James Martinez and Raffy Reyes ended their UAAP careers with a win over the winless UP Fighting Maroons last September 11 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Aside from captian James Martinez and Raffy Reyes, who is the son of coach Elmer Reyes. Ezer Rosopa also ends his career as a Red Warrior this year due to age limit. The UE slotman who currently holds the record as being the oldest rookie in UAAP history got his moment especially in the 2nd round of elimination after Sam Razon was sidelined because of an ACL injury.
During the Red Warriors game against the Fighting Maroons. The ongoing rumor of Paul Lee’s last playing year was also discussed by the game commentators. Paul Lee closed the rumor and answered that he will still play his last eligible year for the Red Warriors. That’s a welcome and a sigh of relief to the UE community, but until we haven’t seen his name in the official line-up in the 74th season it still not a solid assurance.
Anyway, this maybe also the last season of Coach Lawrence Chongson, after a remarkable 1st runner-up finish last year, he only just manage to stir the Red Warriors to a 6th place finish this year thus ending UE’s appearance in the Final Four. Coach Chongson, only have a two year contract as UE’s head coach and the UE Administration is still silent whether they’re gonna renew Coach Chongson’s contract or not.
The following day, the UE Pep Squad perform in the much awaited 2010 Samsung Cheerdance Competition. The Warrior’s Tribe concept only manage the squad to a 6th place finish.