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College Athletic Recruiting Seminar

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

WA-Athletics-289-186The Westminster Academy Athletic Department will be hosting a College Recruiting Seminar on Monday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.

This assembly is for all student-athletes grades 7 through 12 and their parents. The WA Athletic Department will address NCAA requirements, policies, and will present vital information regarding the college recruiting process. The evening will include WA head coaches and student-athletes who have experienced the different aspects of recruiting. There will also be handouts and a Q&A time with athletic directors and coaches.

We hope you can join us for this insightful evening! Go Lions!

Stadium-Style Reserved Seating

August 15, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,

Lions-HeadWe are looking forward to another exciting year in athletics at WA. We will be offering the stadium-style box seating in the gymnasium and football stadium again to help raise funds for the basketball, cheer, football, and volleyball programs. This special seating is an excellent opportunity to help raise extra funds for our athletic programs as well as provide a comfortable and unique athletic experience for our parents, grandparents, and fans.

There are forty-eight (48) box seats in the stadium, and 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, cheer, football, and volleyball seasons as well as various buying options.

The following levels are available for purchase:

  • Blue Level—Three Sports (Football*, Volleyball, & Basketball*)
    $500 donation (Two reserved seats)
    $50 for each additional seat
  • White Level—Any Two Sports (Football*, Volleyball, & Basketball*)
    $400 donation (Two reserved seats)
    $50 for each additional seat
  • Red Level—Any One Sport (Football*, Volleyball, or 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 football and basketball seasons.

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.

Cross Country Scouting Report

August 15, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags:

waboysciver_2Last year, the men’ cross country team took the state title for the sixth time in WA history—the first since 1988. With six of the seven returning this year, the Lions looks to make another mark in state history.

Virtually the entire team has recorded more summer miles than any year previous displaying team unity, deep friendships, commitment to group goals, and a willingness to sacrifice for achievement.

For more information read the full scouting report here. Go Lions!

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!