Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) has much to celebrate as its junior boys, senior girls and senior boys all won their respective Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) soccer titles last week.
The string of victories began last Monday when the school’s senior boys team defeated Aquinas College, 3-1. On Tuesday, the school swept a doubleheader with the junior boys winning against Queen’s College, 3-0, in the first game and the senior girls going on to defeat St Andrew’s, 3-2, in a hard-fought match-up that was tied at two at the half. In the junior girls division, the Queen’s College Comets blanked the St. Augustine’s College (SAC) Big Red Machine, 3-0, for that title.
All of the games were played at the Roscow A.L. Davies Soccer Field.
Athletic Director Craig Massey was thrilled with the teams’ success. He said: “These were all complete team performances. Our students exhibited great attitudes the entire season. They relished teamwork and showed great determination and every one of these athletes stepped up when their number was called.”
The school did not enter a team in the junior girls division as it does not have enough students to field two girls teams. Most of the girls on the championship senior girls team, including a number of key players, were in grades seven and eight, competing against much older athletes throughout the season, making their win much more impressive.
This is only LCIS’s second year in the BAISS. The senior boys will aim to defend their title in the Bahamas National High School Soccer Championships in May. The senior girls will also compete at the high school nationals, and the school is hopeful that they can win both the boys and girls divisions.
With LCIS breaking ground on a new campus less than one kilometer away from its current site, featuring extensive athletics facilities including a swimming pool, indoor basketball gym and a 400-meter track, this year’s string of athletic achievements may only be the beginning for the school at the western end of New Providence.
The school is currently accepting applicants for the 2019-20 school year.
To learn about the admissions process, interested persons are asked to please visit the website www.lcis.bs/admissions, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or call (242) 362-4774.