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Of new beginnings, friendship, and Blue Eagles: Catching up with Big Ben

Growing up as a kid from Cameroon, Ben Mbala has always held the dream of playing at the highest level in the sport he loved the most: basketball. From being an MVP of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program and almost playing for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, to being an immediate legend for the DLSU…

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Former DLSU backcourt duo discuss their journey to basketball supremacy

As former team captains of the Green-and-White, Andrei Caracut and Kib Montalbo have moved on to the more challenging realms of Philippine basketball. Caracut currently hones his skills in the Alab Pilipinas squad under the tutelage of coach Jimmy Alapag, while Montalbo is a member of TNT KaTropa in the PBA. Last May 22, both…

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Athlete revisited: Inna Palacios guards women’s football legacy at the net

Inna Palacios embedded a resounding legacy in her time with the Lady Booters after being crowned UAAP’s Best Goalkeeper four times in her collegiate career. For an athlete to leave a lasting legacy in their sport, they must embody a unique image that would distinguish them from the rest. Her steady presence between the posts…

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Athlete revisited: Majoy Baron solidifies career

Under the bright lights of the Paco Arena, the towering presence of Mary Joy Baron is seen training intensively with the women’s national volleyball team. Once a player for the DLSU Lady Spikers during her collegiate years, Baron has since entered a new chapter of her career—donning the national colors in several regional meets this…

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Athlete Revisited: Johansen Aguilar’s breakthroughs beyond the pool

“Nothing’s planned.” These were the words former Green Tanker Johansen Aguilar shared with The LaSallian after a talk show where he shared his outlook on “finding your own style” in the Verdure at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall, last Thursday, July 4. Having graduated in 2014, Aguilar might not be a familiar face except for…

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Athlete Revisited: TY Tang’s new journey

Tyrone Conrad Tang, more popularly known as “TY”, is one of the steadiest and most cerebral point guards that has played in the UAAP, as he spearheaded the offense of head coach Franz Pumaren during his playing days for the DLSU Green Archers. Tang went on to win a championship with La Salle before moving…

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Athlete Revisited: The life of a Lady Spiker

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…

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Athlete revisited: TY Tang

Arguably one of the best point guards to put on a La Salle jersey, Tyron Conrad Tang or “TY” Tang once ran the same floor as today’s Green Archers. Tang, together with his team, was responsible for several classic basketball games that fired up the entire DLSU community. The LaSallian sat down with Tang to…

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Coach Sam Bernales: Leaving a legacy

De La Salle University has honed many good coaches during its tenure in the UAAP. Famous coaches like Franz Pumaren, Ramil de Jesus, and Hans Peter Smit have forever left a legacy in Lasallian sports. However, there are a few coaches, whom like those mentioned, have sacrificed and put in as much work for their team and sport yet they continue to go unnoticed by the Lasallian community.

Head coach Sam Bernales of the DLSU Judokas is one of the few coaches who deserves all the praise for what he has done in the development of the martial art of judo in the University.