ACS athletes geared up for an exciting fall sports season at the all-school pep rally Friday, October 21st. Middle and High School Rugby, Swimming, Cross Country and Volleyball teams were introduced to the student body among cheers of excitement and anticipation for the season ahead.
Girls JV Volleyball coach Rawad Yared ’16 is looking forward to “improving results this year for the team.” He hopes to place in tournaments both internationally and locally this season, and is excited to see the girls’ progress. “So far, the team is putting up a challenge. The girls have steadily been improving since the beginning of the season, which has been a win on both sides. They enjoy it and I enjoy it,” he relayed. The team has a record of 1-0 after defeating Hariri III last week.
Boys JV and Varsity Rugby player Mohamed Hamoudeh ’19 spoke of his outlook for the season, exclaiming that he “expects the team to be better than last year.” Rugby is Hanoudeh’s favorite sport. “I like rugby because I like playing as a team, as well as running with the ball and scoring tries.”
As for Saad Samhoun ’18, he is looking forward to the winter season when he will try out for the Boys Varsity Football team. “It’s a very good team that is hard to make,” said Samhoun. The team lost only one game last year and hopes to be undefeated this time around.