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 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)
Posted Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 1:23:46 PM
Varsity Wrestling entered Tuesday's league match with Chapel Hill already claiming at least a share of the the Eastern Independent League Championship - their second straight league title and 12th in program history. A win over the visiting Chargers would secure an undisputed, undefeated league title. If Chapel Hill were to prevail, LCA and Chapel Hill would be Co-Champions.
In a total team effort, highlighted by exciting wins by captain Connor Meany '16, David Acevedo '16, and Eugene Lee '18, the Lions defeated Chapel Hill 54-18. The win wrapped up a 12-0 record in EIL matches and improved LCA's regular season NEPSAC record to 25-1. In NEPSAC competition the Lions earned signature wins over Noble & Greenough, Lawrence Academy, St. Mark's, St. Sebastian's, and Concord Academy. Outside of league and NEPSAC competition, the Lions also won the Assabett Duals in January and defeated cross-town rival Lexington High School 49-24.
Next up for the Lions is the Eastern Independent League Tournament at Portsmouth Abbey (RI) on Saturday, February 13. The team will also compete at the NEPSAC Tournament at Avon Old Farms, February 19-20. Congratulations to all LCA Wrestlers and Coaches Charlie Cowen, Mark Getchell, Reid Mosquera, and Nathan Calandra '10 on a great season!
Captain Connor Meaney '16 helped lead LCA to their 2nd straight EIL Championship. Meaney also placed first at the Northern New England Invitational Tournament on Saturday, February 6 at Hyde School (ME). (Photo Courtesy Michael Calandra)
LCA Wrestling Seniors David Acevedo, Xergio Aguilar, and Captain Connor Meaney with Head Coach Charlie Cowen celebrate back to back EIL Championships (Photo courtesy Meg-Ann Meaney)
Posted Monday, Dec 28, 2015 11:29:58 AM
Varsity Cross Country teammates and siblings, Mikayla '18 and Alex '20 Cravens are both prolific runners and have achieved great accomplishments in their young careers. While running for LCA this fall, both were Eastern Independent League All-League and NEPSTA All-Stars. They both paced their teams throughout the season finishing first for LCA in each race they competed in and both received their team's Most Valuable Runner award for the 2015 season.
Mikayla '18 and Alex '20 Cravens qualified for the National Junior Olympic Cross Country Meet, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Competing outside of LCA, both Alex and Mikayla qualified for the National Junior Olympic Cross Country meet held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 12th. In order to be invited to the meet they first had to place in the top 30 in the New England qualifying meet to move to the Region 1 competition. The following Sunday they had to again place in the top 30 at the regional meet that included all of New England and parts of NY. Region 1 is one of the most competitive of the 16 regions of the country. Mikayla placed 12th with a time of 20:20 in a 5K in the 15-16 age group while Alex placed 9th in the region meet with a 4K time of 13:09 racing in the 13-14 age division. There were almost 2,000 kids participating in this region meet, the largest in the country.
When the two of them got to Nationals in Albuquerque they realized that the competition was tough. The top 30 from each of the country’s 16 regions competed. Mikayla finished 60th in a race with 105 girls and Alex finished 64th in a large field of 354 boys. Racing at an altitude of over a mile above sea level, the race and the elements pushed Mikayla and Alex to a new level of endurance as their chests’ felt like they were caving in as they tried to breathe. Mikayla drew a little attention as the front of her racing shirt said, “Loser.” It gave her several opportunities to show them the back which read, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. - Jesus”. It was a wonderful experience for these two LCA students to shine His light as they used the gifts He has given them for His name’s sake.
As a family, all the Cravens' children experienced a successful fall athletic season. Mikayla and Alex's older brother, David '17, captained the LCA Boys Varsity Soccer to the NEPSAC Class D Tournament Quarterfinals and was selected as Eastern Independent League Honorable Mention. It is evident that a great work ethic, leadership, talent, and a commitment to their faith in Christ runs in the family.
#22 (in blue) David Cravens '17 captained the LCA Boys Varsity Soccer Team.
Posted Monday, Dec 28, 2015 11:09:11 AM
On Friday evening, December 18, 2015, the 2015 CHS/LCA Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony was hosted in the Phillips library. Ken Ludwig ’85 (In memoriam), Jason Reynolds ’86, and the 2000 Varsity Softball Team were selected by the Hall of Fame Committee for induction. LCA Head of School, Tim Russell, welcomed and congratulated the inductees as well as expressed gratitude for their efforts, outstanding accomplishments, and their exemplary representation of LCA. Ryan Patrie ’03, LCA Athletic Director, who presided over the ceremony remarked “We as a community are blessed to honor these LCA alumni for their athletic accomplishments. Their involvement in LCA athletics had a profound impact on their lives just as they made a great impact on our programs!”
Congratulations to the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
Ken Ludwig ’85 (In Memoriam)
A dedicated leader and teammate, Ken was the Boys Varsity Soccer captain in 1983 and 1984. In his senior season he led the team with 20 goals and 10 assists. Ken led his team to the 2nd round of the MIAA tournament, was selected Eastern League Player of the Year, Eastern League All Star, and Eastern Mass All-Star. Ken received a scholarship to attend Randolph-Macon College where he played on the Yellow Jackets Men’s Soccer team.
Ken Ludwig's Family with Ken's teammate & Hall of Fame Inductee Jason Reynolds.
L-R: Danielle Dallaire (Ken's niece), Jason Reynolds '86, and Cassie Dionne (Ken's sister)
Jason Reynolds ’86
An outstanding student-athlete, Jason was a leader on the soccer and baseball fields. He captained his teams during his junior and senior years and was selected Eastern League All-League and Eastern Mass All-Star for baseball and soccer during those seasons. The 1985 National Honor Society inductee also received the 1985-86 Boys’ Coaches Award.
Jason Reynolds '86 with his former coach, Paul Rouse' 68, and teammates.
L-R: Mike Stevens '87, Jason Reynolds '86 (2015 HOF Inductee), Paul Rouse '68, Don Borenstein '87, Eric Mollenhauer '87
2000 Varsity Softball Team
The Varsity Softball team displayed team work and a commitment to excellence throughout the 2000 season. Led by Coaches Wendy Lippmann and Irene Campbell, the team went 8-0 in league play capturing the first Eastern Independent League Championship in team history. Head Coach Wendy Lippmann was voted EIL Coach of the Year, while starting pitcher Liane Christopher '00 was voted EIL Player of the Year in 2000.
Members of the 2000 Varsity Softball Team: Katelyn (Woods) Sylvester '00, Julie Vallarelli '01, Coach Irene Campbell, Sharon (Brown) Fosbury '00, Bethany (Glaser) Davis '00, Coach Wendy Lippmann, and Jessica Kanach '00.
*A special thank you to the Hall of Fame Committee, Office of Institutional Advancement, and Lions Booster Club for coordinating and sponsoring the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Posted Monday, Nov 16, 2015 8:25:00 AM
Both the Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity Soccer teams have been selected to their respective 2015 New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Tournaments. The Boys finished the regular season with a 7-7-3 overall record, but were 4-1 against NEPSAC Class D opponents. That result was good enough to be selected as the #4 seed in the NEPSAC Class D tournament. The Lions will host #5 Rocky Hill (East Greenwich, RI) on Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00 pm. Coach Scott Stevens '87 and the boys defeated Rocky Hill earlier in the season by a score of 3-2 and hope for similar results this Wednesday. This will be the second straight tournament appearance for the Lions. Last year, as the #5 seed the boys fell in Quarterfinals to eventual finalists Christian Heritage 1-0.
Captain David Cravens '17 and the Lions Soccer team were selected to the NEPSAC Class D Tournament (Photo Courtesy Nicole Rim).
The Lady Lions finished the regular season at 11-4-2 overall with a 9-1-1 record against NEPSAC Class C opponents. The committee selected LCA as the #5 seed in the NEPSAC Class C tournament. The Lady Lions will travel to the #4 seed Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, NH) on Wednesday, November 18 for a 2:00 pm kick off. This is the 4th consecutive tournament appearance for LCA. In 2014, the girls advanced to the semifinals before losing 1-0 to eventual tournament champion, Pingree.
Captain Shae Roys '16 and the Lady Lions Soccer team were selected to the NEPSAC Class C Tournament (Photo courtesy Grace Moore '16).
“You always want to be playing soccer late into November,” said Athletic Director and Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Ryan Patrie ’03. “Both teams have competed well this season and each have the opportunity to contend for a NEPSAC championship.”
In honor of both teams being selected to the NEPSAC tournament, Wednesday will be a blue and white day at LCA. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear their blue crew shirts and any other LCA gear items in support of the soccer teams.
Posted Friday, Jul 31, 2015 12:08:00 PM
2015 Upper School Athletics
The 2015 Fall Athletics Preseason camps for all Upper School students interested in playing JV or Varsity sports will take place throughout the week of August 31 – September 4.
All student-athletes should complete and submit all pre-participation forms by Friday, August 21:
-a copy of your student’s recent doctor’s physical (must be within the last 12 months)
-Athletic pre-participation Medical history form
-Heads Up Concussion Training (CDC Program) Certificate - Visit the Heads Up Training Page to complete your certificate. Parents & Students will be required to submit their certificate to the Athletic Trainer prior to athletic participation.
Posted Friday, Jul 24, 2015 9:40:03 AM
Lady Lions Softball standout, Samantha Gibson ’16, had a terrific 2015 season as she helped to lead her team to an Eastern Independent League Championship, was selected as the EIL Player of the Year, and a Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection. Gibson has recently been selected to the National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA) Northeast Super Regional Softball team and also chosen as an NCSAA 2nd Team All-American. Samantha is the first NCSAA All-American softball selection from a New England high school.
Gibson batted .571 this spring, with 18 extra base hits, 6 homeruns, and 27 runs batted in. Gibson also pitched 89 innings, striking out 141 batters, with an earned run average of 1.57 and finished with an 11-2 record.
Congratulations to Samantha on this national recognition! Visit the NCSAA webpage for a complete listing of their national softball awards.
Samantha Gibson '16, 2015 NCSAA 2nd Team All-American
Posted Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 2:43:08 PM
Lions Varsity Baseball players Dillon Koster ’17 (SS) and Jesse Welch ’17 (2B) were recently selected to the National Christian School Athletic Association’s Northeast Super-Regional Team. Koster and Welch played outstanding defense all season long and also produced at the plate.
LCA second baseman, Jesse Welch '17, was selected to the NCSAA Northeast Super-Regional Team (photo courtesy Dorothy Greco)
Koster had a .431 batting average, scoring 17 runs, and 16 runs batted in, while Welch hit .467 scoring 21 runs, driving in 7 RBIs, and 9 stolen bases. Their outstanding play helped lead the Lions to a 2nd place finish in the Eastern Independent League (EIL), an EIL A Pool Tournament Championship, and a quarterfinal appearance in the New England Small School Tournament.
Following the 2015 season Dillon Koster was also an EIL Honorable Mention selection and Jesse Welch was an EIL All-League selection.
Congratulations to Dillon and Jesse on this national recognition! Visit the NCSAA webpage for a complete list of Super-Regional Teams.
LCA shortstop, Dillon Koster '17, was selected to the NCSAA Northeast Super-Regional Team (photo courtesy Dorothy Greco)