Athletics at East Lake Academy | Catholic Preschool

East Lake Academy

A Private PreK Through 8 Catholic Academy

Our mission is to provide a positive environment for our student athletes, which promotes Christian values, and sportsmanship. In addition, our coaches and parent volunteers cultivate an atmosphere of self-confidence, leadership, commitment and perseverance, so student athletes may reach their full potential. Our philosophy is a healthy approach toward sports and physical conditioning for a positive experience leading to a love of sports and a well-rounded life style. East Lake Academy offers a variety of sports activities throughout the school year.

Cross Country

5th-8th grade, co-ed team September – October Weekly practices and scheduled meets


5h – 8th grade, boys and girls teams 4th grade instructional league, boys and girls teams October – February Weekly practices and scheduled games

Track & Field

5th-8th grade, co-ed team April – May Weekly practices and scheduled meets

East Lake Academy participates in the LCCC (Lake County Catholic Conference) with the following schools:

St. Joseph’s(STJ) 221 Park Place, Libertyville, 60048 Home Run Kids (HRK) 1319 Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 Lake Forest Country Day School(LFCD) 145 S. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, 60045 Our Lady of Humility(OLH) 10601 Wadsworth Rod, Beach Park, IL St. Anastasia(STA) 29 W. Glen Flora, Waukegan, IL

ELA Athletics is administered by teacher and parent volunteers.

Athletic Director Mr. Philip Echavez
Assistant Athletic Director Mr. Tom Henders
Cross Country  Mr. Maureen Shinnick, grade 5-8
   Basketball Mrs. Mary Davenport, Girls, grade 7/8
   Mrs. Colleen Conarchy, Girls, grade 6
   Mr. Rob Kowalski, Girls, girls grade 5
   Mr. Joe McDermott, Boys, grade 7/8
   Mr. Robert Shuler, Boys, grade 7/8
 Track & Field   Mrs. Maureen Shinnick, grade 5-8
   Mrs. Amy Lindemann, grade 5-8
Volunteers  Mrs. Kathleen Calk

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