FilOil: La Salle dispatches FEU, 78-53, advances to the semifinals
by Juro Morilla and Ac Valenzuela
FilOil 2017 Sports News // June 21, 2017

The DLSU Green Archers defeated the FEU Tamaraws, 78-53, earlier today in the FilOil Flying V Center. Ben Mbala recorded a double-double for the Green Archers with 32 points and 19 rebounds. “Di lang naman si Ben, lahat ng players gumawa. Lahat ng players motivated,” said head coach Aldin Ayo after the game. Aljun Melecio…

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 Escano’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…

FilOil: La Salle advances, downs CSJL, 93-77
by Renzo Miguel Mercado and Danielle Erika Capule
FilOil2017 Sports News // June 16, 2017

The DLSU Green Archers bested the CSJL Knights, 93-77, behind 45 points and 17 rebounds from Ben Mbala. Ricci Rivero added 17 points in the winning effort, while Jerrick Balanza tallied 22 points for Letran in the loss. After the game, Aldin Ayo emphasized the importance of his team’s unselfish play in a win that…

FilOil: La Salle falls to ADMU, 80-78, absorbs third loss in seven games
by Claro Ignacio Manzano
FilOil 2017 Sports News // June 11, 2017

The DLSU Green Archers fell to the ADMU Blue Eagles earlier today, 80-78, and now hold a 4-3 win-loss card in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup. Ben Mbala finished with 23 points and nine rebounds for La Salle while Aljun Melecio recorded 20 points on 38 percent three-point shooting and grabbed five rebounds….

FilOil: La Salle grabs fourth win against gritty Red Warriors
by Dan Jerusalem and Juro Morilla
FilOil 2017 Sports News // June 4, 2017

  It was a tight match between the DLSU Green Archers and the UE Red Warriors as both teams fought hard until the dying seconds of the game, with La Salle edging out UE in the end, 77-71. Justine Baltazar led La Salle in scoring with 15 points and three blocks. Meanwhile Santi Santillan recorded…

Former Green Archer Robert Bolick finds vindication as San Beda Red Lion
by Jose Rafael Mendoza
FilOil 2017 Sports News // May 29, 2017

It has been years since the Lasallian community saw Robert Bolick don the Green-and-White in its successful 2013 UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship run. After a less-than-stellar stint the following season, Bolick did not return, citing a spiteful departure from the team. Instead, the six-foot-one guard moved to San Beda College (SBC), where he would prove…