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Maria Rosario Soriano
Personal information
Nickname Charo
Nationality Filipino
Born October 14, 1985
Hometown Tuguegarao City, Philippines
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg)
College(s) Ateneo de Manila University
Volleyball information
Position Open/Middle Hitter
Current club Beach Volleyball Republic
Number 8

Maria Rosario "Charo" Soriano is a Filipino volleyball player and coach. She is one of the founders of Beach Volleyball Republic, an outdoor volleyball tournament and a board member of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation.

Career

During her collegiate playing career for the Ateneo Lady Eagles, she played indoor and beach volleyball. After playing With the Ateneo Lady Eagles from 2003 to 2008, she worked as assistant coach for this team from 2012 to 2014. Soriano won with this team the Shakey's V-League Season 8, 1st Conference as head coach. In 2013, she played for the Smart Maynilad Net Spikers in the Shakey's V-League Soriano joined PLDT Home Ultera Ultra Fast Hitters from the Shakey's V-League, for the 2014 Shakey's V-League 11th Season Open Conference and the 2015 Shakey's V-League 12th Season Reinforced Open Conference.

In beach volleyball, Soriano played in the 2015 PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup with Petron XCS and the 2015 Fit To Hit: Philippine Beach Volleyball Invitational Mane 'n Tail. She won the Silver Medal in the 2015 Beach Volleyball Republic Christmas Open and later represented The Philippines partnering Alexa Micek in the 2015 Spike For Peace Women’s International Beach Volleyball. She played with Micek the Beach Volleyball Republic tournaments since 2015. She is one of the co-founders of Beach Volleyball Republic.

For the 2016 Shakey's V-League13th Season Open Conference season, she acted as playing coach for the club BaliPure Purest Water Defenders.

Clubs

  • Philippines Ateneo Lady Eagles (2003-2008)
  • Philippines Smart-Maynilad Net Spikers (2013)
  • Philippines PLDT Home Ultera Ultra Fast Hitters (2014-2015)
  • Philippines BaliPure Purest Water Defenders (2016)
  • Philippines Perlas Spikers (2017) - team manager

Awards

Individuals

  • 2003-2004 UAAP Season 66 "Rookie of the Year"
  • 2006 Home and Away Invitational League "Best Server"
  • 2007 Shakey's V-League Season 4 2nd Conference "Most Energetic Player"
  • 2007–2008 UAAP Season 70 "Best Scorer"
  • 2007–2008 UAAP Season 70 "Best Receiver"
  • 2008 Shakey's V-League Season 5 1st Conference "Most Improved Player"
  • 2008 Shakey's V-League Season 5 1st Conference "Best Blocker"
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