Posts Tagged ‘Class of 2017’

2017 Florida All-Star Classic

March 22, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

IMG_6014Seniors Patrick Sastre, Reagan Zelnik, and Travis Singh represented Westminster Academy at the annual Florida All-Star Soccer Game.

Players were nominated by their local high school coaches. Coach Diego had this to say about the players he nominated:

  • Patrick: Patrick has been a starter for the Varsity Boys since first coming to WA in the 9th grade and captained this team the last two years. As a forward and midfielder, Patrick has led the team in assists all four years and in scoring the last two years netting over 50 goals in 4 seasons. He was All-County 1st Team for the Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald the last two years and 2nd team as a Freshman and Sophomore. Patrick recently played in the FACA Florida All-Star Classic representing the south. Patrick also played for the State of Florida in the ODP (Olympic Development Program) and was selected to the southeast Region III team.  Patrick’s club team has been the Fort Lauderdale F.C. and the Boca Juniors. In addition to playing soccer, Patrick captained and led the WA Cross Country team to their first State Championship since 1988 as he finished 9th in the state at the meet. Patrick also runs for the track & Field team and finished 2nd in the state in the 800m run last year while at the same time breaking the school record in the 800m.  He will attend Division 1 Gardner-Webb University on an athletic and academic scholarship in the Fall playing soccer and running for their track and field team.
  • Reagan: Reagan came to WA in the 11th grade, he came out to soccer and immediately earned a starting spot as a defender and grew in that position over the last two seasons. Reagan was known for both his long and lethal throw-ins but also for his dominating play in the air and his physical play on the ground. Reagan recently played in the FACA Florida All-Star Classic representing the south. In addition to soccer, Reagan runs for WA’s track and field team as a hurdler and high jumper. He will be attending the University of West Florida where he hopes to play soccer with his older brother who is the goalkeeper.
  • Travis: Travis has been a 4-year starter on the Boys Varsity playing outside back and central defender as well as holding midfield and was a Co-Captain on the team the last two seasons.  Travis has scored several goals and contributed offensively, but he is known and respected for his strong and tireless defensive play which has frustrated many opponents over the years.  Over the course of his career at WA, Travis has been named to the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel All-County Honorable Mention and 2nd team and recently played in the FACA Florida All-Star Classic representing the south. Travis has played club soccer for Fort Lauderdale F.C. and Team Boca.  In addition to playing soccer, Travis has played water polo for the Lions the last four years.  Travis is presently considering different options for college and hopes to play soccer at the next level.

The games were played at The Villages Charter High School on 10th and 11th between 4 teams of the best seniors representing the north, south, east, and west regions.

Luke Hunter Commits To Covenant College For Soccer!

March 16, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

IMG_9089Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions soccer player Luke Hunter will be attending and playing soccer in the 2017-18 season at Covenant College.

“Luke is very motivated, reliable and has great leadership skills. Luke will be a great asset to Covenant College.”–Coach Phillips

“I have been in love with Covenant College for many years now and I am so grateful to be able to sign with them. I am fortunate to have so many friends and family who have helped me get there.”–Luke Hunter

Congratulations Luke!

Patrick Sastre Signed With Gardner-Webb For Soccer And Track & Field!

March 10, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,

IMG_8135Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions soccer and track and field student-athlete, Patrick Sastre, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play soccer and run track and field in the 2017-18 season at Gardner-Webb University.

“It is an honor and flatters me to know that I was able to be the coach of such as a great athlete. Westminster Academy not only lost one of the best athletes the school has ever produced but also an athlete with outstanding leadership attributes. As a coach, I will miss Patrick but at the same time I know that at Gardner-Webb he will continue to further develop his athletic skills and more importantly his education.”—Coach Diego

“I had a very good day signing, it meant a lot to me for all of those people to come out to support me. I’m glad I have this family at WA.”—Patrick Sastre

Congratulations Patrick!

Gabriela Peña Art Showcase

February 16, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

The Conspiracy Theorist Part 1Congratulations to Gabriela Peña on a few of her recent accolades from the past weeks.

  • Submerged—Best in Show at the Broward Art Guild Youth Art Competition and Exhibit
  • Piano Hands—Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key Award
  • The Conspiracy Theorist Part 1—Judge’s Recognition Award & People’s Online Choice at the ArtBravo, Juried Art show at Artserve

Piano Hands, Her Sweet Shadow, and Conspiracy Theorist Part 1 are currently on display until Friday, February 24, at the ArtBravo Juried Art show at Artserve.

Well done Gabriela Peña!

Jake Sasser Commits To Rhodes College For Football!

February 2, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

IMG_7922_Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions football player, Jake Sasser, committed to playing football in the 2017–18 season at Rhodes College.

“I am really happy and proud of Jake. He has worked really hard not only on the field but also in the classroom. He has a bright future no matter what he decides to do. Rhodes College received not only a good student-athlete but also a great person. ”–Coach Tillman

“Signing day was a memory I will never forget. Seeing my friends and family there as I committed to Rhodes College for football was such a blessing.”—Jake Sasser

Congratulations Jake!

Caroline Elgut Commits To Franklin And Marshall College For Volleyball!

January 26, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

IMG_7833_Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions volleyball player, Caroline Elgut, committed to playing volleyball in the 2017–18 season at Franklin and Marshall College.

“Caroline is a very disciplined student-athlete. Her hard work on and off the court is amazing. I am very proud of her. God bless you, Caroline. ”—Coach Rivera

“I am looking forward to being part of the Franklin and Marshall Family. It’s been a dream of mine for many years!”—Caroline Elgut

Congratulations Caroline!

Gilli Kalb Signs University at Albany For Volleyball!

November 17, 2016 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

IMG_6683_Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions volleyball player Gillianna Kalb signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play volleyball in the 2017-18 season at University at Albany.

“Gilli is a great volleyball player but more than that she is a great person. I am very proud of her and am glad I was able to coach Gilli this year. Thank you for your positive spirit and attitude you brought to the season this year.” – Coach Rivera

“I am so honored and blessed to be able to play volleyball at the next level. I am so thankful for all of my coaches especially Coach Eric for pushing me to be a better at everything and always encouraging me. I am so incredibly blessed to be able to go to such an amazing school that’s teaching me life lessons and preparing me for life. Thank you so much!” – Gillianna Kalb