Crusader News

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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, Wrestling)
    January 2-February 20, 2021 (6 competitive weeks)

    Fall Season (Cheer, Cross Country, 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 10-May 22, 2021 (6 competitive weeks)

    Please contact the respective coach for each sport for more information.
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    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


    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 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, on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at

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  • 2020 Signed Senior Athletes

    Congratulations to our senior athletes and all of their accomplishments during their years at Faith Lutheran High School.  This year we had 21 athletes commit to the next level for their athletic careers.  We wish them all the best as they start the next chapter in their respective sports!  Go Crusaders!

    Sean Nolan (lacrosse) Goucher College              
    TJ Foth (Baseball) Ventura College
    Fiona McCombe (golf) University of Victoria      
    Hunter Harbauer (swim) Cal Baptist University
    Isabella Gutierrez (track) Hillsdale College         
    Maggie Whipple (softball) College of Southern Idaho
    Nick Attansio (basketball) CSN                          
    Riley Schwartz (football) Wheaton College
    Aidan Baughan (cross country/track) Gonzaga 
    Alex Mojado (lacrosse) Lawrence Tech
    Amelia McManus (soccer) CSU Monterey Bay  
    Carson Bonus (baseball) College of Southern Idaho
    Drake Mosher (lacrosse) Colorado Mesa           
    Eli Gebhart (lacrosse) Grove City College
    Hunter Kaupiko (football) San Diego State        
    Max Budde (football) Colorado State Pueblo
    Dana White (football) University of San Diego   
    Noah Vernon (football) Ripon College
    Vegas Camacho (basketball) Dixie State           
    Anna Massari (volleyball) Point Loma
    Michael Rice (baseball) UC Santa Barbara

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  • Faith Lutheran baseball coach reflects on lost season for seniors

    Seniors on this year’s Faith Lutheran varsity baseball team had experienced the highs and lows of competition coming into this season, combining for nine total wins their first two years on the squad before going 12-1 as league champions last season.

    Returning for their senior year as the team to beat had the makings of being one to remember, but the season was canceled only five games into the schedule due to the coronavirus. The Crusaders Head Coach David Anderson would like to remember the times they had together as a team.

    “This group of seniors had a wild high school career. It would have been very exciting to see what we could accomplish this year with most of our team returning,” Anderson said, adding he would miss the personalities of this year’s group. “Every year is different and this year we had a lot of different guys growing into themselves as men which made practice and bus rides a ton of fun. Without a doubt we’ll miss that camaraderie we had built over four years with the group.”

    The team had nine seniors: Conor Moore, Mikey Flynn, Mark Aguilar, Michael Rice, Carson Bonus, TJ Foth, Kay Jae Moo Young, Vance Serrano and Aidan Martin.

    It’s a difficult conversation to have for a coach, telling his team that the season they had practiced for had been taken from the them through no fault of their own, but Anderson said his focus on philosophy helped prepare his student athletes for when their playing time would come to an end, even if it came sooner than anyone could have expected.

    During the fall and winter, Anderson would have his athletes read quotes from famous philosophers like Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius during practice and have them briefly explain them to the team “in terms of life and baseball.”
    “Our central theme was to control what you can control and live within the parameters given to you,” Anderson said. “I think our seniors have prepared for the day they were told they couldn’t come back to the yard. Though they didn’t want to have it this early, they have managed it well with reason. Only a select few get to walk away on their terms, most of us have the game taken from us. Our seniors are reasonably frustrated with how it came about but every one I have talked to has remembered their time for how it was not for how it ended.”

    There is still baseball ahead for six of the team’s nine seniors, who intend on extending their playing careers into college at various levels. The coach said while not all of them had decided which schools they were going to yet, those six seniors had “found the path they want to go down” and were lucky that their options we lined up before the season was cut short. For the other three seniors whose time on the diamond ended with the truncated season, Anderson credited them for working hard to carve out their spots on the team.  “Those guys were our glue, kept the practices and games fun and made the team gel together.”
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Crusader Elite

List of 2 news stories.

  • Alexi Johnson

    Alexi Johnson is the 2018-19 Faith Lutheran High School Female Athlete of the Year.  Alexi excelled in cross country and track and has signed a letter of intent with New Mexico State University in track.
  • Connor Bourne

    Connor Bourne is the 2018-19 Faith Lutheran High School Male Athlete of the Year.  Connor earned three consecutive state championships while wrestling for the Crusaders.  He signed a letter of intent with American University for wrestling.

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