Defending champs NU, Ateneo lead Collegiate Conference cast

Ten teams led by defending champion NU banner the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference that fires off at the Ynares Sports Arena on July 30. 

Joining the Lady Bulldogs in Group A are crowd favorite Ateneo, who will likely play its first tournament without 3-time UAAP MVP Alyssa Valdez for the first time in years.

NCAA powerhouse squads San Sebastian, led by Open Conference MVP Grethcel Soltones, Perpetual Help, and TIP complete the Group A cast.

Meanwhile, NCAA champion College of St. Benilde leads an interesting Group B, which will also include UAAP semifinalists FEU and UP.

Parading the Laure sisters, UST will also be part of the group, along with San Beda. — By Jason Mercene