Celebrating Sporting Excellence at the YCIS Puxi Secondary 2018-19 Sports Awards Evening

On Friday, April 26, YCIS Puxi Secondary held its annual Sports Awards Evening for all students in Years 10-13 who represented the school in SISAC and ACAMIS sports. During the event, several main awards were presented to individuals, and throughout the evening, video footage was aired of the various sports played and of team games, making the night memorable.

The 2018-19 school year has been an unforgettable year for sports at YCIS Puxi, and all students deserve praise for their efforts at training and during games over the various sports seasons. In addition, several students were recognised specifically for their accomplishments:

Junior Female Athlete of the Year

This award went to Vivian in Year 10, who had an outstanding year at YCIS in three different sports. Vivian was the schools’ most valuable player (MVP) in both volleyball and basketball at ACAMIS events, and she was also a key member of the touch rugby team that came third in the Shanghai International Touch Tournament (SITT).

Junior Male Athlete of the Year

This award went to Edouard in Year 11 for his contribution to the touch rugby and basketball D1 teams in the first semester. Edouard was also a key player in the schools D2 football team and a contender for the most improved player award, as well.

Senior Female Athlete of the Year

This award went to Yulia in Year 13 who has been an outstanding sportsperson for the past several years. Yulia was a member of the touch rugby team that has taken third place in the ACAMIS competition for the last three years. She was also a key player in the school’s football team during this time. Yulia’s excellent athleticism and speed has also enabled her to represent the school at cross country.

Senior Male Athlete of the Year

Kevin in Year 13 was the clear winner of this award. Kevin is an outstanding table tennis player and has won numerous singles, doubles, and team table tennis events in both Shanghai and at ACAMIS competitions over the last four years. In fact, Kevin was the SISAC table tennis champion this year, winning the award after his brother had won the award last year. Kevin was also captain and MVP of the touch rugby and basketball teams, in an excellent overall year of sport.

Most Improved Athlete of the Year

The most improved award went to Forest in Year 11, although there were many contenders for this important award. Forest made the most improvement in football where he became a key player and MVP of a team that took second place in the ACAMIS competition at Dulwich Suzhou. Forest’s superb dribbling skills and long-range shooting helped the team into the final and Forest was also part of the touch rugby team that took third place at a competition in Hong Kong.

Best individual performance of the Year

Although there were several contenders for this award and many fantastic performances over the course of the year, Wayne in Year 12 won the trophy for his superb ACAMIS win in the table tennis singles. Wayne was part of the team that also took the SISAC team event victory held at YCIS. Wayne was also the only trophy winner who participated in four sports at the D1 level, including touch rugby, table tennis, basketball, and badminton.

On behalf of the teams and coaches, congratulations to all students who participated for the school and best wishes next year in your various teams. The school teams will miss the Year 13 leavers who have represented the school so well over the last few years, and look forward to welcoming the many talented Year 9’s who will be part of our teams next year.

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