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Throwback to Girls & Boys Basketball 2023-2024

After 5 years of joining in the Ladycats’ Basketball, it brought me to tears that it has ended. Today, we had the tournament at SAS Puxi and we played with sweat and tough. We lost the first game against SMIC, and the second game against SAS Pudong, but after a talk with our coach and co players, we rallied as a team and won against Dulwich. We may have began with losses this tournament, but we won our last game with the great efforts of our players this season. Thank you to the Coaches and my teammates for making this basketball journey unforgettable! Best regards to the future season and players. Captain Cabante signing off.

Basketball is a sport that involves a lot of moving and running. As a slow runner and not very strong, I did not like this sport very much. In fact, even during games, I am often told by coaches to jump and so on. However, there are many players around me who are younger than me, and they are all red-faced and doing their best. Whenever I see them, I feel like I have to do my best. I respect them. I think they will be able to produce results next year and the year after. I believe they can keep up the good work and I will be watching over our Lady cats! Korin

This is my second year of joining basketball team and I am happy to end it with pleasure. We had a tournament today. Although we were supporting each other at first, things didn’t go well, ending up with lost motivation which led to disappointing results. However, after changing one’s mindset with coaches and teammates, we decided to put effort on our last game and we won!! My experience from basketball has provided me with confidence and happiness. It is an unforgettable memory in my high school life. I’m grateful to work with our Coaches and Team members, and I hope our Ladycats will be continuing this journey and lesson next year! Shizuka Kazari

Initially, my height and limited skills left me skeptical of my potential in basketball, leading to not having much fun in the games. However, continuous practice gradually boosted my confidence and brought joy as well. I want to thank my coaches and teammates for a season filled with fun and learning. As a senior, these memories hold special significance, knowing that my university days may not include basketball. My only regret is that I couldn’t attend the tournament, but still I’m very grateful for the invaluable experiences we’ve shared!
Minami Watanabe

I still remember the first time I joined my first basketball practice at SLAS. I was sixth grade and had little to no idea about the sport. The only reason I joined was probably hoping that by playing basketball I could grow a bit taller (yes, by this time I know that it is a pseudoscience) and there is nothing wrong with some extra exercise. By learning from both my coaches and teammates, I got to know more about the sport. As a golfer growing up, I was not familiar playing team sports like basketball. Although not getting plenty of time playing on court during games, every aspect of the sport felt interesting. For example, warming up as a team in synchrony, cheering for the players on the court, celebrating together for a win, and mourning together for a lost.

Due to COVID, it was unfortunate that the basketball program halted for a while. I didn’t have chance to participate in 8th and 9th grade. The next time I joined was in 10th grade. With Mr. McBroom as our coach, I learned many useful skills, such as how to play low-post, how to box-out for rebounds, and how to run and break a full court press. Although I wasn’t one of the starting five, it was a very fun and precious season for me, where I truly enjoyed the sport.

Having overwhelming academic workload in 11th grade prevented me from participating in the team for that year. Finally, having less school work in senior year, I didn’t lose my last chance of reuniting with my team. This year, I was one of the starting five and an important piece of puzzle for our team. With high-efficiency on rebounds and defense, I almost played full in every game. With Mr. Corey as our coach, I learned more on how to play as a team and efficiently move the ball around during offense. We ended our season in the place of 7th out of a total of 18 schools. Throughout the season, I saw substantial personal growth in everyone, including myself. For me, it was a wonderful and unforgettable period of time: every game we played, every laugh we had, and every sweat we dropped. As one of the seniors that will graduate this year, I can’t wait to see the performances of the remaining players in the upcoming years. Go Wildcats! – Wills

My name is Sangmin Han, and I have played basketball for 4 years in SLAS. Over the past four years, basketball has been an integral part of my life, providing unforgettable experiences. From the exhilarating moments on the court to the bonds forged with teammates, my journey as a basketball player has been nothing short of remarkable. As a proud member of our school’s basketball team, I’ve had the privilege of not only representing our institution but also serving as its captain this year. This role has taught me invaluable lessons in leadership, teamwork, and perseverance. None of this would have been possible without the guidance and support of our coach, Mr. Corey, whose dedication and mentorship have been instrumental in my growth both as an athlete and as a person. I also want to thank my friend Wills, Konrad, Bruno, Apollo, and Dustin for being supportive teammates. I am immensely grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and memories that basketball has bestowed upon me, and I look forward to carrying its spirit with me in all my future endeavors, if my ankle would allow.

Cissa Basketball

CISSA Basketball
CRE: Saturday, May 20th




























Basketball officially kicked off and  we won our first game!!! The score was 6:4. One was a fast break, and two were layups. Our defense was amazing. Despite the win, however, we have things to work on. Our dribbling was a bit lacking, since as soon as we got the ball we would freak out and throw it away. Additionally, we can work on our layups, and our communication could be better. However, this is our first game of many to come. We had one day of practice, but we came and won the game. So, congrats girls! We’re off to an amazing start of the season!

Today, we had our first match of the season with SSIS, and our team won by 55:26. The score for the first quarter was 19:6, and for the second quarter was 12:4. In the last quarter, we won by 24:16 and the game was over with our win. The opponent team fouled on our team players a few times during the match. However, we still won by focusing on the game. Our team will keep this win streak and will win other future games. Let’s go Wildcats. Team Captain: Jason Byun

Sisac D2 soccer

Our tournament started with Dulwich Puxi. It was a very tight game that eventually went to the penalty shoot-out. Beating up the pressure, we won by 3 – 1. Our second game was against Concordia Pudong which was also very challenging but still won by 2 – 1. Lastly, the final game of the tournament was against YCIS Pudong. Unfortunately, though our team gave everything we had, we could not win and earned second place. We lost our opportunity to obtain first place, however, we earned something way more important than the first-place trophy. We made middle – high school memories that would last forever within each others’ hearts. Sometimes we cried, we stressed, but still, after aging, we will remember our brotherhood and smile rewinding our memories. Ending this last report, Austin Bae, Apollo Popowitz, Koki Kin, Roshan Luo, John Jung, Bruno N. Solis, Eito Kadowaki, Jian Park, Tanuj Padaliya, Max Yeo, Jason Byun, Shubho Sinha, Sion Choi, Sooho Kim, Franco Junior Solis, Edgar Park, and our coach Mr. Diego, we are 2022- 2023 Shanghai Livingston American School soccer team, and we are all the MVPs for all the games we played.

Today marks our Girls Soccer Tournament. We played against four schools (DCS, NIS, SCIS, YCIS). The team had an enjoyable time during the game, despite the loss and injuries the girls experienced. The team showed a lot of improvements today, such as scoring more points, playing more cohesively, and better passing. The tournament taught us where our weakness spots are, which we will improve for our next season’s game. Overall, this season was an amusing season, with all the challenging and fun games we played. Hope to see same and/or more people joining soccer next year. The team are looking forward for victories, more fun games and improvements for next season. We also want to thank the coaches for assisting us and make this season an experiencing and exciting game. Lastly, we will not forget to thank the PTA for providing us snacks! See you in the next soccer season!

The 2021-2022 girls’ volleyball season was filled of up and downs, growth, and courage.
Despite our losses at the first two games against SAS PX and YCIS PX, the SLAS team beat SSIS on the 4th of October; after these, we played against SCIS PX, where the first half of the game was an extremely close one, unfortunately, we couldn’t bring it home.
However, with focus, hard work and sweat, we won our second game against Concordia at the Championship! This brought to place 5th in the Cup out of 6 places, and 5th out of 11 for the whole league!
We, the seniors, have high hopes and expectations for the succeeding years. We fully believe the Livingston girls’ volleyball team will for very far in the future.
Let’s go Wildcats!

The boys won 2 out of 3 games today, finishing off the season with a 3rd place placement in the tournament. Our performance today was the best that we’ve shown this entire season, and that’s because we were determined to win. We let our actions speak for ourselves by showing our opponents that we wanted to win through the way we communicated, the way we encouraged each other, and the way we played. I’m proud of every single player on the team; we couldn’t have achieved what we had achieved without everybody’s collective effort. Compared to the start of the season, everyone on the team has improved drastically. We went from failing to return the ball in 3 touches to making bump set and spike plays on the daily. It’s been a hell of a season, and although I, along with the other seniors, won’t be returning next year, I believe that this team will still be unstoppable—if not in our game, at least in our spirit.

Good luck at this weekends tournaments! Boys (1-3) play at NAIS PD, and the Girls 1-3) play at SAS PD

Boys D2 Volleyball vs SASPX

Today the boy’s volleyball team faced off against SAS Puxi on their home court. We played a total of three matches, but were unfortunately bested by our opponents. As team captain, I believe the boy’s team put up an amazing performance for a first game, especially after having not played a game in 2 years. Despite the net being higher than what we were used to, we were able to work together, communicate, and create plays. Everybody gave their best, and we hustled until the very end. I believe it was a great learning experience for the team, and we’ll come back better and stronger next game.

The boys WIN SISAC D2 CHAMPIONSHIP!! Congrats to team and coaches

A HUGE THANKYOU the the SLAS PTSA for our new basketball uniforms!!!

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