Two teams from Cayman International School have returned from their third Caribbean Area International School Sports Association volleyball tournament in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Both teams finished third overall, with the girls team just missing out on an appearance in the final, falling 17-15 in the third set against defending champion Carol Morgan School of the Dominican Republic.
Both CIS teams saw big improvements over the course of their season, which began in September. Due to a close relationship with the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation, CIS was able to enter both teams in the CIVF National League, where the higher level of play had a profound impact on their preparation for the CAISSA tournament.
CIVF President Kennedy McGowan is hopeful that CIS’s participation in the National League will inspire other schools to participate in CIVF leagues, with the end goal being the creation of a youth league catering to high school athletes.
Cayman International School is a member of CAISSA. For the last three years, CIS has sent teams to compete in high school tournaments across the Caribbean. Member schools are Escuela Campo Alegre (Venezuela), Carol Morgan School (Dominican Republic), the International School of Port of Spain (Trinidad), Academia Cotopaxi (Ecuador), and the Cayman International School.
The three sports contested during these tournaments are boys and girls football (soccer), volleyball, and basketball.