As each year passes, the competition in the PVL only continues to grow.
Some fans (or all?) cannot wait for the new Premier Volleyball League season to start.
Since 2017, the year where the PVL was officially renamed as such, several championships and records have been set in the league. Some are hard to beat, while others already have potential record-breakers on their tails.
Here are some notable numbers that fans should know before the 2023 PVL season kicks off:
Most championships by a team: 5
The Creamline Cool Smashers hold the record for most championships in the league. The team has won five titles so far—they won the Reinforced and Invitational championship once each, and the Open (now All-Filipino) thrice. With a roster led by Alyssa Valdez, it’s not hard to see why the Cool Smashers have had their success and are looking to add more trophies to their collection in 2023.
Most individual awards: 10
Speaking of Alyssa Valdez, there’s a reason why Valdez is considered the GOAT of Philippine volleyball. Her awards alone backs that case. She is the most awarded and most decorated player in the entire league, having won ten awards. These include the Best Outside Hitter award, as well as Finals and Conference MVP.
Best setter awards: 7
Another reason for Creamline’s success has definitely been because of Jia De Guzman. The Cool Smashers’ setter has proven her talent time and time again by winning the Best Setter award seven times. De Guzman is also the only player who has more than one "Best Setter" award in the league.
Most points in a game by a local: 37
It's the Phenom once again. Alyssa Valdez set the record, at least for local players, for the most points in a single game with 37. She set the record during the 2017 PVL Open Conference when Creamline faced BaliPure.
Just last year, Akari Chargers’ import Prisilla Rivera set the highest scoring record in the PVL with 44 points. Can Valdez or other locals beat the record? We’ll have to wait and see.
Most blocks in a game: 10
Talk about a block party in the PVL. Cignal HD Spikers’ middle blocker Ria Meneses set the record for the most blocks in a single match after tallying 10 blocks in a 3-setter win against Perlas during the 2021 PVL Open Conference.
These are just some of the bests in the PVL record books. Which one do you think gets broken this season?