Printed September 18, 2023 10:18pm
Up to date September 18, 2023 10:18pm
Key losses: Axel Doromal, Shane Menina, Cade Flores, Travis Mantua
Key holdovers: Danielle Mallari, Lars Sunga, Joshua Abastillas
Season 98 report: 7-11 (sixth place)
Arellano College had a workforce with a whole lot of promise within the earlier season, with an distinctive pool of abilities led by the backcourt crew of Axel Doromal, Shane Menina, Travis Mantua, and Kai Oliva in addition to the reigning Rookie of the Yr in huge man Cade Flores.
However the Chiefs fell wanting the Last 4, wrapping up their marketing campaign with a 7-11 win-loss card.
This time round, Arellano must make do with out their outdated stars, a lot of whom have both transferred to a distinct faculty, moved as much as the skilled ranks, graduated, or just determined to forgo their remaining years.
Of the 17-man roster final 12 months, solely six stay in Legarda with Danielle Mallari being tasked to be the brand new captain as he tries to guide a new-look Arellano facet alongside huge man Joshua Abastillas and help crew of Lars Sunga, Jade Talampas, Mc Jeadan Ongotan, and Troy Valencia.
Among the many holdovers, Talampas had the very best averages from Season 98 with 5.0 factors, 3.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 0.4 assists in 16 video games.
And as if the exits of their stars is not sufficient, the Chiefs additionally waved goodbye to seasoned tactician Cholo Martin, who has now been changed by rising mentor in Chico Manabat.
And Mallari, who’s taking part in his final 12 months this season, admitted that adjusting to a brand new system is difficult, however mentioned they welcome it as they hope to enhance their earlier end.
(Arellano Chiefs. Photograph: Angela Davocol)
“To this point, so good. We have been really working arduous, training six occasions per week and attempting to convey that tradition of coach Chico to the workforce,” Mallari instructed GMA Built-in Information.
“At first it was very arduous as a result of new coach, new system however proper now, I really feel like we’re doing properly and we’re doing good. Slowly however certainly we’re getting there.”
Finishing Arellano’s roster are Kyle Anama, Yuan Camay, John Lorenz Capulong, Dominic Dayrit, Joshua Dela Cruz, Ernest Geronimo, Bryan Rosalin, Felix Villarente, and Ralph Yanes.
Marco Polo Antonio, Charles Lustina, and Kenjie Tan, in the meantime, are listed as reserves.
Regardless of a completely rejigged squad, Mallari believes they’ve sufficient manpower to offer different groups a run for his or her cash.
“I really feel like we have now the instruments to achieve success this season.”
NCAA Season 99 opens on September 24. Watch the video games dwell on GTV.
—JMB, GMA Built-in Information