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Coach Ehren Wallhoff Selected As 2017 Coach of the Year

May 25, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags:

IMG_5257 (1)Florida’s dairy farmers are proud sponsors of a unique high school sports awards program in the country, exemplifying their commitment to youth. Since 1992, the program has honored more than 5,000 of the top student-athletes and coaches across the state and now recognizes all 30 FHSAA sanctioned and recognized sports. With past winners, Tim Tebow, Alex Rodriguez, Amare Stoudamire and more, the list of winners reads like a “who’s who” of our state’s athletes.

The program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy a primary part of their diet. At on-campus awards ceremonies, producers lead assemblies in a “milk toast,” putting a face on the dairy industry for future generations.

We a proud to mention our very own Coach Ehren Wallhoff won Coach-of-the-Year this year, for the part he played in our Varsity Men’s Basketball team winning the 2017 4A State Championship, after a three-step nomination and voting process. Before the conclusion of a sport’s competitive season, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) solicits each of its 24 district chairmen for nominations of top athletes and coaches in each classification. The district chairmen solicit the other coaches in their district for these nominations during the coaches’ meetings that are held before the beginning of district championship play.

Congratulations Coach Wallhoff!

Lions Win Spring Football Game 33–0!

May 25, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 9.20.58 PMThe Lions’ football program made huge strides this spring. Our WA football players had a great time growing together and overcoming the unknown, as the new head football coach, Tommy Lewis, took the helm.

While the classes of 2018 and 2019 held only 12 roster spots, each player made huge contributions on the field and led the Lions in every way—current juniors Billy Bevill, Aaron Pomeroy, Jonathan Moulton, Alexander Sharp, and Joseph Webel, and current sophomores, Kamran Kadivar, Blake Thifault, Kip Reeves, Sebastian Hernandez, Jahday Jackson, and Matthew Romero all played major roles throughout the spring and realized the fruit of their labor in the spring game, leading the Lions to a solid 33–0 victory over Berean Christian on Thursday, May 18, at Westminster Academy’s beautiful west campus Athletic Complex.

Other younger, but major contributors sent the message that the long-term future of the WA football program is bright. Current freshmen, J.J. Babun, Ethan Dekaj, Cam Jones, Luke McCartney, Dylan Warshefski, and David Zhu all made the team and program better, as did middle school students, Joey Brooks, Kelly Clark, Riley Clements, Connor Hatch and Aidan Proko. Although injured and not participating in the game, David Philips, Logan Conner, and Jake Casoria all had great spring practices, as well.

The coaching staff is excited about upcoming summer workouts and the fall of 2017! Go Lions!!!

Miami Herald Broward Athletic Awards

Athletic-Awards-Logo-2016Ladies’ Swimmer of the Year—Jessica Nava

Men’s Basketball Player of the Year—Paul Atkinson

Men’s Water Polo Coach of the Year—Victoria Miklausich

Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year—Vaughn Nembhard

Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year—Ehren Wallhoff

Varsity Men’s Track Team Captures FHSAA Class 1A State Title

May 18, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags:

Westminster winter Sports 03-13-17-64The Varsity Men’s Track team captured the FHSAA Class 1A State title as Senior Captain Patrick Sastre pulled off one of the closest finishes with a jaw-dropping performance in the 4×400 relay. After the receiving the baton in 2nd place from Junior Matthew Brown, Sastre kept pace with St. Stephens Lethero Jones. The strength and determination of the Lions 800m record holder that overhauled St. Stephens for a battle royal down the straightaway for the win and the State Title. The team pulled off its fastest time of the season (3:26.41) for the win. This impressive time placed them 4th on the all-time list for the Westminster Academy track program. Juniors Jonathon Moulton and Nick Rowe ran first and second legs respectively.

Below are five new school records that were established this 2017 track season:

  • Men’s 4×800 of Josh DeAngulo, Saahr Eduoard, Nick Rowe, Patrick Sastre – 8:13.85
  • Nick Rowe (600m) – 1:30.85
  • Jasmine Hincapie (Ladies’ 1600) – 5:16.46
  • Jasmine Hincapie (Mile) – 5:27.44
  • Ashley Williams (3000) – 12:32.37

Click here to watch the 4×400 relay!


Varsity Athletic Awards

May 17, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 9.20.58 PMThe Varsity Athletic Awards took place on Monday, May 15, in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. The night included a video slideshow featuring action photos of our student-athletes, team recognition video, and an awards presentation. It was a memorable night as we celebrated the accomplishments of our teams and student-athletes. Below you will find a list of the award winners:

Team GPA (Ladies’): Cross Country

Team GPA (Men’s): Water Polo

Freshman Scholar Athletes: Clara Harms, Joshua Lensce, Meghan McCormick, Patrick Mills, PJ Onstad, Dimitri Selimos, and Trent Shaw

Sophomore Scholar Athletes: Gabrielle Audet, Ragan Jacaty, Tim Bibbee, and Adam Warters

Junior Scholar Athletes: Joshua DeAngulo, Keri-Anne Lue, Jessica Nava, and Alexander Shyne

Senior Scholar Athletes: Savannah Alday, Gillianna Kalb, Chris MacClugage, and Thomas Neuman

Ken Key Award: Patrick Sastre

Athletic Training Award: Kasey Colford

Freshman Athlete of the Year:

  • Ladies: Jasmine Hincapie
  • Men: Dudley Blackwell

Sophomore Athlete of the Year:

  • Ladies: Chelsea Brown
  • Men: Chase Johnston

Jim Brown Servant Award: Maddi Conner, Elizabeth Moore, Philip Barbar, and Thomas Neuman

Harvey Martin Spiritual Award: Cayla Coningsby, Carly Spangler, Billy Bevill, and Vince Trombino

Jack Mowday Leadership Award: Savannah Alday, Naomi Sanders, Zack Ledbetter, and Chase Perry

Carl A. Peterson Junior Athlete of the Year:

  • Ladies: Jessica Nava
  • Men: Zach Scott

Carl A. Peterson Senior Athlete of the Year:

  • Ladies: Jenna Boland and Raquel Rosa
  • Men: Paul Atkinson

C.L.A.S.S. Award—Our Highest Award:

  • Erika Hall
  • Patrick Sastre

Special thanks to Becky Lenardson and the kitchen staff for graciously providing delicious fruits, desserts, and beverages for the event.

Wells Mahoney Commits To Rhodes College For Football!

May 17, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

IMG_0213_Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions football player Wells Mahoney will be attending and playing football in the 2017–18 season at Rhodes College.

“Wells is a very intelligent and mature young man. There is no doubt in my mind he will do very well in college, on and off the field.”  — Coach Moore

“It was nice to have my friends at my signing and I am excited to attend Rhodes College.” — Wells Mahoney

Thomas Neuman Commits To Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute For Baseball!

May 10, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

DSC_9834_Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions baseball player Thomas Neuman committed to play baseball in the 2017–18 season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“Today was an exciting day for both Tommy Haggerty and Thomas Neuman, their families and for Westminster Academy as a whole. Anytime a student-athlete has the opportunity to play at the next level, it’s cause for great celebration, and Tommy and Thomas both have worked extremely hard to get where they are today and we are thrilled and honored to have played a small role in helping guide and shepherd them along the way. I can’t wait to see what God has in store  at the collegiate level and beyond for these two fine young men.” — Coach James

“I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to play four more years of baseball at RPI, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, faculty, and coaches.” — Thomas Neuman