Lakeway Christian Academy’s Class of 2021 represents as leaders in the classroom, in the arts, and in athletics. Three of Lakeway’s 2021 graduating class have signed to play their sport at the collegiate level. These athletes are Maggie Vick, Jordania Ivie and Luke Estes. Let’s get to know them.
Maggie is a two-sport athlete at LCA. She led the Lions women basketball team as team captain playing as a forward. She also led as team captain of LCA’s volleyball team playing as an outside hitter. Maggie has signed to play basketball at Iowa State University as a pre-med major.
“The most influential lesson that I have learned from sports is how to lead and work with other people to reach a goal,” said Vick.
Vick encourages the athletes who come after her with this advice: “To succeed you just have to put in the work. You have to be willing to be in the gym working when other people aren’t. Talent goes a long day but hard work beats talent when talent gets tired.”
Role model in her sport: Pat Summit
Jordaynia has been an influential player the Lions basketball program. She played as a combo guard. Jordaynia has signed with the University of North Carolina Asheville to continue playing basketball and study as a pre-med major.
“The most influential lesson I’ve learned from my sport is to leave everything on the floor and play for God because you never know what game will be your last, and the results can be very unexpected,” said Ivie.
Ivie challenges the athletes who come after her with this advice: “Be self-motivated to outwork anyone and push yourself past your limits. Also, have unwavering confidence. Always believe in yourself and your abilities and trust that God has you even if it seems everyone is against you.”
Role model in her sport: Lebron James, Aari McDonald
Luke has competed at LCA as a 195 lb. wrestler. Luke has signed with Belmont Abbey College to wrestle and study as a biochemistry major.
“The most influential lesson I’ve learned from wrestling is—if you want to be good, your effort can't just stop when you leave the mat,” said Estes.
Estes leaves the athletes who will come after him with this advice: “Wrestling isn't like other sports where you can rely on your team, you get what you put in and nothing more.”
Role model in his sport: Bo Nickal
LCA’s other graduating athletes are Connor Burnett, Daniel Hees, Nathanael Talley, Connor McFadyen, Rebeka Kinkevicius, Naylen Turner, Carson Shockley, Maddie Moyer, Faith Guillen, Raleigh Sims, Timothy Charpenter, Colston Kapnick, Ethan Brooks and Brock Champ.
Upcoming summer events at LCA:
STEM Camp (6/14 - 6/18), Mrs. Bowery’s Majorette Camp (7/5 - 7/9), Elementary Cheer Camp (7/19 - 7/20), Lakeway Lions Girls Basketball Skills Factory (5/25 - 5/28), Curtis Staples Boys Basketball Camp (5/31 - 6/4), 9th-12th Grade Math Camps (6/7 - 6/11), Jon Harkness Swim Camp (6/7 - 6/11), Softball Summer Camps (various dates), Boys (Non-Contact) Football Camp (6/14 - 6/17), (Co-Ed) Soccer Camps (6/21 - 6/24), Robotics Camps (6/28 - 7/2), Color Guard Camp (6/29 - 7/2), ACT Math Prep Camp (7/5 - 7/9), Culinary Camps (7/12 - 7/16), Lakeway Baseball Camp (7/12 - 7/15), Volleyball Skills Camps (7/12 - 7/22), Lakeway (Contact) Football Camp (7/19 - 7/22).