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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!

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 9:56:00 AM

LCA Athletics is excited to offer new, Fall spirit wear through Tricon Sports Inc. online team store. Items include Under Armour short and long sleeve performance t-shirts, standard LCA practice t-shirts (w/ customizeable player jersey #), fleece sweat shirts, hats, winter hats, sideline blankets, and scarves. 

The online store will be open until Sunday, September 9 and items will ship out two weeks from that date. Order your Lions' Fall Spirit wear today as you compete for LCA or support the Lions from the sidelines. Select items will also be available for purchase at the New Family BBQ on Wednesday, August 29th and on First Day, September 4. 

Lions' Spirit Wear on sale now through September 9th! Visit the LCA Spirit Store and order yours today!

Posted Friday, Aug 3, 2018 2:51:00 PM
Posted Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 12:56:00 PM

Nationally, about 7% of high school student-athletes go on to compete at the college level. The Class of 2018 boasts four student-athletes who have already committed to playing sports at the college they are attending. They will take the skills – athletically, academically, and personally – that they have developed at LCA to make an impact on their college teams and campuses.

Mikayla Cravens has been a two sport Varsity athlete at LCA over her high school career – captaining both the Girls’ Varsity Cross Country and Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse teams in her senior seasons. Mikayla has committed to attend Gordon College next year and will be a vital part of the Fighting Scots Women’s Lacrosse program. Cravens is a three-time Eastern Independent League All-League Award winner for Cross Country (2015, 2016, 2017) as well as a NEPSTA All-Star for each of those three years. This past lacrosse season, Mikayla was named Eastern Independent League Honorable Mention for Girls’ Lacrosse and was awarded the team Most Valuable Player Award as she led the Lady Lions with 56 goals in her senior season. Mikayla was also awarded the LCA 2017-18 Girls’ Sports Award – voted on by the entire LCA coaching staff. 

Gordon College Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jane Ward is excited to have Mikayla join the Fighting Scots saying, “I think she’s a great fit for our team. I’m planning on having her play attack. Her athleticism and hard work are going to be a great addition to our team and help us continue to grow as a program.” 

Mikayla Cravens '18 has committed to play lacrosse at Gordon College. 

Anyone who knows Marc Metivier, knows he is a ball player. His athleticism was showcased on the soccer and baseball fields at LCA, but his passion is baseball. Earlier this school year, surrounded by family, friends, his teachers and coaches, Marc signed his National Letter of Intent to attend and play baseball at Assumption College. During his LCA Baseball career, Marc has been a leader and true competitor.

In 2016 he was awarded the team Most Improved Player Award and in 2017 Marc was named Eastern Independent League Honorable Mention and team co-Most Valuable Player. His junior season was something special as he led the team with 20 hits and 15 runs scored while going a perfect 28 for 28 in stolen base attempts. His best pitching performance of the season was against Pingree when he pitched 6 innings without giving up an earned run. Marc’s senior year was greatly affected by multiple injuries, but he led his team as a captain and when he was able play through injury, he did everything he could to will his team to victory.

Assumption College Head Baseball Coach Mike Rocco believes Marc can make a difference on the Greyhounds even as a freshman saying, “When Marc comes here next year, he will be a pitcher for us. Some things that we really liked about him is that he is a smart kid, he is a hard worker, and he is such a good athlete. We feel confident in what we have seen him in high school and summer ball that he is a kid that can help us right away next year. We are excited about him!”

Marc Metivier '18 has committed to play baseball at Assumption College.

Sophia Petrillo has been involved with gymnastics for most of her life. She has competed at numerous regional and national competitions while training at the world renown Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club in Burlington. All the hours in the gym and hard work have paid off as Sophia signed her commitment to attend and compete at Brown University next year.

In her final Junior Olympic competitions this year, Sophia finished 10th overall in the State and 16th at Regionals to qualify for the National Junior Olympic Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio this past May where she finished tied for 26th overall. An outstanding student as well, Sophia completed an Advanced Senior Research project this year where she conducted a literary review, designed a medical research survey, and wrote a scientific research manuscript entitled “Contributing Factors to Overuse Injuries.” Sophia was also the Salutatorian for the Class of 2018.

Brown University’s Women’s Gymnastics Coach, Sara Carver-Milne, said of Sophia, “I am thrilled she will be joining our team this upcoming school year! Sophia is a tremendous student-athlete. She has demonstrated a solid balance between strong academics and Junior Olympic National Championship level gymnastics. Sophia's character, discipline, positive attitude and drive make her a great fit for our program. She will be a dedicated teammate and a huge asset to the Brown community, on and off the competition floor.”

Sophia Petrillo '18 has committed to compete in gymnastics at Brown University. 

For three years LCA Lady Lions Varsity Softball has had a rock in the middle infield. Elizabeth Stern has seen it all over her three-year career at LCA. She has learned to effectively lead a young group of Lady Lions over the past two years. Under her leadership the team has grown and improved. As a sophomore, Elizabeth was the starting second baseman for the 2016 EIL Undefeated Champions and although her teams fell short of that title the last two seasons, she has certainly left her mark on the program.

In her junior and senior seasons, Elizabeth was named Eastern Independent League Honorable Mention and as a senior, was named team captain and awarded the team Superior Dedication Award. Elizabeth led the Lady Lions Softball team with a .522 batting average and recorded a home run in her final LCA game – a 17-0 victory over Bradford Christian on Senior Day! Her athletic endeavors have led her to the opportunity to play softball at Gallaudet College next year.

The Bison Women’s Softball Coach, Justen Burns is looking forward to having Elizabeth on the team stating, “I'm thrilled that Elizabeth committed to us. I can see that she brings a high level of standards and commitment to the softball field.  I know Elizabeth will come in working hard and college ready, and she will bring another level of competitiveness to our already strong infield.” 

Elizabeth Stern has committed to play softball at Gallaudet College. 

The Lions Athletic Department is excited and proud of these student-athletes who have made collegiate athletic commitments. “I am thrilled that a school and program of our size can produce students-athletes who go on to compete at the college level – not just because of their athletic ability, but their dedication, work ethic, and passion for their sport. I know these members of the Class of 2018 will represent LCA well and we are their biggest supporters,” said LCA Athletic Director, Ryan Patrie ’03. Congratulations to Mikayla, Marc, Sophia, and Elizabeth on your collegiate athletic commitments and thank you for all your hard work while leading as a student-athlete at LCA.
Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:40:00 PM

 

Elizabeth Stern '18 graduates in June and will play Softball at Gallaudet University next year.

For three years LCA Lady Lions Varsity Softball has had a rock in the middle infield. Starting shortstop and captain Elizabeth Stern '18 has seen it all over her three year career at LCA. She has learned to effectively lead a young group of Lady Lions over the past two years. Under her leadership the team has grown and improved. As a sophomore, Elizabeth was the starting second baseman for the 2016 EIL Undefeated Champions and although her teams fell short of that title the last two seasons, she has certainly left her mark on the program.

Coming to LCA in 10th grade, Elizabeth has grown to enjoy and appreciate the people at LCA. "Truly it seems as if everyone wants to see you thrive and do well, not just as a student or an athlete but as a person. Thanks to the small size of LCA, it was possible for me to form close relationships with teachers which helped me to succeed, " Elizabeth remarked. Elizabeth also felt supported in the class room and on the field, "The added benefit was that the support in the classroom translated to support on the field.  I was always allowed to manage my time without feeling like I was neglecting something. In addition, the emphasis on school spirit definitely helped. It was always nice to see teachers at our games supporting us."

Elizabeth has always been that steady, competitive, hard working presence at LCA playing numerous positions – second base, catcher, shortstop, etc. Her Varsity Head Coach Michael Soby says, "The softball season can be a long short season.  For Elizabeth Stern a Senior, class of 2018, the Softball season was something she would eagerly get excited for.  This season was met with a very young team and as a captain Elizabeth help guide and lead the team to be as competitive as possible.  She lead the team in batting with a batting average of .522 and was an aggressive runner on the bases.  We wish Elizabeth great success playing softball at Gallaudet University next year!"

Elizabeth is battle tough and battle ready. Her next challenge of NCAA Divisions III softball is one that she's ready for. She has overcome a number of battles to bring her to where she is today - on the doorstop of high school graduation and realizing a dream of playing college softball. Next year Elizabeth will be attending Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. where she will be an impactful player on the Bison Softball team. Her soon-to-be coach, Justen Burns said of her commitment to Gallaudet, "I'm thrilled that Elizabeth committed to us. I know Elizabeth will come in working hard and college ready, and she will bring another level of competitiveness to our already strong infield." Elizabeth is looking forward to attending Gallaudet stating, “I am super excited to attend Gallaudet since I will not be the only deaf person in the room.  At LCA I was the first deaf person that some had ever encountered, and I am really looking forward to feeling a sense of belonging. Beyond that, Gallaudet places a strong emphasis on academics and has a competitive softball program and I’m very excited to grow even more as a student and as an athlete.”

For students dealing with various challenges, Elizabeth has some great advice – “I think it’s really important to reach out and ask for help. I know as athletes, we don’t want to appear weak, unprepared or inadequate; but it is so important to rely on the people around you. You need to go to someone if you’re struggling, regardless of what you’re struggling with. There are people at LCA who want nothing more than to help you and for you to succeed. Each person faces challenges differently and I've learned that if I reach out and let someone know that I'm struggling, I'm able to get the support that I need.” 

Elizabeth also lent her support to younger players on her team guiding and leading them throughout the season. She also enjoyed assisting with a middle school softball clinic earlier this season where she offered one on one coaching to young players, teaching them the fundamentals of the game. Elizabeth then put a cap on her LCA career with a home run in her final game as a Lady Lion leading her team to a 16-0 victory over Bradford Christian. A great ending to her LCA career is just the beginning for Elizabeth.

Co-captains Elizabeth Stern '18 & Abigail Broadhurst '18 with their teammates on Senior Day last Wednesday.

 

 

Posted Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:13:00 PM

As one of LCA's most decorated alumni athletes, Shae Roys '16 carried herself with a confident kindness while roaming LCA's halls. A three-sport, standout student-athlete, Shae excelled at soccer, basketball, and softball. She arguably could have played any and all of those sports in college. Coming to the end of her sophomore year at Southern New Hampshire University, Roys has found herself at home in the midfield of the women's soccer team.

Over her first two seasons at SNHU, Roys has garnered numerous awards including a selection to the NE-10 All-Rookie Team and NE-10 3rd Team All-Conference as a freshman and an NE-10 2nd Team All-Conference selection as a sophomore. Last fall, Roys helped guide her team to the NE-10 Tournament Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. SNHU advanced to the 2nd round before falling 3-1 to Mercy. She has also succeeded academically majoring in Sports Management and being named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the semester). 

Shae Roys '16 now plays soccer at SNHU where she and her teammates made history last fall with the first NCAA Tournament win in program history. 

Shae's college success can be traced to the foundation of hard work and commitment that she built both before and during her time at LCA. As a Lady Lion, Shae was often the player first on the field or court and last to leave. She was the member of 5 EIL Championship winning teams (2012 Soccer, 2014-15 Basketball, 2015 Softball, 2015-16 Basketball, 2016 Softball) and was named an EIL All-League selection numerous times. In her junior and senior seasons, the LCA Coaching Staff recognized Shae as the winner of the prestigious Grace Strodel Coaches Award - given annually to female student-athlete who best exemplifies Athletic Ability, Leadership Qualities, and Superior Dedication in the area of Interscholastic Competition. "Shae was one of the toughest competitors I've coached and at the same time a great teammate. Her will to prepare and focus on the little things to get better is what sets her apart. There's no surprise at her college success because she has the drive to succeed," said Ryan Patrie '03, Athletic Director and Girls' Varsity Soccer Coach. 

 

Roys helped guide her Lady Lions Basketball team to back-to-back EIL titles and a NEPSAC Class C Finals appearance in 2016. 

When reflecting upon her time at LCA, Shae's favorite memory was winning the 2012 EIL Girls' Soccer Championship in her freshmen season. The special part of that championship was winning it while competing alongside her older sister, Kallan '13 who was named EIL Player of the Year for that season. For all of her individual success, Roys understands the importance of the team and encouraging one another. When asked what was something that she learned while competing at LCA Roys said, "The power that positivity has on the field is incredible. A team that is constantly lifting each other up, is a team that is going to find success. Trust your teammates. Trust that together you can conquer much more than the individual."

Shae also credits her faith for helping her when competing and training, "Being a college athlete is mentally and physically exhausting. Sometimes it feels as though you're not going to make it through. It is in these days that I remember that there is more to life than just school and soccer. It is comforting to know that no matter happens, I am loved. Having faith in the greater good helps me to get through just about every challenge that I face, and I am extremely thankful for the guidance and protection that I am given."

Roys '16 was a four-time EIL All-League Selection for Girls' Soccer at LCA.

Knowing that there are current Lions and Lady Lions aspiring to play college sports one day, Shae shares this important piece of advice: "Be confident in your ability, but do not let your confidence turn into complacency. Constantly continue to push yourself, and look to find excellence. Do not allow failure to hold you back, but let it motivate you. Be determined, and never settle for anything less than your best effort."

As she wraps up her sophomore year at SNHU, Roys is excited about what her junior year will bring as she and her teammates look to defend their NE-10 title next fall and return to the NCAA Tournament. 

Posted Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 9:55:00 AM
Derek VanderBrug '14 is in his senior season at Calvin College and anchors the Knights Defensive Unit.
Derek VanderBrug '14 knows a lot about commitment and dedication. As a three-sport athlete during his time at LCA, he competed for twelve straight seasons of high school athletics and was awarded a Senior Athletic Award for that accomplishment. Those seasons of dedication would help prepare him for the world of college athletics. 
Derek is currently in the middle of his senior lacrosse season at Calvin College. Since he arrived on the Grand Rapids campus, he has been a part of the formation of a new NCAA Division III program and has helped lay the foundations for the future of Calvin Lacrosse. While at LCA, Derek participated in soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse. He picked up lacrosse during his freshman year after being a lifelong baseball player. Derek seemed suited to the new sport as he enjoyed the competitiveness and physical nature of lacrosse. He worked hard and developed quickly into a strong and smart defender who would impose his will and sometimes pain on the opposition. 
 
Derek VanderBrug '14 was a two-sport captain (Wrestling & Lacrosse) and won the Sportsmanship Award (Soccer, Wrestling) and Superior Dedication Award (Lacrosse) in his senior seasons. He was also awarded the prestigious, Senior Athletic Award - participating in three seasons over all four years of upper school. 
His coaches noticed Derek's dedication and the way he competed whether on the field or wrestling mat. In his senior seasons, his soccer and wrestling coaches awarded him the team Sportsmanship Award and in his senior lacrosse season, Derek was awarded the team Superior Dedication Award. Those awards spoke to the way that Derek carried himself and competed everyday. During his senior wrestling season, he captained the team to an EIL Tournament championship and qualified for the NEPSAC Tournament. That championship would be the foundation for two consecutive league wrestling titles following Derek's graduation, but in some very real way, he and his classmates helped set the tone for the 2015 and 2016 teams. 
Derek's fondest memory of LCA athletics was his senior wrestling season as the Lions defeated Concord at the Battle of Lexington & Concord and LCA swept Concord 5-0 after back to back years of losing the Colonial Red Drum. When he reflects upon his LCA athletic career, Derek recalls, "Through my entire athletic career I learned determination and dedication through the coaches and teammates I had the pleasure of playing under and alongside."

When asked about how his Faith in Christ impacts his athletic career, Derek replied, "My faith impacts my training and competition through the community in which I'm competing in as well as sportsmanship on and off the field. It also impacts me through using all my strengths and abilities to glorify Him."

Derek offers these great words of wisdom to LCA student-athletes aspiring to player collegiate athletics, "I would advise any students looking to play in college to continue to be students of the game. You will never reach a point in your life where you know everything - strive to be an active learner."

Derek will graduate from Calvin College in May with a bachelors degree in Political Science/Criminal Justice. He spent the recent fall semester in Honduras with Calvin College's Justice Studies program. Derek plans to serve the United States and has enlisted in the Massachusetts National Guard as an 11C indirect fire infantryman. Derek's goal is to become a police officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Derek VanderBrug '14 with his parents Chip (LCA Arts Faculty) & Wendy following the 2014 EIL Wrestling Tournament Championships. Derek finished 2nd in his weight class and captained his team to the tournament title. 
Posted Friday, Mar 2, 2018 8:57:16 AM

Michael Soby has been named LCA's Varsity Softball Coach. Coach Soby presents one of his Campbell High School (NH) players with a New Hampshire State Championship Medal in 2015. Coach Soby's teams were three-time state champions. 

Lexington Christian Academy is excited to announce the hiring of Michael Soby as Head Varsity Softball Coach. Coach Soby has an extensive coaching background in softball and is currently the President of Northeast Heat Fast Pitch Softball Organization in Southern New Hampshire. Coach Soby also works as a batting coach for players in need of additional training. Most recently, Coach Soby led the Campbell High School (Litchfield, NH) Varsity Softball team to three New Hampshire Division III state titles (2013, 2014, 2015). 

Coach Soby's favorite saying is "Decide. Commit. Succeed" - something  he tries in instill in his teams. Coach Soby and his wife have four daughters who all excelled at high school sports. He is most proud that his daughters are now leaders and contributors in their environments. Coach Soby was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard after eight plus years of service to our country. Coach Soby is excited about the opportunity to lead the LCA Softball program. "Coach Soby has a track record of excellence. He is a proven teacher of the game and I believe our student-athletes will learn a great deal about softball and life from him," said LCA Athletic Director, Ryan Patrie '03. 

Coach Soby and the Lady Lions open up their season on Wednesday, April 4 at St. Paul's School. Their home opener is Friday, April 13 vs. Newton Country Day at 3:45 pm. For more information about the LCA Softball program and the admissions process visit www.lca.edu/lions

Posted Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 5:20:19 PM

During March Break, March 5-16, Varsity/Upper School teams are permitted to practice and train for the upcoming Spring athletic season. Student-athletes on vacation with families, are not expected to be there, but should notify their coach of their availability. 

Regular practice times beginning at 3:30 pm or later will start on March 19.

Middle School Spring Practices will begin on Monday, March 26. 

2018 March Break

Upper School Practice Schedule

Team

Dates & Times

Coaches

V Baseball

Monday, 3/5 – Friday, 5/9

3:30 to 5:30 pm

Monday, 3/12 – Saturday, 5/17

Spring Training @ WDW

Varsity Head Coach:

Ron Jordan

Ron.Jordan@lca.edu

Varsity Assistant:

Nicolas Castellarin

Nic.Castellarin@lca.edu

Varsity Assistant:

Mark Getchell

Mark.Getchell@lca.edu

V Softball

Monday, 3/12 – Friday, 3/16

3:30 to 5:15 pm

Varsity Head Coach:

Michael Soby

Michael.Soby@lca.edu

Varsity Assistant:

David Schell

David.Schell@lca.edu

Boys V Lacrosse

Monday, 3/12 – Friday, 3/16

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

*Fitness Center 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Varsity Head Coach:

Kenny Stirling

Kenny.Stirling@lca.edu

Varsity Assistant:

Ryan Patrie '03

Ryan.Patrie@lca.edu

Girls V Lacrosse

Monday, 3/5 – Friday, 3/9

Monday, 3/12 – Friday, 3/16

Fitness Center

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Varsity Head Coach:

Renee LaRoche ’92

Renee.LaRoche@lca.edu

Posted Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 12:44:00 PM
Victoria Nguyen '13 received an athletic scholarship to NCAA Division 1 program Florida A&M. While at LCA Vicky helped to lead her basketball and soccer teams to EIL Championships. 
LCA alum Victoria Nguyen '13 came to LCA from Woburn High School in 10th grade. The talented point guard and terrific student-athlete came to LCA by way of her AAU coach and LCA alum Ramim Buhya '05. Vicky stepped out of her comfort zone in many ways when she came to LCA, including picking up a new sport - soccer. She picked up the sport quickly. "Vicky's athleticism, work ethic, and competitive spirit helped her impact our soccer program right away even though she had never played. The girls loved her spirit and team first mentality," said her soccer coach Ryan Patrie. 
Following a successful soccer season where her team improved greatly, Vicky took to the court and took the Eastern Independent League by storm. In her sophomore season, the Lady Lions' starting point guard led LCA to the league title and an appearance in the NEPSAC Class D Tournament finals. With every season, Vicky and her teams got stronger. During her junior soccer season the team amassed 10 wins and her basketball team once again made an appearance in the NEPSAC Tournament. 
Nguyen '13, a two-sport student-athlete, was an EIL Honorable Mention Selection for Girls' Soccer and helped lead her team to the 2012 EIL Title. 
Her senior seasons of both soccer and basketball were outstanding. Vicky was a starting midfielder for the Lady Lions soccer team that clinched an undefeated EIL Championship (15-1-1 overall record) and NEPSAC Class C Quarterfinal appearance. During her final LCA basketball season, she led her team to a 17-5 record and another appearance in the NEPSAC finals. She averaged 12 points, 4 steals, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds a game and was named the 2012-13 EIL Player of the Year and Boston Globe All-Scholastic. She was also a three-time NEPSAC All-Star. 
"Vicky was a playmaker, leader, hard worker, and a perfectionist. Not only did I challenge her to be great, but she returned the favor and forced me to be great as a coach," said Joel Waithe, Assistant Girls Varsity basketball coach during Vicky's time at LCA. Vicky was also humble, "Never once did Vicky think she was better than her peers. She made sure they were just as successful on the court as she was," Coach Waithe remarked. 
Nguyen '13 was voted 2012-13 EIL Player of the Year and a Boston Globe All-Scholastic. Her team captured the 2010-11 EIL Title and made two NEPSAC Class D Finals appearances (2011 & 2013). 
Following her time at LCA, Vicky moved onto Dean College where she competed for two years at the NJCAA level before receiving a full scholarship to NCAA Division 1, Florida A&M - fulfilling a lifelong goal. When Vicky reflects upon her time at LCA she said "Something I've learned through LCA athletics that impacted my college career is remember that there will always be someone that has your back. I have to keep faith and believe in what I am doing. Play for God and to have fun."

When asked what role her faith in God impacts her athletics she replied, "Faith impacts my training and competing because every time I was put in a situation where I was frustrated I remembered that God put me here for a reason. I would not back down from any competition, whether it was playing the University of North Caroline or Clemson-- I knew I just had to play and trust that I was going to play well."

Vicky is excited to hear of current LCA students striving to play at the college level and her advice for them is "to play no matter what level of competition it is. You got four years to play, take advantage! I would do anything to play another year of college basketball. You can never replace the experience you get with your team. It is basically a second family and support system."
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 11:34:18 AM

On Friday night, LCA basketball teams, students, parents, and Lions' fans traveled to their Route 2 rival, Concord Academy for the 14th Annual Battle of Lexington and Concord. Due to Concord not having a wrestling team this year, this year's event featured the four girls' and boys' JV and Varsity basketball teams. LCA would need to win two events to keep the Colonial Red Drum and bragging rights for another year. An exciting evening of games saw the Lions win three games to one and retain the drum!

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Miranda Pomphrett '18 and her Girls' JV Basketball teammates helped LCA retain the Drum with their victory over Concord!

Girls' JV Basketball started things right for LCA. Trailing 9-8 at the half, the Lady Lions played exceptional defense in the second half, limiting Concord to just 4 points. LCA would go on to win 20-13, giving LCA a 1-0 Battle lead.

Boys' JV Basketball competed well, but were outplayed by an athletic Concord team. The Lionsnever overcame a slow start and fell 60-40. 

That set the stage for an important Girls' Varsity game. In the first half, LCA had settled into a lead before Concord came storming back to cut the deficit to 4. LCA led 27-23 at the half. In the second half, Concord kept up the pressure and managed to take the lead. LCA relied on great scoring and defense from Brooke Krivickas '20who led all scorers with 22 points while collecting 8 rebounds and 9 blocks. With the Lady Lionsleading by a basket late in the game, Cara Andreotti '20 hit a deep three pointer (19 points overall) to clinch the 50-42 victory for LCA. 

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Brooke Krivickas '20 led the way with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 blocks as LCA beat Concord 50-42. 

The final and most competitive game of the evening was between the LCA and CA Boys' Varsity Basketball teams. Finding themselves in a 15-4 hole to start the Battle, LCA had a choice: give up and let Concord Academy roll to a big win in front of their rabid home crowd or fight back one possession at a time. The Lions chose the latter as they turned up the defensive intensity and closed the first half on a 20-7 run keyed by the energy and effort of Stephan Wallace '18 and the unflappable and creative play of John Stevens '18. Over the course of the second half, LCA stretched its lead to 10 behind the gutty performances of Michael Makiej '20 who attacked the basket and the backboard relentlessly andJonathan Guerrier '22 who played with a poise and toughness at both ends of the court that belied his age. Also stepping up to make big plays in the second half were Eddie Bianco '18 who injected his team with offensive energy and Ben Mollenhauer '19 who did all the dirty work on the defensive end that it takes to win a big game. However, Concord Academy refused to quit and cut LCA's lead to 2 with 6 seconds to go in the game. At that point, Guerrier stepped into the spotlight. Ignoring the deafening screams of the home team's fans, he calmly hit two free throws with 4.5 seconds left on the clock to ice the game and start the celebration for LCA. The 54-50 win propelled LCA to a decisive Battle victory over Concord Academy!

Michael Makiej '20 and the Lions defeated Concord Academy 54-50 to cap off a great day for LCA!

Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 11:28:45 AM

Lexington Christian Academy is proud to introduce Mr. Ron Jordan as their new Head Coach for Varsity Baseball. Coach Jordan has coached Babe Ruth, American Legion, Yawkey League, Intercity League, and high school varsity baseball for over thirty years. Most recently, Coach Jordan was the coach at Revere High and Newton South.

In his third season at Newton South, Jordan led the team to its best record in over 20 years and an appearance in the MIAA Division 1 Semifinals. “It was his coaching experience, track record of success, passion for teaching baseball, and his belief in LCA’s mission and core values that made him a great candidate for the position,” said Ryan Patrie, LCA Athletic Director, “Coach Jordan understands that we aim to coach not just the game, but also using the game to teach about life. Coach Jordan is also committed to bringing high achieving student-athletes to LCA and build our program.”

Coach Jordan and his team will get the season underway in March when they travel to Disney’s Spring Training at the Wide World of Sports in Florida. In addition to coaching, he and his wife, Patricia, have three children and he works as a high school adjustment officer. Since 2016 Coach Jordan has been an Associate Scout for the Chicago White Sox (MLB).

For more information about the LCA Baseball program and the admissions process visit www.lca.edu/lions

Coach Ron Jordan will lead LCA Baseball in 2018. His thirty years of experience, passion for coaching, proven track record, and desire to build the LCA baseball program will be a big asset to LCA Athletics. 

Posted Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 12:31:57 PM
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14th Annual Battle of Lexington & Concord

Next Friday,January 26th is the 14th Annual Battle of Lexington and Concord featuring LCA and Concord Academy. This year's event will feature the JV & Varsity Basketball teams from each school as they compete for the Colonial Red Drum. LCA has successfully won the drum 11 out of the 13 Battles. 

Battle Schedule:

2:25 pm Battle Pep Rally in Strodel Gym at LCA

3:30 pm Girls' JV Basketball

4:45 pm Boys' JV Basketball 

6:00 pm Girls' Varsity Basketball

7:15 pm Boys' Varsity Basketball

Order your Battle T-Shirt

Students, parents, and LCA fans everywhere can order their Battle Blue Crew Shirt today (1/18) andtomorrow (Friday, 1/19). Students may order shirts during lunch block by visiting the table outside the dining room. Orders can also be placed this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon outside the Strodel Gymnasium. You may also submit your Blue Crew Shirt order to Athletics@lca.edu. Shirts cost $12 each and will be available for pick up onThursday, January 25. Checks can be made out to "LCA". Support the Lions as they look to #KeeptheDrum. 

Get on the Fan Bus to Concord!

A fan bus will help students travel to and from Concord Academy next Friday. The bus will leave from LCA at 3:00 pm and return around 9:00 pm.All students traveling on the fan bus must submit a permission slip to Mr. Patrie or Mr. Fraser. Permission slips will be made available at the front desk and on the portal beginning Monday, January 22. All students traveling on the fan bus may also sign up for a pizza dinner at Concord. 

Get to Concord and Help us Keep the Drum!

LCA always travels well to Concord for the Battle. We hope a great crowd of Lions' fans is able to join us next Friday night for this great community event as we take on our Route 2 Rivals and claim bragging rights for another year!

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Posted Monday, Jan 8, 2018 2:41:07 PM

Emma Sharon '15 (front row, 4th from right) and her University of Virginia Rowing team won the 2017 ACC Championships. Emma played soccer and softball at LCA and her LCA student-athlete experience helped set the foundation for her collegiate career. 

Emma Sharon '15 was a great influence on the LCA community serving as chaplain prefect, a member of the National Honor Society, and competing on the varsity soccer and softball teams. As a student-athlete she competed in EIL and NEPSAC Soccer tournaments and won EIL championships in both soccer (2012) and softball (2015). 

"Emma was one of the toughest and most compassionate student-athletes I have ever coached," said Girls' Varsity Soccer Coach, Ryan Patrie '03. "She battled back from an ACL injury to be back on the team because she loved her teammates. Emma is the player that every team must have to be successful – selfless, committed, determined, and in love with the sport and team. " 

Emma battled back from an ACL tear to play soccer her senior year and score a memorable goal against Bancroft in a Homecoming win. 

Since graduating LCA, Emma spent her Freshman year of college at Loyola University (MD) where she picked up a new passion - rowing. As a member of an NCAA Division 1 rowing team Emma, realized a whole new level of student-athlete commitment. Following her year at Loyola, Emma made an important decision to transfer to the University of Virginia where she has continued her rowing career. At UVA Emma has made the Dean's List, Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll, been involved in the  student leadership of the Athletes in Action, a Student-Athlete Mentor, and last spring her team won the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Championship. 

When asked about her time at LCA, Emma's favorite athletic memory was winning the EIL Soccer Championship during her sophomore season. 

Something that her LCA athletic experience gave her was grit and perseverance. "There are mornings where it's a huge struggle to get up for 6:30 am practice and then go to class all day after that, but I think the perseverance that was beginning to develop in my middle and high school years keeps me going even when I'm super tired and don't know if I can get through the next practice," said Emma. 

Emma's involvement with Athletes in Action has enhanced her college experience as well as strengthened her own faith in God.

"Being in a community of athletes that are competing at a top level but trying to pursue success in a Godly way has been incredible and so encouraging. The world of college sports often feels like a very Godless place, and having the support and fellowship of other athletes that are using their sport and their platform to glorify God makes that world a lot less lonely," said Emma. "The pressure to succeed can get kind of intense, and the competition is unlike any other team I've been a part of. There are practices where I under-perform, or coach is yelling, or I'm not in the right mindset. It'd be really easy to beat myself up for it, but knowing that I am competing for a bigger purpose and that my worth is not based on how I perform on the water makes getting through the tough practices a lot easier."

When asked about one piece of advice that she would give to any LCA students aspiring to be collegiate athletes, Emma replied, "Be patient and persevere. Trust that there's a bigger plan. If you had told me my senior year that I'd be on the top 10 ranked rowing team at UVA by my sophomore year of college, I would've laughed. I didn't even know what rowing was at that point! But God certainly had a bigger plan than my own, it's opened so many doors and created so many friendships, and now it's hard to imagine life without it."

Emma's involvement in rowing and Athletes in Action has enhanced her college experience in many ways including the strengthening of her faith. 


Posted Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 2:06:00 PM

Luke Mollenhauer '22 and his U15 GPS teammates celebrate their IMG Cup victory. 

Following up his rookie season as an 8th grade player on the LCA Boys' Varsity Soccer Team, Luke Mollenhauer '22 and his U15 Global Premier Soccer team competed at the IMG Cup - Boys Invitational, at the world renown IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The tournament attracts the nation's most elite soccer clubs to participate in unrivaled competition. 

The three match, group stage format tournament featured some of the top U15 clubs in the country. 
Mollenhauer's team defeated IMG U15 (Florida) 6-0, Academy Play Pro (Uruguay) 5-1, and tied Weston FC (Florida) 2-2. The team accumulated 7 points for their results and won their bracket while scoring 13 goals while conceding only 3.  As a result of team's performance, their national rank moved up to #33 in the under 15 age group.

During the 2017 Fall season at LCA, Luke started many games at left back for the Lions and helped to secure a strong defensive back four. Luke and his LCA teammates made a great run in the NEPSAC Class D tournament only to fall 1-0 in the final against Hyde School. Luke and his brother, Ben '19, will be part of a skilled core group returning for next year's team. A multi-sport, student-athlete, you can also find Luke playing guard for LCA's Middle School Boys' Basketball team this winter. 

Luke Mollenhauer '22 competing in the NEPSAC Final this past November. Mollenhauer's U-15 GPS Club team is currently ranked #33 in the country following a great performance at the IMG Cup in Bradenton, Florida. 

Posted Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 11:47:33 AM

LCA Senior, Sophia Petrillo has been involved with gymnastics for most of her life. She has competed at numerous regional and national competitions while training at the world renown Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club. All of the hours in the gym and hardwork have paid off as Sophia signed her commitment to attend and compete at Brown University next year. Congratulations to Sophia and the entire Petrillo family on this great accomplishment. 

Sophia Petrillo '18 pictured with her family and coaches as they celebrate her commitment to Brown University. 


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