Ateneo JHS is PAYA Aspirants Volleyball Champ via sweep

October 02, 2019
By: 
Carlo Carlon

FRONT ROW FROM LEFT: Rosh Santos, Kyle Carlon, Christan Quijano, Jacob Bandong, Renzo Gazzingan, Carlo Ng, and Asher Manalaysay; BACK ROW FROM LEFT: Coach Sonnie Cruz, Kimi Mendoza, Jose Pabulayan, Kiann Munsayac, Matteo Suzara, Joaquin Ang It, Roberto Jaymalin, Deign Dato, and Joseph Ramos

Comprised of students in grades 9 and 10, the Ateneo Junior High School volleyball team won the PAYA (Philippine Athletic Youth Association) Aspirants Volleyball championship via sweep last September 29, 2019. The Ateneans dethroned 4-time defending champion Xavier in the final played on September 29, 2019 at Xavier School in San Juan City. Before the final, the blue and white also scored victories against Colegio San Agustin, Claret School of Quezon City, La Salle Greenhills and Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. 

The members of the team are Roberto Jaymalin (C9-Berchmans), Rosh Santos (C9-Berno), Asher Manalaysay (L10-Gelabert), Joaquin Ang It (C9-Berno), Kimi Mendoza (L9-Fausti), Renzo Gazzingan (M10-Mangin), Deign Dato (P9-Sitjar), Jose Pabulayan (C9-Baena), Carlo Ng (L10-Gelabert), Christan Quijano (L10-Ferreres), Kyle Carlon (L10-Ferreres), Ross Bartolome (C9-Berno), Matteo Suzara (P9-Southwell), Jacob Bandong (M10-Pacheco), and Kiann Munsayac (P9-Sitjar). Sonnie Cruz was the team’s head coach while Joseph Ramos was its assistant coach.