Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The STI College Olympians barely made it to the semi – finals last year as the Our Lady of Fatima University Phoenix shut down their final four hopes by carving out a close 5 set victory that all but halted the hopes of the Olympians for a banner year. As they say, revenge is best served cold as the Olympians bucked a slow start to avenge last year’s loss with an opening day win against the same team 20 - 25, 25-15, 25 -22, 25 - 22 for their first win in the NAASCU opening in four years.
The Olympians relied on the high flying duo of third year BS Computer Engineering high flyer John Ric Amontos and BS HRM Senior Junior Ponce. The two connived to quell every rally mounted by the stubborn Phoenix team. Ably backing up the two are Third year BS Information Technology tosser Rezile Lazaro, Sophomore Computer Science Major striker Jeric Rosas, sophomore BS HRM Rookie Dan Marasigan and, BS Business Management Senior and the Captain Mark Reaño. The six were instrumental in putting the first win for the Olympians in the new season.
Dan Marasigan flies high
The Olympians started tentatively as they got into a maze of errors as the opening day jitters slowly ate them up as their veterans were quite tense which gave the Phoenix a 15 – 8 lead. The Olympians eventually woke up, rallied, lost the first set but eventually got better and there was no denying them the hard earned win over their 2011 tormentors. The game was close in the third and fourth sets with the Olympians showing their poise under pressure by winning the last two sets after both coming from 22 - all ties.
Jeric Rosas on the move
In the other games, CEU and AMA Computer University got twin kills by beating their respective opponents in the Men’s and Women’s division. The Scorpions beat opening day loser City University of Pasay while their Lady Scorpions beat the STI College Lady Olympians. Newly formed Informatics International College suffered twin losses against the AMA Computer University Titans as their Men’s and Women’s Team both got a rude welcome from the Titans. The St Clare College Saints got a split as their women’s team won over the Our Lady of Fatima University Phoenix while venue host New Era University Hunters beat the Men’s team of the Saints. The Titans lead the Men's Division with two wins while CEU, St. Clare and AMA are tied with one win in the distaff side.
Tosser Rezille Lazaro and Jeric Rosas on the block
Monday, January 23, 2012
The 11th National Athletic Association of Schools Colleges & Universities opened its 2nd semester sports with the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball taking center stage. The Makati Coliseum was once again the venue for the monumental event with eight teams figuring in the Men’s Volleyball and seven teams fighting it out in Women’s Volleyball.
Leading the way in the Men’s division and this year’s title favorite is last year’s Men’s Runner up the AMA Computer University Titans. The Titans opened their campaign with a 3 – 0 win over the City University of Pasay as the lone game in the opening. This year, the tournament will be a single round robin event with the top four teams making it to a knock out semi finals event. The one game final for bothr Men’s and Women’s will be the culminating event of the NAASCU.
The opening stared with the heartwarming rendition of the Invocation hymn entitled “Love is the answer” and the nationalistic interpretation of the Philippine National Anthem by the New Era University Men’s Chorale. Guest speaker for the opening was former Basketball Collegiate standout, PBA Player, National team Coach and now Games and Amusement Board Commissioner Fritz Gaston. To make the event more lively and stimulate the crowd’s interest, all eight muses of the different teams were introduced. STI College’s Monica Martinez was judged as the Best Muse among the eight other competitors who are also players of their respective teams.
The Team’s playing in the Men’s division are AMA Computer University, Centro Escolar University, City University of Pasay, Informatics International College, New Era University, Our Lady of Fatima University, St. Clare College and STI College. In the distaff side the seven teams are AMA Computer University, Centro Escolar University, Informatics International College, New Era University, Our Lady of Fatima University, St. Clare College and STI College where the AMA Computer University Lady Titans are the defending champion.
What made the opening of the NAASCU Volleyball Tournament all the more exciting was the third staging of the NAASCU Hiphop dance competition. The Our Lady of Fatima University bagged first place in the competition with an average score of 89% while the AMA Computer University Dancers came in second and the Centro Escolar University Scorpions came in third. Dr. Ernesto Jay G. Adalem declared the games open and as metioned the lone game between AMA and CUP was won by AMA. Stay tuned for updates on the 11th NAASCU Volleyball tournament and other forthcoming events.
Friday, January 20, 2012
THE 17TH NYC AT
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IN OSMEÑA, CEBU CITY
STI COLLEGE CEBU'S DEPUTY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
REBECCA ANCHETA WELCOMES THE DELEGATES
FROM STI MANDAUE, DUMAGUETE, CALBAYOG AND SURIGAO
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IT'S ALL ABOUT ME, MYSELF AND I
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IT'S ALL ABOUT US - ME AND MY COMMUNITY
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