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WA Swimming At States—Jessica Nava Retains Championship Titles

November 9, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags:

unnamed-1The aquatic lions had another outstanding performance at the 1A State Championships on Saturday in Stuart. The competition got off to a great start with 7th grader Makenzie Blake placing 15th at her first-ever state meet in 1-meter diving. In the men’s 1 meter diving, freshman Blake Shaw had an All-American worthy performance finishing in 5th place with 433.30 points.

On the swimming side, the ladies 200 medley relay (JoJo Richter, Maddie Sipowski, Jessica Nava, Jackie Nava) got the meet off to a fast start with a season-best time by 2 full seconds, finishing 8th. Senior, Chase Perry continued his amazing streak of best times by dropping nearly half a second in the 50 free to finish 7th and improving by more than a second in the 100 free to finish 6th (21.00 and 46.06 respectively). Next up individually was fellow senior Jessica Nava, who amazed the crowd again by winning both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and also lowering her own state record in the butterfly to 53.39. Both swims will earn her All-American status for the 5th time in her career. The meet closed with another strong performance by freshman JoJo Richter who scored valuable points for the team by qualifying for finals in the 100 back and the ladies 200 freestyle relay (JoJo Richter, Maddie Sipowski, Jessica Nava, Jackie Nava) who dropped nearly 2 seconds off their season best and helped the ladies to again finish in the top 10 as a team. Great job swimmers and divers!
Photo courtesy of Michael Lyn

Six WA Seniors Sign National Letters Of Intent

November 9, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , , ,

SigningIMG_3496Six WA seniors signed their National Letter of Intent during the NCAA Early Signing Period which began this week. Congratulations to our student-athletes who will be using their talents to glorify God at the collegiate level.

  • Zach Scott signed with Florida Gulf Coast University for basketball
  • Jessica Nava signed with the University of Virginia for swimming
  • Jamie Boros signed with Mississippi College for volleyball
  • Devin Roche signed with Fairleigh Dickinson University for baseball
  • Logan O’Neil signed with High Point University baseball
  • Alec Villanueva signed with Saint Leo University for baseball

Athletic Highlights—November 9, 2017

November 9, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,
Friday, November 3
  • Varsity Ladies’ Cross Country: 3rd Place Finish in Regionals and moving on to the State Meet
  • Varsity Men’s Cross Country: 4th Place Finish in Regionals and moving on to the State Meet
Saturday, November 4
  • Varsity Ladies’ Swimming & Diving States: Jessica Nava—State Champion in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke

Basketball Season Stadium-Style Reserved Seating Available Now!

November 9, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

Lions-HeadWe are looking forward to another exciting year in basketball at WA. We will be offering the stadium-style box seating in the gymnasium to raise funds for the basketball and cheer programs and provide a comfortable and unique athletic experience for our parents, grandparents, and fans.

There are forty-eight (48) box seats in the gymnasium. Below you will find the purchase price for the box seats for the 2017-2018 basketball season.

The following level is available for purchase:

  • Red Level—Basketball*
    $300 donation (Two reserved seats)
    $50 for each additional seat

*Please note that cheer program will receive a portion of the funds raised for the basketball season.

If you would like to purchase reserved seats or have any questions, please call the athletic office at 954.771.4615 ext. 2469 or email wallhoffs@wa.eduSeats will be reserved in the order that they are purchased.

Athletic Highlights—November 2, 2017

November 1, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,
Friday, October 27
  • Varsity Swimming and Diving Regionals: Jessica Nava—Regional Champion in 100 Fly and 100 Back, Chase Perry—Runner-Up in 100 Free, and Mackenzie Blake, JoJo Richter, Blake Shaw are all State Qualifiers individually.

Wednesday, November 1

  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer: Won 2-1 vs. Saint Andrews

Coach Ken Key Inducted Into The Broward County Sports Hall Of Fame

October 26, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

coach-keyOn Tuesday evening, October 24, Coach Ken Key was inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame. This evening honors and recognizes Broward County residents that have set the standard of excellence and positively affected the community through sports and athletic involvement. Coach Key received this honor due to his unyielding work ethic and character as both as coach and mentor in the community. He began his career at Westminster Academy as a Physical Education teacher and Head Coach for both Cross Country and Track & Field, and later became the program director for both sports. Ken and his wife Cathy have two adopted children, son Ted and daughter Anna. They’ve also opened up their home to more than 40 short-term foster children. See below for his coaching accolades during his tenure at Westminster Academy:

  • Men’s Cross Country: Conference Champions 30 plus times, 18 District Championships, 4 Regional Championships, and 5 State Championships,
  • Ladies’ Cross Country: 20 Conference Championships, 22 District Championships, 3 Regional Championships and 3 State Runner-Ups
  • Men’s Track & Field: Conference Champions every year since 1998, 22 District Championships, 2 Regional Championships, 3 State Championships
  • Ladies’ Track & Field: Conference Champions every year since 1998, 20 District Championships, 5 Regional Championships, 4 State Championships

Congratulations Coach Key!

Athletic Highlights—October 26, 2017

Friday, October 20

  • Varsity Men’s Swimming & Diving: District Runner-Up, Chase Perry—District Champion in the 50 Free
  • Varsity Ladies’ Swimming & Diving: Jessica Nava—District Champion in the 100 Fly and 100 Backstroke, JoJo Richter—District Runner-Up in the 100 Backstroke

Tuesday, October 24

  • Varsity Men’s Cross Country: District Champions
  • Varsity Ladies’ Cross Country: District Champions
  • 6th Grade Football: Won 22-2 vs. American Heritage Plantation