TAS competes as a member of the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) along with the International School Bangkok (ISB), International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), International School Manila (ISM), Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), and Singapore American School (SAS). TAS athletic teams also compete against local and other on-island and off-island international schools.
IASAS Athletics Seasons:
- Season 1: Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball
- Season 2: Basketball, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, and Touch
- Season 3: Badminton, Baseball, Golf, Softball, and Track & Field
Fans can find tournament livestreams, results, photos and more by visiting the official IASAS site.
The official IASAS Rules & Guidelines as well as housing suggestions and FAQs can be found on in the Student-Athlete/Parent Handbook.
By Stride and By Spike, Tigers Make Their Mark on Super IASAS
Girls volleyball bests SAS to earn gold and girls cross country grabs silver
The varsity girls volleyball team’s gold medal-winning effort—the program’s first since 2008—and the girls cross country team’s silver highlighted a series of admirable performances from TAS Season 1 varsity sports teams at the Super IASAS Championship event held at International School Manila Oct. 10-12.
The girls volleyball team’s relentless energy, stout defense and decisive attack prevented the Eagles of Singapore American School from ever posing a serious threat in the tournament final—a rematch of the 2018 championship game—as the Tigers steamrolled to a 3-0 victory. The Tigers dropped just two sets in the tournament and left no doubt as to which team was tops in this year’s field.
Sarahi Z.R. (‘20) and Evelyn L. (‘20) endured stifling temperatures in Manila to finish second and fifth, respectively, in both the 5K and 3K races of the IASAS Cross Country Championships in powering the Tigers to a silver medal. Dylan C. (‘22) led the boys’ fourth place effort in finishing fifth in the 5K and sixth in the 3K.
The boys soccer team proved to be one of the most entertaining squads of the tournament as they played a barnburner of a match in earning a 3-3 draw versus JIS in pool play then defeated SAS 1-0 to edge the Tigers’ way into the bronze medal match, a rematch with the Dragons of JIS. The Tigers drew first blood when a beautiful strike from distance off the foot of Tyler L. (‘23) found the back of the net in the sixth minute, but JIS clawed back and captured the victory 2-1.
Another moment of pride for the TAS athletic program came when Logan C. (‘20) was honored with the Spirit of IASAS award for sacrificing precious seconds of his own finishing time in order to tend to a runner who had collapsed due to the heat. Logan’s display of selflessness rightfully earned him the conference’s coveted award of character.
The girls soccer team narrowly missed out on a berth in the bronze medal match and finished fifth, as did the boys volleyball team after it defeated JIS in the 5-vs-6 game on Saturday.
Season 1 Super IASAS Championship Results
Boys Cross Country: 4th
All-Tournament: Dylan C. (‘22)
Girls Cross Country: Silver
All-Tournament: Sarahi Z.R. (‘20), Evelyn L. (‘20)
Four-Year IASAS: Sarahi Z.R., Evelyn L.
Boys Soccer: 4th
All-Tournament: Curtis T. (‘22), Len Y. (‘23)
Girls Soccer: 5th
All-Tournament: Chloe M. (‘20), Avery L. (‘21)
Four-Year IASAS: Chloe M., Jesse W.
Boys Volleyball: 5th
All-Tournament: Kyle H. (‘20)
Girls Volleyball: Gold
All-Tournament: Charlotte L. (‘20), Sabrina C. (‘21), Sarah J. (‘21)
Four-Year IASAS: Karen W.
Season 1 IASAS Exchanges
The TAS boys and girls varsity cross country, soccer, and volleyball teams gained valuable experience at IASAS Exchanges in Thailand and here in Taipei this weekend in preparation for the Season 1 IASAS Championships next month. The varsity girls volleyball team steamrolled through the IASAS Volleyball Exchange (North) field in winning all three of their matches while dropping just one set before dropping the final in five sets to No. 2 seed Bangkok Sport School. The varsity boys volleyball team started 0-3 but finished strong with a victory in the 3-vs-4 match in Bangkok.
A number of boys and girls varsity cross country runners delivered stellar times in the ultra-competitive Thailand Cross Country Invitational 5K race on Saturday. The varsity boys team took home the team title with both Eli K. (‘22; sixth place) and Dylan C. (‘22; seventh) finishing among the top 10. Sarahi Z.R. (‘20; second), Evelyn L. (‘20; sixth), and Enya T. (‘23; 10th) all ran strong races as the girls team finished second to SAS in a deep field.
The varsity boys soccer team finished with a 1-1-1 record with a victory over New Taipei Senior High to close out its weekend on the Lower Field. The varsity girls soccer team finished with a gritty, rain-soaked 2-0 victory over ISB after dropping its first two matches.
Visit the athletics homepage for the full schedule of upcoming games leading up to the big events in Manila. GO TIGERS!
TAS Schedule & Results
All times Taipei Standard Time
Friday, September 20
13:30: Boys soccer 1 vs. ISM 1
17:00: Girls volleyball 3 vs. ISB 0
17:30: Girls soccer 0 vs. Hsingwu Senior High 6
18:45: Boys volleyball 1 vs. ISB 3
Saturday, September 21
8:30: Girls cross country 5K race: Sarahi Z.R. ('20) 2nd; Evelyn L ('20) 6th; Enya T. ('23) 10th
9:15: Boys cross country 5K race: Eli K. ('22) 6th; Dylan C. ('22) 7th
9:00: Girls volleyball 3 vs. ISM 0
10:40: Boys soccer 1 vs. ISB 3
11:45: Boys volleyball 1 vs. ISM 3
12:00: Girls soccer 0 vs. ISM 1
13:20: Boys soccer 2 vs. New Taipei Senior High 0
14:00: Girls volleyball 3 vs. BSS 1
15:45: Boys volleyball 0 vs. NSS 3
17:20: Girls soccer 2 vs. ISB 0
17:30: Girls volleyball No. 1 seed TAS 2 vs. No. 2 seed Bangkok Sport School 3
17:00 Boys volleyball No. 3 seed TAS 3 vs. No. 4 seed ISM 1
Record-tying five Season 1 teams medal at IASAS championship events in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore
In one of the strongest across-the-board performances at Season 1 IASAS Championship events in school history, a record-tying five TAS teams brought home medals from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The varsity girls soccer team, varsity boys cross country team, and both the varsity boys and girls volleyball teams earned silver medals. The varsity girls cross country team’s bronze accounted for the Tigers’ fifth overall medal, while the varsity boys soccer team came away from a difficult tournament with a sixth-place finish.
Never before had four TAS Season 1 teams earned silver or better, and it was the second time ever—and, remarkably, the second consecutive year—that five of six TAS teams were able to bring home medals from Season 1 IASAS events.
TAS teams battled until the very end and in a number of events, gold was just out of the Tigers’ grasp. At the IASAS Soccer Championships, the girls soccer team entered the final as the top seed for the first time in TAS history. The Tigers played host Singapore American School to a scoreless stalemate until an Eagles goal brought the tournament to a close with under four minutes remaining in sudden death overtime.
In Kuala Lumpur, the boys volleyball team led 10-8 in the fifth and final set of their gold medal match versus International School Bangkok before the momentum swung to the Panthers, who closed out the set on a 7-2 run to claim the championship.
The boys cross country team came up just short in the team trial event on the second and final day of competition, causing them to come out on the wrong end of a three-way tie for first place and settle for silver on a tiebreaker. The girls volleyball team showed grit in a four-set loss to SAS in its gold medal match.
While the TAS community is extremely proud of our teams’ performances at this season’s events, of greater importance was the sportsmanship and character displayed by our student-athletes. Full results and IASAS all-tournament selections are listed below. Thank you for your continued support of all our Tigers as Season 2 kicks off!
Season 1 IASAS Championship Results
IASAS Soccer Championships at Singapore American School
Varsity girls soccer: Silver
All-tournament: Sydney H. ('19), Maggie L. ('19), Katelyn C. ('19)
Varsity boys soccer: Sixth place
All-tournament: Ryan L. ('19), Carlos D.M. ('19)
IASAS Volleyball & Cross Country Championships at the International School of Kuala Lumpur
Varsity girls volleyball: Silver
All-tournament: Stephanie W. ('19), Charlotte L. ('20)
Varsity boys volleyball: Silver
All-tournament: Kyle H. ('20), Andrew C. ('19)
Varsity girls cross country: Bronze
All-tournament: Emily K. ('19), Evelyn L. ('20), Sarahi Z. ('20)
Varsity boys cross country: Silver
All-tournament: Charlie H. ('19), Guo C. ('19), Logan C. ('20)
Success Across the Board
Five Season 2 teams medal; all eight teams finish fourth or better for first time in school history
TAS sports teams put forth an extraordinary collective effort at IASAS Championship events in earning five Season 2 medals for the first time since 2010. The varsity boys swimming team led the way by bringing home its second consecutive IASAS title on the strength of a number of record-smashing performances in Manila. The varsity girls basketball team cruised to the championship game but were forced to settle for a silver medal after losing a heartbreaker to host Singapore American School.
The varsity boys basketball team overcame injury to bring its fourth straight bronze medal back from Singapore. The varsity girls tennis team’s bronze in Bangkok was its first medal since 2013 and the varsity rugby team came away from Kuala Lumpur with its third bronze in four years.
The varsity boys tennis team, the varsity touch team and the varsity girls swimming team ended up in fourth place in their respective tournaments Jan. 31-Feb. 2, marking the first time in school history that all eight Season 2 teams were able to place fourth or better. Additionally, varsity boys tennis student-athletes William C. (‘21) and Alex L. (‘21) were honored with the coveted Spirit of IASAS award for their exemplary interaction with their host family’s 8th grade son.
Propelling the varsity boys swimming team’s repeat title were Jason L. (‘21)’s IASAS-record 100m breaststroke time and a TAS-record 400m medley relay performance from Ethan D. (‘21), Jason L., Daolong Y. (‘21), and Hironori K. (‘21) that netted TAS the silver medal. Hironori K. (50m butterfly), Justin W. (‘19; 400m individual medley), Jason L. (100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, and 100m butterfly), and the all-senior 400m freestyle relay team of David W., Ethan W., Jason W., and Justin W. all took home gold medals for the Tigers in their respective events.
The varsity girls basketball team was excruciatingly close to a third consecutive IASAS gold medal before falling 49-47 to SAS. Despite numerous key players encountering foul trouble the Tigers led 45-34 with under two minutes to play. An Eagles offensive rebound and putback with seven seconds remaining was the difference as SAS prevailed and the Tigers and all-tournament honorees Cheyenne H. (‘19) and Sabrina C. (‘21) returned home with a silver medal for their valiant effort.
TAS athletes represented their community with grace in both victory and adverse circumstances during their historic effort this season. Thank you for your continued support of our Tigers—onward to Season 3!
Season 2 IASAS Championship Results
IASAS Swimming Championships at International School Manila
Boys Swimming: Gold
IASAS record: Jason L. (‘21): 100m breaststroke
TAS record: Ethan D. (‘21), Jason L. (‘21), Daolong Y. (‘21), and Hironori K. (‘21): 400m medley relay
Four-Year IASAS: Lucent L. (‘19), Justin W. (‘19), Benjamin W. (‘19), Ethan W. (‘19), Jason W. (‘19)
Girls Swimming: 4th
TAS records: Shawfong H. (‘21): 200m breaststroke; Shawyuan H. (‘19): 200m individual medley and 50m freestyle; Yvonne K. (‘22), Sharon K. (‘19), Shawfong H. (‘21), and Shawyuan H. (‘19): 400m freestyle relay
Four-Year IASAS: Shawyuan H. (‘19), Sharon K. (‘19)
IASAS Basketball Championships at Singapore American School
Girls Basketball: Silver
All-tournament: Cheyenne H. (‘19), Sabrina C. (‘21)
Four-Year IASAS: Cheyenne H. (‘19), Stephanie W. (‘19)
Boys Basketball: Bronze
All-tournament: Andrew Cha. (‘19), Andrew Ch. (‘19)
IASAS Rugby & Touch Championships at the International School of Kuala Lumpur
All-tournament: Nick H. (‘19), Henrick K. (‘19), Ryan L. (‘19)
All- tournament: Maggie L. (‘19)
Four-Year IASAS: Maggie L. (‘19)
IASAS Tennis Championships at International School Bangkok
Girls Tennis: Bronze
All-tournament: Tingyu Y. (‘21): No. 3 singles
Four-Year IASAS: Katie W. (‘19)
Boys Tennis: 4th
Season 2 IASAS
TAS Schedule & Results
Note: For the swimming schedule, please visit the event website linked above.
All times Taipei Standard Time
8:00 am: TAS 53 v. ISM boys basketball 38 (Win)
8:30 am: TAS 2 v. ISKL girls touch 7 (Loss)
9:15 am: TAS 64 v. ISKL girls basketball 21 (Win)
9:30 am: TAS 1 v. SAS girls tennis 4 (Loss)
11:45 am: TAS 3 v. JIS boys tennis 2 (Win)
12:15 pm: TAS 12 v. SAS boys rugby 22 (Loss)
12:30 pm: TAS 48 v. ISB girls basketball 27 (Win)
1:15 pm: TAS 5 v. JIS girls touch 2 (Win)
1:45 pm: TAS 48 v. ISKL boys basketball 41 (Win)
2:00 pm: TAS 4 v. ISB girls tennis 1 (Win)
4:15 pm: TAS 2 v. SAS boys tennis 3 (Loss)
5:30 pm: TAS 52 v. ISM girls basketball 28 (Win)
5:30 pm: TAS 24 v. ISB boys rugby 5 (Win)
6:45 pm: TAS 43 v. SAS boys basketball 56 (Loss)
8:30 am: TAS 4 v. ISB girls touch 0 (Win)
9:15 am: TAS 0 v. ISB boys tennis 5 (Loss)
9:30 am: TAS 51 v. JIS girls basketball 11 (Win)
11:00 am: TAS 47 v. ISB boys basketball 44 (Win)
11:30 am: TAS 0 v. ISM girls tennis 5 (Loss)
11:30 am: TAS 0 v. ISKL boys rugby 26 (Loss)
1:15 pm: TAS 3 v. ISM girls touch 4 (Loss)
2:00 pm: TAS 48 v. SAS girls basketball 34 (Win)
2:00 pm: TAS 0 v. ISM boys tennis 5 (Loss)
3:30 pm: TAS 59 v. JIS boys basketball 41 (Win)
4:15 pm: TAS 4 v. ISKL girls tennis 1 (Win)
5:00 pm: TAS 17 v. JIS boys rugby 19 (Loss)
8:00 am: Girls basketball semifinal TAS 48 vs. ISM 18 (Win)
9:00 am: TAS 4 v. JIS girls tennis 1 (Win)
9:30 am: Boys basketball semifinal TAS 47 vs. ISM 53 (Loss)
10:00 am: TAS 2 v. SAS girls touch 6 (Loss)
11:00 am: TAS 4 v. ISKL boys tennis 1 (Win)
11:30 am: TAS 10 v. ISM boys rugby 14 (Loss)
2:00 pm: Girls tennis bronze medal match TAS 4 vs. ISKL 1 (Win)
2:00 pm: Boys tennis bronze medal match TAS 2 vs. SAS 3 (Loss)
2:15 pm: Boys basketball bronze medal game TAS 50 vs. ISB 44 (Win)
2:30 pm: Touch bronze medal match TAS 2 vs. SAS 3 (Loss)
3:45 pm: Girls basketball finals TAS 49 vs. SAS 47 (Loss)
4:00 pm: Rugby bronze medal match TAS 14 vs. SAS 0 (Win)
Raising the Bar
TAS teams earned six medals at Season 3 IASAS events to run this year’s total to a school record 16
Our Season 3 teams rose to the occasion at Season 3 IASAS Championship events in Jakarta, Bangkok, and here in Taipei. Six out of eight teams medaled this season to run TAS sports teams' medal count to a record-breaking 16 for the year!
TAS teams had taken home the previous high of 13 medals on three separate occasions prior to golf's entry into the IASAS fold in 2013-2014, then had reached that total a fourth time in 2017-2018.
Girls Badminton (GOLD): Defeated JIS 3-2 in the final to earn the program's 16th consecutive gold medal.
Girls Golf (GOLD): Captured its fifth consecutive IASAS title. Rowena L. ('19) and Shana Y. ('20) tied for fourth place in the stroke play competition with two-round scores of 171, and TAS ran off a 5-1 match play record on Saturday to earn the gold.
Girls Track & Field (GOLD): Ran away from the field by posting 193 points to Singapore's 147. Event Gold Medalists: 3000m: Sarahi Z. (‘20); Javelin: Maya R. (‘21); 400m Hurdles: Jessica T. (‘19); High Jump: Jesse W. (‘20); 100m Hurdles: Jessica T.; Shot Put: Maya R.; 1500m: Evelyn L. (‘20).
Boys Track & Field (SILVER): Performed magnificently on their home turf with 163 points but were edged out by ISM (175) late in the event. Event Gold Medalists: Triple Jump: Logan C. (‘20); 400m Hurdles: Brandon L. (‘19); 4x800m Relay: Ian H. (‘21), Kevin H. (‘21), Charlie H. (‘19), and Logan C. (‘20); 800m: Charlie H.; 1600m Sprint Medley: Samuel L. (‘21), Kyle H. (‘20), Logan C. (‘20), Charlie H. (‘19).
Softball (SILVER): Demonstrated a remarkable year-on-year improvement by reaching the gold medal game against Singapore after finishing fifth in the program's inaugural IASAS berth in spring 2018.
Boys Golf (BRONZE): Isaac K. (‘20) and Ryan K. (‘19) led the way during the Day 1 and 2 stroke play competition with two-round scores of 151 and 155, respectively. The Tigers took out JIS 5-1 in match play on the final day.
Boys Badminton (5th place): Suffered a string of hard-fought losses, including three pool play defeats by the score of 2-3.
Baseball (6th place): Fought hard in its final game this morning against JIS before falling 2-3 to finish sixth. A special congratulations goes out to assistant coach John Imbrogulio, who earned the Spirit of IASAS award!
Congratulations to all of our Season 1, 2, and 3 student-athletes, coaches, and our sports medicine staff for their part in setting a new benchmark for excellence!
Season 3 IASAS Championship Results
IASAS Badminton Championships at Jakarta Intercultural School
Boys Badminton: 5th
Girls Badminton: Gold
All-tournament: Yi Qian G. (‘21), Coco L. (‘19), Karen W. (‘20) & Catherine C. (‘19), Glenda F. (‘19), Stephanie L. (‘19)
Four-Year IASAS: Stephanie L. (‘19)
IASAS Baseball & Softball Championships at International School Bangkok
All-tournament: Henrick K. (‘19)
All-tournament: Anne M. (‘22), Natalie H. (‘21), Sarah J. (‘21)
IASAS Golf Championships at Jakarta Intercultural School
Boys Golf: Bronze
All-tournament: Isaac K. (‘20)
Four-Year IASAS: Ryan K. (‘19)
Girls Golf: Gold
All-tournament: Rowena L. (‘19), Shana Y. (‘20)
Four-Year IASAS: Caroline C. (‘19)
IASAS Track & Field Championships at Taipei American School
Boys Track & Field: Silver
IASAS Record Breaker: Brandon L. ('19; 400m hurdles: 57.09s)
Girls Track & Field: Gold
IASAS Record Breakers: Sarahi Z. ('20; 3000m: 10:57.74); Maya R. ('21; Shot Put: 33.50m); Jessica T. ('19; 400m Hurdles: 1:07.87)
Come on out to the Lower Field to support our student-athletes at the 2019 IASAS Track & Field Championships!
Season 3 IASAS: TAS Schedule & Results
Note: For the complete track & field schedule and results, please visit the event website linked above.
All times Taipei Standard Time
Thursday, April 11
7:30: First track & field event (girls 3000m final) - Girls and boys both sit in first going into Day 2
9:00: Girls badminton 4 vs. ISB 1 (Win)
9:30: Softball 15 vs. ISM 1 (Win)
10:00: Boys and girls golf stroke play (shotgun start) - Girls in first, boys in second going into Day 2
10:15: Boys badminton 2 vs. ISKL 3 (Loss)
13:30: Boys badminton 5 vs. ISM 0 (Win)
13:30: Baseball 1 vs. SAS 11 (Loss)
14:45: Girls badminton 5 vs. ISKL 0 (Win)
15:30: Softball 10 vs. ISKL 7 (Win)
18:30: Boys badminton 3 vs. ISB 2 (Win)
19:30: Baseball 0 vs. ISB 17
19:45: Girls badminton 5 vs. SAS 0 (Win)
Friday, April 12
9:00: First track & field event (girls 400m heats) - Girls and boys both lead the team standings entering the final day
9:00: Boys badminton 2 vs. SAS 3 (Loss)
9:00: Softball 6 vs. ISB 3 (Win)
10:00: Boys and girls golf stroke play (shotgun start) - Sit in third place entering Saturday match play
10:15: Girls badminton 5 vs. JIS 0 (Win)
11:00: Baseball 0 vs. ISM 4 (Loss)
13:00: Girls badminton 5 vs. ISM 0 (Win)
15:00: Softball 13 vs. JIS 3 (earned berth in gold medal game)
15:30: Boys badminton 2 vs. JIS 3 (Loss)
19:00: Baseball 3 vs. ISKL 10 (Loss)
Boys badminton 2 vs. ISB 3 (Loss; playing in fifth place game tomorrow)
Saturday, April 13
9:00: First track & field event (girls 100m hurdles final)
9:00: Girls badminton semifinal - TAS 5 vs. SAS 0 (Win)
9:00: Baseball 2 vs. JIS 3 (Loss)
12:00: Boys and girls golf match play (semi-shotgun start)
13:00: Softball 14 vs. SAS 19 (Loss)
16:30: Girls badminton gold medal match - TAS 3 vs. JIS 2 (Win)
17:00: Softball championship game - TAS 1 vs. SAS 9 (Loss)
TAS is proud to welcome nine visiting schools for the 2019 Tiger Classic IASAS Track & Field Exchange!
The Tiger Classic schedule and results are also available via the Track & Field Meet Mobile app (after installing the app, search for "2019 Tiger Classic"). The app requires a paid subscription in order to view results.