Intercollegiate softball in the works again, says Asa-RP

In an effort to widen its base for identification of new and fresh talents, the Amateur Softball Association-Philippines (ASA-RP) 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-RP call by confirming their participation in the first edition of the tournament since 2007.
The 2003 edition is set Oct. 15 to 21 at the Rosario Sports Complex in Pasig City, according to ASA-RP operations manager Ismael “Jun” Veloso who appeared as guest in yesterday’s Scoop 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.