A TOTAL of 63 teams are vying for honors in four divisions of the 17th Women's Volleyball League starting on Sunday at the Xavier School courts.
The 17-under Competitive Division features Colegio San Agustin, Holy Family School, Hope Christian High School, King's Montessori, Paref-Rosehill, PWU-JASMS, San Antonio de Padua College, SBC-Alabang, St. James Academy, St. Scholastica's Manila, St. Theresa's College and The Academy of God's Children.
Taking part in the 17-Under Developmental Division are Assumption-Antipolo, Assumption College, Baesa Adventist, Child Jesus of Prague, Colegio de Sta. Rosa-Makati, Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan, Inc., Espiritu Santo Parochial School, Holy Trinity Academy, Immaculate Concepcion Academy and Immaculate Heart of Mary College.
Also vying are La Salle-Antipolo, Miriam College, O.B. Montessori Center-Greenhills, Philippine Women's University, PWU-JASMS, Saint Pedro Poveda, SBC-Alabang, SAS, School of the Holy Spirit, St. Bridget School, St. Joseph-Fairview, St. Mary's College, St. Paul-Makati, St. Peter the Apostle School, St. Scholastica's-Manila, St. Scholastica's-Westgrove, St. Theresa's College and UP-Integrated School.
Seeing action in the 13-Under Competitive Division of the Best Center-organized and Milo-sponsored tournament are Colegio San Agustin-Makati, Dr. Rafael V. Palma Elementary School, Saint Pedro Poveda, SBC-Alabang and St. Scholastica's College.
Competing in the 13-Under Developmental Division are Assumption Antipolo, Assumption College, Baesa Adventist Elementary School, Child Jesus of Prague School, Colegio San Agustin, Holy Family School, Jubilee Christian Academy, King Solomon Christian School International and La Salle College-Antipolo.
Also fielding teams in the under-13 class are Saint Pedro Poveda College, San Beda-Alabang, School of St. Anthony, Southville International School and Colleges, St. James Academy, St. Joseph School of Fairview, St. Paul College-Makati, St. Scholastica's College and St. Scholastica's-Westgrove.
Former national coach Florentino 'Kid' Santos is the tournament commissioner with Monica Jorge, daughter of Best Center founder and president Nic Jorge, as assistant commissioner.