April 15, 2019
Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) has much reason to celebrate as its Junior Boys, Senior Girls and Senior Boys Football teams won Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) titles last week.
LCIS’s three teams celebrating their victories at the Roscow A Davies Field last Tuesday (Photo Credit: LCIS)
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 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 matchup that was tied 2-2 at the half to wrap up the second game. All games were played at the Roscow A Davies Football Field.
Athletic Director Mr Craig Massey is thrilled about the teams' success saying “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.”
LCIS’s three team captains, showing their trophies. (Photo Credit: LCIS)
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 7 and 8 competing against much older athletes throughout the season, making their win much more impressive.
This is only LCIS’s second year in the BAISS. With this victory LCIS’s Senior Boys will aim to defend their title in the National Football Championships in May.
The Senior Girls will also compete in nationals and the school is hopeful that they can win both the boys and girls divisions.
With the LCIS breaking ground on a new campus less than one kilometre away from its current site featuring extensive athletics facilities including a swimming pool, indoor basketball gym and 400-metre 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 accepting applicants for the 2019-20 school year, to learn about the admissions process, go to www.lcis.bs/admissions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 242-362-4774.
Founded in 1962, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is a fully accredited international day school located in western New Providence offering the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students aged 18 months to 18 years. LCIS students move on to top colleges and universities around the world, with over 95% of students accepted to their first-choice school. Visit: www.lcis.bs for more information or to apply.