Congratulations to the ILLAM MAJOR GIRLS and ILLAM JUNIOR GIRLS teams (who won the right to represent the Philippines in the Asia Pacific Regionals when they beat out strong teams in the Philippine Series held in Naga City last April 2016) for winning against teams from Singapore and Indonesia in the Asia Pacific Softball Regionals held in Singapore this past weekend. Congratulations to the girls, coaches, managers and their parents!
The ILLAM Major girls team is headed to Portland, Oregon to represent Asia Pacific in the Little League Softball World Series to be held on August 9-17, 2016. The team is composed of Simona Arellano, Colleen Beltran, Martine Francisco, Carmen Llenado, Rocio Macasaet, Gertie Mendiola, Ginger Mendiola, Kendra Morris, Laticia Puno, Sathia Romero-Salas, Asya Tuprio and Maxine Zamora. The team is coached by Elvie Entrina, Clariz Palma, Lyn Opjer and managed by Michelle Francisco. By the way, this is a back-to-back win for the ILLAM Major girls who also represented Asia Pacific in the Little League Softball World Series last year. Well done, ILLAM Major Girls!
The ILLAM Junior girls team is composed of several girls who were in the ILLAM Major Girls team last year and a few girls going to the World Series for the first time. The team will represent Asia Pacific in the Junior League Softball World Series to be held in Kirkland, Washington on August 2-8, 2016. The team which is coached by Ron Pagkaliwagan, Alex Razon and Carlos Galedo, and is managed by Rene Banzon, is composed of Olivia Banzon, Julia Carsi Cruz, Sophia Carsi Cruz, Germaine Guinto, Martina Nacion, Margaux Perez, Alex Romero-Salas, Sophia Santos, Jennifer Sawaki, Alia Tuprio and Danielle Yabut. Well, done, ILLAM Junior Girls!
Congratulations to both teams from everyone in ILLAM! Onward to the World Series! Go for GOLD!