Lakewood Park Athletics


Athletics Opportunities Offered…

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

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. 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:



Drew Gardner, Athletic Director

Drew became the Athletic Director in June 2015. His passion is to serve Christ through a discipleship ministry. He believes sports provide some of the greatest life-on-life discipleship opportunities amiable in modern American culture. He and his wife Kelly have been married for 26 years. Three of Drew and Kelly’s children have graduated from LPCS, 4 currently attend LPCS, and 3 more are future Panthers.



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.



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 16 years.