Top 10 Best Female Volleyball Players in the Philippines

The Top Ten
1 Alyssa Valdez

Alyssa Valdez... fantastic. One word is enough to describe her personality, her look, her way of playing, and everything she has. Having four awards in one season was incredible, don't you agree? It was history when she received those awards.

It is somewhat hard to imagine that she was able to make an amazing and incredible transition from being an admirable beach volleyball player, which is very hard, to an outstanding indoor volleyball player. Her dream was simple: to be a member of the Philippines' Women's National Volleyball Team. It is also hard to imagine a simple and humble lady studying in college to become a successful person someday while going for matches, practices, and those sorts of things. She manages her time amazingly.

Do you think she is capable of working, studying, endorsing, and playing at the same time? We'll see about that! She is not just an amazing athlete. She is also a superstar, endorsing products and acting. Visiting some famous TV shows in the Philippines, I think the government should pay attention to this young lady. To conclude this, Alyssa, you're the man!

2 Ara Galang

Despite not having the most individual awards, she still possesses the raw talent necessary to stay on the list. A sturdy blocker, steady digger, calm passer, intelligent spiker, and, last but not least, deadly behind the service line. She may not have the attitude like other players that lifts the team, but she still has that kind of appearance that makes her look like she's playing calmly and confidently. That kind of aura helps her team keep their wit and motivation up.

Not only is she the best spiker, but also the best player among her generation thanks to her unmatched defense and offense. Not to mention her hopping power and her flexibility while in mid-air every time she executes her undecipherable craft whenever a set is given to her.

3 Aiza Maizo-Pontillas

Best utility player I've ever seen, and definitely one of the best female players that has graced the Philippine volleyball court. Superb blocking skills, very versatile and smart. Showcases great variation of attacks, knows how to score without always relying on power.

Always gives off a calm and composed aura on the court even under high pressure. A leader by example, always uplifts members when down. Very humble.

She's a trendsetter. Before, Utility Spikers were never an offensive option until Aiza Maizo-Pontillas came onto the scene. An all-around player with multiple awards around her neck from different leagues. Best Blocker, Best Server, Best Spiker, Best Scorer, Most Valuable Player, etc. The list just goes on and on. Idolized by almost everyone (including me!). She never fails to inspire people with her simple charisma and leadership inside the court.

4 Angeli Tabaquero

Maria Angelie Tabaquero is a full package as an outside hitter. I say so because, aside from her high-percentage offense, she also contributes to defense. Angge Tabaquero is a very efficient and smart outside hitter.

I haven't seen anyone like Angge Tabaquero. She should be the top 2 on the list.

A great captain and a strong player. What else can a volleyball team ask for? Tabaquero has it all: power attacks, strong defense, and offense. I really love watching your game.

What makes a great volleyball player is being the total package.

Leadership - Angge was dubbed "Kapitana" for being the RP Team's Team Captain (the best according to many).

Skills - one of the best attackers UST had produced, known for her amazing digs and defensive plays, very consistent serves.

Sportsmanship - Was awarded Best in Sportsmanship.

Attitude - Undeniably a joy to watch during her games, the right amount of spunk and quirk.

So yeah, for me, Angge is the best.

5 Tatan Pantone

Being awarded as "Best Digger" in the Shakey's V-League and UAAP for five times and three times, respectively, she comes out as one of the best liberos in the country. Because of her unbeatable defense, her team, Adamson, is known for its excellent floor defenses and receptions.

She plays without fanfare but certainly always gets the work done.

She's one of the best players I've known, especially as a libero.

6 Dindin Santiago-Manabat

She's No. 1 for me, mainly because she can play as a middle hitter/quicker, open spiker, and back-row attacker. She has improved her defense at the back line. What else can you ask for if she's on your team?

She just needs to be more aggressive in her attacks, like any other player here.

She is popular but not as popular as Alyssa Valdez. However, her skills, both offense and defense, should put her name at the top. Give her the right coach, and she will dominate every game easily.

Just look at what she has become in the PSL. She wouldn't be called The Franchise for nothing.

7 Myla Pablo

True to her pet name, the typhoon, she showed us that she can do more than she did during her UAAP days. She can spike even stronger now.

MYLA is such a gifted player. With her wit, charm, and skills, she surely makes her the best in the volleyball field. Keep up the great work! I'm such a fan of yours! STAY AWESOME!

A perfect approach, ball contact, and powerful hits would best describe her.

8 Jaja Santiago

Jaja really is essential to the national team. With a height of 6'5, she is very good as a middle blocker and middle attacker. Her attack is surely about to score.

The Santiago Sisters are really the best volleyball players. They must be in every game of the national team.

She is the star of the Philippine women's volleyball since 90% of her attacks are about to score.

She's the queen. World-class talent. Just needs more practice and training.

9 Aby Marano

There can never be another BMDC queen like Marano. Her fierceness and leadership on the court are what separate her from all other middle blockers. Not only is she an epitome of leadership but also of excellence, having claimed two MVP awards during her collegiate stint, as well as multiple Best Middle Blocker awards from her collegiate and semi-pro league career.

She is the best captain for me. She fights with all her heart and gives her best no matter what. Her name remains among the greatest volleyball players in the world till the end of time for me.

She is truly fierce, amazing, great, and the only El Capitana of De La Salle University. I love you, Abi.

10 Rachel Anne Daquis

RAD should be the number one.

She is a model athlete. Imagine, she's not a partygoer, doesn't stay up late, and doesn't drink alcoholic beverages. She is so humble. She has a big heart for the poor. She always gives back what she earned and shares it with others.

Not to mention her popularity outside of the court, having a lot of endorsements and sponsorships. Not just the best volleyball player we have known. Beautiful in and out.

For me, she is the best player. Actually, I'm not a fan of volleyball, but when I read a story on Wattpad where she is the character used, I searched a lot about her. When I got to know that she is a volleyball player and watched all her videos, man! She is simply gorgeous, putting all her effort from the heart.

Plus, the bonus that she is fun to be with, making faces, dancing like crazy, but who cares? Still beautiful nonetheless.

The Contenders
11 Jovelyn Gonzaga

I agree that she is a very underrated player. I remember watching the Philippine Army's game, and you could really feel her presence on the court. She's so good in defense, like she's everywhere on the court just to keep the ball alive.

Her high-percentage spikes show how talented Jovs is, and receiving that award in the last Shakey's V-League conference is a result of hard work, teamwork, and dedication to the sport.

The best utility player in the country. Sorry to Aiza Maizo fans, but this girl, skills-wise, is better than the UST phenom. She has precise and powerful hits, good blocking, and is an effective floor defender.

12 Gretchen Ho

She's very good in timing as well as defense. Her running hit is functioning effectively.

She seems to be intelligent and smart. She's beautiful and one of the best volleyball players.

The famous crowd darling of Philippine volleyball. Loving her quick attacks.

13 Venus Bernal

She is still the queen of Philippine volleyball. Her down-the-line attack is still the greatest of all the players. No one can beat that.

The best open spiker during her time. Her power could rival Jang Bualee.

Legend. Nothing can beat her with Balse. UST days.

14 Stephanie Mercado

Agree, great player of all time. Two thumbs up.

She's the real phenom. The greatest player of her time.

15 Mary Jean Balse-Pabayo

She has won so many MVP awards from several tournaments.

Another legend of UST. No one could beat them.

Hi! How I wish I can be like you soon.

16 Rubie de Leon
17 Maika Ortiz

Her running attack form is said to be one of the most perfect ever seen on the court. Because of her strong attacks and unbeatable blocks, she was awarded Best Attacker in UAAP S74 and Best Blocker in SVL.

18 Michelle Carolino

The way she flies in the air. Her hang time. Considering she's not that tall, but boy, she can jump. Her knack for scoring at crucial points. The best! She makes the games more exciting!

Her high jumping ability and powerful spikes deliver a great impression that will last for sure.

There's still no one like her since La Salle's golden days. No one can hammer balls like she did.

19 Rhea Dimaculangan

The best and the most consistent player of all time, including best blocker.

20 Laurence Ann Latigay

LauAnn Latigay is my first love. Alyssa Valdez is my greatest love. I don't know who to pick.

21 Bangladesh Pantaleon
22 Jia Morado

Even though she was a rookie last year, I believe she was the best setter of the season. Ateneo's unbelievable championship was perfectly steered by her. In my opinion, her talent loomed far greater than those of the veterans.

Although she had Alyssa Valdez as her main gun and the top scorer of the league, her mastery in navigating all the other players on the team was superior to all other setters from different teams. There could be some slight shortcomings in the tabulations, but overall, I see this young lady as the smartest and bravest risk-taker in her field. That's why they became two-time champions already.

The next remaining years for her will be fruitful, and I believe her steering will be the crucial element for repeat championships for the team. God bless!

23 Denden Lazaro-Revilla

One of the best diggers and receivers in the Philippines. She is called the "Iron Eagle" and the "Floor Defender." Plus, her charms will really catch you, especially her adorable eyes.

How I wish I could be as pretty as she is. The Filipina way of being beautiful is clearly seen in Denden's features.

Denden's best year was her last year playing for Ateneo. It only shows how smart she is when it comes to defending those attacks from DLSU during the finals. Den was like all over the place, digging and saving the ball.

Their opponent's attacks didn't score easily because of her. I definitely vote for her as one of the best liberos in UAAP women's volleyball.

24 Michele Gumabao

Definitely one of the best volleyball players this year. I was surprised she wasn't included in the last U-23.

She's not a scorer all the time, but her heart and enthusiasm on the court make you feel like you're watching them personally. She's indeed a very good leader and the heart of every team.

You don't want to meet her near the net.

25 Fille Cainglet-Cayetano

I'm an avid fan of Fille. Super smart player. Because of you, I realized how great volleyball is.

For me, the smartest player today. She is not only an explosive offensive player but also one of the best defensively!

Fille. She's one of the best volleyball players of her generation.

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