Team of the Year- Boys Badminton


There is no debating which team deserves Cougar Athletics’ Team of the Year.  The Boys Badminton team won its third City Championship in a row, proving they are the kings of FDR sports.

The biggest challenge that they faced this season was actually setting the team line up. Anyone of their singles players could have played from 1st to 3rd, and their doubles were just as good as their singles.  This is what actually made the team so strong. They had a solid line up from singles to the substitutes. It was difficult to decided who was going to start at each spot.  Every member of the team had roles that helped them reach the 3rd Championship. The captain Shi Jie Liang had one of his biggest matches, while facing Hunter College in the Championship. He showed great leadership throughout the season, and it followed through to that game. It was the deciding match that gave them the Championship again!

The big question is “can they win 4 in a row?” The answer is yes! Mohammed Hossaine will be entering his 3rd season with team and has shown improvement with each year played. He has been working with Anwar Kalam who will be a singles player to watch next season.  Our 2nd Doubles Tohidul Islam and Derrick Wong will be returning as well. A solid doubles team of juniors, SM Bulbul and Md Mia, came off the bench this season and won some tough matches.

I have a feeling we will be honoring this team again next year.  Way to go Cougars!