De La Salle Green Archers
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|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
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 DLSU Lady Booters/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 Athletic History
- 2 Team image
- 3 Sports
- 3.1 Basketball
- 3.2 Football
- 3.3 Volleyball
- 3.4 Beach Volleyball
- 3.5 Baseball
- 3.6 Softball
- 3.7 Tennis
- 3.8 Table Tennis
- 3.9 Badminton
- 3.10 Swimming
- 3.11 Track and Field
- 3.12 Taekwondo
- 3.13 Judo
- 3.14 Chess
- 4 Championships by Sport
- 5 Rankings in popular UAAP Sports
- 6 DLSAA Sports Hall of Fame
- 7 Other notable Athletic Alumni
- 8 Razon Sports Complex
- 9 La Salle-Ateneo Rivalry
- 10 Websites Related to De La Salle Green Archers
- 11 References
The pre-war NCAA was established by a sports minded Christian Brother named Brother John Lynam FSC. The De La Salle Green Archers was a founding member of the NCAA in 1924. De La Salle participated in the league for 57 years until the 1980-81 NCAA Season winning five NCAA General Championships in the process (1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, and 1980). The high school (Juniors' division) counterpart were the Greenies from De La Salle College High School until 1968 when the then High School in Taft Avenue, Manila was phased-out and transferred to the then new GREEN HILLS Campus in Mandaluyong City. 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.
The official school battle colors of La Salle are Green and White. The color Green gives tribute to the first batch of Christian Brothers from the vast green fields and hills of Ireland and White represents the Philippines as the "Pearl of the Orient Seas". The Green Archer is the official athletic symbol of the university that was inspired by Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers who like the fabled archer - Robin Hood selflessly provided, served and protected the last and the least among the very poor in Europe.
Several years ago, Br. Rafael Donato FSC said that Lasallites being Green Archers are Achievers who always Aim High, Straight and True as they hit their desired targets. Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC also claimed that De La Salle, always puts premium on achievement. De La Salle Brother J. Benedict FSC articulated that "De La Salle, produces good men and not incompetent saints." Br. John Lynam FSC would often remind his Green Archers "To always Play Fair, Battle with Honor as you Fight for Glory and Bring Fame to the De La Salle Name."
The Green Archer is a forest green clad warrior-hunter who's focused, determined and a goal oriented achiever who never backs down from tough challenges. An Archer will confidently confront and zero in on his chosen target. He will wisely take a strategic position as he defiantly stands his ground and never seeks to "fly away" from a furious fray. The emerald warrior lives by his battle adage of "Never Shall We Fail", as he kneels down and pulls his mighty bow and arrow backward and does his iconic battle stance to aggressively engage his foe. The Green hunter will then carefully aim his stealthy, sharp arrow as he silently shoots down his adversarial prey for a very quick and lethal kill.
This was accordingly adopted several decades ago by a sports writer due to the sharp, precision shooting and the tenacity of the Green and White Five as they captured De La Salle's first 1939 NCAA Senior Pre-War basketball championship crown. In the NCAA Juniors Division, De La Salle won the First Ever NCAA Juniors Basketball Title in its inaugural 1924–25 Season.
The official DLSAA school mascots are "Gordo", the fat jolly archer, "Flaco", the thin archer, and "Sally", the lady archer. De La Salle, has always had its DLS school pep band to embolden and pump up the fighting spirit and moral of the Green Archers and its legions of fans by playing loudly and proudly all of its traditional battle songs, tunes and drum beats during its several-decades-long athletic history in the pre-war NCAA and the present UAAP games.
In total, La Salle has 27 basketball championship titles - 11 under its membership period in the NCAA with 5 titles under the Seniors' division and 6 titles under the Juniors' division; and 16 in the UAAP with 9 titles in the Men's division, 5 titles in the Women's division and 2 titles in the Juniors' division.
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 9 UAAP basketball titles (1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2013 and 2016). It has appeared in the finals 15 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 Enrique "Totit" Valles, Leo Prieto, Bob Keesey, Ramoncito Campos, Valentin "Tito" Eduque, Eddie Decena, Manolet Araneta, Martin Urra, Kurt Bachmann, Billy Manotoc, Lim Eng Beng, Mike Bilbao, Johnston, 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, Derrick Pumaren, Jong Uichico, Juno Sauler, and Franz Pumaren, who holds the distinction of leading the Green Archers to five UAAP basketball titles.
One of its most memorable UAAP championships in recent years is the 2016 UAAP 79 title. Under head coach Aldin Ayo La Salle defeated Ateneo in Game One 67–65 and completed the sweep in Game Two 79–72 during the best of three series. Team Captain Jeron Teng was named Finals MVP while Ben Mbala won the regular season MVP. Both Mbala and Teng were included in the season's Mythical Five. Rookie of the Year was awarded to Aljun Melecio, high school standout from De La Salle Zobel. Aldin Ayo became the first coach to win back to back championships in the NCAA and UAAP in Philippine collegiate basketball.
La Salle last won the Philippine Collegiate Championship League (PCCL) in 2013. 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.
UAAP Preseason 81 (S.Y. 2018–2019) Rosters
The De La Salle Green Archers Basketball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Yr.||High School|
|2||Taane Te Kira Samuel||PF||6' 8"||195 lbs.||Rookie||New Zealand|
|3||Miguel Corteza||Rookie||De La Salle University Senior High School|
|7||Mark Anthony Dyke||SF||6' 2"||200 lbs.||2nd||Nazareth School of National University|
|11||Aljun Jay A. Melecio||PG||5' 7"||135 lbs.||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|12||Jboy Gob||PF||6' 5"||195 lbs.||1st||La Salle Greenhills|
|15||Kirell Brahndon P. Montalbo (captain)||PG||5' 9"||150 lbs,||4th||St. John Institute – Bacolod|
|16||Jose M. Go IV||SG||5' 10"||140 lbs.||3rd||Hope Christian High School|
|18||Ian Herrera||La Salle Greenhills|
|19||Justine Baltazar||C||6' 8"||195 lbs.||2nd||Nazareth School of National University|
|21||Neil Tolentino||SG||6' 0"||160 lbs.||Rookie||Colegio de San Juan de Letran|
|24||Gabrielle Martin D. Capacio||SF||6' 2"||160 lbs||1st||Ateneo De Manila High School|
|25||Leonardo A. Santillan||SF||6' 5"||195 lbs||1st||University of the Visayas|
|30||Joshua Andrei A. Caracut||SG||5' 11"||155 lbs.||3rd||San Beda – Rizal|
|33||Brandon Bates||C/PF||6' 9"||205 lbs.||Rookie||Australia|
|6||Joaquin Enrico Manuel||SF||6' 3"||165 lbs.||Rookie||Ateneo de Manila High School|
|Carlo Lim||Rookie||Jubilee Christian Academy|
Team Depth Chart
|SG||Andrei Caracut||Jollo Go|
|PG||Aljun Melecio||Kib Montalbo|
- 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; also 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 1949 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 LSGH-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)
- Julian "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 – 1988–1991 (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 – 1991–1995 (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 – 1996–1999 (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)
- Dwight Lago – 1990–1992 (PBA – Purefoods, Pepsi, Mobiline, Alaska, Pop-cola, San Miguel; La Salle Green Archers team – 1990 UAAP Champion)
- 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; 1998 and 1999 NCRAA Champions, 1998 NCRAA MVP, 2 time NCRAA Mythical five 1998 and 1999; La Salle Green Archers team – 1998, 1999, and 2000 UAAP Champions – co captain)
- Maoi Roca – 1994–1998 (PBA draft – Tanduay; La Salle Green Archers team; 1996 UAAP Mythical Team)
- 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, 2011–2013 (PBA team – Global Port and Kia Sorento; 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 (PBA – San Miguel Beer; La Salle Green Archers team – 2013 UAAP Champion and 2013 PCCL Champion)
- Jeron Teng – 2012–2016 (La Salle Green Archers team – 2013 and 2016 UAAP Champion, 2013 and 2016 UAAP Finals MVP, 4x UAAP Mythical Five Awardee, 2013 PCCL Champion and Finals MVP)
- Ben Mbala – 2016–2017 (2x UAAP MVP – 2016 and 2017; 2x UAAP Mythical Five Awardee; La Salle Green Archers team – 2016 UAAP Champion)
- Jason Perkins - 2013-2016 (PBA - Phoenix Fuelmasters; UAAP Mythical Five - 2013; La Salle Green Archers team - 2013 and 2016 UAAP Champions)
- Julian Sargent - 2013-2016 (PBA - Global Port Batang Pier; La Salle Green Archers team - 2016 UAAP Champion)
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||Playing Yr.||High School|
|9||Alyanna Stephanie Vergara||G||4th||San Beda College – Alabang|
|12||Ma. Margarita Y. Dagdagan (Capt.)||PG||5' 1||110 lbs.|
|13||Jamie Marie Roxas||C||6' 1"||140 lbs.||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|18||Ana Alicia Katrina Castillo||SG||5' 2"||110 lbs.||3rd||University of Perpetual Help – Las Pinas|
|20||Martina Rae Lumba*||F||3rd||Assumption College|
|Chelsey Louisse Singson*||G||3rd||British School Manila|
|15||Charmaine Torres||Angelicum College - Quezon City|
|Lauryn Del Campo||1st|
Since Pre-War Days, 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 NCAA 9-peat champion, considered by some to be a highly unbreakable record. The golden era featured Virgilio Lobregat, Rafael Ygoa, Totit Valles, Peping Campos, Ling Miranda, Mimi Heredia, Nono Crespo, Adi Manzano, Gorda de Larrazabal, Leo Prieto, Quinito Ortigas, Petuguis Herrera, Paulino Ugarte, Charlie Russel, Jiki Garcia, Jave Javellana, Bulilit Reyes, Richard Tillman, and Kastila Ynunciaga. La Salle was also the Senior division 6-peat champion from 1971 through 1977. The De La Salle NCAA Senior Champion Team during this 1971 to 1977 period had the likes of then concurrent Philippine Team National Players namely Inaki Vicente, Mike Moran, Danny Moran, Robs Delfino and Inaki Alvarez. The Juniors team was 5-peat champion twice from 1937 through 1941 and 1971 through 1976. The school was a 4-peat NCAA double champions in both Junior and Senior divisions from 1937 through 1940. La Salle was also 5-peat NCAA double champions in both Junior and Senior divisions from 1971 through 1976. DLSU left the NCAA after the 1980-81 Season 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 80 (2017–18) Roster
The DLSU Green Booters Football Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Playing Yr.||High School|
|1||Raphael Clifford S. De Guzman||Goalkeeper||3rd||Don Bosco Technological Center – Cebu|
|3||Noel Timothy L. Brago||Centre-back||5th||De La Salle Zobel|
|4||Rafael Luis Alfonso L. Montelibano||Centre-back||4th||De La Salle Zobel|
|5||Nicolas Christian D. Villacin||Midfielder||5th||PAREF Springdale School – Cebu City|
|6||Yoshiharu L. Koizumi||Forward||4th||Ateneo de Davao|
|7||Paolo Lorenzo G. Perez||Forward||La Salle Greenhills|
|8||Nathan Michael T. Alcantara||Right-back||3rd||Elizabeth Seaton School|
|10||Darius Joseph R. Diamante||Midfilder||2nd||Ateneo de Davao|
|11||Cristian G. Zubiri||Midfielder||3rd||Brent International School Manila|
|12||Juan Rafael P. Siggaoat||Midfielder||2nd|
|14||Mauro John B. Acot||Midfielder||Colegio San Agustin - Makati|
|17||Christopher R. Lawless||Center-forward||2nd|
|18||Kerbi Lanz R. Almonte||Goalkeeper|
|19||Mathew Custodio||Left-forward||2nd||La Salle Greenhills|
|20||Jeremiah T. Bernaldez||Forward||2nd|
|21||Federico Martin D. Alegre||Forward|
|23||Marcus Raphael L. Garcia||Right-forward||De La Salle Zobel|
|42||Jhoguev P. Ybanez||Left-back||5th||Colegio de Sto. Tomas – San Carlos City, Neg Occ|
|43||Rigoberto Carlos Dl. Joseph||PAREF Southridge School – Muntinlupa|
|Eugenio B. Carlos III||De La Salle Zobel|
The DLSU Lady Green Booters Football Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Playing Yr.||High School|
|1||Inna Kristianne B. Palacios||Goalkeeper||5' 5"||110 lbs.||5th||Colegeo San Agustin-Makati|
|2||Toni Zoemima M. Nolasco||Full-back||3rd||Baguio City National HS|
|4||Kyrhen Angela B. Dimaandal||Midfielder||Ateneo de Davao|
|6||Maria Christina Lourdes L. Montelibano||Assumption College - Makati|
|10||Nicole Arielle B. Andaya||2nd|
|15||Meryll Mae O. Ledesma|
|18||Erika Lorraine T. Turtur||Full-back||3rd||Ateneo de Davao|
|19||Kyla Jan A. Inquig||2nd|
|34||Sara Isobel A. Castañeda||Midfielder|
|Alexi Nina B. Arrieta||5' 5||Ateneo de Davao|
|Micaela Maria L. Atayde|
|Thea Claire J. Concepcion|
|Arantxa Steffi May B. Del Mundo||De La Salle Lipa|
|Mary Cristine A. Duran||Full-back|
|Dea Midriel T. Ferrer|
|Chelo Marie Hodges|
|Mikhaela Andrea J. Javier|
|Irish O. Navaja||Midfielder|
|Marielle T. Tejada|
- Head Coach: Hans-Peter Smit
- Assistant Coach: Alvin Ocampo
- Assistant Coach: Gyn de Vera
UAAP Season 80 (S.Y. 2017–18) Rosters
The DLSU Green Spikers Volleyball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Playing Yr.||High School|
|1||Rafael Macaspac||Libero||5' 4"||125 lbs.||1st||San Beda College|
|2||Geraint Bell P. Bacon||Opposite Hitter||6' 0"||165 lbs.||2nd|
|3||Raymark Krisjan P. Woo||Outside Hitter||6' 0"||165 lbs.||4th||Corpus Christi High School Dipolog City|
|4||Randy B. Hendriyanto||5' 7"||140 lbs.||De La Salle Zobel|
|5||John David A. De los Reyes||Middle Blocker||6' 3"||180 lbs.||2nd||Seven Seas Academy - Bacoor Cavite|
|6||Jopet Adrian A. Movido||Libero||5' 6"||135 lbs.||4th||Immaculate Conception Academy|
|7||Cris Bernard B. Dumago||Opposite Hitter||5' 11"||160 lbs.||3rd||Corpus Christi School – Ottawa, Canada|
|8||John Arjay Y. Onia||Outside Hitter||6' 1"||170 lbs.||4th||Siliman University|
|9||Wayne Ferdi O. Marco||Setter||6' 0"||165 lbs.||2nd|
|10||Joshua E. Jose||Middle Blocker||6' 3"||180 lbs.||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|11||Reuel D. Asia||Libero||5' 9"||150 lbs.||2nd||University of the East|
|13||Keiffer Reyes||University of Perpetual Help|
|15||Zosimo L. Maravilla||Outside Hitter||6' 0"||165 lbs.||2nd||University of St. La Salle – Integrated School|
|18||Levin Anthony E. Dimayuga||Opposite Hitter||5' 11"||160 lbs.||4th||De La Salle Lipa|
UAAP Season 78 (S.Y. 2015–16) Rosters
|No.||Name||Height||Weight||Playing 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|
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||Playing Yr.||High School|
|1||Kim A. Fajardo||5' 7"||120 lbs.||5th||University of Santo Tomas|
|2||Ernestine Grace Tiamzon||5' 9"||125 lbs.||2nd||Moscrop Secondary School
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada
|3||Desiree Wynea T. Cheng||5' 8"||130 lbs||3rd||Hope Christian High School|
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. The Green Batters' most recent championship was in UAAP Season 78 after defeating the 3-peat defending champions Ateneo Blue Batters.
UAAP Season 80 (S.Y. 2017–18) Roster
The DLSU Green Batters Baseball Team*
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Playing Yr.||High School|
|1||Francis Michael L. Gesmundo||Pitcher / Infielder (3B)||3rd||Marist School|
|2||Jose Antonio Acuña||Infielder (2B)||3rd||De La Salle Zobel|
|4||Jose Gabriel R. Pineda||Outfielder (RF)||2nd||Marist School|
|5||Pocholo Luis V. Dominguez||Pitcher / Outfielder|
|9||Andrei Louis J. Palacios||Outfielder (LF)||3rd||De La Salle Zobel|
|10||Ignacio Luis Escaño||DH||2nd||La Salle Green Hills|
|12||Paul Anthony DR. Naguit||Catcher||3rd||De La Salle Zobel|
|13||Vicente Manuel L. Barandiaran||Pitcher / Infielder (2B)||2nd||La Salle Green Hills|
|21||Rafael Luis Pascual|
|23||Joshua Ryan Salinas||Infielder (SS)|
|24||Paolo Gonzalo Salud||Outfielder (CF)||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|27||Lorenzo Angelo Amado||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|31||Jonathan Stewart L. Park||Pitcher / Infielder (1B)||2nd||De La Salle Zobel|
|34||Romualdo Anton Rosas||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|38||Julio Alfonso Arrastia||Pitcher||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|42||Angelo Raphael Tantuico||Outfielder (LF)||Rookie||De La Salle Zobel|
|45||Joaquin Vicente F. Bilbao||Catcher||La Salle Green Hills|
|51||Juan Diego Lozano||Pitcher / Infielder (1B)||2nd||La Salle Green Hills|
|71||Arvin Maynard L. Herrera||Pitcher||2nd||Marist School|
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 Alberto 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 a total of 12 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 2015. In the women's division La Salle first won the title in 2004 with the latest championship being 2016–17. Legendary Ian Lariba led the Lady Paddlers to multiple UAAP titles taking home multiple MVPs. She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics and was the Philippine Olympic Team flag bearer.
The DLSU Green Paddlers Training Pool
- Uaap Season 1976, 1977 and 1978 Champions
- Tarak Brahma Cabrido
- Nathan Siasco
- Edhric Eder
- Ralph Nones
- Daniel Ocon
The DLSU Lady Paddlers Training Pool
- Uaap Season 1977 and 1978 Champions
- Mardeliene Carreon
- Chantal Rei Alberto
- Jamaica Sy
- Kimberly Lumenda
- Ina Villalumin
- Emy Rose Dael
- Caressha Bernaldez
- Ian Lariba
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 12 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. La Salle had swimming champions in the 1930s featuring the Von Giese brothers. 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 season 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 Judo Championship in the Women's Division in Season 76 (2013–14).
The DLSU Lady Judokas Training Pool
|Mary Tyler Brillo||-57|
|Christine Valencia (C)||-57|
|Arian Keil Galfo||-70|
The DLSU Green Judokas Training Pool
|Alvin Aguilar Jr||-55|
|Adrian Josef Perillo||-55|
|Francisco Antonio Abalos||-66|
|Edward Daniel Borja||-66|
|Ramon Revilla Jr.||-66|
|Michael Joseph Borja||-73|
|Jian Cassius Cruz||-73|
|Chico Cortez (C)||+100|
|Keith Adam Reyes||+100|
|Jose Antonio Suarez||-100|
Notable Players Men's Division
- Edu Manzano – Former Team Captain, 6th Dan Judoka, Former President- Philippine Amateur Judo Association & Executive Board Philippine Olympic Committee.
- Rick Jayson Senales – RP Team, 5 Years Team Captain, 4th Dan Judoka (Blackbelt), 5x Uaap Gold Medalist, Sea Games Medalist.
- Monsour Del Rosario – Sea Games Medalist, and Asian Games.
- Nikki More – Uaap Season 76 MVP.
- Samantha Gaerlan – Summa Cum Laude (EED-ECED), 1st Dan Judoka (Blackbelt).
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. La Salle currently has a total of 12 championship titles in chess.
Championships by Sport
De La Salle University has won 167 collegiate championships in the Men's and Women's divisions combined as of 2018. This includes championships while competing in the NCAA from 1924 through 1980 and UAAP from 1986 through the present.
In the Seniors' division, the school has a rich legacy in basketball (19 titles), football/soccer (34 titles), swimming (16 titles), track and field (13 titles), tennis (20 titles), and volleyball (18 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), Women's table tennis team 5-peat champions (2013-2017) and Women's volleyball team thrice 3-peat champions (2003–2005, 2010–2012, and 2015-2017). 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 cheerdance, and fencing.
The Junior Archers have won 107 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), and in Season 78 (2015-2016).
- Badminton – 2007 (1)
- Baseball – 1995, 1999, 2002, and 2016 (4)
- Basketball – 1939, 1947, 1956, 1971, 1974, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2013, and 2016 (14)
- 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 2015 (5)
- Taekwondo – 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2010, and 2013 (6)
- Tennis – 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1965, 1980, 1990, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2012 (14)
- Track and Field – 1925, 1926, 1933, 1935, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 2004 (13)
- Volleyball – 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 2001, and 2003 (6)
- Chess – 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016, and 2018 (6)
- Basketball – 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2013 (5)
- Badminton – 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2018 (5)
- Beach Volleyball – 2016 (1)
- Football – 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2017, and 2018 (10)
- Judo – 2013 (1)
- Swimming – 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2003 (4)
- Table Tennis – 2004, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 (7)
- Taekwondo – 1997,1998, and 2012 (3)
- Tennis – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, and 2012 (6)
- Volleyball – 1976, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018 (12)
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SPORTS
- Poomsae – 2016–17 (1)
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.
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- 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. Hall of Fame Awardees should have been at least 20 years out of a La Salle school. Also they should 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 – Champion; Played for the first De La Salle basketball team
- Ernest Kahn – Legendary NCAA football player (Captain), Former San Miguel Corporation President and philanthropist.
- Virgilio Lobregat – Legendary Filipino football player; PSA awardee for football athlete of the first half of the 20th century – Lobregat Cup established in his honor; Greatest La Salle all-around athlete excelling in decathlon, pentathlon, football, softball, and basketball; World War II Martyr-Executed by the Japanese in Fort Santiago-Manila, Past De La Salle Alumni Association President.
- 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 PHILIPPINE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (PBA) Commissioner in 1975; 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 in Taft Avenue, Manila 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
Since 1924 when the NCAA was founded La Salle has always enjoyed a very competitive and fierce rivalry with Ateneo. As of 2018, the De La Salle Green Archers has more collegiate championships compared to Ateneo in the NCAA and UAAP combined. La Salle has 167 collegiate titles versus Ateneo Blue Eagles with 93 collegiate titles. La Salle also has 8 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 2018, 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 116 high school titles versus La Salle with 107 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 Saint 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.
- – National Open Seniors Champion Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
- 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. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
- "Lady Spikers strike first UAAP beach volleyball crown". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
- – New Heights for GM Gomez
- SCHOOL WARS: Let the games begin. Manila Standard Today.
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