Senior Boys Soccer Makes Historic Run in 2021

Senior Boys Soccer Makes Historic Run in 2021

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Upon selecting the 2021 senior boys soccer team at LCS, one might be forgiven for thinking of those words uttered by the Duke of Wellington: [referring to his army] “I don’t know what they’ll do to the enemy; but they frighten me…” 

Thus the senior boys soccer season went into the season, not knowing how this team, made up largely of grade 9s and 11s, would fare against powerhouses like Langley Fundamental. A pre-season trip to Campbell River, led by the never-to-be-sufficiently-praised bus-driving of Jon Mayan, yielded many benefits. Quite apart from the team-bonding that took place, they were now ready to take on the best schools, and they started off the season with a stunning victory over Langley Fundamental.

Mark Jones really helped our soccer program reach new heights this year. We have a lot of really talented young soccer players at LCS who will help us in the coming years. We’re thankful for the work Mark and these boys put it. It was a lot of fun watching them play.

JOn mayan, athletic director

With a number of wins, draws, and only one loss, they met Brookswood in the semi-finals. For the first time in school history our Gr. 9-12 Senior Boys Soccer team punched their ticket to the “AA” Provincial tournament. The boys pressed throughout, dominating at times against a resilient Brookswood side. The Lightning held on for the last 5 minutes securing a 1-0 victory. They lost in the final to Langley Fundamental. By the time Provincials came around the boys, battered and bruised from a long season, had very little left in the tank.

LCS Senior Boys qualified for AA Provincials for first time in Lightning history.

Truth be told, few expected Langley Christian to be there. But they are now a known and up-and-coming program in the Province. According to the coach, Mark Jones, anything less than a first place finish in the Eastern Valley region will be a disappointment considering the abundance of talent at his disposal next year. 

The senior boys coach and players are thankful for everyone who supported them this season.