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Ateneo Blue Eagles
Ateneo de Manila University
AteneoBlueEagle.jpg
League UAAP
Joined 1978
(NCAA founding member - 1924)
Location Katipunan Avenue,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Team colors Blue      and      White
Fight song Blue Eagle the King
Women's team Lady Eagles
Juniors' team Blue Eaglets
Seniors' general championships
Juniors' general championships
  • UAAP: 2
    2000-01 2001-02
  • NCAA: 2
    1967-68 1976-77

The Ateneo Blue Eagles is the collegiate men's varsity basketball team of the Ateneo de Manila University that plays in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the premiere collegiate league in the Philippines. The collegiate women's varsity basketball team is called the Lady Eagles while the high school varsity basketball team is called the Blue Eaglets.

The Ateneo collegiate men's varsity basketball team was not always called the Blue Eagles. It got the name Blue Eagles when Ateneo adopted the Eagle as its mascot in 1938. Prior to that, from 1914 it was known under different names.

Ateneo has fifteen collegiate men's varsity teams that participate in fifteen sporting events of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, its mother league. Only the men's varsity basketball team is called the Blue Eagles. The other fourteen men's varsity teams have their own unique name to help differentiate them. The sports editors of The Guidon, the school's official student publication, are credited for the choice of these various names.

Thru the years, the Ateneo Blue Eagles have achieved excellence in sports. They have the most number of NCAA/UAAP basketball championships combined, from 1924 to 2015, due to a robust sports program: hiring competent local and foreign coaches, the availability of state-of-the art sports training facilities on campus, recruitment of top athletes, development of home-grown talents and an envious sports tradition.

Most Blue Eagles have succeeded in their post collegiate varsity days. They have become senators of the country, civil court judges, lawyers, bankers, engineers, doctors to name a few. Their success in life after graduating from college is attributable to their being strictly treated as student-athletes in school and not campus celebrities with privileges.[citation needed]

Twenty five years after playing their last game as Blue Eagles, the Board of Directors of the Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame review their playing years as Blue Eagles. Those who meet the criteria are inducted into the Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.

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Team Monikers[edit]

When Ateneo started to participate in intercollegiate sports in 1914, its varsity basketball teams were simply referred to by the school community as the Ateneo Seniors and Ateneo Juniors. They were later dubbed the Blue and Whites by the sports press in the early 1920s when Ateneo joined sports leagues. When Ateneo adopted the Eagle as its mascot in 1938, the college and high school varsity basketball teams were given new names, the Blue Eagles and Blue Eaglets. The Ateneo Blue Eagles are sometimes called the Hail Mary Quintet by the sports press. This moniker was given to the Blue Eagles in 1926 when the sports press reporters noticed that the team would pray the Hail Mary during game time-outs and would win by the skin of their teeth.[1][2] Ateneo also has a varsity basketball training team which is officially called Team B but popularly referred to by its nickname Team Glory Be. According to former Ateneo Blue Eagle and current Team B head coach Yuri Escueta (AB IS ’08), the team got its nickname from a former Team B player, Mark Badua. As Escueta recalls, "Team A has always been called the ‘Hail Mary Team’ so [Badua] named us ‘Glory Be’ since we were known as Team B." [3]

The first women's varsity basketball team was formed in 1974. It joined the league called Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) and was named the Blue Eaglettes. This was later changed to Lady Eagles when they transferred to the UAAP. No written article has been found to date to explain why and to provide the exact year this name change happened.[4][5][6] [7] [8]

Ateneo is one of the four UAAP member schools that participate in all of the fifteen sporting events of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. The Eagle is the mascot of all the varsity teams participating in these sporting events. However, only the men's varsity basketball team is called the Blue Eagles for purposes of distinction. The names of the other varsity teams also have the word blue (except the women's varsity) as part of their moniker to signify that it is an Ateneo team, since blue is one of the school's colors.[9] The varsity team names which are sourced from the school's official student publications are as follows:

Sport Men's Team Names Women's Team Names Juniors' Team Names
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball Blue Eagles Lady Eagles Blue Eaglets
Football pictogram.svg Football Blue Booters Lady Booters Blue Eaglet Booters
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball Blue Spikers Lady Spikers Blue Eaglet Spikers
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach Volleyball Blue Beach Spikers Lady Beach Spikers No team
Baseball pictogram.svg Baseball Blue Batters No Team Blue Eaglet Batters
Softball pictogram.svg Softball No team Lady Batters No team
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Blue Shuttlers Lady Shuttlers Blue Eaglet Shuttlers
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Blue Netters Lady Netters Blue Eaglet Netters
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis Blue Paddlers Lady Paddlers Blue Eaglet Paddlers
Athletics pictogram.svg Track & Field Blue Tracksters Lady Tracksters Blue Eaglet Tracksters
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Blue Tankers Lady Tankers Blue Eaglet Tankers
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Blue Fencers Lady Fencers Blue Eaglet Fencers
Judo pictogram.svg Judo Blue Judokas Lady Judokas Blue Eaglet Judokas
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Blue Jins Lady Jins Blue Eaglet Jins
Chess pictogram.svg Chess Blue Woodpushers Lady Woodpushers Blue Eaglet Woodpushers

Mascot and Colors[edit]

Ateneo has long been involved in intercollegiate sports dating back to 1914. It was a pioneer in Philippine collegiate sports. Ateneo was the first Philippine school to adopt a mascot, and was also the first school to field an organized cheering squad with cheerleaders which was later followed by another first when it introduced a Pep Band to augment the cheerleaders during games.[4][5][6][10]

The Blue Eagle emblem on the front of the Blue Eagle Gym.

The choice of an eagle as school mascot holds iconic significance. Conferred with the title "the King", the Blue Eagle is a reference to the "high-flying" Ateneo varsity teams which would "swoop down on the foe and sweep up the fields away" as a dominating force in the field of sports. Furthermore, there is some mythological significance to the eagle as a symbol of power.[6]

The school used to have live eagles as pets in the Padre Faura campus and later on at the Grade School campus in Loyola Heights. A live eagle would lead the men's varsity basketball team at the start of a game in the NCAA as the team enters the basketball court for their warm-up with the school Band playing the fight song, "Blue Eagle - The King".[6]

Blue and White, being the colors of the school's patroness the Blessed Virgin Mary, were chosen as the school's colors. Thus blue and white are the colors of the uniforms of the varsity teams. Most of the school songs, yells and cheers have the words blue and white.

Member Various Athletic Associations[edit]

The Ateneo de Manila University is a member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, the premiere sports league in the country. It fields teams in all fifteen sporting events of the league. Ateneo was a founding member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which was established in 1924. It left the NCAA in 1978 due to the league-wide violence prevalent at the time, and then joined the UAAP in the same year.[11]

Aside from the UAAP, the Ateneo also participates in other sports leagues/tournaments such as the Father Martin Cup, Fil-Oil Flying V Preseason Cup, Philippine University Games (Unigames), Philippine Collegiate Championship League (PCCL), Shakey's V-League, Rizal Football Association (RIFA), Philippine Athletic Youth Association (PAYA), Private Schools Athletic Development Association (PRADA) <High School and Grade School> and the Best Passerelle/ Small Basketeers Program (SBP) <Grade School and High School>. The Ateneo also fields sports teams to the Jesuit Athletic Meet (JAM) formerly called the Jesuit Invitational Games (JIGs), an athletic tournament participated by eight Jesuit schools in the Philippines.

Team sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

1975 Blue Eagles - NCAA Season 51 basketball champions.

Rivals
The Blue Eagles have had several rivalries throughout the years. Before the NCAA was founded and into the early years after its foundation (1924), Ateneo's fiercest basketball rivals were the UP Fighting Maroons (then known as the Maroon and Greens).[5][12] Ateneo won its first NCAA seniors basketball title in 1928 while the San Beda Red Lions won their first in 1927, and the two went on to develop a rivalry during the 1930s that lasted up to the 1970s. The two schools dominated the NCAA as they traded championships, back-to-back and three-peats. When Ateneo left the NCAA in 1978, it had the most basketball championship titles in that league at 14 to the 10 of San Beda.

While the Ateneo-San Beda rivalry was ongoing, the seed for a future rivalry was planted after an Ateneo loss to La Salle in the championship game of NCAA season 16 (1939–40). Games between Ateneo and La Salle in the NCAA were always hotly contested but not yet tagged by the sportswriters as a rivalry. When Ateneo and La Salle transferred to the UAAP, San Beda was left in the NCAA. Ateneo and La Salle continued their hotly contested games into the UAAP and the sports press started to write about a rivalry.[12] The basketball games between the Blue Eagles and the Green Archers are the most anticipated matches in every UAAP season. During the 1988 season, Ateneo was the defending champion and they faced La Salle in the Finals. A deep Ateneo lineup ended up winning the crown, triggering a full-blown rivalry. Recently, the intensity of the rivalry has picked up due to Ateneo and La Salle meeting in the UAAP Finals thrice, in 2001 (won by La Salle), 2002 (won by Ateneo), and 2008 (won by Ateneo). The UAAP is guaranteed high TV ratings and sold-out tickets, resulting in ticket scalping, when Ateneo and La Salle clash on the hardcourt. These games draw huge crowds of students, school faculty/ officials, alums, high government officials such as cabinet members, senators and even a chief justice of the Supreme Court. Former presidents of the Philippines and ambassadors of the United States of America also attend the games.

Records
UAAP and NCAA
The late Fr. Edgar A. Martin, S.J., Ateneo's college athletic moderator in the 1950s and 1960s, once said that "basketball brings glory to Ateneo". The student-athletes of Ateneo share in this belief.[13] As of the year 2014, Ateneo has 54 combined NCAA (26) and UAAP (28) basketball titles, which include championships won in men's, women's, juniors' and midgets' divisions. This is more than the total number of combined titles in men's, women's, and juniors' divisions held by the University of Santo Tomas, which has 42 (40 UAAP and 2 NCAA), San Beda College, which has 41 NCAA titles, Far Eastern University which has 38 titles (37 UAAP titles and 1 NCAA title), Colegio de San Juan de Letran with 28 NCAA titles, De La Salle University, which has 26 (11 in the NCAA and 15 in the UAAP), and Mapúa Institute of Technology with 25 NCAA titles.

Basketball Championships[edit]

Blue Eagles
NCAA (14)
  • 1928
  • 1931
  • 1932
  • 1933
  • 1937
  • 1941
  • 1953
  • 1954
  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1961
  • 1969
  • 1975
  • 1976
UAAP (7)
  • 1987
  • 2002
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
Lady Eagles
UAAP (2)
  • 2005
  • 2007
Blue Eaglets
NCAA (11)
  • Midgets Division: 1924
  • Juniors Division: 1931 (shared)
  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1935 (shared)
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1966
  • 1973
  • 1975
  • 1976
UAAP (18)
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2014

In men's basketball, the Ateneo Blue Eagles have won 22 titles as of 2015, 14 in the NCAA and 8 in the UAAP. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets have 10 NCAA and 18 UAAP titles in juniors basketball, 1 NCAA title in the Midgets division won in 1924, for a total of 29. The Blue Eaglets have won 28 combined NCAA and UAAP titles in the juniors division. This is the most number of juniors title won by a high school team in the major leagues, followed by San Beda and Mapúa with 22 and 20, respectively. The Lady Eagles have won two UAAP titles.

Double Championships[edit]

Ateneo has won eight double championships in basketball. These were years when both the Blue Eagles and the Blue Eaglets won the championship in the same year. The years 1975 and 1976 were doubly significant as Ateneo not only won double championships in the NCAA but also a back-to-back double championship, a feat that they repeated with championships in both the seniors and juniors divisions in 2008 and 2009 in the UAAP. In 2010, Ateneo won again the championships in both men's and juniors basketball, annexing the only three-peat double championship in combined UAAP and NCAA history.

Consecutive Championships[edit]

The Blue Eagles have won back-to-back titles six times. Four were won in the NCAA and two in the UAAP. The Blue Eagles became three-peat champions when they won the NCAA title in 1931, 1932 and 1933. They also accomplished a three-peat sweep by going undefeated in these three consecutive seasons, a record which has not been surpassed much less duplicated by any team in the NCAA and UAAP. They were again three-peat champions when they won the championship in 2008, 2009, and 2010, their first in the UAAP. They were the first collegiate team to accomplish a three-peat in both the NCAA and UAAP. In 2011, they joined an elite group in the UAAP when they won the 2011 UAAP Men's Basketball Championship. They became the fourth UAAP team to be four-peat champions, joining UE, UST and La Salle. In 2012, they separated from this group when they won their fifth consecutive title. They are now the sole team in the five-peat championship bracket.

The Blue Eaglets were four-peat champions having won the title in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986. They were also three-time three-peat champions and eight times, they won back-to-back titles.

Elimination Round Sweeps[edit]

The Ateneo Blue Eaglets have the most number of UAAP elimination round sweeps at seven. The Blue Eagles and Lady Eagles are not as successful. They have not achieved a sweep of the elimination round in the UAAP. However, the Blue Eagles did sweep elimination rounds when they were still playing in the NCAA. They swept the elimination round of three consecutive seasons en route to the 1931, 1932 and 1933 NCAA titles. This double-feat achievement of a three-peat championship via a three-peat sweep is a record that still stands today and may never be broken.

UAAP Semi-Finals Appearances[edit]

(1993-start of Final 4 format)

Blue Eagles (17)
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
Lady Eagles (7)
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2012
  • 2015
Blue Eaglets (18)
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2015

In the UAAP, the Blue Eagles hold the record for the longest Semi-Finals consecutive appearances. They made 14 Semi-Finals consecutive appearances from 1999 to 2012 to La Salle's 12, which is the second longest.

The Blue Eaglets have the most number of Semi-Finals appearances at 18 as of 2015. This number does not include the five seasons (1997, 1999, 2006, 2010 and 2014) when the Blue Eaglets swept the elimination round and automatically advanced to the Finals. These 18 Semi-Finals appearances topped four other UAAP high schools which have 12 appearances each as of 2014. The Lady Eagles have made seven Final Four appearances as of 2015.

Final 4 Triple Appearances[edit]

The Blue Eagles, Lady Blue Eagles and Blue Eaglets made it to the Final Four in the same season six times.

UAAP Finals Appearances[edit]

Blue Eagles (12)
  • 1987
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2016
Lady Blue Eagles (5)
  • 1987
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2015
Blue Eaglets (29)
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2014

The Blue Eagles made eleven trips to the UAAP Finals, and the Lady Eagles had four trips. The Blue Eaglets are tops in the UAAP Finals appearance category. They were in the Finals twenty-nine times. In the Final Four era, they were in the Finals seventeen times as of 2013, while it was ten for second-placer UST Tiger Cubs. The Eaglets also hold the record for the longest Finals consecutive appearance. They were in the Finals in eleven consecutive seasons, from 1994 (season 57) to 2004 (season 67).

Blue trivia[edit]

The Blue Eagles hold the record of winning in the most lopsided game ever in both NCAA-UAAP seniors division history. In NCAA Season 6 (1929), Ateneo blew the NU Bulldogs off the court by the score of 97–9.

The Eagle was not always the King. Up to the 1970s, Ateneo had the most number of collegiate basketball championships in the NCAA. The Blue Eagles had fourteen championship titles when they left the NCAA in 1978. San Beda, their closest rival, was second with only ten championships at that time. When Ateneo transferred to the UAAP, it struggled to soar high as it did in the NCAA. It took the Blue Eagles eleven years to win a championship again. After this back-to-back (1987 and 1988) championship, Ateneo had to wait another fourteen years for their next championship which happened in 2002.

Other Leagues and Tournaments
In addition to the NCAA and UAAP championships, recent victories of the Blue Eagles include the back-to-back titles (2008 and 2009) and the 2011 championship in the annual Philippine University Games, the championship of the Fr. Martin Summer Cup in 2006, 2010 and 2012, and the 2008 Nike Summer League. The Blue Eagles also finally won a championship in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup in 2011. This was their first since participating in 2007.

At the national level, the Blue Eagles won the title of the 2007 Collegiate Champions League, and its successor, the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) in 2009 and 2010, giving it the most titles among the tournament's winners.

Notable Years
Ateneo was a member of the NCAA for 54 years and is in its 39th year in the UAAP as of 2016. This is a total of 93 years of participation in sports in the major collegiate athletic leagues in the country. In the eleven-year period spanning from 2002 to 2012, at least one UAAP basketball championship trophy was brought home to Loyola Heights by its varsity basketball teams. The Blue and White teams brought home a total of fourteen UAAP championships during this eleven-year span. The Blue Eagles and the Blue Eaglets each contributed six trophies. The Lady Eagles added two more.

Ateneo celebrating their 3rd straight championship.

During this period, the Ateneo varsity basketball teams achieved various kind of streaks. The Blue Eagles accomplished back-to-back championships after winning the UAAP basketball crown in 2008 and 2009. They were three-peat champions when they won again the UAAP basketball title in 2010, their first in the UAAP. The Blue Eagles achieved another first in the history of their NCAA-UAAP campaigns in 2011 when they won their fourth straight basketball championship. They became four-peat champions for the first time and joined the elite group of three teams that have won four-peat championships in the UAAP. In 2012, they separated from this group when they won their fifth consecutive title. They are now the sole team in the five-peat championship circle.

The Blue Eaglets were back-to-back champions twice, winning the UAAP basketball championships in 2003 and 2004 then in 2008 and 2009. They became three-peat champions when they also won the UAAP title in 2010. All these championships by the Blue Eagles and Blue Eaglets have resulted in double championships. The Eagles and the Eaglets were double champions in 2008, back-to-back double champions in 2009 and three-peat double champions in 2010. Ateneo so far is the only school with a three-peat double championship in combined UAAP and NCAA history. The Lady Eagles have won so far only two UAAP basketball championships. These were won during this era.

Ateneo celebrating their 5th straight championship in the UAAP.

The Blue Eagles were in the Final Four in every year during this period. These eleven appearances are part of Ateneo's fourteen Final Four consecutive appearances which is the standing record in the UAAP for the longest Final Four consecutive appearances. During the Blue Era, they made eight Finals appearances and won the championship in six of their appearances. The Lady Eagles made six Final Four appearances and three appearances in the Finals where they won two championships. The Blue Eaglets swept the 2006 and 2010 elimination rounds and were in the Final Four nine times. They won the UAAP basketball championship six times during their eight Finals appearances.

The Blue Eagles were presented the 2012 Athlete of the Year Award by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA), oldest media organization in the Philippines, last March 16, 2013 for achieving a five-peat championship in the UAAP. This is the first and so far the only five-peat championship by a collegiate varsity basketball team in a major league in the third millennium.

The Blue and White varsity basketball teams have also won championships in pre and post season tournaments during this period.

Year - Champions

  • 2005 - Lady Eagles - National Students Basketball Championships / Home and Away Invitational League
  • 2006 - Blue Eagles - Fr. Martin Summer Cup
  • 2007 - Blue Eagles - Collegiate Champions League
  • 2008 - Blue Eagles - Philippine University Games / Nike Summer League
  • 2009 - Blue Eagles - Philippine University Games / Philippine Collegiate Champions League
  • 2010 - Blue Eagles - Fr. Martin Summer Cup / Philippine Collegiate Champions League
  • ** * **- Blue Eaglets - Fr. Martin Summer Cup
  • 2011 - Blue Eagles - Philippine University Games / Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup
  • 2014 - Blue Eagles - Philippine University Games

UAAP Season 79 (S.Y. 2016–17) Rosters

The Ateneo Blue Eagles Basketball Team[edit]

Ateneo Blue Eagles roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight Playing yr. High School
SG 0 Philippines Ravena, Ferdinand C. III 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2nd Ateneo de Manila
SF 2 Philippines Escaler, Jose Manuel M. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Rookie Ateneo de Manila
C/G 3 United States Wong, John Adrian A. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2nd Trinity High School - Euless, Texas, USA
PG 4 Philippines Asistio, Antonio Rafael A. 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 3rd Ateneo de Manila
PF 5 Canada Tolentino, Manuel Vicente D. Captain sports.svg 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4th Vancouver College - BC, Canada
SF 7 Philippines Nieto, Michael Joseph M. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2nd Ateneo de Manila
G/F 8 Philippines Black, Norman Aaron D. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 2nd Ateneo de Manila
PG 10 Philippines Mendoza, Jose Lorenzo B. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Rookie Ateneo de Manila
C 11 Philippines Go, George Isaac Y. 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 2nd Xavier School
PG 12 Philippines Nieto, Joseph Matthew M. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 2nd Ateneo de Manila
F/C 14 Philippines Porter, Kristoffer James B. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 3rd Ateneo de Manila
SF 17 Philippines Ildefonso, Shaun Danielle G. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Rookie Ateneo de Manila
PF 18 Philippines Babilonia, Gideon Ira M. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 5th San Beda College
C 21 Nigeria Ikeh, Chibueze I. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 2nd Ikeja High School - Lagos Nigeria
SF 22 United States Verano, Rafael Lorenzo S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Rookie San Gabriel Academy - California USA
C/G 31 United States White, Jawuan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Rookie Panama City Beach, Florida, USA
Head coach
  • Alexander "Sandy" Arespacochaga
Assistant coach(es)
  • Gene Louis Afable
  • Gabrielle "Gabby" Severino
  • Roel Aurelio "Yuri" Escueta
  • Jose Ricardo "Joe" Silva
  • Reynaldo "Jon" Jacinto, Jr.
Team manager
  • Christopher John "Epok" Quimpo



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (R) Rookie
  • Injured Injured

Roster



Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C GBoy Babilonia Cheese Ikeh Isaac Go
PF Vince Tolentino Raffy Verano Kris Porter
SF Mike Nieto Thirdy Ravena Shaun Ildefonso JM Escaler
SG Anton Asistio Aaron Black Jawuan White
PG John Adrian Wong Matt Nieto Jolo Mendoza

Blue Eagles Recruits Class of 2016
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
10 Jose Lorenzo B. Mendoza PG 6' 0" 160 lbs. Ateneo de Manila
17 Shaun Danielle G. Ildefonso SF 6' 2" 160 lbs. Ateneo de Manila
21 Gian Robert J. Mamuyac SG 6' 1" 165 lbs. Ateneo de Manila
22 Rafael Lorenzo S. Verano SF 6' 3" 200 lbs. San Gabriel Academy - California USA
31 Jawuan White SF 6' 2" 170 lbs. Arnold HS - Panama City Beach Florida USA
32 Keith Veronico-Bront PF 6' 7" 167 lbs. Sharlow Saints High School
34 Christian Tyler C. Tio PG 5' 11" 155 lbs. Xavier School

The Ateneo Team Glory Be Basketball Team (Blue Eagles Training Team)[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight College Yr. High School
4 Byron Oniel Allmond, Jr. PG 6' 1" 170 lbs. Sophomore Bishop Kenny HS
Jacksonville Florida USA
10 Michael Jay V. Javelosa PF 6' 5" 195 lbs. Junior Reedley International School
13 Gerard S. Austria SG 6' 1" 175 lbs. Senior Ateneo de Manila
16 Miguel Gabriel M. Ramos PG 6' 2" 180 lbs. Junior Ateneo de Manila
21 Gian Robert J. Mamuyac SG 6' 1" 165 lbs. Freshman Ateneo de Manila
22 Marc Joven S. Salandanan SG 5' 9" 155 lbs. Junior Ateneo de Manila
26 Bryan James I. Andrade SF 6' 0" 150 lbs. Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
28 Sandro Nicholas R. Soriano SG 5' 10" 150 lbs. Freshman Ateneo de Manila
29 Justin D. Eustaquio PG 5' 8" 130 lbs. Freshman Ateneo de Manila
33 Miguel Alejandro G. Fortuna PG 5' 9" 145 lbs. Freshman De La Salle Zobel
34 Christian Tyler C. Tio PG 5' 11" 155 lbs. Freshman Xavier School
36 Gabriel S. Reyes PF 6' 3" 185 lbs. Senior De La Salle Zobel
41 Rodney Jaye A. Manuel SG 6' 0" 160 lbs. Freshman La Salle Greenhills
44 Mark Lawrence Z. Gamboa PG 5' 10" 160 lbs. Senior Ateneo de Manila
88 Louis Timothy V. Cu PF 6' 4" 190 lbs. Senior Xavier School

The Ateneo Lady Eagles Basketball Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. College Yr. High School
3 Denise Morelos C 5' 11" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman Community of Learners Foundation
5 Gabrielle Bianca N. Veloso SF 5' 7" 120 lbs. 3rd Senior Miriam College
6 Alyssa Villamor PG 5' 4" 120 lbs. 1st Sophomore Assumption College of Davao
7 Pamela Andree C. Payac SF 5' 7" 120 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Chiang Kai Shek College
Marielle Fatima E. Lamar PG 5' 2" 115 lbs. 3rd Junior Miriam College
8 Jollina M. Go SG 5' 4" 115 lbs. 3rd Junior Hope Christian High School
9 Mary Angeluz Z. Moslares PG 5' 3" 110 lbs. 2nd Sophomore La Salle College of Antipolo
10 Hazelle L. Yam PG 5' 5" 115 lbs. 3rd Junior Grace Christian College
11 Melissa Nouvelles Newsome SF 5' 5" 120 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Rio Rancho HS - New Mexico USA
13 Katrina Guytingco SG 5' 6" 120 lbs. 2nd Sophomore College Park High School
Pleasant Hill California USA
14 Nicole Maria Imelda C. Cancio PF 5' 8" 125 lbs. 2nd Junior St. Pedro Poveda College
15 Kristina Elizabeth L. Deacon (Capt.) C 6' 0" 140 lbs. 3rd Senior Chevalier School - Angeles City
16 Jonette Marie Uy de Ong SF 5' 6" 125 lbs. 2nd Senior Fairfax HS - Los Angeles California USA
17 Akiko O. Tomita PF / C 5' 10" 130 lbs. 3rd Senior Yamamura Gakuen HS - Tamachi
Kawagoe Saitama Japan
19 Caramia Angela A. Buendia PF 5' 9" 125 lbs. 4th Senior Miriam College
Zoe Gabrielle T. Chu Miriam College

Lady Blue Eagles Recruits Class of 2016
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
3 Denise Morelos C 5' 11" 130 lbs. Community of Learners Foundation

Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Tina Deacon Denise Morelos Akiko Tomita
PF Cara Buendia Melissa Newsome
SF Hazelle Yam Gaby Veloso
SG Trina Guytingco Pamela Payac
PG Jollina Go Fatima Lamar Boom Moslares

The Ateneo Blue Eaglets Basketball Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight HS Gr. Grade School
0 Samjosef R. Belangel PG 5' 11" 145 lbs. 11 Bacolod Tay Tung High School
1 Miguel Luigi D. Santos SG 5' 10" 140 lbs. La Salle Green Hills
2 Joaquin Enrico Manuel PF 6' 3" 165 lbs. Xavier School
3 Ricardo R. Deonio PG 5' 7" 120 lbs 12 Ateneo de Manila
5 Andre Aveen Flores PF 6' 4" 160 lbs. 12 La Salle Greenhills
6 Carlos Felipe T. Gatmaytan PF 6' 1" 150 lbs. 12 De La Salle Zobel
7 Jason Mari Lorenzo E. Credo PF 6' 4" 160 lbs. 11 Marist School Marikina
8 Romulo Victor E. Berjay C 6' 5" 160 lbs. 11 Epson Primary School - Surrey, United Kingdom
10 Sean Dave G. Ildefonso SF 6' 3" 160 lbs. 11 Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
11 Kai Zachary Sotto C 6' 11" 200 lbs. 9 Saint Francis of Assissi College
11 Ralph Matthew Escalona PG 5' 9" 130 lbs. 12 Ateneo de Manila
13 Gian Jose Raphael H. Afable SG 5' 11" 140 lbs. 12 Ateneo de Manila
14 Zachary Salazar C 6' 6" 185 lbs. 11
16 Amchel David O. Angeles G 11 Don Bosco Academy
19 Jerico Rael V. Laud PG 5' 8" 125 lbs. 12 Ateneo de Manila
27 Joshua Dennison M. Espino PF 6' 3" 170 lbs. 12 Ateneo de Manila

Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C RV Berjay
PF Andrei Flores
SF Dave Ildefonso Jason Credo
SG
PG SJ Belangel

Notable basketball players[edit]

Men's Division
1920s

  • Ambrosio "Paddy" Padilla, HS '26 AB '30 (Summa cum laude) - King Eagle, 1928 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team and 1929 NCAA defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Considered as the Philippine's first real basketball star after scoring a record high of 29 points in one game in NCAA Season 6 (1929–30); Member, RP national basketball team to the 11th (1930) Far Eastern Games in Japan - Gold medal; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 10th (1934) Far Eastern Games in Manila - Gold medal; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 11th (1936) Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany - 5th place; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; 1999 Inductee (first batch), National Basketball Hall of Fame; Awarded on March 3, 2012 by the Philippine Sportswriters Association the Sports Leader of the Millennium Award.
  • Jesus "Jess" Suarez, HS '30 AA '32 - Member, 1928 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team; King Eagle, 1929 and 1930 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.

1930s

  • Bibiano "Bing" Ouano, AA '32 AB '34 - Member, three-peat <1931, 1932, 1933> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 1933 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 10th (1934) Far Eastern Games in Manila - Gold medal; Member, RP national basketball team to the 11th (1936) Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany - 5th place; Coach, back-to-back <1953 and 1954> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Primitivo "Tibing" Martinez, HS '31 AA '33 - Member, NCAA back-to-back <1931 and 1932> champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 1932 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 10th (1934) Far Eastern Games in Manila - Gold medal; Member, RP national basketball team to the 11th (1936) Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany - 5th place; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; 1999 Inductee (first batch), National Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Amador Obordo, AA '33 AB '35 - Member, three-peat <1931, 1932, 1933> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1933 NCAA MVP; King Eagle, 1934 Ateneo Blue Eagle team Member, RP national basketball team to the 10th (1934) Far Eastern Games in Manila - Gold medal; Member, RP national basketball team to the 11th (1936) Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany - 5th place; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jesus "Bong" Arce, GS '30 HS '34 AA '36 BS '38 - King Eagle, 1937 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1994 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Robert "Bobby" Jones, HS '38 BSC '42 - Member, 1937 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1940 NCAA MVP; Member, 1941 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Simon LaO, GS '35 HS '39 BBA '48 - Member, 1937 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 1939, 1940 and 1941 (NCAA champion) Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Eduardo Cortez, BSC '42 - 1939 NCAA MVP; Member, 1941 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.

1940s

  • Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan, GS '38 BBA '49 - Coach, RP national basketball team to the 3rd (1959) FIBA World Championship in Santiago, Chile - 8th place; Called "The Maestro" by the sports press for his achievements as a coach both in collegiate (seven straight championships in the UAAP) and pro basketball (grand-slam championships); 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; 2010 Awardee, Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Luis Francisco "Moro" Lorenzo, HS '47 AB '51 - King Eagle, 1948, 1949 and 1950 Ateneo Blue Eagles teams; 1948 and 1949 NCAA MVP; Leading scorer in the NCAA with over 30 points a game and broke the 29 points record established by fellow Blue Eagle Paddy Padilla when he scored 34 points in a game against the Mapua Red Cardinals; Given the moniker "Moonshot" by the sportswriters; Member, 1949 NCAA All-Star team; Awardee, 1949 Ateneo Most Outstanding Player of the Year; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 1st (1951) Asian Games in New Delhi, India - Gold medal; Named 1949 Mr. Basketball of the Philippines by the Philippine Sportswriters Association; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Ignacio "Ning" R. Ramos, HS '48 - Member, 1949 - 1950 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 1st (1951) Asian Games in New Delhi, India - Gold medal; Member, RP national basketball team to the 2nd (1954) Asian Games in Manila - Gold medal; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame

1950s

  • Antonio Ma. "Chole" Gaston, HS '49 BS '53 - King Eagle, 1952 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Given the moniker "Cagayan Cyclone" by the sportswriters; 1988 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jose Ma. "Rusty" Cacho, HS '50 BS '54 - Team captain, 1949 Ateneo Blue Eaglets; King Eagle, 1953 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 2nd (1954) Asian Games in Manila - Gold medal; 1985 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Honesto "Ness" Mayoralgo, HS '51 BS '55 - King Eagle, 1954 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1985 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Francisco "Frankie/Paking" Rabat, BSBA '57 - 1953 NCAA MVP; Member, back-to-back <1953 and 1954> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Dubbed by the sports press as the "Rajah of Rebounds"; Youngest member (18 years old), RP national basketball team to the 2nd (1954) FIBA World Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 3rd place; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Mario "Bay" Ballesteros, BS Candidate (1953–1956) - Member, back-to-back <1953 and 1954> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team; Alternate member, RP national basketball team to the 16th (1956) Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia - 7th place; 2003 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Quinteliano "Tiny" Literal, BS Candidate (1953–1956) - Member, back-to-back <1953 and 1954> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball selection team to the 1962 Taipei Goodwill Games; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jose Ma. "Poch" Gayoso, BS '58 - Member, 1954 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 1956 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, 1957 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Ma. Fernando "Ando" Hernaez, BS '58 - Member, back-to-back <1957 and 1958> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, 1958 NCAA Selection team to the NCAA-UAAP Goodwill Games and NCAA-Japan Goodwill Games; Member, 1958 All Ateneo Selection that played against the University of San Francisco Dons, 1958 US NCAA Division I champions; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jaime "Jimmy" Pestaño, BS '59 - Member, back-to-back <1957 and 1958> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, 1958 NCAA Selection team to the NCAA-UAAP Goodwill Games and NCAA-Japan Goodwill Games; Awardee, 1958 Ateneo Best Team Player award; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo, GS '51 HS '55 BS '59 - King Eagle, back-to-back <1957 and 1958> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1958 NCAA MVP; Member, 1958 NCAA Selection team to the NCAA-UAAP Goodwill Games and NCAA-Japan Goodwill Games; Member, 1958 All Ateneo Selection that played against the University of San Francisco Dons, 1958 US NCAA champions; Given the moniker "Leech Guard" by the sportswriters; Named 1960 Mr. Basketball of the Philippines by the Philippine Sportswriters Association at the age of 22; Member, RP national basketball team to the 17th (1960) and 19th (1968) Summer Olympics in Rome (11th place) and Mexico City (13th place), respectively; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 1964 pre-Olympics tournament in Tokyo, Japan - 6th place; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 20th (1972) Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany - 13th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 3rd (1959) FIBA World Championship in Chile - 8th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 1st (1960) and 4th (1967) FIBA Asia Championships in Manila (champion) and Seoul, Korea (champion) respectively; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; 1999 Inductee (first batch), National Basketball Hall of Fame; 2013 Inductee, PBA Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Cristino "Cris" Arroyo, BS '61 - Member, back-to-back <1957 and 1958> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 1960 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Given the moniker " Stretch Arroyo" by the radio sportscasters; 1994 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Amado "Dodo" Martelino, HS '58 BS '62 - Member, 1957 NCAA Juniors Division All-Star team; Ateneo High School 1957 Athlete of the Year; Member, 1958 and 1961 NCAA champions Ateneos Blue Eagle team; Co-Captain, 1961 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1961 Basketball Player of the Year; 1961 NCAA MVP; Nominee, 1961 Mr. Basketball of the Philippines; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jose Ramon "Boogie" Pamintuan, AB '62 - Member, 1958 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 1961 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1959, 1960 and 1961 University Athlete of the Year; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.

1960s

  • Felix "Totik" Flores, BS '64 - Member, 1961 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Alternate member, RP national basketball team to the 17th (1960) Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy - 11th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 1964 pre-Olympics tournament in Tokyo, Japan - 6th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 5th (1969) FIBA Asia Championship in Bangkok, Thailand - 3rd place; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jimmy Alabanza, HS '63 BS '67 - King Eagle, 1966 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1966 NCAA MVP; Scored 35 points in a second round elimination game of Season 42 (1966–67) against La Salle when there was no 3-point shot yet; Recognized as one of the basketball greats by sports writers in the 1960s; An athlete for all seasons - played in four Ateneo varsity teams in the NCAA <basketball, football, volleyball and track & field>; Founding member, Ateneo college Fencing Club; 1994 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; Past President, Ateneo Sports Foundation, 2002–2006; Chairman, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame (2012–present).
  • Richard "Ricky" Palou, GS '63 HS '67 BS '71 - Member, 1966 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Member, 1969 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Played pro basketball in the PBA where he was given the moniker "Palpal Palou" by the TV sportscasters; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; Ateneo University Athletic Director, 2008–present.
  • Marte Samson, BS Candidate (1968–1970) - Member, 1969 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 1st (1970) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Seoul, South Korea - Champion; Member, RP national basketball team to the 6th (1971) FIBA Asia Championship in Tokyo, Japan - 2nd place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 20th (1972) Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany - 13th place; Played pro basketball in the PBA; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Ricardo "Joy" Cleofas, BS Candidate (1968–1970) - Member, 1969 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Set a record during his NCAA career by scoring 45 points in a single game; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 1st (1970) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Seoul, Korea - champion; Member, RP national basketball team to the 20th (1972) Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany - 13th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 7th (1973) FIBA Asia Championship in Manila - champion; Member, RP national basketball team to the 7th (1974) FIBA World Championship in Puerto Rico - 13th place; Played pro basketball in the PBA; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Francis Arnaiz, Col 1969-1970 - Member, 1969 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 7th (1973) FIBA Asia Championship in Manila - champion; Member, RP national basketball team to the 7th (1974) FIBA World Championship in Puerto Rico - 13th; Played pro basketball in the PBA where he was given the name "Mr. Clutch"; 2003 Special Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.

1970s

  • Stephen "Steve" Watson, GS '72 HS '76 BS Candidate (1976–1979) - Member, 1973 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Played in the seniors division when he was still in his 4th year high school; 1976 NCAA MVP; Nominee, All-Filipino Basketball Player of the Year; Member, RP national basketball team to the 8th (1978) FIBA World Championship in Manila - 8th place; Played pro basketball in the PBA; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Federico "Padim" Israel, Jr., AB '78 - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 8th (1978) FIBA World Championship in Manila - 8th place; Played pro basketball in the PBA; 2003 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Bernardo "Joy" Carpio, AB '79 - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 1977 NCAA MVP; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 4th (1977) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Kuwait - champion; Member, RP national basketball team to the 8th (1978) FIBA World Championship in Manila - 8th place; Played pro basketball in the PBA; 2003 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Matthew "Fritz" Gaston, AB '80 - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Captain ball, 1977 RP Youth national basketball team to the 4th (1977) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Kuwait - champion; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 9th (1977) FIBA Asia Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - (5th place); Played pro basketball in the PBA; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.

1980s

  • Gregorio "Ogie" Narvasa II, GS '73 HS '77 BS '81 - King Eagle, 1980 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 1978 Pesta Sukan Tournament in Singapore; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 5th (1978) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Manila - champion; 2003 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; President, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame (2011–present);
  • Vincent "Chot" Reyes, GS '77 HS '81 AB '85 - UAAP Senior Mythical 5 in 1985 for basketball; Ateneo HS Athlete of the Year in 1981.
  • Isabelo "Jojo" Lastimosa, Jr., Col 1983-1984 - Member, 1983 and 1984 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 10th (1986) Asian Games in Seoul, South Korea - bronze medal; Member, RP national basketball team to the 13th (1998) Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand - bronze medal; 1988 PBA Rookie of the Year; 1996 PBA All Filipino Cup Finals MVP; 8-time PBA All-Star player; Member, PBA's 25 Greatest Players.
  • Emilio "Nonoy" Chuatico, Jr., AB '88 - Member, 1987 UAAP Champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 16th (1991) FIBA Asia Championship in Kobe, Japan - 7th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 16th (1991) SEA Games in Manila - Gold medal; No. 8 overall pick 1992 PBA Draft; 2009 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Daniel "Danny" Francisco, GS '83 HS '87 AB '92 - Member, 1985 and 1986 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Member, back-to-back <1987 and 1988> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 10th (1989) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Manila - 3rd place; 2012 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Enrique Mario "Eric" Reyes, BS '91 - Member <1987> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 9th (1986) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Manila - 2nd place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 16th (1991) FIBA Asia Championship in Kobe, Japan - 7th place; No. 6 overall pick 1992 PBA Draft; 2012 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Rodericko Cesar "Olsen" Racela, HS '87 AB '91 - Member, 1986 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Member, back-to-back <1987 and 1988> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 10th (1989) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Manila - 3rd place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 13th (1998) Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand - bronze medal; Member, RP national basketball team to the 14th (2002) Asian Games in Busan, South Korea - 4th place; No. 12 overall pick 1993 PBA Draft; Head coach, 2011 RP national U16 basketball team and 2012 RP national U18 basketball team; 2012 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.

1990s

  • Vincent Paul "Vince" Hizon, BS Candidate (1992–1995) - Member, 1993 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 2001 SEA Games - gold medal; Played in US NCAA Division I; No.8 overall pick 1994 PBA Draft; Given the moniker "The Prince" by the PBA TV sportscasters .
  • Robert Vincent Jude "Dudut" Jaworski, Jr., BS '95 - Member, 1993 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; No. 10 overall pick 1995 PBA Draft; Son of basketball great Robert Jaworski.
  • Jose Enrico "Rico" Villanueva, GS '94 HS '98 AB '02 MA '04 - Member, 1997 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; 1997 UAAP Juniors MVP; 1998 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Member, 2002 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2002 UAAP MVP; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 15th (1998) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Kolkata, India - 7th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 16th (2005) and 18th (2007) FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Manila (5th place) and Tehran, Iran (4th), respectively; Member, RP national basketrball team to the 7th (2007) SEABA Championship in Ratchaburi, Thailand - champion; Member, RP national basketball team to the 4th (2012) FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo, Japan - 4th place; No. 7 overall pick 2003 PBA Draft; Dubbed the "Raging Bull" by PBA sportscasters; 2005-06 PBA Best Player of the Conference.
  • Wesley Gonzales, GS '94 HS '98 BS '02 - Member, 1997 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Member, 2002 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2002 UAAP Finals co-MVP; No. 9 overall pick 2004 PBA Draft.

2000s

  • George Christian "Gec" Chia, BS 2003 - Member, 2002 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; No. 28 overall pick 2003 PBA Draft.
  • Richard "Rich" Alvarez, AB 2003 - Member, 2002 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2000 and 2001 UAAP MVP; Member, RP national basketball team to the 22nd (2003) SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam - Gold medal; No. 1 overall pick 2004 PBA Draft; 2004-05 PBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Ramon Paolo Bugia, GS '95 HS '99 BS '03 - Member, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; No. 17 overall pick 2005 PBA Draft; Member, 2005 PBA All-Rookie team; Awarded a citation by the PBA as the only active player to finish an MBA degree.
  • Larry Alexander Fonacier, GS '96 HS '00 AB '04 - Member, 1999 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; 1999 UAAP Juniors MVP; Member, 2002 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2002 UAAP Finals co-MVP; King Eagle, 2004 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 4th (2012) FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo, Japan - 4th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 27th (2013) FIBA Asia Championship in Manila, Philippines - Silver medal; No. 14 overall pick 2005 PBA Draft; 2005-2006 PBA Rookie of the Year; Member, 2005 PBA All-Rookie Team; Member, 2007 PBA All-Star Team; Given the moniker "Baby-face Assassin" by the PBA TV sportscasters.
  • Lewis Alfred "LA" Tenorio, AB '06 - Member, 2002 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 2005 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Selected, 2004 and 2005 UAAP Mythical 5; Member, RP national basketball team to the 4th (2012) FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo, Japan - 4th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 27th (2013) FIBA Asia Championship in Manila, Philippines - Silver medal; No. 4 overall pick 2006 PBA Draft; Member, 2006 PBA All-Rookie Team; 2009 PBA Most Improved Player; Member, 2009 PBA Mythical First Team; Member, 2009 and 2010 PBA All-Star Team; 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference and 2016 PBA Governor's Cup Finals MVP.
  • John Christopher "JC" Intal, AB '07 - Member, 2002 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Co-captain, 2006 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Selected, 2006 UAAP Mythical 5; 2006 UAAP Breakout Player and Player of the Year; No. 4 overall pick 2007 PBA Draft.
  • Claiford "Ford" Arao, AB '08 - Member, 2003-2006 Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Co-captain, 2007 Ateneo Blue Eagle team; 2007 UAAP Most Improved Player; No. 14 overall pick 2010 PBA Draft.
  • Japeth Paul Aguilar, Col 2004-2005 - Member, 2004 and 2005 Ateneo Blues Eagles team; Transferred to Western Kentucky University, a Division I team in the US NCAA in 2006; Member, RP national basketball team to the 16th (2010) Asian Games in Guangzhou, China - 6th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 26th (2011) FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China - 4th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 27th (2013) FIBA Asia Championship in Manila, Philippines - Silver medal; Member, RP national basketball team to the 9th (2011) SEABA Men's Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia - champion; Member, RP national basketball team to the 22nd (2011) FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Pasig, Philippines - 4th place; No. 1 overall pick 2009 PBA Draft; No. 109th overall pick 2012 NBA D-League Draft.
  • Christopher John "Chris" Tiu, BS '09 (Cum Laude) - 2006 UAAP Comeback Player; Selected, 2007 and 2008 UAAP Mythical 5; King Eagle, 2008 UAAP Champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Garnered, 2008 UAAP Maasahan Award; 2008 Ateneo <Moro Lorenzo> Sportsman of the Year; Awardee, 2008 Nickelodeon Philippines Kid's Choice Favorite Athlete; 2009 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame - Plaque of Recognition for excellence in sports and academics; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 16th (2010) Asian Games in Guangzhou, China - 6th place; Captain Ball, RP national basketball team to the 26th (2011) FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China - 4th place; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 9th (2011) SEABA Men's Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia - champion; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 20th (2009) FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia - 5th place; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 22nd (2011) FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Pasig, Philippines - 4th place; Captain ball, RP national basketball team to the 26th (2011) SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia - Gold medalist; No. 7 overall pick 2012 PBA Draft.
  • Rabeh Ahmed Al-Hussaini, AB Candidate 2010 - Member, back-to-back <2008 and 2009> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2008 UAAP MVP; 2008 Most Improved Player; Selected, 2008 and 2009 UAAP Mythical 5; Co-captain, 2009 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2009 UAAP Finals MVP; 2009 UAAP Most Reliable Player; 2010-11 PBA Rookie of the Year; No. 2 overall pick 2010 PBA Draft.
  • Jose Antonio "Jai" Reyes, GS '01 HS '05 BS '10 - Member, 2003 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Team captain, 2004 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets; 2004 UAAP Juniors Finals MVP; Selected, 2004 UAAP Juniors Mythical 5; Garnered, 2004 UAAP Juniors Sportsmanship Award; 2005 Ateneo HS Sportsman of the Year; 2005 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Member, 2008 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Co-captain, 2009 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2009 Philippine Collegiate Champions League MVP; Member, Ateneo HS varsity Track and Field team - event medalist: Gold - Triple Jump, Silver - High Jump, Bronze - Long Jump; No. 18 overall pick 2010 PBA Draft.
  • Siverino "Nonoy" Baclao, AB '11 - Member, 2008 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Co-captain, 2009 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2008 UAAP Finals MVP; 2008 UAAP Defensive Player of the Year - holds the UAAP record of Most Blocked Shots in a game: 7 blocked shots in the 2008 Finals game against La Salle; 2009 PCCL Model National Collegiate Player of the Year; 2010 Ateneo Sportsman of the Year; No. 1 overall pick 2010 PBA Draft.
  • Eric Carlo Salamat, AB Candidate 2013 - King Eagle, 2010 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, three-peat <2008, 2009, 2010> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team; 2005 NCAA Juniors Finals MVP; 2008 Nike Summer League MVP; 2008 Unigames MVP; Dubbed "Sultan of Swipes" by the sports press; Awardee, 2010 UAAP-NCAA Press Corp's Collegiate Basketball Super Senior Player Award; No. 13 overall pick 2011 PBA Draft.

2010s

  • Emmanuel "Emman" Monfort, AB '11 - Member, three-peat <2009, 2010, 2011> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; 2010 UAAP Most Improved Player; Co-captain, 2011 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; Member, RP national basketball team to the 26th (2011) SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia - Gold medal; Awardee, 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Collegiate Basketball Senior Player of the Year; No. 16 overall pick 2012 PBA Draft
  • Jeffrey Kirk Long, AB '12 - Member, four-peat <2008, 2009, 2010, 2011> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; Co-captain, 2011 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; Selected, 2010 Philippine Collegiate Champions League Mythical 5; Selected, 2010 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps' Collegiate Basketball Mythical 5; 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Collegiate Basketball Defensive Stopper of the Year; 2011 PCCL Model National Collegiate Player of the Year.
  • Raymond Leonard "Bacon" Austria, GS '03 HS '07 AB '12 - Member, 2006 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; 2006 UAAP Juniors MVP; Selected, 2006 UAAP Juniors Mythical 5; Member, four-peat <2008, 2009, 2010, 2011> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Co-captain, 2011 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; No. 27 overall pick 2012 PBA Draft.
  • Luis Lorenzo "Tonino" Gonzaga III, GS '02 HS '07 Col Candidate 2012 - Member, five-peat <2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2011-12 Ateneo Step-Up Athlete of the Year; Co-captain, 2012 Ateneo Blue Eagles Team.
  • Justin Shaun Chua, AB 2013 - Member, five-peat <2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Co-captain, 2012 Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; 2006-07 Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association MVP; No. 10 overall pick 2013 PBA Draft.
  • Nicolas Raymond "Nico" Salva, AB 2014 - Member, five-peat <2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Selected, 2008 UAAP All-Rookie Team; 2009 UAAP Sixth Man of the Year; 2011 and 2012 UAAP Finals MVP; Co-captain, 2012 Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; 2010 Philippine Collegiate Champions League Mythical Five Member; 2010 Philippine Collegiate Champions League MVP; Member, RP national basketball team to the 26th (2011) SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia - Gold medal; 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Collegiate Basketball Pivotal Player of the Year; Selected, 2007 NCAA Juniors Mythical 5; 2012 PCCL Model National Collegiate Player of the Year; No. 11 overall pick 2013 PBA Draft.
  • Ryan Clarence Buenafe, AB Candidate 2013 - Member, three-peat <2008, 2009, 2010> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2008 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Selected, 2008 UAAP All-Rookie Team; 2010 UAAP Finals MVP; 2010 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps' Collegiate Basketball Pivotal Player of the Year; Selected, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Juniors Mythical 5; 2006 and 2007 NCAA Juniors Finals MVP; 2007 NCAA Juniors MVP; No. 8 overall pick 2013 PBA Draft.
  • Gregory William "Greg" Slaughter, AB Candidate 2014 - Member, 2011 and 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Selected, 2011 UAAP Mythical 5; Three-time (2007, 2008 and 2009) CESAFI MVP; Member, RP national basketball team to the 20th (2009) FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia - 5th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 16th (2010) Asian Games in Guangzhou, China - 6th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 26th (2011) SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia - Gold medal; Selected, 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Collegiate Basketball Mythical 5; Selected, 2012 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Mythical 5; 2012 UAAP Game Changing Player of the Year; Selected, 2012 UAAP Mythical 5; Selected, 2012 PCCL Mythical 5; No. 1 overall pick 2013 PBA Draft and 2013-14 PBA Rookie of the Year.
  • John Paul "JP" Erram - AB 2015 - Member, 2010, 2011 and 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; No. 15 overall pick 2013 PBA Draft.
  • Frank Golla - AB Candidate 2014 - Member, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Co-captain, 2013 Ateneo Blue Eagles Team.
  • Christopher "Oping" Sumalinog - AB Candidate 2013 - Member 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; No 46th overall pick 2013 PBA Draft.
  • Juan Miguel "Juami" Tiongson - HS '08 AB 2014 - Member, 2008 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Selected, 2007 and 2008 UAAP Juniors Mythical 5; Team Captain, 2008 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets; 2008-09 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Basketball; Member, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; King Eagle, 2013 Ateneo Blue Eagles Team.
  • Kiefer Isaac Ravena, GS '07 HS '11 BS 2016 - Member, three-peat <2008, 2009, 2010> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets Team; 2009 and 2010 UAAP Juniors Finals MVP; Selected, 2009 and 2010 UAAP Juniors Mythical 5; Team captain, 2010 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets; 2010-11 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Basketball; 2010 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps' College Basketball Juniors Player of the Year; 2011 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Selected, 2011, 2014 and 2015 UAAP Mythical 5; Member, 2011 and 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2012 Ateneo X Factor Athlete of the Year; King Eagle, 2014 and 2015 Ateneo Blue Eagles Team; 2014 and 2015 UAAP MVP; Awardee, 2016 Xavier Athletic Achievement Award; 2014 UNIGAMES MVP; Selected, 2014 UNIGAMES Mythical 5; Dubbed the "Phenom" of basketball by the sports press; 2010 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps' Collegiate Basketball Juniors Player of the Year; Awardee, 2011 PSA Tony Siddayao Awards; Member, RP Youth U-18 national basketball team to the 6th (2010) SEABA U18 Championship in Yangon, Myanmar - Gold Medal; Member, RP Youth U-16 national basketball team to the 1st (2009) FIBA Asia U16 Championship in Johor Bahru, Malaysia - 4th place; Captain ball, RP Youth U-18 national basketball team to the 21st (2010) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Sanaá, Yemen - 5th place; Selected, 21st (2010) FIBA Asia U18 Championship Mythical 5; 21st (2010) FIBA Asia U18 Championship Best Forward; 2011 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup MVP; Selected, 2011 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Mythical 5; Member, RP national basketball team to the 26th (2011) SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia - Gold medal; 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Collegiate Basketball MVP; Selected, 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Collegiate Basketball Mythical 5; Selected, 2012 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Mythical 5; 2012 UAAP Todo Bigay Player of the Year; Selected, 2012 PCCL Mythical 5; 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup Mythical 5; Member, RP national basketball team to the 27th (2013) SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar - Gold medal; Named as the SMART Player of the Year by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps during the 2014 Collegiate Basketball Awards; Team captain, RP national basketball team to the 11th (2015) Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship (SEABA) in Singapore - Gold medal. Member, RP national basketball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
  • Christopher Elijah "Chris" Newsome, AB 2016 - Selected, 2014 UAAP Mythical 5; No. 4 overall pick 2015 PBA Draft and 2015-16 PBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Arvin Dave Tolentino, AB Candidate 2019 - 2014 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Selected, 2011 NCAA Juniors Mythical 5; 2013 NCAA Juniors Finals MVP; Member, RP Youth U-16 national basketball team to the 1st (2011) SEABA U16 Championship in Banting, Kuala Langat, Malaysia - Gold Medal.

Women's Division

  • Christiane Marie "Peachy" Cheng, BS '89 - Team captain, 1987 UAAP runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles team; Member, 1987 RP national women's basketball team.
  • Michelle Flordeliz "Mitch" Lazaro, AB '89 JD '93 - Member, 1987 UAAP runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles team.
  • Frances Felene "Frannie" Severino, AB '90 - Member, 1987 UAAP runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles team
  • Erika Caitlin Dy, AB 2004 - 2000 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Member, 2004 UAAP runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles team.
  • Kristine "Tin" Chua, AB 2005 - 2001 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Co-captain 2005 Ateneo Lady Eagles team, champions: UAAP Season 68, 59th NCR Intercollegiate Basketball Championships, 2005 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championships and 2005 Home and Away Invitational League; Member, 2005 RP national women's basketball team; Member, RP national women's basketball team to the 6th (2007) SEABA Women's Championship in Phuket, Thailand - silver medalist.
  • Danica Regina "Dcay" Caynap, BS 2005 - Co-captain 2005 Ateneo Lady Eagles team, champions: UAAP Season 68, 59th NCR Intercollegiate Basketball Championships, 2005 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championships and 2005 Home and Away Invitational League.
  • Stephanie Lauren "Pipay" Lee-Villanueva, BS 2005 - Co-captain 2005 Ateneo Lady Eagles team, champions: UAAP Season 68, 59th NCR Intercollegiate Basketball Championships, 2005 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championships and 2005 Home and Away Invitational League; Member, 2005 RP national women's basketball team; Member, RP national women's basketball team to the 6th (2007) SEABA Women's Championship in Phuket, Thailand - silver medalist;
  • Carolyn Tan-Chi, BS 2006 (Summa cum laude) - 2002 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Awardee, 2002 UAAP Athlete-Scholar Award; Member 2005 Ateneo Lady Eagles team, champions: UAAP Season 68, 59th NCR Intercollegiate Basketball Championships, 2005 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championships and 2005 Home and Away Invitational League; 2005 and 2006 Ateneo <Ambrosio Padilla> Student-Athlete of the Year; Member, 2004-2006 National Honor Society; Awardee, 2005 Procter & Gamble Student Excellence Award; 2006 St. Ignatius Most Outstanding Scholar.
  • Cassandra Noel "Cassy" Tioseco, AB 2007 - 2003 UAAP Rookie of the Year; 2005 National Students Basketball Championship MVP; 2006 and 2007 UAAP MVP; Member 2005 Ateneo Lady Eagles team, champions: UAAP Season 68, 59th NCR Intercollegiate Basketball Championships, 2005 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championships and 2005 Home and Away Invitational League;; Co-captain, 2006 Ateneo Lady Eagle team; Team captain, 2007 UAAP champions Ateneo Lady Eagles; Selected, 2006 and 2007 UAAP Mythical 5; 2008 Ateneo <Moro Lorenzo> Sportswoman of the Year; Member, RP national women's basketball team to the 24th (2007) SEA Games in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand - bronze medalist; Member, RP national women's basketball team to the 6th (2007) SEABA Women's Championship in Phuket, Thailand - silver medalist; Member, RP national women's basketball team to the 2009 FIBA Asia Women's Championship in Chennai, India - 10th place; Member, RP national women's basketball team to the 7th (2010) SEABA Women's Championship in Manila - gold medalist; Member, RP national women's basketball team to the 27th (2013) SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar - Silver medal
  • Katrina "Kat" Quimpo, BS 2007 - Selected, 2004 UAAP Mythical 5; Member 2005 Ateneo Lady Eagles team, champions: UAAP Season 68, 59th NCR Intercollegiate Basketball Championships, 2005 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championships and 2005 Home and Away Invitational League; Co-Captain, 2006 and 2007 (champions) Ateneo Lady Eagles team; 2007 UAAP Finals MVP.
  • Marie Anjelica "AJ" Barracoso, AB 2008 - 2004 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Selected, 2006 UAAP Mythical 5; Member 2005 Ateneo Lady Eagles team, champions: UAAP Season 68, 59th NCR Intercollegiate Basketball Championships, 2005 National Intercollegiate Basketball Championships and 2005 Home and Away Invitational League; Member, 2007 UAAP champions Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
  • Therese Diane "Tee Dee" Estrada, BS 2012 - 2007 WNCAA Juniors Division MVP; Selected, 2007 WNCAA Juniors Division Mythical 5.
  • Princes Marie Trinidad, BS Candidate 2013 - 2006 WNCAA Juniors Division MVP; Selected, 2007 WNCAA Juniors Division Mythical 5.
  • Danica Therese "Dan Dan" Jose, AB 2016 - Selected, 2013, 2014 and 2015 UAAP Mythical 5; 2010 WNCAA Juniors Division MVP; Selected, 2010 WNCAA Juniors Division Mythical 5; Member, 2015 Perlas Pilipinas women’s national team; Member Under-16 and Under-18 national teams

Juniors Division

  • John Gilbert "Jun" Reyes, Jr., GS '81 HS '85 Col Candidate '90 - 1984 UAAP MVP; Team captain, 1984 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets; 2012 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Ryan Nelson Pamintuan, HS '96 Col Candidate 2000 - 1995 UAAP MVP; Member, 1995 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team.
  • Ken Joseph Barracoso, HS 2004 AB 2008 - 2003 UAAP MVP; Member, 2003 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team.
  • Mark Intal, HS 2004 Col 2008 - 2003 UAAP Finals MVP; Member, 2003 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team.
  • John David "Jayvee" Dumrique, HS 2009 - Selected, 2007 UAAP Mythical 5; 2008 UAAP Finals MVP; Team captain, 2008 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets.
  • Charles Alek "Chuckie" Dumrique, HS 2010 - Awardee, 2010-11 Moro Lorenzo High School Sportsman of the Year.
  • Tomas Gabriel "Tomy" Ramos, HS 2012 - 2011 UAAP Rookie of the Year; Member, RP Youth U-16 national basketball team to the 2nd (2011) FIBA Asia U-16 Championship in Nha Trang City, Vietnam - 4th place.
  • Kristoffer James "Kris" Porter, HS 2012 - Selected, 2011 UAAP Mythical 5; 2011-12 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Basketball; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 22nd (2012) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - 6th place.
  • Mark Lawrence Gamboa, HS 2013 - 2012-13 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Basketball.
  • Ferdinand "Thirdy" Ravena III HS 2014 - 2013 UAAP Juniors MVP; Selected, 2013 UAAP Mythical 5; 2013 Filipino Chinese Basketball League (FCBL) - Freego Cup MVP; 3rd (2014) Seaoil NBTC High School All Star Game MVP.
  • Michael Joseph "Mike" Nieto HS 2015 - 2013 Filipino Chinese Basketball League (FCBL) - Freego Cup Finals MVP; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 2nd (2013) SEABA U-16 Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1st place) and the 3rd (2013) FIBA Asia U-16 Championship in Tehran, Iran (2nd place); 4th (2015) Seaoil NBTC High School All Star Game MVP.
  • Joseph Matthew Nieto HS 2015 - Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 2nd (2013) SEABA U-16 Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1st place) and the 3rd (2013) FIBA Asia U-16 Championship in Tehran, Iran (2nd place).
  • Jose Lorenzo "Jolo" Mendoza HS 2016 - 2014 UAAP Juniors Finals MVP; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 2nd (2013) SEABA U-16 Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1st place) and the 3rd (2013) FIBA Asia U-16 Championship in Tehran, Iran (2nd place); MVP, 2nd (2013) SEABA U-16 Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia;

Football[edit]

The Ateneo varsity football teams have won a total 17 championships, 9 in NCAA and 8 in UAAP. In the NCAA, the seniors and juniors teams have won 6 and 3 titles, respectively. The Blue Booters were the first to win a football championship in the NCAA when they won the title on the maiden season of the NCAA in 1924. They also won their first back-to-back (1953 and 1954) championship in the NCAA. In the UAAP, the seniors (men) have won 6 titles while the juniors booters have 2 titles. The Blue Booters were three-peat champions after winning in Seasons 2003-04, 2004–05 and 2005–06, a record that still holds today. The two titles of the Blue Eaglet Booters are back-to-back, Seasons 2008-09 and 2009-10. Football was introduced in the UAAP Juniors Division as a demonstration sport in season 70 (2007–08) and declared a regular sport in season 72 (2009–10).

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Football Championships

The football seniors (men) team in the UAAP did not have much success until the mid-1990s, when they reached the UAAP Finals 4 times in a row, from 1996 to 1999. Months after winning the 1995-1996 Chipper Afable Cup (beating NAVY FC in the finals, 3-0, with the help of then HS '97 MVP, Vincent Hubert Reyes), the Blue Booters won their first ever UAAP title in 1996, by beating arch-rival La Salle in the Finals by 2 goals to 1. In the following two years, they lost in the Finals to the Green Archers, but were able to regain the title in 1999.

The 1999 men's football team holds the record for most goals scored in a UAAP game. They scored 41 goals in a 41-0 win over Adamson University. All eleven Ateneo starters scored in this game. Carlos Leus led the way with 13 goals, Monch Espejo with 9 and Paolo Aquino adding 5.

In season 68 (2005–06), The Blue Booters won their fifth UAAP championship in a dominating fashion. They swept the season, 10-0, on their way to the championship. This is a first in the history of UAAP football and the record still holds for Ateneo.

The Blue Booters hold the record for the longest championship streak in the UAAP. They accomplished this when they won the football title in Season 66 (2003–04), Season 67 (2004–05) and Season 68 (2005–06), a three-peat championship achievement. Not to be outdone, the Blue Eaglet Booters also hold the record for the longest championship streak in the UAAP juniors division. They are back-to-back champions as they won the title in Season 71 (2008–09) and Season 72 (2009–10).

The Lady Blue Booters also hold a record, although something that they cannot boast. They have not won a championship in the UAAP and were even the doormat team in Season 74 (2011–12) as they did not win a single game. However, these losing seasons may become a thing of the past. For Season 75 (2012-12), the Lady Blue Booters have three national players in their roster. In the 2012 national University Games, a preseason tournament that is held during the academic semestral break in October that the Lady Blue Booters join annually, they finished as runner-up. The Finals was a tightly fought game which went into a 10-10 silver goal overtime (full 20 minutes). The final score was 1-0 and the winning goal was scored by their opponent only at the last five minutes of overtime. The following year, the Lady Blue Booters won the championship of the 2013 Philippine National Games held in May 2013.

In Season 75 (2012–13), the Blue Booters topped the elimination round which gave them the top seed in the Final 4 and a twice-to-beat advantage. The Blue Booters did not have to use this advantage as they defeated La Salle, their Final 4 opponent, 4 - 3, in a penalty shoot-out in game one to advance to the Finals for the first time in six years. In the Finals, the Blue Booters swept defending champion UP in their best-of-three series, to win their sixth UAAP championship. Season 75 was a penalty shoot-out season for the Blue Booters. They won all their games in the Final 4 and Finals via penalty shoot-outs.

UAAP Season 78 (S.Y. 2015-16) Rosters

The Ateneo Blue Booters Football Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Jose Paolo C. Oracion Goalkeeper 6' 0" 170 lbs. 3rd Junior Ateneo de Manila
4 Kendall J. Colet Left-back 5' 9" 150 lbs. 3rd Junior La Salle Greenhills
6 Christian Michael S. Castillo Midfielder 5' 10" 150 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
7 Julian Vincent A. Roxas Midfielder 5' 7" 135 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
9 Emilio R. Acosta Forward 3rd Junior De La Salle Zobel
10 Renko Feliz R. Gaudiel Midfielder 2nd Junior Bright Academy
11 Javier Augustine O. Gayoso Forward 6' 1" 165 lbs. Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Manila
12 Enrique Thaddeus G. Ortiz Goalkeeper 2nd Sophomore Paref Southridge School
13 Jin Daniel A. Montemayor Right-back 5' 5" 125 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
14 Paolo Gabriel R. Alilam Midfielder 5' 6" 2nd Junior Ateneo de Manila
15 Alfredo Carlitos R. Mathay Left-back Rookie Freshman Xavier School
17 Joshua James Valdez Midfielder Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Davao
18 Leo Carlo R. Liay (Capt.) Midfielder 4th Senior Liceo Scientifico Copernico Brescia Italy
19 Iñigo Rafael Herrera Midfielder 5' 8" 140 lbs.
22 Timothy Caleb L. Perdigon Right-back 5' 5" 125 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
23 Rupert Ed D. Baña Midfielder 2nd Sophomore De La Salle University IS
24 Xavier Carlos Alvaro C. Alcuaz Center-back 5' 11" 155 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
26 Kenneth John C. James Goalkeeper Rookie Freshman Don Bosco Technical Institute - Makati
27 Joseph Gerard A. Poe Center-back Rookie Freshman Xavier School
29 Jeremiah Raphael P. Rocha Centre-back 2nd Sophomore De La Salle Zobel
31 Jose Rafael G. Lipardo Full-back 2nd Sophomore Paref Springdale School
33 Mashu Yoshioka Forward
77 Luisito F. Clavano, Jr. Forward 2nd Junior Paref Southridge School
Andreas Santiago Maniquis


Blue Booters Recruits Class of 2016
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
2 Jordan Blair D. Jarvis Midfielder
10 Sam Lim Colegio San Agustin Makati
Mark Moses L. Nacional Paref Springdale School
41 Ryan James R. Haosen Paref Springdale School

Football Program Head: Robert "Bob" Manlulo

The Ateneo Lady Blue Booters Football Team[edit]

No. Name Position Play Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Marie Rianne M. Caparros Goalkeeper 3rd Junior Miriam College
2 Precious Joy V. Capistrano Midfield 1st Junior St. Pedro Poveda College
3 Pauline Isabel Aurora M. Villaflor Full-back 3rd Junior Miriam College
4 Hanna Sofia S. Khio Full-back 1st Senior Xavier University
5 Annika Gabrielle R. Ong Full-back 3rd Junior St. Paul College, Davao
6 Isabella C. Sabio Center-back 4th Senior Miriam College
7 Kathleen Camille M. Rodriguez (Capt.) Forward 5th Supersenior Miriam College
8 Antonette A. Amoncio Midfield 4th Senior Miriam College
9 Ma. Pamela Denise S. Diaz Forward 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
10 Ann Catherine Y. Cabrera Center-back 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
11 Ma. Ysabel V. Ramos Full-back 1st Sophomore Assumption College
12 Nina Noel B. Catedrilla Midfield 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
13 Mia Angela B. Catedrilla Midfield 5th Supersenior Miriam College
14 Madeline Georgia Y. Cotoco Midfield Rookie Freshman Immaculate Conception Academy
15 Gabby Therese Esguerra Midfield Rookie Freshman Colegio de San Agustin
16 Mica Isabel L. Corrales Full-back 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
17 Ma. Teresa G. Bernardo Forward 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
18 Ma. Beatrice Isobel C. Velasco Midfield 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
19 Tiffany Veronica L. Siy Forward Rookie Freshman Miriam College
24 Eva Katherine A. Montelibano Goalkeeper 3rd Junior St. Scholastica's Academy - Bacolod
28 Nicola Andrea E. Roxas Full-back 1st Sophomore Assumption College
29 Hannah Bianca M. Herrera Midfield 2nd Junior St. Pedro Poveda College

The Lady Blue Booters Recruits Class of 2016
The Rookies

No. Name Position High School
14 Madeline Georgia Cotoco Midfield Immaculate Conception Academy
15 Gabby Therese Esguerra Midfield Colegio de San Agustin
19 Tiffany Veronica Siy Forward St. Pedro Poveda College