The University of St. La Salle remains a force to reckon with in collegiate football in the province.
When the NOPSSCEA Season 36 opens this September, the team will start their title retention bid under their new mentor, former national team head coach and campaigner Norman Fegidero Jr..
Fegidero was tapped to take over the USLS men's football team after multi-awarded head coach Freddie “Nene” Lazarito retired this year after more than 30 years of mentoring the St. La Salle team.
Before turning over the reins to Fegidero, Lazarito managed to steer the La Salle booters to their 4 th straight title in the national PRISAA in Koronadal City last summer.
Fegidero admitted that he is taking over a big responsibility from Lazarito and he will give his best in preparing the team for the NOPSSCEA season.
“This is a new team for me and I will be working with new players. Our priority right now is to defend our NOPSSCEA title,” Fegidero said.
He said the lineup, which represented the Western Visayas region in the national PRISAA in Koronal , remains intact except for Hanesin Prince Antony, who graduated last March.
Fegidero said they also have four new players from Dumaguete, Kabankalan and La Castellana.
“This team remains competitive and our chances of retaining the NOPSSCEA title are good,” Fegidero said.
Fegidero has Carlo Andrew Demegillo as assistance coach.
The La Salle football team also enjoys the support of Ceres FCteam owner Leo Rey Yanson, whom Lazarito said before as the “man behind the success of the USLS football.”*NAB
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