Arellano Chiefs

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Arellano Chiefs
Arellano University
Arellano Chiefs logo
League NCAA
Joined NAASCU: 2001-02
NCRAA: 2005-09
NCAA: 2009
Location Manila, Philippines
Team colors Blue, Red and Gray
Juniors' team Braves
Women's team Lady Chiefs
Seniors' general championships
NCAA: none
Juniors' general championships
NCAA: none

The Arellano University Chiefs are the athletic teams of Arellano University. The school's teams compete in the NCAA and the NCRAA. The team has several intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men at Arellano.

History[edit]

Originally as the Arellano Flaming Arrows, the team won the National Student's Championship (NSC) in the 1970s. Years later, the Chiefs entered the best-of-three finals in the men's basketball division of the NCRAA in 2006 when they were defeated by the Saint Francis of Assisi College Doves. In a repeat finals appearance in 2007, head coach Leo Isaac finally led the Chiefs to the championship with a 67–64 game three win against the EAC Generals. The Chiefs relied on their defense to stop EAC's Ronjay Buenafe, while supporters of the rival teams had to be restrained inside the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. The then Baby Chiefs also defeated the Olivarez College juniors team in their own title series to ensure both NCRAA basketball titles would go to their Juan Sumulong Campus.[1]

In 2008, the Chiefs reigned anew against 2006 tormentor St. Francis in two games.,[2] while the Baby Chiefs also swept the Dovelets in juniors' competition to keep both basketball trophies.[3] The Chiefs' NCRAA championship caused their qualification to the 2008 Philippine Collegiate Championship for basketball. In the PCC, they defeated UCN Golden Dragons in the first round, but they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by three-peat NCAA champions San Beda Red Lions.

The Chiefs were able to qualify anew for the 2009 NCRAA finals, but they were defeated by upstarts Universal College Golden Dragons in overtime to deny the Chiefs of a third consecutive championship, while the Baby Chiefs were luckier as they defeated the Rizal Technological University Baby Thunders to clinch their third consecutive championship.[4]

The Chiefs are also the reigning three-time Fr. Martin's Cup champions, their last championship coming in 2009 against Philippine Merchant Marine School.[5]

With the departure of Philippine Christian University (PCU) Dolphins after exposure of several juniors' players enrolling with forged documents, the NCAA originally opened its doors for new members, and Arellano was one of the schools that lodged their application.[6] Arellano was named as one of the frontrunners,[7] but the NCAA Policy Board fail to garner enough number of votes to admit a new member which closed the doors for new members for their 2009–10 season.[8]

However, the NCAA invited "guest teams" instead, and Arellano, along with the AUF Great Danes and fellow NCRAA member EAC Generals were accepted as guest teams for the 2009–10 season, where they are also eligible to win championships.[9]

The Chiefs finished their 2009 campaigned fifth, the best among the guest teams, with an 8–10 record.[10] At the end of the tournament, Giorgio Ciriacruz was named as part of the Mythical Five (all-NCAA team), the only player from a guest team to be named in the five-member roster.[11]

On the Season 87 of NCAA, Isiah Ciriacruz won't play for the season due to a sustained injury and Adrian Celada was named as Team Captain.[12]

Teams[edit]

The Chiefs Basketball Team[edit]

Template:Arellano Chiefs Current Roster

The Braves Basketball Team Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Height Playing Year HS Year Grade School
8 Adrian Karl L. Reyes
16 Karl Vincent S. Cabahug
22 Troy Senen B. Mascariñas
24 Renzil D. Rivera
James Darwin M. Acsayan
Juniel S. Balbarona
Isaiah B. Banal
11 Mark Anthony M. Enriquez SG san beda alabang
Juan Miguel E. Gula
Maiko Ellis P. Juico
Tristan Neil A. Paradela
Steven John F. Paulo
John Joseph G. Peralta
Hermilo M. Rabusa Jr.
17 John Kenneth M. Zamora
6 Marl Sean T.Manasan PG/SG

Volleyball[edit]

Chiefs and Braves

Chess[edit]

Chiefs and Baby Chiefs

Swimming[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

Track and Field[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arellano Chiefs clinch NCRAA crown". The Manila Times. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chiefs beat Doves 61-60 to bag NCRAA caging title". GMA News and Public Affairs. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  3. ^ NCRAA: Arellano Baby Chiefs keep junior caging title, GMANews.tv
  4. ^ NCRAA: Universal College dethrones champ Arellano, GMANews.tv
  5. ^ NCAA-bound Arellano stamps class in Fr. Martin caging, GMANews.tv
  6. ^ "NCAA to announce new team before year ends". GMANews.tv. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  7. ^ Atencio, Peter (2 January 2009). "NCAA prunes down choices to 3". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "NCAA suspends admission of new members for 2009". GMANews.tv. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2009. 
  9. ^ Legaspi, Perry (3 June 2009). "Guest teams given chance to vie for NCAA titles". GMANews.tv. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Mendoza's MVP-like performance lifts Generals to triumph". GMANews.tv. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Carpet bombing: JRU gunners sweep NCAA MVP awards". GMANews.tv. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  12. ^ "Arellano Chiefs Beat JRU Heavy Bombers in NCAA Season 87 Basketball Game". GMANews.tv. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.