19 Nov 2016
On Saturday, November 19th, the WUIS U15 and U19 played a very exciting Basketball tournament in Shanghai, competing against strong teams from the SSSA league. U15 traveled to SUIS Gubei campus where they ended the day with a record of 1 win and 3 losses. Despite the lost, the students played close matches and greatly improved. Leading scorer was Wayne, Grade 8, and leading rebounder was Sam, Grade 9. Overall, it was a great experience for our teams to play so many matches against some of the top U15 teams in Shanghai.
Across Town, the WUIS Boys u19 basketball team played at SHSID. Despite losing all 4 matches during the tournament, our boys played with heart and represented our school with great class. "They kept playing hard and never quit", says Coach Mata. Leading scorer was grade 12 John Yang and leading rebounder was Terrance (King) Chen, Grade 11.
23 Nov 2016
Redemption was sweet as both U15 and U19 Boys basketball team hosted their first home game of the season at WUIS vs Wycombe Abby International College from Changzhou. The atmosphere was electric. The music was playing and Coach Mata MC the event. There was a
crowd of over 150 students gathered in our gym to watch this exciting match. U15 started first by winning their second game of the year. Leading the scoring again was Wayne from Grade 8 and leading rebounder again was Sam, Grade 9. A special thanks to Ms Hale and her dance team for some wonderful halftime and between game dance performances. It was the best display of school spirit. The boys followed the great progress of the U15 team by winning their first game of the year! Leading score was Yutong Shen, Grade 10, and leading rebounder was Peter Zhou, Grade 12. The game was recorded by Mr. Spear's WUIS TV with interviews after the game. A special thanks to Mr. Spear's for filming the game. Another thanks goes to the Team Awesome coaches for officiating and coaching as well as Coach Jason Lee for his record and score keeping.
24 Nov 2016
There was a huge day for WUIS athletics following the exciting wins of the boys basketball teams on Thursday, November 24th. Boys U19 Football, Boys U15 Football, Girls U15 Soccer, and Girls U19 Volleyball all traveled up to Changzhou to play teams from Wycombe Abbey International School for a sports filled evening.
The first match of the evening was the boys U19 football. The boys lost a hard fought match to a strong WAIC side 7 to 2. Strong performers for WUIS were Debargha Das, Grade 11 for his goal late in the game and Peter Yang Grade 11 for his strong defensive play.
Following the U19 boys football, the girls U15 football played a very exciting match drawing with WAIC 0 to 0. Strong performances were put in by Grade 8 Lois, and Grade 8 Jolly, both with a couple of shots on goal.
The final match of the evening, on the pitch, were the U15 boys football team. They came out strong and never looked back as they beat WAIC 3 to 2. Goals came from Gavin, Grade 7, and MVP for the second time, Messi with 2 goals in the game. Ray, Grade 8, turned in a strong performance as well with many great saves at goalie.
While the exciting football matches where going on, the girls played an exciting Volleyball match. The matches were close with the girls winning the first set, however, despite strong play and close competition, the girls fell their last 2 sets, losing the match 2 sets to 1. However, the girls improved greatly with standout performances by Grade 11 Nemo Shi, and the founder of the volleyball team Flora Lu, Grade 10, with several aces during the game.
All players did great and we are very proud of how all players represented our school a played with class. A very special thanks to Ms LeCompte, Mr. Roman, and Coach Dwight for all your coaching and time during the competitions.
03 Dec 2016
The final matches of the term were played on Saturday, December 3rd, when the WUIS Badminton team, led by captains grade 12s Arrive Zhou and Alice Wang, went to the SECA tournament hosted by SUIS Wan Yuan, and the boys U15 football team traveled to Shanghai to take on Jin Cai International School in a full competitions. The badminton team had a strong showing with strong performances by every player on the team, winning most of the matches they played. Across town, the boys lost a hard fought match to Jin Cai 7 to 3. Standouts from the game again was Messi, Grade 7 and Ray, Grade 8. Despite the lost, the U15 boys football team has a winning record this year so far with 2 wins, 1 lose, and 1 tie. A very special thank you to Coach Rob Lewis for traveling with both the U15 basketball team and the U15 football team on Saturdays. Giving his valuable time on the weekends to these teams shows his great commitment to the students. Coach Mata is very proud of how all the teams played this term and how well they all represented our school. Keep practicing and we look forward to next season!