UMEI CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL Athletics
UMEI Christian High School is small but mighty when it comes to athletics. Our physical education classes go on many field trips, and we also field many UMEI Lightning teams, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, track and field, golf, and badminton. We compete in various leagues: WECSAA, SWOSSAA, OCSSAA and even OFSSAA. The opportunity to participate on a team is available to all UMEI students. We compete against schools of our size and also much larger.
The basketball teams participate in WECSSAA league play. The league is divided into three tiers. UMEI Christian High School usually competes in Tier III and has had good success at that level. The teams also travel to tournaments both locally and to OCSSAA (Ontario Christian Secondary School Athletic Association) events in Southern Ontario. This year, the boys did not disappoint, nearly making it to the second round of the WECSSSAA playoffs. Excellent work boys!
The UMEI girls basketball team consists of girls from grades 9 through 12 forming one senior team. The girls compete in two different associations throughout the season. In our local WECSSAA league, the girls have competed in Tier 2 or Tier 3 competition over the years. The girls at our school have shown great interest in basketball over the years. They finished the regular season this year with a 6-4 win/loss record.
UMEI Volleyball: Offering Boys and Girls Programs
UMEI Christian High School is committed to offering competitive High School Sports Programs as part of the WECSSAA and OCSSAA Volleyball Seasons. Student athletes looking to increase their knowledge of the game, improve skill level and learn to work as a team are making a great choice when joining the UMEI Lightning. Facilities, equipment and coaching are of the highest standards at UMEI and we encourage young athletes to come out and get involved.
If you are interested in playing volleyball at UMEI please contact the office at 519-326-7448
Or contact Head Coach Jim Konrad – 226-202-0405 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy’s Volleyball Team 2011 – 2012
This year’s team consisted of a very dedicated and hard working group of young men. New systems, long practices and hard work all helped to make for an exciting year of development for the boys’ team. Some highlight moments include a Kennedy HS match play win in a nail biter, as well as working hard defensively against Kingsville in the Essex High School Volleyball Tournament. The Lightning’s scrappy style of play made this a fun and competitive year for the team. UMEI also was happy to travel to Belleville to compete in the Ontario Christian High Schools Provincial Championships. For those Gr. 12′s that are departing the team, thank you for your hard work and commitment to competition. For all the other grades, including the brand new Gr. 9′s, prepare yourself to work hard this coming season. Winning is the result of hard work and at UMEI Christian High School we look for student athletes that want to work hard.
2011 – 2012 Boy’s Volleyball MVP: Chris Warkentin
Tryouts for the UMEI Lightning Boys Volleyball 2012 takes place the first week of school in September.
Girl’s Volleyball Team 2011 – 2012
This year’s Lady Lightning where an exceptional group of young ladies who also worked very hard to build their knowledge and competitive awareness of the game. The Lady Lightning had a strong run into the later part of the season picking up several wins both home and away. As a team they competed during some memorable wins at the Essex HS Tournament as well as earning respect from teams making it to the semi finals of Tier 1 at the Kingsville HS tournament. The Lady Lightning also competed in the Ontario Christian HS Provincial Championships and after winning their first round of final day playoffs were barely contained in a very exciting 3rd set loss to MAC. Considering where we started, and what we played like at those Championships near the end of the season, it shows how belief and confidence allow you to accomplish anything.
2011- 2012 Girl’s Volleyball MVP: Karlee Driedger & Elyse Epp
Tryouts for the UMEI Lady Lightning Girl’s Volleyball 2012 take place as soon as the Basketball Season is complete.
To all of our graduating student athletes, thank you for your commitment to sport and we wish you all the best in your post graduate years! See everyone else in September: Head Coach Jim Konrad
The UMEI Lightning boys’ soccer team has always been filled with enthusiastic students. Last year, the boys’ team competed in the Tier III WECSSAA league and performed well against schools from around the region. The boys showed excellent commitment and always gave it their all in every game. Great work, boys!
UMEI has also started an intramural soccer league that is played once a week on school grounds. It gives every UMEI student the opportunity to be physically active and participate in a team sport that only strengthens the UMEI community even more!
The girls’ slo-pitch team participates in league play as part of the WECSSA association. To date the league is made up of 18 teams, divided into two divisions: County and City. The school team is open to all girls from grades 9 – 12.
It has become tradition that the team travel to London, ON to compete in a high school tournament sponsored by Slo-Pitch Ontario. In years past, the team has had great success, winning the title of division champions for two consecutive years.
UMEI’s badminton team is open to all students in grades 9 through 12. Throughout the season, they compete at local tournaments and the WECSSAA tournament held in April at our local Sherk Complex. As well, our players are able to participate in the Association of Christian Schools (OCSSAA) badminton tournament. This two day tournament has been held yearly at Brock University in St. Catherines.