The University of the Philippines’ Frances Caroline Acelo from Cagayan de Oro City is slowly making a name in the national football scene following her performance in the just concluded Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Women’s Cup where she was named Best Goalkeeper.

photo by Mia Montayre of Tiebreaker Times

Early last month, the 23-year old goalkeeper who previously played for St. Mary’s School in Cagayan de Oro, was named Player of the Match after denying all of UST’s attacks in a 4-0 win.

Then just last week, Acelo blocked Inna Palacios’ penalty kick as the UP Fighting Maroons outlasted powerhouse Kaya FC-Iloilo in a pulsating penalty shootout, 5-4, to advance to the PFF Women’s Cup Finals. The young keeper’s heroic save against the veteran Palacios who is also the goalkeeper for the women’s national football team was instrumental for UP’s victory. Watch below.

photo by PFF Women’s League

UP eventually finished in 2nd Place after losing to eventual champion FEU Lady Tamaraws.

photo by PFF Women’s League

But Acelo was named the tournament’s Best Goalkeeper.

photo by PFF Women’s League
photo by Timothy Nolasco
photo by Coline Acelo

Acelo was a fixture in Cagayan de Oro’s Futsal Team and represented Northern Mindanao in Palarong Pambansa.

photo by Coline Acelo

By the way, did you know that Acelo passed the admission’s test for the Philippine Military Academy?

The Grade 12 (Batch 2018) also congratulates Coline Acelo for getting admitted to the Philippine Military Academy Class of 2022!

Out of 15,502 applicants nationwide — 335 males and only 65 females were selected. Coline is part of the Top 0.4%

Home of the Champions! WOO 🏆💪🏽

— Grade 12 (@SMSGrade12) June 30, 2018

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