Student Athlete Spotlight
Every month we will select a student Athlete to Feature On This Page. These Athletes Have Shown Excellent Sportsmanship and Success On and Off the COurt/Field.
Felipe Takahashi - Sr Boys Volleyball
Our first student athlete of the month for 2019-2020 is Grade 12 Felipe Takahashi.
Felipe is the team manager for this years Senior Boys Volleyball team. His commitment to the team is second to none and his contributions are greatly appreciated by the coaches and players.
Thank you for your commitment to the boys volleyball team and best of luck this year!
Congratulations Felipe on being named our student spotlight athlete of the month!
Chloe Wolfe - Sr Girls Rugby
Out last student athlete spotlight of the 2018-2019 school year shines down on Grade 9 Chloe Wolfe.
Chloe was a rookie member of the Senior Girls Rugby team this year and she had quite the immediate impact!
Chloe was a beast on the field and was known for her tough running and many tries. One of the highlights of the season was in a home game vs. Lord Tweedsmuir when she ran bowled over three of her opponenets before outrpingting the rest of the Panthers down the left flank for an amazing solo effort try. We look forward to seeing more of this on the field next year!
Congratulations on being named our student spotlight athlete of the month!
Kate Hwang and Emma Cobban - Track & Field
This months student athlete spotlight features two track and field athletes: Grade 8 Kate Hwang and Grade 10 and Emma Cobban.
Both have had excellent seasons with the Elgin Track and Field Team in 2019 with successes at the Surrey and Fraser Valley Championships including a second place finish for Emma in the 1500m!
Kate has qualified for three events at the Provincial Championships (long jump, triple jump and high jump) and Emma has qualified for two events (1500m steeplechase and the 3000m). Provincials run May 30th to June 1st in Kelowna. We wish you two and your four teammates the best of luck at BC's. Go Orcas!
Stephanie Seo & Ryan Zheng - Jr Badminton
The April student athlete spotlight features two badminton players in grade 10: Stephanie Seo and Ryan Zheng.
Both have played Elgin Badminton since grade 8 with a number of victories along the way including podium finishes for Stephanie each year. This year the two are leaders of the team. They are always present, leading by example and giving it their all (even if that means dislocating knees - Ryan).
Thank you to your commitment to the sport of badminton and growth of it here at Elgin. Best of luck the rest of the season.
Lexy Green & Megan Filsinger- Sr Girls Soccer
The March student athlete spotlight shines down on the two captains of our Senior Girls Soccer team: Grade 12 Lexy Green and Grade 11 Megan Filsinger. Both have played on the team since grade nine with an increasing role each and every year. This year as team captains, both have played an instrumental role in running and leading this team. They help organize the girls to ensure they have enough bodies at games and rides to get there. They also help set up and run tryouts/practices and warm ups. And most importantly, they lead by example. They are both good soccer players, but more importantly, they are great people.
Good luck to you both and the rest of the team this year. We also look forward to hearing about your future successes in grade 12 for Megan and at UNBC for Lexy who will be playing for the UNBC Timberwolves women's soccer team.
Kendall Homenick - Gr 9 Boys Basketball
February's student spotlight shines down on Grade 9 Basketball player Kendall Homenick.
Kendall is in his second year with the Elgin Park Basketball program and has grown immensely in his two years. He has a quiet demeanor, keeps his head down and works hard for everything on and off the court. He has turned into a defensive force and is always good for multiple blocks every game.
Kendall and the Grade 9 Boys team won their league this year, placed fourth in Fraser Valleys and are now off to Provincials at Burnaby South (Feb 28-March 2). Good luck at Provincials to you and the team!
Congratulations on being named our Student Spotlight Athlete of the Month!
Arman Soheili - Sr Boys Basketball
January's student spotlight shines down on Senior Basketball player Arman Soheili.
Arman was a recent transfer to Elgin Park this past school year. Since arriving, he has made a positive impact on our school and on the Senior Boys Basketball team. Arman is a positive, upbeat and hard working young man, on and off the court. His work ethic is second to none and he is 100% committed to everything he does. These characteristics have helped him and the basketball take some great strides during the 2018-2019.
Arman and the Senior Boys raised their level of play this year and were far more competitive from start to finish. The team even won 3 games, including 2 in the Surrey RCMP Tournament!
Great job Arman and team! It may have only been for a year, but it was great to have you as part of the pod!!!
Yeuwen Luo - Jr Girls Basketball
December's student spotlight shines down on rookie basketball sensation Yeuwen Luo.
Yeuwen moved to Elgin from China this past summer and has taken our girls basketball program by storm. As a grade 8, she is the leading scorer on our Jr Girls Basketball team and has already helped the team win a tournament to kick off the season.
Yeuwen is a basketball talent that we have not seen in Elgin in a long time. We look forward to watching her grow and contribute to a renaissance of the Elgin Park Girls Basketball Program.
Jasmine Skuse and William Messcu - Swimming
November's student spotlight shines down on two long time members of our Elgin Park swiming team: Jasmine Skuse and William Messcu.
Jasmine Skuse is one of the team captains who showed great leadership and drive to help organize the team this season. She is a fantastic swimmer, but was unable to compete this year. Despite that, she still invested counteless hours to make sure the team was organized and prepared to participate. Thank you for your time and dedication to our swimming program Jasmine!
William was another team captain who put in countless hours organizing and preparing the team for meets. He also had a great year. William won two medals at the BC High School Championship (something no Elgin athlete has done in a long time). Way to go William!!!
Cole Lutz-Carlton - Gr 8/9 Boys Soccer
October's student spotlight shines down on Cole Lutz-Carlton. Cole is an important player on this year's Gr 8/9 Boys Soccer team. Cole plays in the heart of the midfield and is therefore the heart of this team. His skill is undeniable, but his commitment, determination and drive is second to none.
Cole helped the team to an undefeated regular season record of 4-0-1 and lead them all the way to the Surrey Championship final where they lost a tough game 2-1 to an all grade nine team from Queen Elizabeth.
Next up for Cole and his soccer team is the Fraser Valley Championships beginning Oct 31st. Good luck Cole!
Benn & Andy Carr - Gr 8 Boys Volleyball
September's student spotlight highlights two sensational brothers; Benn and Andy Carr.
Both are invaluable starters on the Grade 8 Boys Volleyball team. With the help of the Carr's, the boys volleyball team finished the regular season with a 7-1 record and a bye straight into the Surrey Championship semi-finals. They went on to win the Championship; Elgin's 2nd time in a row!
The end of the volleyball season will not be the end of their participation in Elgin Athletics as both are also rising track stars.
Maddie Lehman - Track and Field
This month's student spotlight is shining down on Maddie Lehman.
She is a straight A student, high level competitive dancer, skilled piano player and musician, fabulous volleyball and badminton player and high level track athlete. She has been scouted from coaches between here and Richmond for track every year. Maddie is new to Elgin this year and boy are we glad to have her.
She recently competed at Fraser Valleys in a variety of disciplines and finished 4th in the long jump and 10th in the 100 meter.
Way to go Maddie and keep up the good work!
Sabine Sommer - Sr Girls Rugby
This month's student athlete spotlight is grade eleven Sabine Sommer. Sabine is a fourth year player on the Girls Rugby team. Not only is she a talented player that is vital to the team, but she is also a leader. Her dedication to the sport and her teammates is second to none. Congratulations on a great four years and we look forward to what the rest of this season, next and beyond have in store for you!
Chantal Kairouz - Sr Girls Soccer
This month's student athlete spotlight is shining down on Chantal Kairouz. Chantal is a third year starter on the Elgin Park Senior GIrls Soccer team. She is a rock at the heart of defence and a real team leader. This year Chantal has been named captain of the team and looks to lead them back to the Fraser Valleys with a young squad comprised mainly of juniors in grades 8, 9 and 10).
With Chantal's leadership and determination there is no doubt in our mind that the girls will have a very successful 2018 season. Best of luck Chantal!
Henry Ratcliffe - Jr Boys Basketball
This month's student athlete spotlight is shining down on Henry Ratcliffe. Henry was one of the stud players on the Jr Boys Basketball team who went undefeated in league play and finished second in the Surrey Championships. Henry lead the way on and off the floor with his strong leadership qualities. He was also one of the team's leading scorers and best defenders.
Congratulations on a great season Henry and we look forward to seeing you back on the court in the fall as a member of the Senior Boys Team!
Olivia Desrosiers - Sr Girls Basketball
This month's student athlete spotlight is Olivia Desrosiers. Olivia is one of the lone grade 12's on the Senior Girls Basketball. It was her commitment to the sport and program that lead to the formation of a Senior team this year. As a result of her dedication many girls at ELgin were able to participate in a fun filled Senior girls season.
When not on the court playing, Olivia volunteered countless hours to help officiate other basektball games at Elgin. She was a wizard on the score clock and score sheet!
Elgin Park Athletics thanks you for your years of service to the basketball team and athletics program. Best of luck in your adventures in sport and life beyond Elgin.
The Senior Boys Volleyball Team
This month's student athlete spotlight is shining on not just one individual, but an entire team. Congratulations to the Elgin Park Senior Boys Volleyball team!
After a 5th place finish in league play, the boys steadily improved and finished 4th in Fraser Valleys before going on a run and coming 6th at the AAA Provincial Championships.
Way to Andy Barrero, Kyle Buhrig, Isaac Drotar, Cade Hefflick, Spencer Liu, Ryan Peng, Luke Stroud, and Luke Wagner!!!
Also, a big thank you to Coach Bonn and Coach Wagner for the countless hours of blood, sweat and tears they invested in the team this season.
Reid Hefflick - Gr 8 Boys Vball
This month, our spotlight is shining on Grade 8 Boys Volleyball player Reid Hefflick. Reid had an outstanding Surrey Championship final serving for more than half the points in the third and deciding set versus Pacific Academy. Reid combines intelligence on the court with size, strength and some serious power. We are looking forward to big things out of you in the years to come!
DId you know?
Reid also played in the Little League World Series this past summer and helped Canada to its best finish in history!
To get our new feature started, the spotlight is shining on two athletes.
Joseph is a busy guy around Elgin. Be it studying hard for his academics, helping with STUCO, or playing on the Senior Boys Soccer team he is always on the go. But outside of Elgin, Joseph dedicates a large amount of his time and effort to kickboxing. All that effort paid off this past August when Joseph became the IKF Novice Men’s Super Middle Weight World Champion. That's right; WORLD CHAMPION. Way to go Joseph. What an amazing accomplishment!
Coleman is the proud captain of the Senior Boys Soccer team. Despite limited success on the scoreboard, Coleman is a great leader. He motives his teammates and ensures everyone is held accountable. Coleman is also one heck of player. His speed, strength and athleticism make him a rock at the back for any opponent to try to get around. Being that Coleman is only in grade 11, he will have one more season to dawn the purple and black and try to take the Orcas back to the playoffs.