Ateneo is RIFA Aspirants B Phase II champion! date posted: 2012-03-22 11:12:13
Reported by Raul Albarece; Photo by Patrick Eala
Congratulations to team Ateneo, RIFA Aspirants-B, 2nd Division Tournament Phase II champions!
PLaying for Ateneo were the following. 1st Row, from left: Juan Paolo E. Escalona (1L), Gonzalo Alfredo Benjamin J. Bongolan (7-Brebeuf), John Michael W. dela Rosa (7-Regis), Roman Fernando S. Garcia (Co-captain, 7-Rodriguez), Miguel M. Marabut (7-Berchmans), Carlo Francisco L. Alivia (7-Bellarmine), Alain V. Tanchuan (7-Rodriguez).
Back Row, from left: Alexis Daniel T. Cordova (1-N), Angelo Jud D. Cruz (1-C), Renz Fortunato S. Madamba (1-G), John Patrick B. Eala (1-O), Jose Rinaldi I. Layug (1-F), Gabriel Isaac I. Ramolete (7-Berchmans), Ronaldo Gabriel J. Santiago (7- ), Kenneth Gerard B. Soriano (7-Pignatelli), Paolo Reganit (7- ), Karlos Lorenzo L. Gutierrez (Captain, 1-C), Jose Romulo V. Cadiz (7-Canisius), Jan Angelo T. Valdez (7-Berchmans), Eli Fernando Taira M. Supit (7-Claver), Coach Raul B. Albarece.
The other team members are Raphael Alessandro T. Reantaso (1-G), Kevin Carl A. Corpuz ( 1-A), Andres Paolo C. Medina (7-Pignatelli) and Vince Ferrer (7- ) .
The team is composed of grade school and high school student-athletes. Team Ateneo defeated the following teams in the elimination's phase: Lourdes Mandaluyong - 3-4, De La Salle-Lipa - 0-3, San Beda College-Rizal - 0-7 and Don Bosco Mandaluyong - 0-1.
In the semis, they beat the number 3 ranked team, Don Bosco Mandaluyong, with a score of 1 - 0 and won over Southridge-B in the finals. The team is led by captains' Kenzo Gutierrez and Andy Garcia. The team is coached by Raul B. Albarece and assisted by Power Valeroso.