Diliman Preparatory School’s (DPS) Lee Grant Cabral and Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta’s Aubrey Tom bannered the list of Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awardees in Elite Category of the 85th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series dubbed as the All-School Swim Challenge held at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.
Cabral garnered 50 points to bag the MOS trophy in the boys’ 9 years class while Tom also gained 50 points in topping the girls’ 8 years division of the tournament supported by The Manila Times and DPS owned by Sen. Nikki Coseteng.
“In identifying our PSL swimmers, we are now realizing that many has been recruited by a good schools but unbelievable that they are deprived to participate. We realize that they are recruiting PSL swimmers to stop their developmental process. A typical crab mentality,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
“We know who the schools are, and they better transform themselves. In fact we are really looking whether it is the manipulation of the coach or in cohorts with their association,” she added.
Also bagging MOS plums in their respective age groups were Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque (girls’ 9), Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy (boys’ 8), Kyla Soguilon of Kalibo Sun Yat Sen School (girls’ 10), Ferdinand Ian Trinidad of Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School (boys’ 13) and Rio Lorenzo Malapitan of Divine Word College of Calapan (boys’ 11).
The other MOS winners were Estelle Margaret Mendez (girls’ 6-under), Master Charles Janda (boys’ 6-under), Ehm Alavy-Chafi (girls’ 7), Czesk Valdez (boys’ 7), Albert Sermonia (boys’ 10), Rigel Hechanova (girls’ 11), Aalia Jaire Espejo (girls’ 12), Edrian Laureta (boys’ 12), Neve Alyssa Salgado (girls’ 13), Malayalikha Barrios (girls’ 14),
Shiloh Bandeling (boys’ 14), Andrea Pacheco (girls’ 15-over) and Almorahar Ladjnanang (boys’ 15-over).
The competition is a qualifying event for the 2017 Summer World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan as well as international tournaments in Phuket Invitational Swim Meet in Thailand, Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth, Australia, and Hong Kong Stingrays Invitational Swimming Championship.
PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).