Sports Offered

Wheaton Academy offers a variety of sports at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Club levels.

Cross Country, Co-ed (JV & Varsity)

Head Coach: Chris Felinski

Participants: Unlimited junior varsity runners, 7 girl varsity, 7 boy varsity runners

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: August-November

Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:20-5:30 p.m., Saturday meets

Cost: Approximately $130 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Summer training: three days a week in June & July

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for specifics.

Football (Freshmen, JV, Varsity)

Head Coach: Brad Thornton

Participants: Unlimited

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: August-October

Weekly Schedule: One game, practice 3:30-6:00 p.m. after school, some Saturdays

Cost: Approximately $150 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Camp Dates: June and July. Players must have 12 days of practice before playing in a game.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for specifics

Boys Golf (JV & Varsity)

Head Coach: Scott Broman

Participants: 9 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: August-October

Weekly Schedule: 2-3 hours on non-match days, 3-4 hours for home matches, 4+ hours for away matches, periodic Saturday events

Cost: Approximately $75 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Must have golf clubs

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for details.

Girls Golf (JV & Varsity)

Head Coach: Chip Dykema

Participants: 9-15

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: August-October

Weekly Schedule: 2-3 hours, 2-3 days a week. 3-4 hours for home matches. 4+ hours for away matches

Cost: Approximately $75 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Must have golf clubs

Parent Participation: As requested by the coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for details.

Sideline Cheerleading

Head Coach: Leah Rinker

Participants: 14-16

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: August-October

Weekly Schedule: 2-3 practices per week

Cost: Approximately $100 for various items and activities

Special Factors: None

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.
Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for details.

Boys Soccer (JV & Varsity)

Head Coach: Jeff Brooke

Participants: 18-22 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: August-October

Weekly Schedule: 20 hours a week

Cost: Approximately $250 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Most players play club or indoor soccer during the off-season.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for details

Girls Tennis (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity)

Head Coach: Heather Green

Participants: 10-13 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: August-October

Weekly Schedule: Practice or match every day after school and most Saturdays

Cost: Approximately $100 for various items and activities

Special Factors: WA summer tennis camp; private lessons, and out-of-season training highly recommended

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for details.

Girls Volleyball (Freshmen, Sophomore, Varsity)

Head Coach: D.A. Nichols

Participants: 10-12 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: August– mid-November

Weekly Schedule: 2-hour daily practices, weekend tournaments, off-season open gym, Labor Day weekend tournament and practice

Cost: Approximately $250-400 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Summer program, performance training, and open gyms strongly encouraged.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall activities. Contact the coach for details.

Boys Basketball (Freshman, Sophomore, & Varsity)

Interim Head Coach: Steve Thonn

Participants: 12-13 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: November-February

Weekly Schedule: Approximately four 2-hour practices and 2 games every week

Cost: Approximately $200 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Summer league, summer camp, Thanksgiving tournament, varsity practices during Christmas break, and possible Winterim trip for sophomore and varsity teams.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall, winter, early spring activities and possibly Winterim. Contact the coach for details.

Girls Basketball (Freshmen, JV, & Varsity)

Interim Head Coach: Erin Carwell

Participants: 12-15 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: November-February

Weekly Schedule: Three 2-hour practices and two games per week

Cost: Approximately $200 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Summer league, summer camp, Thanksgiving tournament, varsity practices during Christmas break, and possible Winterim trip for sophomore and varsity teams.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Fall, winter, early spring activities and possibly Winterim. Contact the coach for details.

Competitive Cheer

Head Coach: Leah Rinker

Participants: Unlimited

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: October-February

Weekly Schedule: 2-hour practices five days a week after school

Cost: Approximately $150 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Tryouts in October; Participants must be willing to cheer at selected home varsity boys basketball games.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Winter activities. Contact the coach for specifics.

Boys & Girls Swimming

Head Coach: Kiernan Mack

Participants: Unlimited

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: November-February

Weekly Schedule: Dependent on club team

Cost: Dependent on club team

Special Factors: Participate in State tournament with Wheaton Academy and all other participation is with club team

Parent Participation: Travel for State tournament and club team

Known Conflicts: Winter and spring activities. Contact the coach for specifics.

Wrestling

Head Coach: Justin Swider

Participants: Unlimited

Open to: Freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: November-February

Weekly Schedule: Practices every day after school, some weekend tournaments, regional, sectional, and state tournaments

Cost: Approximately $125 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Camp is encouraged.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Winter activities. Contact the coach for specifics.

Baseball (JV & Varsity)

Head CoachJustin Swider

Participants: 20 maximum per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: Late February-June

Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:30 p.m. practice, 4:30-7:00 p.m. home games, some Saturdays with double headers

Cost: Approximately $150 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Summer baseball June-July; practices, varsity trip during spring break

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Spring activities. Contact the coach for details.

Lacrosse (JV & Varsity)

Head Coach: Geof Weisenborn

Participants: 20 players on each team Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: March 1-end of May

Weekly Schedule: 2 hours a day, 5 days a week; 15 game season

Cost: Approximately $300 for various items and activities, plus purchase or rental of lacrosse equipment and uniform

Special Factors: Pre-season strength and conditioning program in early November. Student-led lacrosse games are held Wednesday mornings before school from January-February. Players encouraged to play in a weekly winter indoor lacrosse league. All athletes, regardless of prior experience, are encouraged to try out.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Spring activities. Contact the coach for details.

Girls Soccer (JV & Varsity)

Head Coach: Jeff Brooke

Participants: 18-22 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: Late February-May

Weekly Schedule: Practice or games 6 days per week, 3:30-5:15 p.m. games done by 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Approximately $250 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Varsity practices & tournament over spring break; overnight trip during season

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Spring activities, spring break. Contact the coach for details.

Softball

Head Coach: Todd Starowitz

Participants: 13-16 girls

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior girls

Season Dates: Late February-May

Weekly Schedule: 2-hour practices every day after school and morning practices on Saturdays; weekday and Saturday games

Cost: Approximately $150 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Non-mandatory workouts September-February; private lessons encouraged. Possible spring break trip for varsity.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Spring activities, spring break. Contact the coach for details.

Boys Tennis (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity)

Head Coach: Chris Jones

Participants: 10-13 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: March-May

Weekly Schedule: Practices or matches every day after school

Cost: Approximately $100 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Racquet required. Private lessons and out-of-season training are highly recommended.

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Spring activities. Contact the coach for details.

Track (Co-Ed)

Head Boys Coach: Chris Felinski

Head Girls Coach: James Houck

Participants: Unlimited

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: February-March for indoor track; April-May for outdoor track

Weekly Schedule: Outdoor Track and Field 2- hour practices, 5 days a week, and 12 outdoor meets

Cost: Approximately $115 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Varsity practice over spring break

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: Spring activities. Contact the coach for details.

Boys Volleyball (JV & Varsity)

Head Coach: D.A. Nichols

Participants: 10-12 per team

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys

Season Dates: March-early May

Weekly Schedule: 2-hour daily practices, weekend tournaments

Cost: $200-300 for various items and activities

Special Factors: Summer program, performance training, and open gyms strongly encouraged

Parent Participation: As requested by coach and team parent. See page 30 for details.

Known Conflicts: End of winter activities, spring activities. Contact the coach for details.