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San Sebastian Golden Stags
San Sebastian College – Recoletos
San Sebastian Stags logo.png
League NCAA
Joined 1969
Location C. M. Recto Ave., Manila
Team colors Red and Gold
Women's team Lady Stags
Juniors' team Golden Staglets
Seniors' general championships
  • NCAA: 4
    (1984-1985, 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1994-1995)
Juniors' general championships
  • NCAA: 6
    (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Logo used in season 87.

The San Sebastian Golden Stags (also known as SSC-R Stags) are the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) basketball team of the San Sebastian College – Recoletos. Their 5 consecutive NCAA seniors basketball championships is the longest streak in the NCAA.

The other senior varsity teams may also be referred to as the Stags. The juniors team are the San Sebastian Staglets, while the women's team are the San Sebastian Lady Stags.

Monicker[edit]

The Recollect fathers chose a stag for it symbolizes a Christian who, filled with moral ideas, runs fast to God swiftly yet quietly in pursuit of his goals.

The use of the stag as SSC-R symbol started when SSC-R, originally an exclusive school for boys, joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In religion, the stag is a symbol of moral ideals. It was used by the early Christians as an emblem of Christ and as a figure of the apostles. It became the symbol of administration of baptism because of its capacity to carry heavy load or object. It was also used as the symbol of the catechumen who aspired for martyrdom.

Some of the Holy Fathers presented the Stags as model of what a Christian should do when a pagan threatens him. That is to run away fast to God. A fitting comparison because aside from swiftness coupled with quietness in the pursuit of goals, the stags is gifted with speed and nimbleness to evade dangers. Like a stag, a Christian should be quick to avoid the practice and agencies when they become moral threats. In the same manner, without the hunter knowing it, the stag would lead the hunter out of the jungle into a cleared area. A Christian should do no less. Even as he evades the temptations of the consumeristic and materialistic establishments, he should guide the owners and consumers out of the jungle of sin to the cleared area of salvation.[1]

Bravo[edit]

Literally, it means, “brave” a word taken from “bravura” which means “courage”. But courage does no mean being the “siga-siga” type who does not run away from a fight. It means evading or running away from dangers of his soul. A coward runs away with a trembling heart and a broken spirit. A courageous man runs away with a firm heart, a strong faith and triumphant soul, and we salute this type of man.[2]

Colors[edit]

The colors Red and Gold were adopted as to identify San Sebastian College during the National College Athletic Association. Red symbolizes sacrifice, martyrdom, bravery and baptism. The element of Gold represented by its shimmering color, on the other hand, stands for endurance and the perennial quest for high standards – inner strength in the quest for excellence – symbolic of the loyal dignity of a true Christian. Thus, the Sebastinian renders sacrifices and, in a way, martyrdom, for he submits himself to the pains of rigorous training and discipline in his quest for glory. This entails bravery not only in fighting for victory but in accepting defeat graciously as well; and endurance to be able to withstand pain.[3]

Developments[edit]

In 2016, Foton Motor Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Foton motor vehicles in the Philippines signed an agreement to support the athletics program of the San Sebastian College and helping in the growth and success of the school athletes. The agreement signing was witnessed by Foton officials Rommel Sytin and Alvin Lu and San Sebastian officials Atty. Raymund Munsayac and Coach Roger Gorayeb.[4]

Basketball[edit]

NCAA Season 92 Men's Basketball Roster[edit]

San Sebastian Golden Stags roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight Playing yr. High School
G 4 Philippines Castelo, Rafael Ryan Paule A. 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
2nd SSCR HS
G 6 Philippines Sibal, Jess Albert F. 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
2nd
F 7 Philippines Calisaan, Michael D. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
2nd SSCR HS
G 8 Philippines Bragais, Genmar M. 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
2nd
F 9 Philippines Alvarez, Earvin Oliver C. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
3rd St. Vincent School
F 10 Philippines Santos, Jeffrey S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
2nd SSCR HS
G 11 Philippines Pretta, Spencer C. 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
2nd
G 12 Philippines Fabian, Jerick A. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
3rd Francisco G. Nepomuceno Memorial High School
F 14 Philippines Bulanadi, Allyn B. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
2nd
G 15 Philippines Vera, Domenick E. 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
2nd
F 16 Philippines David, Jayson Well P. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
2nd
F 18 Philippines Mercado, Justine Louie C. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
3rd FEU Diliman
F 19 Philippines Capobres, Alvin Hohn M. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
2nd
Head coach
  • Philippines Egay Macaraya
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Eugene Quilban

San Sebastian cheerleading squad[edit]

The NCAA Cheerdance Competition is an annual one-day event of the National Collegiate Athletic Association for cheerleading. It was sponsored by Nestlé in 2004 and 2005 and was known as the NCAA Nestlé Non-Stop Cheerdance Competition. On 2007, the competition was sponsored by Samsung and was called as Samsung NCAA Cheerdance Competition. They won 2nd Runner-up in 2004 and 1st Runner-up in 2005.

All member schools field in their respective pep/cheering squads in a predetermined sequence. The sequence is determined by drawing of lots a week before the competition. Judges who are known for their prowess in cheerleading, dancing and gymnastics, plus a representative from Nestlé, determine the winning pep squad (when they sponsored the event).

It is the only coeducational sport in the NCAA. However, it is not counted in the tabulation to determine the General Champion

The official cheerleading squad of San Sebastian College - Recoletos de Manila is the Golden Stags Cheerleading Squad (GSCS).

Volleyball[edit]

NCAA Season 91 Women's Volleyball Roster[edit]

Source:[5]

# Name
2.) Trisha Mae Crisostomo
3.) Charmine Cruz
4.) Jonah Joy Corpuz
5.) Gretchel Soltones
8.) Nikka Marielle Dalisay
9.) Vira May Guillema
10.) Denice Franchesca Lim
12.) Katherine Villegas
13.) Jolina Labiano
14.) Dannah Dionne Amponin
15.) Dangie Encarnacion
16.) Alyssa Eroa
17.) Joyce Sta. Rita

Coach: Rogelio "Roger" Gorayeb
Asst. Coach: Clint Malazo

NCAA Season 91 Men's Volleyball Roster[edit]

# Name
1.) Richard Tolentino
3.) Julius James Lana
4.) Jan Francis Ronato
5.) Mico Yanga
6.) Christian Calonia
7.) Imran Bagonte
8.) James Christian Eugenio
11.) Elino Elmer Lazaro
13.) Jahir Ebrahim
15.) Arvy Ongque
16.) Walt Amber Gervacio

Coach: Rogelio "Roger" Gorayeb

NCAA Season 91 Junior's Volleyball Roster[edit]

# Name
1.) Raxel Redd Catris
2.) Russel Daine Dela Torre
3.) Romeo Teodones
4.) Rey Angelo Obiniala
5.) John Noah Vita
6.) Franz John Jarcia
7.) Carl Justin Bendal
8.) Rolando Bustos
9.) Stephen Jason Sundiang
13.) John Francis Principe

Coach: Clint Malazo

NCAA Season 91 Beach Volleyball Roster[edit]

Women's (NCAA Season 91 women's beach volleyball champions)[6]

  • 1.) Gretchel Soltones
  • 2.) Dangie Encarnacion
  • 3.) Alyssa Eroa

Men's

  • Christian Calonia
  • Jahir Ebrahim
  • Walt Amber Gervacio

Juniors

  • Raxel Redd Catris
  • Stephen John Sundiang
  • Romeo Teodones, Jr.

Notable Players[edit]

  • Grethcel Soltones – NCAA Season 90 MVP, NCAA Season 91 MVP & Best Scorer, NCAA Season 91 Beach Volleyball MVP
  • Alyssa Eroa – NCAA Season 91 Best Digger
  • Laurence Anne Latigay - Shakey's V-League Power Player of the Conference [Season 4 Conference 2]
  • Angela Descalsota - Shakey's V-League Best Scorer [Season 1 Conference 1]
  • Mary Jane Pepito - Shakey's V-League Best Digger [Season 4 Conference 1], Hustle Player of the Conference & Best Receiver [Season 4 Conference 2]
  • Jennifer Bohawe
  • Joy Pulido
  • Rysabelle Devanadera
  • Charisse Vernon Ancheta - Shakey's V-League Best Setter [Season 4 Conference 2]
  • Margarita Pepito - Shakey's V-League Best Digger [Season 3 Conference 1]
  • Jinni Mondejar - RP National Women's Volleyball Team
  • Jaroensri Bualee - Shakey's V-League Best Scorer & Conference MVP [Season 4 Conference 1], Finals MVP [Season 3 Conference 1], Best Attacker [Season 4 Conference 2]

Shakey's V-League Season 5, Conference 1 Line-up

Setter: Charisse Ancheta

Middle: Rysabelle Devanadera

Open: Laurence Ann Latigay

Utility: Jinni Mondejar

Middle: Suzanne Roces

Open: Margarita Pepito

Libero: Mary Jane Pepito

Track and field[edit]

  • Joselito Gando(Coach)
  • Kim Cedrick Galang (The Fastest Man Alive, 2012-2013 NCAA MVP)
  • Arthuro Oliveros Jr.(Road Runner)
  • Daryl Ceballos
  • Justin Tabunda (2006-2007 NCAA MVP)
  • George Kheanou Luis (Rookie of the Year)
  • Isidro Del Prado Jr.
  • Oliver Ocampo
  • Jose Florentino Bagallon
  • Andrezel Chuaquico
  • Emmanuel Manzanero Jr.
  • Antonio Asuncion Jr.(former 1998-1999 NCAA MVP)
  • Rayven Lozares (former 1999-2000 NCAA MVP)
  • Anthony Cabling (former 1997-1998 NCAA MVP)
  • Michael Bautista
  • Rowie Sioson
  • Kayson Ki
  • Edward Brojan

Championship seasons '98,'99,'00,'06

Swimming[edit]

  • Jeng Reamillo (rookie of the year, mvp)
  • Daryl Pat Buensuceso (1984-85 Overall Swimming Champion - Junior Division Team Member, 3-time medallists)

PSSBC,Basketball[edit]

Mark benjamin halili(MVP, Rookie of the year)

See also[edit]

References[edit]