Athletics Announcements
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Athletics Announcement - April 25, 2022

More congratulations are in order for our nine seniors who signed their letters of intent this past week.

  • Bear Bauer (Soccer) - Arizona Christian University
  • Cam Butman (Soccer) - William Penn University
  • Sierra Haberman (Track & Field) - Colorado State University
  • Kyle Hirsch (Basketball) - Central College
  • Giana Leoni (Swimming) - Merchant Marine Academy
  • Emily Lighthart (Swimming) - Saint Vincent College
  • Evan Mills (Cross Country/Track & Field) - High Point University
  • McKayden O’Donnell (Soccer) - Mount Marty University
  • Drew Smith (Soccer) - Arizona Christian University


I know there are still more athletes making their commitments, so if you do sign with a school, please let us know so that we can recognize the achievement.

Congratulations to a couple of outstanding JA coaches.  This past week, Denise Sutton was elected into the Metro League Hall of Fame for her accomplishments with JA and Faith Christian.  Also, Matt Cassell was voted Men’s Coach of the Year in our league for his team’s undefeated regular season.

I’m sorry to say that Coach Hicks has announced that he will not be returning as the Boys Golf Coach next year.  I was excited with the work Coach Hicks had done with our golfers this year and with the potential he had for next year.  However, for personal reasons he is not able to come back this coming fall.  If you are interested in coaching this rising group of golfers, please fill out the application on our website (

The dates for junior high volleyball tryouts have been set and they will take place on May 10th and 11th.  They will be held in the main gym from 3:30-5:00.  Please fill out the mandatory sign up form using this link. Last date to fill out the form will be May 6th at 4:00pm. You will also be required to register and pay the fee for JH sports in August when registration opens.

Junior High Boys Soccer is planning to conduct tryouts for the Fall 2022 Soccer season in August 2022 prior to the start of our school year (The Tryout Dates for the Fall 2022 season will be August 9th, 10th and 11th, from 2 - 4 PM!)  Your player MUST attend two (2) of those three days to be considered for a spot on the team. This tryout will be open to any current 5th, 6th, or 7th grade boy that feels they have the skills and ability to compete at the Jr High school level.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Williams at [email protected].

All of the time slots are filled for concessions this spring.  However, we often have games rescheduled.  If you would like to get on the backup list, send Amanda an email in case a spot opens up.


Thank you so much and we look forward to a great season!

Amanda Beck - [email protected]

Game schedules are now available online.  You can find those on the Team Schedules website.  As we learned last year, much can change during the course of a season.  Be sure to check with the schedules frequently for any changes.  They are live links with the most up-to-date adjustments.

You can support JA Athletics by helping to fill those empty spaces below our scoreboards.  We are getting close to filling up all the spaces.  If you have a business interested in sponsoring a square, check out our flyer or contact Craig Melville ([email protected]).

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for all of our scores and updates @JA_Athletics and on Instagram @jefferson_academy_athletics

You can find a copy of this update online at the JA Athletics/Announcements website.




Craig Melville

Athletic Director

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Shayna Chichirico

Athletic Administrative Asst.

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