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LIMTIACO IS UOG’S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Sports awards given to Triton Athletics

PRESS RELEASE – The University of Guam Triton Athletics and Field House Department give out their annual awards on Tuesday night, as the department gave out awards to 10 varsity teams that played during 2023-24 academic year for UOG. The awards were highlighted again by the Student-Athlete of the Year Award, given this year to Isaac Limtiaco, of the Men’s Volleyball team, who was the Most Valuable Player for both the men’s beach team and regular indoor volleyball team.

10 players were named Most Valuable Players for their teams, and they will be featured in August, as part of the Champions of Triton Athletics presentations and their pictures will be feature on a wall in the field house.

Awards were also given out for Best Offense, Best Defense, and a Triton Award, which was given to special players on the team.

Awards were also given to two Special Events workers, Darryl Navarro, and Isabel-Emma Goodall, for their service to the department over the past year.

The 12 th President of the University of Guam was attendance, Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, and gave a welcome to the audience in attendance to the event. Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba, Senior Vice President and Provost of the UOG was in attendance as well and also spoke to those in attendance. Doug Palmer, the Athletics Director at UOG, gave his annual “State of Athletics” talk at the event.


Varsity Athletics Awards – Spring 2024

Women’s Beach Volleyball
Most Valuable Player – Rebecca Salas
Best Offense – Rebecca Salas
Best Defense – Tasi Sgambelluri
Triton Award – Tasi Sgambelluri
Men’s Beach Volleyball
Most Valuable Player – Isaac Limtiaco
Best Offense – Dominic Pelobello
Best Defense – Micah Johnson
Triton Award – Evan Perez
Women’s Rugby
Most Valuable Player – Katrina Penaflor
Best Offense – Raianne Quichocho
Best Defense – Iolana Nidine Untalan
Triton Award – Jaevoleen Guzman
Baseball
Most Valuable Player – Larry J. Flores
Best Offense – Dominic Pangelinan
Best Defense – Rico Seman
Triton Award – Todd Yip
Women’s Basketball
Most Valuable Player – Amanda Uncangco
Best Offense – Amanda Uncangco
Best Defense – Victoria Quichocho
Triton Award – Yoonji “Bom” Seo
Men’s Basketball
Most Valuable Player – Kirston Guzman
Best Offense – Jacob Mercado
Best Defense – Isaac Orlando
Triton Award – Manny Soriano
Women’s Volleyball
Most Valuable Player – Nicolette Perez
Best Offense – Jenna Almoguera
Best Defense – Rebecca Salas
Triton Award – Melissa Blas

Men’s Volleyball
Most Valuable Player – Isaac Limtiaco
Best Offense – Dominic Pelobello
Best Defense – Micah Johnson
Triton Award – Elijah Bautista
Women’s Soccer
Most Valuable Player – Janiko Gogue
Best Offense – Jazmin Samonte
Best Defense – Isabelle Sunga
Triton Award – Mary Nacianceno
Men’s Soccer
Most Valuable Player – Nathan Toves
Best Offense – Andrew Stenson
Best Defense – Thomas Odell
Triton Award – Javian Cruz
Student-Athlete of the Year
Isaac Limtiaco
MVP of Men’s Beach Volleyball and Men’s Indoor Volleyball

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