The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) has selected 108 candidate swimmers for the 28th Summer World Universiade scheduled on July 3 to 14 in 2015.
PSL President Susan Papa said the swimmers were chosen based on their showing in the recently concluded 52nd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Leg Series dubbed as The Manila Times College Swimming Championship held on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.
“Out of the 108 candidates, PSL will choose 96 swimmers for Universiade , 48 female and 48 male. Last month, we declared 60 candidates and now it was raised to 108 swimmers. There are more swimmers getting interested to make it to the Universiade considered as the Olympics for studentathletes,” said Papa.
They are Denjylie Cordero, Delia Cordero, Dennice Cordero, Joseller Macaso, Claire Adorna, Emanuel Joshua Lrobes, Anton Abacahin, Sean Garchitorena, Angelic Saavedra, Angel Pascua, Jan Vincent Llaguno, JP de Leoz, Bianca Talavera, Matthew Tan, Armi Alcantara, Miguel Aldeguer, Danielleca Borbe, Paul Jerome Carpio, Jeff Catelo, Anjiyah Gimena, Ren Herejias, Analyn Hugo, Mariel Jaafar, Cherilyn Jurado, Fatima Maestro, Roxan Maestro, Jerome Magallanes, Kevin Pascua, Heizel Sena, Adrian Villanueva and Angel Villanueva.
Also making it to the initial list are Agustin Garfin, Luz Buenaventura, Audrey Carreon, Angel Directo, Kath Marquez, Monique Marquez, Marie Sy, Erika Urbano, Jiel Tumbokon, JR Difuntorum, Sean Enero, Kristel Montero, Marie Pilar, Gerome Bajado, Jocelyn Buan, Jux Solita, Jhoy Mendoza, Emman Adornado, Argel Nano, Ramon De Marcaida, Jay Ortega, Arvin Paredes, Jay Almedral, Jifrey Azor, Mark Bermejo, Romeo Galvez, Yazzin Rembulat, John Sabularse, Jayson Cadevida, Joshua Magpantay, Emerson Magsumbol, Roxanne Rojales, Ranny Sanchez, Luigi Graspela, Kevin Santos, PJ Supan, John Domdom, Harold Lozano, Alfon Enriquez, Azlaigne Medrano, Shaq Pido, Mumman Alamana, Joemer Evora, Ammad Hassan, Jeron Mercader, Sherham Misli, Ronie Tandayag, Arlyn Arcadio, Jacky Calvadores, Louie Calma, John de Luna, Jethro Formaran, Sean Manicad, Donalyn Parco, Royce Parco, RJ Sevilla, Zebedee Alconaba, Brian Bation, Genevieve Cances, Joseph Ochoa, Viel Tan, Dominique Abina, Brendell Florendo, Darwin Tumaneng, Loren Aquino, Daniel Directo, Andrew Esguerra, Kim Gamboa, Luis Perez, Ana Tan, Fritz Anos, Gerwin Domingo, Jacky Junio, Christen Mercado, Joy Rodgers and Abdulrahim Nooh.
PSL is the national sports association for swimming of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap)—the recognized body of the Federation Internationale Sports University. Fessap thus owns the right to select athletes to the Universiade.
“They must maintain excellence in body and mind,” added Papa.
Meanwhile, 32 age-groupers were also named for the tournaments in Australia and Hong Kong.
Bangkok Meet gold medallists Inaki Emil Lorbes, Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh, Sean Terrence Zamora, McTracy John Alindogan, and PSL-TMTC record-breaker Maurice Sacho Ilustre banner the list of qualifiers.
The other candidates are Gabriel Lozada, Kyla Soguilon, Elijah Enero, Jux Solita, Delia Angela, Charize Esmero, Chloe Fabic, Francesca Israel, Phoebe Orlina, Lance Cruz, Charles Ticbaen, Chay Newberry, Mae Medrano, Jose Lavina, Ken Lobos, Bela Magtibay, Yoshimichi Maruo, Yuri Ilustre, Darwin Tusmaneng, Gabriel Labasan, Dominic Jacinto, Jeff Hirao, Carmenrose Matabuena, Martin Pupos, Loren Aquino, Ezzabella Joves and Drew Magbag.