Lightning Athletics

Run the race...

...with perseverance

Developing student athletes who are champions in all areas of life, character and service.

Developing student athletes who are champions in all areas of life, character and service.

impact in sport and beyond…

The Lightning Athletics program encourages the development of student-athletes who demonstrate a commitment to the shared faith and values of our school through their perseverance and work ethic, selfless teamwork, serving their community, and pursuing excellence and achievement both on and off the field of competition.

The purpose of Lightning Athletics is to educate, inspire and equip student-athletes to discover their gifts, build their character, selflessly serve others and make a positive IMPACT in their community.

LIGHTNING ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT (2021)
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Athletics forms a core part of our identity as a school, and a rich part of our history and legacy in the community. Our program is an essential element for building community with alumni, parents, students and local sports partners like local schools and club programs… All with the goal of promoting excellence, belonging, connection and youth wellness.

As a smaller school, we compete within the AA level in BC School Sports but are competitive with schools in AAAA and AAA, and participate in a number of tournaments featuring the best teams from all sizes of schools in the province.

Each level of athletics development K-12 serves as a progression for students – moving from an emphasis on participation and physical literacy toward specialization and championship competition. Over 50% of our students in grades 4-8 participate in our athletics program.

We aim to match athletes with qualified, passionate coaches and teachers who take seriously their roles as mentors and role models of our school’s values. If you’re interested in volunteering or coaching to support our program, we would love to hear from you.

expand_more KEY CONTACTS:

Jon Mayan, High School Athletics Director jmayan@langleychristian.com

Jon Kuehl, Middle School Athletics Director, jkuehl@langleychristian.com

Event and program sponsorship opportunities, development@langleychristian.com 

Media inquiries, Laura Wagner, Executive Assistant, headofschool@langleychristian.com 

Lightning news

Athletics

2022-2023: Smashing Records & Setting New Heights of Success

2022-2023 was a record setting year for Lightning Athletics. Our student athletes won multiple regional and provincial titles in a wide variety of sports.

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Athletics Celebration Evening: A Year of Historic Achievements

The 2022-2023 BC school sport season came to an official close at Langley Christian School on June 19 when we hosted our annual Athletics Celebration Evening.

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From Two Banners to Bronze: Senior Girls Soccer Season Sets a New Standard

With the senior boys capturing an EVAA banner and a fourth place finish in the province, the Lightning soccer teams had an incredibly successful season this year.

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Boys Bring Back the Provincial Championship Banner, Girls Finish Fifth

The Lightning senior boys brought back the Provincial Championship banner for the first time since 2017 after finishing as the silver medalist at the last two AA provincial tournaments in 2021 and 2019. The LCS senior girls also put in a strong showing finishing fifth overall in a very tough competitive field.

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’22 Junior Volleyball Provincials End in Epic Clashes

The BC high school provincials at the junior level are epic because they are the hardest to win. Our boys nearly captured the title in an epic gold medal match, while our girls finished strong bringing home a fifth place finish.

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Senior Boys Soccer Finishes Top Four in the Province

The Lightning senior boys soccer team capped their historic season in 2022 with a top four finish at the AA Provincial Championships in Burnaby.

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Athletics overview

Our Athletics Directors at each campus work with staff and volunteers to build experiences that build community and help kids develop skills that promote a life-long participation in sport and heathy choices.

expand_more Elementary Program (K-5)

Elementary Goals

  • Physical literacy and movement
  • Participation
  • Personal wellness
  • Foundational skills: throwing, jumping, running

 

The elementary athletics program is focused on participation and is supported by a robust physical and personal health education curriculum. The aim is to get young children moving while helping them develop healthy attitudes about sports. We offer after-school clinics in volleyball and basketball and run co-ed intramurals during lunch and breaks. Grades 4-5 basketball and volleyball teams are run during the school year with teams competing against local schools and local Christian independent schools. Many students participate in Cross Country and Track & Field.

expand_more Middle Years Program (6-8)
  • Physical literacy and movement
  • Transition from participation to competition
  • Personal wellness
  • Foundational technical and tactical skills

 

The middle years athletic program provides a transition from recreationally and participatory athletics to more competitive activities. Grades 6 and 7 students continue to be part of local cross-country, track and field, volleyball and basketball teams (there are no cuts). In grade 8, student athletes are selected to represent our school in local and regional competition including the Eastern Fraser Valley Championships. The primary focus of the program is to extend athletic participation for as many students as possible to ensure we have a roster of talented athletes for our junior and senior teams.

Athletic programming offered: cross-country, track and field, volleyball, soccer, basketball

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  • IMPACT Athletes
  • Personal fitness and commitment to training
  • Specialization of expert technical and tactical skills
  • Championship goals through community with a team-first mindset

 

The high school athletics program has a prestigious tradition of success and has produced outstanding professional and college athletes. Goals for student athletes are rooted in the IMPACT athlete profile: Integrity, Motivation, Perseverance, Achievement, Community-minded, Team-first. We believe that for any one athlete to go far, we must go together. Our high school teams and dedicated coaches have high standards where Christ-like character and integrity are emphasized over championships and individual success. Students strive for personal achievement in all areas of their lives – relationships, academics, athletics.

Athletic programming offered: cross-country, track and field, volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, golf

IMPACT IN SPORT BEYOND…

Lightning Alumni

Makenna Gardner ’20

2020 Graduate: Women’s basketball at Simon Fraser University.

Lightning Alumni

Brodie Hofer ’19

2018 Graduate: Canada junior men’s volleyball team.
Two time USports National Champion with TWU Spartans. Now playing professionally in Europe.

Lightning Alumni

Danton Heinen ’16

2016 Graduate: Currently playing in the NHL for Pittsburgh Penguins and has been a supporter of LCS fundraising.

Lightning Alumni

Jonas Van Huizen ’20

2020 Graduate: Setter, team captain at UFV Cascades men’s volleyball.

Lightning Alumni

Caleb Kastelein ’19

2019 graduate: Outside hitter, UFV Cascades men’s volleyball.

Lightning Alumni

Asher Mayan ’19

2019 graduate: Thompson Rivers University men’s basketball.

Lightning Alumni

Olivia Heinen ’17

2017 Graduate: Setter, TWU Spartans women’s volleyball team. National champion and winner of the Complete Champion Award for excellence in service, academics, leadership, performance and outstanding Christian character. Recognized as the 2022 Lightning Legacy Award recipient.

Lightning Alumni

Daniel Jansen VanDoorn ’08

2008 Graduate. Former TWU Spartan, 2 time CIS champion. Canadian Olympic Team, 2016.

Lightning Alumni

Reid Marriot ’18

2018 Graduate. PacWest rookie of the year. Douglas College and TWU Spartans men’s volleyball. 18U Coach at FVVC.

Lightning Alumni

Nick Colyn ’17

2017 graduate. TWU Spartans track and field team.

Lightning Alumni

Sebastian Colyn ’18

2018 Graduate. Goal Keeper, TWU mens soccer.

Lightning Alumni

Kara (Jansen Van Doorn) Davis ’05

Graduate 2005. Former Team Canada and TWU women’s volleyball team. Current LCS teacher.

LIGHTNING ALUMNI

LUCAS WOELDERS ’22

2022 graduate. Represented BC at the 2022 Canada Summer  Games. Outside hitter on UBC Okanagan Heat varsity men’s team.

LIGHTNING ALUMNI

Taelor Coxford ’22

2022 graduate. Represented BC at the 2022 Canada Summer Games provincial women’s basketball team. Now playing at UBC Thunderbirds.

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Contact us

Middle + High Campus
22702 48th Avenue Langley, BC V2Z 2T6
Phone: (604) 533-0839
Elementary Campus
22930 48th Avenue Langley, BC V2Z 2T7
Phone: (604) 533-2222 Ext. #1
LCS Central Office (Administration)
22930 48th Avenue Langley, BC V2Z 2T7
Phone: (604) 533-2118