Posts Tagged ‘Football’

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.

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!!!

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

Cody Hatch Commits To Rhodes College For Football!

April 20, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

IMG_0782_Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions football player Cody Hatch committed to playing football in the 2017–18 season at Rhodes College.

“Congratulations to Cody Hatch for signing to play football at Rhodes College. Your aggressiveness and ‘nose for the football’ have been your trademarks for success. You will have many challenges academically and athletically at the college level. You will learn much from your accomplishments as well as your trials. May God be your strength and your guide.”—Coach Smith

“Signing to play college football was a hard decision to make but I am glad I did. I am excited to see what’s in store.”—Cody Hatch

Philip Barbar Commits To Wheaton College For Football!

April 12, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

IMG_0233_Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Westminster Academy Lions football player, Philip Barbar, committed to playing football in the 2017–18 season at Wheaton College.

“Philip is an amazing kid. He has a great personality, outstanding leadership skills and his devotion to the team is second to none. Wheaton College not only gained a good athlete, they also gained an extraordinary human being.”—Coach Phillips

“Signing day is a moment I had been dreaming of for years. I was able to watch two of my cousins and numerous friends sign to play college sports which was always a dream of mine. To solidify my following in my brothers footsteps in front of my family and friends was truly a blessing.”—Philip Barbar

WA Selects Athletic Director—Tony DeMare

April 6, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , , ,

ADWe are excited to announce that Westminster Academy has selected Tony DeMare to serve as the school’s Athletic Director beginning July 1, 2017. Mr. DeMare has already played a big role at WA in the selection of our new head varsity football coach.

Mr. DeMare recently completed a 17-year run as athletic director and head baseball coach at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan. He is a three-time State of Michigan Coach of the Year, a member of the Michigan Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, worked with the U18 Team USA Baseball, and League Athletic Director of the Year.

“From our very first search committee meeting, Tony is exactly who we had in mind. We were looking for a leader with experience, demonstrated success, and a deep understanding of how athletics work in a faith-based school,” —Joel Satterly.

Mr. DeMare holds two degrees from Wayne State University, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Master of Arts in Athletic Administration. Additionally, he also has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Madonna University.

“I have found him to have a very healthy philosophy of sports and possess very good communication skills. He has a sound educational perspective and a great personal demeanor, and I have yet to see him outworked,” —Thomas M. Rashid, Associate Director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

“I am thrilled to know that God has led my wife, Cynthia, and me to Westminster Academy. I am humbled and honored to be a Lion and look forward to becoming part of the WA community and taking part in its God-driven mission,” —Tony DeMare.

Mr. DeMare is a welcomed addition to Westminster Academy’s distinguished athletic program which has captured state titles in cross country, swimming, and basketball this school year, and will see its Class of 2017 student-athletes compete at the next level at Albany, Gardner-Webb, Holy Cross, Northeastern, Stetson, and Yale.

We look forward to continuing the strong tradition of athletics in the 2017–18 school year.

New Head Varsity Football Coach—Tommy Lewis

April 6, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

TommyLewis-IMG_0081We are pleased to announce the hiring of Coach Tommy Lewis as the new Head Football Coach and Upper School Dean of Students. Coach Lewis comes to WA after serving as the head football coach for four years at Victory Christian Academy in Lakeland, Florida, with state-level play each year including a State Championship. Lewis has led his players to the State Semifinals 14 out of 17 years of coaching, with five State Championships and three State Runner Ups.

Lewis has been selected as a National Coach of the Year, as well as multiple State Coach of Year awards in Florida and South Carolina. Lewis has coached 41 student-athletes that have gone on to play collegiate football.

“My family and I are excited to join the WA family. I look forward to a strong start this spring and build on that momentum through summer workouts and the fall season,”—Coach Lewis.

In Coach Lewis, we have found a proven winner and program builder, a man familiar with Christian schools, and great fit with the needs of our school. We are thrilled to welcome Tommy and his family to our community and are excited about the future of Lions football! Westminster Academy football will compete within the FHSAA 3A Classification in the 2017 season.

“I want to congratulate Westminster Academy on the hire of Coach Tommy Lewis as Head Football Coach and Dean of Students at Westminster Academy. South Florida is a hotbed of high school football talent, and he is the perfect fit for Westminster Academy and the greater Fort Lauderdale community. Tommy has a history of building championship programs, great leadership skills, and a commitment to the high school athlete that is second to none. He has a passion for mentoring young men and helping them achieve their academic and athletic goals. I am proud to call him a friend for almost 25 years, and I know he will do a tremendous job leading the program at Westminster Academy,”—Mike Tomlin, Head Football Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL.

“As long as I have known Tommy Lewis, he has been a man of extremely high integrity, strong moral character, and Christian values. As parents, we all desire to find those special individuals, leaders, and coaches like Coach Lewis that will help guide, protect and mentor our children. The future of Westminster Academy’s program is bright!”—Sean McDermott, Head Football Coach, Buffalo Bills, NFL.

“Coach Tommy Lewis brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge, and success on both the college and high school levels. Not only does he build a dynamic winning football program, but he also strives to develop his players into becoming men while impacting the community in a positive way. His integrity and commitment to the Lord are infectious and rub off on all who come into contact with him. I can’t wait to see the impact that he will have at Westminster Academy,”—Alan Williams, Defensive Backs Coach, Detroit Lions, NFL.

Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from William and Mary where he was a three-year starter at H-back, started his coaching career. Lewis and his wife, Megan, have five children, Caleb, Mary, Micah, Sarah, and Tobias.