Ateneo de Manila is boys' basketball champion of Jesuit Athletic Meet 2018

November 06, 2018
By: 
ASHS News; Photo courtesy of Noel P. Miranda

The Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets are boys’ basketball champions of the 2018 Jesuit Athletic Meet

Composed of players from the Ateneo de Manila Junior High School and Ateneo de Manila Senior High School, the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets won the Jesuit Athletic Meet (JAM) boys’ basketball crown last October 30, 2018. The Manila Eaglets’ victory came at the expense of two-time defending champions Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu. Playing for the Eaglets were Shaun Chiu (12-Denn), Daniel Coo (12-Gonzaga), Daniel David (12-Denn), Jan de Ayre (11-Fontoura), David Diaz (12-Oldcorne), Ian Espinosa (9-Lewis), JC Fetalvero (12-Beyzym), Joaquin Jaymalin (11-Fontoura), Jynno Ladimo (11-Garnet), Andrei Lechoncito (10-Chabanel), Migo Narciso (12-Denn), Forthsky Padrigao (10-Garate), Rafael Pangilinan (11-Fontoura), Jonas Salandanan (12-Holland), and Kai Sotto (10-Morse).   

  Image posted on JAM Cebu 2018 Facebook page shows Kai Sotto in action
The Jesuit Athletic Meet aims to foster fellowship and unity among the 10 Jesuit schools in the Philippines (Ateneo de Manila University, Xavier School San Juan, Xavier School Nuvali, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Ateneo de Naga University, Ateneo de Zamboanga, Ateneo de Davao, Ateneo de Iloilo, Loyola College of Culion and Sacred Heart School/Ateneo de Cebu) through sports. An estimated 1,000 high school athletes and officials from 10 Jesuit-run schools from all over the nation participated in the 2018 edition of the tournament. The Jesuit Athletic Meet 2018 was hosted by Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu from October 25 to 30, 2018 at its campus in Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City. The featured sporting events were basketball, chess, football, futsal, swimming, track & field, and volleyball.