De La Salle Green Archers

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De La Salle Green Archers
De La Salle University
De La Salle Green Archers logo
League UAAP
Joined 1986
(NCAA founding member – 1924 NCAA member up to 1980)
Location College – Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines
High School – Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Team colors Green La Salle colors.svg White
Juniors' team Junior Archers
Women's team Lady Archers
Seniors' general championships
UAAP: 2
2012–13, 2013–14
NCAA: 5
1972–73, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81
Juniors' general championships
UAAP: none
NCAA: 10
1965–66, 1966–67 (DLSC High School)
1971–72, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1977-78,
1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81 (LSGH)

Website www.dlsusports.com

The De La Salle Green Archers (also La Salle Green Archers) are the men's varsity teams representing De La Salle University. The women's varsity teams are referred to as the De La Salle Lady Archers. The school's varsity teams participate in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, among others. La Salle is represented in the high school level by De La Salle Zobel, and are known as the Zobel Junior Archers.

History[edit]

The De La Salle Green Archers were a founding member of the NCAA in 1924. La Salle participated in the league for 57 years winning five NCAA General Championships in the process (1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, and 1980). The high school (Juniors' division) counterpart was the De La Salle Greenies until 1968 when De La Salle High School in Manila was dissolved. The Greenies had won two General Championships. La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) was established in 1959 and was eventually made the high school counterpart of De La Salle. It inherited the moniker Greenies and eventually became known as the Junior Archers. LSGH won eight General Championships until 1980 when La Salle withdrew from the NCAA.

From 1981 through 1985 the school participated in the PICUAA, invitational meets, interclub tournaments, and National Open.

De La Salle University (DLSU) then joined the UAAP in 1986.[1] La Salle picked the newly established De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) as their Juniors counterpart. LSGH was later asked by De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde to compete as their Juniors team in the NCAA when it applied and was accepted in 1998.

Since joining the UAAP in 1986, DLSU won two UAAP Overall Championships, in Season 75 (2012–13) and in Season 76 (2013–14), giving the university a combined seven overall titles in both the UAAP and NCAA. The Junior Archers have yet to bag a juniors championship in the UAAP.

ANIMO (Lasallian Spirit)[edit]

The Lasallian "spirit to fight" is known as Animo.[2] This originates from 325 years of "Faith and Zeal" of the La Sallian Christian Brothers.[3] The Lasallian spirit of "Faith" is symbolized by the radiant Signum Fidei Star from Bethlehem (the rays of the star has been replaced with the gloria et honos laurel).[citation needed]The La Sallian spirit of "Zeal" on the other hand, is symbolized by 3 chevrons (like the citroen logo) from the 1000 year old royal coat of arms of the De La Salle family. Animo also connotes a One La Salle with the elements of team work, courage and purpose to make a difference through helping others, inspiration from the accomplishments of the institution, purpose, and vitality.[citation needed]

The school colors are Green and White. Green was a tribute to the first batch of De La Salle Christian Brothers from Ireland and White representing the Philippines as the "Pearl of the Orient Seas". The Green Archer is the official athletic name of the school inspired by St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, patron saint of teachers. This was accordingly adopted owing to the precision shooting of the players of the school's first NCAA basketball champion team of 1939. The official mascots have been "Gordo", the fat archer, "Flaco", the thin archer, and "Sally", the lady archer.[citation needed] La Salle has had its school band play and entertain during various periods of its athletic history. Its popular fight songs, cheers and yells include "Go La Salle", "Oh When La Salle Goes Marching In", "Victory Song", "Rektikano", "Zama Zipa Zam", "La Salle Spelling", "Derecho La Salle", and "Animo La Salle".

Alma Mater Hymn[edit]

The Alma Mater song is "Hail to De La Salle." This originated in 1961 when Bro. Stephen Malachy, F.S.C. played a small harmonica and introduced the song he composed with Bro. Bonaventure Richard, F.S.C., to a graphics class.[4] The melody originated in San Joaquin Memorial High School (a La Salle school), in Fresno, California where Br. Stephen was assigned as a lyricist in the 1950s. This was adopted by the school's NCAA basketball team, band and cheerleaders. It eventually became a ritual, sung with arms raised and fists clenched symbolizing La Salle's enduring school spirit. The tradition of singing the Alma Mater hymn by Lasallians after a sports event (whether in victory or defeat), alumni homecoming, or other gathering was eventually followed by other schools.

Championships by Sport[edit]

PCCL 2010 Quarterfinals

De La Salle University has won 150 collegiate championships in the Men's and Women's divisions combined as of November, 2013. This includes championships while competing in the NCAA from 1924 through 1980 and UAAP from 1986 through the present. The Men's and Women's Tennis and swimming teams as well as the Women's volleyball and chess teams are the most recent champions in 2011-2012 UAAP season.

The school has a rich legacy in basketball (16 titles), football/soccer (32 titles), swimming (16 titles), track and field (13 titles), tennis (19 titles), and volleyball (14 titles). The Men's basketball team were 4-peat champions (1998–2001), chess team 6-peat champions (1999–2004), Men's football/soccer team 9-peat champions (1932–1940), Men's swimming team twice 3-peat champions (1990–1992 and 2000–2002), Men's track and field team 6-peat champions (1972–1977), Men's tennis 3-peat champions (1956–1958), and Men's volleyball team 4-peat champions (1977–1980). The university became co-educational in the early 1970s. The Women's basketball team were 4-peat champions (1999–2002), Women's football/soccer team 4-peat champions (2002–2005), Women's tennis team 3-peat champions (2002–2004), and Women's volleyball team twice 3-peat champions (2003–2005 and 2010-2012). De La Salle Men's and Women's basketball teams are the first 3-peat basketball champions in the same period (1999–2001). The school has yet to win a championship in beach volleyball, cheerdance, judo, and fencing.

The Junior Archers have won 99 high school championships which include basketball (7), chess (3) football/soccer (27), tennis (8), softball (7), swimming (9), track and field (23), and volleyball (15).

In UAAP Season 75 (2012–13), the school bagged its first ever General Championship

MEN'S SPORTS

  • Badminton - 2007
  • Baseball - 1995, 1999, and 2002
  • Basketball - 1939, 1947, 1956, 1971, 1974, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, and 2013–14
  • Chess - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004
  • Football - 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1994, 1996, and 1997
  • Softball - 1974, 1976, and 1977
  • Swimming - 1935, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2011
  • Table Tennis - 1997, 2000 and 2013–14
  • Taekwondo - 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2010, and 2013–14
  • Tennis - 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1965, 1980, 1990, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011
  • Track and Field - 1925, 1926, 1933, 1935, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 2004
  • Volleyball - 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 2001 and 2003

WOMEN'S SPORTS

  • Chess - 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2011–2012
  • Basketball - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2013-14
  • Badminton - 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2009
  • Football - 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, 2009
  • Judo - 2013-14
  • Swimming - 1990, 1996, 2002, 2003
  • Table Tennis - 2004
  • Taekwondo - 1997,1998, and 2012
  • Tennis - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • Volleyball - 1975, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012

Sports[edit]

Men's Basketball[edit]

The school has won 5 NCAA basketball titles (1939, 1947, 1956, 1971, and 1974). Its basketball teams won the coveted National Seniors Open Championship, a league participated by top commercial and college teams, twice in 1939 and 1949.[5][6] After bolting out of the NCAA in 1980, it participated in various tournaments. The Green Archers won the 1983 PABL Championship and 1983 National Open title. La Salle has 3 inter-collegiate titles. The school won the 1988 Philippine Inter-collegiate Championship. This was later reformatted to become the Collegiate Champions League, which then became the current Philippine Collegiate Championship[citation needed] with La Salle winning the championship in 2008 and 2013. La Salle has also won 8 UAAP basketball titles (1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, and 2013). It has appeared in the finals 14 times since joining the league. La Salle is also known for its 4-peat UAAP championship from 1998-2001.

La Salle's basketball program has produced its crop of national players and coaches. Among its revered players include Ramoncito Campos, Eddie Decena, Manolet Araneta, Martin Urra, Kurt Bachmann, Billy Manotoc, Lim Eng Beng, Ricardo Brown, Dindo Pumaren, Jun Limpot, Mark Telan, Don Carlos Allado, Ren-Ren Ritualo, Mike Cortez, Mac Cardona, and JVee Casio. Its great coaches have included Chito Calvo, Leo Prieto, Rogelio LaO, Tito Eduque, Ron Jacobs, Manong Derek Pumaren, Jong Uichico, and Franz Pumaren, who holds the distinction of leading the Green Archers to 5 UAAP basketball titles.

Its most recent UAAP championship is the 2013 UAAP 76 season after defeating UST. La Salle won the Philippine Collegiate Championship (PCCL) in 2013 after defeating SWU in the finals. The tournament has the same format as the US NCAA Division 1 Men's basketball tournament. College teams from all over the country participate in this officially sanctioned tournament by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

La Salle would have won the UAAP basketball title in 1991 after winning a controversial championship game against FEU.[7] A La Salle player ( Antonio "Tony Boy" Espinosa) with 5 fouls was mistakenly allowed by the officials table to play for less than 10 seconds. La Salle also had the twice to beat advantage in the championship series and would have been the outright champion. However, FEU protested the outcome of the game. The UAAP Board then ordered an entire rematch. La Salle took the stand that it was the responsibility of the officiating table. La Salle did not appear on the replay date. FEU by default was declared winner of that game. The protest was taken up by the FIBA, the highest international governing body in basketball. FIBA and the BAP supported La Salle's stand on the issue.[citation needed]

The school also won the UAAP basketball championship finals in 2004. However, this was lost due to an ineligibility scandal. On October 10, 2005, the University officially revealed to the newspapers in an official De La Salle press release that a then current La Salle player (later identified as second-string back-up center-Mark Benitez) was discovered by the university to be ineligible to continue to study in the university and therefore play for it in the UAAP. The player was discovered by the university to have submitted, as part of La Salle's requirements for admission as a college freshman school year 2003-2004, a falsified Department of Education Philippine Educational Placement Test Certificate of Rating (PEPTCR, a government-issued replacement for a regular high school diploma). A statement by the university outlined a chronology of events, showing that it received a letter from DepEd confirming that Benitez's PEPTCR was fake in August 2005. Benitez, however, continued to play until the UAAP Finals due to administrative delays.[8] In November 2005 after concluding the university's official internal investigation and then submitting its official report to the UAAP Board, the University returned its 2004 UAAP Senior Basketball championship and 2005 runner-up trophies. On October 18, 2005, a meeting was held between the player's camp and the La Salle administrators. Benitez' father denied reports that his son failed the PEPTCR. La Salle also admitted, after DepEd submitted its findings to La Salle, that a second Green Archer, second-string guard Tim Gatchalian, who was no longer even a member of the Green Archers during the 2005-2006 UAAP season but played in the previous 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons, also used spurious documents to enter college, and hence, also rendering himself ineligible to continue to study in the university and play in the UAAP. La Salle later both expelled Benitez and Gatchalian and cancelled all their previously earned college credits after due official investigation. In a letter addressed to the UAAP, De La Salle informed the league of their intent to take a leave from men's basketball.[9] The UAAP rejected this move by La Salle, saying that because basketball is a required event for members' continuing participation, La Salle had to have a leave of absence on all sports and not just Men's Basketball. In a meeting held at Adamson University on April 21, 2006, the UAAP Board unanimously voted to suspend De La Salle from all UAAP events (in the senior, junior and women's divisions) for the succeeding 2006-2007 (69th) season due to negligence. The UAAP board also decided to award the 2004 Seniors Basketball crown to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.

La Salle also had the longest active streak of reaching the Final Four (semi-finals) of the UAAP basketball tournament ever since the format was introduced, appearing 15 straight times. The streak was broken in 2009, when the Green Archers failed to make the Final Four for the first time ever. In 2010, the Green Archers returned to the Final Four, but lost to the FEU Tamarraws. In 2011, the Green Archers once again failed to make the Final Four. On September 11, 2011, Head coach Dindo Pumaren and the rest of the coaching staff resigned after the team failed to make the Final Four.

UAAP Season 77 (A.Y. 2014–15) Roster[edit]

The De La Salle Green Archers Basketball Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. High School
5 Abu Jahal Tratter PF 6' 6" 215 lbs. St. Francis HS - Mountain View
California USA
6 Norberto Brian Dlc. Torres C 6' 6" 200 lbs. 5th Mother Teresa Secondary School
Toronto Canada
7 Arnold Raymund L. Van Opstal C 6' 9" 205 lbs. 4th De La Salle Zobel
8 Robert Lee E. Bolick Jr. SG 6' 1" 165 lbs. 2nd La Salle Green Hills
9 Julian Michael Sargent SF 6' 3" 205 lbs. 3rd-Trf Cortez HS - Cactus Heights Phoenix
Arizona USA
10 Jason Andre C. Perkins PF/SF 6' 4" 235 lbs. 2nd Shakopee HS - Minnesota USA
11 Matthew David R. Salem PF/SF 6' 3" 185 lbs. 2nd Lake Howell HS - Winter Park Florida USA
12 Lee Terrence Mustre PG 5' 8" 165 lbs. 1st Harris Academy - Chafford Hundred Grays
Essex UK
15 Kirell Brahndon P. Montalbo PG 5' 11" 150 lbs. 2nd St. John's Institute - Bacolod
17 Almond P. Vosotros SG 5' 10" 160 lbs. 5th San Sebastian College-Recoletos
18 Thomas Christopher B. Torres PG 5' 8" 150 lbs. 3rd La Salle Green Hills
19 Rashleigh Paolo U. Rivero SF 6' 3" 205 lbs Rookie La Salle Green Hills
20 Yutien P. Andrada PF 6' 5" 195 lbs. 5th San Sebastian College-Recoletos
21 Jeron Alvin U. Teng (Capt.) SF 6' 2" 185 lbs. 3rd Xavier School

Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Arnold Van Opstal Norbert Torres Abu Tratter
PF Jason Perkins Ayetron Andrada Matt Salem
SF Jeron Teng Prince Rivero
SG Almond Vosotros Julian Sargeant Robert Bolick
PG Thomas Torres Kib Montalbo Terrence Mustre

Retired Numbers

  • 4 Ren-Ren Ritualo (played in 5-UAAP seasons for the Green Archers: 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001)
  • 14 Lim Eng Beng (played in 4-NCAA seasons for the Green Archers: 1971,1972,1973,1974)
  • 33 Kurt Bachmann (played in 4-NCAA seasons for the Green Archers: 1956,1957,1958,1959)

Notable Players

1920s

  • Albert Morrow - (Philippine Islands Team - 1923 Far Eastern Games Champion)

1930s

  • Leo Prieto - 1939 (National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award; PBA Hall of Fame; Philippine National Team Coach - 1956 Melbourne Olympics; YCO coach - multitled MICAA Champion; known as the founding PBA Commissioner; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Bob Keesey - 1939 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1941 Asian Co-Prosperity Games; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Enrique "Totit" J. Valles, HS 37, BSC 40 - 1994 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1939 (Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Open Seniors Champion)
  • Gabby Morras- 1939 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Charlie Valdes - 1939 (MICAA - San Miguel Beer; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Manny Zervoulakos - 1939 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion
  • Carlos L. Ledesma, HS 33, ACS 35, BSC 36 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame
  • Adrian H. Manzano, HS 38 ACS 41 BSC 42 - 1998 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame

1940s

  • Valentin "Tito" M. Eduque, HS 46 ACS 48 BSC 50 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947-1949 (National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award, Philippine National Basketball Team coach with the most number of gold medals in major international basketball tournaments; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Olympics; Coach of YCO - multi-titled MICAA Champion; MICAA - YCO; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Ramon Felipe "Ramoncito" J. Campos, Jr. - HS 46, BSC 52 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947 (National Basketball Hall of Fame, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Olympics; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1952 Helsinki Olympics; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1956 Melbourne Olympics; MICAA - YCO; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion; played for Columbia University - making him the first Filipino to play in United States NCAA)
  • Manuel "Manolet" L. Araneta, Jr., BSC 50 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947-1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Summer Olympics; 1947 MICAA Most Valuable Player; MICAA - Philippine Air Lines; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Eduardo "Eddie" P. Decena, HS 47 BSC 51 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947-1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Olympics; NCAA MVP - 1947; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and National Seniors Open Champion; Famous for the free throw shots which forced overtime during the 1947 NCAA championship game won by La Salle; also remembered for the winning midcourt shot in the dying seconds of the La Salle-Ateneo game during the 1948 NCAA season giving him the moniker "Long Tom Decena"
  • Jose Maria "Mendy" A. Mendieta, Sr., GS 40, HS 47, BSC 51 - 2005 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947-1949 (MICAA - Yco; La Salle Green Archer team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Kurt Seeberger - 1947-1948 (MICAA - Yco; La Salle Green Archer team - 1947 NCAA Champion)
  • Carlos M. Iñigo, BSECE 52 - 2002 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame.

1950s

  • Kurt S. Bachmann, Jr., HS 56, BSBA 60 - 1996 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1956-1959 (National Basketball Hall of Fame; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1958 Asian Games Champion, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1959 World Basketball, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1960 Rome Olympics, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1960 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1962 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO and Chelsea; La Salle Green Archers - 1956 NCAA Champion; 2-time NCAA MVP - 1955-1956; known as the "Hook Shot Artist"; Jersey No. 33 retired)
  • Martin Z. Urra, HS 51, BSC 55 - 1999 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1951-1953 Philippine National Basketball Team - 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Philippine Team - 1958 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO
  • Joe Laganson - 1956-1957 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1962 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO and PAL; La Salle Green Archers team -1956 NCAA Champion)
  • Joe Zubiri - 1958-1959 (MICAA - Ysmael Steel; La Salle Green Archers)
  • Doming Sevillano - 1956-1957 (MICAA - Crispa; La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
  • Nonggoy Hernaez - 1956-1957 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
  • Henry Feraren - 1955-1956 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
  • Hever "Nene" Bascon - 1955-1957(Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
  • Jun Alicante - 1956-1957 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
  • Hector Gamboa - 1956-1957 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
  • Rene Wassmer - 1952-1953 (La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Alexander Ysrael - 1951-1952, 1953-1955 (NCAA Champion Football Team), 1949-1950 (NCAA Junior Varsity Champion Track and Field), Individual 1500m NCAA Champion and All Collegiate Champion (1949-1955), Captain, NCAA Junior Varsity Basketball Captain 1950-1951,

2008 Inductee, De La Salle Hall of Fame

1960s

  • Guillermo Gabriel "Billy" L. Manotoc, HS 59 HS 63 AB-BSBA 68 - 2005 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1965-1966 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1967 Intercontinental Basketball Tournament - Bronze Medal; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Tony Arenas - 1964 - 1967 (La Salle Green Archers Team)
  • Caloy Valles- 1964-1966 (La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Jose Mari Valles- 1965-1966 (La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Dave Calvo 1965 (La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Vince Misa - 1967-1968 (La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Joaqui Trillo - 1968-1970 (La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Carlos Emilio A. Velez, GS 60 HS 64 - 2003 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame

1970s

  • Lim Eng Beng - BSBA 79 - 1998 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1971-1974 (PBA 25 Greatest Players Award, 1978 PBA Mythical Team; NCAA MVP - 1974; NCAA All-time Best Scoring Average - 32 ppg; NCAA All-time most points scored in a single game - 55 points; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 and 1974 NCAA Champions; Jersey No.14 retired.
  • Jose Miguel "Mike" S. Bilbao, GS 64 HS 68 AB 75 - 1997 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1969-1971 (PBA - Tanduay and Beer Hausen; MICAA - Mariwasa; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)
  • Julee Lim - 1970-1971 (MICAA - Mariwasa; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)
  • Doy Escober- 1970-1971 (MICAA - Mariwasa; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)
  • Alex Marquez - 1978-1979 (PBA - Tanduay, La Salle Grteen Archers team)
  • Rey Pages - 1973 (PBA - Crispa and Utex; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Kenneth Yap - 1978-1979 (PBA - San Miguel Beer; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Titong Sagarbarria - 1973-1974 (PBA - Tefilin, La Salle Green Archers team - 1974 NCAA Champion)
  • Reynaldo A. Bautista, GS 62, HS 66, BSBA 70 - 2001 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame;

1980s

  • Ricardo Brown - 1982 (PBA Hall of Fame; PBA 25 Greatest Players; PBA Most Valuable Player - 1985; PBA Mythical Team - 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1988; PBA All-time Best Scoring Average - 23.1 ppg; PBA All-time Best Assist Average - 7.3; PBA All-time free throw percentage - (.876); PBA - San Miguel Beer Grand Slam Champions and Great Taste; first Filipino-American to play in the PBA; drafted by Houston Rockets of the NBA in 1979; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Zandro "Jun" P. Limpot, Jr., AB '93 - 2013 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1988-1992 (1998 RP Centennial Team; PBA - Sta. Lucia, Ginebra, and Purefoods; PBL All Time Legacy Team - 2000; 3-time UAAP MVP - 1989, 1990, and 1992 - shares the record with the most MVPs in UAAP history; La Salle Green Archer team - 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions
  • Willie Pearson - 1981 (PBA Mythical Team - 1985; Crispa Grand Slam Champions, Alaska; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Frederick S. Pumaren, BSC MFI 83 - 2005 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ferdinand "Dindo" S. Pumaren - 1986-1988 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1986 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; PBA - Pepsi, Tanduay, and Fedex; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Franz S. Pumaren, BSC 86 - 2008 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1980, 1986 Philippine National Basketball Team - 1994 Asian Games; PBA - San Miguel Grand Slam Champions, and Mobiline; Northern Consolidated Cement; Coach - 2008 RP Youth Team; played on last DLSU NCAA- 1980 and first UAAP - 1986 team; winningest De La Salle coach with 5 UAAP championships; forfeited 1 UAAP championship
  • Jeff Moore - 1983 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1986 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Dennis Still - 1983 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1986 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Alfie Almario - 1980-1981 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1986 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; PBA - San Miguel Beer; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Tonichi Yturri - 1980-1981 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1986 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; PBA - San Miguel Beer, Pepsi, and Ginebra; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Joseph "Jong" F. Uichico, GS 74 HS 79 BSC-MFI 83 - 2011 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; Philippine National Team Coach - 2002 Asian Games; 6-time PBA Champion coach; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team.
  • Teddy Alfarero - 1980-1981 (PBA - Hills Bros. and Tivoli; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Jun Tan - 1982 (PBA - Sarsi and Purefoods; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Naning Valenciano (PBA - Alaska, Purefoods, Sta. Lucia and Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Johnedel Cardel - 1987-1991 (PBA - Alaska, Sta. Lucia, Shell; La Salle Green Archer team - 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions)
  • Dwight Lago - 1986-1989 (PBA - Purefoods, Pepsi, Mobiline, Alaska, Pop Cola, and San Miguel Beer; La Salle Green Archers team - 1989 UAAP Champion)
  • Joey Santamaria - 1986-1989 (PBA - Purefoods, Pepsi, and Mobiline; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1989 UAAP Champion)
  • Noli Locsin - 1989-1993 (PBA - Ginebra, Gordon's Gin, Pop Cola, Tanduay, Red Bull, Tal' N Text, Sta. Lucia, and Alaska; La Salle Green Archers team - 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions)
  • Tony Boy Espinosa - 1991(PBA - Mobiline and Purefoods; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Richard del Rosario - 1989-1993 (PBA - Pepsi-Mobiline, Sta. Lucia, and Alaska; current Head Coach of sister school, St. Benilde Blazers; La Salle Green Archers team, 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions)

1990s

  • Renren Ritualo - 1997-2001 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 2007 FIBA Asia; 2005 Team Pilipinas; PBA - Fedex, currently playing for the Air21 Express; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 UAAP Champions; Jersey No. 4 retired)
  • Don Carlos Allado - 1996-1999 (2005 Team Pilipinas; PBA Mythical Team - 2002; PBA - Alaska, currently playing for the Barako Bull Energy; PBA - Alaska and Purefoods; 2-time UAAP MVP- 1998 and 1999; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998 and 1999 UAAP Champions)
  • Mark Telan - 1993-1997 (PBA - Tanduay, Shell, Talk'N Text, Air 21, Coca-Cola]; 2-time UAAP MVP - 1996 and 1997; La Salle Green Archers team
  • Dino Aldeguer - 1995-1999 (PBA - Alaska; member, La Salle Green Archers team - 1998 and 1999 UAAP Champions; well known for the 3-point shot just before the buzzer forcing overtime against UST with La Salle eventually prevailing for the 1999 UAAP crown; brother of DLSZ Junior Archers and UPHSD Altas head coach Boris Aldeguer)
  • Elmer Lago 1991-1994 (PBA - Shell, Purefoods, Ginebra, Talk' N Text; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Jason Webb - 1991-1995 (PBA - Sta. Lucia and Tanduay; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Adonis Sta. Maria - 1998-2002 (PBA - Shell, Sta. Lucia, and Welcoat, currently playing for the Air21 Express; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 UAAP Champions)
  • Manny Ramos - 1999-2003 (PBA - Coca Cola, Ginebra, and Sta. Lucia; La Salle Green Archers team - 1999, 2000,and 2001 UAAP Champions)
  • Mike Gavino 2000 (PBA - Coca Cola; La Salle Green Archers team - 2000 UAAP Champion)
  • Ronald "Mac" Cuan- 1997-2000 (PBA - Sta. Lucia; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999,and 2000 UAAP Champions)
  • Willy Wilson - 1998-2002 (PBA - Alaska, San Miguel, and Ginebra) currently playing for the Barangay Ginebra Kings; La Salle Green Archers team, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 UAAP Champions)
  • Mon Jose - 1997-2000 (PBA - Pop Cola; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998 and 1999 UAAP Champions; Captain - La Salle Green Archers team - 2000 UAAP Champion; 2-time UAAP Mythical Five - 1999 and 2000)
  • Chris Tan - 1996 (PBA - Sta. Lucia; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Alvin Magpantay- 1995 (PBA - Tanduay; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Mark Kong - (PBA - San Miguel; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Dicky Bachmann - 1990-1992 (PBA - Alaska; La Salle Green Archers team - 1990 UAAP Champion)
  • Alvin Castro - 1998-2000 (PBA - San Miguel Beer and Alaska; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999, and 2000 UAAP Champions)
  • Maoi Roca - 1994-1998 (La Salle Green Archers team; 1996 UAAP Mythical Team)
  • Juno Sauler - 1991-1994 (Rookie Head Coach of the La Salle Green Archers team - Season 76 [2013-14] UAAP champions.)

2000s

  • Mac Cardona - 2001-2004 (PBA Mythical Team - 2008; PBA - Fedex, currently playing for the Meralco Bolts; member, La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 UAAP champion)
  • Mike Cortez - 2000-2002 (2005 Team Pilipinas; No.1 Overall Pick in PBA 2003; 2009 PBA Comeback Player of the year; PBA - Alaska, currently playing for the Barangay Ginebra Kings; La Salle Green Archers team - 2000, 2001 UAAP champions)
  • JVee Casio - 2003-2008 - (Philippine National Basketball Team - 2010 Asian Games; 1st Round 1st pick PBA drafts 2011; Smart Gilas Team - Best Guard of the Tournament - 21st Dubai International Basketball Tournament 2010;[10] UAAP Rookie of the Year - 2003; 2007 UAAP Finals MVP; La Salle Green Archers team - 2007 UAAP Champion and 2008 PCC Champion)
  • Joseph Yeo - 2001-2005 (PBA - Coca Cola, currently playing for the Petron Blaze Boosters; La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 UAAP Champion)
  • Rico Maierhofer - 2004-2008 (PBA - drafted by Purefoods-TJ Giants; La Salle Green Archers team - 2007 UAAP Champion and 2008 PCC Champion)
  • Ryan Arana - 2003-2005 (PBA - currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • TY Tang - 2002-2007 (PBA - currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters; La Salle Green Archers team - 2007 UAAP champion)
  • Pocholo Villanueva - 2001-2002; 2004-2007 (PBA - Burger King, currently playing for the Air21 Express; 2007 UAAP Finals MVP; La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 and 2007 UAAP champions)
  • Carlo Sharma - 2001-2005 (PBA - Shell, Red Bull, and Burger King; currently playing for the Petron Blaze member, La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 UAAP Champion)
  • Junjun Cabatu - 2002-2005 (PBA - Alaska, currently playing for the San Miguel ABL; Philippine Patriots; La Salle Green Archers team)
  • Jerwin Gaco - 2003-2004 (Philippine Patriots; La Salle Green Archers team)

2010s

  • LA Revilla - 2008-2013 (Drafted to PBA team Global Port in the 3rd round; La Salle Green Archers team - 2013 UAAP champion)

Women's Basketball[edit]

The Women's team has previously duplicated the accomplishment of the Men's team as 4-peat champions. They were UAAP title holders from 1999 through 2002. La Salle is the first and only school to date in the UAAP to be both Men's and Women's 3-peat champions in the UAAP in the same year. They accomplished this feat from 1999 through 2001. The Lady Archers most recent championship was UAAP Season 76 (2013–14).

UAAP Season 77 (A.Y. 2014–15) Roster[edit]

The De La Salle Lady Archers Basketball Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. High School
5 Camille Claro 2nd Angelicum College
6 Katherine Mae R. Gonzales SG 5' 4 1/2" 120 lbs. 4th St. Stephen's High School
8 Fretzie Marie L. Oyao C 6' 6" 160 lbs. 4th
9 Miller Joy Ong PG 5' 2" 115 lbs. 5th La Salle College - Antipolo
10 Trisha Anne P. Piatos PG 5' 1" 110 lbs. 5th Ateneo de Davao
11 Alyanna Sabrina K. Ong PF 5' 6" 125 lbs. 4th Southville International School
12 Aracelie E. Abaca SF 5' 4" 120 lbs. 5th Diliman Preparatory School
14 Alyanna Vergara 2nd San Beda College - Alabang
15 Jonah Mari C. Melendres SG 5' 3 1/2" 120 lbs. 4th Colegio San Agustin - Makati
18 Nicole Anne Garcia SF 5' 4 1/2" 120 lbs. 5th Diliman Preparatory School
19 Inna Sarah Corcuera C 5' 9" 130 lbs. 5th De La Salle Zobel
20 Martina Lumba
21 Nikki Scott 5th Miriam College
23 Chelsey Singson British School Manila
24 Ana Castillo SG 5' 2" 110 lbs. Rookie University of Perpetual Help - Las Pinas
27 Ma. Margarita Y. Dagdagan PG 5' 1" 110 lbs. 2nd Ateneo de Davao
28 Jamie Marie Roxas C 6' 1" 140 lbs. Rookie De La Salle Zobel

Men's Football (Soccer)[edit]

The school has an unprecedented record in the world's most popular sport. Football was also reported to be the most popular sport in the Philippines in the 1920s and 1930s and shortly after World War II. De La Salle has the most number of football championships in Philippine NCAA history with a total of 21 collegiate championships.[11] The high school team has 30 championship trophies. The school's golden era of football was from 1932 through 1940 when La Salle was the Senior division 9-peat champion, considered by some to be a highly unbreakable record. La Salle was also the Senior division 6-peat champion from 1971 through 1977. The Juniors team was 5-peat champion twice from 1937 through 1941 and 1971 through 1976. La Salle was the 5-peat NCAA double champions in both Junior and Senior divisions from 1971 through 1976. The school was also the 4-peat NCAA double champions in both Junior and Senior divisions from 1937 through 1940. DLSU left the NCAA in 1981 and eventually transferred to the UAAP.

The Men's team has won 3 UAAP titles. The Women's team has won 5 UAAP titles as 5-peat champions from 2001 through 2005. The DLSU men's football team captured its first ever solo UAAP championship via a rare sweep in 1994-95. The team was bannered by national team mainstay and league MVP Tuteng Marasigan, Jay Pascual, Tats Ramos, Panky Abijay, Carlo Blanco, Teo Ocampo, JM Pons, Javi Manticon, Dennis Villanueva, rookie standouts Christian Lozano, and Albe Aparilla, and coached by Hans Smit.

As it was in the 1990-91 season, DLSU was declared joint UAAP champions with UST after a fight broke loose during the final minutes of the game with DLSU leading 2-1, both goals scored by Cocoy Rojas. This team was bannered by veterans Gerard Araw, Mon Sandejas, Sammy Mubarak, Marbon Gonzales, Gurpreet Samrow, Paolo Relucio, Carlo Manalo, Tuteng Marasigan together with the most talented rookie class headed by Tats Ramos, Cocoy Rojas, Javi Legarda, and Rufino Gutierrez.

In the 1993-1994 season, La Salle lost to UST 4-0 in the championship game but with most of the awards were garnered by the Green Archer led by their rookie sensation, Panky Abijay who was voted as the Best Scorer for that season. Scoring 17 goals in 10 games followed by Tats Ramos as the Best Goalie and Tuteng Marasigan as the Best Midfielder.

In 1995-96 UAAP season, the team however failed to defend its championship losing to arch-rival Ateneo de Manila University in a heartbreaking loss in the finals. Ateneo entered the finals with a twice to beat advantage by topping the eliminations round. La Salle took game 1 of the finals series 2-1 to arrange the final showdown, but lost 2-1 to the Vince Santos powered Ateneo team.

The following year, Coach Hans revamped the DLSU lineup and enhanced the team with several rookies and sophomores. The team included rookies William Paradies, Torto Canga, Jon Chua, Joey Mapa, Dave Javellana, Jun Sola, Peter Amores and Dodee Molina to complement holdovers Alvin Ocampo, Christian Lozano, Norman Azarcon, JM Pons, Owens Sun, Albe Aparilla, Byron Rempillo, Theo Zaragoza and LJ Villanueva. The team topped the eliminations round and this time had the twice to beat advantage in the re-match with Ateneo in the Finals. DLSU however did not allow the finals to reach a 2nd game and re-captured the 1996-97 crown via a 2-1 victory, courtesy of goals by midfielders Norman Azarcon and Albe Aparilla.

With a near intact line-up and key additions like the comebacking Francis Feliciano and Dennis Villanueva to anchor the defense and rookie goal keeper Ted Guinto DLSU successfully defending its crown in 1997-98 and captured back-to-back championships. This year DLSU again took the twice to beat advantage leading into the finals series, however Ateneo took game 1 via a 2-1 victory. DLSU however regrouped in time for the deciding match. Ateneo took the lead early via a header from Ramon Espejo in the first half and kept the 1-0 lead at halftime. The second half was a completely different story, with DLSU unleashing its true scoring form, taking 5 straight goals in the second half to take the title once again via a 5-1 hammering of its archrival. Alvin Ocampo and Christian Lozano took co-MVP honors.

UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Roster[edit]

The DLSU Green Booters Football Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. High School
1 Joshua Noel A. Cruz Goalkeeper
2 Jhoguev P. Ybanez Full-back 2nd
3 Matthew Erwin Thomas Nierras Full-back
4 Gregory Norman M. Yang Full-back
5 Nicolas Christian Villacin Centre-back Rookie PAREF Springdale School
6 Nathanael Andrew G. Alquiros Forward
7 David Angelo R. Diamante Forward 2nd Ateneo de Davao
8 Carl John D. Amisola Midfielder
9 Derrico Gabriel R. Diamante (Capt.) Forward Ateneo de Davao
10 Alfredo Gustavo Bustamante IV
11 Inigo Rafael A. Gonzales 2nd
12 Hector Ian Jorge B. Borromeo Midfielder
14 Jose Luis Ricardo Montelibano 2nd De La Salle Zobel
15 Charleston Franklin C. Uy 2nd Ateneo de Davao
16 Andres Philip Mayol Full-back
17 Sabin Antonio Bustamante Midfielder
19 Gerald Mark P. Layumas Full-back
Jose Reynaldo Alfonso Felix Rookie
23 Noel Timothy Brago Full-back Rookie De La Salle Zobel
24 Shaun Marek Narca Rookie

Women's Football (Soccer)[edit]

The Women's football (soccer) team has set the standard in the UAAP with the longest winning streak to date. The Lady Archers were four-time reigning UAAP champions from 2002 through 2005 but its streak ended in the 2006 campaign due to the UAAP suspension. Hans Smit is the team's head coach. The team also has the most number of UAAP football titles with 8 titles winning in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2009. Their 8th title came at the expense of UST. Adrienne Yniguez scored the winning goal with the finals game score of 1-0. The 2009-2010 MVP is Samantha Nierras. The team was also led by Andrea Frumenti who won the Best Defender Award 2009-2010 and goalie Hannah Ybarra.

UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Roster[edit]

The DLSU Lady Booters Football Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. High School
1 Inna Kristianne B. Palacios Goalkeeper 5' 5" 110 lbs. 2nd Colegio de San Agustin - Makati
2 Toni Zoemima M. Nolasco Full-back 2nd
4 Kyrhen Angela B. Dimaandal Midfielder Rookie Ateneo de Davao
5 Catalina Maria Ramona T. Abaya Assumption College - Makati
6 Maria Isabel L. Montelibano
7 Regine Metillo Forward 2nd
9 Ma. Cristina Rosanne M. Viray
10 Adrianne Aniana B. Yniguez (Capt.) Full-back
11 Chermaine Lou D. Guancia
12 Megan D. Diaz 2nd
14 Dominiuque Marie F. Scott Full-back Miriam College
15 Meryll Mae O. Ledesma
16 Nicole Arielle Andaya Rookie
17 Ma. Ellyca Denise L. Lacson
18 Erika Lorraine T. Turtur Fullback 2nd Ateneo de Davao
19 Kyla Jan Inquig Rookie
20 Ludessa Silava Full-back Rookie
21 Carmela Marie B. Lizares
22 Samantha Louise N. Hain
23 Noreen Kim A. Maligad 2nd Ateneo de Davao

Men's Volleyball[edit]

The golden era of the Men's volleyball team was from 1977 through 1980 as 4-peat NCAA champions. In addition the sports program has brought home 2 additional titles in the UAAP in 2001 and 2003.

UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Roster[edit]

The DLSU Green Spikers Volleyball Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. High School
1 Ralph Christian F. Calasin 1st Mariano Marcos Memorial School
2 Philip Ellison Cerveza 5th Makati Hope Christian
3 Red E. Christensen 4th Siena College
4 Levin Anthony E. Dimayuga Rookie De La Salle - Lipa
5 Brendon Joseph D. Santos 4th University of the East
7 John Arjay Y. Onia Rookie Siliman University
8 Aljun Vincent R. Bartolome 4th Lipa Montessori School
9 Aaron S. Calderon 4th Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
10 Lorenzo S. Dizon Libero 2nd University of the Assumption
11 Mike Anthony C. Frey 2nd Don Bosco Tech Institute
12 Raymark P. Woo 2nd Corpus Christi School
14 Geuel D. Asia 2nd University of the East
15 Jopet Adrian A. Movido Libero Rookie Immaculate Conception Academy
18 John Kevin C. De La Vega 5th De La Salle - Lipa

Women's Volleyball[edit]

The Women's Volleyball team has been successful over a number of seasons. The school was the first Women's Volleyball champion in 1975. The first UAAP title of the team came in 1999. They then won the UAAP title in 2003, 2004, 2005 (as 3-peat champions), 2009, 2011,2012 and 2013 (as 3-peat champions). They have won a total of eight (8) titles.

The Lady Spikers are also 4-peat Champions of the PVF National Inter-Collegiate Volleyball Tournament nailing the 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th editions of the tournament. They have also won 3 conferences in the Shakey's V-league, 2004 Second Conference, 2005 Conference and the 2006 Conference

In 2008 the Lady Spikers soared high as they emerged champions in the UAAP, overpowering 2007 champions, FEU. 2008 Lady Spikers' captain, Manilla Santos was the UAAP MVP.

In 2010-2011, the Lady Spikers, powered by stalwarts Abi Marano, Michele Gumabao, Charleen Cruz, Stephanie Mercado and Season MVP Jacqueline Alarca, edged out the UST Tigresses in Game 2 of the Season 73 Finals. Team Captain Charleen Cruz was Finals MVP

In 2011-2012, the Lady Spikers swept the elimination round to earn an automatic finals berth and a 1-game advantage in the Finals. After losing their first game in the season in Game 1, the Lady Spikers led by Season MVP Abi Marano, Michele Gumabao and prized rookies Mika Reyes and Ara Galang and defeated the Ateneo Lady Eagles in Games 2 and 3 (winning Game 3 in convincing fashion, crushing the Lady Eagles in 3 straight sets). Charleen Cruz was hailed Finals Most Valuable player for the second straight year (Season 73 and 74)

In 2012-2013, After an opening day loss to the UST Golden Tigresses, the Lady Spikers won the rest of their elimination round games to finish with a 13-1 win-loss card. In the Final Four, the Lady Spikers defeated the NU Lady Bulldogs in 3 straight sets to advance to the finals facing rival Ateneo Lady Eagles. In Game 1 of the best of 3 Finals, The Ateneo Lady Eagles started strong and led 2-0 but the Lady Spikers regained their bearings and cameback to win the last 3 sets and win Game 1 despite committing 48 unforced errors. In Game 2, The Lady Spikers, powered by the leadership of Season MVP and best blocker Abi Marano together with co-MVP Ara Galang, Mika Reyes, Michele Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, Wensh Tiu, Mika Esperenza, Kim Fajardo and Cyd Demicillo, swept the Ateneo Lady Eagles, 3 sets to none and win its eighth UAAP championship and its second 3-peat feat. Michelle Gumabao was chosen as Finals MVP.

In the Girls Division, the Junior Lady Spikers represented by De La Salle Zobel, have won a league best nine (9) titles which include a 5-peat (1994-1998) and the recent season as 3-peat champions. Junior Lady Spiker stalwarts Kim Kianna Dy and recent Juniors MVP Andie Narciso matched the 3-peat feat of their Senior counterparts.

UAAP Season 77 (A.Y. 2014–15) Roster[edit]

The DLSU Lady Spikers Volleyball Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. High School
1 Maria Mikaela S. Esperanza Setter 5' 5" 115 lbs. 5th De La Salle - Lipa
3 Mika Aereen M. Reyes Middle Hitter 5' 11" 130 lbs. 4th St. Scholastica’s College
4 Carol Ann Cerveza Middle Hitter 5' 7" 125 lbs. 4th Hope Christian High School
5 Dawn Nicole L. Macandili Libero 5' 3" 100 lbs. 2nd De La Salle Santiago Zobel
6 Desiree Wynea T. Cheng Opposite Hitter 5' 8" 120 lbs. 2nd Hope Christian High School
7 Camille Mary Arielle R. Cruz Outside Hitter 5' 7" 115 lbs. 3rd Hope Christian High School
8 Victonara S. Galang Outside Hitter 5' 8" 125 lbs. 4th Angeles University Foundation
9 Kim A. Fajardo Setter 5' 8" 120 lbs. 3rd University of Santo Tomas
10 Mary Joy D. Baron Middle Hitter 5' 10" 130 lbs. 2nd Baguio City National High School
11 Kim Kianna M. Dy Outside Hitter 5' 10" 125 lbs. 2nd De La Salle Zobel
12 Alexandra Denice L. Tan Opposite Hitter 5' 9" 125 lbs. 5th Hope Christian High School
15 Cienne Mary Arielle R. Cruz Libero 5' 5" 110 lbs. 3rd Hope Christian High School
18 Cydthealee A. Demecillo Outside Hitter 5' 5" 125 lbs. 5th University of Southern Philippines

UAAP Season 76 Team Roster and Depth Chart

Position Starter Alternate
Setter Kim Fajardo Mika Esperanza
Libero Cienne Cruz Dawn Macandili
Outside Hitter Victonara Galang Camille Cruz
Outside Hitter Cydthealee Demecillo Kim Kianna Dy
Opposite Hitter Desiree Cheng Alexandra Tan
Middle Hitter Abigail Marano* Carol Cerveza
Middle Hitter Mika Reyes Mary Joy Baron

* Team Captain

Retired Number

  • #14, Manilla Santos - Played for four championship teams for the Lady Spikers (Seasons 66-68 and Season 71) between 2003 and 2009.

Notable Players Women's Division

  • Maureen Penetrante - RP Team; UAAP Season 62 Rookie of the Year; UAAP Season 66 and 67 Most Valuable Player; UAAP Best Scorer, UAAP Season 65, 66 and 67 Best Blocker; UAAP Season 67 Best Spiker
  • Desiree Hernandez - RP Team, UAAP Season 63 Rookie of the Year, UAAP Season 68 Most Valuable Player, UAAP Season 70 Best Blocker
  • Relea Chie Ferina Saet - UAAP Season 67 and 68 Best Setter
  • Sharmaine Miles Penano - UAAP Season 67 Best Digger; UAAP Season 67 and 68 Best Libero
  • Manilla Santos- UAAP Season 69 Most Valuable Player; UAAP Season 67, 70 and 71 Best Receiver; Team Captain
  • Celine Anne Hernandez- UAAP Season 70 Best Blocker
  • Jacqueline Alarca - UAAP Season 71 Best Blocker; UAAP Season 73 Best Attacker, Best Server and Most Valuable Player
  • Charleen Abigaile Cruz - UAAP Season 73 and 74 Finals Most Valuable Player; Season 73 and 74 Team Captain
  • Melissa Gohing - UAAP Season 71 Rookie of the Year
  • Joanne Siy - UAAP Season 72 Rookie of the Year, Best Blocker
  • Maria Mikaela Esperanza - UAAP Season 73 Rookie of the Year
  • Michele Gumabao - UAAP Season 73 and 74 Best Blocker ; UAAP Season 75 Finals Most Valuable Player
  • Victonara Galang - UAAP Season 74 Rookie of the Year and Best Server ; UAAP Season 75* Most Valuable Player
  • Abigail Maraño - UAAP Season 74 Most Valuable Player ; UAAP Season 75* Most Valuable Player and Best Blocker; Team Captain
  • Kim Fajardo - UAAP Season 76 Best Setter

-* Co-MVPs

Girls Division

  • Danica Ayala - UAAP Season 68 & 69 Juniors MVP
  • Kim Kianna Dy - UAAP Season 73 Juniors MVP, UAAP Season 74 Best Blocker and UAAP Season 75 Best Blocker; Team Captain
  • Julienne Calugcug - UAAP Season 74 Juniors MVP
  • Alessandra "Andie" Narciso - UAAP Season 73 Juniors Rookie of the Year, UAAP Season 75 Juniors MVP and Best Setter

Baseball[edit]

La Salle has had moderate success in UAAP Baseball, winning championships in 1995, 1999, and 2002. They were led by Jumbo Estipular in 1995, Bacchus Ledesma in 1999, and Joseph Orillana in 2002 as MVPs of those years, respectively. Joseph Orillana was Baseball Philippines 2007 MVP. He was also the Best Pitcher for the same year. He was appointed as head coach of the Green Batters in Season 76 (2013–14). The Green Batters finished second place on the maiden season of Coach Orillana which is their best finish since winning the championship in 2002.

UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Roster[edit]

The DLSU Green Batters Baseball Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. High School
1 Andrei Louis J. Palacios Outfielder (RF) Rookie De La Salle Zobel
2 Carlos Alberto Muñoz Pitcher/ Outfielder (CF) De La Salle Zobel
3 Juan Miguel Olmos Pitcher/ Outfielder (LF) De La Salle - Lipa
5 Pocholo Luis V. Dominguez Pitcher/Outfielder (LF) La Salle Green Hills
6 Paul Anthony DR. Naguit Catcher Rookie De La Salle Zobel
9 Kenneth Ramos
10 J. Francisco Castro Pitcher/Outfielder 5'10" De La Salle Zobel
11 Francisco Satoshi Hashimoto Shortstop 2nd De La Salle Zobel
12 Sebastian Thomas Uichico Pitcher/ Outfielder (RF)
13 Christopher Michael Perlas Outfielder (CF)
15 J. R. Magsaysay
16 Martin Luigi Nolasco
17 Luis Carlos Laurel (Capt.) Pitcher/ Infielder (2B) La Salle Green Hills
18 Fernando Felix Imperial Infielder (3B) La Salle Green Hills
22 Edward Flores Pitcher/ Infielder (1B) De La Salle Zobel
26 Ricardo Lorenzo Yulo Outfielder (CF) Rookie
33 Jon F. Mastrili

Softball[edit]

In 1974, the Green Archers were NCAA softball champions. The Junior Archers shared the same limelight as their Senior counterparts that same year. La Salle was back to back champion in 1976 and 1977.

Tennis[edit]

La Salle has a fabled history of winning NCAA and UAAP tennis crowns. Since the 1953 when the school won its first NCAA trophy, the Men's team has won 13 titles, the last one being the 2008 UAAP champions. The Women's team has won 4 titles in the past decade. They were 4-peat champions from 2002 through 2005. In the 2004-2005 UAAP season, the Lady Archers capped their 3 year championship by defeating Ateneo in the finals. Coached by Roland Kraut the school paraded Catherine Flores, Sherry Ong, and Michelle Panis that season.

The Lady Archers were UAAP champions for the 2009-2010 season. The Lady Archers defeated UST Tigresses behind the efforts of MVP Trudy Amoranto, Martina Guba, Kristie Barraquias,and Rookie of the Year Regina Santiago. DLSU repeated in the 2010-2011 season and Santiago was named Most Valuable Player.

In the 2012-2013 season, DLSU regained the crown from UST as the Lady Archers led by Martina Guba in the deciding singles to hammer out a 7-5, 6-0 victory, over Tigresses rookie Lenelyn Milo, which completed their bid for a seventh overall title. Reggie Santiago set the tone for the Lady Archers with a 6-3, 6-1 thumping of Len-len Santos in the opening singles, Santiago was adjudged as the tournament MVP anew on her final year. Rookie of the Year winner Marinel Rudas beat Macy Gonzales, 6-1, 6-3, in the second singles for La Salle to regain the upper hand.

Table Tennis[edit]

In the UAAP La Salle has 3 table tennis championships. In the Men's division the school took home the trophy in 1997 courtesy of Noel Paulo Pasaporte and Ernesto Ebuen III and its most recent championship being 2013-14. In the women's division La Salle won the title in 2004.

Notable Table Tennis Players

  • Ernesto Ebuen III
  • Philip John Silos
  • John Paul Dionisio
  • Daniel Liwanag
  • Noel Paulo Pasaporte
  • Raffy Sauz

Badminton[edit]

The Men's badminton team captured the school's only UAAP title in 2007. The Women's badminton team were title holders in 2002 and back-to-back champions in 2004 and 2005. They secured their fourth championship in 2009-2010 season behind the efforts of MVP Desca Calimlim.

Swimming[edit]

The Green Archers have been successful in swimming in the history of the NCAA and UAAP. They have 11 Men's titles and 4 Women's titles. The school won its first title in 1935 and the last title in 2009. The Men's team were twice 3-peat champions (1991 through 1992 and 2000 through 2002) and back to back champions (1994 and 1995). The Women's team were back to back champions in 2002 and 2003. The legendary Eric Buhain was an accomplished swimmer at an early age. He was a multiple gold medalist in the 1985, 1991, and 1993 SEA Games. He represented the Philippines in the 1992 Summer Olympics. The school's most recent accomplished swimmer is actor and model Enchong Dee. He led the Green Archers to the 2009-2010 UAAP title in the process winning 7 gold medals in the 800 and 1,500 meter freestyle, 200 and 400 meter individual medley, as well as 50, 100, and 200 meter butterfly. He is also 3-time UAAP MVP. Dee was also in the Philippine national swimming team in the Asian Games. Also its current notable swimmer is Johansen Aguilar who broke a Philippine record in the 2010 UAAP in the 50 meter backstroke event and following the footsteps of Enchong Dee also took the title of Men's MVP 3 years in a row

Track and Field[edit]

Since the early days of the NCAA through the UAAP La Salle has had the distinction of winning 13 Men's track and Field collegiate titles. The golden era was from 1972 through 1977 when the school was 6-peat champion. During that run, Arthur Pons, the legendary Philippine Decathlon champion was also a member of the 1972-1973 track teams. The last title came in 2004.

Taekwondo[edit]

The Men's Taekwondo team has won 6 titles in the UAAP. It is the current UAAP champion (2013–14). Stephen Fernandez won the Taekwondo bronze medal during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Mens MVP: 2010-2011 David Andro Rivera 2013-2014 Kevin Louis Sia Women's MVP: 2012-2013 Jyra Lizardo

Judo[edit]

La Salle secured it first UAAP Championship in the Women's Division in 2013-14.

Chess[edit]

The school holds the longest winning streak in UAAP Chess Championship history. La Salle was Men's UAAP Chess 6-peat champions from 1999 through 2004. John Paul Gomez was Grandmaster in the 2008 World Chess Olympiad. Gomez is the unprecedented 5-time UAAP Athlete of the Year.[12] He is also the 2009 UAAP Athlete of the Year. Everybody is expecting the Championship of this coming season by the entry of Jim Marx Ongpauco (Bullet Ongpauco).

Rankings in Popular UAAP Sports[edit]

This is the school's ranking in the three most popular team sports in UAAP since 1986, the year the UAAP became an 8-team league:

Due to the use of ineligible players, DLSU's rankings in Season 66 (2003–04) and Season 67 (2004-05) were all forfeited.

DLSAA Sports Hall of Fame[edit]

The De La Salle Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame is the illustrious group of Lasallians who had outstanding performance as an athlete, coach, trainer, or manager in local and/international sports. Awardees are at least 20 years out of a La Salle school. They have demonstrated exemplary role model qualities and have brought honor to the university and/country.

1993

  • Dionisio Calvo - FIBA Hall of Fame (2007); National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award; Co-founder of Asian Basketball Confederation; Organized and founded the Manila Industrial Athletic Association(MICAA); Philippine National Basketball Team coach - 1936 Berlin Olympics (highest placement of the Philippines in the Olympics; 1948 London Olympics, and 1951 Asian Games (Gold); De La Salle College Basketball Coach (1947 NCAA Champion); De La Salle College Football Coach (NCAA Champion); Played for the first De La Salle basketball team
  • Ernest Kahn - Legendary NCAA football player (Captain) and philanthropist.
  • Virgilio Lobregat - Legendary football player and World War II martyr; Lobregat Cup established in his honor
  • Sebastian Ugarte - Legendary football player; Ugarte Field named in his honor.

1994

  • Leopoldo "Leo" Prieto - National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award; PBA Hall of Fame; Philippine National Team Coach - 1956 Melbourne Olympics; YCO coach - multititled MICAA Champion; known as the founding PBA Commissioner; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Joaquin Ortigas - NCAA football great
  • Rogelio LaO - Coach, De La Salle basketball team - 1949 National Seniors Open champion and 1956 NCAA champion

1995

  • Valentin "Tito" Eduque - 1947-1949 (National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award; PBA Hall of Fame; Philippine National Basketball Team coach with the most number of gold medals in major international basketball tournaments; Philippine National Basketball Team coach - 1948 London Olympics and 1973 ABC; Coach of YCO - multi-titled MICAA Champion; MICAA - YCO; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Ramon "Ramoncito" Campos - 1947 (National Basketball Hall of Fame, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Olympics; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1952 Helsinki Olympics; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1956 Melbourne Olympics; MICAA - YCO; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion; played for Columbia University - making him the first Filipino to play in United States NCAA)
  • Manuel "Manolet" Araneta - 1947-1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Summer Olympics; 1947 MICAA Most Valuable Player; MICAA - Philippine Air Lines; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
  • Eduardo "Eddie" Decena - 1947-1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Olympics; NCAA MVP - 1947; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and National Seniors Open Champion

1996

  • Kurt Bachmann - 1956-1959 (National Basketball Hall of Fame; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1958 Asian Games Champion, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1959 World Basketball, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1960 Rome Olympics, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1960 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1962 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO and Chelsea; La Salle Green Archers - 1956 NCAA Champion; 2-time NCAA MVP - 1955-1956

1997

  • Jose Miguel "Mike" Bilbao - PBA - Tanduay and Beer Hausen; MICAA - Mariwasa; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)

1998

  • Adrian "Adi" Manzano - NCAA football great
  • Lim Eng Beng - PBA 25 Greatest Players Award, 1978 PBA Mythical Team; PBA - Utex, SMB, Crispa, Manila Beer, Carrier; NCAA MVP - 1974; NCAA All-time Best Scoring Average - 32 ppg; NCAA All-time most points scored in a single game - 55 points; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 and 1974 NCAA Champions

1999

  • Martin Urra - 1951-1953 Philippine National Basketball Team - 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Philippine Team - 1958 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO; La Salle Green Archers team

2000

  • Tomas L. Manotoc Sr. - PBA Hall of Fame; PBA Grand Slam winning coach for Crispa; Philippine Amateur Golf champion

2001

2002

  • Eduardo M. Cojuangco, Jr. - PBA Hall of Fame; Advocate and contributor to Philippine basketball development; founder of PABL (precursor of PBL); owner of PBA teams

2003

  • Rafael Nepomuceno - Guinness Book of World Records - most number of bowling World Cup titles; International Bowling Hall of Fame; International Olympic Committee President's Trophy; FIQ - International Bowling Athlete of the Millennium; - Prestigious Bowlers Journal -Greatest International Bowler of All Time; Philippine Sports Association - Athlete of the Century
  • Stephen Hontiveros - World Bowling Cup and President of FIQ
  • Celso Dayrit - President, Fencing Confederation of Asia

2004

  • Joaquin "Quinito" Henson - PBA and boxing sports commentator; sports journalist

2005

  • Guillermo "Billy" Manotoc - Philippine National Basketball Team - Intercontinental Basketball Tournament (Bronze)
  • Jose Mari "Mendy" Mendieta - 1947 NCAA and 1949 National Seniors Basketball championship team
  • Frederick "Derek" Pumaren - Basketball head coach - 1989-1990 UAAP champions
  • Daniel "Danny" Jose - DLSU Sports Development Director; NCAA tennis champion
  • Enrique Razon - Advocate and philanthropist for sports development

2006

  • Fernando Alvarez (athlete)|Fernando Alvarez - FIFA Centennial Order of Merit; 1949 Philippine Athlete of the Year
  • Emilio Ugarte, Jr. - NCAA football great
  • Francis Gaston - Philippine Amateur Seniors Golf champion

2007

  • Rolando Dizon, FSC - Chairman of Commission of Higher Education; President of DLSU System
  • Miguel "Mike" Preysler - Philippine Amateur Golf champion

2008

  • Jose "Peping" Cojuangco - President of Philippine Olympic Committee and sports development advocate
  • Manuel Monsour Del Rosario - Taekwondo Hall Of Fame; Bronze medalist - 1985 World TKD Championship
  • Franz Pumaren - 1998-2001 and 2007 UAAP Basketball champion coach; winningest De La Salle basketball coach
  • Alexander Ysrael - 1951-1952, 1953-1955 (NCAA Champion Football Team), 1949-1950 (NCAA Junior Varsity Champion Track and Field), Individual 1500m NCAA Champion and All Collegiate Champion (1949-1955), Captain, NCAA Junior Varsity Basketball Captain 1950-1951,

2009

  • Arthur Pons - Legendary Philippine Decathlon champion; Track and Field team (1972-1973 NCAA champion)
  • Agapito "Terry" Capistrano - Multitiled De La Salle Green Archer basketball team manager

Other notable athletic alumni[edit]

  • Luis Gabriel Moreno - Archery Gold medalist - 2014 Nanjing Summer Youth Olympics (first Filipino to win Gold in IOC Youth Olympics)
  • Stephen Fernandez - Taekwondo Bronze medalist - 1992 Barcelona Olympics; Taekwondo Gold - 1987 SEA Games
  • John Paul Gomez - Grandmaster - 2008 World Chess Olympiad; Unprecedented 5-time UAAP Athlete of the Year;
  • Edna Ledesma-Asano - Dance Sport Blackpool World Champion - 2005; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
  • Marcus Araneta Valda - Individual Gold in Greco-Roman Wrestling - 2003 SEA Games; Individual Gold Freestyle Wrestling - 2003 and 2005 SEA Games; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
  • John Paul Lizardo - Men's TKD Finweight gold; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
  • Eric Buhain - Multiple Swimming Gold - 1985, 1991, and 1993 SEA Games; Olympian - 1992 Summer Olympics; Chairman, Philippine Sports Commission; Chairman, Philippine Games and Amusement Board
  • Joseph Orillana - 2007 Baseball Philippines MVP and Best Pitcher; Baseball Team Gold; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
  • Liza del Rosario - Bowling Gold - 2005 SEA Games
  • Yeng Guiao - 2009 Philippine National Basketball Team Head Coach; PBA champion coach
  • Perry Ronquillo - PBA Champion Coach

Sports Complex[edit]

The main sports facility of De la Salle University is the Enrique M. Razon Sports Center. It is a 10 storey neoclassical building.[13] This large and modern complex houses an olympic-sized pool and track and field oval with balcony. It has basketball and volleyball courts. It also has table tennis, dance studio, martial arts dojo, and weight training room. The lower floors house a sports clinic, canteen, and bookstore. The facility also displays the championship banners and retired jerseys of notable athletes.

La Salle-Ateneo Rivalry[edit]

Related Article: Ateneo-La Salle rivalry

La Salle shares a traditional rivalry with Ateneo. As of November, 2013 the De La Salle Green Archers has more collegiate championships compared to Ateneo in the NCAA and UAAP combined. La Salle has 150 collegiate titles versus Ateneo Blue Eagles with 63 collegiate titles. La Salle also has 6 Overall (General) Collegiate Championships versus Ateneo with 1 Overall (General) Collegiate Championship. This count excludes additional collegiate titles and the 3 General Collegiate Championships also won by De La Salle-College of St. Benilde since it participated in the NCAA in 1998. This rivalry has been claimed to be as early as 1939, when both schools were still competing in the NCAA.[14]

As of November 2009, the La Salle Junior Archers has more high school titles than the Ateneo Blue Eaglets in both the NCAA and UAAP combined. La Salle has won 99 high school titles versus Ateneo with 94 titles. La Salle has 10 Overall (General) High School Championships versus Ateneo with 4 Overall (General) High School Championships. This count excludes the additional high school titles and the 4 General High School Championships won by La Salle Green Hills after it began to represent De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in the NCAA Juniors division in 1998.

Websites Related to De La Salle Green Archers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toring: UAAP Admits DLSU - When The Torch Was Lit. The La Sallian July, 1998.
  2. ^ [1] Accessed September 24, 2007
  3. ^ Green Fever What does Animo in Animo La Salle Mean?
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ - National Open Seniors Champion
  6. ^ NCAA 25th Anniversary Souvenir Program, San Juan, Rizal: JCP Publishing, 1949
  7. ^ Bocobo C, Celis B: Legends and Heroes of Philippine Basketball, The House Printers, 2004
  8. ^ http://www.dlsaanc.org/events/20051026175811.asp
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ "Smart Gilas salvages 3rd in Dubai tilt". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  11. ^ - Championships
  12. ^ - New Heights for GM Gomez
  13. ^ [4]
  14. ^ Philippines News - Manila Standard Today - SCHOOL WARS: Let the games begin. manilastandardtoday.com.