Sports Feature
Surprise Team of the Year: Focused Green Tennisters earn podium finish
by Brent Guiao
Sports Feature // June 23, 2017

After finishing winless in last year’s campaign, the DLSU Green Tennisters entered Season 79 looking for redemption. While they did not finish in first place, a renewed focus from the entire team led the Green Tennisters all the way to a spot on the podium, finishing in third place. Due to the UAAP Tennis Tournament…

Moment of the Year: Green Paddlers rise to the occasion, win five straight knockout matches
by Gio Gloria
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As a lower seed, pulling off an upset over a more favored opponent in the knockout rounds is a feat that can sum up the highlight of a season. But pulling off multiple upsets requires an elite level of resilience and endurance, something the DLSU Green Paddlers had when they overcame tough odds to finish…

Male Rookie of the Year: Dionisio marks UAAP debut with finweight gold
by Danielle Erika Capule
Sports Feature // June 19, 2017

After ending his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Juniors Division career as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for taekwondo in the league’s 91st season, all eyes were on Carlo Dionisio as he made the transition to the UAAP. In his rookie season representing La Salle, Dionisio was also able to cope with the pressure that…

Female Rookie of the Year: Cobb is just getting warmed up
by Patrick Quintero
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From being cut from the team in 2016 to becoming one of the most recognized college volleyball players in the country, DLSU Lady Spiker Michelle Cobb has been through a lot in her young career. But it has only just begun. Despite being a rookie, the Behavioral Sciences major has shown keen aggressiveness and the…

Most Improved Player: Hard work leads to MVP season for Escaño
by Brent Guiao and Jose Rafael Mendoza
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Although the DLSU Green Batters were unable to repeat as champions in their UAAP Season 79 campaign, the drastic improvement of sophomore Ignacio Escaño served as one of the few bright spots for a team that expected nothing less than a championship. A testament to Escaño’s stellar performance was him garnering five out of the…

Team of the Year: DLSU Women’s Football soars to greater heights
by Renzo Miguel Mercado
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A coherent team with unshakable determination and a relentless pursuit. These were invaluable aspects displayed by the DLSU Women’s Football Team in its undefeated run to the UAAP Season 79 title. After falling against the UP Lady Maroons and clinching the first runner-up in 2016, the Lasallians remained confident and were fueled by their setback….

Male Athlete of the Year: Ben Mbala takes mayhem to the next level
by Patrick Quintero and Gerard Alde
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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…

Palacios, Ledesma exit in style, end DLSU Football’s seven-year title drought
by Danielle Erika Capule
Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 9, 2017

Inna Palacios and Meryll Ledesma’s respective journeys with the prestigious DLSU Football program have come to an end. The co-captains left their mark by giving the team from Taft its first title in seven years while finishing UAAP Season 79 unbeaten. Throughout the whole competition, La Salle showcased its well fortified defense which included Ledesma…

Curtain call: Kim Fajardo puts storybook ending to hallowed UAAP career
by Gio Gloria
News Feature Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 8, 2017

In her five years in the UAAP, Kim Fajardo has seen everything. She has been a part of the arguably the most popular generation of Lady Spikers, while also serving as the bridge between that group and the current crop of young stars led by the likes of libero Dawn Macandili, MVP (Most Valuable Player)…

Heart and perseverance: The resiliency of Desiree Cheng and Tin Tiamzon
by Patrick Quintero
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…