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Patrick Quintero
Male Athlete of the Year: Ben Mbala takes mayhem to the next level
Sports Feature // June 19, 2017

One of the highlights of Season 79 was the introduction of head coach Aldin Ayo’s “mayhem” system to the UAAP. The Green Archers exemplified grit and grind, game in and game out, fulfilling the system their new coach brought about.  They displayed great effort on both offense and defense, which ultimately brought La Salle its…

UAAP: Lady Spikers clinch back-to-back titles, give Fajardo perfect send-off
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 11, 2017

After a season of adversity, the DLSU Lady Spikers have successfully defended their championship and retained the title as the top team of the league. However, it was not an easy journey for the Green-and-White. From losing a handful of key players prior to the season, to players struggling with inconsistency, the team from Taft…

Heart and perseverance: The resiliency of Desiree Cheng and Tin Tiamzon
Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 7, 2017

“Mas gusto nila.” (They wanted it more.) Throughout the DLSU Lady Spikers’ championship run, DLSU head coach Ramil De Jesus often resorted to this statement whenever asked about claiming victory over their opponents, referring to his players. He has instilled a sense of stubbornness and perseverance amongst the team, that every time they fall down, they…

UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers grab finals series lead after four-set rout of ADMU      
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 2, 2017

The DLSU Lady Spikers took Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 Volleyball Finals after routing their archrivals, the ADMU Lady Eagles, 21-25, 29-27, 25-22, 25-20, earlier today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tin Tiamzon led the Green-and-White with 15 points on 15 attacks and eight excellent receptions. Kim Fajardo was also a major contributor…

UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers face ADMU in sixth straight finals series, seek 10th championship
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 1, 2017

The DLSU Lady Spikers are heading into their ninth consecutive finals appearance since Season 71 and are looking to claim their tenth championship for La Salle. This feat, however, will not come easy as they will face the ADMU Lady Eagles in the finals for the sixth straight year. Although DLSU concluded the elimination round with…

Smit and De Jesus: Making a difference beyond sports
Sports Feature // April 26, 2017

Behind every great player is a great coach, a person to show toughness and not sugarcoat anything when it comes to training. Players need to be pushed to the limit then loved, then pushed again in order to bring out the hunger inside of them, and coaches are there to ensure that their players reach…

LSAL: Air Force One bags title over Baroney behind Cu’s late game heroics
LSAL Sports News // April 25, 2017

The annual La Salle Athletic League (LSAL) 2016-2017 Basketball Tournament ended with a thrilling double overtime (OT) game last April 17. After being down as many as 20 points, Finals Most Valuable Player Raphael Cu willed his team to a 92-89 win over Baroney to claim the championship at the Enrique Razon Sports Complex last April…

Cheng, Tiamzon display fire and desire heading into final stretch
Sports Feature UAAP 79 // April 24, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the DLSU Lady Spikers are once again on the way to the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Finals. They are just one step away from a championship repeat, but much has changed since winning it all last season. The gap left by the departure of key senior players proved to be larger…

UAAP Final Four: Lady Spikers eliminate Golden Tigresses, book return trip to the finals
Sports News UAAP 79 // April 22, 2017

The DLSU Lady Spikers walked away with a 25-14, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13 victory over the UST Golden Tigresses earlier today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to advance to the UAAP Season 79 Women’s Volleyball Finals. Kim Fajardo led La Salle with 11 points on five service aces and dictated the Green-and-White offense with 39 excellent…

UAAP: Lady Spikers succumb to Lady Eagles in four sets, end elimination round as second seed
Sports News UAAP 79 // April 8, 2017

Despite a strong start, the DLSU Lady Spikers were unable to contain Jule Samonte and the ADMU Lady Spikers as they fell to their archrivals, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, earlier today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Returning from injury, Kim Kianna Dy was a bright spot for La Salle, scoring 15 points on 14 attacks….