Crusader News

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  • Cameron Merrill

    Cameron Merrill Named Head Boy's Soccer Coach

    2014 Faith Lutheran Alum Cameron Merrill was named the head boy's soccer coach.  He replaced former head coach Kevin Argue. 

    Cameron Merrill has been working at Faith Lutheran since 2019.  During this time he has taught high school math and middle school physical education.  He has also been the 6th grade head coach for soccer and the head coach for the high school JV boys soccer team.  He also has experience coaching with youth club soccer teams and soccer camps in Las Vegas. 
     
    Prior to Faith Lutheran, Coach Merrill attended Concordia University Irvine, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, a teaching credential in Mathematics, and a minor in Coaching. He also played NCAA Division II soccer at Concordia.
     
    Coach Merrill’s goal is to develop players into Christ-centered leaders who are committed to excellence on the soccer field, in the classroom, and in life. Soccer is an amazing sport, and he hopes to use soccer to foster growth and development in his players.
     
     
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  • Four Crusaders Sign Letter of Intents

    On Thursday November 12th, four Crusaders signed their letter of intents to their respective universities. 

    Claudia Grepke (Volleyball) - University of Concordia Ann Arbor
    Kennedy Lazenby (Women's Soccer) - Robert Morris University
    Shane Taylor (Baseball) - Dixie State University
    AZ Johnson (Men's Basketball) - UT San Antonio

    Congratulations Crusaders!
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  • 2019-20 Lutheran High School Soccer Awards Announced

    August 7, 2020Nineteen girls’ high school soccer players from among the nearly 200 Lutheran high schools in the USA and Canada will receive the Lutheran All-American Association's (LAAA) 1stTeam All-AmericanAward. This honor will be awarded annually to recognize the best players at their respective positions from their high school season. In all, 70 players across North America were named to the 1stTeam, 2ndTeam, Honorable Mention or Freshman Team High School All-American teams. At the end of the high school season Coaches and Athletic Directors nominate student-athletes with high athletic, academic, and spiritual integrity.  Press Release

    Congratulations to the following Faith Lutheran Girl's soccer team members for their awards.

    1st Team All-American:  Kennedy Lazenby, Amelia McManus, Camille Longabardi, Jordan Brown

    2nd Team All-American:  Ariana Gronauer, Brooke Cimini

    Freshman Team All American:  Lana Linares

    Honorable Mention All American:  Serena Gronauer, Tori Peterson

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  • Sports Seasons Adjustments due to Covid-19 Pandemic

    The NIAA announced the adjustments of the 2020-21 high school sports seasons due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

    Winter Season (Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Hockey, Wrestling)
    January 2-February 20, 2021 (6 competitive weeks)

    Fall Season (Cheer, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Girl's Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball)
    Football-February 13-April 10, 2021 (6 competitive weeks)
    All other sports-February 20-April 10, 2021 (6 competitive weeks)

    Spring Season (Baseball, Boy's Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Swim, Track)
    April 3-May 22, 2021 (6 competitive weeks)

    Please contact the respective coach for each sport for more information.
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  • 2020 SUMMER CAMPS

    Faith Lutheran summer athletic camps are still tentatively planned to occur this summer.  Due to the pandemic, and whether or not the state moves into Phase 3 will determine if the camps will occur.  If you have a specific camp you are interested in, please contact the high school head coach of the specific sport camp for more information.  If clearance is given to have camps, the registrations for those camps will appear on the Athletic Camps section of the Athletic website.  Check the Athletic Camps page periodically for any updates or registrations.
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  • Jordan Brown is Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year

    FAITH LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETE NAMED GATORADE
    NEVADA GIRLS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    CHICAGO (June 17, 2020) — In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Jordan Brown of Faith Lutheran High School asits 2019-20 Gatorade Nevada Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Brown is the first Gatorade Nevada Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Faith Lutheran High School.

    The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Brown as Nevada’s best high school girls soccer player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year award to be announced in June, Brown joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Alexi Lalas (1987-88, Cranbrook High School, Mich.), Steve Cherundolo (1996-97, Mt. Carmel High School, Calif.), Abby Wambach (1997-98,OurLady of Mercy School of Young Women, N.Y.), HeatherO’Reilly (2001-02, 2002-03, East Brunswick High School, N.J.), Matt Besler (2004-05, Blue Valley W est High School, Kans.), Jack Harrison (2013-14, Berkshire High School, Mass.) and Mallory Pugh (2014-15, Mountain Vista High School, Colo.).

    The 5-foot-11 sophomore goalkeeper led the Crusaders to a 23-0-1 record and the Class 4A state championship this past season. Brown allowed just three goals and posted 18 shutouts. She scored one goal directly via a kick-off and also added two assists on goals converted from her punts. The 2019 Las Vegas Review Journal Goalkeeper of the Year, Brown is ranked as the nation’s No. 27 recruit in the Class of 2022 by TopDrawerSoccer.com. She concluded her sophomore year with 27 career shutouts.

    Brown has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach. “Jordan makes her saves effortlessly and she is the reason they were undefeated,” said Kalah W illiams, head coach of Shadow Ridge High School. “Her punts are similar to those of the professional women’s soccer goalkeepers. It’s impressive to watch.”  Brown has maintained a weighted 3.73 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her junior year of high school this fall.

    To learn more about the Gatorade Player of the Year program, check out past winners or to nominate student-athletes, visit www.Gatorade.com/POY, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatoradePOY or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Gatorade.

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  • Amelia McManus

    Amelia McManus was named the 2019-20 High School Female Athlete of the Year.  Amelia excelled at soccer and was a part of the 2019 State Championship Soccer Team.  Amelia signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Cal State Monterrey Bay.
  • Riley Schwartz

    Riley Schwartz was named the 2019-20 High School Male Athlete of the Year.  Riley has committed to play football for Wheaton College in Illinois.

Tradition of Excellence

Faith Lutheran boasts a proud tradition in athletics. Our teams have earned 42 State Championships and 33 State Runner-Up banners in our school’s history. We have won the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Award of Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and Citizenship an impressive six times. Currently, former Crusader athletes can be found on teams at The Naval Academy, USC, University of Kansas, Auburn, LSU, Duke, Boise State, Princeton, University of Minnesota, Northern Arizona, Denver University and Concordia University to name a few. Our athletics program is constantly growing and improving, boasting a state of the art strength and conditioning center to help our hundreds of student athletes accomplish even more.

  • 48 State Championships and 35 State Runners-Up
  • 21 Varsity level sports at the 4A level
  • Full time Director of Athletic Performance recognized with NSCA 
  • ‘Strength of America’ award
  • 43 Academic State Championship awards 
  • 7 NIAA Award of Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and Citizenship
  • Greenspun Cup for Academic and Athletic Excellence recipient 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club and Athletic Leadership Training

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