DLSU concluded Season 80 at second place after garnering 271 general championship points, 10.5 points short of UST’s total. La Salle has now finished at second place for two consecutive years, while the España-based squad bagged their third general championship in four years.
With the second semester sports now over, The LaSallian delves into the vital numbers that defined the impressive campaign of the Green-and-White.
General championship analysis
139 – The total number of general championship points (GC) earned by La Salle in the second semester. The Green-and-White had 132 GC points during the first semester, thus putting their total to 271 GC points, matching the total output posted last year in Season 79.
3 – Only three teams won their respective tournaments in the second semester. The Women’s Football team and the Lady Spikers retained their respective titles, while the Lady Woodpushers finally bagged the championship after ending up at second place last season.
24 – The sum of the GC points collected by the Green Woodpushers and the Green Batters this semester as both teams finished as runners-up in their respective campaigns.
5 – Five teams ended in third place during the second semester – the Green Tennisters, the Lady Tennisters, the Green Fencers, the Lady Fencers, and the Green Tracksters.
To further add to the GC point tally, the Men’s Football team was able to notch eight points as it finished the campaign in fourth place, after losing to the UP Fighting Maroons in the Final Four. The Green Spikers, the Lady Batters, and the Lady Tracksters combined for a total of 12 GC points after all ending up at sixth place.
4 – The number of Lasallian athletes that received the season Most Valuable Player (MVP) award or the Finals MVP award. Dawn Macandili of the Lady Spikers was named the Finals MVP after a scintillating performance in the championship round. Bernadette Galas of the Lady Woodpushers, Kyla Inquig of the Women’s Football Team, and Kiko Gesmundo each bagged the season MVP award.
Aside from the season MVP award, Gesmundo received three more individual honors – Most Home runs, Best Slugger, and Best Third Baseman.
3 – Three players earned Rookie of the Year honors for their respective sports this season – Francis Obiena of the Green Tracksters, Angelo Tantuico of the Green Batters, and Bea Delos Reyes of the women’s football team.
14 – Number of players from the DLSU Fencing Team that garnered a medal. Divine Romero of the Lady Fencers led the way with four medals, while teammate Pat Eusebio bagged two medals. David Lumahan and Vincent Tibus spearheaded the Green Fencers as they finished the season with two medals each.
1 – Jed Diamante, the only player from the Men’s Football Team that received an award this season, earned the Best Midfielder accolade.
Other notable statistics
20 – Head coach Ramil De Jesus has now coached the Lady Spikers for 20 seasons. In his two decades with the team, the former Tamaraw has led the Green-and-White to 18 Finals appearances, with 11 of those resulting to a title.
13 – Number of championships by DLSU Football head coach Hans Smit in the UAAP, with 10 in the women’s division, and three in the men’s.
8 – The Lady Woodpushers have now won eight championships in the last 15 UAAP seasons.
Despite falling short for the second straight year, the Lasallian athletes still played their heart out and contributed to the point tally that enabled the school to finish high above the standings. Their perseverance and efforts yielded a total of five championships this season and clearly embodied the “Go For Great” theme that was set this year.