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Athletic Highlights—November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,

Athletic HighlightsThursday, November 3

  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer: Won 3-0 vs. The Kings Academy

Friday, November 4

  • Varsity Ladies’ Swimming & Diving Regionals
    • Jessica Nava- 1st Place in 100 fly and 100 back
      • Set state record in 100 fly and new school record in 100 Fly and 100 Back
    • JoJo Richter- 7th place in 100 back
      • State qualifier
    • Ladies’ 200 medley relay and 200 free relay of Jackie Nava, Jessica Nava, JoJo Richter, and Amanda Wood
      • Qualified for states in both
  • Varsity Men’s Swimming & Diving
    • Chase Perry- 3rd Place in 100 free and 5th place in 50 free state qualifier
      • State qualifier
    • Blake Shaw- 5th Place in diving
      • State qualifier

Saturday, November 5

  • Varsity Men’s Cross Country States: Class 1A State Champions

Monday, November 7

  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer: Won 3-1 vs. Saint John Paul II

Tuesday, November 8

  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer: Won 7-0 vs. Yeshiva

Wednesday, November 9

  • MS Boys Soccer: Won 3-0 vs. Somerset Village Academy
  • JV Men’s Soccer: Won 5-0 vs. Coral Springs Christian
  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball: Won 61-19 vs. North Miami High School

Athletic Highlights—November 3, 2016

November 3, 2016 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

Athletic Highlights

Thursday, October 26

  • Varsity Men’s Swimming/Diving Regionals: Tiago – 3rd Place in 100 butterfly, Chase Perry – 3rd Place in 50 free, 2nd place in the 100 free
  • Varsity Ladies’ Swimming/Diving Regionals: Jessica – 1st Place in 100 fly and 2nd Place in 100 back

Saturday, October 29

  • Varsity Ladies’ Cross Country Regionals : 3rd Place Finish
  • Varsity Men’s Cross Country Regionals: 1st Place Finish


Athletic Highlights—September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

Athletic HighlightsThursday, September 15

  • MS Volleyball (Red): Won 2-0 vs. Somerset Wilton Manors
  • JV Volleyball: Won 2-0 vs. American Heritage Plantation
  • Varsity Volleyball: Won 3-0 vs. American Heritage Plantation

Friday, September 16

  • Varsity Football: Won 33-13 vs. Coral Springs Charter

Saturday, September 17

  • Varsity Men’s Swimming/Diving: 1st Place Finish at the Florida Christian Schools Meet; Individual 1st Place Finishes—Chase Perry (200 free and 100 free)
  • Varsity Ladies’ Swimming/Diving: Individual 1st Place Finishes—Catherine Moraitis (Diving), Jessica Nava (100 fly)

Tuesday, September 20

  • MS Volleyball (Red): Won 2-0 vs. Highlands Christian
  • Varsity Ladies’ Swimming/Diving: Individual 1st Place Finishes—Jessica Nava (200 free and 50 free), JoJo Richter (200 IM and 100 breaststroke)
  • Varsity Men’s Swimming/Diving: Individual 1st Place Finishes—Christian Henderson (500 free), Chase Perry (200 free and 100 free), Blake Shaw (Diving)

Athletic Highlights—September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

Athletic Highlights

Friday, August 26:

  • Varsity Volleyball: Won 3-0 vs. Somerset College Prep Academy
  • Varsity Swimming/Diving: 1st Place Finish for Ladies’ 200 Medley Relay (Jackie Nava, Jessica Nava, Jo-Jo Richter, Amanda Wood) and 1st Place Finish for Men’s 400 Free Relay (Christian Henderson, Chase Perry, Tiago Pereira, and Adam Warters)

Tuesday, August 30:

  • MS Volleyball (Blue): Won 2-0 vs. Boca Christian
  • Varsity Volleyball: Won 3-2 vs. Chaminade-Madonna

Wednesday, August 31:

  • MS Football: Won 52-0 vs. The Benjamin School

Fall Sports Update

Fall sports are off to a great start! Makes plans to cheer on our Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming & Diving, and Volleyball Lions! View our athletic calendar for listings of all of our athletic events.

Cross Country
The Lions Cross Country program looks forward to a strong season with their large and dedicated roster. The team welcomes many new faces along with solid, experienced returners. Both Men’s and Ladies’ teams ranked high in the Florida Athletic Coaches Associations’ weekly poll in the Class 1A division with the men’s team ranking 5th and the ladies’ ranking 10th out of 125 competing schools.

The Lions Varsity Football team is taking their “Be Great” theme to heart already this fall as they kicked off the season with a comeback victory against the University School Sharks with a 21-17 win. Although the team lost a hard fought battle against Key West High School last week, quarterback Drew Shiple was given great recognition for his performance in the game as he was named a Top Performer of the Week in The Sun Sentinel. Also, our Lions Varsity Cheer team has done a great job promoting school spirit and pumping the team up for their games with their ‘Ball Buddy’ gifts and enthusiastic spirit.

The Varsity Golf team kicked their season off last week with a tri-match against Cardinal Gibbons and Pine Crest where the team showed much promise and excitement for the season. The squad looks forward to a competitive and successful season.

Swimming and Diving
The Aquatic Lions had their first relay meet last week where they hosted eight schools. Some highlights from the meet were the first place finishes from the Ladies’ 200 Medley relay team of Jackie Nava, Jessica Nava, Jo-Jo Richter, and Amanda Wood as well as the Men’s 400 Free Relay team of Christian Henderson, Tiago Pereira, Chase Perry and Adam Warters.

The Lady Lions Volleyball team is off to a solid start having notched a big win this past Tuesday against Chaminade-Madonna in a close, five-game match. The team is currently 1-0 in District play and is faced with a tough schedule this season to help prepare them for the strong postseason finish they anticipate to have.

Upcoming Fall Sports Tryouts

August 11, 2016 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 athletic season! Below you will find a list of the fall sport tryout and start dates for the 2016 season. Every student-athlete must have a completed athletic physical turned in before they try out. The physical forms can be found online by clicking here, or one can be picked up in the athletic office.

Cross Country

Varsity and Middle School: August 16 at 3:15 p.m. in the Athletic Classroom (Room 129) **Open enrollment until August 24


Varsity: August 23 and 24 at 3:30 p.m. at Coral Ridge Country Club

Swimming and Diving

Varsity: August 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the east campus pool


Middle School: August 16-18 from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in the east campus gymnasium

Please contact the athletic office at 954.771.4615 ext. 2468 with any questions or concerns.

WA Alumnus, AJ Barbar, Headed to Rio!

August 4, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

News_P1_499976The Westminster Academy Swim Club is thrilled to announce that our very own AJ Barbar ’11 has been officially named to the Lebanese Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AJ, who has dual citizenship with the United States and Lebanon, will compete in the men’s 50 freestyle on August 11.

AJ attended WA from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated in 2011. A naturally gifted athlete, he excelled in many sports but didn’t actually start swimming until 2008 after being inspired by watching the Olympics in Beijing, China. After swimming 3 years at WA, he attended Oklahoma Baptist University on a swimming scholarship and was a part of 4 straight national championship teams. After returning to South Florida, AJ has been working at WA as an age-group swim coach and training with WA’s senior team in pursuit of his Olympic qualification.

According to AJ, this is a dream come true:

“I am so excited to attend my first Olympics. It’s been a dream of mine ever since I started swimming. I am honored to represent Lebanon and I look forward to racing the best swimmers in the world.”