Seoul American's Mya Rolison gets set to boot the ball against Seoul Foreign during Wednesday's Korea girls soccer match. The Crusaders won 4-1 and clinched the Korea Blue regular-season championship. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Seoul American's Mya Rolison gets set to boot the ball against Seoul Foreign during Wednesday's Korea girls soccer match. The Crusaders won 4-1 and clinched the Korea Blue regular-season championship. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

End is near for Seoul American athletics

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – A mixed bag of emotions are following Seoul American’s soccer teams onto the pitch this weekend as they embark on their final league tournaments before the school closes its doors in June.

The Falcons’ boys lace up Friday and Saturday in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Plate Tournament for sub-.500 teams at Osan. Seoul American’s girls travel to Incheon for the KAIAC Plate Tournament at Chadwick.

“It’s a strange feeling, playing our last (league) games for our school,” said senior Noah Lee of the Falcons’ boys.

It’s not as though KAIAC marks the end of the season; DODEA-Korea teams still have their Far East tournaments slated for late May. But “I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’m playing the last games of my high school life,” Lee said. “It’s a weird feeling.”

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