De La Salle Green Archers
|De La Salle Green Archers|
|De La Salle University|
(NCAA founding member – 1924 NCAA member up to 1980)
|Location||College – 2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines
High School – Biñan Laguna, Biñan City
Metro Manila, Philippines
|Team colors||Green White|
|Women's team||Lady Archers|
|Juniors' team||Junior Archers|
Seniors' general championships
Juniors' general championships
The De La Salle Green Archers (also The Green Archers) are the men's varsity teams representing De La Salle University. The women's varsity teams are referred to as the De La Salle Lady Archers and/or the De La Salle Lady Spikers. The school's varsity teams participate in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, among others. La Salle is represented in the high school level by De La Salle Zobel, and are known as the Junior Archers.
- 1 History
- 2 Animo (The Lasallian Spirit)
- 3 Alma Mater Hymn
- 4 Team monikers
- 5 Sports
- 5.1 Basketball
- 5.2 Football (Soccer)
- 5.3 Volleyball
- 5.4 Beach Volleyball
- 5.5 Baseball
- 5.6 Softball
- 5.7 Tennis
- 5.8 Table Tennis
- 5.9 Badminton
- 5.10 Swimming
- 5.11 Track and Field
- 5.12 Taekwondo
- 5.13 Judo
- 5.14 Chess
- 6 Retired numbers
- 7 Championships by sport
- 8 Rankings in popular UAAP sports
- 9 DLSAA Sports Hall of Fame
- 10 Other notable athletic alumni
- 11 Razon Sports Complex
- 12 La Salle-Ateneo rivalry
- 13 Websites Related to De La Salle Green Archers
- 14 References
The De La Salle Green Archers were a founding member of the NCAA in 1924. La Salle participated in the league for 57 years winning five NCAA General Championships in the process (1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, and 1980). The high school (Juniors' division) counterpart was the La Salle Greenies from La Salle Green Hills until 1968 when De La Salle High School in Taft Ave. Manila was dissolved. The Greenies had won two General Championships. La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) was established in 1959 and was eventually made the high school counterpart of De La Salle University. It inherited the moniker Greenies and eventually became known as the Junior Archers. LSGH won eight General Championships until 1980 when La Salle withdrew from the NCAA.
From 1981 through 1985 the school participated in the PICUAA, invitational meets, interclub tournaments, and National Open.
De La Salle University (DLSU) then joined the UAAP in 1986. La Salle picked the newly established De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) as their Juniors counterpart. LSGH was later asked by De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde to compete as their Juniors team in the NCAA when it applied and was accepted in 1998.
Since joining the UAAP in 1986, DLSU won three UAAP Overall Championships, in Season 75 (2012–13), Season 76 (2013–14) and in Season 78 (2015–16), giving the university a combined eight overall titles in both the UAAP and NCAA. The Junior Archers of De La Salle Zobel have yet to bag a juniors championship in the UAAP.
Animo (The Lasallian Spirit)
The Lasallian "spirit to fight" is known as animo. This originates from 325 years of "Faith and Zeal" of the Lasallian Brothers. The Lasallian spirit of "Faith" is symbolized by the radiant Signum Fidei (Latin for "Sign of the Faith" - the motto of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) star from Bethlehem (the rays of the star has been replaced with the gloria et honos laurel). The Lasallian spirit of "Zeal" on the other hand, is symbolized by three chevrons from the 1000-year-old coat of arms of the De La Salle family. Animo also connotes "One La Salle" with the elements of teamwork, courage and purpose to make a difference through helping others, inspiration from the accomplishments of the institution, purpose, and vitality.
The school colors are green and white. Green was a tribute to the first batch of De La Salle Christian Brothers from Ireland and white representing the Philippines as the "Pearl of the Orient Seas". The Green Archer is the official athletic name of the school inspired by St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, patron saint of teachers. This was accordingly adopted owing to the precision shooting of the players of the school's first NCAA basketball champion team of 1939. The official mascots have been "Gordo", the fat archer, "Flaco", the thin archer, and "Sally", the lady archer. La Salle has had its school band play and entertain during various periods of its athletic history. Its popular fight songs, cheers and yells include "Go La Salle", "Oh When La Salle Goes Marching In", "Victory Song", "Rektikano", "Zama Zipa Zam", "La Salle Spelling", "Derecho La Salle", and "Animo La Salle".
Alma Mater Hymn
The alma mater is "Hail to De La Salle." This originated in 1961 when Bro. Stephen Malachy, F.S.C. played a small harmonica and introduced the song he composed with Bro. Bonaventure Richard, F.S.C., to a graphics class. The melody originated in San Joaquin Memorial High School (a La Salle school), in Fresno, California where Br. Stephen was assigned as a lyricist in the 1950s. This was adopted by the school's NCAA basketball team, band and cheerleaders. It eventually became a ritual, sung with arms raised and fists clenched symbolizing La Salle's enduring school spirit. The tradition of singing the alma mater hymn by Lasallians after a sports event (whether in victory or defeat), alumni homecoming, or other gathering was eventually followed by other schools.
- Hail Hail Alma Mater,
- Hail to De La Salle!
- We'll hold your banner high and bright,
- A shield of Green and White,
- We'll fight to keep your glory bright,
- And never shall we fail,
- Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
- Hail Hail Hail!
- Hail Hail Alma Mater,
- Hail to De La Salle!
- We'll hold your banner high and bright,
- A shield of Green and White,
- We'll fight to keep your glory bright,
- And never shall we fail,
- Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
- Hail Hail Hail!
La Salle 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 Archer is the mascot of all the varsity teams participating in these sporting events. However, only the men's varsity basketball team is called the Green Archers for purposes of distinction. The names of the other varsity teams also have the word green (except the women's varsity) as part of their moniker to signify that it is a La Salle team, since green is one of the school's colors. The official varsity team names sourced from the school's official student publications are as follows:
|Sport||Men's Team Names||Women's Team Names||Juniors' (Boys') Team Names|
|Basketball||Green Archers||Lady Archers||Junior Archers|
|Football||Green Booters||Lady Booters||Junior Booters|
|Volleyball||Green Spikers||Lady Spikers||Junior Spikers|
|Baseball||Green Batters||No Team||Junior Batters|
|Softball||No team||Softbelles||No team|
|Badminton||Green Shuttlers||Lady Shuttlers||Junior Shuttlers|
|Tennis||Green Tennisters||Lady Tennisters||Junior Tennisters|
|Table Tennis||Green Paddlers||Lady Paddlers||Junior Paddlers|
|Track & Field||Green Tracksters||Lady Tracksters||Junior Tracksters|
|Swimming||Green Tankers||Lady Tankers||Junior Tankers|
|Fencing||Green Fencers||Lady Fencers||Junior Fencers|
|Judo||Green Judokas||Lady Judokas||Junior Judokas|
|Taekwondo||Green Jins||Lady Jins||Junior Jins|
|Chess||Green Woodpushers||Lady Woodpushers||Junior Woodpushers|
The school has won 5 NCAA basketball titles (1939, 1947, 1956, 1971, and 1974). Its basketball teams won the coveted National Seniors Open Championship, a league participated by top commercial and college teams, twice in 1939 and 1949. After bolting out of the NCAA in 1980, it participated in various tournaments. The Green Archers won the 1983 PABL Championship and 1983 National Open title. La Salle has 3 inter-collegiate titles. The school won the 1988 Philippine Intercollegiate Championship. This was later reformatted to become the Collegiate Champions League, which then became the current Philippine Collegiate Championship League with La Salle winning the championship in 2008 and 2013. La Salle has also won 8 UAAP basketball titles (1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, and 2013). It has appeared in the finals 14 times since joining the league. La Salle is also known for its 4-peat UAAP championship from 1998-2001.
La Salle's basketball program has produced its crop of national players and coaches. Among its revered players include Totit Valles, Bob Keesey, Ramoncito Campos, Eddie Decena, Manolet Araneta, Martin Urra, Kurt Bachmann, Billy Manotoc, Lim Eng Beng, Ricardo Brown, Franz Pumaren, Dindo Pumaren, Jun Limpot, Mark Telan, Don Allado, Ren-Ren Ritualo, Mike Cortez, Mark Cardona, and JV Casio. Its great coaches have included Chito Calvo, Leo Prieto, Rogelio LaO, Tito Eduque, Ron Jacobs, Derek Pumaren, Jong Uichico, and Franz Pumaren, who holds the distinction of leading the Green Archers to five UAAP basketball titles.
Its most recent UAAP championship is the 2013 UAAP 76 season after defeating UST. La Salle won the Philippine Collegiate Championship League (PCCL) in 2013 after defeating SWU in the finals. The tournament has the same format as the US NCAA Division 1 Men's basketball tournament. College teams from all over the country participate in this officially sanctioned tournament by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).
La Salle would have won the UAAP basketball title in 1991 after winning a controversial championship game against FEU. A La Salle player ( Antonio "Tony Boy" Espinosa) with 5 fouls was mistakenly allowed by the officials table to play for less than 10 seconds. La Salle also had the twice to beat advantage in the championship series and would have been the outright champion. However, FEU protested the outcome of the game. The UAAP Board then ordered an entire rematch. La Salle took the stand that it was the responsibility of the officiating table. La Salle did not appear on the replay date. FEU by default was declared winner of that game. The protest was taken up by the FIBA, the highest international governing body in basketball. FIBA and the BAP supported La Salle's stand on the issue.
The school also won the UAAP basketball championship finals in 2004. However, this was lost due to an ineligibility scandal. On October 10, 2005, the University officially revealed to the newspapers in an official De La Salle press release that a then current La Salle player (later identified as second-string back-up center-Mark Benitez) was discovered by the university to be ineligible to continue to study in the university and therefore play for it in the UAAP. The player was discovered by the university to have submitted, as part of La Salle's requirements for admission as a college freshman school year 2003-2004, a falsified Department of Education Philippine Educational Placement Test Certificate of Rating (PEPTCR, a government-issued replacement for a regular high school diploma). A statement by the university outlined a chronology of events, showing that it received a letter from DepEd confirming that Benitez's PEPTCR was fake in August 2005. Benitez, however, continued to play until the UAAP Finals due to administrative delays. In November 2005 after concluding the university's official internal investigation and then submitting its official report to the UAAP Board, the University returned its 2004 UAAP Senior Basketball championship and 2005 runner-up trophies. On October 18, 2005, a meeting was held between the player's camp and the La Salle administrators. Benitez' father denied reports that his son failed the PEPTCR. La Salle also admitted, after DepEd submitted its findings to La Salle, that a second Green Archer, second-string guard Tim Gatchalian, who was no longer even a member of the Green Archers during the 2005-2006 UAAP season but played in the previous 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons, also used spurious documents to enter college, and hence, also rendering himself ineligible to continue to study in the university and play in the UAAP. La Salle later both expelled Benitez and Gatchalian and cancelled all their previously earned college credits after due official investigation. In a letter addressed to the UAAP, De La Salle informed the league of their intent to take a leave from men's basketball. The UAAP rejected this move by La Salle, saying that because basketball is a required event for members' continuing participation, La Salle had to have a leave of absence on all sports and not just Men's Basketball. In a meeting held at Adamson University on April 21, 2006, the UAAP Board unanimously voted to suspend De La Salle from all UAAP events (in the senior, junior and women's divisions) for the succeeding 2006-2007 (69th) season due to negligence. The UAAP board also decided to award the 2004 Seniors Basketball crown to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.
La Salle also had the longest active streak of reaching the Final Four (semi-finals) of the UAAP basketball tournament ever since the format was introduced, appearing 15 straight times. The streak was broken in 2009, when the Green Archers failed to make the Final Four for the first time ever. In 2010, the Green Archers returned to the Final Four, but lost to the FEU Tamarraws. In 2011, the Green Archers once again failed to make the Final Four. On September 11, 2011, Head coach Dindo Pumaren and the rest of the coaching staff resigned after the team failed to make the Final Four.
De La Salle Green Archers Roster
The De La Salle Green Archers Basketball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|5||Abu Jahal Tratter||C||6' 6"||215 lbs.||5th||Saint Francis HS - Mountain View, California USA|
|6||Ricci Paolo Rivero||SG||6' 0"||Rookie||La Salle Greenhills|
|7||Andrew Stuart M. Langston||SG||6' 3"||185 lbs.||2nd||Cape Henry Collegiate School - Virginia Beach, Virginia USA|
|9||Rashleigh Paolo U. Rivero||PF||6' 3"||240 lbs.||3rd||La Salle Greenhills|
|10||Aljun Jay Melecio||PG||5' 7"||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|12||Mark Anthony Dyke||PF||6' 2"||198 lbs||1st||Nazareth School of National University|
|13||Joshua Andrei A. Caracut||SG||5' 11"||155 lbs.||2nd||San Beda College - Rizal|
|17||Jose M. Go IV||SG||5' 10"||140 lbs.||2nd||Hope Christian High School|
|18||Thomas Christopher B. Torres||PG||5' 7"||150 lbs.||5th||La Salle Green Hills|
|19||Larry L. Muyang||C||6' 5"||185 lbs.||2nd||San Fernando, Pampanga|
|20||John Winifred P. Gob II||PF||6' 5"||185 lbs.||2nd||La Salle Greenhills|
|21||Jeron Alvin U. Teng||SF||6' 2"||185 lbs.||5th||Xavier School|
|23||Benoit Mbala||C||6' 7"||240 lbs.||1st||Southwestern University - Cebu City, Cebu|
Team Depth Chart
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Ben Mbala||Abu Tratter||Larry Muyang||Leo Joson|
|PF||Jason Perkins||Prince Rivero||Daryl Pascual||John Gob|
|SF||Jeron Teng||Julian Sargent||Andrew Langston|
|SG||Andrei Caracut||Ricci Rivero||Jollo Go|
|PG||Thomas Torres||Aljun Melecio||Lorenzo Navarro|
- Albert Morrow - (Philippine Islands Team - 1923 Far Eastern Games Champion)
- Leo Prieto - 1939 (National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award; PBA Hall of Fame; Philippine National Team Coach - 1956 Melbourne Olympics; YCO coach - multitled MICAA Champion; known as the founding PBA Commissioner; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Bob Keesey - 1939 (Philippine Basketball Team - 1941 Asian Co-Prosperity Games; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Enrique "Totit" J. Valles, HS 37, BSC 40 - 1994 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1939 (Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Open Seniors Champion)
- Gabby Morras- 1939 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Charlie Valdes - 1939 (MICAA - San Miguel Beer; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Manny Zervoulakos - 1939 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion
- Carlos L. Ledesma, HS 33, ACS 35, BSC 36 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame
- Adrian H. Manzano, HS 38 ACS 41 BSC 42 - 1998 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame
- Valentin "Tito" M. Eduque, HS 46 ACS 48 BSC 50 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947–1949 (National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award, Philippine National Basketball Team coach with the most number of gold medals in major international basketball tournaments; Philippine National Basketball Team/"RP Team" - 1948 London Olympics; Coach of YCO - multi-titled MICAA Champion; MICAA - YCO; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Ramon Felipe "Ramoncito" J. Campos, Jr. - HS 46, BSC 52 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947 (National Basketball Hall of Fame, Philippine National Basketball Team/"RP Team" - 1948 London Olympics, 1952 Helsinki Olympics, and 1956 Melbourne Olympics; MICAA - YCO; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion; played for Columbia University - making him the first Filipino to play in United States NCAA)
- Manuel "Manolet" L. Araneta, Jr., BSC 50 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947–1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"RP Team" - 1948 London Summer Olympics; 1947 MICAA Most Valuable Player; MICAA - Philippine Air Lines; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Eduardo "Eddie" P. Decena, HS 47 BSC 51 - 1995 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947-1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"RP Team" - 1948 London Olympics; NCAA MVP - 1947; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and National Seniors Open Champion; Famous for the free throw shots which forced overtime during the 1947 NCAA championship game won by La Salle; also remembered for the winning mid court shot in the dying seconds of the La Salle-Ateneo game during the 1948 NCAA season giving him the moniker "Long Tom Decena"
- Jose Maria "Mendy" A. Mendieta, Sr., GS 40, HS 47, BSC 51 - 2005 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1947–1949 (MICAA - Yco; La Salle Green Archer team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Kurt Seeberger - 1947–1948 (MICAA - Yco; La Salle Green Archer team - 1947 NCAA Champion)
- Carlos M. Iñigo, BSECE 52 - 2002 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame.
- Kurt S. Bachmann, Jr., HS 56, BSBA 60 - 1996 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1956–1959 (National Basketball Hall of Fame; Philippine National Basketball Team/"RP 5" - 1958 Asian Games Champion, 1959 World Basketball, 1960 Rome Olympics, 1960 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion, and 1962 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO and Chelsea; La Salle Green Archers - 1956 NCAA Champion; 2-time NCAA MVP - 1955–1956; known as the "Hook Shot Artist"; Jersey No. 33 retired)
- Martin Z. Urra, HS 51, BSC 55 - 1999 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1951-1953 Philippine National Basketball Team/"RP 5" - 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1958 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO
- Jose Laganson - 1956–1957 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"RP 5" - 1962 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO and PAL; La Salle Green Archers team -1956 NCAA Champion)
- Jose Zubiri - 1958–1959 (MICAA - Ysmael Steel; La Salle Green Archers)
- Dominador Sevillano - 1956–1957 (MICAA - Crispa; La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
- Nonggoy Hernaez - 1956–1957 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
- Henry Feraren - 1955–1956 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
- Hever "Nene" Bascon - 1955–1957(Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
- Jun Alicante - 1956–1957 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
- Hector Gamboa - 1956–1957 (La Salle Green Archers team - 1956 NCAA Champion)
- Rene Wassmer - 1952–1953 (La Salle Green Archers team)
- Guillermo Gabriel "Billy" L. Manotoc, HS 59 HS 63 AB-BSBA 68 - 2005 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1965–1966 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1967 Intercontinental Basketball Tournament - Bronze Medal; MICAA - YCO; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Tony Arenas - 1964–1967 (La Salle Green Archers team)
- Caloy Valles- 1964–1966 (La Salle Green Archers team)
- Jose Mari Valles- 1965–1966 (La Salle Green Archers team)
- Dave Calvo 1965 (La Salle Green Archers team)
- Vince Misa - 1967–1968 (La Salle Green Archers team)
- Joaqui Trillo - 1968–1970 (La Salle Green Archers team)
- Carlos Emilio A. Velez, GS 60 HS 64 - 2003 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame
- Lim Eng Beng - BSBA 79 - 1998 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1971-1974 (PBA 25 Greatest Players Award, 1978 PBA Mythical Team; NCAA MVP - 1974; NCAA All-time Best Scoring Average - 32 ppg; NCAA All-time most points scored in a single game - 55 points; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 and 1974 NCAA Champions; Jersey No.14 retired.
- Jose Miguel "Mike" S. Bilbao, GS 64 HS 68 AB 75 - 1997 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1969–1971 (PBA - Tanduay and Beer Hausen; MICAA - Mariwasa; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)
- Julee Lim - 1970–1971 (MICAA - Mariwasa; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)
- Doy Escober- 1970–1971 (MICAA - Mariwasa; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)
- Alex Marquez - 1978–1979 (PBA - Tanduay, La Salle Grteen Archers team)
- Rey Pages - 1973 (PBA - Crispa and Utex; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Kenneth Yap - 1978–1979 (PBA - San Miguel Beer; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Titong Sagarbarria - 1973–1974 (PBA - Tefilin, La Salle Green Archers team - 1974 NCAA Champion)
- Reynaldo A. Bautista, GS 62, HS 66, BSBA 70 - 2001 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame;
- Ricardo Brown - 1982 (PBA Hall of Fame; PBA 25 Greatest Players; PBA Most Valuable Player - 1985; PBA Mythical Team - 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1988; PBA All-time Best Scoring Average - 23.1 ppg; PBA All-time Best Assist Average - 7.3; PBA All-time free throw percentage - (.876); PBA - San Miguel Beer Grand Slam Champions and Great Taste; first Filipino-American to play in the PBA; drafted by Houston Rockets of the NBA in 1979; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Zandro "Jun" P. Limpot, Jr., AB '93 - 2013 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; 1988-1992; Philippine National Basketball Team/"Philippine Centennial Team"; PBA - Sta. Lucia, Ginebra, and Purefoods; PBL All Time Legacy Team - 2000; 3-time UAAP MVP - 1989, 1990, and 1992 - shares the record with the most MVPs in UAAP history; La Salle Green Archer team - 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions
- Willie Pearson - 1981 (PBA Mythical Team - 1985; Crispa Grand Slam Champions, Alaska; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Frederick S. Pumaren, BSC MFI 83 - 2005 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; Coach - La Salle Green Archers team - 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champion
- Ferdinand "Dindo" S. Pumaren - 1986–1988 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"NCC Basketball Team" - 1986 Asian Games and 1987 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; PBA - Pepsi, Tanduay, and Fedex; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Franz S. Pumaren, BSC 86 - 2008 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; Philippine National Basketball Team/"NCC Basketball Team" - 1985 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion and 1994 Asian Games; PBA - San Miguel Grand Slam Champions, and Mobiline; Northern Consolidated Cement; Coach - 2008 RP Youth Team; played on last DLSU NCAA- 1980 and first UAAP - 1986 team; winningest De La Salle coach with 5 UAAP championships; forfeited 1 UAAP championship)
- Jeff Moore - 1983 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"NCC Basketball Team" - 1985 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Dennis Still - 1983 (Philippine National Basketball Basketball Team/"NCC Team" - 1985 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Alfie Almario - 1980-1981 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"NCC Basketball Team" - 1985 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; PBA - San Miguel Beer; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Tonichi Yturri - 1980–1981 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"NCC Basketball Team" - 1985 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion; PBA - San Miguel Beer, Pepsi, and Ginebra; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Yves Dignadice - 1983 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1985 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion and 1990 Asian Games; PBA - 1989 San Miguel Beer Grand Slam Champions; Philippine Amateur Basketball League MVP - 1983)
- Joseph "Jong" F. Uichico, GS 74 HS 79 BSC-MFI 83 - 2011 Inductee, De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; Philippine National Team Coach - 2002 Asian Games; 6-time PBA Champion coach; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team.
- Teddy Alfarero - 1980–1984 (PBA - Hills Bros. and Tivoli; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Jun Tan - 1982 (PBA - Sarsi and Purefoods; Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Naning Valenciano (PBA - Alaska, Purefoods, Sta. Lucia and Northern Consolidated Cement; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Johnedel Cardel - 1987–1991 (PBA - Alaska, Sta. Lucia, Shell; MBA - Negros Slashers; La Salle Green Archer team - 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions)
- Dwight Lago - 1986–1989 (PBA - Purefoods, Pepsi, Mobiline, Alaska, Pop Cola, and San Miguel Beer; La Salle Green Archers team - 1989 UAAP Champion)
- Joey Santamaria - 1986–1989 (PBA - Purefoods, Pepsi, and Mobiline; MBA - Iloilo Megavoltz; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1989 UAAP Champion)
- Noli Locsin - 1989–1993 (PBA - Ginebra, Gordon's Gin, Pop Cola, Tanduay, Red Bull, Tal' N Text, Sta. Lucia, and Alaska; La Salle Green Archers team - 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions)
- Tony Boy Espinosa - 1991(PBA - Mobiline and Purefoods; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Richard del Rosario - 1989–1993 (PBA - Pepsi-Mobiline, Sta. Lucia, and Alaska; current Head Coach of sister school, St. Benilde Blazers; La Salle Green Archers team, 1989 and 1990 UAAP Champions)
- Florendo "Ren-Ren" R. Ritualo, Jr. - 1997-2001 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"Powerade Team Pilipinas" - 2007 FIBA Asia; Philippine National Basketball Team/"San Miguel team Pilipinas" - 2005 Global Hoops Summit"; PBA - Fedex, currently playing for the Air21 Express; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 UAAP Champions; Jersey No. 4 retired)
- Don Carlos Allado - 1996–1999 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"San Miguel Team Pilipinas" -2005 Global Hoops Summit; PBA Mythical Team - 2002; PBA - Alaska, currently playing for the Barako Bull Energy; PBA - Alaska and Purefoods; 2-time UAAP MVP- 1998 and 1999; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998 and 1999 UAAP Champions)
- Mark Telan - 1993–1997 (PBA - Tanduay, Shell, Talk'N Text, Air 21, Coca-Cola; 2-time UAAP MVP - 1996 and 1997; La Salle Green Archers team
- Dino Aldeguer - 1995–1999 (PBA - Alaska; member, La Salle Green Archers team - 1998 and 1999 UAAP Champions; well known for the 3-point shot just before the buzzer forcing overtime against UST with La Salle eventually prevailing for the 1999 UAAP crown; brother of DLSZ Junior Archers and UPHSD Altas head coach Boris Aldeguer)
- Elmer Lago 1991–1994 (PBA - Shell, Purefoods, Ginebra, Talk' N Text; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Jason Webb - 1991–1995 (PBA - Sta. Lucia and Tanduay; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Adonis Sta. Maria - 1998–2002 (PBA - Shell, Sta. Lucia, and Welcoat, currently playing for the Air21 Express; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 UAAP Champions)
- Manny Ramos - 1999–2003 (PBA - Coca Cola, Ginebra, and Sta. Lucia; La Salle Green Archers team - 1999, 2000,and 2001 UAAP Champions)
- Mike Gavino 2000 (PBA - Coca Cola; La Salle Green Archers team - 2000 UAAP Champion)
- Ronald "Mac" Cuan- 1997–2000 (PBA - Sta. Lucia; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999,and 2000 UAAP Champions)
- Willy Wilson - 1998–2002 (PBA - Alaska, San Miguel, and Ginebra) currently playing for the Barangay Ginebra Kings; La Salle Green Archers team, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 UAAP Champions)
- Mon Jose - 1997–2000 (PBA - Pop Cola; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998 and 1999 UAAP Champions; Captain - La Salle Green Archers team - 2000 UAAP Champion; 2-time UAAP Mythical Five - 1999 and 2000)
- Chris Tan - 1996 (PBA - Sta. Lucia; MBA - Cebu Gems, and Batangas Blades; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Alvin Magpantay- 1995 (PBA - Tanduay; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Mark Kong - (PBA - San Miguel; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Richard "Dickie" Bachmann - 1990–1992 (PBA - Alaska; La Salle Green Archers team - 1990 UAAP Champion)
- Alvin Castro - 1998–2000 (PBA - San Miguel Beer and Alaska; La Salle Green Archers team - 1998, 1999, and 2000 UAAP Champions)
- Maoi Roca - 1994–1998 (MBA - Batangas Blades; La Salle Green Archers team; 1996 UAAP Mythical Team)
- Juno Sauler - 1991–1994 (Rookie Head Coach of the La Salle Green Archers team - Season 76 [2013-14] UAAP Champions.)
- Mark Cardona - 2001–2004 (PBA Mythical Team - 2008; PBA - Fedex, currently playing for the Meralco Bolts; member, La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 UAAP Champion)
- Mike Cortez - 2000–2002 (Philippine National Basketball Team/"San Miguel Team Pilipinas" - 2005 Global Hoops Summit; No.1 Overall Pick in PBA 2003; 2009 PBA Comeback Player of the year; PBA - Alaska, currently playing for the Barangay Ginebra Kings; La Salle Green Archers team - 2000, 2001 UAAP Champions)
- Joseph Evans "JVee" D. Casio - 2003–2008 - (Philippine National Basketball Team/"Smart Gilas" - 2010 Asian Games and 2011 FIBA Asia Championship; 1st Round 1st pick PBA drafts 2011; Smart Gilas Team - Best Guard of the Tournament - 21st Dubai International Basketball Tournament 2010; UAAP Rookie of the Year - 2003; 2007 UAAP Finals MVP; La Salle Green Archers team - 2007 UAAP Champion and 2008 PCCL Champion)
- Joseph Yeo - 2001–2005 (PBA - Coca Cola, currently playing for the Petron Blaze Boosters; La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 UAAP Champion)
- Rico Maierhofer - 2004–2008 (PBA - drafted by Purefoods-TJ Giants; La Salle Green Archers team - 2007 UAAP Champion and 2008 PCCL Champion)
- Ryan Arana - 2003–2005 (PBA - currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Tyrone Conrad "TY" U. Tang - 2002-2007 (PBA - currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters; La Salle Green Archers team - 2007 UAAP Champion)
- Pocholo Villanueva - 2001–2002; 2004–2007 (PBA - Burger King, currently playing for the Air21 Express; 2007 UAAP Finals MVP; La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 and 2007 UAAP Champions)
- Carlo Sharma - 2001–2005 (PBA - Shell, Red Bull, and Burger King; currently playing for the Petron Blaze member, La Salle Green Archers team - 2001 UAAP Champion)
- Junjun Cabatu - 2002–2005 (PBA - Alaska, currently playing for the San Miguel ABL; Philippine Patriots; La Salle Green Archers team)
- Jerwin Gaco - 2003–2004 (Philippine Patriots; La Salle Green Archers team)
- LA Revilla - 2008–2013 (Drafted to PBA team Global Port in the 3rd round; La Salle Green Archers team - 2013 UAAP champion)
- Norbert Torres - 2011–2014 (PBA - Star Hotshots; La Salle Green Archers team - 2013 UAAP champion and 2013 PCCL Champion)
- Almond Vosotros - 2010–2014 (PBA - Blackwater Elite; La Salle Green Archers team - 2013 UAAP Champion and 2013 PCCL Champion)
- Arnold Van Opstal - 2012–2014 (La Salle Green Archers team - 2013 UAAP Champion and 2013 PCCL Champion)
- Jeron Teng - 2012–present; La Salle Green Archers team - 2013 UAAP Champion, 2013 PCCL Champion and Finals MVP)
The Women's team has previously duplicated the accomplishment of the Men's team as 4-peat champions. They were UAAP title holders from 1999 through 2002. La Salle is the first and only school to date in the UAAP to be both Men's and Women's 3-peat champions in the UAAP in the same year. They accomplished this feat from 1999 through 2001. The Lady Archers most recent championship was UAAP Season 76 (2013–14).
UAAP Season 78 (S.Y. 2015–16) Roster
The De La Salle Lady Archers Basketball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|4||Bennette Revillosa||3rd||Chiang Kai Shek College|
|5||Aracelie E. Abaca||PF||5' 7||125 lbs.||5th||Diliman Prep|
|7||Annarica Pineda||SF||5' 5||120 lbs.||4th||Angelicum College|
|8||Fretzie Marie L. Oyao||C||6' 6"||160 lbs.||5th||Sacred Heart of Jesus School|
|9||Alyanna Stephanie Vergara*||G||3rd||San Beda College - Alabang|
|10||Mary Snow April Peñaranda|
|11||Alyanna Sabrina K. Ong*||PF||5' 7"||125 lbs.||5th||Southville International School|
|12||Ma. Margarita Y. Dagdagan||PG||5' 1||110 lbs.|
|13||Jamie Marie Roxas*||C||6' 1"||140 lbs.||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|15||Jonah Mari C. Melendres||SG||5' 3"||115 lbs.||5th||Colegio San Agustin - Makati|
|16||Paulina Gabrielle B. Vela||SG||5' 3||115 lbs.|
|18||Ana Alicia Katrina Castillo*||SG||5' 2"||110 lbs.||2nd||University of Perpetual Help - Las Pinas|
|19||Camille Claro*||G||3rd||Angelicum College|
|20||Martina Rae Lumba||F||2nd||Assumption College|
|21||Katherine Mae R. Gonzales||5th||St. Stephen's High School|
|Chelsey Louisse Singson||G||2nd||British School Manila|
Men's Football (Soccer)
The school has an unprecedented record in the world's most popular sport. Football was also reported to be the most popular sport in the Philippines in the 1920s and 1930s and shortly after World War II. De La Salle has the most number of football championships in Philippine NCAA history with a total of 21 collegiate championships. The high school team has 30 championship trophies. The school's golden era of football was from 1932 through 1940 when La Salle was the Senior division 9-peat champion, considered by some to be a highly unbreakable record. La Salle was also the Senior division 6-peat champion from 1971 through 1977. The Juniors team was 5-peat champion twice from 1937 through 1941 and 1971 through 1976. La Salle was the 5-peat NCAA double champions in both Junior and Senior divisions from 1971 through 1976. The school was also the 4-peat NCAA double champions in both Junior and Senior divisions from 1937 through 1940. DLSU left the NCAA in 1981 and eventually transferred to the UAAP.
The Men's team has won 3 UAAP titles. The Women's team has won 5 UAAP titles as 5-peat champions from 2001 through 2005. The DLSU men's football team captured its first ever solo UAAP championship via a rare sweep in 1994-95. The team was bannered by national team mainstay and league MVP Tuteng Marasigan, Jay Pascual, Tats Ramos, Panky Abijay, Carlo Blanco, Teo Ocampo, JM Pons, Javi Manticon, Dennis Villanueva, rookie standouts Christian Lozano, and Albe Aparilla, and coached by Hans Smit.
As it was in the 1990-91 season, DLSU was declared joint UAAP champions with UST after a fight broke loose during the final minutes of the game with DLSU leading 2-1, both goals scored by Cocoy Rojas. This team was bannered by veterans Gerard Araw, Mon Sandejas, Sammy Mubarak, Marbon Gonzales, Gurpreet Samrow, Paolo Relucio, Carlo Manalo, Tuteng Marasigan together with the most talented rookie class headed by Tats Ramos, Cocoy Rojas, Javi Legarda, and Rufino Gutierrez.
In the 1993-1994 season, La Salle lost to UST 4-0 in the championship game but with most of the awards were garnered by the Green Archer led by their rookie sensation, Panky Abijay who was voted as the Best Scorer for that season. Scoring 17 goals in 10 games followed by Tats Ramos as the Best Goalie and Tuteng Marasigan as the Best Midfielder.
In 1995-96 UAAP season, the team however failed to defend its championship losing to arch-rival Ateneo de Manila University in a heartbreaking loss in the finals. Ateneo entered the finals with a twice to beat advantage by topping the eliminations round. La Salle took game 1 of the finals series 2-1 to arrange the final showdown, but lost 2-1 to the Vince Santos powered Ateneo team.
The following year, Coach Hans revamped the DLSU lineup and enhanced the team with several rookies and sophomores. The team included rookies William Paradies, Torto Canga, Jon Chua, Joey Mapa, Dave Javellana, Jun Sola, Peter Amores and Dodee Molina to complement holdovers Alvin Ocampo, Christian Lozano, Norman Azarcon, JM Pons, Owens Sun, Albe Aparilla, Byron Rempillo, Theo Zaragoza and LJ Villanueva. The team topped the eliminations round and this time had the twice to beat advantage in the re-match with Ateneo in the Finals. DLSU however did not allow the finals to reach a 2nd game and re-captured the 1996-97 crown via a 2-1 victory, courtesy of goals by midfielders Norman Azarcon and Albe Aparilla.
With a near intact line-up and key additions like the comebacking Francis Feliciano and Dennis Villanueva to anchor the defense and rookie goal keeper Ted Guinto DLSU successfully defending its crown in 1997-98 and captured back-to-back championships. This year DLSU again took the twice to beat advantage leading into the finals series, however Ateneo took game 1 via a 2-1 victory. DLSU however regrouped in time for the deciding match. Ateneo took the lead early via a header from Ramon Espejo in the first half and kept the 1-0 lead at halftime. The second half was a completely different story, with DLSU unleashing its true scoring form, taking 5 straight goals in the second half to take the title once again via a 5-1 hammering of its archrival. Alvin Ocampo and Christian Lozano took co-MVP honors.
UAAP Season 77 (A.Y. 2014–15) Roster
The DLSU Green Booters Football Team*
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|1||Raphael Clifford S. De Guzman||Goalkeeper||1st||Don Bosco Technological Center - Cebu|
|2||Jhoguev P. Ybanez||Full-back||3rd||Colegio de Sto. Tomas - San Carlos City, Neg Occ|
|3||Matthew Erwin Thomas D. Nierras||Right-back|
|4||Gregory Norman M. Yang||Full-back||PAREF Southridge School - Muntinlupa|
|5||Nicolas Christian D. Villacin||Centre-back||2nd||PAREF Springdale School - Cebu City|
|6||Yoshiharu L. Koizumi||1st||Ateneo de Davao|
|7||David Angelo R. Diamante||Forward||3rd||Ateneo de Davao|
|9||Derrico Gabriel R. Diamante (Capt.)||Midfielder||5' 6"||140 lbs.||5th||Ateneo de Davao|
|10||Nathanael Andrew G. Alquiros||Midfielder||5th||PAREF Southridge School - Muntinlupa|
|11||Iñigo Rafael A. Gonzales||Midfielder||3rd||PAREF Southridge School - Muntinlupa|
|12||Hector Ian Jorge B. Borromeo||Midfielder|
|14||Jose Luis Ricardo L. Montelibano||Midfielder||3rd||De La Salle Zobel|
|15||Charleston Franklin C. Uy||3rd||Ateneo de Davao|
|16||Karlo Miguel H. Villamor||1st||Sacred Heart School - Ateneo de Cebu|
|17||Sabin Antonio S. Bustamante||Midfielder||Siliman University - Dumaguete City|
|19||Gerald Mark P. Layumas||Left-back||Colegio de Sto. Tomas - San Carlos City, Neg Occ|
|20||Rigoberto Carlos Dl. Joseph||PAREF Southridge School - Muntinlupa|
|22||Ramon Antonio S. Bonoan||1st||PAREF Southridge School - Muntinlupa|
|23||Noel Timothy L. Brago||Centre-back||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|26||Cristian G. Zubiri||Forward||1st||Brent International School Manila|
|29||Rafael Luis Alfonso L. Montelibano||1st||De La Salle Zobel|
Women's Football (Soccer)
The Women's football (soccer) team has set the standard in the UAAP with the longest winning streak to date. The Lady Archers were four-time reigning UAAP champions from 2002 through 2005 but its streak ended in the 2006 campaign due to the UAAP suspension. Hans Smit is the team's head coach. The team also has the most number of UAAP football titles with 8 titles winning in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2009. Their 8th title came at the expense of UST. Adrienne Yniguez scored the winning goal with the finals game score of 1-0. The 2009-2010 MVP is Samantha Nierras. The team was also led by Andrea Frumenti who won the Best Defender Award 2009-2010 and goalie Hannah Ybarra.
UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Roster
The DLSU Lady Booters Football Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|1||Inna Kristianne B. Palacios||Goalkeeper||5' 5"||110 lbs.||2nd||Colegio de San Agustin - Makati|
|2||Toni Zoemima M. Nolasco*||Full-back||2nd|
|4||Kyrhen Angela B. Dimaandal*||Midfielder||Rookie||Ateneo de Davao|
|5||Catalina Maria Ramona T. Abaya||Assumption College - Makati|
|6||Maria Isabel L. Montelibano||Assumption College - Makati|
|9||Ma. Cristina Rosanne M. Viray|
|10||Adrianne Aniana B. Yniguez (Capt.)||Full-back|
|10||Nicole Arielle Andaya*||Rookie|
|11||Chermaine Lou D. Guancia|
|12||Megan D. Diaz||2nd|
|14||Dominiuque Marie F. Scott||Full-back||Miriam College|
|15||Meryll Mae O. Ledesma|
|18||Erika Lorraine T. Turtur||Fullback||2nd||Ateneo de Davao|
|19||Kyla Jan Inquig*||Rookie|
|21||Carmela Marie B. Lizares|
|22||Samantha Louise N. Hain|
|23||Noreen Kim A. Maligad||2nd||Ateneo de Davao|
The golden era of the Men's volleyball team was from 1977 through 1980 as 4-peat NCAA champions. In addition the sports program has brought home 2 additional titles in the UAAP in 2001 and 2003.
UAAP Season 79 (S.Y. 2016–17) Rosters
The DLSU Green Spikers Volleyball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|1||Levin Anthony E. Dimayuga||4th||De La Salle - Lipa|
|2||Rafael Del Pilar||Manuel A. Roxas High School|
|3||Raymark P. Woo|
|5||John David A. De los Reyes|
|6||Jopet Adrian A. Movido||Libero||4th||Immaculate Conception Academy|
|7||Cris Bernard B. Dumago||Corpus Christi School - Ottawa, Canada|
|9||Wayne Ferdi O. Marco||2nd|
|11||Reuel D. Asia||3rd||University of the East|
|14||Geraint Bell P. Bacon||2nd|
|15||Zosimo L. Maravilla||University of St. La Salle - Integrated School|
|17||Geuel D. Asia (Capt.)||Setter||5th||University of the East|
|18||John Arjay Y. Onia||4th||Siliman University|
|19||Mike Anthony C. Frey||Opposite Hitter|
The Women's Volleyball team or the De La Salle Lady Spikers has been successful over a number of seasons. They are the most successful women's volleyball team of the decade. The school was the first Women's Volleyball champion in 1975. The first UAAP title of the team came in 1999. They then won the UAAP title in 2003, 2004, 2005 (as 3-peat champions), 2009, 2011-2013 (as 3-peat champions) and in 2016. They have won a total of nine (9) titles (8 in the UAAP)
The Lady Spikers are also 4-peat Champions of the PVF National Inter-Collegiate Volleyball Tournament nailing the 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th editions of the tournament. They have also won 3 conferences in the Shakey's V-league, 2004 Second Conference, 2005 Conference and the 2006 Conference
In 2008 the Lady Spikers soared high as they emerged champions in the UAAP, overpowering 2007 champions, FEU. 2008 Lady Spikers' captain, Manilla Santos was the UAAP MVP.
In 2010-2011, the Lady Spikers, powered by stalwarts Abigail Maraño, Michele Gumabao, Charleen Cruz (team captain), Stephanie Mercado and Season MVP Jacqueline Alarca, edged out the UST Tigresses in Game 2 of the Season 73 Finals. Cruz was the Finals MVP
In 2011-2012, the Lady Spikers swept the elimination round to earn an automatic finals berth and a 1-game advantage in the Finals. After losing their first game in the season in Game 1, the Lady Spikers led by Season MVP Maraño, Gumabao and prized rookies Mika Reyes and Ara Galang defeated the Ateneo Lady Eagles in Games 2 and 3 (winning Game 3 against the Ateneo Lady Eagles in 3 straight sets). Graduating ex-team captain Charleen Cruz was hailed the Most Valuable Player of the Finals for the second straight year (Season 73 and 74)
In 2012-2013, After an opening day loss to the UST Golden Tigresses, the Lady Spikers won the rest of their elimination round games to finish with a 13-1 win-loss card. In the Final Four, the Lady Spikers defeated the NU Lady Bulldogs in 3 straight sets to advance to the finals facing rival Ateneo Lady Eagles. In Game 1 of the best of 3 Finals, The Ateneo Lady Eagles started strong and led 2-0 but the Lady Spikers regained their bearings and came back to win the last 3 sets and win Game 1 despite committing 48 unforced errors. In Game 2, The Lady Spikers, powered by the leadership of Season MVP and best blocker Abigail Maraño together with co-MVP Ara Galang, Mika Reyes, Michele Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, Kim Fajardo and Cyd Demecillo, once again crushed the Ateneo Lady Eagles into their 13 straight losing streak against the mighty Lady Spikers, 3 sets to none and win its eighth UAAP championship and its second 3-peat feat. Michele Gumabao was chosen as Finals MVP.
In the following season 2013-2014 with the goal of capturing a 4-peat title and their 9th title, La Salle made a remarkable second 14-0 win loss record to sweep the elimination rounds, making them the first women's team to gain such, and for many years, La Salle once again showed no mercy to Ateneo winning the elimination games against the Katipunan-based squad. La Salle then secured the number 1 spot after sweeping every team in its way which resulted in gaining a thrice-to-beat advantage in the Finals. This was the longest win streak in UAAP history (standing at 30 games, since its second game during the Season 75 eliminations round, up to the final eliminations game in Season 76). La Salle, however, lost to their long-time rival Ateneo (facing them in three straight finals) 3 games to 1 (despite La Salle's 1-0 incentive lead for the tournament's best-of-five championship round), giving the Lady Eagles their first title ever since they join the UAAP, ending 36 years of drought. UAAP Season 76 women's volleyball finals series became notable for being the longest championship series in the league's history (lasting 4 games after the Ateneo Lady Eagles overcame La Salle's thrice-to-beat advantage in the 5-set thriller Game 3), with La Salle being the first ever UAAP varsity team to gain an automatic finals berth as top seed but losing to a lower-seed team in the championship series in the 2008–present form of the UAAP's Final Four playoffs format era.
In Season 77, the Lady Spikers went through the step-ladder format semifinals (with a twice to beat advantage as the number 2 seed) against a gritty National University (NU) squad, eventually beating the Lady Bulldogs to gain a finals berth to face rival Ateneo, which has a thrice to beat advantage. The Lady Eagles were automatically seeded in the finals by sweeping the eliminations (14-0). Unfortunately, the Lady Spikers lost Ara Galang to season ending ACL and MCL knee injuries in the closing seconds of that La Salle - NU match. La Salle also lost Camille Cruz to a similar injury. In the finals, The Lady Spikers were swept by the Ateneo Lady Eagles 3-0 as the Katipunan-based squad won back-to-back titles.
Season 78 opened with starter Des Cheng getting injured in an exhibition match. Despite this setback, the Lady Spikers finished the eliminations with an 11-3 win-loss card. This gave them the second seed (with a twice to beat advantage) in the Final Four pairing with the fourth seed, Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws. In the first match, the Lady Spikers were defeated by the Lady Tams, 2-3, forcing a winner-take-all match. In the knock-out match, the Lady Spikers came out with guns ablazing, sweeping the Lady Tams 3-0 to again face rival Ateneo in the finals for the fifth straight time. In the best of three final series, the Lady Spikers snatched Game 1 with a 3-0 sweep. In Game 2, La Salle started strong with a 2-0 set lead until things went downhill as the Ateneo Lady Eagles, powered by Season 78 MVP Alyssa Valdez, carried her team to come back and win 3 straight sets to even the series. In Game 3, La Salle started slow as Ateneo won the first set in a very close set. In the second set, the Lady Spikers were able to match the Lady Eagles point for point until the vaunted blocking and floor defense of La Salle started to work its wonders as they evened up the count 1-1. The Lady Spikers capitalized on their momentum, keeping the Lady Eagles at bay with their blocking and floor defense going into the third set. Coach Ramil De Jesus pulled an ace from his sleeve by fielding CJ Saga (a natural libero) for defense. This proved to be too much for the Lady Eagles as La Salle led as much as 10 points in the third and eventually the final set. Kim Kianna Dy was instrumental in this game as she top scored with 17 points. Dy together with Kim Fajardo, Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron as well as graduating seniors Mika Reyes, Cyd Demecillo and Ara Galang (who came back from knee injuries that sidelined her in the Season 77 Finals) worked together as they proved that they wanted it more. Kim Kianna Dy was eventually named as Finals MVP as La Salle won its ninth UAAP title.
In the Girls Division, the Junior Lady Spikers represented by De La Salle-Zobel, have won a league best nine (9) titles which include a 5-peat (1994-1999) and the recent season as 3-peat champions. Junior Lady Spiker stalwarts Kim Kianna Dy and recent Juniors MVP Andie Narciso matched the 3-peat feat of their Senior counterparts.
The DLSU Lady Spikers Volleyball Season 79 Line Up
|2||Aduke Christine P. Ogunsanya||Opposite Hitter||5' 9"||130 lbs||2nd||Dumangas National High School|
|5||Dawn Nicole L. Macandili||Libero||5' 0"||110 lbs.||4th||De La Salle Zobel|
|6||Desiree Wynea T. Cheng||Opposite Hitter||5' 8"||130 lbs||3rd||HOPE Christian High School|
|7||May M. Luna||Outside Hitter||5' 7"||120 lbs.||2nd||Tagum City National High|
|9||Kim A. Fajardo||Setter||5' 7"||125 lbs.||5th||University of Santo Tomas|
|10||Mary Joy D. Baron||Middle Blocker||5' 11"||135 lbs.||4th||Baguio City National High School|
|11||Kim Kianna M. Dy||Opposite||5' 10"||135 lbs.||4th||De La Salle Zobel|
|12||Carmel June V. Saga||Libero||5' 5"||120 lbs.||2nd||Silliman University|
|15||Ernestine Grace P. Tiamzon||Outside Hitter||5' 8"||125 lbs.||2nd||Moscrop Secondary School (Burnaby, British Columbia Canada|
|16||Norielle O. Ipac||Middle Blocker||5' 9"||125 lbs.||2nd||Kings' Montessori School|
|17||Princess Justine G. Tiu||Outside Hitter||5' 8"||135 lbs||3rd||La Salle College Antipolo|
|19||Christine Joy P. Soyud||Opposite||5' 9"||130 lbs||3rd||Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National HS
La Carlota City Negros Occidental
The DLSU Lady Spikers Recruitement Class of 2015
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|Bettina Rose D. Caceres||Setter||5' 5"||115 lbs.||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|Noreen Angelee C. Gabriana||Setter||5' 7"||120 lbs||Rookie||Holy Infant Montessori Center|
|Michelle Cobb||Setter||5' 4"||115 lbs.||Rookie||St. Scholastica's College|
|Marta Roces||Libero||5' 4"||115 lbs.||Rookie||St. Scholastica's College|
|Ma. Criselda Rica E. Valenzuela||Libero||5' 4"||115 lbs.||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|Ezra Gyra Barroga||Outside Hitter||5' 8"||125 lbs.||Rookie||University of Santo Tomas|
|Monica Basco||Outside Hitter||5' 8"||125 lbs.||Rookie||St. Paul College Pasig|
|Aljan Andre Pielago||Outside Hitter||5' 8"||125 lbs.||Rookie||Angeles University Foundation|
The DLSU Lady Spikers Volleyball Season 78 Training Pool
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|Claudia D. Cojuangco||Libero||5' 4"||115 lbs.||1st||British School Manila|
|Audrey Alyssa Ching||Setter||5' 8"||125 lbs.||1st||University of Santo Tomas|
|Esther Joy Carodan||Middle Hitter||5' 9 1/2"||130 lbs.||1st|
|Alexandra Denice Tan||Opposite Hitter||5' 9"||125 lbs.||5th||Hope Christian High School|
|Michaella Marie Cruz||Libero||5' 5"||115 lbs.||1st||PAREF Southcrest School - Cebu City|
|Rovena Instrella||Opposite Hitter||5' 8"||125 lbs.||1st||College of San Benildo-Rizal|
|Arriane Mae Layug||Outside / Middle Hitter||5' 8"||125 lbs.||1st||Holy Angel University|
|Gail Julia Cruz||Setter||5' 6"||120 lbs.||1st||De La Salle Canlubang|
|Marianne Therese M. Tantuico||Middle Hitter||6' 0"||135 lbs.||1st||PAREF Woodrose School|
Notable Players Women's Division
- Maureen Penetrante - RP Team; UAAP Season 62 Rookie of the Year; UAAP Season 66 and 67 Most Valuable Player; UAAP Best Scorer, UAAP Season 65, 66 and 67 Best Blocker; UAAP Season 67 Best Spiker
- Desiree Hernandez - RP Team, UAAP Season 63 Rookie of the Year, UAAP Season 68 Most Valuable Player, UAAP Season 70 Best Blocker
- Relea Chie Ferina Saet - UAAP Season 67 and 68 Best Setter
- Sharmaine Miles Penano - UAAP Season 67 Best Digger; UAAP Season 67 and 68 Best Libero
- Manilla Santos- UAAP Season 69 Most Valuable Player; UAAP Season 67, 70 and 71 Best Receiver; Team Captain
- Celine Anne Hernandez- UAAP Season 70 Best Blocker
- Jacqueline Alarca - UAAP Season 71 Best Blocker; UAAP Season 73 Best Attacker, Best Server and Most Valuable Player
- Charleen Abigail Cruz - UAAP Season 73 and 74 Finals Most Valuable Player; Season 73 and 74 Team Captain
- Melissa Gohing - UAAP Season 71 Rookie of the Year
- Joanne Siy - UAAP Season 72 Rookie of the Year, Best Blocker
- Maria Mikaela Esperanza - UAAP Season 73 Rookie of the Year
- Michele Gumabao - UAAP Season 73 and 74 Best Blocker ; UAAP Season 75 Finals Most Valuable Player
- Victonara Galang - UAAP Season 74 Rookie of the Year and Best Server ; UAAP Season 75* Most Valuable Player ; UAAP Season 77 Team Captain
- Abigail Maraño - UAAP Season 74 Most Valuable Player ; UAAP Season 75* Most Valuable Player and Best Blocker; Season 75 and 76 Team Captain
- Kim Fajardo - UAAP Season 76 and 78 Best Setter ; Season 78 Team Captain
- Dawn Nicole Macandili - UAAP Season 78 Best Digger and Best Receiver
- Mary Joy Baron - UAAP Season 78 Best Blocker
- Kim Kianna Dy - UAAP Season 78 Finals MVP
- Danica Ayala - UAAP Season 68 & 69 Juniors MVP
- Kim Kianna Dy - UAAP Season 73 Juniors MVP, UAAP Season 74 Best Blocker and UAAP Season 75 Best Blocker; Team Captain
- Julienne Calugcug - UAAP Season 74 Juniors MVP
- Alessandra "Andie" Narciso - UAAP Season 73 Juniors Rookie of the Year, UAAP Season 75 Juniors MVP and Best Setter
UAAP Season 78 (S.Y. 2015-16) Rosters
|No.||Name||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|1||Carlo T. Sendo|
|2||Cris Bernard Dumago||Corpus Christi School - Ottawa, Canada|
|3||Levin Anthony E. Dimayuga||3rd||De La Salle - Lipa|
Head Coach: Arnold Laniog
They were recently crowned as the champions of the UAAP Season 78 Beach Volleyball tournament, defeated FEU in two finals games.
|No.||Name||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|1||Kim A. Fajardo||5' 8"||120 lbs.||5th||University of Santo Tomas|
|2||Cydthealee A. Demecillo||5' 5"||125 lbs.||4th||University of Southern Philippines|
|3||Ernestine Tiamzon||5' 9"||125 lbs.||Rookie||Moscrop Secondary School
Burnaby British Columbia Canada
Head Coach: Ramil de Jesus
La Salle has had moderate success in UAAP Baseball, winning championships in 1995, 1999, and 2002. They were led by Jumbo Estipular in 1995, Bacchus Ledesma in 1999, and Joseph Orillana in 2002 as MVPs of those years, respectively. Joseph Orillana was Baseball Philippines 2007 MVP. He was also the Best Pitcher for the same year. He was appointed as head coach of the Green Batters in Season 76 (2013–14). The Green Batters finished second place on the maiden season of Coach Orillana which is their best finish since winning the championship in 2002.
UAAP Season 78 (S.Y. 2015–16) Roster
The DLSU Green Batters Baseball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|1||Francis Michael L. Gesmundo||Pitcher/ Infielder (3B)||Rookie||Marist School|
|2||Carlos Alberto Muñoz (Co-capt.)||Pitcher/ Outfielder (CF)||De La Salle Zobel|
|3||Arvin Maynard L. Herrera||Pitcher||Marist School|
|4||Jose Gabriel R. Pineda||Outfielder (LF)||Marist School|
|5||Pocholo Luis V. Dominguez||Pitcher/Outfielder (LF)||La Salle Green Hills|
|8||Jose Antonio Acuña||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|9||Andrei Louis J. Palacios||Outfielder (RF)||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|10||Ignacio Luis Escaño||DH||Rookie||La Salle Green Hills|
|11||Francisco Satoshi V. Hashimoto||Shortstop||3rd||De La Salle Zobel|
|12||Paul Anthony DR. Naguit||Catcher||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|13||Vicente Manuel L. Barandiaran||Pitcher/ Infielder (3B)||Rookie||La Salle Green Hills|
|14||Antonio Jose Francisco||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|23||Joshua Ryan C. Salinas||Infielder (2B)||Rookie||La Salle Green Hills|
|24||Paolo Gonzalo Salud||Outfielder (CF)||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|31||Jonathan Stewart L. Park||Pitcher||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|34||Ryan Philip Olmos|
|44||Jose Carlos G. Miñana||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|45||Joaquin Vicente F. Bilbao||Catcher||La Salle Green Hills|
|51||Juan Diego Lozano||Pitcher / Outfielder (RF)||Rookie||La Salle Green Hills|
|Jose Francisco A. Castro||Pitcher / Outfielder||5' 10||155 lbs.||De La Salle Zobel|
In 1974, the Green Archers were NCAA softball champions. The Junior Archers shared the same limelight as their Senior counterparts that same year. La Salle was back to back champion in 1976 and 1977.
La Salle has a fabled history of winning NCAA and UAAP tennis crowns. Since the 1953 when the school won its first NCAA trophy, the Men's team has won 14 titles, the last one being the 2012 UAAP champions. The Women's team has won 4 titles in the past decade. They were 4-peat champions from 2002 through 2005. In the 2004-2005 UAAP season, the Lady Archers capped their 3-year championship by defeating Ateneo in the finals. Coached by Roland Kraut the school paraded Catherine Flores, Sherry Ong, and Michelle Panis that season.
The Green Archers were UAAP champions for the 2011-2012 season (UAAP s74) which is also the most recent and last title that the Archers were able to win. The Green Archers defeated NU Bulldogs 3-2 in the finals and also completing a tournament sweep posting an 11-0 win-loss record. DLSU was led by MVP Michael Basco, UAAP s73 Rookie of the Year Alvee Villamor, and Ernesto Pantua who won the deciding singles.
The Lady Archers were UAAP champions for the 2009-2010 season. The Lady Archers defeated UST Tigresses behind the efforts of MVP Trudy Amoranto, Martina Guba, Kristie Barraquias,and Rookie of the Year Regina Santiago. DLSU repeated in the 2010-2011 season and Santiago was named Most Valuable Player.
In the 2012-2013 season, DLSU regained the crown from UST as the Lady Archers led by Martina Guba in the deciding singles to hammer out a 7-5, 6-0 victory, over Tigresses rookie Lenelyn Milo, which completed their bid for a seventh overall title. Reggie Santiago set the tone for the Lady Archers with a 6-3, 6-1 thumping of Len-len Santos in the opening singles, Santiago was adjudged as the tournament MVP anew on her final year. Rookie of the Year winner Marinel Rudas beat Macy Gonzales, 6-1, 6-3, in the second singles for La Salle to regain the upper hand.
In the UAAP La Salle has 3 table tennis championships. In the Men's division the school took home the trophy in 1997 courtesy of Noel Paulo Pasaporte and Ernesto Ebuen III and its most recent championship being 2013-14. In the women's division La Salle won the title in 2004.
Notable Table Tennis Players
The Men's badminton team captured the school's only UAAP title in 2007. The Women's badminton team were title holders in 2002 and back-to-back champions in 2004 and 2005. They secured their fourth championship in 2009-2010 season behind the efforts of MVP Desca Calimlim.
The Green Archers have been successful in swimming in the history of the NCAA and UAAP. They have 11 Men's titles and 4 Women's titles. The school won its first title in 1935 and the last title in 2009. The Men's team were twice 3-peat champions (1991 through 1992 and 2000 through 2002) and back to back champions (1994 and 1995). The Women's team were back to back champions in 2002 and 2003. The legendary Eric Buhain was an accomplished swimmer at an early age. He was a multiple gold medalist in the 1985, 1991, and 1993 SEA Games. He represented the Philippines in the 1992 Summer Olympics. The school's most recent accomplished swimmer is actor and model Enchong Dee. He led the Green Archers to the 2009-2010 UAAP title in the process winning 7 gold medals in the 800 and 1,500 meter freestyle, 200 and 400 meter individual medley, as well as 50, 100, and 200 meter butterfly. He is also 3-time UAAP MVP. Dee was also in the Philippine national swimming team in the Asian Games. Also its current notable swimmer is Johansen Aguilar who broke a Philippine record in the 2010 UAAP in the 50 meter backstroke event and following the footsteps of Enchong Dee also took the title of Men's MVP 3 years in a row
Track and Field
Since the early days of the NCAA through the UAAP La Salle has had the distinction of winning 13 Men's track and Field collegiate titles. The golden era was from 1972 through 1978 when the school was 7-peat champion. During that run, Arthur Pons, the legendary Philippine Decathlon champion was also a member of the 1972-1973 track teams. The last title came in 2004.
The Men's Taekwondo team has won 6 titles in the UAAP. It is the current UAAP champion (2013–14). Stephen Fernandez won the Taekwondo bronze medal during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Men's MVP: 2010-2011 David Andro Rivera 2013-2014 Kevin Louis Sia Women's MVP: 2012-2013 Jyra Lizardo
La Salle secured it first UAAP Championship in the Women's Division in 2013-14.
The school holds the longest winning streak in UAAP Chess Championship history. La Salle was Men's UAAP Chess 6-peat champions from 1999 through 2004. John Paul Gomez was Grandmaster in the 2008 World Chess Olympiad. Gomez is the unprecedented 5-time UAAP Athlete of the Year. He is also the 2009 UAAP Athlete of the Year. Everybody is expecting the Championship of this coming season by the entry of Jim Marx Ongpauco (Bullet Ongpauco).
- 14 - Manilla Santos
Championships by sport
De La Salle University has won 151 collegiate championships in the Men's and Women's divisions combined as of 2014. This includes championships while competing in the NCAA from 1924 through 1980 and UAAP from 1986 through the present. The Men's and Women's Tennis and swimming teams as well as the Women's volleyball and chess teams are the most recent champions in 2011-2012 UAAP season.
The school has a rich legacy in basketball (18 titles), football/soccer (32 titles), swimming (16 titles), track and field (13 titles), tennis (20 titles), and volleyball (15 titles). The Men's basketball team were 4-peat champions (1998–2001), chess team 6-peat champions (1999–2004), Men's football/soccer team 9-peat champions (1932–1940), Men's swimming team twice 3-peat champions (1990–1992 and 2000–2002), Men's track and field team 6-peat champions (1972–1977), Men's tennis 3-peat champions (1956–1958), and Men's volleyball team 4-peat champions (1977–1980). The university became co-educational in the early 1970s. The Women's basketball team were 4-peat champions (1999–2002), Women's football/soccer team 4-peat champions (2002–2005), Women's tennis team 3-peat champions (2002–2004), and Women's volleyball team twice 3-peat champions (2003–2005 and 2010-2012). De La Salle Men's and Women's basketball teams are the first 3-peat basketball champions in the same period (1999–2001). The school has yet to win a championship in beach volleyball, cheerdance, judo, and fencing.
The Junior Archers have won 104 high school championships which include basketball (8), chess (3) football/soccer (31), tennis (8), softball (7), swimming (9), track and field (23), and volleyball (15).
In UAAP Season 75 (2012–13), the school bagged its first ever General Championship. It again won the UAAP General Championship in Season 76 (2013-2014).
- Badminton - 2007 (1)
- Baseball - 1995, 1999, 2002, and 2016 (4)
- Basketball - 1939, 1947, 1956, 1971, 1974, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, and 2013 (13)
- Chess - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 (6)
- Football - 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1994, 1996, and 1997 (24)
- Softball - 1974, 1976, and 1977 (3)
- Swimming - 1935, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2011 (12)
- Table Tennis - 1997, 2000, 2013, 2014, and 2016 (5)
- Taekwondo - 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2010, and 2013 (6)
- Tennis - 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1965, 1980, 1990, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2012 (14)
- Track and Field - 1925, 1926, 1933, 1935, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 2004 (13)
- Volleyball - 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 2001 and 2003 (6)
- Chess - 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2016 (5)
- Basketball - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2013 (5)
- Badminton - 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2009 (4)
- Beach Volleyball - 2016 (1)
- Football - 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, 2009 (8)
- Judo - 2013 (1)
- Swimming - 1990, 1996, 2002, 2003 (4)
- Table Tennis - 2004, 2014, and 2016 (3)
- Taekwondo - 1997,1998, and 2012 (3)
- Tennis - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012 (6)
- Volleyball - 1975, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016 (10)
Rankings in popular UAAP sports
This is the school's ranking in the three most popular team sports in UAAP since 1986, the year the UAAP became an eight member-school league.
- Due to the use of ineligible players, DLSU's rankings in Season 66 (2003–04) and Season 67 (2004-05) were all forfeited.
DLSAA Sports Hall of Fame
The De La Salle Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame is the illustrious group of Lasallians who had outstanding performance as an athlete, coach, trainer, or manager in local and/international sports. Awardees are at least 20 years out of a La Salle school. They have demonstrated exemplary role model qualities and have brought honor to the university and/country.
- Dionisio Calvo - FIBA Hall of Fame (2007) - first and only Filipino inductee; National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award - known as "Father of Philippine Basketball"; Co-founder of Asian Basketball Confederation; Organized and founded the Manila Industrial Athletic Association (MICAA); Philippine National Basketball Team coach - 1936 Berlin Olympics (highest placement of the Philippines in the Olympics; 1948 London Olympics, and 1951 Asian Games (Gold); De La Salle College Basketball Coach (1947 NCAA Champion); De La Salle College Football Coach (multiple NCAA Champions); Philippine Islands Team - 1925 Far Eastern Games; Played for the first De La Salle basketball team
- Ernest Kahn - Legendary NCAA football player (Captain) and philanthropist.
- Virgilio Lobregat - Legendary football player and World War II martyr; Lobregat Cup established in his honor
- Sebastian Ugarte - Legendary football player; Ugarte Field named in his honor.
- Leopoldo "Leo" Prieto - National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award; PBA Hall of Fame; Philippine National Team Coach - 1956 Melbourne Olympics; YCO coach - multititled MICAA Champion; known as the founding PBA Commissioner; La Salle Green Archers team - 1939 NCAA Champion and 1939 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Joaquin Ortigas - NCAA football great
- Rogelio LaO - Coach, De La Salle basketball team - 1949 National Seniors Open champion and 1956 NCAA champion
- Valentin "Tito" Eduque - 1947-1949 (National Basketball Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award; PBA Hall of Fame; Philippine National Basketball Team coach with the most number of gold medals in major international basketball tournaments; Philippine National Basketball Team coach - 1948 London Olympics and 1973 ABC; Coach of YCO - multi-titled MICAA Champion; MICAA - YCO; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Ramon "Ramoncito" Campos, Jr. - 1947 (National Basketball Hall of Fame, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Olympics; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1952 Helsinki Olympics; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1956 Melbourne Olympics; MICAA - YCO; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion; played for Columbia University - making him the first Filipino to play in United States NCAA)
- Manuel "Manolet" Araneta, Jr. - 1947-1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Summer Olympics; 1947 MICAA Most Valuable Player; MICAA - Philippine Air Lines; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and 1949 National Seniors Open Champion)
- Eduardo "Eddie" Decena - 1947-1949 (Philippine National Basketball Team - 1948 London Olympics; NCAA MVP - 1947; La Salle Green Archers team - 1947 NCAA Champion and National Seniors Open Champion
- Kurt Bachmann - 1956-1959 (National Basketball Hall of Fame; Philippine National Basketball Team - 1958 Asian Games Champion, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1959 World Basketball, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1960 Rome Olympics, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1960 Asian Basketball Confederation Champion, Philippine National Basketball Team - 1962 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO and Chelsea; La Salle Green Archers - 1956 NCAA Champion; 2-time NCAA MVP - 1955-1956
- Jose Miguel "Mike" Bilbao - PBA - Tanduay and Beer Hausen; MICAA - Mariwasa; Captain, La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 NCAA Champion)
- Adrian "Adi" Manzano - NCAA football great
- Lim Eng Beng - PBA 25 Greatest Players Award, 1978 PBA Mythical Team; PBA - Utex, SMB, Crispa, Manila Beer, Carrier; NCAA MVP - 1974; NCAA All-time Best Scoring Average - 32 ppg; NCAA All-time most points scored in a single game - 55 points; La Salle Green Archers team - 1971 and 1974 NCAA Champions
- Martin Urra - 1951-1953 Philippine National Basketball Team - 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Philippine Team - 1958 Asian Games Champion; MICAA - YCO; La Salle Green Archers team
- Tomas "Tommy" L. Manotoc Sr. - PBA Hall of Fame; PBA Grand Slam winning coach for Crispa; Philippine Amateur Golf champion
- Philip Ella Juico - Philippine Sports Commissioner
- Eduardo M. Cojuangco, Jr. - PBA Hall of Fame; Advocate and contributor to Philippine basketball development; founder of PABL (precursor of PBL); owner of PBA teams
- Rafael Nepomuceno - Guinness Book of World Records - most number of bowling World Cup titles; International Bowling Hall of Fame; International Olympic Committee President's Trophy; FIQ - International Bowling Athlete of the Millennium; - Prestigious Bowlers Journal -Greatest International Bowler of All Time; Philippine Sports Association - Athlete of the Century
- Stephen Hontiveros - World Bowling Cup and President of FIQ
- Celso Dayrit - President, Fencing Confederation of Asia
- Joaquin "Quinito" Henson - PBA and boxing sports commentator; sports journalist
- Guillermo "Billy" Manotoc - Philippine National Basketball Team - Intercontinental Basketball Tournament (Bronze)
- Jose Mari "Mendy" Mendieta - 1947 NCAA and 1949 National Seniors Basketball championship team
- Frederick "Derek" Pumaren - Basketball head coach - 1989-1990 UAAP champions
- Daniel "Danny" Jose - DLSU Sports Development Director; NCAA tennis champion
- Enrique K. Razon - Advocate and philanthropist for sports development
- Fernando Alvarez - FIFA Centennial Order of Merit; 1949 Philippine Athlete of the Year
- Emilio Ugarte, Jr. - NCAA football great
- Francis Gaston - Philippine Amateur Seniors Golf champion
- Rolando R. Dizon, FSC - Chairman of Commission of Higher Education; President of DLSU System
- Miguel "Mike" Preysler - Philippine Amateur Golf champion
- Jose S. Cojuangco, Jr. - President of Philippine Olympic Committee and sports development advocate
- Manuel Monsour T. Del Rosario III - Taekwondo Hall Of Fame; Bronze medalist - 1985 World TKD Championship
- Franz Pumaren - 1998-2001 and 2007 UAAP Basketball champion coach; winningest De La Salle basketball coach
- Alexander Ysrael - 1951-1952, 1953-1955 (NCAA Champion Football Team), 1949-1950 (NCAA Junior Varsity Champion Track and Field), Individual 1500m NCAA Champion and All Collegiate Champion (1949-1955), Captain, NCAA Junior Varsity Basketball Captain 1950-1951,
- Arthur Pons - Legendary Philippine Decathlon champion; Track and Field team (1972-1973 NCAA champion)
- Agapito "Terry" Capistrano - Multitiled De La Salle Green Archer basketball team manager
Other notable athletic alumni
- Luis Gabriel Moreno - Archery Gold medalist - 2014 Nanjing Summer Youth Olympics (first Filipino to win Gold in IOC Youth Olympics)
- Stephen Fernandez - Taekwondo Bronze medalist - 1992 Barcelona Olympics; Taekwondo Gold - 1987 SEA Games
- John Paul Gomez - Grandmaster - 2008 World Chess Olympiad; Unprecedented 5-time UAAP Athlete of the Year;
- Edna Ledesma-Asano - Dance Sport Blackpool World Champion - 2005; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
- Kobe Paras - FIBA U-18 Slam Dunk Champion
- Marcus Araneta Valda - Individual Gold in Greco-Roman Wrestling - 2003 SEA Games; Individual Gold Freestyle Wrestling - 2003 and 2005 SEA Games; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
- John Paul Lizardo - Men's TKD Finweight gold; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
- Eric Buhain - Multiple Swimming Gold - 1985, 1991, and 1993 SEA Games; Olympian - 1992 Summer Olympics; Chairman, Philippine Sports Commission; Chairman, Philippine Games and Amusement Board
- Joseph Orillana - 2007 Baseball Philippines MVP and Best Pitcher; Baseball Team Gold; DLSAA Sports Achievement Award
- Liza del Rosario - Bowling Gold - 2005 SEA Games
- Poch Juinio - Alaska - 1996 PBA Grand Slam Champions; 2000 PBA All-Filipino Finals MVP
- Yeng Guiao - 2009 Philippine National Basketball Team Head Coach; PBA champion coach
- Perry Ronquillo - PBA Champion Coach
Razon Sports Complex
The main sports facility of De la Salle University is the Enrique M. Razon Sports Center. It is a 10 storey neoclassical building. This large and modern complex houses an olympic-sized pool and track and field oval with balcony. It has basketball and volleyball courts. It also has table tennis, dance studio, martial arts dojo, and weight training room. The lower floors house a sports clinic, canteen, and bookstore. The facility also displays the championship banners and retired jerseys of notable athletes.
La Salle-Ateneo rivalry
Related Article: Ateneo-La Salle rivalry
La Salle shares a traditional rivalry with Ateneo. As of 2014, the De La Salle Green Archers has more collegiate championships compared to Ateneo in the NCAA and UAAP combined. La Salle has 151 collegiate titles versus Ateneo Blue Eagles with 80 collegiate titles. La Salle also has 7 Overall (General) Collegiate Championships versus Ateneo with 1 Overall (General) Collegiate Championship. This rivalry has been claimed to be as early as 1939, when both schools were still competing in the NCAA.
As of 2014, the Ateneo Blue Eaglets has more high school titles than the De La Salle Junior Archers in both the NCAA and UAAP combined (La Salle's juniors team was represented first by the De La Salle High School from 1924 to 1968, then La Salle Green Hills from 1969 to 1981, and currently De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School since 1986). Ateneo has won 109 high school titles versus La Salle with 104 titles. La Salle has 10 Overall (General) High School Championships versus Ateneo with 4 Overall (General) High School Championships. This count excludes the additional high school titles and the 4 General High School Championships won by La Salle Green Hills after it began to represent De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in the NCAA Juniors division in 1998.
Websites Related to De La Salle Green Archers
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- The LaSallian
- DLSU official website
- DLSU Office of Sports Development website
- De La Salle University Women's Volleyball Team
- Toring: UAAP Admits DLSU - When The Torch Was Lit. The La Sallian July, 1998.
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- Green Fever What does Animo in Animo La Salle Mean?
- - National Open Seniors Champion
- NCAA 25th Anniversary Souvenir Program, San Juan, Rizal: JCP Publishing, 1949
- Bocobo C, Celis B: Legends and Heroes of Philippine Basketball, The House Printers, 2004
- "Smart Gilas salvages 3rd in Dubai tilt". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
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- "Lady Spikers strike first UAAP beach volleyball crown". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
- - New Heights for GM Gomez
- Philippines News - Manila Standard Today - SCHOOL WARS: Let the games begin. manilastandardtoday.com.
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