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Sun Sentinel Winter All-County

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

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Congratulations WA All-County selections!

Men’s Basketball Class 6A–1A

  • Paul Atkinson—Player of the Year
  • Zach Scott (First Team)
  • Jason Strong (Second Team)
  • Chase Johnston (Honorable Mention)
  • Dudley Blackwell (Honorable Mention)
  • Ehren Wallhoff—Coach of the Year

Ladies’ Basketball Class 6A–1A

  • Raquel Rosa (Second Team)
  • Emma Wallhoff (Honorable Mention)
  • Chynna Mattair (Honorable Mention)

Men’s Soccer Class 3A–1A

  • Patrick Sastre (First Team)
  • Travis Singh (Second Team)

Ladies’ Soccer Class 3A–1 A

  • Alexis Kwasnik (Honorable Mention)
  • Randi Moore (Honorable Mention)
  • Camryn Pagliaro (Honorable Mention)

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!

Lower School Intramurals

March 2, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

Girls:

The 4th and 5th-grade girls participated in their annual soccer intramurals on Tuesday, February 28. This year’s competition showed the highest level of skill and team involvement. The girls practiced many days during their recess and built endurance through half-mile runs in P.E. class. The captains did a great job of encouraging, assigning positions, and getting their teams to the correct field.

Finishing in first place for 4th Grade was the Golden Strikers. The 5th-grade first place team was the Noles.

The intramural event could not have succeeded without the assistance of Mrs. Helen McRoberts and Mrs. Rita Alise who officiated the games.

Boys:

The boys 4th and 5th-grade intramurals took place on Tuesday, February 28 in the WA gym. The boys played in very competitive games, and the sportsmanship was great.

The winning team from 4th grade was “The Destroyers,” and the winning team for the 5th grade was “The UMS 2.”

Thanks go out to Mr. Chapman and Mr. Kalb who helped officiate the match. This would have been impossible without them.

Athletic Highlights—February 2, 2017

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

Athletic HighlightsThursday, January 26

  • MS Boys Basketball (Red): Won 51-45 vs. Coral Springs Christian
  • MS Girls Basketball: Won 16-15 vs. Abundant Life

Saturday, January 28

  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball: Won 64-36 vs. Calvary Christian

Tuesday, January 31

  • Varsity Ladies’ Water Polo: Won 21-3 vs. Western High School
  • Varsity Men’s Water Polo: Won 25-8 vs. Western High School
  • JV Men’s Basketball: Won 80-14 vs. Somerset College Preparatory Academy
  • Varsity Men’s Basketball: Won 83-25 vs. Somerset College Preparatory Academy

Wednesday, February 1

  • Varsity Men’s Soccer Regional Quarterfinals: Won 2-1 vs. Hillel Day School

Men’s Lions Soccer Are District Champions!

January 26, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags:

The varsity men’s soccer team played a difficult schedule this season facing teams such as American Heritage Plantation, Pine Crest, Miami Country Day, Saint Andrews School, etc. They lost some hard-fought battles this season with their competitive schedule and ended up putting much focus on their psychological game through a soccer retreat in Melbourne last weekend before District play. This retreat helped the team refocus while reminding them of their purpose both on and off the field.

As a result, the Lions came out against the South Florida Heat in the District Semifinals on Monday and handily beat them 4-0, which was an improvement on their regular season victory of 3-0. Then in the District Finals, the Lions played long-time district rival Sagemont who was a top seed in the district. Sagemont defeated the Lions 1-0 in the regular season.

This time, however, the Lions were playing for redemption, pride, and the home field advantage for Region play and they came out strong. The team out-hustled Sagemont, with tremendous play from senior Reagan Zelnik who scored a header off a free kick from fellow senior Patrick Sastre which held up for the 1-0 victory and District Championship for the Lions. This was their third consecutive District Championship win. They will now take on the defending State Champions, Hillel Day School in the Regional Quarterfinals on Wednesday, February 1, at the west campus Athletic Complex at 7:00 p.m. Go Lions Soccer!