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03
Jul
2024

American Oluoma Okaro loads up Akari for PVL 2024 Reinforced Conference

Oluoma Okaro is set to reinforce the Akari Chargers in the PVL 2024 Reinforced Conference this month. The 28-year-old American previously played for the ASP Thetis Voulas in Greece’s A1 Ethniki Women’s Volleyball Championship last season. She also had a stint with the Hämeenlinna Volleyball Club in Finland after college. Okaro played collegiate volleyball for...
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16
May
2024

PVL 2024 ALL-FILIPINO CONFERENCE RECAP: Nxled Chameleons

Photo: Premier Volleyball League The Nxled Chameleons had another impressive campaign in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL). After turning heads in their debut conference last year, the Chameleons entered the new season retooled with the addition of star player Ivy Lacsina — and once again, they showed promise. Let’s look back at Nxled’s performance in...
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06
May
2024

Tina Salak relishes return to coaching in the pros

Coach Tina Salak was one of the exciting additions to the Akari Chargers in the previous offseason. Fans were both thrilled and surprised by Salak’s return to the Philippines after abruptly stepping down as the head coach of the FEU Women’s Volleyball Team post-UAAP Season 85, where she transformed the Lady Tams into dark-horse contenders....
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29
Apr
2024

Akari captain Mich Cobb keeps faith in the process

The Akari Chargers finished their PVL 2024 All-Filipino conference with a sweep of the cellar-dwelling Strong Group Athletics last Saturday. Akari, led by team captain Michelle Cobb, ended their campaign on a great note after a roller-coaster ride in this conference. “I think, samin, it’s just really ending the [conference] well and we’ve been through...
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24
Apr
2024

Nxled fends off gritty Capital1 in straight sets

The Nxled Chameleons shrugged off the pesky Capital1 Solar Spikers in three sets, 25-13, 25-23, 25-22, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena, Tuesday night. Nxled bounced back from a loss against the Creamline Cool Smashers to improve their record to 4-6. More importantly, the win gave the Chameleons momentum heading into...
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22
Apr
2024

Rodel Canino ‘very happy’ to find a home in Akari

During the previous offseason, the Akari Chargers not only bolstered their roster by adding stars Grethcel Soltones and Ced Domingo but also strengthened their coaching staff after the resignation of former head coach Jorge Souza de Brito. The Akari management decided to elevate Raffy Mosuela from assistant coach to interim head coach, and also hired...
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15
Apr
2024

Get to know more about Nxled head coach Takayuki Minowa off the court

It has been approximately seven months since Japanese coach Takayuki Minowa arrived in the Philippines to take on the head coaching duties of the Nxled Chameleons. In his short time mentoring his young squad, he has helped the players develop, enabling them to exceed expectations in two conferences of the Premier Volleyball League. In seven...
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15
Apr
2024

Nxled falls to Creamline in straight sets

PASIG CITY — The Nxled Chameleons’ two-game winning streak came to an end as they came up short against the Creamline Cool Smashers in straight sets, 22-25, 12-25, 20-25, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena last Saturday. Ivy Lacsina was the lone Chameleon who barged into double digits in scoring with...
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12
Apr
2024

Akari sweeps Capital1, keeps semifinal hopes alive

Photo: PVL The Akari Chargers take down the Capital1 Solar Spikers in straight sets, 25-17, 25-14, 25-20, in the PVL2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena, Thursday night. Coming off a victory against Galeries Tower last Saturday, the Chargers secured their second straight win and fourth overall as they remained in contention for a semifinals...
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11
Apr
2024

Nxled outduels Farm Fresh in five sets to stay in semifinal contention

PASIG CITY — The Nxled Chameleons outlasted the Farm Fresh Foxies in five sets, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena last Tuesday. With their second straight victory, the Chameleons kept their semifinal hopes alive and knocked out the Farm Fresh in contention. Ivy Lacsina led Nxled’s...
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