Maoi Roca, Former La Salle Green Archer who played for La Salle and the Batangas Blades during his career has passed away. Maoi Roca died on January 14, 2022 according to reports. However, details regarding his cause of death is still unknown.
Roca played for La Salle from 1994 to 98 and was part of the team that won the UAAP Season 61 men’s championship against Far Eastern University. He also featured as an actor at the height of his career and was in the cast of the ABC5 top-rating gag show Tropang Trumpo in the mid 90s, which later evolved to Bubble Gang when it transferred to GMA 7.
Roca also had a brief playing stint with the Batangas Blades in the defunct MBA from 1999 to 2000.
He was also part of the 2001 PBA draft, selected at no. 32 (fourth round) by Tanduay, but never got to play in the league.
Rest in power Maoi Roca, who was one of the stars on those loaded DLSU teams in the 1990s that just couldn't get past UST in the finals. He later played for the Batangas Blades in the MBA and also spent a few years on TV as a regular on the comedy show Tropang Trumpo.
— Sid Ventura (@Sid_Ventura) January 14, 2022