Alumni vs Varisty Soccer Match


The ASIJ calendar is jam-packed throughout the year with all manner of events, but the whole show kicks off every year on January 2 with a soccer match on the main field that pits the current Varsity players against alumni. As both groups continue to raise their game by the year, the contest has become a veritable smorgasbord of wicked skills and dazzling goals, including this year a 35-meter screamer by Ken Saito ’04. The High School players can be at a disadvantage due to family travel plans, but this year’s group was able to field a team of 11 that gallantly held the alumni to a draw after two periods of play. (Steve Harris, MS Japanese)