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.
— Isa Molde (@molditas) February 14, 2018
— Benggadora (@Benggadora08) February 4, 2018
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.
— DLSU LADY SPIKERS ✯ (@DLSUVolleyFans) February 13, 2018
— DLSU LADY SPIKERS ➵ (@GoLadySpikersss) February 4, 2018
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.
UST #6 Milena Alessandrini💕 pic.twitter.com/pmiLKX3MQ5
— lalo (@iamhwankarlos) February 5, 2018
— Run Lipa (@dhonasuperstar) February 3, 2018
— adi (@Adipraze) February 8, 2018
— Bea. JhoBea. Jho. (@wheninvball) February 7, 2018
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.
Ateneo Lady Eagles vs UST – Round 1
— Team AMDG (@TeamAMDG) February 12, 2018
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?
Mind you, this was never done again since.
And lastly, guess which team is also sponsored by Nike this season.
Uy! May swoosh ang jersey ng MVT. Sana sa WVT din. Pero pansin ko yung training shoes nina Pons, may swoosh din. 🔰 #GoForGreatFEU
— FEU WVT (@LadyTamaraws) February 4, 2018
Yung mga mga may ka-date, alone, still blessed kahit single, may ka-MU, love ang work!
Sugod na sa San Juan Arena and cheer for our FEU Lady Tamaraws as they face the defending champs, DLSU Lady Spikers, 4PM!
— Team FEU (@TEAM_FEU) February 13, 2018
Oha, who wore it better na lang raw.
— Celine Domingo ➰ (@clndmgo) February 8, 2018
— Isabel Beatriz de Leon (@BeadelBelievers) February 11, 2018