Dawn Nicole L. Macandili
DLSL GS 2009, DLSZ HS 2013, DLSU AB Psychology 2018
DLSAA Lasallian Sports Achievement Awardee
for her record-breaking, historic performance as libero in national and international volleyball tournaments, hailed as the first libero in the Philippines to be declared “most valuable player”
Even during her high school years, Macandili has strived to perfect her athletic skills and perform at her absolute best. During her time at De La Salle Santiago Zobel School, she won three consecutive gold medals and was named best libero in the UAAP Juniors (Season 73 to 75). Within the first two years of college, Macandili won back-to-back silver medals for UAAP season 76 and 77. In season 78, her team won the championship and was awarded best receiver and best digger. Macandili then played for F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) in 2016. During her first year, her team won the All-Filipino Conference and Macandili was named MVP of the event. She was the first ever libero in the country to receive such an honor. In 2017, Macandili was selected for the National Women’s Volleyball Team and played in the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship hosted by the Philippines. She was awarded as the 2nd Best Libero. She also participated in the 29th South East Asian Games in Malaysia and placed 4th. Macandili was recognized by Gawad Lasalyano for excelling in sports. Macandili won during UAAP season 79 and 80 in 2018. She and her team became three-peat champions and was awarded the Finals MVP. Together with the Philippine National Team, Macandili went to Indonesia to participate in the 18th Asian Games. This was a noteworthy event as it has been more than 30 years since the Philippines sent a volleyball team to represent the country.