Intercollegiate women's softball meet unfolds October

In an effort to widen its base for identification of new and fresh talents, the Amateur Softball Association-Philippines (ASA-Phil) is reviving the mothballed National Intercollegiate Women’s Softball starting this year.

Twelve teams, including all seven school competing in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP), two in the State Colleges and Universities Association (SCUAA) and three from the provinces, have responded to the ASA-Phil call by confirming their participation in the first edition of the tournament since 2007.

Called the Cebuana Lhuillier Intercollegiate Women’s Softball Championship, the meet is set October 15-21 at the Rosario Sports Complex in Pasig City, according to ASA-Phil Operations Manager Ismael Veloso who appeared as guest in the recent SCOOP Sa Kamayan session.

Heading the cast that will play in the one-round, two-group eliminations are the defending UAAP and National Open champions Adamson University Lady Falcons and last season’s losing finalists University of the Philippines Lady Maroons.

Others in the field are the University of the East, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo, La Salle National University, all of the varsity league, long-time SCUAA titlist Rizal Technological University and Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

St. Louis University and University of Cordillera of Baguio City and Central Philippine University of Iloilo round out the competing teams vying for honors in the series.