What a week-end we had! ACS Athens hosted the ISAA Boys Varsity tournament (Group 2) and the ISAA Swimming Championships and our teams competed with other member schools in the culminating events of their season. At the same time, our girls varsity basketball team traveled to London to participate in their ISAA championship hosted by ACS Egham.
The Boys tournament took place on March 16-17 with lots of action in two venues: the Aghia Paraskevi Municipal gym and the ACS Athens gym. The participating schools were: Cairo American College, American School of Israel, the British School of Netherlands, International School of Geneva, Sotogrande American School, Campion School of Athens, St. Catherine's School and ACS Athens. The ACS Athens Boys Basketball team played hard throughout the tournament and played against the American School of Israel in the final. The game was a pleasure to watch with all the players playing hard on both ends of the court. ACS Athens finished in 1st place with the American School in Israel in second and Cairo American College in third place. Congratulations to all the players and coaches; great work by Emanual Epongo, Stelios Martzoukos and Stash Ferguson for their selection on the All Tournament team.
The ISAA Swimming competition took place on March 17 -18 and our pool was buzzing again with whistles and splashes. While some member schools did not make it due to a national strike, the event took place with six schools in total: Cairo American College, American School of Israel, Vienna International School, Schutz American School, TASIS and ACS Athens. Cairo American College finished in 1st place in all categories - Junior Varsity, Varsity and Combined - as they were very strong and dominated the competition. The ACS Athens teams finished in second place in the Junior Varsity and Varsity categories with our swimmers earning 12 gold, 13 silver and 6 bronze medals in total.
The Girls Varsity Basketball team had their share of excitement in their competition at ACS Egham in England. They competed with ACS Egham, Marymount International School, the British School of Netherlands, British School of Brussels and London School All stars (guest team). They clinched second place, missing first place by a point differential as they tied in first place with two other schools in the round robin format. They lost the deciding and final game in overtime. The girls played hard from beginning to end! Congratulations Pinelopi Feida, Vittoria Alocci and Maria Adami for their selection on the All Tournament team. Great job players and coaches!