–By Shasta Miller–

The RIS U11 Girls Soccer team this year had 15 players and three coaches (myself, Linda, and Golf). The girls had a great season and played well, both at home and when they traveled to play against other schools such as NIST, ASB, Shrewsbury, and ICS.

The RIS U11 Girls Soccer team this year had 15 players and three coaches (myself, Linda, and Golf). The girls had a great season and played well, both at home and when they traveled to play against other schools such as NIST, ASB, Shrewsbury, and ICS.

The U11 Girls Soccer team was the first group of student athletes to be introduced at the recent Season 2 Sports Assembly because they truly embodied the spirit of the Phoenix.

Here are some noteworthy details from the season:

  • The girls learned different passing drills, such as the Through and Square and the Give and Go
  • Cleo joined us from the Swiss Section (We welcome other players from the Swiss Section on RIS teams!)
  • Sara, Jazzy, and Simone were excellent goalies this year and made many awesome plays
  • Versaille and Venice are sisters, and this is the last year they will be playing on the same team because Venice is graduating to Middle School
  • Maple is the youngest player on the team, and she played with a fierce and strong spirit
  • Simone, Venice, Gephen, Chloe, Miijung, and Pan are seniors on the team and will graduate to Middle School this year

We look forward to more girls from grades 3–5 joining us for Season 2 Soccer next year! Here are some reasons our team members think other players should join the U11 Girls Soccer team:

“[Playing soccer] gives you a chance to hang out with other people you see around school but who are not in your class.” — Gephen (Team Captain)

“Playing soccer is fun and a good way to make new friends.” — Simone (new team member this year)

“Sports will help you become confident and healthy. Those two attributes will benefit you throughout your entire life!” — Coach Linda