TAISM Students Participate at SAISA Tournaments
The weekend of Oct 25-25, 2017 was action packed with tournaments in Nepal , Jordan and Sri Lanka. The boys volleyball team traveled to Lincoln School, Kathmandu, girls’ volleyball team played at Overseas School, Colombo, and the swim team met at the American Community School, Jordan.
MS/HS Boys and Girls Swimming, Jordan - Cori Lee, Aquatics Coordinator
Our team had a great competition full of swimming, friendship, cheering, laughing, crying, hoping, supporting, and celebrating. What a meet! We had grand total of 180 personal best swims across the 86 events of the SAISA competition. We also broke eight TAISM school records and two SAISA records. We have a young team and have many who participated for the first time in a SAISA Tournament. They all swam hard, handled the pressure with grace and competed with heart. Our returning SAISA swimmers led the way. They taught the new swimmers the ropes, gave advice, calmed teammate’s nerves, swam fast and always kept our team spirit high. Our whole team supported each other throughout the tournament, through the ups and downs of competition. We are so proud of our team!
TAISM’s OVERALL RANKINGS FOR THE MEET:
1st Place 10-12 Boys
3rd Place 10-12 Girls
1st Place 13-14 Girls
3rd Place 13-14 Boys
4th Place 15 + Girls
3rd Place 15 + Boys
1st Place Overall Girls
4th Place Overall Boys
Our TAISM team was placed second in the overall rankings.
Boys Volleyball, Nepal - Mike Larios, Coach
The boys played some amazing Volleyball this tournament in Kathmandu. We came in 2nd in our pool only losing to the defending champions Lincoln school, while beating the eventual 3rd place finisher Karachi American School. Day two in the quarter finals we lost a tough 3 set match to a much improved ACS team that knocked us out of the finals pool. Playing for 5th place in the afternoon, we again played a tough 3 set match and lost to Chennai which put us in 6th place. Overall, the boys played some of the best volleyball of the year and represented TAISM with skill, determination and enthusiastic spirit. We will come home with our heads held high knowing we did the best we could in a very competitive 2018 SAISA Volleyball Tournament.
Girls Volleyball, Sri Lanka - Effie Stone, Coach
Even though the results aren’t what the team was hoping for we gained valuable experience every time we were on the court. The girls did a great job keeping each other motivated and developed team cohesion. Although disappointed in not making it to the top four teams vying for the championship the TAISM girls played hard in all their matches. The girls were very proud of how they played and came together as a team. They were definitely exhausted having played 12 matches in 3 days, but the girls wouldn’t want it any other way. Overall we were really proud of the growth in both their volleyball skills and knowledge of the game.