Before the PVL heads into what should be another milestone season, we present the best-scoring performances featuring only local players.
If you strip the game of volleyball to its most basic core, the goal is simple: get them points.
And since the Premier Volleyball League turned pro, these strong women have gotten good at getting buckets. So before the PVL heads into what should be another milestone season, we present the best-scoring performances featuring only local players.
Behold, the PVL All-Fiipino 30-point club.
Sisi Rondina - 33 points (Choco Mucho vs. Creamline)
Ending the 2023 PVL season with a banger, Sisi Rondina exploded for 33 points for Choco Mucho. Unfortunately, they weren’t enough for the Flying Titans to take down the might Creamline Cool Smashers in the Finals.
Still, Rondina now tops the PVL for most points in the professional era, and no. 2 in PVL Finals games just behind Petro Gazz import Lindsey Vander Weide.
Dindin Santiago-Manabat - 32 points (Chery Tiggo vs. Creamline)
The previous PVL Finals high for a local belonged to Dindin Santiago-Manabat.
Playing the game of her life, Dindin dropped 32 big ones on Creamline, leading the Chery Tiggo Crossovers to a dramatic Game 3 comeback to win the first-ever PVL championship in the pro era in Ilocos.
Dindin Santiago-Manabat - 32 points (Chery Tiggo vs. Army)
Yep, Dindin has two entries here, and she is the only PVL local to have multiple 30-point games since the league turned pro.
This one is a bit lost in the grand scheme of things, as it came in the classification round of the 2022 PVL Open Conference, but Dindin can take claim on scoring the first two 30-pieces as a PVL pros.
Kat Tolentino - 31 points (Choco Mucho vs. Cignal)
Kat Tolentino joined Dindin in the 30-point club very early in the 2022 PVL Invitational Conference, flashing her scoring prowess for Choco Mucho.
However, like Rondina’s losing effort on top of this list, Kat’s 31-point explosion went for naught as the Flying Titans fell victim to Cignal in a five-set heartbreaker.
Grethcel Soltones - 31 points (Petro Gazz vs. F2 Logistics)
364 days after Kat’s 31, Grethcel Soltones scored her own 31 in the 2023 PVL Invitational.
Soltones delivered a vintage performance, leading the Angels to a sensational five-set win that saw them recover from a 33-35 loss in set no. 4.
Savannah Davison - 31 points (PLDT vs. Choco Mucho)
Savannah Davison wasted no time establishing herself as a power player for PLDT in her debut PVL conference to end the 2023 PVL season.
Her crown jewel so far was a magnificent 31-point outburst against Choco Mucho, all of which came from attacks. Unfortunately, her current career-high came in a five-set loss to the Flying Titans.
Trisha Tubu - 30 points (Farm Fresh vs. F2 Logistics)
In a true “introduce yourself” moment, Trisha Tubu dropped 30 points for Farm Fresh in the PVL 2nd All-Filipino Conference.
But in what is a rather sad theme on this list, the Foxies couldn’t quite score the signature win of their young franchise, losing to F2 Logistics in five sets.
Jolina Dela Cruz - 30 points (F2 Logistics vs. Cignal)
Jolina Dela Cruz was the second rookie to have a 30-piece to close the 2023 PVL season, leading the fight for F2 Logistics against Cignal.
While it also came in a disappointing loss, Jolens is the only local on this list to score her 30 in a game that didn’t reach five sets.
(With reports from Kiko Demigillo)