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Ateneo Blue Eagles
Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo Blue Eagle logo.png
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
  • NCAA: 2
    1967-68 1976-77
  • UAAP: 2
    2000-01 2001-02

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 2018, 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.

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 image[edit]

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 Women's Juniors'
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 Eagles 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 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.

Participation[edit]

Collegiate leagues[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]

Other tournaments[edit]

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 5 times, in 2001 (won by La Salle), 2002 (won by Ateneo), 2008 (won by Ateneo), 2016 (won by La Salle) and 2017 (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 2017, Ateneo has 55 combined NCAA (25) and UAAP (30) 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 27 (11 in the NCAA and 16 in the UAAP), and Mapúa Institute of Technology with 25 NCAA titles.

Championships[edit]

Blue Eagles
NCAA (14)
  • 1928
  • 1931
  • 1932
  • 1933
  • 1937
  • 1941
  • 1953
  • 1954
  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1961
  • 1969
  • 1975
  • 1976
UAAP (9)
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 2002
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2017
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 (19)
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2014
  • 2017

In men's basketball, the Ateneo Blue Eagles have won 23 titles as of 2017, 14 in the NCAA and 9 in the UAAP. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets have 10 NCAA and 19 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. The next double championship was achieved in UAAP Season 80.

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 (18)
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
Lady Eagles (7)
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2012
  • 2015
Blue Eaglets (19)
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016


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 20 as of 2017. This number does not include the five seasons (1997, 1999, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2017) 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 (13)
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2016
  • 2017
Lady Blue Eagles (5)
  • 1987
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2015
Blue Eaglets (30)
  • 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
  • 2017

The Blue Eagles made thirteen trips to the UAAP Finals, and the Lady Eagles had five trips. The Blue Eaglets are tops in the UAAP Finals appearance category. They were in the Finals thirty times. In the Final Four era, they were in the Finals nineteen times as of 2017, 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).

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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[edit]

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.

The Blue Eagles will also compete at the 2018 William Jones Cup[15], an international tournament in Taiwan for both club and national teams.

Notable Years
Ateneo was a member of the NCAA for 54 years and is in its 41st year in the UAAP as of 2018. This is a total of 95 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 every year 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
  • 2018 - Blue Eagles - Smart City HOOPS 1st Collegiate Summer Classic Tournament / Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup

UAAP Preseason 81 (S.Y. 2018–19) Rosters[edit]

The Ateneo Blue Eagles Basketball Team Pool[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight Play Yr. College Yr. High School
0 Ferdinand C. Ravena III SF 6' 2" 190 lbs. 3rd Senior Ateneo de Manila
2 Bryan Jayson I. Andrade SG 6' 0" 150 lbs. 1st Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
3 John Adrian A. Wong SG 6' 3" 175 lbs. 2nd Junior Trinity High School
Euless, Texas, USA
4 Antonio Rafael A. Asistio SG 5' 10" 150 lbs. 4th Senior Ateneo de Manila
5 Gian Robert J. Mamuyac SG 6' 1" 165 lbs. 1st Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
7 Michael Joseph M. Nieto SF 6' 2" 185 lbs. 3rd Junior Ateneo de Manila
8 Norman Aaron D. Black SG 6' 1" 165 lbs. 3rd Senior Ateneo de Manila
10 Jose Lorenzo B. Mendoza PG 6' 0" 160 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
11 George Isaac Y. Go C 6' 7" 205 lbs. 3rd Senior Xavier School
12 Joseph Matthew M. Nieto PG 6' 1" 160 lbs. 3rd Junior Ateneo de Manila
13 William Raniel B. Navarro PF 6' 5" 190 lbs. 1st Sophomore Philippine School in Greece
Vyronas, Greece
15 Patrick James Maagdenberg PF 6' 4" 190 lbs. 1st Freshman Liston College
Auckland, New Zealand
19 Christian Tyler C. Tio PG 5' 11" 155 lbs. 1st Sophomore Xavier School
21 Matthew Daves PF 6' 6" 200 lbs Rookie Freshman Central Tech Prep
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
22 Rafael Lorenzo D. Verano PF 6' 3" 200 lbs. 2nd Sophomore San Gabriel Academy
San Gabriel, California, USA
24 Jason Mari Lorenzo E. Credo SG 6' 5" 160 lbs. Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Manila
25 Samjosef R. Belangel PG 5' 11" 150 lbs Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Manila
28 John Troy Mallillin PF 6' 3" 150 lbs 1st Freshman La Salle Greenhills
31 Jawuan D. White SF 6' 2" 170 lbs. 2nd Sophomore J.R. Arnold High School
Panama City Beach, Florida, USA
34 Kakou Angelo Kouame C 6' 10" 220 lbs. 1st Groupe Scolaire Thanon Namanko Abidjan, Ivory Coast


Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Angelo Kouame Isaac Go
PF Raffy Verano Patrick Maagdenberg William Navarro
SF Thirdy Ravena Mike Nieto Jawuan White Troy Mallillin
SG Anton Asistio Aaron Black Gian Mamuyac BJ Andrade
PG Matt Nieto Tyler Tio Jolo Mendoza

Blue Eagles Recruits Class of 2018
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
21 Matthew Daves PF 6' 6" 200 lbs Central Tech Prep
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
24 Jason Mari Lorenzo E. Credo PF 6' 4" 160 lbs. Ateneo de Manila
25 Samjosef R. Belangel PG 5' 11" 150 lbs Ateneo de Manila
44 Romulo Victor E. Berjay PF 6' 5" 180 lbs Ateneo de Manila
The Ateneo Team Glory Be Basketball Team (Blue Eagles Training Team)[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight College Year High School
1 Michael Jay V. Javelosa* PF 6' 5" 195 lbs. Junior Reedley International School
4 Byron Oniel Allmond, Jr. PG 6' 1" 170 lbs. Junior Bishop Kenny High School
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
16 Miguel Gabriel M. Ramos PG 6' 2" 180 lbs. Junior Ateneo de Manila
19 Jerico Rael V.Laud* PG 5' 8" 140 lbs. Freshman Ateneo de Manila
20 Troy Lopez* 6' 1" 170 lbs. Sophomore William L. Dickinson High School
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
25 Marc Joven S. Salandanan* SG 5' 9" 155 lbs. Junior Ateneo de Manila
28 John Spooner Manor Lakes P-12 College
Melbourne, Australia
29 Justin D. Eustaquio* PG 5' 8" 130 lbs. Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
30 Marvin John Carlo Y. Sario PG 5' 11" 155 lbs. Sophomore De La Salle Zobel
33 Rodney Jaye A. Manuel* SG 6' 0" 160 lbs. Freshman La Salle Greenhills
33 Miguel Alejandro G. Fortuna PG 5' 9" 145 lbs. Freshman De La Salle Zobel
34 Raphael Luis Romulo*
36 Gabriel S. Reyes PF 6' 3" 185 lbs. Senior De La Salle Zobel
40 Rendell Lee SG 5' 9" 150 lbs. Sophomore Xavier School
41 Zachary Salazar PF/C 6' 7" 195 lbs. Gr 12 SHS Ateneo de Manila
42 Marty Veloso Freshman Ateneo de Manila
44 Romulo Victor E. Berjay* PF 6' 5" 185 lbs. HS Senior Ateneo de Manila
47 Jacinto
48 George Kalliantasis Baldwin Ateneo de Manila
50 Joaquin Alfonso J. Banzon* SF 6' 0" 165 lbs. Junior De La Salle Zobel
68 J Mitchell E. Berjay G 5' 10" 150 lbs. Freshman Ateneo de Manila
70 Angelo David* Freshman Ateneo de Manila
80 Gabriel Augustine D. Natividad* 6' 3" 180 lbs Freshman De La Salle Zobel
91 Martin Angelo D. Mendoza 6' 0" 165 lbs. Junior Ateneo de Manila
99 Sandro Nicholas R. Soriano SG 5' 10" 150 lbs. Sophomore Ateneo de Manila

The Ateneo Lady Eagles Basketball Team Pool[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Mary Angeluz Z. Moslares PG 5' 3" 110 lbs. 2nd Sophomore La Salle College of Antipolo
4 Denise S. Morelos C 5' 11" 130 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Community of Learners Foundation
5 Gabrielle Bianca N. Veloso SF 5' 7" 120 lbs. 4th Senior Miriam College
6 Alyssa L. Villamor PG 5' 4" 120 lbs. 2nd Junior Assumption College of Davao
7 Pamela Andree C. Payac SF 5' 7" 120 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Chiang Kai Shek College
8 Jollina M. Go SG 5' 4" 115 lbs. 4th Senior Hope Christian High School
10 Hazelle L. Yam PG 5' 5" 115 lbs. 4th Senior Grace Christian College
11 Melissa K. Newsome PF 5' 7" 125 lbs. 3rd Junior Rio Rancho High School
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA
12 Zoe Gabrielle T. Chu C 5' 11" 130 lbs. Miriam College
13 Katrina A. Guytingco SF 5' 6" 120 lbs. 3rd Junior College Park High School
Pleasant Hill, California, USA
14 Nicole Maria Imelda C. Cancio PF 5' 8" 125 lbs. 3rdd Senior St. Pedro Poveda College
15 Jhazmin Joson PG 5' 8" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman Bishop Alemany High School
Los Angeles, California, USA
16 LJ Miranda SF 5' 8" 125 lbs. Rookie Freshman Centro Escolar University
17 Joie Rose C. Aquisap Ateneo de Davao
19 Caramia Angela A. Buendia PF 5' 9" 125 lbs. 4th Senior Miriam College
20 Joanne Nimes C 5' 10" 135 lbs. Westview High School
Avondale, Arizona, USA
Audrey Jade Seigle
Angel Janelle Gino-gino PG 5' 4" 120 lbs. Rookie Freshman Avon High School
Avon, Indiana, USA


Team Depth Chart

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

Lady Blue Eagles Recruits Class of 2018
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
1 Angel Janelle Gino-gino PG 5' 4" 120 lbs. Avon High School
Avon, Indiana, USA
20 Johanne Nimes C 5' 10" 135 lbs. Westview High School
Avondale, Arizona, USA
16 LJ Miranda Centro Escolar University
Audrey Jade Seigle
The Ateneo Blue Eaglets Basketball Team Pool[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight HS Gr. Grade School
0 Daniel Angelo David SG 6' 1" 160 lbs. 11 Holy Angel University
6 Lebron M. Nieto Ateneo de Manila
7 Ian Dominic P. Espinosa Ateneo de Iloilo
8 Matthew Jonas S. Salandanan 11
11 Kyle Zachary Sotto C 7' 1" 200 lbs. 9 Saint Francis of Assissi College
13 D. Coo
14 Jynno Angelo A. Ladimo School of Saint Anthony Lagro - Quezon City
15 Andrei Philip L. Lechoncito
16 Jeremy Gabriel Felix 11 Nuestra Señora de Guia Academy Valenzuela City Metro Manila
17 Juan Carlos P. Fetalvero 11
18 Rence Keith Sean P. Padrigao PG 6' 0" 145 lbs. 10 Ateneo de Zamboanga
19 Joaquin Jaymalin SG 10 Marist School Marikina
20 Justin Josiah Diaz
22 Juan Miguel Luis C. Narciso 11
23 Miguel Luigi D. Santos SG 5' 10" 140 lbs. 11 La Salle Green Hills
24 Shaun Geoffrey H. Chiu C 6' 9" 230 lbs. 11 Pace Academy
27 David Simon Diaz PF 6' 5" 175 lbs 11 Sam Yuk Middle School - Macau SAR
29 Jan Zyrus de Ayre Berkeley School - Baguio
67 Matieu Edsean Corral
23 R. Pangilinan
24 Cooper McLaughlin


Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Kai Sotto Geo Chiu Ralph Gusi
PF Jed Diaz
SF Joaquin Jaymalin Amchel Angeles
SG Angelo David Jason Credo Migs Santos Allen Tañedo
PG Forthsky Padrigao Ralph Escalona Ric Lopa

Blue Eaglets Recruits Class of 2018

No. Name Position Height Weight HS Gr. Grade School
24 Cooper McLaughlin

Notable basketball players[edit]

Men's Division[edit]

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.
  • Pacquito Diaz, - King Eagle,
  • 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.

2010s

  • 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 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.
  • 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 BS '12 - 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 2014 - 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 - Gold medal. Member, RP national basketball team to the 39th (2017) William Jones Cup in Taipei - 4th place. Member, RP national basketball team to the 29th (2017) Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur - Gold medal; No. 2 overall pick 2017 PBA Draft.
  • Von Pessumal, GS '07 HS '11 AB 2016 - Member, three-peat <2008, 2009, 2010> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets Team; Member, 2011 and 2012 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 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; Member, RP Youth U-18 national basketball team to the 21st (2010) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Sanaá, Yemen - 5th place; Member, RP national basketball team to the 39th (2017) William Jones Cup in Taipei - 4th place. Member, RP national basketball team to the 3rd (2016) Southeast Asian Basketball Association Cup in Bangkok - Gold medal. Member, RP national basketball team to the 6th (2016) FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran, Iran - 9th place. Member, RP national basketball team to the 29th (2017) Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur - Gold medal. Special draft pick 2016 PBA Draft.
  • 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.
  • Kristoffer James "Kris" Porter, HS '12 BS Candidate 2018 - Selected, UAAP Season 74 (2011–12) Mythical 5; 2011-12 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Basketball; Member, 2017 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Member, RP Youth national basketball team to the 22nd (2012) FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - 6th place.
  • Arvin Dave Tolentino, College 2014-16 - 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.
  • Ferdinand "Thirdy" Ravena III, HS '14 BS Candidate 2019 - Selected, 2013 UAAP Juniors Mythical Team; 2013 UAAP Juniors MVP; 2013 Filipino Chinese Basketball League (FCBL) - Freego Cup MVP; 3rd (2014) Seaoil NBTC High School All Star Game MVP; Member, 2016 and 2017 UAAP Mythical Team; 2017 UAAP Finals MVP; Member, 2017 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Selected, UAAP-NCAA Press Corp 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards Mythical 5 Team; Selected, 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Mythycal Team.
  • George Isaac Go - BS Candidate 2019 - 2016 UAAP Most Improved Player; Awardee 2016 UAAP Sportmanship Award; 2017 UAAP Heart and Hustle Player of the Finals; Member, 2017 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; Awardee, UAAP-NCAA Press Corp 2018 Collegiate Basketball Pivotal Player Award; 2018 SMART Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Finals MVP.
  • Michael Joseph "Mike" Nieto HS '15 BS Candidate 2020 - Selected, 2014 UAAP Juniors Mythical Team; 2014 UAAP Juniors MVP; Member, 2014 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; 2013 Filipino Chinese Basketball League (FCBL) - Freego Cup Finals MVP; Co-captain, 2017 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 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 "Matt" Nieto HS '15 BS Candidate 2020 - Selected, 2014 UAAP Juniors Mythical Team; Member, 2014 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Member, 2017 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 2018 UAAP Heart and Hustle Player of the Season; 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); Selected, UAAP-NCAA Press Corp 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards Mythical 5 Team; Selected, 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Mythical Team.
  • Jose Lorenzo "Jolo" Mendoza HS '16 BS Candidate 2021-Member,2014 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; 2014 UAAP Juniors Finals MVP; Member, 2017 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles team; 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;
  • Kakou Angelo Kouame - 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup MVP; Selected, 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Mythical Team; 2018 SMART Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Tournament MVP; Selected 2018 SMART Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Tournament Mythical Team; Awardee, 2018 SMART Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Defensive Player Award.
  • William Navarro - Selected 2018 SMART Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Tournament Mythical Team.
Women's Division[edit]
  • 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[edit]
  • 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 - 'UAAP Season 66 (2003–04) Juniors Finals MVP; Member, UAAP Season 66 (2003–04) champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team.
  • John David "Jayvee" Dumrique, HS 2009 - Selected, UAAP Season 70 (2007–08) Mythical 5; UAAP Season 71 (2008–09) Juniors 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 "Rocky" Ramos, HS 2012 - 'UAAP Season 74 (2011–12) 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.
  • Mark Lawrence Gamboa, HS 2013 - 2012-13 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Basketball.
  • Samjosef "SJ" Belangel HS 2018 - Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) and Season 80 (2017-18) UAAP Mythical 5.
  • Sean Dave Ildefonso HS 2018 - Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) and Season 80 (2017-18) UAAP Mythical 5.
  • Kyle Zachary Sotto HS 2021 - 2016 UAAP Rookie of the Year;' UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) UAAP Mythical 5;'UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Juniors Finals MVP; 2018 SMART Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Tournament MVP
  • Joaquin Jaymalin HS 2020 - 2018 SMART Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Finals MVP

3x3 Basketball[edit]

UAAP Season 80 (S.Y. 2017-18) Rosters

The Ateneo Blue Eagles 3x3 Basketball Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
32 Dan Angelo A. Wong SF 6' 2" 175 lbs. 1st Sophomore Trinity High School - Euless, Texas, USA
33 Rodney Jaye A. Manuel SG 6' 0" 160 lbs. Rookie Freshman La Salle Greenhills
50 Joaquin Alfonso J. Banzon SF 6' 0" 165 lbs. 1st Junior De La Salle Zobel
88 Gabriel Augustine D. Natividad Rookie Freshman De La Salle Zobel
The Ateneo Lady Blue Eagles 3x3 Basketball Team[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
13 Katrina A. Guytingco SF 5' 6" 120 lbs. 3rd Junior College Park High School - Pleasant Hill, California, USA
14 Nicole Maria Imelda C. Cancio PF 5' 8" 125 lbs. 3rd Senior St. Pedro Poveda College
22 Johanne Nimes C 5' 10" 135 lbs. 1st Westview High School - Avondale, Arizona, USA
23 Jhazmin Joson PG 5' 8" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman Bishop Alemany High School - Mission Hills, California, USA

Volleyball[edit]

The Ateneo Volleyball Program enjoyed a modest success in the NCAA, having won a total of nine championships during a ten-year period from 1967 to 1976. The men's team had two titles and one from the women's, while the juniors team had won six titles. Ateneo dominated NCAA volleyball in the mid-1970s. In 1975, Ateneo had a double championship having won the NCAA volleyball title in the men's and juniors divisions and with the Blue Eaglets making it as three-peat champions. The following year, Ateneo was already considered a collegiate volleyball powerhouse as it not only won the 1976 NCAA volleyball title in all three divisions, thus achieving a triple championship but also the Blue Eagles were back-to-back champions and the Blue Eaglets were four-peat champions having won the 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1976 NCAA titles. These titles are considered consecutive because games were suspended in 1973.

Championships[edit]

Blue Spikers
NCAA (2)
  • Season 51 (1975–76)
  • Season 52 (1976–77)
UAAP (3)
  • Season 77 (2014–15)
  • Season 78 (2015–16)
  • Season 79 (2016–17)
Lady Eagles
NCAA (1)
  • Season 52 (1976–77)
UAAP (2)
  • Season 76 (2013–14)
  • Season 77 (2014–15)
Blue Eaglet Spikers
NCAA (6)
  • Season 43 (1967–68)
  • Season 45 (1969–70)
  • Season 48 (1972–73)
  • Season 50 (1974–75)
  • Season 51 (1975–76)

Season 52 (1976–77)

UAAP (0)

Double Championships[edit]

Triple Championships[edit]

Blue Spikers / Lady Eagles / Blue Eaglets
NCAA Season (1)
  • Season 52 (1976–77)
UAAP Season ()

Elimination Round Sweeps[edit]

UAAP Finals Appearances[edit]

Blue Eagles (5)
  • Season 76 (2013-14)
  • Season 77 (2014-15)
  • Season 78 (2015–16)
  • Season 79 (2016–17)
  • Season 80 (2017–18)
Lady Blue Eagles (6)
  • Season 74 (2011-12)
  • Season 75 (2012-13)
  • Season 76 (2013-14)
  • Season 77 (2014-15)
  • Season 78 (2015-16)
  • Season 79 (2016-17)
Blue Eaglets ()
  • Season 77 (2014-15)

UAAP Semi-Finals Appearances[edit]

(1993-start of Final 4 format)

Blue Eagles (6)
  • Season 71 (2008-09)
  • Season 72 (2009-10)
  • Season 76 (2013-14)
  • Season 77 (2014-15)
  • Season 78 (2015-16)
  • Season 80 (2017-18)
Lady Eagles (10)
  • Season 70 (2007-08)
  • Season 72 (2009-10)
  • Season 73 (2010-11)
  • Season 74 (2011-12)
  • Season 75 (2012-13)
    Season 76 (2013-14)
  • Season 77 (2014-15)
  • Season 78 (2015-16)
  • Season 79 (2016-17)
  • Season 80 (2017-18)
Blue Eaglets (1)
  • Season 77 (2014-15)


In the UAAP, Ateneo has won five championships so far since transferring from the NCAA in 1978. These titles were won by the Lady Eagle Spikers in Season 76 (2013–14) and Season 77 (2014–15) and by the Blue Eagle Spikers in Season 77 (2014–15), Season 78 (2015–16) and Season 79 (2016–17), finally ending a title drought of more than 30 years in UAAP volleyball. Prior to their championships, the Lady Eagle Spikers had six Final Four appearances (Seasons 70, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76) with a second seed and twice-to-beat advantage in seasons 74 and 75. Prior to the Blue Eagle Spikers first championship in Season 77 (2014-2015), their best performance have been Finals appearances in season 44 (1981–82), season 76 (2013–14) and season 77 (2014–15). They also had four Final Four appearances in Seasons 71 (2008), 72 (2009) where they were not able to advance to the Finals and Seasons 76 (2013) and 77 (2014). The Blue Eaglet Spikers best finish has been first runner-up five times. In season 72 (2009), all three Ateneo varsity volleyball teams were in the Final 4. Season 77 (2014) marked the growing success of the Ateneo volleyball program. The men's, women's and boys' volleyball teams all made it to the Finals.

The Lady Eagle Spikers ended a 36-year title drought in the UAAP when it won its first ever title in UAAP season 76 (2013–14). This title was a result of the invigorated volleyball program implemented in the mid 2000s. Sherwin Malonzo was appointed head of this new program. In season 71 (2008–09), Roger Gorayeb, a multi-titled coach was hired as head coach of the Lady Eagles. UAAP season 71 also marked the time that Ateneo started to recruit high school players. Five blue-chip high school players (Fille Cainglet, Jem Ferrer, Dzi Gervacio, Gretchen Ho and A Nacachi) were recruited and who were latter dubbed the Fabulous Five by the Ateneo community and fans. Another group, consisting of three high school players, were recruited the following year, season 2009. One of whom was Aerieal Patnongon who stands at 6' 0". Season 2010 was not only another banner year in recruitment but also an exciting one as Ateneo hit the jackpot when prized-rookie Alyssa Valdez, a hotly recruited high school volleyball player was among the 5 high school players recruited that year.[16][17] She was a national youth volleyball team standout dubbed the "Phenom" by the sports press[18] and three-time (back-to-back to back) MVP in UAAP high school volleyball. Alyssa Valdez would later break the UAAP women's volleyball record in most points scored in a game on her second year of playing in the league. On January 20, 2013, she scored 35 points (31 spikes, 3 blocks and 1 service ace) in the second round elimination game against Adamson University. The standing record before her record breaking performance was 33 points set by an Adamson player on February 14, 2009. [19]

Ateneo has been recruiting batch of five players from time to time over the years. The 2008 batch is referred to as the Fabulous Five or Fab 5 by the Ateneo community and fans. The 2010 and 2013 batches were all members of the Ateneo team that made history by winning Ateneo's first volleyball championship in the UAAP women's volleyball senior division.

In the Shakey's V-League, a summer tournament which the Ateneo Lady Eagles use as a preparation for the UAAP tournament, their mother league, they won their first major championship in thirty-five years when it won the 8th (2011) Shakey's V-League 1st Conference, a pre-UAAP season tournament. In this championship game, the Ateneo player that stood above everybody else was rookie Alyssa Valdez. The 17-year-old prized-recruit made it all possible. Her coach for this tournament, Charo Soriano a former star Lady Eagle herself, had this to say about the prized recruit, "She really pulled it through for us". It was one big and glorious night for Alyssa Valdez and the mighty Ateneo women's volleyball squad.[20]

In UAAP season 74 (2011–12), the Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers ended the elimination round with 11 wins in 14 games, their best elimination round record in 33 seasons in the UAAP. For the first time ever, they were seeded second in the Final 4 with a twice-to-beat advantage. The Lady Eagle Spikers did not find it necessary to use this advantage as they beat their opponent, UST, in Game 1 of their Final 4 series. With this win, they advanced for the first time to the Finals and had the defending champion De La Salle as their opponent. La Salle swept the elimination round and thus had a thrice-to-beat advantage in the Finals. This means that they have to win only twice in the Finals while Ateneo had to win three times to clinch the title. The Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers have not won over La Salle in the last four years. This losing streak was broken by the Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers when they won Game 1 of the Finals. This was La Salle's first and only loss of the season. This win put the Finals series on equal terms. Unfortunately, the Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers lost the next two games and their chance for their first UAAP championship. Despite the runner-up finish, Season 74 was considered a good year for the Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers. Aside from the first-time achievements mentioned above, there were several more. For the first time, the Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers beat Adamson and UST twice in a season, had 13 wins in a season, won in the Final 4 stage and had a rookie (Alyssa Valdez) who scored 30 points in one game.

The Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers were able to successfully defend their Shakey's V-League Season 8 1st Conference title, emerging as champions of the 1st Conference of Season 9 held in the summer of 2012. They were undefeated in the preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds of the tournament. The Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers defeated the UST Golden Tigresses in their Best-of-Three series in the Finals. This made them a back-to-back champion team. Awarded the Finals MVP plum was Alyssa Valdez who scored 31 points (22 Attacks 8 Service Aces 1 Block) in Game 2 of the Finals. She scored a total of 73 points in the Finals series (59 Attacks 11 Service Aces 3 Blocks). The Lady Eagle Spikers garnered their second championship of the year 2012 when they won the 2012 Tuguegarao City Open Invitational held in June 24–30, 2012. They did this in dominating fashion. They did not lose a single set on their way to claiming the championship and the Php500,000.00 top prize.

In order to finally get that elusive first championship in the UAAP Women's Volleyball Division, Head Coach Roger Gorayeb changed his recruitment strategy. For Season 75 (2012–13), he recruited only high school players who are college-play ready. Still, the Lady Eagle Spikers fell short. They made it to the Finals for the second consecutive year. However, it was a replay of Season 74 as the Ateneo Lady Eagles again faced and were defeated by the De La Salle Lady Spikers in the Finals.

In preparation for UAAP Season 76 (2013–14), Ateneo hired a new coach for its men's volleyball team. The Blue Eagle Spikers responded to this change by winning the championship of the first tournament they joined that year, the UAPPY Cup, a preseason summer tournament. They defeated PLDT, a commercial team, in four sets, 25 - 7, 25 - 23, 28 - 30, 25 - 21. Four Blue Eagle Spikers garnered individual awards in this tournament, namely Ricci Gonzales as MVP, Rex Intal as Best Blocker, JP Pareja as Best Digger and Ishmel Polvorosa as Best Server.

In UAAP Season 76, the Blue Eagle Spikers made it to the Finals after 33 years of absence. Their last Finals appearance was in 1981. Though they did not win the championship, it was a productive season for the Blue Eagles. Three of its players garnered individual awards. Marck Jesus Espejo won both the Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the Year awards. This is a first in the history of UAAP men's volleyball. The Best Setter award was garnered by Esmilzo Joner Polvorosa and the Best Receiver award was won by John Paul Pareja.

The Lady Eagle Spikers were not as successful. In their first tournament in 2013, the Shakey's V-League 10th Season 1st Conference, they failed to defend their crown as back-to-back defending champions when they lost to NU in the Finals of the tournament. Shortly after the end of the tournament, Roger Gorayeb, Ateneo's head coach of the women's volleyball team since 2008 stepped down in July 2013. In an effort to sustain the gains made by the Lady Eagles under the watch of Gorayeb, Ateneo hired Anusorn "Tai" Bundit as the women's volleyball team trainer in September 2013. Bundit is the coach of the national women's juniors volleyball team of Thailand, a volleyball powerhouse in Asia. Tai Bundit's status was later changed to head coach. The Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers also went to Thailand during their school year 2013-14 semestral break for a more intensive training.

Ateneo wrote history in UAAP Season 76. On March 15, 2014, the Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers won their first championship in the UAAP. It was a historic title. For the third consecutive season, their opponent in the Finals was the De La Salle Lady Spikers. This time they beat La Salle. The Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers, a third-seeded team, completed one of the greatest upsets in league history in beating La Salle which swept all of their fourteen elimination round matches. They ended La Salle's three-year reign as champions and also snapped La Salle's 30-game winning streak since UAAP Season 75 when it beat the latter in the Finals Game 1 of Season 76. They will go down in UAAP history as the first women's volleyball team to have overcome a thrice-to-beat disadvantage in the Finals, a feat achieved by only one other team in the UAAP in another sporting event (when UP swept DLSU in UAAP Season 76 Women's Table Tennis Finals in 3 games). They were the first ever non-top seed varsity team in the UAAP to win the championship through the league's postseason stepladder format. The road to the championship was full of obstacles. They had to win 5 do-or-die matches in the process - starting with 3 in the step-ladder Semifinals (first against fourth-seeded Adamson University Lady Falcons, and then against second-seeded National University Lady Bulldogs which had a twice-to-beat advantage) and 2 in the Finals against defending champion La Salle Lady Spikers. Team captain Alyssa Valdez was the Season and Finals Most Valuable Player, and also became the first ever UAAP athlete to win 4 awards in one season (which included Best Scorer and Best Server awards).

In December 2014, the collegiate women's varsity volleyball team of the Ateneo de Manila University, the Lady Eagle Spikers represented the Philippines in the 17th ASEAN University Games in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. This was the first time that the Philippines was represented in the women's volleyball tournament of the ASEAN University Games. The Lady Eagle Spikers won the bronze medal. This is the first medal finish in international women's volleyball competition for the Philippines since winning bronze in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.

Ateneo continued to write history in UAAP Season 77 (2014–15). The Lady Eagle Spikers achieved a first when they swept the elimination round of Season 77, 14-0. This sweep means that the Ateneo Lady Eagles did not allow the La Salle Lady Spikers to win a single game against them in the elimination rounds, a first for the Lady Eagles since UAAP Season 71. This sweep also earned the Lady Eagle Spikers an automatic slot to the Finals for the first time with a thrice-to-beat advantage. The Lady Eagle Spikers did more than that in UAAP Season 77. They also swept their post season games to become the first team in 11 seasons to complete an unbeaten campaign. Season 77 signaled the beginning of the success of the Ateneo volleyball program. All three varsity volleyball teams (men's, women's and juniors) of Ateneo in the UAAP were in the Finals. The men's volleyball team won a historic first ever championship in Season 77 when it dethroned the two-time defending champion National University, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-15, in Game 2 of the best-of-three Finals series at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. This is the first ever volleyball championship of Ateneo in the UAAP men's (seniors) division since they joined the UAAP in 1978. In the NCAA they won two titles including their last in 1976 under the late coach Pitong Custodio. The women's volleyball team also won its second championship in Season 77 when they swept second-seeded De La Salle University in 2 straight matches (6 straight sets). The sweep achieved a 16-0 season record (elimination rounds to championship round), a first for any UAAP women varsity team in the Final Four era. Ateneo's recruitment program which is a key component of the volleyball program has been successful in recruiting highly prized players. Alyssa Valdez of the Lady Blue Eagles Spikers and Marck Jesus Espejo of the Blue Spikers, who were products of this robust recruitment program, were back-to-back (Season 76 and 77) UAAP MVPs, while Rongomaipapa Amy Ahomiro of the Lady Eagle Spikers and Esmilzo Joner Polvorosa were named Season 77 UAAP Finals MVPs. Season 77 also marked the first time that Ateneo won double championships in the senior's division of the UAAP volleyball tournaments.

In UAAP Season 78 (2015–16), the Ateneo Blue Eagle Spikers and the Lady Eagle Spikers were the first teams to clinch a Final Four slot in the volleyball tournament. This is the third consecutive Final Four appearance of the Blue Eagle Spikers and the seventh straight Final Four appearance of the Lady Eagle Spikers. The Ateneo Lady Eagle Spikers also were back in the UAAP Finals for the fifth straight year. In the finals, it went down to a winner take all match in Game 3, but a resurgent De La Salle Lady Spiker squad was able to edge the Lady Eagle Spikers, dethroning their reign as UAAP Champs

UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) showed that the Ateneo volleyball program is a continuing success. The Ateneo Blue Eagle Spikers and the Lady Eagle Spikers both topped the elimination rounds of their respective tournament but in different fashions. The Ateneo Blue Eagle Spikers swept the elimination round 14-0 to clinch the number one spot and earn an outright slot in the Finals. This is their 4th straight year in the Finals. The Lady Eagle Spikers defeated their arch-rival La Salle in their last game of the eliminations to break the tie with La Salle as the number one team in the elimination round. With this top seed finish, the Lady Eagle Spikers made their eighth consecutive Final Four appearance and had a twice-to-beat advantage over their Final 4 opponent, FEU. The Lady Eagle Spikers did not have to use their twice-to-beat advantage to make it to the Finals. They beat FEU in Game 1 of their Final 4 series and thereby landed them in the Finals for the 6th consecutive year. In the finals, the Lady Eagle Spikers again met the De La Salle Lady Spikers for the sixth consecutive time. Despite the Lady Eagles Spikers' success in the eliminations and the Final Four, they again lost in the finals 2-0 to their arch rivals from Taft

UAAP Preseason 81 (S.Y. 2018-19) Rosters[edit]

The Ateneo Blue Spikers Volleyball Team Pool[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Lawrence Gil R. Magadia Setter 5' 9" 145 lbs. 3rd Junior De La Salle Lipa
3 Ron Adrian D. Medalla Opposite Hitter 6’ 1" 165 lbs. 3rd Junior University of the East
5 Jasper Rodney Tan Middle Hitter 6' 5" 180 lbs. 4th Senior Infant Jesus Montessori School
6 Antony Paul Koyfman Opposite Hitter 6' 8" 200 lbs. 1st Junior Bayside High School - Bayside Queens
New York City USA
6 Ariel C. Morado, Jr. Rookie Freshman Colegio San Agustin - Makati
9 Herman Jino P. Labao Opposite Hitter 6' 1" 165 lbs. 1st Granada Hills Charter High School - Los Angeles, California, USA
10 Paulo Lorenzo S. Trinidad Opposite Hitter 5' 10" 160 lbs. 3rd Senior Colegio San Agustin - Makati
12 Chumason Celestine M. Njigha Middle Hitter 6' 4" 185 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila University
13 Manuel D. Sumanguid III Libero 5' 4" 125 lbs. 3rd Senior National University
16 Gian Carlo A. Glorioso Middle Hitter 6' 4" 180 lbs. 3rd Junior Ateneo de Manila University
17 Sebastian Enrique E. Cuerva Outside Hitter 5' 9" 155 lbs. 2nd Junior Ateneo de Manila
18 Ishmael John T. Rivera Outside Hitter 5' 9" 145 lbs. 4th Senior Emilio Aguinaldo College
Billie Jean-Henri Anima Middle Blocker 6' 5" 185 lbs. Nazareth School of National University
Canciano C. Llenos Outside Hitter 6’ 2" 170 lbs. Ateneo de Manila

Volleyball Program Head: Sherwin Malonzo

The Blue Spikers Recruits Class of 2017
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
Billie Jean-Henri Anima Middle Blocker 6' 5" 185 lbs. Nazareth School of National University
Canciano C. Llenos Outside Hitter 6’ 2" 170 lbs. Ateneo de Manila


The Ateneo Lady Eagles Volleyball Team Pool[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Danielle Theris C. Ravena Libero 5' 5" 115 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
2 Micaella Go Middle Blocker 1st Sophomore Immaculate Conception Academy
Greenhills
San Juan
3 Ma. Deanna Izabella A. Wong Setter 5’ 7” 120 lbs. 4th Senior University of San Jose - Recoletos
4 Julianne Marie B. Samonte Opposite Hitter 5' 9" 125 lbs. 3rd Junior De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
5 Vanessa Gandler Outside Hitter 5' 10" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
6 Janel A. Maraguinot Setter 5' 5" 120 lbs. Rookie Freshman De La Salle Lipa
7 Madeleine Yrenea A. Madayag (Capt.) Middle Hitter 5' 10" 135 lbs. 5th Senior Davao Christian High School
9 Ana Laureen SR. Gopico Outside Hitter 5' 10" 145 lbs. 3rd Masters Colegio San Agustin - Makati
9 Pauline Marie Monique M. Gaston Opposite Hitter 5' 9" 145 lbs. 4th Senior University of Santo Tomas
10 Katrina Mae D. Tolentino (Co-capt.) Opposite Hitter 6' 1" 140 lbs. 3rd Masters McMath Secondary School
11 Erika Beatriz G. Raagas Outside Hitter 5' 9" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman Corpus Christi School
12 Candice C. Gequillana Opposite Hitter 5' 10" 150 lbs. 2nd Sophomore De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
12 Bela Peralta Libero 5' 4" 115 lbs. Rookie Freshman De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
13 Kiara Cyrene R. Cruz Setter 5' 5" 115 lbs. Rookie Freshman St. Mary's School
15 Sofia Navarro Opposite Hitter 5' 11" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman First City Providential College
16 Jennelle Marie A. Lo Libero 5' 3" 115 lbs. 4th Senior De La Salle Lipa
17 Ayumi B. Furukawa Outside Hitter 5' 8" 120 lbs. Rookie Freshman Nazareth School NU
18 Kassandra Miren C. Gequillana Outside Hitter 5' 8" 130 lbs. 5th Senior St. John's Institute - Bacolod
20 Patricia Young Outside Hitter Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Manila
21 Jaycel Ann Delos Reyes Middle Blocker 5' 10" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman Nazareth School NU
22 Millicent Reese Salvino Outside Hitter 5' 9" 125 lbs. Rookie Freshman Granada Hills Charter High School
Los Angeles, California USA
Mikaela Padua Cariaso Outside Hitter 5' 9" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman Monroe Township High School
Monroe Township, New Jersey, USA
Samantha Fanger Outside Hitter 5' 10" 130 lbs. Rookie Freshman Piedmont High School
Piedmont, California USA


The Lady Blue Spikers Recruits Class of 2018
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
5 Vanessa Gandler Outside Hitter 5' 10" 130 lbs. De La Salle Zobel
6 Janel A. Maraguinot Setter 5' 5" 120 lbs. De La Salle Lipa
11 Erika Beatriz Raagas Outside Hitter 5' 9" 125 lbs. Corpus Christi School
12 Bela Peralta Libero 5' 4" 115 lbs. De La Salle Zobel
13 Kiara Cyrene Cruz Setter 5' 5" 115 lbs. St Mary's School
15 Sofia Navarro Opposite Hitter 5' 11" 130 lbs. First City Providential College
17 Ayumi B. Furukawa Outside Hitter 5' 8" 125 lbs. Nazareth School of National University
20 Patricia Young Ateneo de Manila
21 Jaycel Ann Delos Reyes Middle Blocker 5' 10" 130 lbs. Nazareth School of National University
22 Millicent Reese Salvino Outside Hitter 5' 9" 125 lbs. Granada Hills Charter High School
Los Angeles, California, USA
Mikaela Cariaso Outside Hitter 5' 9" 130 lbs. Monroe Township High School
Monroe Township, New Jersey, USA
Samantha Fanger Outside Hitter 5' 10" 130 lbs. Piedmont High School
Piedmont, California USA
Maxine Tuazon Middle Blocker 5' 9" 125 lbs. James Logan High School
Union City, California, USA
The Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers Volleyball Team[edit]
No. Name Position Height Weight HS Grade Grade School
3 John Kenneth D. San Diego Middle Blocker 5' 10" 10 Ateneo de Manila
8 Kurt Mikhael M. Aguilar (Capt.) Outside Hitter 11 De La Salle Lipa
9 Janfrey Mikhail C. Loiz Outside Hitter 5' 6" 11
13 Jacob Nelson Kallos
Abe Julian I. Almadro 10 Don Bosco Technical Institute - Makati
Evan Andre P. Babst 10
Gabriel Robin V. Bahia
Dominic Ronald M. Cordero
John Von D. Carolino
Mikka Alexis T. Mendoza 10
Juan Francisco Miguel E. Rios
Gian Carlo D. Samaniego 10
Javier Joaquin C. Sundiang 10
Joshua Ignacio Luke S. Tanchingco 10

Notable volleyball players[edit]

Men's Division[edit]
  • Amador Obordo, AA '33 AB '35
    - Team Captain, 1932 and 1933 Ateneo Blue Spikers
    - 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Oscar "Oskie" Ocampo, GS '52 HS '56 BS '60
    - Coach-Team Captain, 1959 Ateneo Blue Spikers
    - Team Captain, 1960 Ateneo Blue Spikers
    - 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jaime "Jimmy" Javier, HS '72 BS '76
    - Team captain, 1975 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Spikers
    - 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Eduardo "Eddie" A. Apacible BS '77
    - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Spikers team
    - 2012 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Edmidio "Boy" Ramos, Jr., GS '70 HS "74 AB '78
    - Member, 1972 NCAA Juniors division champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - Team captain, 1973 Blue Eaglet Spikers
    - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Spikers team
    - 2003 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
    As the team’s captain ball, he merited such awards as the “Most Valuable Player of the Ateneo NCAA” and “Outstanding Athlete” for volleyball.
  • Fernando "Andy" R. Nanagas, GS '71 HS '75 AB '79
    - Member, 1974 NCAA Juniors division champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Spikers team
    - 2012 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Luis "Louie" Gepuela, GS '70 HS '75 BS '79
    - Member, 1972 NCAA Juniors division champions Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - Team co-captain, 1973 Blue Eaglet Spikers
    - Team Captain, 1974 NCAA Juniors division champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers
    - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Spikers team
    - NCAA Best Setter; 1977 NCAA MVP
    - Team Co-captain, 1977 Ateneo Blue Spikers
    - Team Captain, 1978 Ateneo Blue Spikers
    - Coach, 1983-1986 Ateneo Lady Eagles team
    - Coach, 1985-1986 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Ramon "Choy" Cojuangco, Jr., GS '71 HS '75
    - Member, 1974 NCAA Juniors division champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - 1974 NCAA Junior Division Best Spiker
    - Member, back-to-back <1975 and 1976> NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Spikers team
    - 2003 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Francisco "Piquillo" D. Enage IV, GS '72 HS '76 BS '80
    - Member, back-to-back <1974 and 1975> NCAA Juniors division champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - Member, 1976 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Spikers team
    - 2012 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Amando "Mandy" Asperas, GS '74 HS '78 BS '82
    - Member, four-peat <1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977> NCAA Juniors division champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - Member, 1981 UAAP runner-up Ateneo Blue Spikers team
    - SMVP (Samahan ng Manlalaro ng Volleyball ng Pilipinas) Mythical 6
    - Coached Ateneo Grade School and College Women's volleyball teams.
  • Andre Joseph "AJ" Pareja, BS 2009
    - UAAP Season 72 (2009–10) Season MVP and Best Attacker
    - Best Blocker, 2014 POC-PSC Philippine National Games Men's Volleyball
    - 2013 Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix 1st Best Middle Blocker
    - Team Captain, 2009 Ateneo Blue Spikers
    - 2009 National Inter-Collegiate Volleyball Championship Best Blocker
    - Member and Team Captain, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games in Kallang, Singapore.
    - Member, RP National Volleyball Team
    - 2006 Home and Away Invitational League (HAIL) Best Setter.
  • Duane Craig Teves, AB 2012
    - UAAP Season 71 (2008–09) Rookie of the Year.
  • Neil Patrick Flores, HS 2009 BS 2013
    - Petron Volleyball Tournament Most Improved Player.
  • Bartolome "Tomie" Rivera III, HS 2009 BS 2013
    - 2007-08 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Volleyball
    - Petron Volleyball Tournament Best Setter
    - 2012 Ateneo Study Hall Student-Athlete of the Year.
  • Vian Paulo Serranilla, AB 2012
    - 2009 National Inter-Collegiate Volleyball Championship Best Libero.
  • John Paul Pareja, BS 2014
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Indoor Volleyball Best Receiver.
    - UAAP Season 72 (2009–10) Beach Volleyball Rookie of the Year
  • Ysrael Wilson "Ysay" Marasigan, AB 2016
    - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Indoor Volleyball Finals MVP
    - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Beach Volleyball MVP
    - UAAP Season 74 (2011–12) Beach Volleyball Rookie of the Year
    - Spikers' Turf 1st (2015) Season Collegiate Conference Best Opposite Spiker
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games in Kallang, Singapore.
    - Member and Team Captain, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 1st (2015) Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championships in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
    - Team Captain, 2013 - 2016 Ateneo Blue Spikers.
  • Esmilzo Joner "Ish" Polvorosa, AB 2018
    - UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Best Setter
    - UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Best Setter
    - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Best Setter
    - UAAP Season 77 (2014–15) Finals MVP and Best Setter
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Best Setter
    - Premier Volleyball League Season 1 (2017) Collegiate Conference Best Setter
    - Spikers’ Turf 2nd (2016) Season Collegiate Conference Best Setter
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games in Kallang, Singapore.
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 1st (2015) Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championships in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
  • Marck Jesus P. Espejo, AB 2018
    - Named Mr. Volleyball of the Philippines by the Philippine Sportswriters Association for the year 2017.
    - UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Season MVP, Best Spiker, Best Server and Best Scorer
    - UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Season MVP, Best Attacker and Best Scorer
    - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Season MVP, Best Attacker and Best Server
    - UAAP Season 77 (2014–15) Season MVP and Best Attacker
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Season MVP and Rookie of the Year
    - Premier Volleyball League Season 1 (2017) Collegiate Conference MVP, Finals MVP and 1st Best Outside Spiker
    - Spikers’ Turf 2nd (2016) Season Collegiate Conference MVP and 1st Best Outside Spiker
    - Spikers' Turf 1st (2015) Season Collegiate Conference MVP, Finals MVP and 2nd Best Outside Spiker
    - Spikers' Turf 1st (2015) Season Open Conference MVP and 1st Best Outside Spiker
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games in Kallang, Singapore.
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 1st (2015) Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championships in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
    - 2013 Ateneo <Guidon-Moro Lorenzo> Sportsman of the Year
    - 3rd (2011) National Milo Little Olympics Championship Best Attacker
    - 2012 and 2013 NCR Regional Meet Best Attacker
    - 2012 Palarong Pambansa Best Attacker
  • Antony Paul Koyfman, AB Candidate 2018
    - Spikers’ Turf 2nd (2016) Season Collegiate Conference Finals MVP
    - UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Finals MVP
  • Chumason Celestine Njigha BS Candidate 2020
    - UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Rookie of the Year
  • Manuel D. Sumanguid III
    - Premier Volleyball League Season 1 (2017) Collegiate Conference Best Libero
  • Ariel C. Morado, Jr. Col 2020
    - UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Rookie of the Year
Women's Division[edit]
  • Maria Regina Gavino, AB '93
    - Member, 1989-92 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - Member, RP national volleyball team.
  • Kay de Guzman, BS 2001
    - Team captain, 2000 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
  • Karla Bello, AB 2007
    - Shakey's V-League Season 4 <2007> 1st Conference Best Server.
  • Maria Rosario "Charo" Soriano, AB 2007
    - Team captain, 2007 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - Head Coach, Ateneo Lady Eagles, Shakey's V-League Season 8 <2011> 1st Conference
    - UAAP Season 66 (2003–04) Rookie of the Year
    - UAAP Season 70 (2007–08) Best Scorer and Best Receiver
    - 2006 Home and Away Invitational League (HAIL) Best Server
    - Shakey's V-League Season 4 <2007> 2nd Conference Most Energetic Player and Season 5 (2008) 1st Conference Best Blocker and Most Improved Player
    - Shakey's V-League SEA Club Invitational Guest Player.
  • Patricia Lyn "Patti" Taganas, AB 2007
    - UAAP Season 69 (2006–07) Best Digger.
  • Stephanie "Gab" Gabriel, BS 2009
    - 2006 Home and Away Invitational League (HAIL) Rookie of the Year and Best Digger
    - Shakey's V-League Season 6 <2009> 2nd Conference Best Digger.
  • Bea Charmaine Pascual, AB 2011
    - Team captain, 2008 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - UAAP Season 69 (2006–07) Best Blocker
  • Ma. Carmina Denise "Kara" Acevedo, BS 2012
    - Team captain, 2009 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - UAAP Season 70 (2007–08) Rookie of the Year
  • Jamenea "Jem" Ferrer, AB 2013
    - Team captain, 2010 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - Three-time UAAP Best Setter, Season 72 (2009), Season 73 (2010) and Season 75 (2012–13)
    - 2007 Shakey's Girls V-League MVP and Best Setter
    - Shakey's V-League Season 8 (2011) 1st Conference Finals MVP - had a perfect 86-of-86 successful sets in game 2 of the Finals
    - Shakey's V-League Season 8 (2011) Open Conference & SEA Club Invitational Best Setter
    - Shakey's V-League Season 9 <2012> 1st Conference Best Setter.
  • Fille Saint Merced N. Cainglet, BS 2012
    - Team captain, 2011 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - Shakey's V-League Season 8 <2011> 1st Conference Most Improved Player
    - Back-to-Back (2006 and 2007) WNCAA Juniors Division MVP
    - Three-time (2005, 2006 and 2007) Milo Best 17-Under Women's Volleyball League MVP.
  • Angeline Marie "Dzi" Gervacio, AB 2013
    - Team captain, 2012 UAAP runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - Back-to-Back (2006 2007) WNCAA Juniors Division Best Attacker.
  • Dennise Michelle "Denden" Lazaro, AB 2015
    - Libero, RP Youth 16-Under Girl's national volleyball team to the 7th (2008) Asian Youth Girls 16-Under Volleyball Championships
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games Volleyball tournament in Kallang, Singapore.
    - Member, 2009 Palarong Pambansa NCR Girls Secondary Division volleyball team
    - UAAP Season 77 (2014–15) Best Receiver
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Best Digger and Receiver
    - 2009 Shakey's Girls V-League Best Receiver
    - Back-to-Back Shakey's V-League Best Receiver, Season 8 <2011> and Season 9 <2012> 1st Conference
    - Shakey's V-League Season 8 (2011) Open Conference and SEA Club Invitational Best Digger.
  • Alyssa "Aly" Valdez, AB 2015
    - Dubbed the "Phenom" of volleyball by the sports press, news media and volleyball fans.
    - Team captain, 2013-2016 Ateneo Lady Eagles team;
    - Team captain, RP Youth 16-Under Girls' national volleyball team to the 7th (2008) Asian Youth 16-Under Girls' Volleyball Championships in Pasig City, Philippines.
    - Team captain, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 1st (2015) Asian Women's U23 Volleyball Championship in PhilSports Arena, Pasig City, Philippines - 7th place.
    - Member, 2013 RP national volleyball team to the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship Qualification Zonal Round in Quantri, Vietnam - 3rd place.
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games Volleyball tournament in Kallang, Singapore.
    - Named Ms. Volleyball of the Philippines by the Philippine Sportswriters Association for three consecutive years (2013, 2014 and 2015).
    - Awardee, 2016 Xavier Athletic Achievement Award
    - Record holder of most points scored in one conference in Shakey's V-League.
    - Record holder of most points scored in a game in UAAP Women's Volleyball.
    - Record holder of most number of awards in one season in UAAP Women's Volleyball.
    - 2008-09 UAAP Juniors Division Athlete of the Year.
    - 2015-16 UAAP Seniors Division Athlete of the Year.
    - UAAP Season 70 (2007), Season 71 (2008) and Season 72 (2009) Juniors MVP
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Finals MVP.
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14), Season 77 (2014–15) and Season 78 (2015–16) MVP.
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14), Season 77 (2014–15) and Season 78 (2015–16) Best Server.
    - UAAP Season 75 (2012–13), Season 76 (2013–14), Season 77 (2014–15) and Season 78 (2015–16) Best Scorer.
    - 5th (2008) Shakey's Girls' Volleyball League MVP.
    - 7th (2010) Shakey's Girls' Volleyball League Best Attacker.
    - Shakey's V-League Season 9 (2012) 1st Conference Finals MVP.
    - Shakey's V-League Season 10 (2013) 1st Conference Best Server.
    - Shakey's V-League Season 11 (2014) Open Conference Best Scorer.
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 12 (2015) Open Conference MVP and First Best Outside Hitter.
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 12 (2015) Collegiate Conference MVP and First Best Outside Hitter.
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 12 (2015) Reinforced Conference Finals MVP.
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 13 (2016) Open Conference First Best Outside Hitter.
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 13 (2016) Reinforced Conference MVP and First Best Outside Hitter.
    - Premier Volleyball League Season 1 (2017) Women's Reinforced Conference MVP and First Best Outside Hitter.
  • Rongomaipapa Amy "Kiwi" Ahomiro, AB 2015
    - UAAP Season 77 (2014-2015) Finals MVP.
  • Julia Melissa "Jia" Morado, AB 2017
    - 2017 Premier Volleyball League 1st Season Open Conference Best Setter
    - 2017 Battle of the Rivals Most Valuable Player
    - UAAP Season 77 (2014-2015) Best Setter
    - Member, RP Youth National Volleyball Team to the 4th (2012) ASEAN Schools Games Surabaya, Indonesia – 4th place
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 1st (2015) Asian Women's U23 Volleyball Championships in PhilSports Arena, Pasig City, Philippines.
    - Member, 2015 RP national volleyball team to the 28th (2015) Southeast Asian Games Volleyball tournament in Kallang, Singapore.
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 13 (2016) Collegiate Conference Best Setter.
    - Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League Season 9 (2012) and Season 10 (2013) National Capital Region Best Setter
    - 2012 BEST Center Women’s Volleyball League Best Setter
    - 2011 NCR Volleyball Meet Best Setter
    - 2012 NCR Palarong Panrehiyon MVP & Best Setter
    - 2012 Palarong Pambansa Best Setter.
  • Maria Gizelle Jessica "Gi" Tan, AB Candidate 2016
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 12 (2015) Collegiate Conference Best Setter.
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 13 (2016) Collegiate Conference Best Libero.
    - Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League (SGVL) 8th Season (2011) Tournament of Champions Best Setter [21]
  • Isabel Beatriz Paras "Bea" De Leon, AB 2018
    - Shakey’s V-League Season 12 (2015) Collegiate Conference 2nd Best Middle Blocker.
  • Julianne Marie "Jules" Samonte, BS Candidate 2020
    - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Juniors Division Best Scorer
    - UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Rookie of the Year
  • Ma. Deanna Izabella Wong
    - UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Best Setter
Juniors Division[edit]
  • Leonilo "Nilo" Asperas, GS '73 HS '77
    - Part of the "Triple A Threat" of the four-peat <1974,1975,1976 and 1977> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team
    - Captain Ball, 1976 Ateneo Blue Eaglets team; Member, Milo Mini Olympics Champion team; Member, SMVP(Samahan ng Manlalaro ng Volleyball ng Pilipinas) champion team.
  • Raymond "Mon" Azurin, GS '74 HS '78
    - Part of the "Triple A Threat" of the four-peat <1974,1975,1976 and 1977> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eaglet Spikers team.
  • Walter Angelo "Gelo" Caancan, Jr. HS 2009 AB Candidate 2013
    - 2008-09 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Volleyball
  • Jose Antonio Bello, IV, HS 2011 BS Candidate 2015
    - 2010-11 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Volleyball
  • Rex Emmanuel Intal, GS 2008 HS 2012
    - 2011-12 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Volleyball.
  • Raphael Santos, HS 2014
    - 2012-13 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Volleyball.
  • Richmond Crisostomo, GS 2010 HS 2014
    - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Best Receiver.
  • Lorenzo Trinidad, GS 2010 HS 2014
    - 2013-14 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Volleyball.
  • Gerard Emil "Gio" Bahia, GS 2011 HS 2015
    - 2014-15 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Volleyball
  • Sebastian Enrique Cuerva, GS 2011 HS 2015
    - UAAP Season 77 (2014–15) Best Server
  • Gian Carlo Glorioso, GS 2011 HS 2015
    - UAAP Season 77 (2014–15) Best Blocker

Beach Volleyball[edit]

UAAP Season 80 (S.Y. 2017-18) Rosters

The Ateneo Blue Spikers Beach Volleyball Team[edit]

No. Name Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Marck Jesus P. Espejo 6' 3" 180 lbs. 4th Senior Sta Elena High School
2 Karl Irvin T. Baysa 6' 0" 170 lbs. 4th Senior Palau High School - Koror, Palau
3 Ishmael John T. Rivera 5' 9" 145 lbs. 4th Senior Emilio Aguinaldo College

The Ateneo Lady Blue Spikers Beach Volleyball Team[edit]

No. Name Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Isabel Beatriz P. De Leon 5' 11" 130 lbs. 4th Senior St. Pedro Poveda College
2 Julianne Marie B. Samonte 5' 8" 125 lbs. 2nd Sophomore De La Salle Zobel
3 Ana Laureen Gopico 5' 10" 130 lbs. 3rd Senior Colegio San Agustin – Makati

Football[edit]

The Ateneo varsity football teams have won a total 19 championships, 9 in the NCAA and 10 in the 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 7 titles while the juniors booters have 3 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).

Panoramic view of the Ateneo Football Field.

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 V. 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.

The Ateneo Blue Eagles football team won the UAAP Season 79 football championship. Javier Augustine "Jarvey" Gayoso was UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) MVP and selected to the UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven. Jordan Blair Jarvis was selected the UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Rookie of the Year and member of the UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven.

UAAP Season 80 (S.Y. 2017-18) Rosters

The Ateneo Blue Booters Football Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
1 Alexandre Jae S. Arcilla Goalkeeper 6' 1" 165 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Valencia High School
Placentia, California, USA
2 Kenneth John C. James Goalkeeper 3rd Junior Don Bosco Technical Institute - Makati
3 Justin Myles T. Dy Right-back 2nd Sophomore Xavier School
4 Ryan James R. Haosen Midfielder 2nd Sophomore Paref Springdale School
6 Christian Michael S. Castillo* Full-back 5' 10" 150 lbs. 4th Senior Ateneo de Manila
7 Julian Vincent A. Roxas (Capt) Midfielder 5' 10" 160 lbs. 4th Senior Ateneo de Manila
9 Samuel Jonathan R. Lim Forward 2nd Sophomore Colegio San Agustin Makati
10 Renko Feliz R. Gaudiel* Midfielder 4th Senior Bright Academy
11 Javier Augustine O. Gayoso Forward 6' 2" 175 lbs. 3rd Junior Ateneo de Manila
14 Paolo Gabriel R. Alilam* Forward 5' 6" 140 lbs. 4th Senior Ateneo de Manila
15 Alfredo Carlitos R. Mathay Fullback 3rd Junior Xavier School
16 Mario Lorenzo M. Ceniza Midfielder 5' 11" 155 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Paref Springdale School
17 Mark Moses L. Nacional Midfielder 2nd Sophomore Paref Springdale School
18 Jose Arturo A. Poe Fullback Rookie Freshman Xavier School
19 Iñigo Rafael M. Herrera Midfielder 5' 8" 140 lbs. 3rd Junior Paref Southridge School
22 Joshua Kristoff T. Laud Midfielder Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Manila
23 Rupert Ed D. Baña Midfielder 5' 10" 160 lbs. 4th Senior De La Salle University - STC
27 Joseph Gerard A. Poe Left-back 6' 0" 165 lbs. 3rd Junior Xavier School
29 Jeremiah Raphael P. Rocha Centre-back 6' 3" 185 lbs. 4th Senior De La Salle Zobel
35 Gavin Nicolo T. Rosario Goalkeeper Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Manila
45 Miguel Joaquin Roque Full-back 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
88 William Jay C. Grierson Forward 6' 4" 185 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School - Tuen Mun Hong Kong
*Graduating Players 2018


Football Program Head: Robert "Bob" Manlulo

Blue Booters Recruits Class of 2017
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
18 Jose Arturo A. Poe Full-back Xavier School
22 Joshua Kristoff T. Laud Midfielder Ateneo de Manila
35 Gavin Nicolo T. Rosario Goalkeeper Ateneo de Manila
45 Miguel Joaquin Roque Full-back Ateneo de Manila

The Ateneo Lady Blue Booters Football Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
2 Marie Rianne M. Caparros* Goalkeeper 4th Senior Miriam College
3 Pauline Isabel Aurora M. Villaflor* Full-back 4th Senior Miriam College
4 Nicole Anne P. Bugayong Full-back Rookie Freshman
7 Maria Claudia F. Liwanag Forward Rookie Freshman De La Salle Zobel
8 Antonette A. Amoncio* (Capt.) Midfield 5th Senior Miriam College
9 Ma. Pamela Denise S. Diaz Midfield 3rd Junior Miriam College
10 Ann Catherine Y. Cabrera Centre-back 3rd Junior Miriam College
11 Julia Luisa G. Panganiban Midfield Rookie Freshman De La Salle Zobel
12 Nina Noel B. Catedrilla Midfield 3rd Junior Miriam College
14 Moira Angeli P. Lim Goalkeeper Rookie Freshman Miriam College
16 Anna Martina N. Ferrer Forward Rookie Freshman Assumption Antipolo
17 Ma. Teresa G. Bernardo Midfield 3rd Junior Miriam College
20 Ma. Mischa Therese C. Soriano Full-back Rookie Freshman St. Pedro Poveda College
21 Martie Cinelle A. Bautista Forward 2nd Sophomore Miriam College
44 Ma. Christina S. Aniceto Forward Rookie Freshman
50 Icee Nicole S. Calimbo Full-back Rookie Freshman Colegio de San Agustin
72 Iara Jamila F. Andaya Midfield Rookie Freshman
77 Ma. Rafaella Grace I. Javier Full-back Rookie Freshman

The Lady Blue Booters Recruits Class of 2016
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight 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

The Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters Football Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight HS Grade Grade School
2 Emilio Gonzalo J. Bongolan Full-back 11 Ateneo de Manila
11 Jenlord M. Barcelona 11 Ateneo de Manila
15 Carlos Xavier Jorvina 11 Ateneo de Manila
16 Vinnie Vinculado Full-back 5' 3" 110 lbs. 11 Ateneo de Manila
18 Joaquin Antonio R. Nacino Goalkeeper
20 Ching Paurom 11 Ateneo de Manila
21 Lloyd Iñigo A. Calma-Bautista 10 Ateneo de Manila
22 Hugh Kendryx Lorenzo B. Soriano* 11 Ateneo de Manila
23 Luis Carlos J. Bongolan* 11 Ateneo de Manila
24 Francisco B. Munez, Jr. 11 Ateneo de Manila
26 Jethro Dela Cruz 9
58 Dov Anthony Misael S Carino 7 Ateneo de Manila
Jethro Noel G. Paraso 11 Ateneo de Manila
Marcus Alfredo D. Bricia 11
Fredrick Ryan A. Tiambeng Goalkeeper 10
Luard Abaa Claret School of Quezon City
Artuz Aaron D. Cezar 10
Austin Basconcillo Claret School of Quezon City
Stephen Ryan O. Herrera 9
M. Miralles
Juan Sky A. Guerrero 11


Notable football players[edit]

Men's Division
1924-1999

  • Celestino Martinez, HS '29 - Member, Ateneo Blue Booters; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jesus "Jess" Suarez - HS '30 AA '32 - Team Captain, 1928 and 1929 Ateneo Blue Booters; Member, 1926-1930 Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Arsenio "Arsenic" Lacson, HS '30 AB '34 - Member, Ateneo Blue Booters; Coach, 1947-48 Ateneo Blue Booters; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jose Ma. Hernandez, HS '34 - Member, 1931, 1932 and 1933 Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, RP national football team to the 10th (1934) Far Eastern Games in Manila; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Simon LaO, GS '35 HS '39 BBA '48 - Team Captain, 1940-41 Ateneo Blue Booters; Member, 1941-42 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1941 NCAA MVP; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Ramon "Reca" Cabrera, GS '35 HS '40 - Member, 1941–42 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1994 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Luis "Louie" Javellana, AA '47 LLB '51 - Member, 1947–48, 1948–49 and 1949–50 Ateneo Blue Booters team; Captain ball, 1950-51 Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan, GS '38 BBA '49 - Captain ball, 1947-48 defending champion Ateneo Blue Booters; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Luis "Moro" Lorenzo, HS '47 AB '51 - Member, 1947-48 defending champion Ateneo Blue Booters; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jose Carlos "Poch" Estella III, BS '53 - Member, 1951-52 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Team captain, 1952-53 Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, RP national football team to the 2nd (1954) Asian Games in Manila; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Jose Ma. "Rusty" Cacho, HS '50 BS '54 - Member, 1953-54 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, 1952, 1953 and 1954 RP Youth national football team; 1985 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Antonio "Tony" Romualdez, GS '48 HS '52 AB '56 - Member, back-to-back <1953–54 and 1954–55> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • David "Dave" Arcenas, GS '48 HS '52 BS '57 - Member, 1951-52 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters team; Member, back-to-back <1953–54 and 1954–55> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, 1956 RP national football team to the Asian Football Championship; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Emmanuel "Manny" Bravo, HS '52 AB '56 - Member, 1951–52 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters team; Member, back-to-back <1953–54 and 1954–55> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1988 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Richard "Dick" Chua, HS '52 AB '56 - Member, back-to-back <1953–54 and 1954–55> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Rafael "Rafa" Ortigas, Jr., GS '49 LLB '60 - Member, 1953–54 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, RP national football team to the 2nd (1954) Asian Games in Manila; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • William "Willie" Wong, HS '54 - Member, 1951-52 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters team; Member, 1953–54 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team (played for the seniors team while still in 4th year high school); 1953-54 NCAA Rookie of the Year Member, 1954 Fil-Chinese football selection team to Taiwan; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Victor "Vic" Sison, GS '50 HS '54 AB '58 - NCAA Best Goalkeeper; Member, 1954-55 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Co-captain, 1957 Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, RP national football team to the 2nd (1954) Asian Games in Manila; Goalie, RP National Football team to the 3rd (1958) Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan; Named 1956 Mr. Football of the Philippines by the Philippine Sportswriters Association; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Richard "Dick" Powell, Col 1954-1958 - Member, 1954-55 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Team Captain, 1957-58 Ateneo Blue Booters; Member, 1956 RP national football team to Korea and Spain; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Henry Wong, GS '51 HS '55 BS '59 - Team captain, 1954-55 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters; Team captain, 1958-59 Ateneo Blue Booters; Awardee, 1957 and 1958 Ateneo Athlete of the Year for football; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo, GS '51 HS '55 BS '59 - Team Captain, 1953-1954 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters; Named 1955 Mr. Football of the Philippines by the Philippine Sportswriters Association at the age of 17 years; Member, 1955 RP national football team to the Asian Cup; Member, 1956 and 1958 RP national football team; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Oscar "Oskie" Ocampo, GS '52 HS '56 BS '60 - Member, 1957-59 Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, RP Youth national football team to the 1955 Asian Youth Championships in Malaysia and Hong Kong; Member, RP Youth national football team to the 1956 Asian Youth Championships in Malaysia; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Juan Miguel "Johnny" Romualdez, GS '53 HS '58 AB '62 MBM ' 66 - Co-captain, 1957 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters team; Member, 1958-61 Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, RP national football team to the 1959 Asian Youth Football Tournament; Captain ball, RP national football team to the 1960 Asian Youth Football Tournament; Member, RP national football team to the 4th (1962) Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia; Member, RP national football team to the 1967 World Cup eliminations; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Eduardo "Eddie" Lagdameo, GS '58 HS '62 BS '67 - Team Captain, 1961-62 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters; 1961 Ateneo High School Athlete of the Year for Football; Co-captain, 1965 Ateneo Blue Booters team; Team Captain, 1966-67 Ateneo Blue Booters; 1966 Ateneo Athlete of the Year for Football; Member, 1962-1965 RP Youth national football team; Member, RP Youth national football team to the 7th Asian Youth Championships in Tokyo, Japan; Member, RP national football team to the 1967 Asian Cup - Eastern Zone in Taipei, 1967 Mexico Olympics Elimination Tourney in Tokyo, Japan, 1971 and 1972 Merdeka Tournament in Kuala Lumpur, 1971 and 1972 Pesta Sukan in Singapore, 1971 Munich Olympics Elimination Tourney in Seoul, South Korea; Inductee, 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Roberto "Bobby" Bunuan, GS '61 HS '65 BS '69 - Team Captain, 1963–64 and 1964-65 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters; Team Captain, 1967-68 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Booters; Member, 1970-1972 RP national football team; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Celso Lobregat, AB'70 - Member, 1967-68 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1967-68 Ateneo Athlete of the Year Team captain, 1968-69 Ateneo Blue Booters team; 2003 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Aurelio "Rely" San Agustin, GS '88 HS '92 BS '96 - Team Captain, 1995-96 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters; 1996 & 1997 UAAP Best Goalkeeper; 1996 Ateneo <Moro Lorenzo> Sportsman of the Year.
  • Vincent Joseph "Vince" Santos, BS '96 - Member, 1995-96 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1995-1996 UAAP MVP.
  • Patrick Christopher Moran, GS '90 HS '94 Col '98 - Member, 1995-96 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Team Captain, 1997 Ateneo Blue Booters.
  • Ramon "Monch" Espejo, 1995-1999 - Member, 1995–96 and 1998-99 UAAP Champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; 1997 UAAP Best Midfielder; 1998-99 UAAP MVP
  • Raymond Wilfred "Jonji" Castañeda, GS '91 HS '95 Col '99; 1995-1999 - Member, 1995–96 and 1998-99 UAAP Champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Team Captain, 1998–99 Ateneo Blue Booters.
  • Paolo Antonio Aquino, GS '93 HS '97 Col 2001 - 1997 UAAP Rookie of the Year.
  • Domeka Garamendi - 1998 UAAP Best Goal Scorer.
  • Juan Paolo Buendia, GS '94 HS '98 Col 2002 - 1998 UAAP Rookie of the Year; 1999 UAAP Best Defender.
  • Carlo Jose Santos, GS '94 HS '98 Col 2002 - 1999 UAAP Best Goalkeeper.

2000–present

  • David Christopher "Chico" Ingles, GS '95 HS '99 Col 2003 - Team Captain, 2003 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Booters.
  • Tristan Jason Tongson, GS '97 HS '01 AB '05 JD '15- Member, back-to-back <2003, 2004> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame
  • Emmanuel Michael "Mickee" Gimarino, GS '98 HS '02 AB '06 - Member, three-peat <2003, 2004, 2005> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ignatius Michael "Mickey" Ingles, GS '98 HS '02 BS '06 JD '12 and - Co-captain, 2003 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Booters team; Team Captain, 2004 & 2005 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters; Awardee, 2005 UAAP Athlete-Scholar Award; 2006 Ateneo <Moro Lorenzo> Sportsman of the Year; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame
  • Roger Anthony Lastimado, GS '98 HS '02 AB '06 - Member, three-peat <2003, 2004, 2005> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; Season 68 (2005–06) UAAP Best Goal Scorer; 2005-06 Ateneo <Moro Lorenzo> Sportsman of the Year; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame
  • Patrick Foz "Pat" Ozaeta, GS '99 HS '03 BS '07 - Member, three-peat <2003-04, 2004–05, 2005-06> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; Season 66 (2003–04) UAAP Rookie of the Year; 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2007–08 UAAP Best Defender; 2004–05 and 2005-06 UAAP MVP; 2004-05 UAAP Athlete of the Year, men's division; Member, RP national football team to the 23rd (2005) SEA Games; Team Captain, 2007-08 Ateneo Blue Booters; 2008 Ateneo <Moro Lorenzo> Sportsman of the Year; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame
  • Alvin Perez, GS '99 HS '03 BS '07 - Member, three-peat <2003, 2004, 2005> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booter team; Team Captain, 2009 Ateneo Blue Booters; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame
  • John Paul "Jaypee" Mérida, MA '06 - Member, three-peat <2003, 2004, 2005> UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booter team; 2006 Awardee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame; Head coach, 2006–present Ateneo HS varsity football team; Head coach, Ateneo Blue Booters team, 2011–present.
  • Jerwin Belina, MA '06 - UAAP Season 68 (2005–06) Best Goalkeeper
  • Gregorio Gerardo "Gerard" Cancio III, HS '05 BS '10 - 2005 Ateneo HS Sportsman of the Year; 2005 Go-for-the-Goal National Youth Football Tournament MVP; member, 2004 and 2005 Ateneo HS varsity Track & Field team, event medalist - Gold - 100m dash, Silver - 4x100 relay, Bronze - 4x400 relay
  • Rufino Samuel "RS" Mantos III, AB '11 - UAAP Season 70 ( 2007–08) Best Goalkeeper.
  • Miguel "Migs" Tuazon, AB '12 - UAAP Season 70 (2007–08) Rookie of the Year; Co-captain, 2012–13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team
  • Yu Murayama, HS '07 AB Candidate 2013 - Team captain, 2012–13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team.
  • Michael Jeremy "Mikko" Mabanag, HS 2011 BS 2016 - UAAP Season 71 (2008–09) and Season 72 (2009-10) Juniors Division MVP, Member, Seasons 71 (2008–09) and 72 (2009–10) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booter team; Captain ball, 2010–11 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters team; 2010-11 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Football; Member, RP Youth U-13 national football team; Member, 2009 and 2010 Palarong Pambansa NCR Boys' Secondary Division football team; UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) Best Midfielder; Member, 2012–13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; Member, 2015 Philippine National Men's Futsal Team to the AFF Futsal competition in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Nicolas Michael "Nick" O'Donnell, BS Candidate 2016 - UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) MVP and Best Goalkeeper; Member, Season75 (2012–13) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; 2012 Ateneo Blue Eagle of the Year awardee; Goalkeeper, RP Youth U-19 national football team to the 2011 ASEAN Football Federation U-19 championship in Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Leo Carlo Liay, AB Candidate 2016 - UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) Rookie of the Year; Member, Season 75 (2012–13) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; Captain ball Season 79 (2016–17) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team; Captain ball, RP Youth U-19 national football team to the 2011 ASEAN Football Federation U-19 championship in Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Julian Vincent Roxas - UAAP Season 77 (2014–15) Rookie of the Year; Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven; Member, Season 79 (2016–17) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team
  • Javier Augustine "Jarvey" Gayoso, HS 2015 BS 2019 -UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) MVP; UAAP season 78, 79 and 80 Best Striker;

Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven; Member, Season 79 (2016–17) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team.

  • Mashu Yoshioka - Selected, UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Mythical Eleven
  • Jeremiah Raphael Rocha, BS 2018 -UAAP season 78 Best Defender; Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven; Member, Season 79 (2016–17) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team
  • Alexandre Jae Arcilla - UAAP season 78 Best Goalkeeper; Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven
  • Mario Lorenzo Ceniza - Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven
  • Jordan Blair Jarvis - UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Rookie of the Year; Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical Eleven; Member Season 79 (2016–17) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Booters team;

Women's Division

  • Michelle Flordeliz "Mitch" Lazaro, AB '89 JD '93 - Member, 1985-1988 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 1988 RP national women's football team.
  • Frances Felene "Frannie" Severino, AB '90 - Member, 1986-1989 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 1988 RP women's national women's football team.
  • Aimee Ann Limketee, BS 2007 - Member, 2003-2007 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; UAAP Season 69 (2006–07) Best Defender.
  • Isabella Francesca "Belay" Fernando, BS 2008 - Member, 2004-2008 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2012 RP women's national football team.
  • Monica Ainhoa Santos, BS 2010 - Team captain, 2006–10 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters; Member, RP women's national football team to the 2nd (2007) Asian Women's Football Championship in Yangon, Myanmar; Member, RP women's national football team to the 2007 Asian Football Confederation Women's Cup in Hong Kong.
  • Alice de la Peña, BS 2010 - Member, 2006-2011 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, RP women's national football team to the 2nd (2007) Asian Women's Football Championship in Yangon, Myanmar; Member, RP women's national football team to the 2007 Asian Football Confederation Women's Cup in Hong Kong.
  • Angelica Fae "Gely" Tiu, AB 2013 - 2012 Ateneo <Ambrosio Padilla> Student-Athlete of the Year; Team Captain, 2009-12 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team;
  • Cecilia Milagros Dayrit, BFA 2013 - UAAP Season 72 (2009-10) Rookie of the Year.
  • Mikaela Louise "Milka" Romero, AB 2014 - Member, 2010-12 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2007 RP Girl's 14-Under national football team to the 2007 Gothia World Youth Cup in Goteborg, Sweden; Member, 2009 RP Girl's U-16 national football team.
  • Michela "Mica" Veloso, Candidate 2014 - Member, 2010-2012 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2007 RP Girls 14-Under national football team to the 2007 Gothia World Youth Cup in Goteborg, Sweden.
  • Alessandra Francesca "Frankie" Abraham, AB 2014 - Member, 2010-2012 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2007 RP Girl's 14-Under national football team to the 2007 Gothia World Youth Cup in Goteborg, Sweden.
  • Mia Angela "Jill" Catedrilla, BFA Candidate 2015 - Member, 2011-12 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2011 Palarong Pambansa NCR Girls' Secondary Division football team;
  • Ma. Leah Patricia Cruz, BS Candidate 2015 - Member, 2011-12 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2009 RP Girl's U-16 national football team.
  • Kathleen Camille Rodriguez, BS 2017 - UAAP Season 77 (2014-15) Best Striker; Member, 2012 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2009 RP Girl's U-16 national football team; Member, 2011 Palarong Pambansa NCR Girls' Secondary Division football team; Member, 2012 RP women's U-19 national football team; Member, 2012 RP women's national football team.
  • Ramona Julia Sucgang, AB 2016 - Member, 2012 Ateneo Lady Blue Booters team; Member, 2011 Palarong Pambansa NCR Girls' Secondary Division football team;
  • Antonette "Nona" Amoncio, BFA 2017 - Member, 2015 Philippine women's national football team.
  • Isabella C. Sabio - Selected, UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Mythical Eleven
  • Anne Therese Marie B. Martin, BS 2016 - Selected, UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Mythical Eleven

Juniors Division

  • Carl Matthew Llado, HS 2009 AB Candidate 2013 - Member, 2008-09 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booter team; 2008-09 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Football.
  • Emilio Felipe Pelaez, GS 2008 HS 2012 - Member, 2009-10 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters team; 2011-12 UAAP Football Defender of the Year; Member, 2009 Palarong Pambansa NCR Boys' Secondary Division football team.
  • Eric Lorenzo Figueroa, HS 2012 - Member, 2009-10 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Booters team; 2011-12 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Football
  • Jose Roberto Andres, HS 2013 - UAAP Season 73 (2010–11) Rookie of the Year.
  • Jose Paolo "JP" Oracion, GS 2009 HS 2013 - UAAP Season 74 (2011–12) Football Goalkeeper of the Year.
  • Paolo Gabriel Alilam, HS 2013 - 2012 IPPCA Preseason Football Cup Juniors Division Best Striker.
  • Javier Augustine "Jarvey" Gayoso HS 2015 - UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) Rookie of the Year and Best Midfielder; Member, 2015 RP Under 19 National Football Team.
  • Jose Roberto Andres, HS 2013 - 2012-13 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Football.
  • Timothy Caleb Perdigon, HS 2014 - UAAP Season 76 (2013-14) Best Defender
  • Zach Banzon, HS 2014 - UAAP Season 76 (2013-14) Best Goalkeeper
  • Gavin Nicolo Rosario HS 2017 - Selected, UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical 11; UAAP Season 77 (2014–15), Season 78 (2015–16) & Season 79 (2016–17) Best Goalkeeper
  • Miguel Joaquin Roque HS 2017 - UAAP Season 77 (2014-15) Rookie of the Year.
  • Olin Benjamin Paurom HS 2017 - Selected, UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) & Season 79 (2016–17) Mythical 11

Baseball[edit]

History shows that Ateneo was not a powerhouse in the sport of baseball despite having American Jesuits who were former varsity baseball players in their youth as mentors in school during the previous millennium. In the NCAA after 54 years of participation, the Blue Batters and Blue Eaglet Batters have won only 2 championships each. The Blue Batters won theirs in 1927 and 1965, while the Eaglet Batters won in 1965 and 1968. The number of championships can be counted with one's fingers but the consolation is the double championship in 1965. According to UAAP records, Ateneo which joined the league in 1978 won its first baseball title in Season 75 (2012–13). This was after a 35-year title drought which Ateneo ended in a big way. Ateneo won a double championship. The Blue Batters and the Blue Eaglet Batters won their first UAAP championship in Season 75. The following season, the Blue Batters won again the UAAP men's baseball crown to become back-to-back champions. The Blue Batters made history when they became a three-peat champion in Season 77 (2014–15).

Baseball Championships
Blue Batters
NCAA Season (2)
  • 1927-28
  • 1965-66
UAAP Season(4)
  • 2012-13
  • 2013-14
  • 2014-15
  • 2016-17
Blue Eaglet Batters
NCAA Season (2)
  • 1965-66
  • 1968-69
UAAP Season (2)
  • 2012-13
  • 2015-16

The Ateneo Blue Batters have the longest losing streak in UAAP history. From 1992 to 2001, the team did not win a single UAAP baseball game. Then on January 20, 2002 (UAAP Season 64), the team finally won its first UAAP game after 10 years by beating National University, 16-9. This was a breakout win for the Blue Batters as they never had a winless season in the next 9 years.

UAAP Season 65 (2002–03) saw the Blue Batters improve on its standing by placing 5th with a 2-8 win-loss record, surpassing the previous year record of 1-9 (6th place). UAAP Season 66 (2003–04) was remarkable as Ateneo defeated La Salle for the first time in over 13 years, 9-8. In Season 67 (2004–05), they finished with a 3-7 record to place 4th overall. It would have been the Blue Batters' first Final Four appearance had UST not swept the elimination round and was declared champions of UAAP Season 67.

The Blue Batters' breakout year was UAAP Season 68 (2005–06) when the team finished tied for 2nd place with a 7-3 record, setting the best win-loss record in its UAAP history. Up until 2011-12, this team was considered the strongest team ever assembled in its UAAP baseball history. In UAAP Season 74 (2011–12), the Blue Batters duplicated the win-loss (7-3) record and second-place finish of the Season 68 Blue Batters. They made the Final 4 as the second-seeded team with a twice-to-beat advantage and batted their way into the Finals for the first time in their UAAP history. They ended the season as runner-up after losing to NU in the Finals. In Season 75 (2012–13), Ateneo and NU met again for the championship. This time the Blue Batters got back at NU and won their first UAAP baseball title.

Baseball was introduced as a demonstration sport in the Juniors Division in UAAP Season 74 (2011–12), where Ateneo finished as runner-up. The following season, the Blue Eaglet Batters won its first baseball title in the UAAP. They were awarded the championship title after sweeping the elimination round.

Past UAAP Seasons Highlights
Season 68 (2005–06)
Thriving on pressure in UAAP Season 68, the Blue Batters won 5 of their games by just 1 run, most of them in come-from-behind fashion. But they also thrashed an opponent, La Salle, in 8 innings, 17-7, in the second game of the season for its first mercy rule victory in more than a decade. The Blue Batters ended the season with a 7-3 record, so far the best in their UAAP history. They became the first Ateneo team in over a decade to beat each UAAP team at least once in a season. They also made history by being the first team to make it to the Final Four.

Ateneo won its first Final Four game in history on February 16, 2006 by defeating UST, 12-5, to set up a do-or-die Game 2. However, Ateneo lost Game 2, 10-5, to end its magical season.

UAAP Season 69 (2006–07)
UAAP Season 69 was a heartbreaking season for the Ateneo Blue Batters as it was found out at the end of the season that star rookie Michael Justine Zialcita, a U.S. citizen, was not able to submit all the required documents for player's eligibility. Thus, he was declared ineligible despite having Filipino parents. A UAAP Board ruling wiped out all of Ateneo's wins that season and forfeited their Final Four slot. Ateneo finished 4th place with a 3-5 record. Despite the 3-1 start in the 1st round, the Blue Batters lost all their 4 games in the 2nd round.

UAAP Season 71 (2008–09)
Season 71 was a rebirth for the Ateneo Blue Batters. The team finished with a 6-4 record, second best in its UAAP history. Had the Adamson Falcons not swept the season, Ateneo would have been 3rd seed in the Final Four. Among the notable games was the high-scoring win against La Salle, where the Blue Batters blasted the Green Archers, 27-14.

UAAP Season 72 (2009–10)
Coming from last year's successful run, the Blue Batters looked forward to another successful campaign in Season 72. However, the team ended with a winless season, going 0-10 for the first time since the 2000-2001 UAAP season. This dismal performance was due to the loss of their starting pitcher to injury in their game 1 of the season.

UAAP Season 74 (2011–12)
In October 2011, the Ateneo Blue Batters flew to Taichung, Taiwan for an intensive 10-day training at the Si Yen Baseball School. The training program followed a strict schedule and consisted of rigorous skills training sessions, two to three times a day.

This training has done the Blue Batters good. The Blue Batters swept the first round of the eliminations in the UAAP Season 74 baseball tournament, going 5-0, a first time in Ateneo baseball. They beat all their opponents in convincing fashion: Adamson 11-5, NU 13-3, UP 14-3 (5 innings), UST 8-1 and La Salle 8-4.

The Blue Batters had established a six-game winning streak when they continued to win into the second round of elimination, beating UP, 10-0. The streak ended when they lost to Adamson and NU in their succeeding games. They eventually ended the elimination round with a 7-3 record. This finish gave them the second seed in the Final 4 with a twice-to-beat advantage and tied the best win-loss record set by the 2005-06 Ateneo baseball team.

Ateneo beat La Salle, 13-4 in 8 innings of a rained-out game of the Final 4, on February 16, 2012 to advance to the UAAP Finals for the first time.

In Game 1 of the Finals against NU on February 23, 2012, Matt Laurel blasted a 3-run home run in the 1st inning to help power Ateneo past NU, 11-4. Unfortunately, the Blue Batters lost the next two games of the Finals series. Game 3 was a heartbreaking one as Ateneo lost 5-4, on centerfielder Kirk Long's error that enabled NU to score the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th. They finished Season 74 as runner-up. However, it was a season that the players consider as historic as some of their accomplishments were first-time achievements of a Blue Batter team.

Game 3 also saw one of the biggest Ateneo crowds in the history of UAAP baseball, since their first Final 4 appearance in Season 68. Among those who attended were not only family and friends of the players, but also their softball counterparts the Lady Batters, fellow students and alumni, including former Blue Batters Atty. Kristian Ablan, Stefano Baltao, Carlo Banzon, Christopher Chua, Nikko Dizer, Paolo Padla, Justin Zialcita and Jonathan Sibal. Sports columnist, TV commentator and Ateneo professor Sev Sarmenta was also there to cheer on the blue and white.

For the first time, UAAP Baseball had TV coverage on ABS-CBN's Studio 23, shown on delayed telecast a week after the Finals.

In recognition of the Blue Batters reaching the Finals for the first time ever in the UAAP, they were presented the 2011-12 Breakthrough Team of the Year Award during the Ateneo Athletes' Recognition and Awards Night held on March 8, 2012.

The Blue Eaglet Batters also set a record in the UAAP Baseball Juniors Division by scoring 26 home runs in 5 innings and at the same time blanking the Batters of the UST Tiger Cubs in a game on January 28, 2012. They also finished as runner-up in the maiden season of Juniors baseball.

UAAP Season 75 (2012–13)
Before the start of the UAAP Season 75 baseball tournament, the Ateneo Blue Batters went again to Taichung, Taiwan during the semestral break of academic year 2012-13, for an intensive training at the Si Yen Baseball School. This training was productive as the Blue Batters swept the first round of the elimination for the second consecutive year, going 5-0. They beat all their opponents in convincing fashion: Adamson 15-3, La Salle 15-7, UP 14-6, UST 11-3 and NU 9-2. The Blue Batters made it to the Finals as the top seeded team with a win-loss record of 8-2, their best finish in the UAAP. In the Finals, the Blue Batters beat defending champion NU in their best-of-three series to win its first UAAP baseball championship after a 35-year title drought. In the deciding game 3 of the Finals best-of-three series, the Blue Batters shut out NU, 4-0. This was a statement made by the Blue Batters that they have not forgotten their last year's loss to NU in the deciding game 3 of the Finals.

The Blue Eaglet Batters also won their first UAAP Juniors Baseball title in Season 75 (2012–13) on February 9, 2013 after sweeping the elimination round.

UAAP Season 76 (2013–14)
After attending their annual preseason training camp in Taichung, Taiwan, the Blue Batters went on to successfully defend their crown in Season 76 (2013–14). They swept no. 1 seed La Salle in their best-of-three Finals series. Pitcher Andy Tan garnered the MVP and Best Pitcher awards. The Rookie of the Year award went to Miguel Dumlao. Mat laurel got three awards, namely: Best Slugger, Most Home Runs and Most Stolen Bases.

UAAP Season 77 (2014–15)
As part of their preseason preparations, the Blue Batters joined the 2014 Hong Kong International Baseball Open ("HKIBO") which ran from December 19–22, 2014. The tournament was sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation ("WBSC"). Eight teams from Korea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong participated. The Blue Batters, representing the Philippines swept the Group B elimination round and beat Group A's top seed Hong Kong in the Finals to emerge as champions of this international tournament.

Season 77 is a historic season for Ateneo baseball. The Blue Batters won their third consecutive championship in Season 77. They are now a three-peat champion.

UAAP Season 79 (2016–17)
The preseason preparations of the Blue Batters went into high gear when they joined the 2016 Hong Kong International Baseball Open which ran from December 17–20, 2016. The tournament was sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation ("WBSC"). Eight teams from China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia and Taiwan participated. The Blue Batters, representing the Philippines swept the Group A elimination round and beat Group B's top seed Hong Kong in the Finals to emerge as the 2016 champions of this international tournament.

The Blue Batters' participation in the Hong Kong International Baseball Open was an excellent preparation for the UAAP Season 79 baseball tournament. This tournament gave them the opportunity to play at a high level of baseball with teams from other countries. Winning the title was a big confidence boost for them coming into their next UAAP season. They won UAAP Season 79's championship, their fourth in the last past five years.

UAAP Season 80 (201–18)
As part of the preseason preparations of the Blue Batters, they joined again the Hong Kong International Baseball Open 2017 which ran from December 14–17, 2016. They chose to join this tournament again because they are the defending champions having won this annual tournament last year. The tournament was sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation ("WBSC"). Four teams from Australia China, Hong Kong and the Philippines participated. The Blue Batters, representing the Philippines swept the elimination round of their group and beat the team from Australia in the Finals to emerge as the 2017 champions of this international tournament.

Bagging the title for the second year in a row, the Blue Batters tuck another gold under their belt, gaining valuable experience and exposure as a team entering a new collegiate season. The Blue Batters will have a different crown to defend heading into the next semester of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Baseball tournament.

UAAP Season 80 (S.Y. 2017-18) Rosters

The Ateneo Blue Batters Baseball Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
0 Rodrigo Joaquin G. Bitong Infielder (2B) Rookie Freshman Brent International School
2 Daniel Jaime S. Laurel Infielder (SS) 5' 10" 150 lbs. 2nd Sophomore Brent International School
3 Benjamin Rafaello C. Sarmiento III Infielder (1B) Rookie Freshman PAREF Southridge School
4 Rogelio Miguel A. Angeles Pitcher 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
5 Enrico Rafael H. Untalan Outfielder (RF) 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Manila
6 Roque Francisco B. Andaya Infielder (SS) 2nd Sophomore Ateneo de Mamila
7 Juan Alvaro B. Macasaet Catcher / Infielder (3B) 2nd Junior Ateneo de Manila
9 Dino Emiglio Giuseppe A. Altomonte Catcher 4th Senior De La Salle Zobel
10 Conrado Lorenzo R. Banzon Outfielder (LF) 5' 8" 145 lbs. 5th Senior Ateneo de Manila
11 Gio B. Salvatierra Infielder (1B) 3rd Junior De La Salle Canlubang
13 Lorenzo G. Orbeta Outfielder (RF) / Catcher 3rd Senior La Salle Green Hills
16 Ignacio T. Lozano Pitcher 3rd Junior La Salle Green Hills
20 Nicolas T. Lozano Pitcher Rookie Freshman La Salle Green Hills
21 Alfonso Luis C. Estacio Pitcher Rookie Freshman Ateneo de Manila
22 Juan Paulo B. Macasaet Pitcher / Outfielder (CF) 5'10" 157 lbs. 4th Senior Ateneo de Manila
23 Christopher Ryan Hilario Infielder (1B) 3rd Senior Glen Allen High School
Glen Allen, Virginia, USA
28 Marquis Riley Alindogan (Capt.) Infielder (2B) 5'8" 140 lbs. 3rd Senior Bishop Blanchet High School
Seattle, Washington, USA
29 Leandro Gabriel G. Ramos Catcher 5' 8" 145 lbs. 1st Junior Ateneo de Manila
30 Marco Luis B. Mallari Outfielder (CF) 3rd Junior Ateneo de Manila
99 Fausto Martin M. Eizmendi Infielder (3B) Rookie Freshman Brent International School

Baseball Program Head: Venerando "Randy" Dizer

The Blue Batters Recruits Class of 2017
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
0 Rodrigo Joaquin Bitong Infielder (2B) Brent International School
3 Benjamin Rafaello C. Sarmiento III Infielder (1B)
20 Nicolas T. Lozano Pitcher La Salle Green Hills
21 Alfonso Luis C. Estacio Pitcher Ateneo de Manila
99 Fausto Martin Eizmendi Infielder (3B) Brent International School

The Ateneo Blue Eaglet Batters Baseball Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight HS Grade Grade School
2 Gelo Aldana
3 Miguel Victor F. Alvaro Catcher 5' 8" 160 lbs. 12 Ateneo de Manila
4 Nathan Joseph P. Carpio Pitcher / Infielder (1B) 5' 9" 180 lbs. 12
6 Ezeckiel Laygo 5' 8" 130 lbs. 10
8 Emilio Perez Infielder (1B) 5' 9" 180 lbs. 10
9 Alonso Joaquin S. Tuprio 5' 6" 145 lbs. 11 Ateneo de Manila
10 Matteo Javier A. Salazar Outfielder (RF) 5' 7" 120 lbs. 12 Ateneo de Manila
11 Manuel Alfonso G. Guzman Outfielder (CF) 12 Ateneo de Manila
12 Juan Gabriel A. Angeles Infielder (3B) 12 Ateneo de Manila
15 Marcel Angelo G. Guzman Outfielder (LF) 5' 5" 130 lbs. 10 Ateneo de Manila
19 Ohmid Halabisaz Infielder (1B) 9
21 Joaquin Casanova Catcher / Infielder (2B) 10
22 Juan Carlos De la Rosa Infielder (2B) 5' 6" 145 lbs. 10 Ateneo de Manila
23 Xavi Bautista 5' 8" 150 lbs. 12
30 Juancho M Mendoza 12
34 Zach Peña Outfielder (LF) / Infielder (1B) 10
56 John San Juan Pitcher 10
77 Kean Agcaoili Pitcher / Infielder (SS) 10
88 J A Mendoza

Notable baseball players[edit]

Men's Division

  • Ambrosio "Paddy" Padilla, HS '26 AB '30 (Summa cum laude) - Member, 1927 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Batters team; Team captain, 1929 Ateneo Blue Batters team; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Celestino Martinez, HS '29 - Member, 1927 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Batters team; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Vicente Diana, Pre-Law '30 - Member, 1927 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Batters team; Member, RP national baseball team to the 10th (1934) Far Eastern Games in Manila; 1982 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Ramon Echem, AB '31 - Member, 1927 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Batters team; 1979 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Amado "Dodo" Martelino, HS '58 BS '62 - Member, 1958-1961 Ateneo Blue Batters; 1997 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Honorio "Baby Boy" Poblador III, GS '59 HS '63 AB '67 - Member, 1965-66 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Batters team; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Frank Harn, GS '62 HS '66 AB '70 - Member, 1965-66 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eaglet Batters team; 2000 Inductee, Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Fernandino "Dino" Lising, HS '86 AB '90 - Member, RP national baseball team.
  • John Elis Magnuson, BS '90 - Invitee, RP national baseball team.
  • Jonathan Sibal, GS '95, HS '99, AB '03 - Awardee, Season 62 (1999-2000) UAAP Most Home Runs Award.
  • Jose Edgardo "Joe" Quiogue, GS '96 HS '00 BS '04 - Pitched a complete 9-inning game in UAAP season 65 (2002–03) which was Ateneo's first victory after a 10-year drought.
  • John Vincent Zamora, AB 2006 - Team Captain, 2005–06 Ateneo Blue Batters.
  • Melvin Villegas, MA 2005-2006 - Member, RP national softball team to the 22nd (2003) SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam - Gold medalist.
  • Stefano Gino Baltao, AB 2007 - Team Captain, 2006–07 Ateneo Blue Batters team; Awardee, Season 69 (2006–07) UAAP Most Home Runs Award.
  • Nico Lorenzo David, BS 2008 - Awardee, Season 69 (2006–07) UAAP Most Home Runs Award.
  • Alexander Frederick Tolome, AB 2009 - Awardee, Season 69 (2006–07) UAAP Most Stolen Bases Award.
  • Luke Paolo "Bocc" Bernardo, BS 2013 - 2012 Ateneo Step-up Athlete of the Year; Co-captain, 2012-13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Batters team.
  • Fernando Mateo Vicente "Matt" Laurel, AB 2015 - Member, 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014-15 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Batters team; UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) co-MVP; UAAP Seasons 74 (2011–12), 76 (2013–14) and 77 (2014–15) Best Slugger awardee; UAAP Seasons 74 (2011–12), 75 (2012–13) and 77 (2014–15) Most Runs-Batted-In (RBI) awardee; UAAP Season 74 (2011–12), Season 75 (2012–13), Season 76 (2013–14) and Season 77 (2014-15) Most Home Runs awardee; UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Most Stolen Bases awardee; Member, RP national baseball team to the 2008 Olympic qualifiers in Taiwan; Member, RP national baseball team to the 26th (2011) SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia - Gold Medalist; Member, RP national baseball team to the 26th (2012) Asia Baseball Championships in Taichung, Taiwan; Member, RP national baseball team to the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in Taipei, Taiwan; 1st (2013) PSC Chairman's Baseball Classic Elimination Round MVP, Best Hitter, Best Slugger and Most Home Runs awardee; 2nd (2014) PSC Chairman's Baseball Classic Best Hitter awardee. (2016) PSC Commissioner's cup Best Slugger, Most Homeruns, Most Runs Batted in.
  • Adriane Ros Bernardo, AB 2015 - Member, 2009 and 2010 Palarong Pambansa NCR Boys' Secondary Division baseball team; Member, RP national baseball team to the 26th (2012) Asia Baseball Championships in Taichung, Taiwan; Member, 2012-13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Batters team.
  • Felipe Carlos "Pelos" Remollo, BS 2015 - Member, 2009 and 2010 Palarong Pambansa NCR Boys' Secondary Division baseball team; Member, RP national baseball team to the 26th (2012) Asia Baseball Championships in Taichung, Taiwan; Member, 2012-13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Batters team.
  • Andrew Antonio Augustine "Andy" Tan, BS 2015 - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) and Season 77 (2014–15) MVP; UAAP Season 76 Best Pitcher.
  • Felipe Claudio "Dio" Remollo, BS 2016 - Season 74 (2011–12) UAAP Rookie of the Year; Member, 2009 and 2010 Palarong Pambansa NCR Boys' Secondary Division baseball team to the ; Member, RP team to the 2012 Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, South Carolina; Member, RP national baseball team to the 26th (2012) Asia Baseball Championships in Taichung, Taiwan; Member, 2012-13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Batters team.
  • John Charles "Johnny" Altomonte, BS 2016 - Member, RP team to the 2012 Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, South Carolina.
  • Jose Miguel Salud, AB 2016 - Season 74 (2011–12) UAAP Juniors Division MVP; UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) co-MVP; UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) Rookie of the Year and Best Pitcher; Member, 2012-13 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Batters team; 2012 Ateneo <Guidon-Moro Lorenzo> Sportsman of the Year and Blue Eagle of the Year awardee.
  • Miguel Dumlao, HS 2013 AB 2017 - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Rookie of the Year.
  • Juan Paulo Macasaet, HS 2014 AB Candidate 2018 - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Best Pitcher; UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Finals MVP; 2nd (2014) PSC Chairman's Baseball Classic Best Pitcher awardee; Awardee, WBSC HKIBO 2017 Most Winning Pitcher
  • Marquis Riley Alindogan - Awardee, UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Most Stolen Bases; Awardee, UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Best Hitter; Selected, UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Mythical 9 Best 2nd Baseman; Awardee, WBSC HKIBO 2017 Most Stolen Bases (6)
  • Marco Mallari AB 2019 - Awardee, UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Most Homeruns; Awardee, WBSC HKIBO 2017 Most Valuable Player; Awardee, WBSC HKIBO 2017 Most Hits (9)
  • Gino Tantuico - Awardee, UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Most Homeruns
  • Daniel Jaime Laurel - UAAP Season 79 (2016–17) Rookie of the Year.
  • Conrado Lorenzo Banzon - Selected, UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Mythical 9 Best Left Fielder

Juniors Division

  • Paolo Gerardo Mallari, HS 2009 - 2008-09 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Baseball
  • Charles Jason Catangui, HS 2011, AB Candidate 2015 - Team captain, 2010–11 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Batters; 2010-11 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Baseball; Member, 2009 and 2011 Palarong Pambansa NCR Boys' Secondary Division baseball team.
  • Jose Miguel "SJ" San Juan, HS 2012 - Team captain, 2011–12 Ateneo Blue Eaglet Batters; 2009–10 and 2011-12 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Baseball; Member, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Palarong Pambansa NCR Boys' Secondary Division baseball team; 2012 Palarong Pambansa Boys' Secondary Division baseball MVP and Best Pitcher.
  • Gino Alberto Aganon, GS 2008 HS 2012 - Scored the first home run in season 74, the maiden season of the UAAP baseball juniors division (Baseball was introduced as a demonstration sport in the Juniors Division in UAAP season 74 (2011–12)).
  • Leandro Joaquin Banzon, GS 2008 HS 2012 - Scored the second home run in season 74, the maiden season of the UAAP baseball juniors division.
  • Lorenzo Miguel "Renzo" Ramos, HS 2012 - 2012 Palarong Pambansa Boys' Secondary Division baseball Best Catcher.
  • Juan Paulo Macasaet, HS 2014 - UAAP Season 75 (2012–13) MVP; Member, Season 75 (2012–13) UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eaglet Batters team;
  • Miguel Dumlao, HS 2013 - 2012-13 Ateneo High School Most Outstanding Athlete for Baseball.
  • Conrado Lorenzo Banzon, HS 2014 - UAAP Season 76 (2013-14) Best Hitter and Best Slugger; UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Most Runs-Batted-In (RBI) and Most Stolen Bases awardee.
  • Juan Alvaro Macasaet, HS 2015 - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Most Runs-Batted-In (RBI) awardee; 2015 NCR Palaro Best Pitcher awardee. 2015 Palarong Pambansa secondary boys baseball MVP.
  • Christopher Edward Puen, HS 2015 - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Most Number of Home runs awardee.
  • Marco Luis Mallari, HS 2015 - UAAP Season 77 (2014–15) Most Number of Home runs and Most Stolen Bases awardee; 2015 NCR Palaro MVP and Most Homeruns awardee.
  • Leandro Gabriel Ramos HS 2015 - 2015 NCR Palaro Best Catcher awardee.
  • Rymer Tomlin Tionloc, HS 2016 - UAAP Season 76 (2013–14) Most Number of Home runs awardee.
  • Rogelio Miguel "Miggy" Angeles GS 2010 HS 2016 - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) MVP.
  • Vincent Anthony "Vince" Montero GS 2010 HS 2016 - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Most Number of RBI or Runners Batted In awardee.
  • Manuel "Manu" Guzman GS 2012 HS 2018 - UAAP Season 78 (2015–16) Most Number of Stolen Bases awardee.
  • Alfonso Luis Estacio HS 2017 - UAAP Season 79 (2016-17) Best Pitcher
  • Paolo Luis Dumlao HS 2017 - UAAP Season 79 (2016-17) Best Slugger
  • Miguel Victor Alvaro HS 2018 - Selected, UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Mythical 9 Best Catcher
  • Matteo Javier "Matti" Salazar HS 2018 - Selected, UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Mythical 9 Best Right Fielder
  • Manuel Alfonso "Manu" Guzman HS 2018 - Selected, UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Mythical 9 Best Center Fielder; UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Most Stolen Bases awardee

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Softball[edit]

UAAP Season 80 (S.Y. 2017-18) Roster

The Ateneo Lady Batters Softball Team[edit]

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. College Yr. High School
2 Maria Monica B. Borromeo* Pitcher/ Infielder (1B) 5th Senior Miriam College
3 Kaira Justice D. Ventosa Pitcher / Infielder (1B) 3rd Junior St. Pedro Poveda College
9 Alisha Beatrice A. Vergara Outfielder (LF) 2nd Sophomore PAREF Woodrose School
10 Beatrice Sophia C. Parma* (Capt.) Outfielder (CF) 3rd Senior Miriam College
11 Angel Frances R. Africa Infielder (1B) 3rd Junior Miriam College
14 Ma. Isabel S. Gutierrez* Outfielder (RF) 2nd Sophomore PAREF Woodrose School
15 Katrina Ann H. Villa-Real* Outfielder (LF) 5th Senior PAREF Woodrose School
16 Anna Nikola R. Lacson Pitcher / Infielder (2B) 3rd Junior PAREF Woodrose School
17 Maria Paz Ingrid Alicia V. Laurel Infielder (3B) Rookie Freshman Brent International School
18 Lucia Carmen D. Lorenzo Rookie Freshman PAREF Woodrose School
23 Isabela Cassandra B. Trinidad Infielder (SS) 3rd Senior De La Salle Zobel
25 Gabrielle Anne V. Macatulad Catcher / Infielder (3B) 3rd Junior PAREF Woodrose School
27 Kevyn Anne V. Lacson Pitcher 2nd Sophomore PAREF Woodrose School
31 Katrina Louise D. Santos Infielder (2B) Rookie Freshman St. Pedro Poveda College
32 Samantha Mikaela T. Baterina Infielder (2B) 3rd Junior Miriam College
81 Noelle Angelica E. Dela Cruz Outfielder (RF) 3rd Junior St Paul Pasig
88 Jamie Luz S. San Juan Catcher 2nd Sophomore PAREF Woodrose School

*Graduating Players 2018


The Lady Blue Batters Recruits Class of 2017
The Rookies

No. Name Position Height Weight High School
No. Name Position Height Weight High School
17 Maria Paz Ingrid Alicia V. Laurel Infielder (3B) Brent International School
18 Lucia Carmen D. Lorenzo PAREF Woodrose School
31 Katrina Louise D. Santos Infielder (2B) St. Pedro Poveda College

Notable softball players[edit]

  • Kristine Marie "Krissie" Drilon, AB 2010 - Member, RP national softball team to the 16th (2010) Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
  • Regina Victoria "Ina" Yulo, AB 2012 - Team captain, 2011–12 Ateneo Lady Batters; 2007-08 UAAP Rookie of the Year.
  • Antoinette Altomonte, BS 2012 - Awardee, 2011 UAAP Athlete-Scholar Award for Softball
  • Amanda Anella "Bada" La O', AB Candidate 2013 - Member, 2009 Palarong Pambansa NCR Girls' Secondary Division softball team.
  • Francesca "Cheska" Altomonte, BS Candidate 2013 - Member, RP national softball team to the 10th (2010) ASEAN Women's Softball Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia; Member, RP national softball team to the 16th (2010) Asian Games in Guangzhou, China; Member, RP team to the 2011 Asia-Pacific Softball Regional Championship; Member, RP team to the 2011 Big League Softball World Series in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Ma. Rosella Clara "Lala" Cruz, AB Candidate 2015 - Member, 2009 and 2011 Palarong Pambansa NCR Girls' Secondary Division softball team; Member, RP team to the 2011 Asia-Pacific Softball Regional Championship; Member, RP team to the 2009 Big League Softball World Series.
  • Adrianne Mei Uy, AB Candidate 2017 - Summer Grand Slam 9 National Open 2015 Softball tournament Best Slugger, Most RBI's and Most Home Runs awardee.
  • Maria Paz Ingrid Alicia Laurel - UAAP Season 80 (2017–18) Softball Rookie of the Year

Rankings[edit]

This is Ateneo's ranking in the team sports in the UAAP since 1986, the year the UAAP became an eight member-school league:

Championships[edit]

Overall/General Championships
Ateneo has not won a UAAP General Championship in the seniors division since joining the UAAP in 1978. Its best finish was a third place in Season 75 (2012–13) and Season 79 (2016-17).

  • Seniors:
    • NCAA (1) - 1968-69
  • Juniors: (possibly incomplete)
    • NCAA (2) - 1967-68, 1976–77
    • UAAP (2) - 2000-01, 2001–02

Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball Championships

  • Blue Eagles:
    • NCAA (14) - 1928-29, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1937–38, 1941–42, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1969–70, 1975–76, 1976–77
    • UAAP (9) - 1987-88, 1988–89, 2002–03, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2017–18
  • Lady Eagles:
    • UAAP (2) - 2005-06, 2007–08
  • Blue Eaglets:
    • NCAA (11) - 1924-25 (Midgets), 1931–32, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1966–67, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77
    • UAAP (19) - 1978-79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1995–96, 1997–98, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2014–15, 2017-18.

Baseball pictogram.svg Baseball Championships

  • Blue Batters:
    • NCAA (2) - 1927-28, 1965–66
    • UAAP (4) - 2012-13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016-17
  • Blue Eaglet Batters: (demonstration years in italics)
    • NCAA (2) - 1965-66, 1968–69
    • UAAP (2) - 2012-13, 2015-16

Football pictogram.svg Football Championships

  • Blue Booters:
    • NCAA (6) - 1924-25, 1941–42, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1967–68
    • UAAP (7) - 1995-96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2012–13, 2016–17
  • Blue Eaglet Booters: (demonstration years in italics)
    • NCAA (3) - 1936-37, 1951–52, 1977–78
    • UAAP (3) - 2008-09, 2009–10, 2012-2013

Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball Championships

  • Blue Spikers:
    • NCAA (2) - 1975-76, 1976–77
    • UAAP (3) - 2014-15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Lady Spikers:
    • NCAA (1) - 1976–77
    • UAAP (2) - 2013-14, 2014–15
  • Blue Eaglet Spikers:
    • NCAA (6) - 1967-68, 1969–70, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77

Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton Championships

  • Blue Shuttlers:
    • UAAP (4) - 1995-96, 1996–97, 2011–12, 2013-14
  • Lady Shuttlers:
    • UAAP (3) - 2003-04, 2012–13, 2013–14

Tennis pictogram.svg Lawn Tennis Championships

  • Blue Netters:
    • NCAA (1) - 1939-40
    • UAAP (1) - 2000-01

Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis Championships

  • Blue Eaglet Paddlers
    • UAAP (1) - 1983-84

Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Championships

  • Lady Fencers:
    • UAAP (1) - 2006-07
  • Blue Eaglet Fencers: (demonstration years in italics)
    • UAAP (2) - 2008-09, 2009–10

Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Championships

  • Blue Tankers:
    • UAAP (5) - 2012-13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Lady Tankers:
    • UAAP (4) - 2008-09, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017-18
  • Blue Eaglet Tankers: (possibly incomplete)
    • UAAP (12) - 2000-01, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015-16

Judo pictogram.svg Judo Championships

  • Blue Judokas:
    • UAAP (8) - 1997-1998, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18
  • Blue Eaglet Judokas: (demonstration years in italics)
    • UAAP (9) - 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15

Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Championships

  • Blue Eaglet Jins: (possibly inaccurate/incomplete)
    • UAAP (3) - 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics (track and field) Championships

  • Blue Tracksters: (Tournaments from 1925-26 until 1952-53 consisted of events in relay and track and field)
    • NCAA (9) - 1925-56 (relay), 1934–35 (relay), 1949-50 (T/F), 1960–61, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70
  • Blue Eaglet Tracksters:
    • NCAA (10) - 1954-55, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75
    • UAAP (24) - 1979-80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2008–09

Chess pictogram.svg Chess Championships

  • Blue Eaglet Woodpushers: (possibly incomplete)
    • UAAP (7) - 1995-96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02

Organization[edit]

College Athletics Office[edit]

The College Athletics Office, is a service bureau that supports Ateneo's college varsity teams through certificate issuance, class schedule management, accident insurance procurement, P.E. and NSTP exemptions and scholarship facilitation, varsity jackets sourcing, and team budget management. To do all this, the office works with various offices in the Loyola Schools such as the Registrar’s Office and the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. They also coordinate with the Office of Admission and Aid and the University Athletics Office if necessary to help Ateneo's student athletes perform well in their academics.

The College Athletics Office also works with student writers, the Ateneo Sports Shooters, and the Athletics Council (AC). Ateneo's athletes are able to air their concerns to the College Athletics Office through the AC. The athletics office in in turn relays the concerns to the Loyola Schools administration for proper action.

Sports development program[edit]

In order for the Ateneo varsity teams to excel in sports on a sustained basis, the Ateneo University Athletics Office has implemented an integrated sports development program. It was formulated in the late 1990s to methodically develop sports talent in the Ateneo Grade School, High School, and the Loyola Schools (college). The program has a grassroots approach, building from the ground up. The same methods and principles are used in the Grade School, High School, and Loyola Schools sports programs. Several top players from the grade school and high school have already become successful in the college teams.

Under the integrated sports development program, the University Athletics Office has identified several "priority sports." Initially, these sports were chosen based on what the Ateneo already excelled in as well as available sports facilities. The goal was to expand the list of priority sports each year, with each sport under a program manager. To date, there are 14 programs, each for a UAAP sport: athletics, badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, cheerleading, chess, fencing, football, lawn tennis, table tennis, judo, taekwondo, swimming, and volleyball (indoor and beach). Under the basketball and the football programs are the Ateneo Basketball School and the Ateneo Football Center, which give regular basketball and football clinics to students. The plan is to open centers for the other programs as well. In 2013, clinics for volleyball were held, as a step towards opening a volleyball center. One measure of their success is that other schools are opening similar centers.

The main objective of this sports program is to have a better overall standing in the UAAP general championship. Ateneo has not won a General Championship in the seniors division since it joined the UAAP in 1978. In UAAP Season 75 (2012-13), Ateneo finished third place in the seniors division General Championship. It was the highest standing for Ateneo so far.

Facilities[edit]

The sports-loving American Jesuits who took over the administration of the Ateneo de Manila in 1912 and taught at the Ateneo in the 1900s left a legacy in sports to the school. Unlike other schools, Ateneo in the early and mid-1900s, was fortunate to have educators who were former athletes. The American Jesuits were former basketball, baseball and soccer players as well as track and field athletes. They provided the fundamentals of these sports to their students as coaches of the varsity teams. They preached to them the Greek ideal "mens sana in corpore sano" which translates to "a sound mind in a sound body."[2][22][23][24]

Since sports is an important part of the Ateneo educational system, the Jesuits give importance to the construction of sports facilities. The first building to be built when Ateneo moved its main campus to Loyola Heights from Pade Faura was the Blue Eagle gym.[25][26] Since then, Ateneo with the generous financial support of wealthy alumni in some projects has spent much in the construction of numerous sports facilities. Here are the various sport facilities found in the Ateneo Loyola Heights campus:

The Blue Eagle Gym

The Blue Eagle Gym

Ateneo is the first school in the Philippines to build a large school gym. The Ateneo gym has a seating capacity of 7,500.[26][27] School gyms in the 1940s were small because their primary purpose was as a practice facility for the school's varsity basketball team and a place for student convocations as a secondary usage. Fr. William F. Masterson, S.J., then the Ateneo Rector had a different concept in mind. He wanted more usage for the gym he envisioned, one that is designed to be revenue generating and home to various varsity teams. Specifically, it was to be an alternate venue to the Rizal Memorial Coliseum for the National Collegiate Athletic Association games. Thus the gym that was constructed stands 213 feet wide and 281 feet long (or 60,863 square feet) and cost Php 650,000.00 to construct.[26] The gym is not only the home of the Blue Eagles and Lady Eagles (college varsity basketball teams) but also of the college baseball, chess, fencing, judo, table tennis and volleyball varsity teams. It is the practice facility of these varsity teams. There is a baseball batting cage, a chess room, a fencing strip and a judo training area. The basketball court is converted to a volleyball court when the volleyball varsity teams practice. The Blue Babble Battalion and band use the gym for their practice. It is also used by the University community for big gatherings. The gym houses the University Athletics Office, a sports library, a study hall, a small air-conditioned dormitory and an exhibit room for the multi-titled Ateneo Blue Eagle Coach Baby Dalupan. There is also a room for trophies, awards and sports memorabilia. Locker and shower rooms are available for the players.

The gym was inaugurated on December 3, 1949 and has undergone several name changes during its lifetime. At its christening in 1949, it was called the Ateneo Gym. In the late 1960s until the mid-1970s, the gym was leased to Emerito Ramos, Sr., an alumnus (HS '25) and was renamed the Loyola Center. With this change in management, the gym was used not only as practice facility of the school's varsity basketball teams and for NCAA basketball games but also as an entertainment venue. Musical concerts were held. Shows of local and American rock-n-roll singer artists were presented at the gym, making it a veritable mini- Araneta Coliseum. The name Loyola Center stuck even after management was reverted to the school when the lease contract expired. It was in the year 2000, when the gym was undergoing renovation, that it got its present name, the Blue Eagle Gym.[25][26][28]

The Ateneo Blue Eagle gym is a landmark due to the large blue eagle emblem mounted on the facade that can be easily seen from the main public road (Katipunan Avenue) along the front of the school campus.

The Moro Lorenzo Sports Center
The Moro Lorenzo Sports Center is a sports complex built in the Loyola Heights campus to bolster the sports program of Ateneo. Construction of the sports center was started on November 11, 2000 and was fully completed in 2001. It was inaugurated on March 17, 2001 and named after one of Ateneo's basketball players, Luis "Moro" Lorenzo, who played for the Blue Eagles in the 1940s. The sports complex offers facilities such as an indoor basketball court where the university's varsity basketball teams hold their practice, indoor badminton and volleyball courts, indoor track oval measuring approximately 200 meters, a weights room and a fully air-conditioned sports medical clinic. Other facilities include an audio-visual room, locker rooms and Prayer Room.

The Moro Lorenzo Football Field
A new 40 million-peso football field was constructed at the Ateneo Loyola campus grounds. Construction started on August 22, 2011 and was finished in December 2012, in time for the opening of the UAAP football season 75. The University Athletics Office (UAO) and the Luis "Moro" Lorenzo family, as sponsor, have partnered to transform the present Erenchun Football Field into a world-class football pitch which was officially named the Moro Lorenzo Football Field. This football field meets international and Olympic standards.[29] According to the standards set by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the minimum acceptable size for a football field is 90 by 45 meters, while the maximum size is set at 120 by 90 meters. Based on these prescribed sizes, the Moro Lorenzo Football Field which is 110 by 70 meter pitch meets world-class standards.[29]

The pitch is an all-weather field composed of first-generation Princess 77 Bermuda grass imported from Thailand because later-generation grass tends to discolor as it is of lower quality. The Princess 77 is a low maintenance variant similar to those used in golf courses in Hawaii. A grass nursery was built nearby which is being used to plant more Bermuda grass to be used for replacing dead spots on the pitch over time. The pitch has drainage and sprinkler systems similar to golf courses to maintain the conditions of the field. The University Athletics Office stressed that it is the first field of its kind in Ateneo so it has to be of high quality. The UAO has also been working with the United States-based Trans-Lux Corporation for an outdoor weatherproof 5 by 4 meter electronic scoreboard with LED lights for the football games. According to the UAO, this will be the first scoreboard of its kind in the Philippines.[29] Floodlights were installed over the renovated field so that football games can be held at night.

The Loyola Schools Blue Track Oval
A new track oval has been built around the Moro Lorenzo football field. Both sports facilities are situated on the same place where the old cinder track oval and Erenchun Football Field were located. Work started in late 2011 and finished in May 2013. It is 400 meters long with eight lanes. The oval meets the standards set by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) which stipulates that an Olympic-standard race track be at least 400 meters long and have at least four lanes. The actual oval features the Herculean Spike Resistant Sprint system imported from the Netherlands that cost roughly P19 million, a variant that is accepted by the IAAF. It is water impermeable and spike resistant. The oval is colored royal blue. The track oval will be used primarily by the Track and Field varsity teams which are presently training off-campus. Other Ateneo varsity teams will be using the track oval for their training activities which require running. It may also become a venue for UAAP Track and Field tournaments in the future.[29]

The Loyola Schools Sand Court
A new beach volleyball sand court has been built near the Moro Lorenzo football field. The court was opened for use last May 2014. It is not a regular court but a makeshift type, good enough for practice purposes. It is being used by the Beach Volleyball varsity teams so that they do not have to go off-campus for practice.

The Loyola Schools Swimming Pool
The Loyola Schools swimming pool is a state-of-the-art short-course pool used for PE swimming classes and by the varsity swimming teams for training and dual meets. It is a 25-meter, 8-lane, roofed and no-wave swimming pool and complemented by a bleachers section for 250 spectators and outside showers. A Php5 million donation from a former member of the Ateneo varsity swimming team, alumnus Cecilio Pedro, BS '75, helped cover part of the Php15 million cost of the sports facility that Ateneo never had since joining the NCAA and UAAP in 1924 and 1978, respectively. Construction was completed on June 28, 2006. The blessing and inauguration was held on July 15, 2006.[30]

The Loyola Schools Physical Education Dept. Sports Complex
The Loyola Schools P.E. Dept. sports complex consists of the College Covered (basketball) Courts, two lawn tennis courts, table tennis courts, dancing hall, martial arts gym, a bodybuilding gym, dressing and shower rooms, a half-Olympic swimming pool that is used by both P.E. swimming classes and the varsity swimming teams for training and dual meets and a shooting range used by the rifle and pistol varsity team, the first of its kind in the Philippines. Also in the same complex are the College Athletics office and the offices of the physical education department and a cafeteria.

The Loyola Schools Covered Courts
The Loyola Schools (College) Covered Courts is a sports facility which is part of the Loyola Schools Physical Education Department sports complex. It consists of eight regulation-sized basketball courts which have concrete floors that can be converted to a futsal court and/or volleyball courts. It also has dressing and shower rooms. It was opened for student-use in 1951.

Sports Traditions[edit]

The Ateneo has rich traditions in things that are related to sports. Most of these traditions have been started by the sports-loving American Jesuits after they took over the administration of Ateneo in 1912. However, the sports related traditions that the American Jesuits introduced in the Ateneo were not original ideas but copied from American schools. Team mascot, pep band, organized cheering, cheerleaders and bonfires were all American sports innovations.

Cheering

  • The Blue Babble Battalion

Cheering by Ateneo students during games against other schools existed as early as 1914 when Ateneo started to participate in intercollegiate sports. But it was more of an individual or a small group in the Ateneo gallery shouting spontaneous encouragements to the Blue and White team or heckling the opponents. There were no cheerleaders to lead the whole Ateneo gallery to cheer in unison with prepared cheers so as to produce loud and solid-volume cheerings.

Ateneo was the first school to field an organized cheering squad in the Philippines. Inspired by how American colleges made use of organized cheering to bolster their teams' morale, Fr. Austin Dowd, S.J introduced this organized cheering form to the Philippines. He recruited the first three cheerleaders of Ateneo, namely, Leon Ma. "Rah-jah" Guerrero HS '31 AB '35, "Crown Prince" Elpediforo Cuna HS '30 AB '34 and Jumpin' Jess Paredes HS '31 AB '35. During those early years, there were only three cheerleaders each NCAA season and they were fondly called the "Princes of Personality". The name Blue Babble Battalion came much later. There is no official record in Ateneo history when this name was introduced. Ateneo alumni old-timers only recall that this name was already in use in the 1950s. However, cheerleader Jesse Paredes, HS '54 AB '58 (son of one of the pioneer cheerleaders of Ateneo, Jess Paredes), clarified that "the Blue Babble Battalion was the Ateneo gallery, not the cheerleaders. That is why it is a battalion".[5][10][31] In the 1940s up to the 1980s, The Ateneo gallery that is called the Blue Babble Battalion referred to the Ateneo spectators in the bleachers section of the coliseum or gym because almost all of the Ateneo gallery was seated there. It was composed mostly of high school students, some Jesuit scholastics and faculty.[5] All of the cheerleaders and the pep band were also there. According to the alumni of the 1950s, one of the reasons they watched from the bleachers section was that they were given a 50% discount if they bought their bleachers tickets for NCAA games at the school cashier's office. They paid only fifty centavos for a one Peso ticket.[7] This preference for the bleachers section changed when the UAAP games started to be held regularly at the Araneta Coliseum in the 2000s. Ateneo students watched the games from both the bleachers and upper box sections of the coliseum, resulting in cheerleaders being thinly spread over a wider area. The Jesuits and faculty deserted totally the bleachers section and watched the games from the lower sections of the coliseum. This reference to the Ateneo gallery as the Blue Babble Battalion was lost over time. Alumni old-timers point to the demographic changes in the Ateneo gallery as one of the causes for this loss. The once solid Ateneo gallery in the bleachers is now dispersed and even mixed with the crowd of the opposing school.[5][32]

  • The Sixth Man

The name Blue Babble Battalion would be resurrected later but as the name of a student organization. The Ateneo cheerleaders, cheerdancers, cheerlifters and pep band grouped themselves together under the name Blue Babble Battalion.[33] With the loss of this name to the cheerleaders, the Ateneo community started to call the Ateneo gallery as the Sixth Man (in a basketball game).[34][35][36] Sports articles published by the school and Guidon, the official student newspaper of Ateneo, showed that up to the 1980s there were references to the Ateneo gallery as the Blue Babble Battalion, and the name Sixth Man started to appear in sports articles as early as the year 2000.

Ateneo Cheers, Yells and Songs
Ateneo's cheering tradition consists of cheers, yells and songs that imbibed the Ateneo spirit. They added much to the clapping of hands and stomping of feet by inspiring and willing the school varsity teams to victory time and again. There are no records of when and who wrote the Ateneo's cheers and yells. The cheers are said to have been inspired by Roman traditions. Contrary to popular belief, the cheers themselves have no literal meaning such as Fabilioh and Halikinu, which some mistake for Greek or Latin words. They are just letters put together and have a rhythmic sound.[10][37] The yells of Ateneo are one to three words of encouragement such as "Fight", "Animo Ateneo" and "Get that ball". The Ateneo songs are the opposite of the cheers. They are all intelligible and the composers of some of them are known. After the eagle was officially chosen as the school's mascot, the fight song, "Blue Eagle - The King" was composed by Raul Manglapus (AB '39) in the summer of 1939. The marching song, "Cheer, cheer and Go!" was composed by Lamberto Avellana (AB '37). Some songs like "Hail! Ateneo Hail!" and the Ateneo Cadet Corps March were adopted and modified from cheer songs of American Jesuit schools, such as Fordham. The music were borrowed and new lyrics were written or the proper names were just changed. A cheerbook, titled On Wings Of Blue was published in the 1930s and reprinted in the 1950s and 1987. This first edition contains all the songs, cheers and notes compiled from since the cheering tradition began before the foundation of the NCAA. This small blue booklet featured as well, interesting tidbits about things Atenean such as the colors, shield, motto and the mascot of the school. The 1998 edition has gone through some revisions, including the addition of the Song for Mary.

Ateneo Cheer Rallies
No article has been found so far to establish when Ateneo's historic tradition of cheer rallies started. Alumni old-timers can only remember that they participated in cheer rallies in the 1950s. Cheer rallies were not continuously held. There were periods of several years when the tradition was dormant. The cheer rallies of yesteryears and of today are a lot different in terms of participants and purpose. In the former, only high school students participated while the whole University and alumni participated in the latter. The cheer rallies of earlier years were held to teach and practice the cheers.[38] Today's cheer rallies' main purpose is as a send-off to all the University varsity athletes as they embark on their journey to the battlefield of sports.[39]

  • Cheer Rallies of Yesteryears

In the 1950s and 1960s, cheer rallies were held in early June in preparation for the opening of the NCAA season. The cheer rallies were held in the high school covered courts and attended only by the high school students. After the flag ceremony on a Monday morning, classes were suspended for one period to hold the cheer rally which was led by the college cheerleaders. The high school student population was divided into eight groups. Each group was composed of a mixture of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. Each group would yell the same cheer. There were eight pennants each with an image of different bird species attached to poles. The group that cheered the loudest got the pennant with the image of the eagle, and the group with the lowest noise volume was given the pennant with the image of the crow. Seldom used cheers were practised and the juniors and seniors basketball varsity teams were paraded on the stage. The team captain (King Eagle) of the seniors basketball team gave a short pep talk to the gathered students, promising the school to do their best to win the championship and asking the students to support the team by attending the games.[40]

  • Cheer Rallies of Today

Today's cheer rallies are big production events. It even has a name, the Big Blue Eagle Cheer Rally. They have a festive atmosphere. Held at the Blue Eagle gym, there are musical performances by Atenean music bands and video presentations of notable moments of previous season's campaign. Demonstration squads from different sports like volleyball, taekwondo and judo show their techniques on the hardwood. The Blue Babble Battalion is next as the cheerleders lead the crowd in cheering while the cheerdancers perform their cheering moves. The last part of the event is a basketball game between the current Blue Eagle team and an alumni Blue Eagle team. The top officials of the University are in attendance. The university president, vice-presidents and Directors of various school units are present. They are joined by the alumni. It is a University-wide affair. The crowd is composed of students from the grade school, high school and college. All the varsity athletes from said school departments are paraded before the crowd. The affair is ended with an inspirational talk by the university president who wishes the athletes success in their respective campaigns. Finally the crowd sings the Song for Mary.[39][41]

The Blue Bonfire
Just as the Romans welcomed home their victorious army with a big celebration, so does the Ateneo community welcome home their victorious athletes with a celebratory bonfire. Whenever the men's or women's varsity basketball team win a UAAP championship, a bonfire is held in October. This traditional celebration fetes not only the Blue Eagles and the Lady Eagles, but also all the other varsity teams that won championships during the first semester of the UAAP season. Students, alumni, family members and friends of Ateneans, as well as die-hard fans attend the event to cheer their favorite athletes and to have their picture taken with them in front of the bonfire. They also ask the players to autograph their Ateneo shirt, ball, slam book, magazine featuring their favorite player or other belongings. All the players and coaches are formally presented to the crowd by asking them to go up the stage where some of them give short talks. The program emcees ask questions from the team which answers the crowd are interested to hear. There are many food booths to choose from and local bands to entertain. This celebratory bonfire is the culmination of the school's first semester sports season which started earlier in July with a cheer rally. A second bonfire is held in March to celebrate championships won in the second semester.

This bonfire tradition dates back to 1932 or possibly even earlier when the Blue Eagles won their first NCAA championship in 1928. The 1932 bonfire was held at the Luneta Park.[42]

Athletic recognition and awards[edit]

Recognition from Ateneo[edit]

College
The Loyola Schools organizes the Athletes' Recognition and Awards Night every month of March to give recognition to select athletes, coaches and team managers of the Ateneo's varsity teams. The first Athletes' Night was held on February 19, 1997, although some of the awards predate this event.[43] The awards given out are the Ambrosio Padilla Student-Athlete of the Year, Study Hall Student-Athlete of the Year, the Guidon-Moro Lorenzo Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, Blue Eagle and Lady Eagle of the Year, Step-up Athlete of the Year, the X Factor Athlete of the Year, Team Manager of the Year and the Breakthrough Team of the Year. Below is a list (incomplete) of student-athletes who received these awards:

High School
The High School also has their annual recognition ceremonies named the Athletes' Appreciation Night which is also held every month of March. The awards given are the Athlete of the Year and the Most Outstanding Athlete for each varsity sport that Ateneo participates. Here are some of the student-athletes who received these awards:

Luis "Moro" Lorenzo High School Athlete of the Year

  • 1980 - Vincent "Chot" Reyes, HS 1981
  • 2005 - Gregorio Gerardo "Gerard" Cancio III, HS 2005
  • 2007 - Michael Contreras, HS 2007
  • 2010 - Charles Alek "Chuckie" Dumrique, HS 2010
  • 2014 - Gerard Christoffe "Getty" Reyes, HS 2014
  • 2018 - Samjosef "SJ" Belangel, HS 2018

Hall of Fame[edit]

The Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame is where the victories and memories of Ateneo athletic heroes of yesteryears are forever enshrined so that the Atenean may know his heritage, that he may cherish it, take pride in it and preserve it; that he may pass it on to those that follow in the noble lineage of Loyola; that the whole world may know; that the old Atenean may relive the glories of the past, and the young Atenean may have a spring whence to draw inspiration.[45]

In 1978, a committee of the Ateneo Alumni Association composed of some hard-core alumni and headed by Naning Yengko, AB '38 made the dream of an Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) come true. The first induction of the ASHOF was held in 1979 at the Manila Hotel where Ambrosio Padilla (HS '26 AB '30), Moro Lorenzo (HS '47 AB '51) and thirteen other Ateneo great athletes were inducted.

The second induction included basketball greats Frankie Rabat and Ed Ocampo. There were also great coaches, namely, Louie Javellana, Ted Erenchun and Baby Dalupan whose nominations to the Hall of Fame were easily approved.

Starting with the 1988 Induction, selection of new inductees were more structured and organized. The 2000 Induction saw the ASHOF moving to its new home at the north end of the Moro Lorenzo Sports Complex. Here, the relics, memorabilia, pictures and trophies of great athletes and teams can be viewed.[46]

Inductees[edit]
Fabilioh I - 1979[edit]
  • Antonio Jerez, HS '25 - Basketball, Football, Baseball, Handball, Track & Field, Gymnastics
  • Ambrosio "Paddy" B. Padilla, HS '26 AB '30 - Basketball, Baseball
  • Ramon L. Echem, AB '31 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Pio Isaias Roa, HS '27 AA '29 AB '34 - Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Track & Field, Coach
  • Bibiano "Bing" R. Ouano, AA '32 AB '34 - Basketball, Coach
  • Celestino C. Martinez, HS '29 - Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Field
  • Jose "Jap" Rodriguez, HS '30 - Basketball, Football
  • Primitivo "Tibing" C. Martinez, HS '31 AA '33 - Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Field, Coach
  • Virgilio "Baby" A. Dalupan, GS '38 BBA '49 - Coach, Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Luis Francisco "Moro" R. Lorenzo, Sr., HS '47 AB '51 - Basketball, Football, Tennis, Track & Field
  • Nino Ramirez - Track & Field, Basketball, Tennis
  • Dionisio "Chito" Calvo - Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Swimming, Coach
  • Arsenio "Arsenic" H. Lacson, HS '30 AB '34 - Football, coach
  • Teodoro "Teo" Erenchum - Football coach
  • Fr. James A. Martin, S.J. - Basketball & Baseball coach
Fabilioh II - 1982[edit]
  • Jose P. Bengzon, AB '16 - Basketball
  • Jesus "Jess" L. Suarez - HS '30 AA '32 - Basketball, Football, Track & field
  • Amador O. Obordo, AA '33 AB '35 - Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Track & Field
  • Rizalino G. Gamban, Sr., HS '32 - Basketball
  • Jose Ma. Hernandez, HS '34 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Handball
  • Robert "Bobby" Jones, HS '38 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • George York, Jr., HS '39 - Track & Field, Football, Swimming, Volleyball
  • Simon A. LaO, GS '35 HS '39 BBA '48 - Basketball, Football, Tennis
  • Luis "Louie" A.L. Javellana, AA '47 LLB '51 - Football
  • Ignacio "Ning" R. Ramos, HS '48 - Basketball
  • Francisco "Frankie/Paking" G. Rabat, 1953-1956 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Victor "Vic" A. Sison, GS '50 HS '54 AB '58 - Football, Volleyball, Track & Field
  • Edgardo "Ed" L. Ocampo, GS '51 HS '55 BS '59 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Eduardo G. Cortez, BSC '42 - Basketball
  • Vicente G. Diana, Pre-Law '30 - Baseball, Track & Field
  • Fr. Joseph M. Geib, S.J. - Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Tennis & Swimming coach
  • Fr. Edgar A. Martin, S.J. - Athletic Moderator
  • Fr. Matthew "Matty" V. Kane, S.J. - Basketball & Volleyball coach
Fabilioh III - 1985[edit]
  • Jose Ma. "Rusty" E. Cacho, HS '50 BS '54 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Honesto "Ness" O. Mayoralgo, HS '51 BS '55 - Basketball
  • Fr. James B. Reuter, S.J. - Basketball coach, Athletic Moderator
Fabilioh IV - 1988[edit]
  • Raul A. Torres, HS '31 AB '35 - Basketball, Football
  • Cesar Ma. "Tarzan" T. Basa, GS '30 HS '34 BS '39 - Basketball, Football, Swimming, Track & Field
  • Juan "Johnny" Ladaw, Jr., AA '39 - Tennis
  • Adolfo "Chito" S. Feliciano, GS '41 HS '49 - Shooting
  • Antonio Ma. "Chole" Gaston, HS '49 BS '53 - Basketball, Track & Field, Football
  • Richard "Dick" Y. Chua, HS '52 AB '56 - Football, Coach, Volleyball
  • Luis "Golem" C. Silverio, BS '58 - Golf
  • Elpediforo "Elpi" P. Cuna, HS '30 AB '34 - Cheerleader
  • Lamberto "Brickety Bert" V. Avellana, GS '28 HS '33 AB '37 - Cheerleader
  • Raul S. Manglapus, GS '31 HS '35 AB '39 - Cheerleader
  • Fr. Austin V. Dowd, S.J. - Track & Field coach
Fabilioh V - 1991[edit]
  • Jose Ma. "Pepot" Gonzales, HS '46 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Jose "Joe" V. Coruña, GS '28 HS '32 AB '36 LLB '39 -Basketball, Football
  • Jose Ma. Q. Ansaldo, AB '38 - Football, Tennis
  • Romeo R. Echauz, GS '31 HS '35 - Basketball
  • Carlos "Carling" L. Sevilla, GS '31 HS '35 AA ' 37 - Basketball
  • Enrique "Nene" T. Novales, AA '38 - Basketball
  • Fermin B. Fernando, HS '38 - Basketball
  • Antonio E. Montenegro, GS '35 HS '39 Col '41 - Basketball
  • Benjamin "Ben" B. Bernardino, AA '50 LLB '55 - Track & Field
Fabilioh VI - 1994[edit]
  • Jesus "Bong" N. Arce, GS '30 HS '34 AA '36 BS '38 - Basketball
  • Ramon "Reca" A. Cabrera, GS '35 HS '40 - Football
  • James "Wonder Boy" V. Hampton, Jr., HS '41 - Basketball
  • Domingo "Mingging" R. Imperial, GS '41 AB '52 LLB '55 - Basketball, Football
  • Miguel "Mike" R. Littaua, Jr., BS '54 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Cristino "Cris" O. Arroyo, BS '61 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Antonio "Tony" A. Guidotti GS '56 HS '60 BS '64 - Basketball, Football
  • Jimmy C. Alabanza, HS '63 BS '67 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Volleyball
  • Luis "Chito" M. Afable, Jr., GS '63 HS '67 AB '71 - Basketball
  • Michael "Mike" L. Escaler, GS '65 HS '69 - Track & Field
  • Rafael "Jing" T. Roco, GS '37 HS '41 - Coach, Basketball
  • Antonio "Devil Dog" V. Diaz, AB '51 - Football coach
  • Oscar "Carrie" L. Sevilla, HS '55 - Coach, Trainer, Basketball
  • Fr. Cipriano "Cy" E. Unson, S.J., GS '38 HS '42 - Athletics Moderator
Fabilioh VII - 1997[edit]
  • Richard "Dick" Powell, Col 1955-1958 - Football
  • Emmanuel "Manny" L. Bravo, HS '52 AB '56 - Football
  • David "Dave" L. Arcenas, GS '48 HS '52 AB '57 - Football
  • Jesse E. M. Paredes, HS '54 AB '58 - Cheerleader, Swimming, Track & Field
  • William "Willie C. Wong, HS '54 - Football, Basketball
  • Henry C. Wong, GS '51 HS '55 BS '59 - Football, Basketball
  • Roberto "Bobby" R. Littaua, BS '59 - Basketball
  • Rafael "Rafa" O. Ortigas, Jr., GS '49 LLB '60 - Football
  • Jorge "George" S. Ledesma, GS '53 HS '57 AB '61 - Track & Field, Volleyball, Coach
  • Juan Miguel "Johnny" G. Romualdez, GS '53 HS '58 AB '62 MBM '66 - Football
  • Edmundo "Dodie" R. Agcaoili, GS '53 HS ' 57 BS ' 62 - Basketball, Coach
  • Amado "Dodo" A. Martelino, Jr., HS '58 BS '62 - Basketball
  • Felix "Totik" L. Flores, BS '64 - Basketball
  • Lawrence J. Gonzales, BS '64 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Rafael "Baby Boy" C. Morales, Sr., GS '64 HS '68 - Basketball, Track & Field, Cross-Country
  • Roberto "Bobby" V. Bunuan, GS '61 HS '65 BS '69 - Football
  • Richard "Ricky" N. Palou, GS '63 HS '67 BS '71 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Richard "Dick" J. Gordon, HS '62 AB '66 - Cheerleader
  • Nilo Claustro S. Verona, Sr., HS '44 - Basketball coach
  • Fr. James P. Donelan, S.J.- Softball coach
Fabilioh VIII - 2000[edit]
  • Quinteliano "Tiny" Z. Literal, BS Candidate (1953–1956) - Basketball
  • Antonio "Tony" V. Romualdez, GS '48 HS '52 AB '56 - Football
  • Ma. Fernando "Ando" K. Hernaez, BS '58 - Basketball
  • Miguel "Mike" M. Jalandoni, HS '55 BS '59 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Jaime "Jimmy" Y. Pestaño, BS '59 - Basketball
  • Oscar "Oskie" L. Ocampo, GS '52 HS '56 BS '60 - Football, Volleyball
  • Antonio "Tony" L. Jose, GS '52 HS '57 BS Candidate (1957–1961) - Basketball
  • Jose Ramon "Boogie" F. Pamintuan, AB '62 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Eduardo "Eddie" E. Lagdameo, GS '58 HS '62 BS '67 - Football, Volleyball
  • Honorio "Baby Boy" A. Poblador III, GS '59 HS '63 AB '67 - Track & Field, Softball, Volleyball
  • Arsenio Benjamin "Arben" E. Santos, GS '61 HS '65 BS '70 - Track & Field, Football, Basketball
  • Frank R. Harn, GS '62 HS '66 AB '70 - Basketball, Softball
  • Marte Samson, BS Candidate (1968–1970) - Basketball
  • Ricardo "Joy" B. Cleofas, BS Candidate (1968–1970) - Basketball
  • Lyle "Jun" M. Ross, Jr., GS '63 HS '67 AB '71 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Andres "Chito" Y. Narvasa, Jr., GS '70 HS '74 AB '78 - Basketball
  • Stephen "Steve" H. Watson, GS '72 HS '76 BS Candidate(1976–1979) - Basketball
  • Luis "Louie" E. Gepuela, GS '70 HS '75 BS '79 - Volleyball
  • Matthew "Fritz" P. Gaston, AB '80 - Basketball
  • Cristino "Tito" L. Panlilio, GS '65, HS '69 AB '73 MBA '81 - Basketball, Track & Field
Fabilioh IX - 2003[edit]
  • Mario "Bay" S. Ballesteros, BS Candidate (1953–1956) - Basketball
  • Rafael "Lito" E. Carvajal, GS '52 HS '56 BS '60 - Basketball
  • Abundio "Ding" S. Camua, HS '59 BS '64 - Track & field
  • Alfonso "Al" D. Keh, GS '57 HS '61 BS '65 - Track & Field
  • Jaime "Jimmy" P. Pinzon, GS '57 HS '62 BS '66 - Track & Field
  • Gonzalo "Lito" B. Misa, GS '60 HS '64 AB '69 - Track & Field
  • Celso L. Lobregat, AB '70 - Football, Track & Field
  • Federico "Padim" D. Israel, Jr., AB '78 - Basketball
  • Edmidio "Boy" V. Ramos, Jr., GS '70 HS '74 AB '78 - Volleyball
  • Bernardo "Joy" C. Carpio, AB '79 - Basketball
  • Louis Philippe "Louie" N. Rabat, GS '71 HS '75 AB '79 - Basketball
  • Ramon "Choy" O. Cojuangco, Jr., GS '71 HS '75 - Volleyball
  • Gregorio "Ogie" Y. Narvasa II, GS '73 HS '77 BS '81 - Basketball
  • Jose Rene D. Banzon, GS '74 HS '78 BS '82 - Track & field, Basketball
Fabilioh X - 2006[edit]
  • Edgardo "Ed" V. Bunuan, GS '63 HS '67 AB '71 - Football
  • Jaime "Jamie" J. Cruz, GS '69 HS '73 - Track & Field, Basketball
  • Vincent "Chot" P. Reyes, GS '77 HS '81 AB '85 - Basketball coach
  • Arnulfo "Ompong" M. Mérida - Football coach
Fabilioh XI - 2009[edit]
  • Bernabe "Bong" R. Violago, Jr., GS '62 HS '66 AB '70 - Track & Field
  • Levi S. Encinas, Jr., GS '69 HS '73 - Volleyball
  • Lawrence "Larry" M. Gochioco, HS '74 BS '78 - Volleyball, Track & Field
  • Edwin S. Chow, GS ' 72 HS '76 BS '80 - Track & Field
  • Emilio "Nonoy" K. Chuatico, Jr., AB '88 - Basketball
  • Alejandro "Alex" P. W. Araneta, GS '81 HS '85 BS '89 - Basketball
  • Joseph Kenneth "Jet" P. Nieto, HS '85 BS '89 - Basketball
  • Joseph "Sep" S. Canlas, GS '81 HS '85 Col '90 - Basketball
  • Jose Raul "George" C. Canlas, M. D., GS '74 HS '78 - Sports Medicine
Fabilioh XII - 2012[edit]
  • John Gilbert "Jun" Reyes, Jr., GS '81 HS '85 Col Candidate '90 - Basketball
  • Rodericko Cesar "Olsen" Racela, HS '87 AB '91 - Basketball
  • Enrique Mario "Eric" Reyes, BS '91 - Basketball
  • Daniel "Danny" Francisco, GS '83 HS '87 AB '92 - Basketball
  • Jun Gonzales - Track & Field
  • Antonio "Toning" Casas Cuyegkeng II, GS '58 HS '62 BS '67 MA '76 - Track & Field
  • Francisco "Piquillo" D. Enage IV, GS '72 HS '76 BS '80 - Volleyball
  • Fernando "Andy" R. Nanagas, GS '71 HS '75 AB '79 - Volleyball
  • Eduardo "Eddie" A. Apacible BS '77 - Volleyball
  • Agapito "Pitong" Custodio - Volleyball coach

Recognition from school leagues[edit]

UAAP[edit]

MVP[edit]

Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball
There are only five basketball players who were MVPs in both juniors and seniors divisions of the UAAP. Four of them are from Ateneo. They are Jun Reyes, Enrico Villanueva, Larry Fonacier, and Kiefer Ravena.

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Rookie of the Year[edit]

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Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball

Baseball pictogram.svg Baseball
Men's Division

  • Felipe Claudio "Dio" Remollo - Season 74 (2011–12)
  • Jose Miguel Salud - Season 75 (2012–13)
  • Miguel Dumlao - Season 76 (2013–14)
Mythical teams[edit]

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Athlete of the Year[edit]

Dual awards winners[edit]

There are instances in a UAAP season that an athlete garners both the Rookie of the Year award (ROY) and the Most Valuable Player award (MVP) of a sport tournament. Ateneo has had several athletes who have been given both awards in the same season. Below is an incomplete list of such awardees:

NCAA[edit]

MVP[edit]

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NCAA

  • Simon Lao - 1940-41 Season

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Men's Division
NCAA

  • Luis "Louie" Gepuela - Season 60 (1977–78)
Mythical teams[edit]

Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball Mythical 5
Juniors Division

Statistics and records[edit]

Multiple championships by athlete[edit]

From 1924 (NCAA maiden season) to 2015 in the UAAP, Ateneo has formed 86 men's varsity basketball teams. From these teams, about 300 Ateneo student athletes have donned the Blue and White jersey. Of these 300 basketball players, some have experienced multiple championships during their time as Blue Eagles. Here is the incomplete list of players who were multiple champions:

Back-to-back Champions
NCAA
1931-1932
Tibing Martinez
1953-1954
Ramchand Motoomull
Ness Mayoralgo
Bay Ballesteros
Tiny Literal
Frankie Rabat
1957-1958
Ed Ocampo
Cris Arroyo
Lito Carvajal
Ando Hernaez
Jimmy Pestaño
1975-1976
Joy Carpio
Fritz Gaston
Padim Israel
Steve Watson
UAAP
1987-1988
Gene Afable
Alex Araneta
Sep Canlas
Danny Francisco
Jett Nieto
Olsen Racela
Eric Reyes
Jun Reyes
UAAP
2008-2009
Rabeh Al-Hussaini
Nonoy Baclao
Vince Burke
Jai Reyes
Chris Sumalinog
2009-2010
Chris de Chavez
2010-2011
Jeric Estrada
2011-2012
Gwyne Capacio
Von Pessumal
Kiefer Ravena
Greg Slaughter
Chris Sumalinog

Multi-sport athletes[edit]

Some Ateneo athletes were into multi-sports. They were members of several varsity teams of different sports. Here is an incomplete list of these multi-sports varsity athletes:

Dual Sports

  • Ambrosio "Paddy" Padilla, HS '26 AB '30 - Basketball, Baseball
  • Jose "Jap" Rodriguez, HS '30 - Basketball, Football
  • Raul Torres, HS '31 AB '35 - Basketball, Football
  • Vicente Diana, Pre-Law '30 - Baseball, Track & Field
  • Ramon L. Echem, AB '31 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Robert "Bobby" Jones, HS '38 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Jose "Joe" Coruña, GS '28 HS '32 AB '36 LLB '39 -Basketball, Football
  • Jose Ma. Ansaldo, AB '38 - Football, Tennis
  • Jose Ma. "Pepot" Gonzales, HS '46 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Domingo "Mingging" R. Imperial, GS '41 AB '52 LLB '55 - Basketball, Football
  • Miguel "Mike" Littaua, Jr., BS '54 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • William "Willie" Wong, HS '54 - Football, Basketball
  • Jesse E. M. Paredes, HS '54 AB '58 - Swimming, Track & Field
  • Henry Wong, GS '51 HS '55 BS '59 - Football, Basketball
  • Oscar "Oskie" Ocampo, GS '52 HS '56 BS '60 - Football, Volleyball
  • Jorge "George" Ledesma, GS '53 HS '57 AB '61 - Track & Field, Volleyball
  • Cristino "Cris" Arroyo, BS '61 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Jose Ramon "Boogie" Pamintuan, AB '62 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Amado "Dodo" Martelino, HS '58 BS '62 - Basketball, Baseball
  • Antonio "Tony" Guidotti GS '56 HS '60 BS '64 - Basketball, Football
  • Lawrence Gonzales, BS '64 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Eduardo "Eddie" Lagdameo, GS '58 HS '62 BS '67 - Football, Volleyball
  • Rafael "Baby Boy" Morales, Sr., GS '64 HS '68 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Celso L. Lobregat, AB '70 - Football, Track & Field
  • Frank Harn, GS '62 HS '66 AB '70 - Basketball, Softball
  • Richard "Ricky" Palou, GS '63 HS '67 BS '71 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Lyle "Jun" Ross, Jr., GS '63 HS '67 AB '71 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Cristino "Tito" Panlilio, GS '65, HS '69 AB '73 MBA '81 - Basketball, Track & Field
  • Lawrence "Larry" Gochioco, HS '74 BS '78 - Volleyball, Track & Field
  • Jeffrey Kirk Long, AB '12 - Basketball, Baseball
  • Crystal Ballentyne, AB candidate "11 - Basketball, Volleyball
  • Ivy de Castro, BS "11 - Tennis, Softball
  • Javier Augustine Gayoso HS 2015 - Football, Track & Field
  • Manuel Alfonso Guzman HS 2018 - Baseball, Track & Field
  • Vanessa Baguiwet BS 2018 -Volleyball, Track & Field

Triple Sports

  • Jesus "Jess" Suarez - HS '30 AA '32 - Basketball, Football, Track & field
  • Jose Ma. Hernandez, HS '34 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Simon LaO, GS '35 HS '39 BBA '48 - Basketball, Football, Tennis
  • Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan, GS '38 BBA '49 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Niño Ramirez - Track & Field, Basketball, Tennis
  • Antonio Ma. "Chole" Gaston, HS '49 BS '53 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Jose Ma. "Rusty" Cacho, HS '50 BS '54 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Francisco "Frankie/Paking" Rabat, 1953-1956 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Victor "Vic" Sison, GS '50 HS '54 AB '58 - Football, Volleyball, Track & Field
  • Miguel "Mike" Jalandoni, HS '55 BS '59 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo, GS '51 HS '55 BS '59 - Basketball, Football, Track & Field
  • Honorio "Baby Boy" Poblador III, GS '59 HS '63 AB '67 - Track & Field, Softball, Volleyball
  • Arsenio Benjamin "Arben" Santos, GS '61 HS '65 BS '70 - Track & Field, Football, Basketball

Quadruple Sports

  • Antonio Jerez, HS '25 - Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Field
  • Pio Isaias Roa, HS '27 AA '29 AB '34 - Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Track & Field
  • Amador Obordo, AA '33 AB '35 - Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Track & Field
  • Celestino Martinez, HS '29 - Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Field
  • Primitivo "Tibing" Martinez, HS '31 AA '33 - Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Field
  • Dionisio "Chito" Calvo - Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Swimming
  • Cesar Ma. "Tarzan" Basa, GS '30 HS '34 BS '39 - Basketball, Football, Swimming, Track & Field
  • George York, Jr., HS '39 - Track & Field, Football, Volleyball, Swimming
  • Luis "Moro" Lorenzo, HS '47 AB '51 - Basketball, Football, Tennis, Track & Field
  • Jimmy Alabanza, HS '63 BS '67 - Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Track & Field

Scoring records[edit]

Basketball pictogram.svgBasketball
UAAP Finals
In Philippine collegiate varsity basketball, players scoring 30 points or more is rare. There are only five players in the new (third) millennium that have scored 30 points or more in the UAAP Finals. All are from Ateneo, three Blue Eagles and two Blue Eaglets.

  • Lewis Alfred "LA" Tenorio - 30 points in Game 3 of UAAP Season 64 (2001) Finals vs La Salle held at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on October 16, 2001.
  • Rabeh Ahmed Al-Hussaini - 31 points in Game 1 of UAAP Season 71 Finals vs La Salle held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on September 21, 2008.[47]
  • Nicolas Raymond "Nico" Salva - 30 points in Game 1 of UAAP Season 75 (2012) Finals vs UST held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City before a crowd of 20,286 on October 6, 2012.[48]
  • Kiefer Isaac Ravena - 33 points in Game 1 of UAAP Season 72 juniors division Finals vs De La Salle Zobel held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on October 3, 2009.[49]
  • Norman Aaron Black - 30 points in Game 1 of UAAP Season 76 juniors division Finals vs National University held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on October 7, 2013.[50]
  • Jose Lorenzo Mendoza - 30 points in Game 3 of UAAP Season 77 juniors division Finals vs National University held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on February 20, 2015.[51]

NCAA - UAAP Elimination Rounds

  • Luis Francisco "Moro" Lorenzo - 34 points in an NCAA elimination-round game in 1949 vs the Mapua Cardinals held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in the city of Manila
  • Rabeh Ahmed Al-Hussaini -
    • 33 points in the first-round elimination game of UAAP Season 71 vs FEU held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on July 31, 2008.[52]
    • 30 points in the second-round elimination game of UAAP Season 72 vs UE held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on August 13, 2009.[53]
  • Kiefer Isaac Ravena -
    • 38 points in the first-round elimination game of UAAP Season 77 vs UE held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on August 10, 2014 .[54]
    • 32 points in the second-round elimination game of UAAP Season 78 vs NU held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on October 25, 2015.[55]
  • Jose Lorenzo "Jolo" Mendoza - 34 points in the UAAP Season 78 Juniors Division first-round elimination game vs. the FEU Baby Tamaraws held at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on November 17, 2015
  • Sam Joseph Belangel -
    • 32 points in the UAAP Season 79 Juniors Division second round elimination game vs University of the Philippines held at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on January 24, 2017
    • 31 points in the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Division second round elimination game vs National University held at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan Ave. Loyola Heights Quezon City on February 11, 2018

Ateneo vs. La Salle

  • Jimmy Alabanza - 35 points in the second-round elimination game of NCAA Season 42 (1966–67) vs La Salle held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in the city of Manila
  • Kiefer Isaac Ravena - 31 points in the elimination-round game of the 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup vs La Salle held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on June 1, 2013.[56]

Pre and post season Tournaments

  • Kiefer Isaac Ravena - 33 points in the elimination-round game of the 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup vs. Letran held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on April 22, 2013.[57]
  • Jose Lorenzo "Jolo" Mendoza - 36 points in the game for third place of the 2014 FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup tournament against La Salle Green Hills held in San Juan Arena in San Juan City on June 6, 2014.[58]
  • Jaymar Perez -
    • 35 points in the game in the Under-25 division of the 2015 Milcu x Got Skills Elite Showcase tournament vs. Mapúa held at the gym of Enderun Colleges in Taguig City on August 21, 2015;
    • 30 points in the game in the Under-25 division of the 2015 Milcu x Got Skills Elite Showcase tournament vs. Adamson University Team B held at the gym of Enderun Colleges in Taguig City on September 6, 2015.
    • 36 points as Ateneo 2015 in the Under-25 division of the 2015 Milcu x Got Skills Elite Showcase tournament vs San Sebastian College held at the Philadelphia High School Gym in Quezon City.
  • Antonio Rafael "Anton" Asistio - 45 points in the Finals game in the Division II of the 13th Fr. Martin Cup vs. Arellano University held at the FEU Gym in Morayta Manila on November 15, 2015.[59]
  • Samjosef "SJ" Belangel -
    • 32 points in the game versus National University Bullpups in the PCABL 3rd Invitational Cup 2016 held at the Buddhacare gym in Quezon City on October 2, 2016.[60]
    • 34 points in the game versus the Letran Squires in the 11th FilOil Flying V Premier Cup Juniors Division held at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on June 4, 2017

Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball
Scoring 30 points or more in volleyball is harder since every score is worth one point only. In basketball, there are 1-point, 2-point and 3-point shots. Ateneo has a phenomenal volleyball player who has scored 30 points or more, 12 times in her collegiate varsity career. Her name is Alyssa Valdez, AB 2015.

Alyssa Valdez

UAAP

Marck Jesus Espejo

UAAP

Notable players[edit]

Athletes with Latin honors[edit]

Ateneo is one of the schools in the Philippines where one will find true student-athletes. It is a school whose academic standard is the same for all its students, athletes and non-athletes. This policy has resulted in not a few athletes being dropped from enrolment by the school. On the other hand, the same policy has challenged some of the athletes to excel in both academics and sports. They graduated with Latin honors. Here are some of the student-athletes who excelled in both academics and sports:

Blue Phenoms[edit]

The moniker "Phenom" was first used by Jamike Jarin, the high school varsity basketball coach of Ateneo in the late 2000s to describe one of his players. The moniker caught the attention of the sports press and Ateneo fans who then started to also call other outstanding student athletes of Ateneo as phenomenons or "phenoms".[18][61][62] These athletes earned this moniker because they had outstanding athletic careers in their chosen field of sports in high school. They were team captains, MVPs and members of their school's champion high school varsity team. In collegiate varsity, they were all in the starting line-up in their rookie year. To date, there are seven Ateneo student athletes who have been dubbed as "Phenoms":

  • Kiefer Isaac C. Ravena, GS 2007 HS 2011 BS Candidate 2015 - Basketball[62]
  • Javier Augustine "Jarvey" Gayoso HS 2015 - Football
  • Alyssa C. Valdez, AB 2015 - Volleyball[18]
  • Marck Jesus P. Espejo, AB Candidate 2017 - Volleyball
  • Ma. Bianca Ysabel R. Carlos AB 2018 - Badminton
  • Pauline Louise D. Lopez AB - Taekwondo
  • Jessie Khing D. Lacuna AB - Swimming

Sibling teammates[edit]

There have been instances when brothers or sisters were/are teammates. Below is an incomplete list of sibling teammates in various varsity teams:

King Eagles[edit]

In the late 1950s, the sports press started referring to the team captain of the Ateneo men's varsity basketball team as the King Eagle. The sports scribes got this name from the school's fight song, Blue Eagle - The King, which they hear being sung by the Ateneo gallery during the games when the Blue Eagles were still playing in the NCAA. Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo of the back-to-back 1957 and 1958 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team was the first team captain to be called King Eagle by the press.[63] Here is a partial list of the Ateneo men's varsity basketball team King Eagles.

NCAA[edit]

  • Ambrosio "Paddy" Padilla - 1928 NCAA champion
  • Jesus "Jess" Suarez - 1929 and 1930
  • Primitivo "Tibing" Martinez - 1932 NCAA champion
  • Bibiano "Bing" Ouano - 1933 NCAA champion
  • Amador Obordo - 1934
  • Jesus "Bong" Arce - 1937 NCAA champion
  • Simon LaO - 1939 and 1940; 1941 NCAA champion
  • Luis Francisco "Moro" Lorenzo - 1950
  • Antonio Ma. "Chole" Gaston - 1952 NCAA champion
  • Jose Ma. "Rusty" Cacho - 1953 NCAA champion
  • Honesto "Ness" Mayoralgo - 1954 NCAA champion
  • Ramchand Motoomull - 1955
  • Jose Ma. Gayoso - 1956
  • Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo - Back-to-back (1957 and 1958) NCAA champions
  • Rafael "Lito" Carvajal - 1959
  • Cristino "Cris" Arroyo - 1960
  • Jose Ramon "Boogie" Pamintuan - 1961 NCAA champion
  • Antonio "Tony" Guidotti - 1963
  • Anthony "Tony" Trillo - 1964
  • Nazarito "Chito" Constantino - 1965
  • Jimmy Alabanza - 1966
  • Joel Buñag - 1967
  • Arthur "Atoy" Ozoa - 1968
  • Frank Harn - 1969 NCAA champions
  • Luis "Chito" Afable - 1970
  • Rafael "Baby Boy" Morales - 1971
  • Gerardo "Gerry" Verzosa - 1974 and 1975 NCAA champions
  • Manolito Valdes - 1977

UAAP[edit]

  • Gregorio "Ogie" Narvasa II - 1980 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jose Michael "Mike" Facundo - 1985 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Joseph Canlas - 1986, 1987 and 1988 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Paul Tan-Chi - 2000 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Marco Benitez - 2002 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Larry Alexander Fonacier - 2004 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Lewis Alfred "LA" Tenorio - 2005 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Christopher John "Chris" Tiu - 2008 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Eric Carlo Salamat - 2010 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Juan Miguel "Juami" Tiongson - 2013 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Kiefer Isaac Ravena - 2014 and 2015 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Manuel Vicente "Vince" Tolentino - 2016 and 2017 Ateneo Blue Eagle team

Blue Olympians[edit]

Basketball

The Ateneo Blue Eagles have contributed eight basketball players to the Philippine national teams to the Olympics during the years from 1936 to 1972. During this 37-year period, the Olympics was held eight times but Philippine basketball participated only in seven of the eight. The Philippines did not qualify in 1964. While the Blue Eagles did not actually contribute players to each of the seven Olympic events during said period, their contribution roughly comes out to an average of one player per Olympic event without counting thrice Ed Ocampo who was selected to play in three Olympic stagings. The Blue Eagles could have given more players to the national cause if not for the Philippines not qualifying or participating in the basketball event after the 1972 Olympics . Here are the names of the "Blue Olympians".

Olympic Years

Swimming

2016

  • Jessie Khing Lacuna

Notable Coaches[edit]

Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball
Men's Division

  • Fr. James A. Martin, S.J. - Coach of the Blue Eagle team that won Ateneo's first NCAA basketball championship in 1928, four years after the launching of the NCAA.
  • Fr. Matthew "Matty" V. Kane, S.J. - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 8 (1931–32) and Season 9 (1932–33).
  • Fr. Joseph Gieb, S.J. - completed the first three-peat championship in 1933.
  • Francisco "Totoy" Bautista - 1 championship: NCAA season 14 (1937–38).
  • Bibiano "Bing" R. Ouano, AA '32 AB '34 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 29 (1953–54) and Season 30 (1954–55).
  • Rafael "Jing" T. Roco, GS '37 HS '41 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 33 (1957–58) and Season 34 (1958–59).
  • Virgilio "Baby" A. Dalupan, GS '38 BBA '49 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 51 (1975–76) and Season 52 (1976–77).
  • Norman Augustus "Mr. 100 Percent" Black - 14 championships: UAAP: 5 (Five Peat) - Season 71 (2008–09), Season 72 (2009–10), Season 73 (2010–11), Season 74 (2011–12) and Season 75 (2012–13); PCCL: 3 (Includes a Back-to-Back) - 2007, 2009 and 2010; UNIGAMES: 2 (Back-to-Back) - 2008 and 2009; Niké Summer League: 1 - 2008; Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup: 1 - 2011; Fr. Martin Cup: 2 - 2006 and 2010; Back-to-Back Awardee, 2010 and 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps' Collegiate Basketball Coach of the Year Award. Got his 100th win in eight seasons in the UAAP on August 4, 2012 when the Ateneo Blue Eagles defeated the UE Red Warriors. On October 11, 2012 after eight seasons, Norman Black closed his UAAP coaching career with five consecutive championships and a 110 - 26 win-loss record, an 81% winning record. On this day, he coached the Blue Eagles to their fifth consecutive championship by beating UST in game 2 of the Finals, 65-62. He is not only the longest tenured coach of the Blue Eagles since Baby Dalupan in the 1970s but he is the winningest coach in Ateneo history.
  • Thomas Anthony "Tab" Baldwin - 1 championship: UAAP season 80 (2017–18).

Women's Division

  • Anthony John Y. Flores - 2 championships: UAAP Season 68 (2005–06) and Season 70 (2007–08).

Juniors Division

  • Edmundo "Dodie" R. Agcaoili, GS '53 HS '57 BS '62 - 3 championships (includes a Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 49 (1973–74), Season 51 (1975–76) and Season 52 (1976–77).
  • Gregorio "Ogie" Y. Narvasa II, GS '73 HS '77 BS '81 - 2 championships: UAAP Season 42 (1979–80) and Season 48 (1985–86)
  • Rafael Dimalanta - 3 championships (includes a Back-to-Back): UAAP Season 43 (1980–81), UAAP Season 46 (1983–84) and Season 47 (1984–85)
  • Michael "Mike" P. Reyes, GS '80 - 2 championships: UAAP Season 58 (1995–96) and Season 60 (1997–98)
  • Alexander "Sandy" S. Arespacochaga, HS '93 Col '97 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): UAAP Season 62 (1999–2000) and 63 (2000–01)
  • Michael Ray "Jamike" Jarin - 6 championships (includes one Back-to-Back and one Three-peat): Season 66 (2003–04), Season 67 (2004–05), Season 69 (2006–07), Season 71 (2008–09), Season 72 (2009–10) and Season 73 (2010–11).

Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball
Men's Division

  • Oliver Allan Almadro - 3 championships (Three-peat): UAAP Season 77 (2014–15), Season 78 (2015–16) and Season 79 (2016–17)

Women's Division

  • Anusorn "Tai" Bundit - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): UAAP Seasons 76 (2013–14) and 77 (2014–15)

Football
Men's Division

  • Arnulfo "Ompong" M. Mérida - 4 championships (includes a Three-peat): UAAP Season 61 (1988–89) Season 66 (2003–04), Season 67 (2004–05) and Season 68 (2005–06).

Baseball
Men's Division

  • Emerson Barandoc - 4 championships (includes a Three-peat): UAAP Season 75 (2012–13), Season 76 (2013–14), Season 77 (2014–15) and Season 79 (2016-17).

Trivia on basketball coaches
As of 2017, the Blue Eagles have had 37 basketball coaches. Tab Baldwin is the 37th. Below are the names of 28 of these coaches:
Jesuit priests (5 American and 1 Filipino):

  • Fr. James A. Martin, S.J.
  • Fr. Matthew V. Kane, S.J.
  • Fr. Joseph M. Geib, S.J.
  • Fr. John F. Hurley, S.J.
  • Fr. Denis Lynch, S.J.
  • Fr. Cipriano E. Unson, S.J.

Lay Americans - graduates of US Jesuit schools:

  • Al Dunbar (University of San Francisco)
  • Norman Augustus Black (St. Joseph's University)

Former Blue Eagles who coached the Blue Eagles:

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