With the painful memory of runner-up finishes in their last year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) campaign still fresh in their minds, the Letran Table Tennis teams are set to break through the slumps as they approach Season 94.
After losing eight of his vital players in both the seniors and juniors division due to graduation, Letran Chess team head coach Roland Perez took the off-season very well and enlisted ten new faces to reinforce his team.
Spin.ph’s sports writer and The LANCE’s former sports editor ’12-’13 Christian Jacinto has been elected as the new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Press Corps vice president last July.
The Letran Knights ended their NCAA first round campaign with a win against the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 76-56, on Friday, August 24 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
After two heart-wrenching losses against San Beda and Lyceum, Knights’ main man Bong Quinto quickly licked his wounds and posted his first career triple-double to power Letran’s redemption game.
The Letran Knights snapped their two-game losing skid after handing the Mapua University Cardinals a 21-point beating, 84-63, in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 92 men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
After losing in overtime last Friday against arch-rival San Beda Red Lions, the Letran Knights suffered another heart-break, this time to the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates, 87-82, in their seventh game of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 92 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Known as a pure-scorer in his days with University of the East Red Warriors, Bonbon Batiller showed another facet of his game as he shadowed San Beda star Robert Bolick in Letran’s 76-80 loss, last Friday.
Robert Bolick played his first year for the Red Lions in 2016, a year after the Mendiola-based squad’s heart-breaking loss to the Letran Knights in the game three of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 91 men’s basketball finals.
Former De La Salle Green Archer slot man Larry Muyang is one of the few people who can describe the difference between the La-Salle-Ateneo and Letran-San Beda rivalry as he was blessed to participate in both.