UP Women’s Football Team visits PAJ

| Written by Fred Dabu

The UP Women’s Football Team with UP President Angelo Jimenez and coach Anto Gonzales. (Photo by Abraham Arboleda, UPMPRO)


Members of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Women’s Football Team paid a courtesy visit to UP President Angelo Jimenez at the UP Board of Regents Room in Quezon Hall on 14 June 2023.

The varsity team took home the trophies for third place (2nd Runner Up, bronze), best defender (gold), and best goalkeeper (gold) in the women’s football category of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 85.

UAAP Season 85 women’s football category best goalkeeper Coline Acelo, UP Women’s Football Team captain Kaitlyn Dabalos, and best defender Jennifer Baroin present their trophies. (Photo by Abraham Arboleda, UPMPRO)
The UP Women’s Football Team’s trophies for 2nd Runner Up, best defender, and best goalkeeper. (Photo by Abraham Arboleda, UPMPRO)


Jimenez, who noted the team members’ excellence in both academics and sports, said he is proud of these achievements. He added that the varsity members serve as inspirations for the country’s youth, especially for young girls.

Jimenez also reassured them of UP’s commitment to support the Fighting Maroons as he highlighted the importance of sports in character building.

Members of the UP Women’s Football Team listen to UP President Angelo Jimenez’ congratulatory message. (Photo by Abraham Arboleda, UPMPRO)


With head coach Anto Gonzalez, best defender Jennifer Baroin, best goalkeeper Coline Acelo, and team captain Kaitlyn Dabalos were: Amber Villaflor, Eunice Roxanne Eduave, Abby Dumada-og, Nicole Narido, Coleen Reaso, Regine Chua, Cara Cachero, Kamea Mangrobang, Alexz Lagman, Andrea Montilla, Denielle Napiza, Yoojin Kim, Martina Torres, Zayin Penetrante, Alyssa Ube, Anya Fuentes, Jeri Facturanan, and Jansen Miranda.

Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Wendell Capili and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Student Affairs) Ma. Shari Oliquino were also present during the courtesy call.