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Lyford Cay International School wins three BAISS Football Championships
By Taige Adderley
Apr 15, 2019 - 11:21:45 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - 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.

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. 

LCIS’s three team captains, showing their trophies. (Photo: LCIS) 

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.”

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. 

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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  ​admissions@lcis.bs​,  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.

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