After winning the general championship last season, DLSU concluded the 79th edition of the UAAP in second place, 39 points behind this season’s host and general champions, the UST. The LaSallian examines the numbers posted by those who donned the Green-and-White in the second half of the recently concluded season.
General championship tally
271– The total number of General Championship (GC) points DLSU earned in the entire season. The Lasallians bagged 149 points in the first semester and followed up with 122 points in the second half of competition. UST meanwhile, tallied a total of 310 GC points.
2– Only two teams won their respective tournaments in the second semester. The Lady Spikers clinched the women’s volleyball title in Game 2 of their best-of-three finals series against arch rivals ADMU Lady Eagles. The women’s football team ended its seven-year championship drought after defeating the UST Golden Tigresses, 3-1, in a winner-take-all match.
24– The combined number of GC points earned by the Lady Woodpushers and Green Tracksters this semester as both ended in second place.
20– The sum of GC points earned by the Green Tennisters and Green Batters as both finished in third place.
4– Four teams finished in fifth place during the second semester- the Lady Tennisters, the Green Fencers, the Green Woodpushers and the Lady Batters took home six points each for La Salle’s GC campaign.
Furthermore, the Lady Fencers and Lady Tracksters both contributed 16 points for the GC point tally after finishing at fourth place. The Green Spikers and the men’s football Team ended their respective seasons in sixth place thus earning DLSU a total of eight points.
5– Five Lasallians were named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of their respective regular seasons this UAAP 79. Emy Dael of the Lady Paddlers and Ben Mbala of the Green Archers received the award during the first semester, while Ignacio Escano of the Green Batters, MaJoy Baron of the Lady Spikers, and Kyla Inquig of the women’s football were awarded in the second semester.
Escano also received four more accolades this season- Best Slugger, Best Hitter, Most Homeruns, and Most Runs Batted to push his individual tally of awards from this season
Furthermore, five members of the Lady Woodpushers also took home individual medals in women’s chess. Rowelyn-joy Acedo, Mira Mirano, and Ella Moulic took home gold while and Marie San Diego took home silver.
4– The number of Lady Spikers who took home individual honors in the women’s volleyball tournament. Other than Baron, libero Dawn Macandili was named Best Receiver as Desiree Cheng was named Finals MVP. Last but not the least, outgoing team captain Kim Fajardo received Best Setter and Best Server honors.
Other notable statistics
12– The number of championships by DLSU Football head coach Hans Peter-Smit in the UAAP, with nine in the women’s division and three in the men’s.
10– Total number of UAAP Women’s Volleyball Championships won by Lady Spikers head coach Ramil De Jesus.
Although La Salle was not able to defend its General Championship title, the Green-and-White still earned five championships. DLSU’s strong finish to the season paired with promising performances will be vital aspects to build on in Lasallians’ bid to take the title back home to Taft Avenue.