Double Olympic Gold Medalist Leads Lincoln Swim Camp!

It was an absolute pleasure and privilege hosting double Olympic gold medalist, Penny Heyns, at Lincoln School last week. It was a fantastic learning experience for our swimmers and coaches. Each day, Penny Heyns would focus on one of the four competitive stokes, before leading an intense training session for our swimmers. While this was appreciated greatly, of arguably even more significance were the quality of her sports psychology classroom sessions that focused on mental toughness and many of the character traits that help us to become successful in life. Thank you, Penny Heyns, for sharing your expertise with our students and staff!

Snow Leopard Swimmers Do More Than Front Crawl at Fun Meet!

The Elementary and Middle Schools came together last Friday, May 24, to participate in a Fun Finale Swim Meet that also included neighbors, Nisarga Batika School. Almost 50 young Snow Leopard swimmers ranging from Grade 1 to Grade 8 showcased their skill development in the four competitive strokes. A special thanks to all the parents who came out to support their children, as well as to our PE and Aquatics teams for their efforts. Congratulations to all participants!

 

Snow Leopards Represent at Lincoln Hosted Youth Football Tournament!

Eight teams from around the Kathmandu Valley, including two representing the Snow Leopards, participated in a Lincoln School organized and hosted 14&U, 8-a-side, Football tournament on Saturday, May 18. The level of skill, sportsmanship and teamwork on display was evident in all teams with local club team, SWSCFA, finishing as tournament champions. Congratulations to all involved!

Snow Leopards Reach Basketball Finals for 3rd Time in 4 Years!

MUMBAI, India. — For seven of the twelve players that traveled for SAISA Boys’ Basketball, it was our last SAISA experience. Mateus, Sheshank, Dane, Eskil, Ishan, Avinash and Avi have been on this team for more than three years and not only have we grown as basketball players, but also as teammates, friends and brothers.

Although we had a very short season and Coach S. Davis was away on paternity leave, we were able to keep our focus, intensity and improve everyday. We were lucky to be able to train with a local club team, the Himalayan Hounds, every Monday and Tuesday to play at a higher level, preparing us for the SAISA tournament.

This SAISA Boys’ Basketball tournament was action-packed, filled with many learning opportunities for the team. The first tournament day was a tough one for the Lincoln School boys. The team ended up playing two of the favorites to win the tournament and ended up losing both games on that first day. While disheartening, the coaches told the boys to keep their heads up and not to give up.

The boys had something to prove the second day and came out strong (even with a slow start) with a win against the OSC Geckos. The brought them into the quarter-finals with a match-up against TAISM. The boys played TAISM with great energy and a high press that was simply too much for the opposition.

Encouraged by their win, the boys went on to the semi-finals to play the Chennai Raptors for a second time. Having previously lost to the Raptors, the boys were itching to face them again. The Snow Leopards took Chennai by storm with high energy plays and intensity, shocking the competition. The Snow Leopards now found themselves in a SAISA Boys’ Basketball final for the third time in four years.

Our motto, “Big Heart and Strong Mind,” led us to the SAISA finals. Although we didn’t have the best first day, each and every game we improved, picking up the tempo and leaving teams shocked with our high intensity basketball. Beating a home court team like Bombay is always tough, but all of the boys showed incredible heart and put up an amazing fight. Overall, the SAISA Boys’ Basketball team truly showed their Lincoln Snow Leopard spirit in this epic SAISA boys basketball tournament.

SAISA Boys Basketball Seniors

Lincoln Track & Field Team Sizzles in the Heat of Chennai!

CHENNAI, India. — This year, Lincoln’s SAISA Track and Field team flew to the American International School of Chennai with a team of 20 athletes. We had a challenging, short season but nonetheless, our team was ready and motivated to compete. We were both mentally and physically ready for the competition (and the heat!), which helped to challenge us and push our limits. During the meet, we engaged with athletes from other schools, as well as bonded with our own team. At the end of three hard, but fun days, every athlete on our team had broken at least two personal records, and multiple students returned with a medal. We (the athletes) and the coaches were very proud of our efforts and performances.

During our last day in Chennai, the team enjoyed some downtime in a local mall, where we watched Captain Marvel, as well spending some time as a team at the beach and in the pool. We followed that up with a well-deserved pizza party to replenish our glucose levels and rounded off our rest day with some card games and bonding time. The whole trip was a really rewarding experience for both the athletes and the coaches and we look forward to challenging ourselves even further next year.
Go Snow Leopards!

SAISA Girls’ Football Battles to Bronze in the Heat of Mumbai!

MUMBAI, India. — The SAISA Girls’ Football team traveled to a hot and humid Mumbai last week with water bottles in hand. The girls kicked off the tournament with a 4-0 win and then equalized in the dying moments of their second match to tie the host school 1-1. The Snow Leopards then lost a tight game to defending champions and eventual winners, TAISM, but still qualified for the semi-finals by finishing second in their group. In the semis, the girls lost a heartbreaker to the AISD Tigers, who scored off the post in the last minute of their match. However, the girls showed great character to come through the Bronze Medal match with a strong effort, eventually winning on penalties against the Overseas School of Colombo. This amazing team of young women battled their way through 3 days and 5 games to bring home the third place trophy! Congratulations, ladies!

2019 SAISA Girls Soccer Team

Kayaking in the Pool!

Our Grade 11 students stepped up their preparations for Service Nepal by kayaking in our heated swimming pool. This was an opportunity for our students and teachers to meet their river and kayaking guides, while practicing important kayaking and water safety skills in a controlled environment.

Lincoln Football Tournament: Great Experience for Lady Leopards!

The Lincoln School Girls’ Football team divided and conquered in the Lincoln Invitational this past weekend. All girls trying out for SAISA were broken into two teams – Lincoln Red and Lincoln White – and were joined by a further 3 teams from other schools in the valley. It was a great learning opportunity for both our newer and more experienced players with lots of hard fought matches against Rato Bangala, TSS, and team United. Our Lincoln Red team finished the tournament as runner’s up with both teams contributing to some great football and team spirit. Congratulations to all!

Lincoln Hoops: Boys Show Their Class at Invitational

The Lincoln School Boys’ Basketball Team stepped up its preparations for SAISA at our local tournament this past weekend. With four teams competing for the trophy, our skilled and experienced players swept all other school opposition aside before meeting their match against the sharp-shooting Kirtipur Club team. In what would be a tight contest, the boys lost to a three in the final minute, but were pleased with their performances.

This tournament was also a wonderful experience for our JV squad, who got some valuable time on the court in game situations. Congratulations to the coaches and student-athletes on their efforts!

Lincoln Shuttlers Return from Chennai!

CHENNAI, India. — Our Lincoln Badminton team came back from the SAISA tournament in Chennai, India, with a number of wins under their belts, some individually-awarded and team-awarded sportsmanship pins, a huge amount of improvement and experience, and a whole heap of smiles. Throughout the exhausting three days of singles, doubles and mixed doubles play, our players demonstrated their endurance, perseverance and excellent sportsmanship traits.

Our Snow Leopards were knocked out in the tournament, but that doesn’t mean our players didn’t leave it all out on the courts, having incredibly close matches and showing their best effort. The development of our badminton athletes’ skills over the weekend alone was tremendous and I’m already excited to see where this growth takes us next year! I was also very impressed with the amount of peer coaching and support each student gave one another between and during each game.

Our players also helped make our long travel days run smoothly and enjoyably as we hung out in the airports, showing extreme patience in all the long lines and helping each other through the various checkpoints. It was especially pleasurable having our Seniors play with us for a final time, and we look forward to seeing the rest of our athletes out again for badminton next year!

Coach Brydie McMullan