EAC Generals

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EAC Generals
Emilio Aguinaldo College
EAC Generals logo
League NCAA
Joined UCAA: 2002-2008
NCRAA
NCAA: 2009
Location Ermita, Manila
Team colors White and Red
Juniors' team EAC-ICA Brigadiers
Women's team Lady Generals
Seniors' general championships
NCAA: 0
Juniors' general championships
NCAA: 0

The Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Generals are the varsity teams of Emilio Aguinaldo College of Ermita, Manila. They currently play at the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) and the National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA).

They will play as a guest team in the 2009–10 season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines).

UCAA[edit]

The Generals are one of the charter members of the UCAA in 2002; they first won the men's basketball title in 2004 where they defeated two-time runner-up Philippine School of Business Administration Jaguars. They would later win the next two UCAA championships mostly due to exploits of Ronjay Buenafe.

In 2007, the Generals failed to make it to the championship round of the UCAA men's basketball championships, a trend that continued until the 2008 season.

NCRAA[edit]

While the UCAA holds its basketball tournaments during the first semester (June-October) of the academic year, the NCRAA holds its basketball tournaments during the second semester (November-March) allowing the Generals (and several UCAA teams) to compete in the NCRAA. The Generals also clinched the 2005 title, while they were eliminated in the playoffs during the 2006 season. In the 2007 season, the Generals met the Arellano Chiefs in the best-of-three finals series. After tying the series 1–1, the Chiefs, through their defense that limited Buenafe to six points, defeated the Generals to win their first NCRAA title.[1]

NCAA[edit]

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 EAC was one of the schools that lodged their application.[2] EAC was named as one of the frontrunners,[3] but the NCAA Policy Board failed to garner enough number of votes to admit a new member which closed the doors for new members for their 2009–10 season.[4]

However, the NCAA invited "guest teams" instead, and EAC along with the AUF Great Danes and fellow NCRAA member Arellano, were accepted as guest teams for the 2009–10 season, where they are also eligible to win championships.[5]

EAC, along with two other teams, finished sixth in the 2009 season with a 6–12 record, two games behind fifth place Arellano, the best performer among the guest teams.[6]

Teams[edit]

The Generals Basketball Team[edit]

EAC Generals roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight Playing yr. High School
C 4 Cameroon Noubi, Cedric Benjamin Happi 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
2nd
C 5 Philippines Paguia, Elyzar P.
3rd FEU Diliman
PG 6 Philippines Monteclaro, John Dominique M. 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
3rd San Beda HS
F 8 Philippines Saludo, Edsel Roy M.
Rookie ADU HS
F 9 Philippines Arquero, Jack Lord S.
Rookie
G 10 Philippines Mejos, Christ Fernan M.
Rookie
11 Philippines King, Igee Bobbie P. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
3rd
PG 12 Philippines Munsayac, Francis John T. 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
2nd San Beda HS
SF 13 Philippines Jamon, Jan Niccolo Q. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
4th UPHSD HS
PG 14 Philippines Tayongtong, John Marco D. 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
3rd Sacred Heart of Jesus
F 16 Philippines Castro, Sherwin D.
Rookie University of Manila
F 17 Philippines Onwubere, Sidney Nelson B.
Rookie ICA-EAC
PG 19 Philippines Morada, Jose Remy B. II
3rd
20 Philippines Hassan, Janner M.
Rookie FEU Diliman
F 21 Cameroon Hiole, Jean Jacques Manga
Rookie
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Andy De Guzman
  • Philippines Mark Manosca


The Brigadiers Basketball Team Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Height Playing Year HS Year Grade School
6 Alejandro R. Piopongco
Ariel Aguilar
Reenan Alafriz
Jared Bacarisa
John Michael Cervantes
John Jerald Dultra
Kurt Christian Escala
Angelo Ramon Fandialan
Zhean Michael Francisco
Norman Gavino
Hanniel M. Meana
Shane Paolo Palileo
Jose Antonio Piopongco
Rolando John Rafael
Renmar Redido

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arellano Chiefs clinch NCRAA crown, The Manila Times
  2. ^ "NCAA to announce new team before year ends". GMANews.tv. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Atencio, Peter (2 January 2009). "NCAA prunes down choices to 3". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "NCAA suspends admission of new members for 2009". GMANews.tv. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Legaspi, Perry (3 June 2009). "Guest teams given chance to vie for NCAA titles". GMANews.tv. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "JRU to keenly watch San Sebastian-San Beda game". GMANews.tv. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009.