‘UAAP is a community first before competition’

first_imgNick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open, citing illness Ateneo president Fr. Jose Ramon “Jett” Villarin, S.J. said during Ateneo’s bonfire celebration that there may be fierce competition and rivalries in the UAAP but at the end of the day, the league is a one big community.Villarin said he came to the realization when he saw Ateneo middle blocker Maddie Madayag doing cartwheels with University of Santo Tomas captain Cherry Rondina after the end of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I didn’t saw the volleyball and soccer games live but when I watched a few YouTube clips later I saw a video of Sisi Rondina doing a cartwheel with Maddie and I thought that the UAAP is a community first before it’s a competition,” said Villarin Friday at Ateneo de Manila University.Rondina and Maddayag celebrated with each other after the Lady Eagles beat the Golden Tigresses in Game 3 of the women’s volleyball finals, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, a week ago. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—Sports may create competitors but it’s also the field of utmost respect and communal presence within athletes.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Despite the differing atmospheres of the two teams, Ateneo in absolute euphoria from winning the title while UST in sorrow, the players from both teams celebrated the feat in a show of class and sportsmanship.Villarin added that every athlete needs a rival for those are the people who push everyone to be at their best.“We need our rivals to better ourselves, we need competitors so we can go beyond ourselves,” said Villarin. “We need passion and transcendence and that is going beyond ourselves, that’s a gift.”ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img