BEST Center's women volleyball league opens 20th season with 50-team field

MORE than 50 teams will be competing in four categories when the 20th Women’s Volleyball League begins on Sunday at the Xavier School gym.

Organized by the Best Center and sponsored by Milo, the WVL is among the few long-running junior volleyball leagues aimed at boosting the development of the sport that has seen a revival over the past decade.

Best Center founder and president Nic Jorge, a former national basketball coach, said Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) president Joey Romasanta will be the main guest and speaker in the short opening ceremony.

St. Paul College-Makati will be defending its crown in the 13 under Developmental Division against 12 other teams, while Colegio San Agustin-Makati will also look to repeat as champs in the 13 under Competitive Division against five other equally strong school teams.

Also returning are La Salle College-Antipolo, which will try to keep its 17 under Developmental Division title and Hope Christian School, which will defend the 17 under Competitive Division crown.

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