBN Sports + Action, after the pre-game show “Upfront at the UAAP.” For more info about the players and the teams participating, visit sports.abs-cbn.com, and follow their Facebook and Twitter (@abscbnsports) accounts. (Story/Photos by: Kane Errol Choa)