April was an outstanding month for IC Cougar athletics. We had some very notable achievements for our student athletes. Our gymnastics team dominated in the Lebanese Schools’ Championship organized by the Ministry of Education. With over fifty medals won in this tournament alone, our students represented us with pride and dignity. Lynn Domiati being the only girl to compete in level nine brought home first overall. Cyrine Khatib placed first overall in level eight and Yasmine Ghutmi got first overall in level 5. In level three, we secured the podium with Celine Rafeh placing first, Rawan Soubra second and Mia Khayat third. A huge congratulations to the team and coaches for their valiant efforts.
Another great showing was at the annual Alton Reynold’s basketball tournament held at IC. Our Varsity and JV boys both brought home the championship after hard-earned wins in their games. The stands were full of students cheering them to their victories and went wild when senior Fouad Sheikh drilled a three-pointer in the varsity championship game.
The BAU annual archery competition was held allowing our girls to bring home first place and our boys third place. No mean feat at all, especially considering they were competing against university students from BAU and AUB. All that hard work training on the Imad Taher Court certainly paid off.
The girl’s rugby team played a touch match against Brummana High School winning both games during the day. Player of the match for IC was Zoya Haroun scoring two tries helping lead the team to victory. Another distinguished achievement was from the captain Nicole Nsrallah who was the youngest player chosen for the Lebanese women’s 7s team. She spent the month training and ultimately playing in the West Asia Women’s 7s tournament where they placed second amongst Syria, Qatar and Lebanon.