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Athlete Revisited: Ben Mbala

Former UAAP MVP Ben Mbala looks back on his journey with the DLSU Green Archers.

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Spitfire guard moves to the next stage of his promising career

Foregoing his final playing year for the Green-and-White, Aljun Melecio looks back on his legacy with La Salle and how his journey has propelled him in achieving his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. Melecio was recently drafted by the Phoenix Super LPG in the second round of the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft. A…

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Setbacks and comebacks: Theo Lacson reborn

While society has been more accepting toward the LGBTQIA community in recent years, transgender men and women still experience discrimination in their daily lives. Oftentimes, they are less understood and accepted by society, as they are rarely represented authentically. And in the world of sports where queerness is still very much taboo, trans athletes are…

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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…