Sports Feature
Crunching the digits: Green Archers’ FilOil stint by the numbers
by Brian Lance Tamayao
Sports Feature // July 1, 2012

It has been almost a month since the De La Salle University Green Archers finished bridesmaids in the 2012 FilOil Flying V Pre-Season Hanes Cup Tournament.They placed second out of 18 NCAA and UAAP squads, behind first-time champions National University Bulldogs.   The LaSallian presents some interesting figures that highlight the Archers’ breakaway pre-season performance….

DLSU clubs in summer action
by Jess Gusayko and Vrigette Vuelba
Sports Feature // June 28, 2012

The spotlight has always been on DLSU teams that have gained a reputation for their intense training in preparation for the UAAP, especially the Men’s basketball and Women’s volleyball team. The big B and V, however, have always overshadowed DLSU’s other sports clubs; these teams have been spreading the Animo spirit, continuously keeping the sport…

General Championship: Evaluating UAAP Season 74
by Tim Alejandro and Joaqui Flores
Sports Feature // June 24, 2012

The Basketball championship, highly-anticipated and hyped-up, is just a small trophy when compared to the UAAP General Championship (GC), which the University of Santo Tomas has monopolized for more than a decade already. La Salle in its last three seasons, however, has seen itself inch away from its first GC title; DLSU has always been…

Lady Spikers: academics, injuries reason for Shakey’s V-League tilt
by Joaqui Flores and Vrigette Vuelba
Sports Feature // May 14, 2012

Coming off from a remarkable UAAP championship season, the DLSU Lady Spikers stood still after withdrawing from the invitation to participate in the 9th Shakey’s V-League first conference. Tending to academics and nursing injuries appear to be the main issues besetting the Lady Spikers in their declining yet another V-League stint. “Na-invite kami ng Shakey’s…

FMC: Lady Archers banks on experience in crushing Lady Phoenix
by Brian Lance Tamayao
Sports Feature // May 7, 2012

Key veterans guided the Lady Archers once again in their 57-39 demolition of the Our Lady of Fatima Lady Phoenix in the continuation of the Father Martin Cup Women’s division at the San Beda Gym yesterday. Nicole Garcia tallied a game-high 18 points while the returning duo of Cass Santos and Miller Ong combined for…

De la Paz, wounded Archer
by Min Buenviaje and Adiel Sam De Jesus
Sports Feature // May 5, 2012

In the last three minutes of the Archers’ 80-73 triumph over the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, another unfortunate injury hit the boys in Green. As Luigi de la Paz scrambled to save a ball possesion, a Letran Knight forcibly grabbed his arm, resulting in a recurrence of his shoulder dislocation, technically a displacement…

Coach Gee Abanilla: dissecting the La Salle – San Beda game
by Brian Lance Tamayao
Sports Feature // April 19, 2012

The Green Archers started the Fil-Oil Flying V Pre-Season Hanes Cup opening day in defeat against reigning NCAA titlist San Beda Red Lions, 63-69 at the San Juan Arena last April 14. Head Coach Gee Abanilla breaks the game ball to basket. System failure We [Green Archers] ran away from our system. We did not…

Improvement: Green and Lady Archers’ summer theme
by Brian Lance Tamayao
Sports Feature // April 14, 2012

Falling short of a Final Four stint in the last UAAP season, the DLSU Green Archers found itself back to the drawing board to formulate an improved game plan to bring back its lost brilliance. The result: a new coach and six exciting rookies. “They [rookies] are slowly getting into rhythm. They are slowly adjusting…

The LaSallian Sports Awards 2012
by Adiel Sam De Jesus, Jamie Lau, Brian Lance Tamayao, Jerome Alvarez, Martha Elisse Teves and Joaqui Flores
Sports Feature // April 5, 2012

The LaSallian Excellence Award: JV Casio From a collegiate standout to a national floor general, Casio has proven himself as an excellent leader even in the international and professional world of basketball. Today, he is the focal point of the Powerade Tigers’ offense in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). With an amazing performance in the…

Marielle Benitez and her golden goal in life
by The LaSallian
Sports Feature // February 28, 2012

Two minutes can make or break destiny. In the last stretch of a UAAP Season 61 Football Championship game, two teams were competing to finally score a goal. A shy 17-year-old Sophomore, Marielle Mayo Benitez, defined two, but arguably the most important seconds of that game. Seeing an opening, Marielle took the shot that won…