Spring sports kicked off Monday, March 21 and the excitement on campus has been contagious ever since! Varsity Baseball and Softball kick off the on-campus home openers Thursday April 7 at 4:15 pm vs. Bethany Academy. We hope you will have an opportunity to watch each of our Lions teams compete this upcoming season! Short previews provided by each head coach and a link to their program page (with schedule) is included below.
Our Baseball program will be led by first year Varsity Head Coach Adam Hill, who has been on staff for the past two years. We expect to have two high school teams composed of students in 8th-12th grade at the JV and Varsity levels. The Varsity team will be returning 12 letter winners from 2015. Assistant coach Neil Vance will join Coach Hill to round out the 2016 coaching staff. Keys to their success this season include: pitching, hitting, leadership. Learn More.
Our Boys Golf program will be led by Varsity Coach Mark Yaeger. We expect to have three teams composed of students in 7th-12th grade at the C-Squad, JV, and Varsity levels. Coaching staff includes Mike Wiens, John McDermott, along with alumni golfers Luke Yaeger ‘12 and Trent Anderson ‘13. Learn More.
Our three-time State Championship Girls Golf program will be led by Varsity Head Coach Dan Nelson, who is in his 5th year. He will be joined this year by first time JV Coach Lisa McBroom and returning alumni coach Rachel Gray ‘12. We expect to have two teams composed of students in 7th-12th grade at the JV and Varsity levels. Returning letter winners include Kayla Ruf ’17, Sophie Gray ’18, & Jadyn Nelson ’18. Keys to success include: playing for an audience of One, state championship leaders, and playing within their individual abilities. Learn More.
Our Softball program will be led by Varsity Coach Angela Nelson. Her coaching staff is rounded out by alumni Laura Wallace ‘01 and Marie McLaughlin ‘15. We expect to have two high school teams composed of students in 7th-12th grade at the JV and Varsity levels. Learn More.
TRACK & FIELD
The Girls and Boys Track teams are looking forward to a great season with a good mix of rookies and veteran athletes. Ten to twelve PACT Charter School athletes will be joining us through our co-op this year. Co-Head Coaches Cheryl Fregeau and Todd Manske are thrilled to have a well-rounded and experienced staff returning. They welcome alumni Jessica Ries ‘13 as the middle school coach, who will also assist with distance runners on Varsity.
Last spring four Legacy athletes advanced to the Section Meet at SJU and three of them return this spring and anticipate exciting seasons. Tori Cole ‘16 will lead our female throwers while Allison Strandlund ‘16 provides leadership for the horizontal long and triple jumpers. Erin Fisher ‘16 from PACT Charter missed advancing to state in the 100M by one place. She will anchor more than one relay team. Learn More.
CLAY TARGET: TRAP SHOOTING
This spring will kick off the third season for the Legacy Trap Team. Leading the team is returning Head Coach Todd Foy. He will be joined by returning coaches Kurt Nelson, John Walters, and Coach Crispy. New to the coaching staff this season is Nate Temp, Youth Director with Meadow Creek Church. Range safety officials are captains Christian Foy ‘16, Cali Weddle ‘17, and Donevan Walsh ‘17.
The team will shoot it out twice a week at their home range, Beaverbrook Gun Club. Practice rounds are shot Mondays and two competition rounds Thursdays. Scores from Thursday are compared with a virtual opponent. Contenders are paired state-wide based on school/team size. We are similarly grouped when attending the MN State Shoot in Alexandria at the end of the season. Past State Finals qualifiers from our school have been Gordy Virtek ‘14 and Michael Stelly ‘16. It is estimated that 2 million rounds are fired throughout the league each year with a perfect safety record!
Trap shooting is a club activity with a flexible schedule that allows students to participate alongside another spring sport. Learn More.
Co-op Opportunities exist for Boys and Girls Lacrosse (9th-12th grade) at Andover High School as well as Boys Tennis at Anoka High School. Registration is available through our online registration or you may contact the host schools Activities Office. Learn More.
All of our spring teams compete within the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association with the exception of Clay Target: Trap Shooting. Practice and game schedules are available on the Athletic Calendar for viewing or synching with your personal calendar. We look forward to seeing you on the sidelines this spring!