Athlete Revisited: The life of a Lady Spiker
by Claro Ignacio Manzano
Athlete Revisited Sports Feature // May 6, 2017

For the sixth consecutive season, the DLSU Lady Spikers and rivals the ADMU Lady Eagles are squaring off in the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Finals. In the light of another highly anticipated matchup between DLSU and ADMU, The LaSallian sought the opportunity to sit down with former Lady Spikers who represented La Salle during its early years…

UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers aim to clinch title against reeling ADMU
by Gio Gloria
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 5, 2017

In this sixth straight finals matchup between the DLSU Lady Spikers and the ADMU Lady Eagles, there is little room for surprises. Save for the changing personnel and the ADMU coaching change from Roger Gorayeb to Tai Bundit, the strategies and the all-out passion exhibited by the faithful from both universities have remained the same….

Bounce back: Desiree Cheng helps La Salle snatch Game 1 from ADMU
by Gio Gloria
Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 2, 2017

Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 Volleyball Finals proved to be one of the most grueling games for the defending champions, the DLSU Lady Spikers, this season, more so for third-year player Desiree Cheng. Cheng’s jitters were apparent during the first two sets of the game, as her mistimed receptions and attacks surrendered crucial…

UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers grab finals series lead after four-set rout of ADMU      
by Patrick Quintero
Sports News UAAP 79 //

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…

Weight Regulation: Making the cut in combat sports
by Danielle Erika Capule and Andrea Punzalan
Sports Feature //

Maintaining an athlete’s physical build is one thing, but maintaining one’s weight is another. To most athletes, following a healthy diet is a preferable lifestyle but to others, following a strict diet is a must depending on their corresponding sport. Physical strength and mental toughness are just initial qualifications in joining sports as strict as…

The heightened ACL injury and its truths
by Jose Rafael Mendoza
Sports Feature //

One of the most common and feared injuries sports injuries is the anterior cruciate ligament tear, or what is popularly termed as an ACL. A list of high profile athletes have suffered this injury, from NBA players in Derrick Rose and Jamal Crawford to former Philippine Azkals defender Aly Borromeo, instrumentally affecting their careers. Among…

FilOil: Green Archers succumb to JRU in preseason opener, 85-81
by Jose Rafael Mendoza and Andrea Punzalan
FilOil 2017 Sports News // May 1, 2017

Earlier today at the FilOil Flying V Centre, the DLSU Green Archers lost to the Jose Rizal University (JRU) Heavy Bombers, 85-81. With La Salle’s loss, the Green-and-White was unable to open their FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup campaign on a high note. Ben Mbala was dominant on both ends of the court, recording 22 points and…

UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers face ADMU in sixth straight finals series, seek 10th championship
by Patrick Quintero
Sports News UAAP 79 //

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…

Behind the scenes of gameday with DLSU athletes
by Danielle Erika Capule and Marnellie Alegre
Sports Feature //

Getting in the zone before game time can be different for everybody, may it be in sports, school, work, or even during lull periods. Being productive and reaching optimum concentration is a process that everyone experiences differently, and this is no foreign concept to Lasallian student athletes. Pre-game day rituals and routines are common among…

FilOil: Green Archers enter post-Teng era, seek back-to-back preseason titles
by Brent Guiao
FilOil 2017 Sports News //

Now a few months removed from winning the UAAP Season 79 Men’s Basketball Championship, the DLSU Green Archers have their sights on their next goal: clinching back-to-back titles, and repeating not only in the UAAP, but in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup as well. Over the next month, La Salle will take an important…