Fall Sports Round-Up!

Lakewood Catholic Academy is proud of its athletic program.  Our LCA Saints not only work hard in the classroom but also in athletic competition.  Here are some highlights from the 2014 Fall Sports Season . . . Go Saints!

Cross Country CYO and Intramural

Over 100 student athletes were members of the Lakewood Catholic Academy Cross Country Team this season. Lead by 14 volunteer coaches, the team participated in four divisions and eight meets. There were individual successes at all levels of competition, most results would find many LCA individuals in the top ten and our team results in the top half of the competition. Most of the team members improved their personal results each week and everyone improved over the course of the season.

  • Boys Cadet (5th & 6th grade) team won the season series competition
  • Boys Cadet team won the Diocesan Championship
  • Henry Raynor, Jack O’Sullivan and Freddy Becker were each top 10 finishers at the Cadet Championship meet
  • Abby Sacha was a top 10 finisher in the girls division of the Cadet Championship
  • Supported by more than 20 volunteers LCA once again sponsored and helped run the cadet championship meet held at Edgewater Park on October 11th


Our varsity football team, coached by Brendan Grady, returned to the City Championship for the first time in several years. They advanced to the semifinals defeating our rival St. Chris 27-18 before falling short to St. Raphael.

The highlight for our JV football team, coached by Jim Sowinski, was earning a 26-7 victory over St. Angela. They played tough in the CYO tournament, losing 7-0 on a fumble recovery to a team that had previously beat them.


Our 8th grade team, coached by Maggi Szczepaniak, earned a runner-up trophy in the LCA tournament. They lost in two sets in a competitive match against St. Paschal. They also advanced to the second round of the CYO City Championship. Our 6th grade team, also coached by Maggi Szczepaniak, earned a seed in the CYO tournament and advanced to the second round. We also fielded a 5th grade team as well as two 4th grade teams.

Sportsmanship Awards

Our other 8th grade volleyball team, coached by Gretchen Bulan, and our varsity football team both earned the prestigious CYO Sportsmanship Award. The Diocese of Cleveland CYO awards the Sportsmanship Award to those teams who exemplify extraordinary good sportsmanship and Christian values.