v. 50 FEBRUARY 14, 2019

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The Leopards have returned from two great weekends of MESAC Tournaments and Events where our students and coaches represented themselves and the school in exemplary fashion. Results and photos will be posted in the next SPOTS newsletter. Season 3 has gotten underway with nearly 450 students signing up to participate. As you can see there is a lot of great things happening around DAA Athletics and Activities.

Tennis Girls (Overall Silver)

S1: Gold Tanya Nanda

S2: Bronze Mekdi Gebreyes

S3: Silver Hana Samji

D1: Gold Yaashna Punia

D1: Gold Leya Gupta

D2: Bronze Siya Gupta

D2: Bronze Sophia Rosocha

Yasmine Abou Zaher

Tennis Boys: Overall Bronze

Doubles 2: Ansh Jain and Ethan Ko GOLD


JV Boys -1st Place

JV Girls – 2nd Place

Varsity Boys – 2nd place

Varsity Girls – 1st Place

Cross Country – 4th Place overall – Hashem Bykrat 2 3rd places


JV Boys and Girls Soccer – 4th place

Varsity Girls Soccer – 4th Place

Varsity Boys Soccer - 6th place

Registrations for Grade 4, 5 and 6 Jr EAC Basketball are now open!

This league begins the week of Feb 24th and finishes on Saturday May 4th.

All DAA students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 participating in Jr EAC Basketball are required to complete the registration form on this link:

There is valuable information at the top of the registration form, please read it carefully before filling it out.


Want to Play like the NBA? NBA Basketball Camp is coming to Dubai for the first time and setting up a camp at Dubai American Academy! DAA students receive a 15% discount! Check out the flyer and contact or call +971 52 832 8761 for details!


DAA Swimming teams have participated in the Middle East Unity Cup last weekend.

Our school has collected 32 medals overall! Congratulations to the following students\athletes:

Competitive division

Emma Baglietto Cardozo3rd place 50m Free
Tommaso Cervini1st place 100m Breast1st place 200m IM
Ilya Gorodetsky1st place 50m Breast1st place 50m Free
3rd place 50m FlySumin IM
1st place 100m BreastTala Marawan
3rd place 50m BreastAdam Nassib
2nd place 100m BackEmre Ozer2nd place 50m Back2nd place 50m Breast
Jacopo Pizzuto1st place 50m Back3rd place 50m Breast
Nai Sleiman3rd place 100m Breast1st place 50m Breast
Ana Lucia Starr3rd place 50m Fly3rd place 50m Free
Tariebi Morris-Odubo3rd place 50m Fly2nd place 50m Free
Adam Marawan3rd place 100m Free3rd place 50m Free2nd place 100m Breast

Medley Relay Mixed 15 and Over 1st place

Tommaso CerviniVictoria BergeliChrista SleimanIlya Gorodetsky

Development Division

Salma Bibi3rd 100m Back
Sumin Im2nd 50m Back
Seoyoon Lee1st 50m Fly
Julia Sallam1st 50m Breast
Defne Seckiner1st 100m Free
Aditya Sengupta1st 100m Breast
Andre Rico1st 50m Back

Medley relay Mixed 10 and Under 2nd place

Sumin ImTala MarawanHidehiko KatsudaAdam Nassib

We had special guest at DAA this week. A group of swimmers from Norway used our amazing facilities to practice before the Middle East Open and Junior Championship at Hamdan Sports Complexe. Thank you to Victoria Bergeli, one of our elite swimmers for inviting them.


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