UP Fighting Maroons
|UP Fighting Maroons|
|University of the Philippines Diliman|
(NCAA founding member - 1924)
|Location||Diliman, Quezon City Philippines|
|Team colors||Maroon Forest Green|
|Juniors' team||Junior Maroons|
|Women's team||Lady Maroons|
|Seniors' general championships|
1977-78 1978-79 1980-81 1982-83 1997-98
|Juniors' general championships|
The Fighting Maroons is the name of the collegiate men's varsity teams of the University of the Philippines Diliman. The collegiate women's varsity teams are called the Lady Maroons. They compete in all of the sports of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). The University of the Philippines Integrated School is the affiliate juniors division high school. They play as the Junior Maroons, formerly the Preps.
- 1 History
- 2 Teams
- 3 Championships
- 4 Rankings History
- 5 Basketball
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
UAAP Founding Member
UP is one of the founding members (1938) of the UAAP. It was also a founding member and the originator of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the year 1924.
UP was a perennial contender for the overall championship in the UAAP. The team last won the UAAP Seniors Overall Championship in the 1997-1998 season, two years before the University last hosted the competitions prior to its centennial.
Prior to the establishment of the NCAA in 1924, the sports press have been referring to the collegiate teams by the color of their uniforms. School varsity teams were called the Blue and Whites, the Red and Whites, the Green and Whites and in the case of UP, the Maroon and Greens. In the late 1930s, schools started to adopt mascots and the sports press would now refer to their varsity teams by the name of their mascots. Sportswriters wrote about the games played by the Blue Eagles, the Green Archers, the Red Lions in their sports articles for their news dailies. The varsity team of UP was called the UP Parrots when it adopted the parrot as its mascot. Sometime in the 1990s, the monicker UP Parrots was changed to UP Fighting Maroons when the parrot was dropped as the team mascot. The new monicker revived the old (vintage 1920s) name Maroons, and the adjective "fighting" was added to describe the kind of spirit that the varsity teams of UP have when they participate in the arena of competitive sports.
UAAP Varsity Teams:
Other Varsity Teams:
The following table shows the number of championships in the UAAP, unless otherwise specified. It can be noted that UP has titles in all but two (beach volleyball and newly-installed poomsae) of the disciplines in the UAAP program and the University boasts of successful swimming and athletics programs, with 33 and 22 titles apiece in the league (36 for swimming if one includes NCAA). UP also holds the most number of titles in judo (16) and badminton (11) in the UAAP.
Note: Poomsae is a coed event. Most number of championships in each division is in italics.
* includes both UAAP & NCAA titles
** does not include NCAA titles
A double crown is said to be achieved when the Seniors (Men's and Women's) and Juniors (Boys' and Girls') win the championship of the same sport in the same year in the UAAP.
- Badminton: 4 (consecutive: 1997-98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01)
- Swimming: 4 (1993–94, 1997–1998, 2010–2011, 2013–2014)
- Judo: 3 (consecutive: 1995–96 and 1996–1997, 2007–08)
- Volleyball: 2 (1977-78, 1979–80)
- Baseball/Softball: 1 (2001–2002)
- Table Tennis: 1 (1998–1999)
These are "double crowns" of a different nature.
- Men's & Boys'
- Basketball: 2 (NCAA: 1925-26 and 1926–27)
- Men's & Girls'
- Swimming: 2 (2006–07 and 2007–08)
The following tables show the rankings history of the teams in the UAAP.
- Gold border denotes overall championship season.
|1996-97 ||3rd||4th||2nd||2nd||3rd||2nd||3rd||5th||1st C1||3rd||1st||2nd||6th|
|1996-97 ||4th||3rd||2nd||1st||2nd||1st||5th||1st C1||3rd||1st||1st||5th|
- ^C1 Fencing and Women's Tennis were demonstration sports in 1996-97, and is not included in the calculation of points for the overall championship.
- ^C2 This placing is due to forfeiture of La Salle games. See UAAP Season 68 for details.
- ^C3 Beach volleyball was a demonstration sport in 2006-07, and is not included in the calculation of points for the overall championship.
UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Team Rosters
The UP Fighting Maroons Basketball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|4||Moriah Joel B. Gingerich (Capt.)||SF||6' 2"||180 lbs.||4th||Faith Academy|
|5||Andre Alonzo F. Paras||PF||6' 3"||175 lbs.||Rookie||La Salle Green Hills|
|6||Janus Kyle Christian L. Suarez||SG/SF||6' 1"||170 lbs.||1st||Ateneo de Manila|
|8||Matthew Chris H. Ball||PF/C||6' 5"||200 lbs.||4th||Canyon HS - Anaheim California USA|
|9||Agustini D. Amar, Jr.||SG/SF||6' 2"||180 lbs.||3rd-Trf||West Negros University|
|11||Joseph Rey A. Gallarza||PF||6' 5"||195 lbs.||2nd||St. John's College - Ontario Canada|
|12||Jason Marjon G. Ligad||PG||5' 11"||160 lbs.||1st||St. Jude Catholic School|
|13||Kyles Jefferson T. Lao||SG||6' 0"||160 lbs.||Rookie||Xavier School|
|14||Renzar Henry A. Asilum||PG||5' 8"||145 lbs.||2nd||SHS–Ateneo de Cebu|
|15||Andres Paul C. Desiderio||PG||5' 10"||150 lbs.||Rookie||University of the Visayas|
|16||Samuel Joseph S. Marata||SF||6' 2"||177 lbs.||Final Yr.||UP Integrated School|
|17||Raul P. Soyud||PF/C||6' 4"||200 lbs.||Final Yr.||Living Heritage Christian Academy|
|18||Martin Javier L. Pascual||C||6' 5"||195 lbs.||3rd||Ateneo de Manila|
|20||Julius Paul T. Wong||SG||6' 1"||185 lbs.||5th||Colegio de San Juan de Letran|
|21||Andrew Michael B.. Harris||PF||6' 4"||220 lbs.||1st||Saint Clare School|
Team Depth Chart
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Raul Soyud||JR Gallarza||Andrew Harris|
|PF||Chris Ball||Martin Pascual||Andre Paras|
|SF||Julius Wong||Kyle Suarez||Moriah Gingerich|
|SG||Tata Marata||Kyles Lao||Agu Amar|
|PG||Henry Asilum||Paul Desiderio||Jason Ligad|
- Fort Acuña, 1968 UAAP MVP and PBA player and coach
- Eric Altamirano, 1986 UAAP MVP, Former head coach in the pro league (PBA); current head coach in the collegiate league (UAAP - NU Bulldogs)
- Ryan Gregorio, Head coach in the pro league (PBA - Meralco Bolts).
- Yeng Guiao, Head coach in the pro league (PBA); Won multiple championships in PBA (Red Bull and Rain or Shine)
- Joe Lipa, former head coach in the pro league (PBA) and collegiate league (UAAP).
- Ronnie Magsanoc, PBA player; Assistant coach in the pro league (PBA) and head coach in the collegiate league (NCAA - San Beda Red Lions)
- Paolo Mendoza, scored 69 points while playing for the Junior Maroons.
- Benjie Paras, only Rookie MVP of the Philippine Basketball Association
- Bo Perasol, Head coach in the pro league (PBA) and collegiate league (UAAP - Ateneo).
The UP Junior Maroons Basketball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Playing Year||HS Year||Grade School|
|4||Diego Miguel Dario||G||Community of Learners Foundation|
|6||Jozhua Macdaniel P. General||F||Lourdes School of Mandaluyong|
|7||John Allan Gregorio||F|
|8||Adam Junnel M. Lopez||F||Notre Dame of Greater Manila|
|9||Juan Gomez de Liano||G|
|10||Freddy V. Pajarillaga Jr.||C|
|12||Mikael Joshua B. Ragos||F|
|14||Raymart Angelo M. Sablan||F|
|18||Joneil Benz M. Nacpil||F|
|19||Josiah G. Chua||F|
- UAAP 59 Web Archive Retrieved 15 October 2007
- UP Fighting Maroons Web Site
- UP Fighting Maroons Unofficial Site
- UP Fighting Maroons at UAAP Season 76
- UP Fighting Maroons Basketball News and Updates