BOYS BASKETBALL (Team Pages)

Second year Head Coach, Nathan Bellefeuille, and the Legacy Boys Basketball program are off to a strong start and look to be one of the top contenders in Section 4A. Coach Bellefeuille reflects on the phenomenal job of his captains, Carson Sharp, Primeau Hill, Jake Wald and Trenton Harrison, in advancing the program and owning the INVEST culture he originally initiated.

New this season, was the team holiday trip to Coach Bellefeuille’s hometown of Frazee, where they would face a big, physical team that plays a very aggressive style. “Our boys took on the challenge and came away with an 87-73 win.” What was special about that game is they had so many different guys step up and hit big shots or get important stops throughout the game. This is one of the things that stands out about this team…on any different night, anyone can be the scoring leader! Currently, Jake Wald is leading the team with 19 points and 5 assists a game. His experience, fluidity and playmaking ability makes everyone on the floor a better player. Primeau Hill is an absolute lockdown defender. Players have a really hard time getting around Primeau and are exhausted after the game because they can never take a play off. If they make even the slightest mistake, Primeau is there to clean it up and get us going on the other end of the floor.

Another important update is how the team is doing on their 3-point shots! Earlier this year our team decided to dedicate their season to one of their favorite teachers and coaches, Jon Schultz. We decided to start a campaign where participants donate a dollar for every three pointer we make throughout the season. We have over thirty families participating and we have made 137 threes in our season so far. It has been awesome for the boys to see how basketball can be bigger than a game and how we can use our talents to serve our brother in Christ.

When asked about the upcoming postseason, Coach shared, “Our team believes they are a contender for the Section 4A championship. If we continue to channel our best, we are fully capable of making it to the state tournament.” Watch for dates, times, and locations in future eNews and social media postings to cheer this team on past the regular season!

GIRLS BASKETBALL (Team Pages)

Growth is the word that comes to mind when Head Coach Kaia Hill reflects on the first half of the girls basketball season. “To think back to our first few games and see how far these girls have come is pretty remarkable and a testament to the work they are putting in.” Since the calendar turned to 2020 the girls have been playing their best basketball.

Beyond the goals that the team sets each season, LCA Girls Basketball has six core covenants that guide the program. These covenants serve as a foundation and vision for what their program is all about. Their core covenants are principles that each player and coach commits to visibly demonstrating both on and off the court.

The acronym IMPACT stands for INTENTIONAL – MAGNIFY – POSITIVE – AUTHENTIC –  COMMITTED – TENACITY. But it also stands for the legacy each player and coach hopes to leave. LCA Girls Basketball strives to leave an IMPACT that points to the cross. Their purpose is to glorify the name of Jesus Christ, to leave an IMPACT that points to Him.

This mission has been their main focus this year and the girls have been finding ways to make an IMPACT both on and off the court.

As playoffs approach, the girls are focusing on taking one step forward each day. “We said from the get-go that we want to be playing our best basketball come section time,” said Coach Hill. “If we can continue to climb, I think some exciting things could happen come playoff time.”

WINTER CO-OP SPORTS

In addition to our in-house teams, Legacy Athletics has been proud to support 5 athletes on co-op teams this winter.

  • The Providence Hockey team is currently 8-8-1.  The boys from Legacy have integrated well with teammates from 6 other co-op schools. They are enjoying having a full bench each game and getting to know the other guys both on and off the ice. James Smith leads the Legacy boys with 7 goals, followed by Delfin Cruz with 5 and Andrew Price with 2.
  • Legacy Seniors Blake Weiss and Jeremy Davie have enjoyed their final season with the Andover Huskies Nordic Ski Team. Weiss continues to be a top contributor, finishing in the top 3 consistently, and hopes to have a strong showing at the Section 5 meet on February 5th at Theo Wirth Park.

What a season the Lady Lions Volleyball program has had! On October 1st, Legacy captured their first conference win in 10 years with an undefeated recored in the MCAA. This garnered the attention of our local paper (ABC Newspapers) with a very flattering write up you can read HERE.

As their regular season ended on Tuesday October 15th, they celebrated a JV season that saw only 3 losses and a Varsity team that earned the 3rd seed for playoffs in Section 4A with an overall record of 16-13. They now look forward to the playoff run which will kick off at HOME on Tuesday October 29th at 7PM for the Section 4A Quarter Final game. With their eyes on advancing to the 2019 State Tournament, fans can expect a high paced, entertaining night of volleyball!

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2019 Section 4A Volleyball Brackets

CROSS COUNTRY

In his second year leading the Legacy/PACT Cross Country Co-op, Coach Dave Johnson shares how pleased he is with the progress of the entire team. According to Coach Dave, “the boys are competing against top level teams and do not take a backseat to anyone. Our maturity has greatly improved. For our girls, we are learning how to compete as a team. We are extremely young and look to improve the next 6 weeks.”

Highlights thus far include a 3rd place boys finish out of 13 teams in the Pine City Invitational and a 7th finish in a very tough field of runners at Mora. In their first scoring event as a team, the girls earned an 11th place finish out of 18 teams, indicating a bright future as they continue to mature in their racing skills.

The trio of Jeremy Davie, Ben Nauman, and River Santiago are leading the way for the boys team. All have consistently placed in the top 15. Coach Johnson hopes to celebrate at least three All-Conference runners; determined in a single race on Thursday October 10th at Bassett Creek Park. Both the boys and the girls continue to train with a post-season mindset of sending runners to the State Tournament meet on November 2nd at St. Olaf College.

GIRLS SOCCER

Growth continues to be at the core of the Lady Lions Soccer season as we reach the mid-point of the  2019 season. Head VGSoccer2019Coach Todd Manske shares that the highlight of this season has been, “Watching the girls work so hard every game and seeing the relationships between older and younger players develop.” He’s thankful for good leadership from all ages on the team.

As hard as they’ve worked, their biggest challenge continues to be finding the net. Ari Shank and Alicia Hoffman stand out as players creating great opportunities with their hustle and skill, yet the final result continues to be denied. Despite that challenge, the girls willingly serve each other and build each other up, creating a culture primed for future success.

The team is looking forward to facing new conference opponents in the remaining games of the regular season and advancing beyond the first round of playoffs for the first time in two years.

BOYS SOCCER

Varsity Boys Soccer 2019

Transition and transformation define the 2019 Lions Boys Soccer season. Under the leadership of Head Coach Jon Schultz the program has adopted a more complex formation, requiring the players to change how they think about soccer. They are developing their thinking game as well as their physical play. With a record of 5-1-2, it’s safe to say the boys are understanding the new formation and finding success with it.

Defensive player, Daniel Gerber, continues to a be a leading force on the team, keeping threats away from the net and allowing the offense time to put points on the board. Coach Schultz shares, “I’m excited to see what becomes of our squad as we continue to grow into our new formation and mindset”.

VOLLEYBALL 

Both Varsity and JV teams have had a tremendous start to the 2019 season. Currently the JV is 11-1 and the Varsity is 12-3. Both teams are undefeated in the conference (MCAA). Our Volleyball community is continuing to strive for excellence and at the same time, demonstrating Christ-likeness in our walk both on and off the court.

Coach Rudzitis indicates the strong community that we have by both parents and players has been a highlight of this season. Competitively, the biggest team success came after defeating a tough Spectrum team in a local tournament that required the team to overcome a deficit. With a shallow bench, many players are on the court full time with no breaks.

Juniors Olivia Wallmow and Mya Bredemus have the most experience on the court and are stepping up in leadership roles both in play and in demeanor. Sophomore Tezra Rudzitis is having a tremendous breakout year by adding the role of a hitter to the team.

Overall, the girls gel very well together. They are quick and have the desire to be a championship team. Coach Rudzitis shared that he expects to be ranked quite high for play-offs, stating “I expect the team will go deep into the play-offs with an opportunity to knock off a couple of contenders to get to the State Tournament.” A high seed translates into a number of home games for our fans to enjoy!

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Please register early if your student-athlete has any interest in participating in basketball at Legacy this season. We have a lot of interest and limited gym space. We may need to turn players away who do not register by the deadlines posted.

  • Sports fees and up-to-date Sports Qualifying Physical Exam forms are required before your season begins.
  • All participants who register within two weeks of the start of the season are subject to being charged a 20% late fee as well as limited opportunity to play. Please see start dates below.
  • Practice and game schedules will be available on the athletic calendar for viewing or synching with your personal calendar once confirmed by the league.

SAVE THESE DATES

Monday, October 14 – Winter Sports Information Night – 6:00pm
Monday, October 14 – MS (Grades 5-8) Boys Basketball Early Deadline
Monday, October 28 – MS Boys basketball evaluations – 5:45pm-7:15pm Sports Center Gym (date/time changed)
Monday, October 28 –  HS (Grades 9-12) Girls Basketball Early Deadline
Monday, November 4 –  HS (Grades 9-12) Boys Basketball Early Deadline
Monday, November 18 – MS (Grades 5-8) Girls Basketball Early Deadline

BASKETBALL: GIRLS (Begins November 11)

A new chapter in Lions Girls Basketball is upon us this season as Coach Kaia (Larson) Hill takes over the program as Head Coach! (Read announcement here) Coach Larson and her assistant coaches, Jessica Foster & Audrey Lefto, expect to field both a JV and Varsity team for students in 9th-12th grade. While coaches Joel Nydam, Bekah Kirby and Jon Enns will lead the 5th-8th grade girls in our middle school league, the North Suburban Parochial School League. Girls in 7th and 8th grade interested in trying out for the high school team need to contact the coaching staff for information and plan to attend captains practices the week prior to the season start date with Captains Kirsten Darling ‘20 and Kyra Sauve ‘21 who are already setting the tone for their program during open gyms.

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BASKETBALL: BOYS (Begins November 18)

The Boys Basketball program enters it’s 2nd season under seasoned Coach and Athletic Director, Nathan Bellefeuille. Coach Bellefeuille has been building during the off season with a committed group of returning players leading in the weight room and on the court during open gyms. He is excited to be surrounded by all of his coaching staff from last season which includes coaches Adam Hill, Isaiah Rahier & Taylor Slagter at the high school level. In addition, Coach Bellefeuille will have a seasoned group of coaches leading the youngest Legacy ballers with his MS staff of Dwight Nelson, Brian Bovee, alumni Cole Bretsch.

We expect numbers to be strong this season and are planning for a full varsity, junior varsity and C team roster at the high school (9-12) level in addition to 4 teams at the middle school (5-8) level.

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CO-OP ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES exist in Girls Dance at Blaine High School (7th-12th grade), Girls Hockey at Totino-Grace High School (8th-12th grade), Boys Hockey at Providence Academy (8th-12th grade) and Gymnastics, Nordic Ski, Boys Swim & Dive, and Wrestling at Andover High School (7th-12th grade). Registration is available through the host school’s Activities Offices (linked above).

Movement among member schools has led the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association to reorganize; adding new member schools, renaming and getting a new look for the 2019-2020 school year.

During the 2018-19 school year the MCAA saw Southwest Christian Academy move to the MN River Conference and Bethany Academy make a decision to schedule independently. Both moves were due to changes in enrollment that were affecting their ability to schedule within the MCAA. In addition, the 2018-19 school year would also be the last scheduling year for Maranatha Christian Academy, New Life Academy of Woodbury, St. Croix Preparatory Academy & Trinity School of River Ridge. These schools would be joining the newly formed Skyline Conference for the 2019-2020 school year.

With those changes in place, remaining MCAA member schools, Heritage Christian Academy, Legacy Christian Academy, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, PACT Charter School, Spectrum High School, and West Lutheran High School went to work evaluating potential schools to invite into the MCAA. They looked at location, enrollment, sports offered and mission before inviting North Lakes Academy of Forest Lake & Eagle Ridge Academy of Minnetonka/International School of MN to round out the conference of eight.

MCAA Executive Director Chris Laird of Heritage commented,  “There are a variety of emotions as our conference transitions. We have been Blessed with great competition and quality relationships over the past 20 years. However, changing enrollments and geographic realities made the change necessary. I am confident that our new conference will be highly competitive at the Class A level. More importantly, I know that all of our schools will strive to reflect the values of sportsmanship and character building that have always been the cornerstone for the MCAA!”

The new make-up of the conference would also mean that only 3 of the 8 schools hold foundationally Christian principles. In recognition of this fact, founding member schools decided a name change was necessary to more inclusively represent all schools in the conference. The conference is proud to preserve the MCAA acronym by renaming to Minnesota Classic Athletic Association.

The Minnesota Classic Athletic Association will compete in boys & girls cross country, volleyball, boys & girls soccer, boys & girls basketball, boys & girls track & field, boys & girls golf, baseball and softball.


For Immediate Release: July 1, 2019

Contact: Nathan Bellefeuille, Legacy Christian Academy Athletic Director or Chris Laird, Athletic Director at Heritage Christian Academy, Maple Grove & MCAA Executive Director with questions.

School may have ended before Memorial Day, but Legacy spring athletes kept on competing!

Boys Golf – Section 4A Second Place; Halcomb ’21 & Steffen ’21 Advance to State

The State Golf Tournament held at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker on June 11 & 12 will be the first visit for both Steffen & Halcomb. On Tuesday, June 11, Steffen will tee off at 8:33 am followed by Halcomb at 8:51 am. Live scoring via iwanamaker.com will once again be used for this tournament.

Girls Golf – Section 4A Second Place; Compton ’23 & Darling ’20 Advance to State

The State Golf Tournament held at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker on June 11 & 12 will be the second visit for both Compton & Darling who punched their first tickets Spring 2018. On Tuesday, June 11, Darling will tee off at 1:12 pm followed by Compton at 1:21 pm. Live scoring via iwanamaker.com will once again be used for this tournament.

Track & Field – 6th Place Medal Finish for Cruz ’23

Eighth grader Reanna Cruz followed her 1st place Sub-Section 17A finish in the 800M with a 6th place medal finish at St. John’s University for the Section 5A meet. Although just missing the cut to advance to state, Reanna was still extremely happy to be on the podium with such elite track talent.

 

Trap Shooting – Sends 20 to State Championship in Alexandria

More than 330 high school teams featuring over 8,300 student athletes are expected for the 2019 Trap Shooting Championship, June 10-18 at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota! Legacy is proud to be sending a team of 20 shooters to the championships!

This Championship is the qualifying team competition for the State Tournament, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League on June 21 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.

Minnesota spring may be taking it’s time arriving, but spring sports have rolled straight into the post-season without a pause in the action!  Take a look at where our teams are heading as they wrap up the regular season for 2019.

BASEBALL

With a 9-6 regular season record, the Lions Baseball team has secured the #3 seed in the Section 4A tournament.  As the #3 seed they advance directly to double elimination play and host the winner of Tuesday’s Goodhue vs Chesteron matchup on Thursday, May 23. NO gate admission will be charged, so the team is looking for a great crowd for their 4:30 pm opening pitch! Section 4A Tournament runs through June 6 and the champion advances to the State Tournament on June 13-14. #WorkWins

Team First – Selflessness.
Energy – Every. Single. Day.
Hustle – In everything we do.
Purpose – We do everything with a purpose.

BOYS GOLF

The Boys Golf Team played smart all season long following the reschedule of their first 6 meets! Boasting 5 meet medalists over their 9 MCAA conference meet schedule, they finished 2nd place in the MCAA Conference, just 1 point shy of 1st place. With all regular season play behind them, they plan to spend this week preparing for the Section 4A Golf Tournament being held at Brookview Golf Course on Tuesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 30. Our top 6 golfers will play 18 holes each day. Live scoring will be used by the MSHSL for Section and State and is available to the public (https://iwanamaker.com). The State Tournament will be held at Pebble Creek Golf Course June 11-12, 2019.

GIRLS GOLF

In much the same fashion as the Boys team, Lady Lions brought home a 2nd place MCAA Conference finish just 2 points out of 1st place.  They boasted 4 medalists over 10 meets and hosted their final 18 hole invitational at Links at Northfork on Monday, May 20. The girls also participate in Section 4A Golf and will play after the boys on Tuesday and Thursday, May 28 and May 30. You can track our top 6 golfers each day via live scoring HERE. The State Touranment will be held at Pebble Creek Golf Course June 11-12, 2019.

TRACK & FIELD

The Lions runners have celebrated many successes throughout the 2019 season. With 4th and 3rd place finishes respectively for the girls and guys in the MCAA Conference meet last week, the teams are in fine shape to step into the post-season strong! They will compete in Section 5A Sub-Section 17A on Thursday, May 23 held at Maple Lake High School. Qualifying individuals will then advance to the Section 5A meet May 29 at St. John’s University with sights on the State Meet June 7-8, 2019 at Hamline University.

TRAP SHOOTING

After four weeks of competition in the standings, the Lions Trap Shooting Club is on the heels of 1st place team, John Marshall High School in Class 2A – Conference 3 competition. In hopes of qualifying several shooters to the State Tournament hosted by the MSHSL on June 22, Legacy will be fielding a team of 20 shooters at the Trap Shooting Championships in Alexandria, June 10-18. This event is boasted as the WORLD’S LARGEST shooting sporting event with over 330 high school teams featuring over 8,500 student athletes over 9 days of competition. Follow our team on Facebook to catch their results!

WILDCATS SOFTBALL

A tough season just wrapped up for the PACT/Legacy Wildcats Softball co-op. In their second year together, the Wildcats are a young team facing tough MCAA & Section 4AA competition. The Wildcats experienced a lot of growth both as a team and as individual athletes. They had many accomplishments to be proud of. As their season closes, the team is looking forward to their future together.

The Fall Kickoff meeting on Monday, August 5, 2019 will include a brief overview of 3Dimensional coaching and how our implementation of this philosophy is being lived out. We’re excited to share our progress, our transformational purpose statements and our next steps with athletes and parents. Full details will be shared in July, so for now please take time to register early to help us plan a great kickoff event!   

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Now would also be the perfect time to schedule an update to your SPORTS PHYSICAL EXAM!  Sports physicals are valid for three years from the date of exam and can be uploaded to your student record anytime. If you are unsure of your exam date on file let us know.

We invite you to join the following high school activities that officially begin practice on Monday, August 12. (Middle School start dates will be available in July.)

FALL 2019 ATHLETICS

CROSS COUNTRY

Legacy is excited to host the Boys and Girls Cross Country co-op w/ PACT Charter for Fall 2019. Coach Dave Johnson will begin his second season at the helm of this young program and after advancing 8th grader Reanna Cruz to the State Meet at St.Olaf in 2018, he’s excited for what the future holds.

Cruz was also runner-up in the MCAA Meet last Fall, earning All-Conference honors in the girls race. In addition, Jeremy Davie ‘20 and Ben Nauman ‘21 earned All-Conference recognition in the boys race. Both teams have aspirations to improve on their 4th place finish in the MCAA Meet from a year ago.

The team also brings back a young nucleus of 7th and 8th grade runners who have varsity experience that will help propel greater things in the future. The Boys and Girls teams are hoping to add additional talent that will add much needed depth to the program. The future looks bright for the Lions Cross Country team as they hope to build on their theme of encouragement, perseverance, and mental toughness; building important character traits for years to come. Learn More

BOYS SOCCER

Fall of 2019, we expect to have both a high school and a middle school program once again. Our high school program will be led by 2nd year Varsity Head Coach Jon Schultz and fellow soccer alumni Jason Tessman. Coach Schultz is eager to catch summer soccer contests so please reach out to him and send him your schedule! He’ll also be on site Monday evenings in June & July from 6:00-7:30 pm to supervise Legacy Soccer Club. Learn More

GIRLS SOCCER

Coach Manske is looking forward to another season with the Varsity Girls Soccer team. This season has some new things in store for the team, including a new conference and a new regular season schedule. He is looking forward to the leadership of senior captains Lauren Block, Megan Nelson, and Mia Posey along with the rest of the seniors to continue the tradition of serving God and others. Hard work, fun, dedication, and caring are just some of the characteristics that describe the team. They focus on a loving atmosphere and creating memories that last a lifetime. The team always looks forward to the traditions of our annual retreat, Mane Event and team party at coach’s house. A great way to get new players to try out soccer is to join alumni, Sidney Manske ’18, on the field this summer! She’s running a Thursday evening soccer clinic for all girls grades 5-12. Learn More

VOLLEYBALL

Veteran Varsity Head Coach Rolly Rudzitis is excited about fielding all 3 levels at the high school level, along with a strong middle school program. Assistant Coach Leah Rudzitis has many opportunities for summer training to get your skills ready for the try out season in August. Learn More

Co-op Athletic Opportunities exist in Girls Dance at Blaine High School (7th-12th grade), Football at Anoka High School (9th-12th grade), and Girls Swim & Dive at Andover High School (7th-12th grade). Registration is available through the host school’s Activities Offices.

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Boys Basketball 

Since Coach Bellefeuille was named Head Coach for Legacy Boys Basketball in August, he’s been working to develop the culture of the Lions Basketball program. He reflects on the phenomenal job of his captains, Justin Demars, Carter Franze, and Primeau Hill, in modeling core values and credits the entire team for owning and personalizing the INVEST culture he originally initiated.

He noticed early on that his Varsity team would be a young one where guys would be asked to play roles that were new to them while at the same time learning an entirely new system of play. Coach Bellefeuille has been pleased with how they’ve responded, noting “I am proud of the boys for stepping up and being the best they can be at their role. It shows that they are more committed to the team’s success over their own personal achievements.”

One season highlight that stands out for him as an example of this was their Homecoming win over Community of Peace. “The atmosphere was electric and the boys loved playing in front of our amazing Legacy community!” He went on to share that the team’s defensive energy, communication, and selflessness on offense were to credit for overcoming shooting struggles. “Young teams tend to find their energy from made baskets and we took a step forward by getting our energy from defensive stops, attacking the boards, and moving the ball until we got a great shot opportunity.”

When asked about the upcoming postseason, Coach didn’t hold back, saying “Our Lions are preparing to make a deep run in the Section 4A tournament!” That tournament begins on March 4. Watch for dates, times, and locations in future eNews and social media postings.

Girls Basketball 

This has been a fun season to be a Lady Lions Basketball fan! The girls went on a 6-game winning streak early in the season that did wonders to solidify their team chemistry and increase confidence. They have had success beating teams that a year ago easily earned the win. Senior Lindsey Smitsdorff leads the team both offensively and defensively, while sophomore Mya Bredemus continually comes through when needed. Eighth grader Hannah Compton is noted as being the team’s best one-on-one defender.

Coach Crutch is looking forward to the postseason as he feels his team hasn’t reached their full potential yet. “Great basketball is coming.”

Boys Hockey

The Lions Hockey team is in a rebuilding year as young players face veteran Varsity squads in the Two Rivers Hockey Conference. However, they are making social media headlines with their post-game prayers at center ice. A long standing tradition in Legacy athletics, the 2018-19 season is the first time we’ve introduced post-game prayer at hockey. Legacy received positive feedback from Sauk Rapids-Rice, Mora, Waconia and more for initiating post-game prayers following the games. As one SRR parent shared with us, “When all is said and done, the score at the end of the game doesn’t matter, THIS is what matters…Keep working for the Kingdom, God bless your team!”

The team will continue to push for a win in their final regular season game at Southwest Christian on Friday, February 15th and when they begin Section play on Tuesday February 19th.

Winter Coop Sports Update

In addition to our in-house teams, Legacy Athletics has been proud to support 6 athletes on co-op teams this winter.

Junior Blake Weiss continues to be a top contributor to the Andover Huskies Nordic Ski team, while first-time skier Jeremy Davie ‘20 learns the ropes alongside him. At Conference Championships Friday February 8, Weiss finished 10th out of 118! In the Section 5 Championship Weiss took 15th out of 84 Varsity skiers just missing the cutoff for State.  He will be participating on the relay team this Wednesday, February 13th with the other top 3 skiers from Andover.

Senior Captain of the Andover Boys Swim Team, Kolton Musgrove ‘19, has captured multiple 1st place finishes between breaststroke and relays this season. Andover Boys Swim and Dive finished their season in 5th place in the NWS conference with a win over Centennial. Up next the team has Section Prelims on Thursday, February 21st and Finals on Saturday, February 23rd. The diving Section finals are held on Friday, February 22nd. All three competitions are held at the Northdale Middle School Pool in Coon Rapids.

In addition, Nick Hoffman ‘21 has seen several Varsity matches for the Huskies Wrestling team this season, while eighth graders Reanna Cruz and Maria Flaherty suited up as Eagles for the first year of our Totino-Grace Girls Hockey co-op. “It was a fabulous experience where I felt very successful, had a lot of fun and enjoyed the relationships I made.” Reanna Cruz

Spring Sports Information Night will be held on Monday, March 4 at 6:45 pm with a special presentation on “Protecting Young Athletes” by Dr. Tony Lawther of Essentials for Life Chiropractic. Please check in by 6:30 pm in the Meadow Creek Worship Center so we can start promptly at 6:45 pm. Sports specific meetings will begin in designated classrooms following the presentation.

Please be sure that you have completed ONLINE REGISTRATION for your athlete beforehand and they have an up-to-date physical on file. (Sports physicals are valid for three years from the date of exam. New forms are available HERE.) All sports fees will also be due at this time if you did not pay via credit card when you registered. All participants who register within 2 weeks of the start of the season are subject to being charged a 20% late fee. Practice and game schedules are available on the athletic calendar for viewing or synching with your personal calendar.

Save these Dates

Monday, March 4 – Spring Parent/Athlete/Coach Kick-Off Night 6:45 pm

Friday, March 8 – Early registration deadline. Late fees go into effect.

Monday, March 11 – Baseball and Softball (PACT co-op) practice begins.

Monday, March 18 – Golf, Track & Field, and MS Sports practice begins.

Monday, April 1 – Clay Target & Lacrosse (Andover co-op) practice begins.

BASEBALL (Begins March 11)

We look forward to having both a high school (grades 9-12) and a middle school (grades 6-8) program for the Spring 2019 Baseball season. Varsity Head Coach Adam Hill is back for his 4th season leading the Lions. He will be joined by returning Assistant Coach Ike Larson ‘13.

The middle school program will participate in the North Suburban Parochial School League and will be led by parents Ben Minks. We are planning once again to utilize Hidden Creek Park for practices (2:30-4:00 pm) and Andover Station North for games as available. We expect interest to be high at the Middle School level so please register early so we can secure additional staff for our younger ball players.

BOYS GOLF (Begins March 18)

Varsity Head Coach Brad Cole steps into his first season leading the Lions Golf team with Assistant Coach Ben Darling focusing on JV development. Once again we are blessed to call The Links at Northfork our home course for practices and all Varsity events, while Majestic Oaks will be home for JV meets. All interested golfers in grades 7-12 should register early to be in the loop on uniform ordering and other pre-season details.

GIRLS GOLF (Begins March 18)

Varsity Head Coach Dan Nelson continues to guide our lady golfers on the green with Assistant Coach John Compton (JV). As with the boys, The Links at Northfork will once again be our home course for practices and all Varsity events, while Majestic Oaks will be home for JV meets. All interested golfers in grades 7-12 should register early to be in the loop on uniform ordering and other pre-season details.

SOFTBALL – PACT Co-op (Begins March 11)

The Softball program this season will be led by Coach Kendra Magaard. Coach Magaard enters her 3rd season with Legacy athletes in their second year as a co-op with PACT Charter School. Varsity and JV teams will practice at both schools while most home games will be played at Ramsey City Park. The MS team, led by Coach Jayme Buchelt, will practice and host games at Legacy. Registration and sport fees will be handled through PACT Charter School for Varsity/JV team players and through LCA for Middle School players. Varsity/JV players & parents should plan to attend the March 5th meeting at 6pm at PACT in Room 151.

TRACK & FIELD (Begins March 18)

The Girls and Boys Track teams are looking forward to a great season with a good mix of rookies and veteran athletes. Over a dozen PACT Charter School athletes will be joining us through our co-op this year. Co-Head Coaches of the high school program, Cheryl Fregeau and Todd Manske, are thrilled to have a well-rounded and experienced staff returning with Dennis Kuik as distance coach, Jeff Davie as pole vault coach, and Sarah Vance assisting in multiple areas. The middle school program will continue to compete in Anoka-Hennepin Middle School meets should we have enough interest at that level for a team. We look forward to turning over leadership to team captains Alaina Jamison, Cooper Manske, Jeremy Davie, and Ted Ferrett.

CLAY TARGET:  TRAP SHOOTING (Begins April 1)

This spring will kick off the fifth season for the Legacy Trap Team. Leading the team is returning Head Coach Todd Foy.  He will be joined by assistant coaches Kurt Nelson, Ed Temp, Joe Hoffman, Lisa Delich, Chad Murdoff, Shawn Conway, Evan Domeyer, Roger Faulkingham, and Nate Temp. In addition, we are happy to announce the addition of Brian LaDoux, who is an NRA certified instructor and Gordy Vitek, Legacy and Trap Team alumni founding member and an Anoka County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The team will shoot twice a week at their home range, Beaverbrook Gun Club. Practice is held at 5:00 pm on Mondays while competition happens on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. The competition shoots that occur every Thursday are virtual against other schools of equal team sizes within our conference. Every team shoots on their home field but those scores determine weekly and season standings and performance. At the state championship at Alexandria we are similarly grouped and performance there determines if individuals or teams make it to the State Tournament at Prior Lake. Finally, if an athlete and/or team does well for the season and at the state tourney, they can then qualify to go the National Championship in Mason, MI. The league has a perfect safety record. Through June of 2017, over 1 billion rounds have been fired in the league since its existence with not one safety incident having occurred.

Registration closes on March 22 and season begins April 1. Trap shooting is a club activity with a flexible schedule that allows students to participate alongside another spring sport. Our priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship!

LACROSSE – Andover High School Co-op (Begins April 1)

Legacy partners with Andover High School for both Boys and Girls Lacrosse high school lacrosse. We encourage any youth players interested in learning the game of lacrosse to inquire with Andover Area Lacrosse associations (Boys/Girls) for more information. Registration and sport fees will be handled in-person or over the phone with the host school’s Activities Offices.

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