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, 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 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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Posted Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 7:17:18 AM
Trailing the #2 seed The Master's School 1-0 with under a minute to play in Saturday's NEPSAC semifinal, LCA midfielder Jarred Cummings '18 sent the ball forward into the penalty box, Julius Swaim '19 controlled the ball with his back to goal, turned and in one brilliant motion scored the game tying goal to send the match into overtime.
Following two scoreless overtime periods, the match went into penalty kicks to determine a winner. Goalie Noah Levitz '19 made a crucial save setting up an opportunity for LCA to win. John Stevens '18 buried his penalty shot to give LCA a 4-2 penality kick victory!
LCA will play on Sunday at 1:00 pm against the #1 seed Hyde School at the Northfield Mount Hermon School For the NEPSAC Class D title. LCA will attempt to win the championship for the first time since 2004! Go Lions!
Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 2:34:29 PM
Boys' Varsity Soccer celebrating their NEPSAC Quarterfinal victory over BTA.
LCA Boys' Varsity Soccer scored three goals in the span of seven minutes in the first half to claim a 3-0 halftime lead over Boston Trinity in Wednesday's NEPSAC Class D Quarterfinal. Two more goals and solid defending resulted in a 5-0 final.
LCA was led in scoring by John Stevens '18 with two goals, as well as goals from Julius Swaim '19, Jamie Bowdring '19, and Chris Iliopoulos '18. The Lions (11-6-1) will travel to the #2 seed The Master's School (West Simsbury, CT) on Saturday at 1:00 pm. with a trip to the final on the line. If the Lions prevail, the final will be played on Sunday, November 19 at 1:00 pm at Northfield Mount Hermon.
Julius Swaim '19 scored LCA's second goal of the match as the Lions advanced to the NEPSAC Semifinals.