Lakewood Park Athletics

About

Athletics Opportunities Offered…

Soccer • Volleyball • Basketball • Baseball • Softball • Cross Country • Track

Lakewood Park Christian School is a member of the IHSAA with Varsity teams in Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball, and Girls Softball, Coed Cross Country and Coed Track. In addition to these Varsity teams, we also have Junior Varsity teams, Junior High teams (7th and 8th grade) and 6th grade teams in most of these sports.

Mission: The Lakewood Park Christian School Athletic Department exists to glorify God through shaping difference makers for Christ by providing life-on-life discipleship opportunities through athletics.

Core Values: The core values we hold and seek to instill in our student-athletes have been summarized in our Christian Athlete’s Creed:

The Christian Athlete’s Creed:

Jesus Christ is all that matters.
I will play for His glory and the Fame of His Name.
I will play for the Audience of One. 
I don’t need to play for approval or significance because in Christ I already have the approval of the only One who matters and I am infinitely significant in His sight.
I am committed to excellence in all I do.
I will be a leader on my team and in my school. When necessary, I will use words.
I will work hard in practice, preparation and play.I will strive with all my might to win, but will not confuse winning with success. Success comes when I give my best with a good attitude.
I will be a good team member who submits to my coaches’ authority, understands  and fulfills my role on the team, and loves, serves and encourages my teammates.
I will treat my opponent as my friend, not my enemy, because our competition brings out the best in me and gives me a chance to put my hard work and preparation to the test.
I will graciously submit to the decisions of the officials, following the example of Jesus, who, when faced with imperfect authority, continued entrusting Himself to Him who judges justly.

More information about our beliefs and policies can be found in our Athletic Handbook.

Our Athletic Department Team

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Bobby Childs- Athletic Director

Bobby became the LPCS Athletic Director in July 2018.  He has been an athletic director for 7 years at Christian Schools.  His passion is to serve God, and work with students through the world of athletics. Sports gives some of the greatest life lessons for students. He and his wife Nikki have been married for over 10 years.  They have one daughter who will be a future Panther someday.

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Maleah Leitner- Athletic Administrative Assistant

Maleah joined the Athletic Department in July 2015. Her giftings include a background in graphics design, strong organization skills, and attention to detail.  She and her husband Tom both work at LPCS.  They have two children who are both Panthers.

[email protected]

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Tom Leitner- Game Supervisor

Tom is a Rise 5/6 Teacher here at LPCS who serves as a Game Supervisor for many of our home athletic contests. Tom has taught at Lakewood for over 15 years.  He and his wife Maleah are both staff members at LPCS.  They have two children who are both Panthers.

Fall

HS Cross Country-

Jon Elwood (2 years Varsity coaching experience at LPCS)

Wes Rowlader (Assistant Coach- 2 years HS coaching experience at LPCS)

HS Boys Soccer-

Daron White (Varsity Head Coach-1 year Varsity experience at LPCS)

Ben Stutzman (JV Head Coach- 1 year JV experience at LPCS)

HS Girls Soccer-

John Haraguchi (Varsity Head Coach- 4 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Carianne Sobey (JV Head Coach- 2 years JV experience at LPCS)

HS Volleyball-

Will Robbins (Varsity Head Coach- 4 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Omar Rivera (JV Head Coach- 1 year JV experience at LPCS)

JH Cross Country- Rob Born (Head Coach)

JH Soccer- Gramm Wilson (Head Coach)

JH Volleyball- Naomi Swing (Head Coach)

5/6 Soccer- Dennis Nelson (Head Coach)

5/6 Volleyball- Heidi Crider (Head Coach)

Winter

HS Boys Basketball-

Steve Oberlin (Varsity Head Coach-2 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Jason Miller (JV Head Coach- 2 years JV experience at LPCS)

HS Girls Basketball-

Amy Bartkowiak (Varsity Head Coach- 4 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Jordan Placencia (JV  Head Coach- 4 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

HS/JH Cheerleading-

Joelle Schrader (Head Coach- 3 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Heather Silver (Assistant Coach- 3 years HS experience at LPCS)

JH Boys Basketball- Brian Rayle (Head Coach)/ Tim Studebaker (Assistant)

JH Girls Basketball- Tim Kamleiter (Head Coach)/ Nate Golm (Assistant)

5/6 Boys Basketball- Gramm Wilson (Head Coach)

5/6 Girls Basketball- 

Spring

HS Baseball-

Scott Boles (Varsity Head Coach- 4 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Jacob Summers (Assistant Coach-2 years HS experience at LPCS)

HS Softball-

Chris Mosley (Varsity Head Coach- 5 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Brad Knox (Assistant Coach- 5 years HS experience at LPCS)

Rick Decker (Assistant Coach- 5 years HS experience at LPCS)

HS Track-

Daron White (Head Coach- 3 years Varsity experience at LPCS)

Wes Rowlader (Assistant Coach- 3 years HS experience at LPCS)

Jami Rowlader (Assistant Coach- 3 years HS experience at LPCS)

HS Girls Tennis-

JH Girls Soccer- Ellie Hardy (Head Coach)