Volleyball is one of the most popular games which require a lot of agility and strength. The players are especially known for their ability to jump to great heights and also because of the extraordinary "smashes" that these players execute when they play the game.
Female athletes are something else. They’re young, talented and inexperienced. Their lack of media exposure makes them a lot more attractive in the eyes of many. While this applies to any collegiate sport, it’s clear that some of the most beautiful and sporty women are in volleyball. Check out these 10 Filipina volleyball players who are considered as most beautiful in their field right now!
10. MICHELLE THERESE GUMABAO - this former Lady Spiker from the De La Salle University was the Finals Most Valuable Player of UAAP Season 75.
9. DENISE MICHELLE LAZARO - she is the current libero of the Philippine National Team and was the Best Receiver in the UAAP Seasons '76 and '77 and played for Ateneo de Manila University. She also bagged the Best Libero award in the 2015 SEA Games.
8. ALYJA DAPHNE SANTIAGO - popularly known as Jaja, she is the other half of the National University's "Twin tower" with her sister Dindin. She was the Best Attacker in the UAAP Seasons '77 and '78.
7. GRETCHEN HO - she was part of the Ateneo Lady Eagles' FAB5. She is one of the founders of Beach Volleyball Republic.
6. AMANDA VILLANUEVA - this former player of the Adamson University Lady Falcons was a beach volleyball player before becoming an indoor volleyball player.
5. MIKA AEREEN REYES - this current team captain of the Philippines National Team used to play for the De La Salle University. She was the Most Valuable player in 2015 PVF Intercollegiate Championship.
4. ALYSSA VALDEZ - she is indeed the most famous volleyball player today. This former Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagle was the Most Valuable Player of the UAAP Seasons '70, '71, '72, '76, '77, and '78. She was also the first volleyball player who became the flag-bearer of the Philippines for SEA Games.
3. RACHEL ANNE DAQUIS - she is an alumna of Far Eastern University and was the Best Server of UAAP Seasons '68 and '69.
2. KIM KIANNA DY - this current De La Salle University Lady Spiker was the Finals Most Valuable Player in the UAAP Season '78.
1. PAULINE GASTON - the Ateneo Lady Eagle, before becoming a volleyball player, was a beauty queen and was the Ms. UST High School 2014. It was her sister, Therese, who transferred the crown to her.
Can you name other volleyball players who deserve to be on the list? Share your favorite players with us in the comment section below!