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/Ice/Pool/Track.
Neha Sahota - Girls Basketball
For the month of January, our student athlete spotlight shines down on Neha Sahota.
Neha was selected to both the Gr 8 Girls and Jr Girls basketball teams. So far she has been an instrumental part of both teams help the grade 8s to a 3rd place finish at the North Delta Tournament and some big wins for the Jr Girls at the Queen Elizabeth Tournament.
Best of luck the rest of the season Neha and teams!
Andy Bodner - Ice Hockey
For the month of December, our student athlete spotlight shines down on hockey star Andy Bodner.
This is Andy's second season on the Orca hockey team. He is a dedicated and devoted player. Andy is a natural leader and is hoping to take this team back to a Zwick Cup Championship!
Games run through until early March with the final at the South Surrey Arena. We look forward to seeing Andy lead the team all the way to the final...and the Cup!
Justin Lai - Aquatics
For the month of November, our student athlete spotlight shines down on Justin Lai.
Justin swam like a true Orca at the South Fraser Regional meet in late October, placing top 5 and qualifying for two relays and two individual events at Provincials!
This month, Justin lead a group of 8 swimmers to Nanaimo to compete at the BC Provincial Championships. Justin finished top 10 in both of his events!
Congratulations Justin on wrapping up another great swimming season in the black and purple of Elgin Park!
Ava Binning & Vana Harrison - Gr 8 Girls Volleyball
For the month of October, our student athlete spotlight shines down on two members of the Grade 8 Girls Volleyball team; Ava Binning and Vana Harrison.
Both girls were dedicated and committed members of their team. They lead by example on and off the court, demonstrating sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship.
On the court, the girls were stars and helped the team to a great season. The girls will participating in the invitational provincial championships next month. We wish them the best of luck!!!
Anderson Green - Cross Country
With the return of school, also comes the return of sport. And that means our student athlete spotlight is shining down on someone. This month it shines on Anderson Green.
Anderson is an immensely talented multi-sport athlete who plays basketball and volleyball. In the offseason, he is a dedicated member of the Cross Country team and helped the boys win another South Fraser banner this year!
Congratulations Anderson and we look forward to seeing you on the courts later this year!
Harkirit Panesar - Soccer and Basketball
For the month of June, our student athlete spotlight shines down on Harkirit Panesar.
Harkirit was an important part of the Senior Girls Soccer team. She was a rock in the centre of the pitch and helped the team keep or win back possession regularly.
When the season wrapped up earlier than everyone hoped, she stayed involved with Elgin athletics by volunteering at our Grade 7 Basketball camps. Thank you for giving back to the school Harkirit! We appreciate all you do!
Amrita Sidhu - Track and Field
For the month of May, our student athlete spotlight shines down on Amrita Sidhu.
Amrita was a committed member of our track and field team, helping the Senior Girls bring home the 2023 South Fraser Championships.
Congratulations Amrita and thank you for all you do for Elgin Park!
Sean Shih - Ultimate
For the month of April, our student athlete spotlight shines down on Sean Shih.
Sean was a committed member of our Senior Ultimate team. He helped lead the team to a second place finish at South Frasers this season.
This was the second athletic success of the season for Sean, who also gave up his free time to assist in coaching the Senior Girls Basketball team.
Thank you Sean for your dedication to school sports at Elgin Park! We appreciate you!
Dan Bereza- Ice Hockey
For the month of November, our student athlete spotlight shines down on Dan Bereza.
This is Dan's second season on the Elgin Hockey team and this year he is taking on a much larger role.
Dan always come to the rink with a smile on his face. As much as he is talented, he is an even better teammate and person.
We love Dan and can't wait to see him light the lamp for the Orcas this 2022-2023 season. Check out their games at the Newton Arena and SSLC. The schedule can be found on the hockey page.
James Hodgson - Cross Country
Maella Hodgson - Cross Country
For the month of November, our student athlete spotlight shines down on twins who excel in the classroom and on the trails.
James and Maella Hodgson are two extremely important members of the Elgin Park Cross Country team. Not only are they incredibly fast, but they are even better teammates and human beings.
James was part of the South Fraser Champion Senior Boys team.
Maella was the individual South Fraser Senior Girls Champion!
Both went on to run great races at the recent Provincial Championships.
The best part is, they will be back to do it again next year! Can't wait to see you both on the trails in 2023.
Samantha Adachi - Swimming
Lidia Hudson - Swimming
Danae Willms - Swimming
For the month of October, our student athlete spotlight shines down on three amazing young women.
Sam, Lidia and Danae volunteered countless hours and weekends to help lead the 2022/2023 swim team.
They were fantastic coaches who came up with training plans to help our athletes improve their skills and have fun!
They always showed up with a smile on their faces and were great role models for our other Orca swimmers.
Thank you Sam for your dedication to the swim team over the past 5 years. We look forward to Lidia and Danae leading this group to even bigger and better things in 2023.
Jesse Kennett - Hockey
This month's student athlete spotlight shines down on all-star stud goaltender Jesse Kennett.
Jesse has been the backbone of our Elgin Park Hockey team since joining in grade 9. In his first season he lead the team to the Zwick Cup final where they lost in a thrilling but heartbreaking 9 player shootout to rival Lord Tweedsmuir.
After missing parts or all of the past two seasons due to COVID, Jesse and the boys are back and dominating again.
With Jesse guarding the cage, the team has clinched first place in regular season with one game still to play. They now look forward to playoff action and a potential spot in the final at South Surrey Arena in early March.
Thank you for your four years of dedication and commitment to the Elgin Park Hockey Team! We look forward to cheering you on in the playoffs. Bring home the cup!
Sydney Gottschalk - Sr Girls Soccer
March's student athlete spotlight shines down on grade eight Sydney Gottschalk.
Sydney was the only grade 8 to make the Senior Girls Soccer teams this year. Despite being the smallest player on the team and often on the field, she has a huge heart and even greater desire.
In the first preseason tournament she was thrown into the deep end playing against some of the top teams in the lower mainland. Sydney played both left back and right back against Riverside, Pitt Meadows and Osoyoos and did so very well.
It is unfortunate that the season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, but we look forward to seeing what Sydney can do next year as a grade nine!
Congratulations on being named this month's student athlete! Stay safe!!!
Erin Orfaly - Gr 8 Girls Basketball
February's student athlete spotlight shines down on Grade Eight Girls Basketball star Erin Orfaly.
Erin has been an integral part to the Gr 8 Girls Basketball team at Elgin this year. Not only is she immensely talented, but Erin is also a leader on and off the court.
This year Erin lead the girls basketball team to the Surrey Championship title, a second place finish at South Frasers and a first appearance at the Provincial Championships in over a decade.
At provincials the girls lost a close one to eventual champs Burnaby Central and ultimately finished in 9th place. Erin, not surprisingly, finished as a tournament All-Star and the teams MVP.
Congratulations on a great season Erin! We look forward to seeing you and the team continue to grow and win in the years to come!
Eli Djordjevic - Jr Boys Basketball
January's student athlete spotlight shines down on Junior Boys Basketball standout Eli Djordjevic.
New to Elgin this year, Eli has fit in seamlessly on an already well rounded and extremely talented Jr boys team.
The boys won the Jr RCMP tournament for the first time in over a decade.
More recently, Eli was named one of the top grade 10 boys players in Surrey! Way to go Eli.
We are wishing you and the team all the best in the Surrey and South Fraser Valley Championships!
Emma Betts - Lacrosse
Chantaya Ipsen - Soccer
Megan Lang-Gould - Tennis
Angel Lin - Golf
Jasmine Skuse - Swimming
December's student athlete spotlight shines down on four of our top senior female athletes who have all signed their letters of intent to accept Athletics Scholarships at universities across North America.
Emma Betts, multi sport athlete, is proud to accept a lacrosse scholarship to San Diego State.
Chantaya Ipsen, star player on the Sr Girls Soccer team, is proud to accept a scholarship to the University of Miami (Ohio).
Megan Lang-Gould, volleyball and tennis star, is proud to accept a tennis scholarship to Idaho State University.
Angel Lin, golf phenom, is proud to accept a scholarship to Boston College.
Last but not least, Jasmine Skuse is proud to accept a swimming scholarship to Dalhousie University.
Congratulations on your scholarships and best of luck in your post secondary endeavors!
Marina Neal, Emily Tepper, Zadie Fack & Leilani Fack - Swimming
November's student athlete spotlight shines down on a number of members of the Elgin Park Swim Team.
Marina Neal and Emily Tepper played a huge role as student coaches of the swim team this year. They helped run the weekly practices and organize regional/provincial swim meets. The team could not have run without you. Thank you for your time and dedication to our 37 swimmers.
Yet again, the Fack family dominated the regional and provincial swim meets with a number of great finishes in their individual and relay events. Congratulations to both Zadie and Leliani on an impressive season. We look forward to seeing you back in the pool in 2020.
Logan Lammoglia - Jr Boys Soccer & Jr Boys Volleyball
October's student athlete spotlight shines down on grade 10 multi sport athlete Logan Lammoglia.
Logan plays on the Jr Boys Volleyball team and the Jr Boys Soccer team.
As goaltender of the soccer team, Logan has lead the boys to an undefeated record so far and a spot in the Jr Boys Surrey Championship Final. Over the course of the season, Logan has made some stellar saves. In the most recent Surrey Semi-final, Logan stopped four penalty shots and scored the winner to send his team to the championship final.
Good luck in the final and good luck at the South Fraser Championships. Congratulations Logan on being named our Student Spotlight Athlete of the month!
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-Charlton - 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.