Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 5:54 PM
 

A different battle ensues in Season 80

This UAAP season is in a whole new level of competition, with the opening weekend festivities seeing not one, but three, thrilling five-set games.

Along with all the action, another aspect of the game has taken center-stage: the outfits of the players.

The Lady Maroons decided to go old-school this year, bringing back the heydays of sleeved volleyball jerseys. They are also the only team to not feature reverse color shirts, using unique designs for each of set of uniform they wear instead.

Defending champs La Salle went for a minimalist vibe in what could possibly the year for another three-peat. This season’s jersey features a classy collar to match their campaign. Also, note the use of compression pants for some players like Dawn Macandili.

Did you know that Coach Ramil not only coaches from the sidelines but also calls the shots when it comes the team’s look? Migs Flores of Tiebreaker Times wrote an article about RDJ’s creativity outside the court, and you can read it here. (paki-hyperlink sa “here”: http://tiebreakertimes.com.ph/tbt/ramil-de-jesus-creativity-extends-outside-playing-court/108732)

We usually see local players wear compression pants. However, UST’s Fil-Italian recruit Milena Alessandrini and Ateneo spiker Ponggay Gaston went for full-body and upper body compression suit, respectively, instead.

Speaking of Ateneo, they have always donned the classic, clean blue and white jersey. This year is no different, and their battle gear is sponsored by Nike.

But the Lady Eagles were a little bit more daring in the past. Do you remember the time when Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet, and company wore the iconic one-piece?

Where dreams begin coming alive. #UAAPS80Volleyball #nostalgia

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Mind you, this was never done again since.

And lastly, guess which team is also sponsored by Nike this season.

Oha, who wore it better na lang raw.

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