HS GIRLS TENNIS
The HS girls Tennis team played their first set of friendly matches with Branksome Hall Asia on September 18th. The matches were all doubles and each team played two matches each. KISJ showed a valiant display in sportsmanship and effort, ultimately winning three of the nine friendly matches in total. Although losing her first match, sophomore Ruby Kim, was able to bounce back with two wins overall with her doubles partner, freshman, Yubeen Jung. The boy's team will be having their first set of friendly matches on October 2nd, against neighbors St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju.
HS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Varsity Blue: Won a 3 set victory over a much improved BHA team. Junior Catherine Park led the attack with a perfect 23/23 serving performance and 7 kills. Freshmen, Jennifer Lee was close behind with 6 kills, all assisted by Cellina Park who had 15 assists in the match. Rookie, Shawn Lee held down the backcourt with 8 digs while Jaeah Lee patrolled the net. The Varsity White team will look to follow Blue’s success over BHA after Chuseok.
Junior Varsity: Won a tight straight-set victory (26-24, 25-21) over BHA in their opening match of the year. The JV Dragons were led by newly-anointed captain Natalie Kim and strong defensive play by Luna Kim. The girls will look to further improve their performance after Chuseok vs. St. Johnsbury Academy.
HS BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The HS Boys Volleyball team welcomed NLCS back into league play after a 2 year hiatus. With many of the Varsity players coaching during the match, KISJ was able to pull off a 4-2 set victory. After Chuseok, KISJ will welcome another team making their GEC debut as they travel to St. Johnsbury on Wednesday, in their final tune up before the Jeju Invitational.
HS CROSS COUNTRY
NLCS hosted our first Cross Country meet this past Thursday for middle and high school runners. The team did well with at least 2 runners finishing in the top 5 for both girls and boys for the high school as well as the middle school boys. Most of our runners were in the top 10. The runners who came out for the meet were Annie Kang, Cheayoung Park, Mike Lee, Olivia Jang, Seonghyun Park, Lucy Seo, Spencer Kim, Hojoon Choi, Serena Jeon, Alex Jun, Stella Choi, Sophia Cha, and Kitty Jeon for the high school. The middle schoolers were Justin Hwang, Alfred Yoon, and John Kim. Congratulations on a great first meet! Looking forward to the next one on Tuesday, Oct. 2 hosted by Branksome Hall Asia!
MS GIRLS SOCCER
Team Moseulpo played the always-tough NLCS A girls and took the battle to their pitch by winning 2-0. Huge contributions were made by incoming new players, Chloe Shin (grade 8), Minwoo Jeong (grade 6), and Ashley Lee (grade 8). Chloe made excellent defensive decisions as our new LB to clear the danger and set up crucial opportunities on offense. Minwoo played a strong anchor role in the middle setting up golden opportunities for our forwards or leading the attack herself. Ashley hopped on every loose ball and made it uncomfortable for NLCS’ defenders, which eventually earned her the first goal of the season for the whole team. Returning players made sure the team culture and positive and encouraging, and the whole team walked away with a quality win. This is the first time in a long time that KISJ won an opening game against their British rival.
Team Seogwipo played the NLCS B team that proved to be challenging but was still a good learning experience. Goalkeeper, Katie Oh (grade 8), made crucial stops and continued to anchor the team even though we were down a few goals. Standout rookie, Diane Moon (grade 6) played the field in the central midfielder position and stepped up to relieve goalkeeping duties. This is a team with plenty of potential and ceiling for growth.
MS BOYS SOCCER
Four, yes, four MS Boys Soccer teams kicked off their season vs. NLCS on Wednesday. While they didn't get the results they were hoping for, Coach Razzari, Coach Harveycutter, and Coach Cantarutti are extremely proud of their players for displaying their Dragons values on and off the pitch yesterday. With positive attitudes and a sportsmanlike approach, the coaches are confident that our team will return from Chuseok rested and prepared to work towards our goal of improvement
MS GIRLS BADMINTON
The MS Girls Badminton team kicked off the year with a few practices to ready ourselves for our first match against BHA on Wednesday. Although we didn’t get the wins we were hoping for, our girls really showed what it is to be a DRAGON. We saw perseverance, great sportsmanship, and lots of fun. On our walk back to campus, we shared some of what we learned through the many singles and doubles matches we fought hard in. Coach Snider & Coach Sowell are absolutely confident in our ability to come back even harder by working to improve our agility, refine our strategy and polish our skills. A fantastic beginning to a great season!
MS BOYS BADMINTON
The MS boys badminton team traveled to NLCS for their first match of the year. We didn’t receive the results we hoped for, but the students fought hard even with minimal practice time. The young men demonstrated grit and DRAGONS. We will continue to work hard to improve.