Ateneo Blue Eagles - The King Eagle

The King Eagle

In the late 1950s, the sports press started referring to the team captain of the Ateneo men's varsity basketball team as the King Eagle. The sports scribes got this name from the school's fighting song, Blue Eagle - The King, which they hear being sang by the Ateneo gallery during the games when the Blue Eagles were still playing in the NCAA. Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo of the back-to-back 1957 and 1958 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team was the first team captain to be called King Eagle. Here is a partial list of the Ateneo men's varsity basketball team captains.

King Eagles in the NCAA

  • Ambrosio "Paddy" Padilla - 1928 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jesus "Jess" Suarez - 1929 and 1930 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Primitivo "Tibing" Martinez - 1932 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Bibiano "Bing" Ouano - 1933 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Amador Obordo - 1934 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jesus "Bong" Arce - 1937 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Simon LaO - 1939 and 1940 Ateneo Blue Eagle team; 1941 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Luis Francisco "Moro" Lorenzo - 1950 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Antonio Ma. "Chole" Gaston - 1952 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jose Ma. "Rusty" Cacho - 1953 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Honesto "Ness" Mayoralgo - 1954 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Ramchand Motoomull - 1955 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jose Ma. Gayoso - 1956 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo - Back-to-back <1957 and 1958> NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Rafael "Lito" Carvajal - 1959 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Cristino "Cris" Arroyo - 1960 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jose Ramon "Boogie" Pamintuan - 1961 NCAA champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Antonio "Tony" Guidotti - 1963 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Antonio "Tony" Vasquez - 1964 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Nazarito "Chito" Constantino - 1965 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jimmy Alabanza - 1966 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Joel Buñag - 1967 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Arthur "Atoy" Ozoa - 1968 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Frank Harn - 1969 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Luis "Chito" Afable - 1970 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Rafael "Baby Boy" Morales - 1971 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Gerardo "Gerry" Verzosa - 1974 and 1975 NCAA champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Manolito Valdes - 1977 Ateneo Blue Eagle team

King Eagles in the UAAP

  • Gregorio "Ogie" Narvasa II - 1980 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Jose Michael "Mike" Facundo - 1985 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Joseph Canlas - 1986, 1987 and 1988 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Paul Tan-Chi - 2000 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Marco Benitez - 2002 UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Larry Alexander Fonacier - 2004 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Lewis Alfred "LA" Tenorio - 2005 Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Christopher John "Chris" Tiu - 2008 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team
  • Eric Carlo Salamat - 2010 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagle team

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