Lexington Christian Academy has seen top student-athletes from the Greater Boston Area come through its doors. Since the year 2000, a total of 23 championship banners have been hung on the gymnasium walls! History is made each season at LCA!
See below for current news stories from LCA Athletics!
Posted Friday, Oct 28, 2016 2:08:16 PM
Get your NEW LCA LIONS GEAR in time for the Holidays! The Lions Booster Club is running a special online store through Tricon Sporting Goods. Purchase your gear Friday, October 28th through Sunday November 13th. All items will be delivered to your home in time for Christmas!
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Posted Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 12:40:00 PM
LCA alum and 2013 Athletics’ Hall of Fame Inductee Denise Horwood ’73 has been named the head coach of the Lady Lions’ Varsity Field Hockey Program. Horwood’s strong interest in LCA Field Hockey stems from her love of the game and for the LCA community.
After an accomplished LCA athletic career Horwood went on to play field hockey and basketball at Northeastern University. Her previous coaching stints include Gordon College, Burlington recreation department, and the LCA field hockey program (1980s & 1990s). “Coach Horwood will bring her great experience, strong ability to teach, and love of the game to the LCA field hockey program. She is committed to driving the program to excellence in the years to come,” said Ryan Patrie ’03, LCA Athletic Director.
Coach Horwood expressed her excitement about being back on the LCA sidelines saying, “I am thrilled for the opportunity to coach the Varsity Field Hockey team! I consider it an honor and privilege to work with these young ladies and improve our skills and understanding of the game. Additionally we will work hard as a team to compete at a high level in the EIL and glorify God in all that we do both on and off the field.”
If you have any questions contact Coach Denise Horwood at Denise.Horwood@lca.edu.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 4:07:00 PM
The LCA Athletic Department is excited to announce the hiring of Mr. Alex Brame as the Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Soccer program. CoachBrame, originally from England, has an impressive soccer coaching and playing resume that includes professional playing trials with West Bromwich Albion, Middlesborough, and Nottingham Forest. Coach Brame has 15 years of coaching experience, working with players from U8 to U18.
Currently, Brame coaches with Global Premier Soccer and coaches their National Premier League Boys U17 team (ranked 67th nationally, 2nd in MA) and pre U.S. Development Academy, Boys U11 team. “I am very excited about the direction of our boys' soccer program under CoachBrame's leadership. Student-athletes in the boys' soccer program will grow and develop their ability and understanding of the game. We are blessed to have a coach of his caliber on our coaching staff,” said LCA Athletic Director, Ryan Patrie.
Coach Brame met with the team prior to summer break and is eager to start coaching the Lions, saying “I'm delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful program and look forward to positively impacting it moving forward."
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:20:47 PM
Great fielding, offensive firepower, and dominant pitching was the recipe for the LCA Lady Lions Softball team as they claimed the 2016 Eastern Independent League Regular Season title - their 2nd straight league title! With a record of 9-0 in league play and 10-1 overall, the Lady Lions' have one regular season game remaining on Thursday, May 19 against Concord Academy. Led by pitcher Samantha Gibson '16 who has a record of 9-1, striking out 101 batters in 66 innings, while maintaining an earned run average of 1.06, LCA has been strong defensively. Gibson has also contributed with her bat. She has a .698 average with a 1.163 slugging %, 4 triples, 3 home runs, 26 RBIs and 22 runs scored.
Shortstop Shae Roys '16 has been LCA's lead off hitter and carries a .610 average and 21 runs scored. The Lady Lions have also had strong contributions from catcher Victoria Cusanello '17 and first baseman Abigail Broadhurst '18. Cusanello is batting .535 with 2 home runs, 15 RBIs and 14 runs scored while Broadhurst's average is a .400 with 18 RBIs. Cusanello has also been great behind the plate with the LCA pitchers and having a perfect fielding percentage.
The infield has been patrolled by third baseman Zian Perez '17 and second baseman Elizabeth Stern '18, while the outfield defense has been anchored by Bianca Pizzano '19, Gaby Franchi '16, Emily Maurer '17, Hannah Lauffer '17, Julia Lawler '16, Emma Denaro '18, and Isabella Dassau '16. As a group they have an .897 fielding percentage.
As of late, the Lady Lions are arguably playing their best Softball. Over the last three games LCA has scored 44 runs in wins over EIL rivals Beaver Country Day, Berwick Academy, and Pingree School. The team has had to endure some trials throughout the season, but has persevered and is playing their best softball when it counts the most. Coaches Scott Gibson and Kim Borgen have done well leading this group of Lady Lions. Following their game on Thursday, the Lady Lions will travel to Dana Hall on Saturday for the EIL Softball Tournament to conclude their championship season.
Lady Lions celebrate their recent win over Berwick Academy, clinching the 2016 Eastern Independent League title.
Posted Monday, May 2, 2016 9:22:00 AM
In an all school assembly on Friday morning, April 29th, it was announced that three Lady Lions Varsity soccer players were selected to the National Christian School Athletic Association’s (NCSAA) Northeast Super Regional team: defender Courtney Teehan ’16, and midfielders Meaghan Hayes ’16 and Shae Roys ’16. Additionally, Hayes and Roys were selected as 1st team All American.
Teehan was arguably the Eastern Independent League’s top defender and was also selected as EIL All-League. Hayes finished the 2015 season with 18 goals and 17 assists, finished 3rd in the EIL in points, and was also selected EIL All-League. Roys led the EIL with 18 assists, chipped in 15 goals, and was also selected EIL All-League. Roys was also named NCSAA 1st Team All-American in 2014 and has committed to play soccer at NCAA Division 2 South New Hampshire University next fall.
"All three young women were great captains for our program last fall and contributed greatly to the success of the program over the last four years," said Head Coach Ryan Patrie, "Their ability, but more importantly their leadership and competitive spirit will be missed. This is a great honor for all three and their team is extremely proud of them."
Congratulations Lady Lions on this great accomplishment! To read the NCSAA press release visit the NCSAA Girls Soccer Fall Awards page.
2015 LCA Girls' Soccer Captains Shae Roys & Meaghan Hayes were selected as NCSAA 1st Team All-Americans, while Captain Courtney Teehan was selected to the NCSAA Northeast Super Regional Team.
Posted Friday, Apr 29, 2016 9:54:00 AM
At an all school assembly on Friday morning, April 29, six varsity Lady Lions field hockey players were awarded certificates for being selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad for the 2015 season. The National Academic Squad program recognizes high school juniors and seniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year.
2015 NFHCA Award Winners:
Back Row: Gabriela Rivera ’16, Olivia Petipas ’16, Stephanie Ananth ’16
Front Row: Mariam Pitan ’17, Elva Ge ’17, Annika Johnson ’17
Posted Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 1:16:00 PM
Varsity Baseball at Disney's Wide World of Sports.
This year, the LCA Baseball team travelled to Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports for a week of Spring Training. The team spent 6 days in Florida, competing in games, working hard at practice, receiving training from Olympic and NFL coaches Brooks Johnson and Tom Shaw, and enjoying the entertainment of Walt Disney World.
Varsity Baseball training at Disney's Wide World of Sports.
We experienced an incredible atmosphere for baseball, playing at an incredibly well kept complex, competing with teams from across the country, even Alaska. We were also able to catch an Atlanta Braves Spring Training Game against the Miami Marlins.
Varsity Baseball attends an Atlanta Braves Spring Training game.
Outside of baseball, friendships amongst teammates grew through other attractions at Walt Disney World. The team travelled to all four of Disney’s parks, The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. We also were able to get in a round of miniature golf, a fun night along the Boardwalk, and at Disney Springs. It was an exhausting week, fitting in as much baseball, and as much fun as possible, but it was well worth it. The team has grown a tremendous amount because of this trip, both in skill level and in friendship, and I’m excited to see where this start can take us.
-Head Coach, Jordan McCarthy (2015 EIL Coach of the Year, Baseball)
Posted Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 2:20:00 PM
Upper School Spring Sports teams will begin to hold practices throughout the week of March 14. Please contact the Varsity Coach if you have any questions.
*Middle School Practices will begin Monday, March 28.
Posted Monday, Mar 7, 2016 3:13:56 PM
Girls Varsity Basketball had one of the most successful seasons in program history. Under the leadership of 1st year head coach Steve Schmidt and his assistant coach Brittney Murphy (2nd year), the Lady Lions rattled off an impressive 19-1 regular season record and captured an undefeated Eastern Independent League Championship. LCA would go on to defeat Winsor and Pingree to claim the 2016 EIL A Pool Tournament Championship and headed into the NEPSAC Class C Tournament as the #3 seed.
LCA hosted #6 Wilbraham & Monson and jumped out to an early 24-6 lead and did not look back. The Lady Lions advanced to the NEPSAC Semifinals with a 62-38 win. Last Saturday LCA hosted the #7 seed, St. Andrew’s in front of a packed house in the Miles M. Strodel Gym. The semifinal was an incredibly exciting affair as LCA played great defense and hit some big shots down the stretch to win 69-67 and advanced to their first NEPSAC title game since 2013.
On Sunday, the Lady Lions and many LCA faithful traveled to Noble & Greenough to take on the #4 seed Proctor Academy. Proctor started strong and established a 10 point lead. LCA tried to chip away at the deficit, but were not able to overcome it as Proctor held on 61-45. LCA finished the season an incredible 23-2 and NEPSAC Finalists. The team played great defense throughout the season and played a fun-to-watch, fast paced offense. The 2015-16 season was one for the LCA girls basketball record books.
Watch the finish of the NEPSAC Class C Semifinal Game between LCA & St. Andrew's on Saturday, March 5!
Posted Friday, Mar 4, 2016 10:10:16 AM
Coming into Wednesday’s clash with Wilbraham & Monson Academy in the NEPSAC Class C Quarterfinals, the Lady Lions basketball team had relied upon great team defense and transition offense all season long. Wednesday would be no different. Captain Jamese Word ’16 led LCA on the defensive end, constantly applying pressure and forcing turnovers. Her teammates then converted those turnovers into points. Within the first ten minutes of play, LCA jumped out to a 26-4 lead over the visitors.
As the game went on the team relied upon their hustle and tenacity on the defensive end, not allowing Wilbraham & Monson the chance to get back into the game. Offensively, the Lady Lions were led by captain Shae Roys ’16 with 24 points and 5 assists while Melissa Romao ’16 also scored 21 points and had 2 assists of her own. Samantha Gibson ’16 and captain Courtney Teehan ’16 played great on both ends of the floor for LCA. Brooke Krivickas ’20 stepped up in a big way as LCA experienced foul trouble in the first half. All in all, it was a great team effort and the home crowd gave LCA a big advantage. In the end, LCA defeated Wilbraham & Monson 62-38.
The Lady Lions will now host St. Andrew’s on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 pm. The NEPSAC Semifinal will be a rematch from December 18 in which LCA defeated St. Andrew’s 56-42. The Lady Lions are looking for their first trip to the NEPSAC Title game since 2013. The first 100 fans in attendance at Saturday’s game will receive a Chick-fil-a free food coupon! Come out and support the Lady Lions as they look to advance to the NEPSAC Finals.
Posted Monday, Feb 29, 2016 10:22:35 AM
On Selection Sunday the Lady Lions Varsity Basketball team were notified that they had been selected as the #3 seed in the NEPSAC Class C Tournament. LCA wrapped up the regular season 19-1 and captured an undefeated Eastern Independent League Championship. On Saturday, February 27, the team traveled to Winsor School for the EIL A Pool tournament. LCA defeated Winsor and Pingree to claim the EIL Tournament Championship.
The 21-1 Lady Lions will take on the 14-5 Titans of Wilbraham & Monson Academy this Wednesday, March 2 at 4:00 pm in the Strodel Gymnasium at LCA. The winner of Wednesday's Quarterfinals will play in the NEPSAC Semifinals on Saturday, March 5.
Wednesday will be a Blue and White day around LCA! Come out and support the Lady Lions on their quest to win a NEPSAC Championship.
Girls Varsity Basketball has already claimed the EIL Regular Season and Tournament Titles and will host Wilbraham & Monson Academy in the NEPSAC Quarterfinals this Wednesday at 4:00 pm
Posted Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 3:35:19 PM
Lady Lions Soccer Standout Shae Roys ’16 signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Southern New Hampshire University next fall. A four year Varsity player at LCA, Roys captained her team last fall and finished her LCA career with 43 goals and 56 assists. She was a finalist for Eastern Independent League Player of the Year. In each of her four seasons with the Lady Lions the team qualified for the NEPSAC Class C Tournament and won an EIL Championship in 2012.
Shae Roys captained the Lady Lions Varsity Soccer Team in 2015.
Throughout her LCA career, Roys was a 4-time EIL All-League Selection, a Massachsuetts Prep All-State Selection, and National Christian School Athletic Association 1st Team All-American Selection. She received the LCA Sportsmanship award in 2014 and the Girls Varsity Soccer MVP award in 2015. In June of 2015 the LCA Coaches awarded her the Grace Strodel Coaches Award in honor of her outstanding athletic accomplishments and leadership.
Shae is also a member of the Boston Breakers U-18 team. She is currently a co-captain on the Lady Lions Varsity Basketball team and member of the Varsity Softball team.
“Shae’s college signing is a celebration of her career as a student-athlete. She has been a great player, leader, and teammate in our girls soccer program. We are incredibly proud of all she has accomplished and pray God’s best for her going forward,” said Girls' Varsity Soccer Head Coach, Ryan Patrie.
Roys signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Southern New Hampshire University.
Posted Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 1:36:54 PM
Varsity Wrestling heads into this weekend’s New England Prep School Tournament coming off of a regular season Eastern Independent League Title and an League Tournament Championship this past Saturday at Portsmouth Abbey. The Lions’ placed first with 159 points and four individual champions and four 2nd place finishes. Captain Connor Meaney ’16 (120 lbs), Xergio Aguilar ’16 (126 lbs), captain Jason Calandra ’17 (145 lbs), and Edmond DeAngelis ’17 (195 lbs) all won EIL titles in their respective weight classes. The team championship at the tournament is the third consecutive for LCA.
Now the team’s attention turns to the NEPSAC Tournament at Avon Old Farms (CT) this weekend. Twelve wrestlers have qualified for this year’s tournament. This double elimination tournament brings together the top wrestlers in New England. If any wrestler places in the top seven of their weight class they will be invited to the National Prep Wrestling Championships at Lehigh University, February 26-27.
Congratulations to the LCA Wrestlers who have qualified for the NEPSAC Tournament!
Jason Calandra '17, Coach Cowen, David Acevedo '16, and Connor Meaney '16 celebrate an EIL Regular Season Championship and EIL Tournament Title last Saturday at Portsmouth Abbey. (photo courtesy Michael Calandra)