Monthly Archives: February 2013

His real name is Matthew John Anderson, 25 years old from New York. He is a member of the USA National Men’s Volleyball Team.

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When he was in high school , he started to play in the middle position. But as time went by, he was trained to work as an outside hitter.

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During the first round of the Finals of the 2013 CEV VOLLEYBALL CUP, Bank BPS Fakro MUSZYNA (Poland) outdueled the famous and strong Fenerbahce SK Istanbul (Turkey)  in an epic 5-setter (3-2) 26-24, 26-24, 19-25, 23-25, 15-11.


I was actually dipped into my wild guess of the moment that Fenerbahce would win because, the Korean star player, Kim Yeon-Koung was there.


It was a very nice match, the Polish team didn’t lose hope to fight Turkey’s heavyweight volleyball club. Knowing that Lindsey Berg (USA) is a very good setter. But Anna Werblinska showcased her offensive play.

To watch the full match of this game, please click here . Enjoy volleyball!

It would be the second appearance for the LADY EAGLES of Ateneo De Manila University to be in the FINALS. Lucky seasons for them -Season 74 and Season 75.


It’s because the team clobbered the LADY FALCONS of Adamson University in 3 straight sets, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24.

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It was really a tough match in every set. Both teams were willing to win over one another. But the mighty and defensive Eagles soared higher than the Falcons.

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Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo fired out 22 points in this match while Paulina Soriano of Adamson got 17 points.

Supposedly, the Lady Falcons would have won the 3rd set because they were ahead, 23-19 but the Lady Eagles made their run and sealed the set 26-24.

To watch the full match of this game, please click here.

Who would not forget this pretty and gorgeous volleybelle?  Yes, Virginia she’s from ITALY!

Francesca Piccinini

Francesca Piccinini (born January 10, 1979 in Massa) is a female volleyball player who has represented Italy four times (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012) at the Summer Olympics. She was a member of the Women’s National Team that won the gold medal at the 2002 World Championship in Germany.

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She made her debut for Italy on 1995-06-10 against the United States. She was inspired to become a professional volleyball player by the classic anime Attack No. 1 which in Italy was shown on TV in the 1980s under the title ‘Mimi e la nazionale della pallavolo’.

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In 2004 she appeared naked in a calendar published by the Italian magazine Men’s Health.

Playing professionally with the Italian club Volley Bergamo, she won the Most Valuable Player” award when her team won the 2009–10 CEV Indesit Champions League title. (Source)

One of the finest and powerful moments of women’s volleyball in the 2012 London Olympics was here in this video! The full match of the exciting game between USA and TURKEY. 🙂

Destinee Hooker, as well as, Megan Hodge showcased her firepowers to outduel the Turkish squad in the preliminary round under Pool B.

OF course, Neslihan Darnel was very determined to unload her superb left spikes and hits. Right?

With great professional referees from Spain and Qatar, this match has been a wonderful game to behold.

It’s not easy to seal a match! Right? Aiming that set point, match point and championship point! Go for gold!

The video below shows a very exciting match in a third set of this collegiate volleyball, UAAP Season 73. THE FINALS!

I’ve been watching this one for so many times. Long rallies, good digs, great sets, powerful spikes and smart plays are here!

Noted players of the season are one of my favorites! Aiza Maizo from the UST Golden Tigresses, Jacqueline  Alarca from the DLSU LADY Spikers (formerly Green Archers), Slephanie Mercado (daughter of former Philippine National athlete, LYDIA DE VEGA – MERCADO) from DLSU, MAruja Banaticla from UST.

The Tigresses should have won the 3rd set considering they put the Green Archers in a set point. Fortune, fortune showered  from the side of De La Salle when the girls were able to make their run and tied at 24 all.

Both teams did not lose their hopes to win that very tight set. I actually guessed, it was UST who would win. But, the story has changed and with those check balls and unforced errors, the Greens won in 3 straight sets!

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The LADY SPIKERS of De La Salle University were the volleyball champion of Season 74!

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It was a best-of-5 series against the LADY EAGLES of Ateneo De Manila University.

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In Game 1, Ateneo defeated De La Salle in 4 sets, 23-25, 28-26, 25-23 and 25-17.

It seemed the Eagles were prepared to wallop the number seed Lady Spikers. In Game 2, the LADY Spikers fought back and outdueled the Eagles in sets too, 23-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-18.

And the most awaited game was Game 3, where the LADY SPIKERS really came up with a solid game against the LADY EAGLES, They outsmarted them in just 3 straight sets, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-13.


Charlene Cruz was awarded MVP of the season. She was the team captain.

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It’s already semi-final in Season 75.  And the team will play against the National University LADY BULLDOGS this Saturday, February 23, 2013. This is the first time that the Bulldogs were able to enter the FINAL 4.

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The LADY SPIKERS have twice to beat advantage being the #1 seeded team of the season. On the other hand, LADY FALCONS will play against the #2 team with a twice to beat advantage, too, the LADY EAGLES.

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Possible outcomes! If Ateneo wins over Adamson and De La Salle wins over National, this would be a repeat of the FINALS in Season 75. But these teams are tough. Adamson would find their ways to let the LADY FALCONS soar high against the LADY EAGLES. Likewise, the LADY BULLDOGS would use their fangs to fight the LADY SPIKERS!

Now, the question is: WILL THE LADY SPIKERS GET THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE THIS SEASON? To be or not to be! Good luck ladies!

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