Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fall Sports 2016 Report

     I t is hard to believe we are half-way finished in the 2016-17 SAIKAC sports season. I want to thank our coaches from this half - Jeff Lynn for table tennis, Courtney Berry for boys volleyball, Christina Kottman for boys soccer, and Yulisa Cruz for girls soccer.
     F or table tennis some highlights were fielding our first girls table tennis team, Jiss/Hamza Yate winning Open doubles, Dharun S coming 2nd in Open Singles, and Shivam winning the U14 singles.
     F or volleyball we fielded our first boys and girls U19 teams and both teams were able to win matches in each tournament. We proudly hosted the boys U14 SAIKAC tournament, and our girls U14 team won their SAIKAC tournament championship.
     F or soccer we fielded our second boys U19 SAIKAC tournament team, and were able to win a match and stay competitive in the others. For U16 SAIKAC team our boys won all of their matches and were the number one seed going into the second day of competition. Though they didn't have the same success on day two, they fought hard even though they were missing a couple of key players. Our U16 girls SAIKAC team gave a consistently strong effort and came away with the plate championship.
     S ome of our second semester sports are already underway - boys basketball is practicing for a tournament in Bahrain at the end of January, and the girls netball squad is preparing for their tournament at the beginning of Feb. We'll get going with U14 boys and girls soccer after the winter break, as well as the girls U16/U19 basketball team. Their SAIKAC tournaments are in March (we will be hosting the U16 girls tournament here in Jubail). Furthermore, we hope to field a large Cross Country contingent for the annual meet at RT in Feb. T hanks again for your continued support of our sports teams.
     In the meantime, have a great winter break no matter where you may be!

     Go Jaguars!