Five Diliman Preparatory School (DPS) standouts claimed the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awards in Class A Division of the 102nd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series held at the DPS swimming pool in Quezon City.
Record breaker Albert Sermonia 2nd led the list by earning 47 points to win the top honors in the boys’ 11-year division. Sermonia established new marks in the 200m IM and 100m freestyle events of the tournament supported by The Manila Times.
Joining him in the podium are Paul Christian King Cusing (boys’ 15-over), Paula Carmela Cusing (girls’ 13-year), Lee Grant Cabral (boys’ 10-year) and Antonie McKenzie Agbanlog (boys’ 14-year), who bagged the MOS trophies in their respective age bands.
Sharing the spotlight were fellow MOS winners Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque (girls’ 10-year), Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy (boys’ 9-year), Rio Lorenzo Malapitan of Mindoro Medallodon (boys’ 12-year) and Felice Alexis Reyes of Wesleyan College of Manila (girls’ 14-year).
The other awardees were Angelica Mae Medrano (girls’ 15-over), Lowestein Julian Lazaro (boys’ 13-year), Aubrey Tom (girls’ 8-year), Trump Christian Luistro (boys’ 8-year), Kyla Soguilon (girls’ 11-year), Rigel Hechanova (girls’ 12-year), Francesca Barreto (girls’ 8-year), Charles Janda (boys’ 7-year), Alexandra Rejuso (girls’ 7-year) and Richelle Callera (girls’ 6-under).
“In a few weeks, we will be naming the swimmers who made it to the PSL team that will be competing in major international competitions in the coming months. Sending them abroad is part of the program for our grassroots,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Aquaspeed Sailfish took the overall team title after amassing 436 points while Tarlac Mako Shark Swimming Team finished second with 398 points and Wesleyan College of Manila placed third with 333 points.
DPS Varsity Swimming Team wound up fourth with 289 points followed by Grand Villa (233), Club Manila East (220), Philippine Navy Dependent (185), Victoria Blue Marlins (181), Aklan Swimming Team (143) and Silang Baywolves (131).