San Beda Red Lions

The San Beda Red Lions is the collegiate varsity basketball team of the San Beda University that plays in the NCAA. The juniors basketball team is called the Red Cubs of San Beda University–Rizal, while the women's varsity basketball team is called the Red Lionesses. The latter plays in the Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association.

San Beda Red Lions
San Beda University
LeagueNCAA and WNCAA
Joined1924 (NCAA)
1986 (WNCAA)
Mendiola, Manila
Taytay, Rizal
Team colorsRed      and      White
Fight songIndian Yell
Women's teamRed Lionesses
Juniors' teamRed Cubs
Seniors' general championships
  • NCAA: 7
    (2010–11, 2011–2012, 2012–2013, 2014–2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018)
Juniors' general championships
  • NCAA: 15
    (1982–83, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016-17)

San Beda is the only founding member of the NCAA left in the league.[1][2][3][4]


San Beda is named after the Venerable Bede of England. In honor of Venerable Bede who is an English man, the school chose the Red Lion Rampant which is the heraldic symbol of the ancient Scots/English for courage as part of its school logo.[2][5][6] San Beda pays tribute to the courage of the Benedictine monks by adopting the Red Lion, the symbol of courage in the Catholic tradition and in the land of St. Bede.[7]


NCAA Season 94 Men's Basketball Roster

San Beda Red Lions roster
Pos. No. Nat. Name Height Year High School
C 4 Abuda, Franz 6'7" (2.01m) 1st San Beda – Rizal
PG 5 Cabañag, Jeramer 5'11" (1.8m) 3rd San Beda – Rizal
SG 6 Soberano, Amiel Cris R. 5'9" (1.75m) 3rd Tarlac State University
SG 7 Oftana, Calvin John R. 5'9" (1.75m) 2nd Carmel High School (Dumaguete)
PG 8 Bolick, Robert Lee Jr. E. 6'1" (1.85m) 4th La Salle Green Hills
SF 9 Mocon, Javee D. 6'3" (1.91m) 4th San Beda – Rizal
F/C 10 Tankoua, Pierre Donald   6'5" (1.96m) 3rd Lycée Belingwe
SF 11 Doliguez, Clint 5'11" (1.8m) 5th Hope Christian School
SF 12 Bahio, John Brylle 6'1" (1.85m) 1st USPF
SF 13 Presbitero, Jose Mari Y. (C) 5'10" (1.78m) 3rd Ateneo de Davao
PG 15 Tongco, Ranbill Angelo V. 5'9" (1.75m) 4th San Beda – Rizal
PF 17 Cariño, Kenmark 6'8" (2.03m) 1st Cornerstone Christian Academy
C 18 Adamos, Benedict C. 6'7" (2.01m) 2nd Zamora Memorial College
PF 19 Noah, Arnaud Germain N. 6'4" (1.93m) 2nd HSAB
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager
  • Jude Roque

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Franz Abuda Ben Adamos
PF Kenmark Carino Arnaud Noah
SF Clint Doliguez Jomari Presbitero JB Bahio
SG AC Soberano Calvin Oftana
PG Ranbill Tongco Jeramer Cabanag

NCAA Season 93 Juniors' Basketball Roster

2017 San Beda Red Cubs roster
Pos. No. Nat. Name Height Year High School
3 Obenza, Ain Carlo B.
SF 4 Barbero, Raphael Lian P. 6'1" (1.85m) Grade 10 Pasig Catholic College
PF 5 Tagala, Joshua Gavril R. 6'0" (1.83m) Grade 10 San Beda College-Rizal
PF 6 Velasquez Jr., Eduardo 6'0" (1.83m) Grade 10 Don Bosco Pampanga
G 7 Nayve, Robi Jullian D. 5'11" (1.8m) Grade 10 Assumption College of Davao
9 Etrata, Prince Alexis
PG 10 Nelle, Evan Heinrich Nickolai 5'10" (1.78m) Grade 10 De La Salle Zobel
SG 11 De La Rosa, Ry Aljer D. 5'9" (1.75m) Grade 10
C 12 Mahinay, Germy A. 6'6" (1.98m) Grade 10
SG 15 Alfaro III, Pedro A. 5'11" (1.8m) Grade 10 Ateneo de Manila University
C 16 Abu Hijle, Samuel F. 6'3" (1.91m) Grade 10 Brent International School Laguna
C 17 Sese, Luke Irvin V. 6'5" (1.96m) Grade 10 San Beda College-Rizal
PG 2 Oliva, III, Arturo S. 5'10" (1.78m) Saint Bridget College, Batangas City
SG 19 Lagumen, John Mark M. 5'10" (1.78m) Grade 10 Philippine Chen Kuang High School
24 Garcia, Sean Lenard
SF 0 Manzano, Gerard 6'5" (1.96m) Grade 7 Saint Francis of Assisi
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured


Notable players

Red Lions

Red Cubs

Retired Number

San Beda Red Lions retired numbers
No. Player Position Ceremony Date
14 Carlos Loyzaga Center June 25, 2016


Dubbed the "Red Booters", the San Beda football team has been a consistent championship contender for the past few years in the NCAA. The seniors team has won the NCAA championship for the last 6 years and has won a total of 14 championships, second only to De La Salle University in all-time wins.


Women's volleyball roster

NCAA Season 95[8]
San Beda Red Lionesses
No. Name Position
1MATIAS, Lynn RobynSetter
2TANNAGAN, China S.Open Spiker
3MANZANO, Kimberly Grace
5RACRAQUIN, Daryl Sigrid C.Libero
6MAÑALAC, Patricia Mae
7TAYAG, Maxine Koyce
8BUNO, Justine MarieLibero
9VIRAY, Maria Nieza C.Open Spiker
10GALANG, Mikaela JoyMiddle Blocker
13PARAS, Trisha Mae S.Middle Blocker
14SALANGSANG, Francesca Louise
15CENZON, Patricia Ysabel
16VIRAY, Maria Jiezela C.Opposite Spiker
17DIOSO, Kyla Jeremae
18RACRAQUIN, Aurea Francesca C. (c)Open Spiker
  • Head Coach: Nemesio Gavino
  • Assistant coach: Richard Cuevas[9]

Men's volleyball roster

NCAA Season 93[8]
San Beda Red Lions
No. Name Position
1AMAGAN, JomaruOpen Spiker
2GENOBATEN, Gian Carlo S.Open Spiker
3TORRES, Angelo MichaelMiddle Blocker
4VIRAY, Adrian D.Open Spiker
5MANLICLIC, Yeshua Felix Emmanuel
6PATENIO, LimuelOpposite Spiker
7CASIN, Rodel NelasLibero
9ULIBAS, Ferdinand Jr. T.
11ENCISO, Mark Christian S.Opposite Spiker
14GONZALES, Earl Kenneth R.
15SANTOS, Mark Lorenze S. (c)Open Spiker
16DESUYO, John Carlo P.
17ZABALA, Gerard B.
18DECANO, Mark JoelReserve
  • Head coach: Ernesto Pamilar
  • Assistant coach: Alegro Carpio[10]

Boys' volleyball roster

NCAA Season 91[11]
# Name
1.) Juan Carlos Cuevas
3.) Evander Matthew Colong
4.) Aron Jester Santos
5.) Jansel Jonathan Galolo
6.) Nico Dizon
7.) Mark Reinel Villamor
8.) Juan Manuel Ilagan
10.) Francis Miguel Palma
12.) Jim Philip Velarde
13.) Frentzen Vendollo
14.) Lorenzo Macaso
18.) Kristan Panagao

Coach: Nemesio Gavino

Beach volleyball

NCAA Season 93


  • Trisha Mae S. Paras
  • Maria Jeziela C. Viray
  • Maria Nieza C. Viray


  • Jomaru Amagan
  • Mark Christian S. Enciso
  • Ferdinand T. Ulibas Jr.
  • Adrian D. Viray


  • Lance Andrei de Castro
  • Franz Nico Dizon
  • Juwan Miguel Ilagan

Notable players


- Trisha Mae Paras, Maria Jeziela Viray, Maria Nieza Viray
  • Maria Jeziela Viray
- NCAA Season 93 beach volleyball MVP
- NCAA Season 92 Rookie of the Year
  • Maria Nieza Viray
- NCAA Season 91 Rookie of the Year


  • Limuel Patenio
- NCAA Season 93 2nd Best Middle Blocker
  • Mark Christian Encisco
- NCAA Season 93 Best Opposite Spiker


The San Beda Alabang girls' volleyball team won the 39th WNCAA championship title. They are the first juniors team to bring a volleyball championship title to their alma mater.

Soft tennis

The San Beda's women's soft tennis team, headed by team captain Alyana Victoria and head coach Jovy Mamawal, won two consecutive titles in the NCAA soft tennis event in Seasons 90 and 91. Aside from their championships, The Red Lionesses represented the country in the University Soft Tennis Championships in 2015 held at South Korea.[12]

See also


  1. Malonso, J. "NCAA: A HISTORY". NCAA(Phils) Homepage. Online. Internet. Accessed 23 May 2007 NCAA Philippines Archived 2007-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Jude Roque and the San Beda Boosters Club. A Time To Roar:Reviving the Bedan Animo. Manila: n.p, 2007 Archived August 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "NCAA: An Endless Saga". The Bedan June 2005 issue
  4. "National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines)". Wikipedia Website. Online. Internet. Accessed 23 May 2007 National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines)
  5. Toloma et al. Abbey Monty. Manila: n.p., 2006
  6. History of San Beda College Archived January 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. "A Primer To Catholic Symbolism". Boston Catholic Journal. Online. Internet. Accessed 23 May 2007. Archived February 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  8. Escarlote, Mark (December 27, 2017). "LOOK: NCAA Season 93 team rosters". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  9. Escarlote, Mark (January 5, 2018). "#NCAASeason93 volleyball (W): San Beda def. JRU". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  10. Escarlote, Mark (January 5, 2018). "#NCAASeason93 volleyball (M): San Beda def. JRU". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  11. "NCAA Season 91 Women's Volleyball Lineups". ABS-CBN Sports. November 26, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  12. Ramos, Ryan (March 2, 2016). "Featured Team: San Beda College Women's Soft Tennis Team". Sports37 (in Tagalog). UNTV Life. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
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