Words by Ike GangosoPhotos by Bonny Dimayuga La Salle Green Hills Batch 78 (LSGH 78 a.k.a. Bastards) does a repeat by winning the 2013 One La Salle Perpetual Cup at Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club, Bacolod City for the second time in a row. Is a 3-peat in the offing? The One La Salle Perpetual Cup is the last […]
The wait is finally over. It took 50 years for La Salle to win a juniors basketball championship in either the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). And that long drought ended when De La Salle – Zobel demolished the University of the Philippines (UPIS), 86-62, to sweep the best-of-three finals for this year’s UAAP crown at the Araneta Coliseum.
At 5’5” tall, this point guard and shooting guard is tall for his age and could grow taller than his 6-foot dad. Genes is a factor in his physical growth, but to help athletes be taller, taking Cherifer in the morning and for lunch or dinner would help them be Tangkad Sagad!
Members of the ’98 and ’99 DLSU Men’s Basketball team who won the first two of four straight UAAP Championship under legendary coach Franz Pumaren were treated to a steak dinner at House of Wagyu Stone Grill in Green Hills by then team manager Johnny Valdes.
Lead by coach Tina Salak, a two-time UAAP women’s volleyball champion as an ace Far Eastern University setter in the mid-90s, and ably assisted by Assistant Coaches Jeremiah Monreal and Feliciano Felix G. Pantaleon, the Junior team of La Salle Zobel has made other schools take the Green Volleybelles seriously.
Thank you for one hell of an adventure.
Cheng transformed herself from injury-prone recruit to UAAP Finals MVP to collegiate superstar in what feels like a snap of a finger.
The good news for the Lady Spikers is that Cobb plays the part very well.
So with so much going against De Jesus and company, how do the stars align for DLSU to become the first team in Final Four history to win four straight championships?
Jose Mari, Rene and Greg – competed for De La Salle in Track & Field. The young boys started out in La Salle Green Hills as members of the Juniors NCAA varsity team where each one won gold medals in major meets.