Zobel Junior Archers

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Zobel Junior Archers
De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
Zobel Junior Archers logo
League UAAP, WNCAA
Joined 1986
Location University Avenue, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Team colors Green, gold, and white
Women's team Lady Junior Archers
Juniors' general championships
UAAP: none
WNCAA: 9
(1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997-98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2004–05)

The Zobel Junior Archers (officially the De La Salle Zobel Junior Archers) is the varsity team of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School and is the Juniors' team of De La Salle University's De La Salle Green Archers in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Its girls' team, the Lady Junior Archers, is De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde's Junior's team to the Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association.

History[edit]

De La Salle Santiago Zobel's varsity team was first officially known as the "Golden Bengals," with its mascot being the Fighting Bengal. This identity was designed and proposed by Brother Raymond Bronowicz FSC, who was the first Brother-Director of the school at that time. He decided that the school should adopt its own unique identity per the practice of the different De La Salle schools at that time: La Salle Green Hills were the Rangers and De La Salle Lipa were the Dragons then the Stallions. The adoption of a new mascot was not welcomed by the studentry since a majority came from the grade school in the main campus in Manila and they were used to having an Archer moniker as the former, now defunct, De La Salle College High School's De La Salle Greenies was.

In 1997, the Board of Trustees of the school, led by its then President-Mr. Lamberto de Ocampo, elected to officially call De La Salle Zobel's varsity team as the Junior Archers.

History with the UAAP[edit]

The Junior Archers, together with the De La Salle Green Archers, joined the University Athletic Association of the Philippines in 1986, when De La Salle University picked De La Salle Santiago Zobel School to be its representative in the Junior (High School) division. De La Salle Zobel was chosen, in spite of La Salle Green Hills being DLSU's junior representative in the NCAA from 1968 to 1981, because the NCAA rejected LSGH's entry due to riots sparked in the past.

From the time that the Junior Archers joined the UAAP in 1986 until it won its very first basketball championship in Season 68 (2005–06), the Junior Archers' achievements were considered to be moderate at best.[1] The team never finished last.

During UAAP Season 68 (2005-06), the Junior Archers won its first UAAP Juniors basketball title when it swept the UPIS Junior Maroons, 2-0. It was also De La Salle's first Juniors title in either the NCAA or the UAAP since 1955, when the De La Salle Greenies of the then existing De La Salle College High School in Taft Avenue, Manila led by De La Salle basketball great—Kurt Bachmann, won 1955 NCAA Junior Basketball championship.

After its year-long suspension in UAAP Season 69 (2006-07) due to the ineligibility scandal that rocked the whole Lasallian community, the Junior Archers, together with their seniors counterparts the De La Salle Green Archers, won the "double championship" in men's basketball the next season. The Junior Archers swept the defending champions Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets to claim their second juniors basketball title in three years.

In the Season 71 of the UAAP, the Junior Archers were the favorites to win their third straight UAAP Juniors Basketball Championship. DLSZ finished second in the standings behind the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets and gained a twice-to-beat advantage and to face the FEU-FERN Baby Tamaraws. Unfortunately, the Baby Tamaraws surprised and swept the two-time defending champions eliminating them as they failed to defend their crown.

The Junior Archers would return to the finals in Season 72, finishing atop the team standings with a 12-2 record and then avenged last year's final four loss to the Baby Tamaraws. However, in the finals, they fell in a hard-fought three-game series to the defending champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets.

Despite having a young roster for Season 73, the Junior Archers still overachieved with a 7-7 record, finishing in a tie for fourth. They would defeat the FEU-FERN Baby Tamaraws in the fourth-place playoff to qualify for the step-ladder phase (the Blue Eaglets finished the season undefeated after 14 games). They then upset the NU Bullpups in a low-scoring affair before bowing to the UST Tiger Cubs in the second step-ladder phase.

In the spirit of De La Salle Philippines's "One La Salle"(all 18-La Salle campuses in the Philippines are under De La Salle Philippines. Inc. headed by Brother Armin Luistro FSC who is also concurrently the President of De La Salle University-Manila), the La Salle Greenies are currently CSB's juniors reps in the NCAA while the Zobel Junior Archers are DLSU's juniors reps in the UAAP.

Basketball[edit]

(2012) After acquiring top high school recruits Renzo Subido, Alfred Sajulga and Aleck Melecio from Lourdes School Mandaluyong and the following year Alexandre Saubier, Justin Wieneke and Emilio Tuason, Kyle Brent Quintos from Colegio San Augustin Makati, Quinito Banzon from Homeschool and Jerimiah Vizmonte from Lasalle Greenhills, the future for the Jr. Archers looks bright.

Pre - UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Team Rosters[edit]

The De La Salle Zobel Junior Archers Basketball Team Roster

No. Name Position Height Playing Year HS Year Grade School
4 Henri Lorenzo P. Subido PG 5' 9" 4 4th Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
5 Miguel Jaime Cabarrus PF/C 6' 2" 2 2nd PAREF Southridge
6 Emilio Tuason III PG/SG 5' 10" 2 3rd Colegio de San Agustin
7 Justin Michael Perez PG/SG 5'6 1 4th De La Salle Zobel
8 Alexandre C. Saubier PF/C 6' 1" 2 4th Colegio de San Agustin
9 Francisco Enrique Julian Rabat PG/SG 5'7 1
12 Jeremiah Joel Daniel Vizmonte PG 5'5 1 La Salle Green Hills
14 Aljun Jay A. Melecio PG 5' 7" 2 2nd Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
15 Alfred O. Sajulga PG/SG 5'11 4 3rd Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
16 Gian Carlo L. Abanilla SG 6' 1" 2 4th De La Salle Zobel
17 Ronald kobe Lorenzo B. Nuguid PF/C 5' 10" 2 1st La Salle Greenhills
18 Brent Isaac Paraiso SG 6'0 1 2nd De La Salle Zobel
19 Joaquin Alfonso J. Banzon SG 6' 1" 2 3rd Kolbe Academy
20 Jose Carl Maldinger PF/C 6'1 1 3rd San Beda College Alabang
21 Martin Castro PF/C 6'3 1
22 Leandro Emmanuel G. Isaac PF/C 6'2 1 3rd

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Boris Aldeguer
  • Assistant Coaches:
    • Warren Capitan
    • Gian Nazario
    • Miguel Bustos
    • Jimwell Gican

DLSZ Juniors Football Team Roster (A.Y. 2013-2014)[edit]

# Last Name First Name Playing Year HS Year Position
1 Wintermahr Lukas 3 4th Goalkeeper
2 Carlos Andrei 1 2nd Defender
3 Montelibano Alfonso 4 4th Defender
4 Rocha Jeremiah 4 4th Defender
5 Mariano David 2 3rd Defender
6 Maniquis Andoni 4 4th Midfielder
7 Reyes Rae 2 3rd Defender
8 Hillerstam Marco 1 4th Forward
9 Longa Joshua 3 3rd Forward
10 San Diego Trent 3 3rd Winger
12 Montenegro Lance 4 4th Midfielder
16 Bunyi Jaime 2 3rd Winger
17 Pedrosa Alfonso 2 4th Forward
18 Tabberrah Davy 4 4th Winger
19 Ibana Marco 1 1st Forward
21 Lopez Eduardo 2 2nd Midfielder
23 Narciso Rafael 1 2nd Defender
25 Coscolluela Javi 2 4th Goalkeeper
26 Araneta Baltie 1 4th Winger

History with the WNCAA[edit]

The De La Salle Lady Junior Archers have been the WNCAA Junior Division Champions for eight straight years, from 1993 to 2000 and again in 2004. In contrast to their men's junior counterparts, DLSZ represents College of St. Benilde in the WNCAA since the NCAA didn't have women's basketball in their scheme.[2]

DLSZ Junior Lady Archers Current Team Roster (WNCAA season 42)[edit]

# Last Name First Name Eligibility Position
7 Caldo Maria Angelica 4th Year Guard
8 Roxas Jaime Marie 3rd Year Center
9 Razon Sam 4th Year Guard
10 Borda Maria Ruela 2nd year Forward/Center
11 Morillo Bernadette 2nd year Guard
12 Morillo Bernice 4th year Guard/Forward
13 Domingo Justine 1st year Guard
14 Nuñez Kathleen Therese 4th year Guard
15 Jajurie Jodie Azra 3rd year Forward/Center
17 Teo Kristine 2nd year Forward/Center
18 Nonato Margaux 2nd year Guard

Varsity teams[edit]

Teams of the following sports currently carry the moniker of Junior Archers or Lady Junior Archers:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletic Mind: When History is Made UBelt.com Accessed August 8, 2006
  2. ^ Daily Bulletin Online dailybulletin.zobel.dlsu.edu.ph Accessed August 8, 2006