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San Sebastian Golden Stags
San Sebastian College – Recoletos
San Sebastian Stags logo.png
League NCAA
Joined 1969
Location C. M. Recto Ave., Manila
Team colors Red and Gold
Women's team Lady Stags
Juniors' team Golden Staglets
Seniors' general championships
  • NCAA: 4
    (1984-1985, 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1994-1995)
Juniors' general championships
  • NCAA: 6
    (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

The San Sebastian Golden Stags (also known as SSC-R Stags) are the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) basketball team of the San Sebastian College – Recoletos. Their 5 consecutive NCAA seniors basketball championships is the longest streak in the NCAA.

The other senior varsity teams may also be referred to as the Stags. The juniors team are the San Sebastian Staglets, while the women's team are the San Sebastian Lady Stags.


The Recollect fathers chose a stag for it symbolizes a Christian who, filled with moral ideas, runs fast to God swiftly yet quietly in pursuit of his goals.

The use of the stag as SSC-R symbol started when SSC-R, originally an exclusive school for boys, joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In religion, the stag is a symbol of moral ideals. It was used by the early Christians as an emblem of Christ and as a figure of the apostles. It became the symbol of administration of baptism because of its capacity to carry heavy load or object. It was also used as the symbol of the catechumen who aspired for martyrdom.

Some of the Holy Fathers presented the Stags as model of what a Christian should do when a pagan threatens him. That is to run away fast to God. A fitting comparison because aside from swiftness coupled with quietness in the pursuit of goals, the stags is gifted with speed and nimbleness to evade dangers. Like a stag, a Christian should be quick to avoid the practice and agencies when they become moral threats. In the same manner, without the hunter knowing it, the stag would lead the hunter out of the jungle into a cleared area. A Christian should do no less. Even as he evades the temptations of the consumeristic and materialistic establishments, he should guide the owners and consumers out of the jungle of sin to the cleared area of salvation.[1]


Literally, it means, “brave” a word taken from “bravura” which means “courage”. But courage does no mean being the “siga-siga” type who does not run away from a fight. It means evading or running away from dangers of his soul. A coward runs away with a trembling heart and a broken spirit. A courageous man runs away with a firm heart, a strong faith and triumphant soul, and we salute this type of man.[1]


The colors Red and Gold were adopted as to identify San Sebastian College during the National College Athletic Association. Red symbolizes sacrifice, martyrdom, bravery and baptism. The element of Gold represented by its shimmering color, on the other hand, stands for endurance and the perennial quest for high standards – inner strength in the quest for excellence – symbolic of the loyal dignity of a true Christian. Thus, the Sebastinian renders sacrifices and, in a way, martyrdom, for he submits himself to the pains of rigorous training and discipline in his quest for glory. This entails bravery not only in fighting for victory but in accepting defeat graciously as well; and endurance to be able to withstand pain.[1]


In 2016, Foton Motor Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Foton motor vehicles in the Philippines signed an agreement to support the athletics program of the San Sebastian College and helping in the growth and success of the school athletes. The agreement signing was witnessed by Foton officials Rommel Sytin and Alvin Lu and San Sebastian officials Atty. Raymund Munsayac and Coach Roger Gorayeb.[2]

NCAA Season 94 Men's Basketball Roster

San Sebastian Golden Stags roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name DOB (yyyy-mm-dd) Height Year Course High School
G 4 Philippines Castelo, Rafael Ryan Paule A.
5'6" (1.68m) 2nd SSCR HS
G 6 Philippines Sibal, Jess Albert F.
5'9" (1.75m) 2nd
F 7 Philippines Calisaan, Michael D.
6'4" (1.93m) 2nd SSCR HS
G 8 Philippines Bragais, Genmar M.
5'10" (1.78m) 2nd
F 9 Philippines Alvarez, Earvin Oliver C.
6'1" (1.85m) 3rd St. Vincent School
F 10 Philippines Santos, Jeffrey S.
6'0" (1.83m) 2nd SSCR HS
G 11 Philippines Pretta, Spencer C.
5'10" (1.78m) 2nd
G 12 Philippines Fabian, Jerick A.
6'1" (1.85m) 3rd Francisco G. Nepomuceno Memorial High School
F 14 Philippines Bulanadi, Allyn B.
6'2" (1.88m) 2nd
G 15 Philippines Vera, Domenick E.
5'11" (1.8m) 2nd
F 16 Philippines David, Jayson Well P.
6'2" (1.88m) 2nd
F 18 Philippines Mercado, Justine Louie C.
6'4" (1.93m) 3rd FEU Diliman
F 19 Philippines Capobres, Alvin Hohn M.
6'1" (1.85m) 2nd
Head coach
  • Philippines Egay Macaraya
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Eugene Quilban

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

San Sebastian cheerleading squad

The NCAA Cheerdance Competition is an annual one-day event of the National Collegiate Athletic Association for cheerleading. It was sponsored by Nestlé in 2004 and 2005 and was known as the NCAA Nestlé Non-Stop Cheerdance Competition. On 2007, the competition was sponsored by Samsung and was called as Samsung NCAA Cheerdance Competition. They won 2nd Runner-up in 2004 and 1st Runner-up in 2005.

All member schools field in their respective pep/cheering squads in a predetermined sequence. The sequence is determined by drawing of lots a week before the competition. Judges who are known for their prowess in cheerleading, dancing and gymnastics, plus a representative from Nestlé, determine the winning pep squad (when they sponsored the event).

It is the only coeducational sport in the NCAA. However, it is not counted in the tabulation to determine the General Champion

The official cheerleading squad of San Sebastian College - Recoletos de Manila is the Golden Stags Cheerleading Squad (GSCS).


Women's volleyball roster

NCAA Season 93 [3]
San Sebastian Lady Stags
No. Name Position
1 AMPONIN, Dannah Dionne Muirray Outside Hitter
2 EROA, Alysa Libero
3 ENCARNACION, Dangie Outside Hitter
4 DALISAY, Nikka Mariel Outside Hitter
5 GUILLEMA, Vira Mae Setter
6 STA. RITA, Joyce (c) Middle Blocker
7 SANTOS, Daureen Claire Outside Hitter
8 TIANGCO, Julene Anne Outside Hitter
9 FULGELCO, Rosselle

Men's volleyball roster

NCAA Season 93 [3]
San Sebastian Golden Stags
No. Name Position
1 ONGQUE, Arvin Charles V.
2 TOLEDO, Christian David A. Libero
3 LANA, Julius James V.
4 RONATO, Ian Francis A. (c)
6 EBRAHIM, Jahir S.
8 EUGENIO, James Christian B.
9 EÑANO, John Anel Libero
10 CAMPUSPOS, John Paul G.
11 LAZARO, Elino Elmer B. Setter
12 EUSEBIO, Timothy John M.
15 ONGQUE, Arvy F.
  • Head coach: Clint Malazo
  • Asst. coach: Roger Gorayeb

Junior's volleyball roster

NCAA Season 91 [4]
San Sebastian Golden Staglets
No. Name Position
1.) Raxel Redd Catris
2.) Russel Daine Dela Torre
3.) Romeo Teodones
4.) Rey Angelo Obiniala
5.) John Noah Vita
6.) Franz John Jarcia
7.) Carl Justin Bendal
8.) Rolando Bustos
9.) Stephen Jason Sundiang
13.) John Francis Principe
  • Head coach: Clint Malazo
  • Asst. coach: Roger Gorayeb

Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach volleyball

NCAA Season 93


  • Alyssa S. Eroa
  • Dangie V. Encarnacion
  • Daureen Claire A. Santos


  • Elino Elmer B. Lazaro
  • Jahir S. Ebrahim
  • James Christian B. Eugenio


  • Raxel Redd Catris
  • Stephen John Sundiang
  • Romeo Teodones, Jr.

Notable players

- NCAA Season 90 MVP
- NCAA Season 91 MVP & Best Scorer
- NCAA Season 91 MVP (beach volleyball)
- NCAA Season 91 beach volleyball champions[5]
- NCAA Season 92 MVP & 1st Best Outside Spiker
- 2016 SVL Open Conference Conference MVP
- 2017 PVL Reinforced Conference 2nd Best Outside Spiker
- 2017 PVL Open Conference Finals MVP and 2nd Best Outside Spiker
  • Alyssa Eroa
- NCAA Season 91 Best Digger
- NCAA Season 91 beach volleyball champions
- NCAA Season 92 Best Libero
- NCAA Season 93 Best Libero
  • Dangie Encarnacion
- NCAA Season 91 beach volleyball champions
  • Joyce Sta. Rita
- NCAA Season 93 2nd Best Middle Blocker
  • Vira Mae Guillema
- NCAA Season 93 Best Setter
  • Jinni Mondejar
- RP National Women's Volleyball Team
  • Angela Descalsota
- 2004 Shakey's V-League Best Scorer
  • Rysabelle Devanadera
- 2008 Shakey's V-League 2nd Conference Best Attacker
  • Margarita Pepito
- 2006 Shakey's V-League 1st Conference Best Digger
- 2007 Shakey's V-League 1st Conference Best Digger
  • Mary Jane Pepito
- 2007 Shakey's V-League 2nd Conference Best Receiver
- 2007 Shakey's V-League 2nd Conference Hustle Player of the Conference
- 2008 Shakey's V-League 1st Conference Best Receiver
- 2008 Shakey's V-League 2nd Conference Best Receiver
  • Laurence Anne Latigay
- 2007 Shakey's V-League Power Player of the Conference (Season 4 Conference 2)
- 2008 Shakey's V-League 2nd Conference MVP and Best Scorer
  • Charisse Vernon Ancheta
- 2007 Shakey's V-League 2nd Conference Best Setter
  • Jaroensri Bualee
- 2007 Shakey's V-League 1st Conference Best Scorer & Conference MVP
- 2007 Shakey's V-League 2nd Conference Best Attacker
  • Jennifer Bohawe
  • Joy Pulido
2008 Shakey's V-League Season 5, Conference 1 Champions

Setter: Charisse Ancheta
Middle: Rysabelle Devanadera
Open: Laurence Ann Latigay
Utility: Jinni Mondejar
Middle: Suzanne Roces
Open: Margarita Pepito
Libero: Mary Jane Pepito
Head Coach: Roger Gorayeb

Track and field

  • Joselito Gando(Coach)
  • Kim Cedrick Galang (The Fastest Man Alive, 2012-2013 NCAA MVP)
  • Arthuro Oliveros Jr.(Road Runner)
  • Daryl Ceballos
  • Justin Tabunda (2006-2007 NCAA MVP)
  • George Kheanou Luis (Rookie of the Year)
  • Isidro Del Prado Jr.
  • Oliver Ocampo
  • Jose Florentino Bagallon
  • Andrezel Chuaquico
  • Emmanuel Manzanero Jr.
  • Antonio Asuncion Jr.(former 1998-1999 NCAA MVP)
  • Rayven Lozares (former 1999-2000 NCAA MVP)
  • Anthony Cabling (former 1997-1998 NCAA MVP)
  • Michael Bautista
  • Rowie Sioson
  • Kayson Ki
  • Edward Brojan

Championship seasons '98,'99,'00,'06


  • Jeng Reamillo (rookie of the year, mvp)
  • Daryl Pat Buensuceso (1984-85 Overall Swimming Champion - Junior Division Team Member, 3-time medallists)
  • Emman "Mr. Perfect" Morandarte (Fastest Swimmer Alive, Swimmer of the Year 2017, Athlete of the Year 2017, Time Magazine Most Influential Man of the Year 2017, NCAA Season 93 MVP, NCAA Season 93 Rookie of the Year, 17 time gold medalist)

San Sebastian Golden Kickers

  • Dion Nicolo Calabasa (2015 Golden Boot Award, NCAA Season 91 MVP, NCAA Season 91 Most Goals (33), NCAA Season 93 Most Assists (45), NCAA Player of the Year 2016, Philippines Most Outstanding Forward 2015 - 2017, Brought the Azkals to their 1st Fifa World Cup 2018, Top 2 Greatest Football Player of All Time)
  • Emman "The Black Smurf" Morandarte (Two-Way Athlete of the Year 2017, NCAA Season 93 Most Goals (31), NCAA Season 93 MVP, Teammate of the Year 2017, Coach of the Year 2017, Youngest World Cup Player at age 15, Fastest 100 Meter Dash (2.2 secs), 72 Career Attempts 72 Career Goals)


The Golden Stags have won 12 titles in the NCAA since 1973. Their last title was in 2009-10. The team featured the then-rookie Calvin Abueva who would become the most outstanding player in the school's history.

See also


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  2. ^ "Top PH sports backer Foton throws full support behind San Sebastian athletic program". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Escarlote, Mark (December 27, 2017). "LOOK: NCAA Season 93 team rosters". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved December 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Season 91 Women's Volleyball Lineups". ABS-CBN Sports. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Lintag, Paul (February 14, 2016). "NO HEARTBREAK: MVP Soltones leads Lady Stags to 3rd Beach Volleyball title". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lady Stags, Lady Tams are teams to beat at V-League". GMA News. March 26, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
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