List of 102 news stories.

  • AOA Girls Basketball Impressive in Melanie Williams Tournament

    Girls Varsity Basketball opened the season with the Melanie Williams Tournament and finished with a 2-1 record, advancing to the championship game before falling to Eastlake North. In the first game they won impressively, beating Cleveland Central Catholic 43-30. In the semi-finals they defeated a tough John Hay team 51-47. In the championship game they came up short to a very good Eastlake North team by the score of 62-44. Overall it was a great start to the season for the girls and something they can build on. Nika Humeniuk was named to the all-tournament team.
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  • Signing Day for AOA Athletes!!

    The national signing period has opened for student-athletes all around the nation to commit themselves to the colleges who have offered them scholarship opportunities for 2019-20. We are so proud of AOA's very own Lauren Carnahan '19 and Nika Humeniuk '19 for signing their letters of intent this week. Lauren has accepted an equestrian scholarship offer at Baylor University and Nika has accepted a basketball scholarship at Ursuline College. Both have worked tirelessly as student-athletes during their tenure at AOA. We are so very proud of them and can't wait to see what they accomplish during their college careers!
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  • Athlete of the Week, Sept. 21, 2018

    Congratulations to Alaiyah Fields '20, our AOA athlete of the week for September 21st, 2018. As varsity volleyball captain, Alaiyah leads the team in serving %, missing only 1 of 150 attempts, leads the team in assists, and is also one of the team's leading attackers. 
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  • OHSAA playoff fever is coming!

    It's almost October and that means OHSAA playoffs are right around the corner. As first year full-members of the state athletic association, AOA will compete in all state playoff events. We are excited for the opportunity this provides our student-athletes and will be there to support them all the way.
    OHSAA Girl's Div. II Sectional Golf Tournament
    Date: Monday Sept. 24th
    Location: Punderson State Golf Course
    AOA Participants: Jelena Lainovic '19
    OHSAA Boy's Div. III Sectional Golf Tournament
    Date: Wednesday Sept. 26th
    Location: Pine Hills Golf Course
    AOA Participants: James Hu '19 & Nikola Petrovic '20
    OHSAA Girl's Div. II Tennis Tournament
    Date: October 3-4
    Location: Hawken School
    AOA Participants: Varsity Tennis Team
    OHSAA Boy's Div. III Soccer Sectional 1st Round Game
    Date: TBA
    Location: TBA
    AOA Participants: Varsity Soccer Team
    OHSAA Girl's Div. IV Volleyball Sectional 1st Round Game
    Date: TBA
    Location: TBA
    AOA Participants: Varsity Volleyball Team
    OHSAA Boy's/Girl's XC Sectional Race
    Date: Saturday October 20th
    Location: Medina, Ohio
    AOA Participants: Varsity XC Teams

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  • Athlete of the Week, Sept. 14th, 2018

    Congratulations to Danilo Vlaisavljevic '20, our AOA athlete of the week for September 14th, 2018. Last week Danilo scored six goals in two seperate AOA wins for the varsity soccer team. He has been the offensive catalyst for the team during their sizzling 6-0 start to the season!
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  • Soccer in great early season form!

    The varsity soccer team is off to a tremendous start to the season.  Undefeated at 5-0 through the early part of the schedule, the team has completely dominated its opponents.  Despite observing the rules of good sportsmanship and often limiting scoring during the second half, the Phoenix have a goal differential of +23, with 24 goals for and only 1 against.  
    Coach Ahrens will continue to keep the squad sharp as it enters a more competitive portion of the schedule.
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  • Athlete of the Week, Sept. 7th, 2018

    Congrats to AOA athlete of the week Sara Kralj '19.  On Thursday afternoon Sara won her 1st singles match in three sets to secure the girl's tennis team's 3-2 victory over Lake Catholic.  Entering the third set, Sara knew the team result rested in her hands as the two schools were deadlocked 2-2.  She won the third set decisively, playing extremely well under pressure.  The girls team is now 1-0 heading into their match vs. Harvey High School this afternoon.
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  • Cross-Country Lend's a Helping Hand

    At AOA teaching our students about community is very important.  On Thursday, Sept. 6th our varsity and middle school cross country teams, led by Coach Lariccia and Hall, spent some time immersed in a community service project that they won't soon forget. The team made 'Blessing Bags' for 'Little Annie's Hope Train', a non-proft that focuses on helping the hungry and homeless. Blessing bags are gallon-sized Ziploc bags that contain a variety of items, such as toiletries, food items, and other essentials. By working together, the team made over 100 bags to help the cause.  The bags will be distributed to homeless camps, hunger centers, and soup kitchens at local churches. 
    For anyone interested in finding out more information about this great cause, please search on Facebook or Instgram for Little Annie's Hope Train. 
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  • Athlete of The Week - Aug. 31, 2018

    Congratulations to AOA athlete of the week Darcie Gleason '22.  Darcie competed in last weekend's Berkshire Early Bird Invitational, finishing 1st place in the girl's open race with a time of 22:44.  
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  • NCSAA Championship Tourney Results

    The boys varsity basketball team won the Division 2 championship with a 52-46 win over New Faith Christian Academy from Georgia. The girls varsity basketball team was runner-up in the Division 1 bracket, falling just short, 40-35 in the final against Fairfax Home School. Darina Dyazhuk and Jake Ohana won the 3 point contest in their respecive genders while Andrea Miguel won the girls Point Guard Challenge. Both teams finish the season as LEC Champions (1st ever for the girls, 6 straight for the boys). The girls finish with an 18-4 overall record and the boys 15-7. Congratulations to all players and coaches on excellent seasons!
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  • LEC Basketball Champions!

    AOA girls and boys basketball earned the 2018 Lake Effect Conference championships by defeating St. Martin de Porres in both games. Gabby Culotta, Natalie Thoss, Andrea Miguel and Veronika Humenuik led the girls to their big win, their first conference title in school history. Richie Thompson's 5 points in the final 3 minutes of the game pushed the boys to their 6th straight championship. Congratulations to both teams!
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  • MS Girls Basketball With Big Win Over Gilmour!

    The MS Girls Basketball team secured a big conference win over rival Gilmour Academy, 40-30. After falling short against Gilmour in last year's conference championship game, the Lady Phoenix are looking to bring home the 2018 title!
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  • Fall Sports Teams Dominate Lake Effect Conference

    AOA volleyball, soccer and golf teams played key roles in dominating the conference! Click below for full story.
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  • Golf Win Caps Athletic Week Highlights

    Varsity golf defeated Grand River Academy 203-248 to earn the team's first ever win! Jelena Lainovic led the team with a score of 37. James Hu and Quinn Gorman have been major contributors this season as well. JV volleyball picked up a win against NEO, Varsity volleyball defeated Elyria First Baptist and MS soccer went on the road to pick up a non-conference win against Beachwood. MS girls tennis also capped off an undefeated 4-0 season with a home win against Lakeside. Next week is an exciting athletic week, concluding with our Homecoming soccer game on October 6 and the annual XC Invitational on October 7. Go Phoenix!
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  • MS Sports Own The Week!

    While the upper school has been away, middle school sports have put together a dominating week! The MS girls tennis team is 3-0, following wins this week over Lakeside and Heritage. MS volleyball defeated Laurel and Hathaway Brown, both 2-0 matches, while the MS soccer team ran their record to 4-1 following a win against Canton Country Day and a loss to conference rival Old Trail School. Overall these three teams are a combined 13-2 this year!
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  • Fall Sports Dominating Competition

    AOA fall teams are off to a great start!

    Varsity soccer is 5-0 and have outsocred their opponents by a combined 28-1! Steven Herrera, Andres Solares and Jon Dalton have led the team to its outstanding start.

    Varsity volleyball is 4-2, with a 3-0 conference record. Xavia Fields, Jocelyn Carter and Nevena Panic lead the team in most statistical categories.

    MS soccer is 4-0, with a score differential of 26-3. Cross country has had a number of excellent showings, including 2nd place in the Pursuit of the Pride at Lawrence, with Darcia Gleason and Lani Phol finishing 1st in their divisions and Ari Story 3rd.

    While US girls tennis is still searching for its first win, MS girls tennis opened their season with a victory against Heritage!
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  • Cardiac Arrest Screening Scheduled for AOA Athletes

    Dear Parents,
    I wanted to make you aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our athletes at Andrews Osborne Academy. We are  partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). mCORE partners with high schools and athletic organizations to give convenient and dependable heart screenings to students. SCA is the #1 Killer of Student Athletes Each Year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this.
    Please See the Details on the Screening Date and Time Below:
    Date: Thursday November 2, 2017
    Time: 8:00am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Community Room                                                         Cost: $75
    Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting.  You may use your Healthcare Spending Account. All screenings are performed by a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and results are read by the mCORE Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz, MD. Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine.
    (Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part)   
    ATHLETES MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE SCREENING BY USING LINK OR VISITING                                                                                                                                                              
    “In the United States, One Young Competitive Athlete Dies Every Three Days From Unrecognized Cardiovascular Disorder.”                                                        The American Heart Association
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  • Fall Sports Off to Great Start

    The varsity soccer team is off to a 2-0 start, having defeated conference opponents Elyria First Baptist and Lawrence by a combined score of 12-0. Varsity volleyball opened their season with a match against 2016 state semifinalist Gilmour, falling 3-0 but being competitive throughout the match. The following day they defeated conference opponent St. Martin de Porres 3-1. 

    MS Soccer is 2-0 following back-to-back wins over Shaker Heights MS (3-2) and Mentor Christian (8-0). MS volleyball will open their season September 5 with a road match against Elyria First Baptist.

    Go Phoenix!
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  • Fall Coaches-Parents Meeting

    Fall Parent-Coaches Meeting! 
    Tuesday, August 29, 6 pm in the gym
    All parents of fall athletes should attend this meeting. We will discuss new developments in athletics and each team will meet individually with their specific team's coach. Parents of any athletes interested in playing college sports should also attend as we will have the Assistant AD from Notre Dame College will be on hand to address the recruiting process. We hope to see you there!
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  • Fall Sports Information

    There will be a Fall Parents-Coaches meeting on August 29 at 6pm in the gym. We ask that all fall sports families attend and we invite all families, even those not in a fall sport, to attend as we will have a special guest speaker addressing college athletic participation. We will also address the new OHSAA development and how AOA will be immediately impacted.

    Please make sure you have all the required medical forms for your child:

    1. The OHSAA preparticipation physical
    2. The concussion awareness form signed and returned to the athletic office
    3. The sudden cardiac awareness awareness form signed and returned to the athletic office

    Please know that we cannot allow any child without these forms completed and submitted to participate in any athletic activity.

    These forms can be found on PhoenixNet.

    As always please contact the athletic office if you need any help.

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    Logan Felger pitched a gem and Lani Pohl led the offense with 2 homeruns as the varsity softball team won it's first ever conference championship with a 19-7 win over Lawrence in the championship game! Congratuulations to Head Coach Johanna Bondra and her staff on a historic season!
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  • Varsity Softball & Varsity Boys Tennis Win!

    Led by Logan Felger's 15 strikeouts, Kate McFadden's hitting and Lani Pohl's work behind the plate, the varsity softball team won 18-2 over NEO to open their season 2-0!
    After going winless in 2016, the varsity boys tennis team opened their season with a 3-2 win over Gilmour! The winners were all of the singles players, Shawn Nie, Tom Mitrovich and Brandon Bolish.
    Go Phoenix!
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  • MS Baseball Has Perfect Game to Open

    Ethan LeVan pitched a perfect 3 innings to go along with 2 hits and 3 RBI's to lead the MS baseball team to an opening day win over Heritage! Jonathan Maley pitched an inning to combine with LeVan on a perfect game for the Phoenix.
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  • Varsity Softball Opens Season With Dominating Win

    Varsity softball opened their season with a 13-4 win over St. Martin de Porres! Logan Felger earned the win with 14 strikeouts, Lani Pohl added 3 runs scored and Stella Sommers had 2 hits and a run scored. Congratulations to new head coach Johanna Bondra on her first win at AOA!
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  • Creech To Lead AOA Golf Program!

    AOA Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Jennifer Creech as the head coach of our new golf program! Creech graduated from North Royalton High School where she earned varsity letters in basketball, softball and golf. She continued her education at the University of South Alabama on a golf scholarship and played for four years for the Lady Jaguars.

    At South Alabama Creech was a 1st team All-Conference selection all four seasons, winning multiple Division I events. She was elected to the University of South Alabama Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
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  • Athletics Advisory Board Members Needed

    AOA athletics is looking for members in the AOA community to serve in a newly created Athletics Advisory Board.
    The Board assists and advises the Director of Athletics in the exercise of institutional responsibility and control of AOA athletics. The guiding concern of the Board is the growth and development of students who participate in AOA's education-based athletics mission. The Board both advises the Director of Athletics on policy issues brought to the Board's attention by the Director of Athletics and also initiates discussion on issues of concern to the faculty or administration.Board members also would address concerns or provide ideas that would benefit the student-athletes of AOA.
    The Board will consist of:
    -The Director of Athletics
    -2 parents
    -2 AOA student-athletes
    -2 members of the AOA faculty and staff
    Anyone interested in serving on the Advisory Board should contact James Valle at by Friday, March 17
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  • Spring Sports Reporting Schedule

    Spring Sports Are Here!
    Students in grades 6-12 who are interested in playing a spring sport at AOA should begin reporting next week!
    Girls lacrosse began their practices on February 28. Contact Coach LaRiche at if you would still like to play.
    MS and Varsity baseball players should report to the IAC at 3:30pm on Monday, March 6 and meet Coach Murphy.
    Varsity softball players should report to the IAC at 3:30pm on Monday, March 6 and meet Coach Bondra.
    MS softball players should report to the fieldhouse lobby at 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 7 and meet Coach Scharf.
    MS and Varsity boys tennis players should report to the tennis courts at 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 14 and meet Coach Najdovski.
    Please contact the Athletic office if you have any questions!
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  • Basketball Championship Results

    Boys varsity basketball won its 5th consecutive conference championship with a 73-47 win over Lawrence in the championship game. On the same night the varsity varsity basketball team took home the conference runner-up trophy, coming up just short in their championship game against Horizon Science.

    The MS girls basketball team upset the #2 seed Old Trail 27-20 in the conference semfinal before falling 38-33 to Gilnour in the championship game. Way to girl girls!

    The MS boys basketball team earned the 3rd place trophy with their win over Lawrence, after falling 8 points short in the semifinal game against Gilmour. Great job boys!
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  • Girls & Boys Basketball in Championship Game!

    Tonight the AOA varsity girls and boys basketball teams will be playing for conference championships! The girls take on Horizon Science at 5pm and the boys will battle Lawrence at 7pm, both games at AOA. The girls will be looking for their first ever conference championship and the boys their 5th straight championship. Go Phoenix!
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  • Boys Basketball Clinches Top Seed in Conference

    Following a 77-60 conference win over NEO, the varsity boys basketball team clinched the #1 seed in the conference tournament. The team seeks to win its 5th consecutive conference championship and begins its quest on Wednesday with a 7pm quarterfinal game against Grand River Academy.
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  • Huge Win for Varsity Girls Basketball!

    The girls varsity basketball team made a loud statement with a 45-23 win over Western Reserve Academy. Paloma Felipe dominated the paint with 10 points and 12 rebounds while Clara Gutierrez added 6 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. The Phoenix led the entire game and never allowed WRA to make a run. Coach Valadez said, "This is a game our girls had circled on their calendars all season. I'm so proud of the dominating performance they put on today."
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  • Sweep for Phoenix Basketball Over Lawrence!

    It was a clean sweep for the Phoenix in basketball on Monday! Below are the scores for each team's victory!
    Boys Varsity 71-60
    Girls Varsity 51-12
    Boys JV 58-31
    Boys MS 35-22
    Girls MS 28-4
    Go Phoenix!
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  • MS Teams Come Up Short In Openers

    AOA girls and boys basketball teams came up short in their season openers at Gilmour on Monday. The girls lost a close one, 16-12, while the boys lost 48-35. Clayton Graham and Trey Wright led with 12 points apiece and Ryan Ahrens added 10 rebounds.

    The girls effort was led by strong play from Jensen Sminchak, who provided poise and leadership to the young team. Brynne Stewart and Jaylin Marshall were other key contributors.

    The boys return to action today against Lippman at home with a 3:30 pm start. The boys and girls both travel to Canton Country Day on Friday with 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm starts.
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  • Boys Basketball Wins Melanie Williams! Girls Place 3rd

    Led by tournament MVP Enrique Gil-Garcia and All Tournament selections Arturo Sanchez and TJ Chapman, the boys varsity basketball captured the championship of the 8th annual Melanie Williams Memorial Tournament! After falling to state ranked Lake Ridge in a closely fought semifinal game, the girls teams placed 3rd after defeating Richmond Heights 41-8. Paloma Felipe and Ari Story earned All Tournament honors for the girls team.
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  • New Swim Records!

    Congratulations to our MS swimers, many of whom set new school records in last week's meet at Hawken!
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  • Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Open With Wins!

    Congratulations to our boys and girls varsity basketball teams for their wins over St. Martin yesterday!

    Arturo Sanchez led the boys with 18 points and 7 rebounds while TJ Chapman added 7 assists and 6 points. Paloma Felipe led the girls with 26 points in their opening season win.

    The boys return to the court at home today with games against Geauga, with a JV start time of 4:30 pm and varsity at 6 pm. The girls play at Collinwood with a 4 pm start time.
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  • LS Basketball Wins Opening Game!

    Led by Jake Newman, Alex Montgomery and Ashton Montgomery, the lower school basketball team won their opening game 25-18 over Mandel! This was the team's inaugural game, which makes their victory even more impressive. Congratulations to Coach Ladd and Coach Prosser on leading the team to their victory!
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  • Fall All-Conference Selections

    Congratulations to the following athletes for making the Lake Effect All-Conference team:

    Cross Country
    Boys 1st team: TJ Chapman
    Boys 2nd team: Danny Gallagher
    Girls Overall MVP: Darcie Gleason
    Girls 1st team: Lani Pohl
    Girls 1st team: Ariana Story
    Girls 2nd team: Jane Hammond
    Girls 2nd team: Madelyn Conley
    Girls 2nd team: Amy Yao
    Girls LEC Coach of the Year: Matt Starkey
    Overall MVP: Cache Roberts
    1st team: Ana Cvetkovic
    1st team: Jocelyn Carter
    1st team: Jovana Panic
    1st team: Sasha Khorsunenko
    1st team: Dan Ostroske
    1st team: Jon Dalton
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  • Flag Football Earns Championship Game Berth

    In only their first season, the AOA flag football team earned a spot in the Mentor NFL Flag League championship game! They won their 1st round game 27-0 and their semifinal game 34-7 to make the championship round! Congrats to our players and coaches on this incredible achievement!
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    The most successful high school athletic season in AOA history came to an end this past weekend with THREE LEC championships!

    Varsity girls cross country, varsity soccer and varsity volleyball all won their championships.

    Cross country won by 1 point, led by Darcie Gleason and Lani Pohl. This was their first championship since 2012.

    The championships were the first in the history of the soccer and volleyball programs. An amazing finish to their record-setting seasons!
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  • Mixed Bag for Phoenix

    Last night, our varsity volleyball team continued their dominance of the LEC, improving their conference record to 11-0 with a straight set win over Elyria First Baptist. The MS soccer team dropped their games 8-1 against a very skillful Heritage MS team, while the MS volleyball team fell to Elyria First Baptist 2-0.

    Next week begins Championship Week as our varsity volleyball, varsity soccer and MS volleyball teams all play for their respective championships!
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  • Spirit Week Coming Up!

    As we near the end of the fall season, our varsity volleyball team (13-1 record) is currently in 1st place in the conference and our varsity soccer team (7-1-1) is tied for 1st in the conference. As their seasons begin to hit the home stretch, please come support our varsity teams as both teams aim to earn their first ever LEC championships!
    At the middle school level, our soccer team is in 1st in the ISL with a 5-0 conference record, while our volleyball team is on a 6 match winning streak! Both of these teams aim to win their respective end of season tournaments, coming up next month.
    Our cross country teams will be competing in the AOA Invitational on October 8, where we expect over 1,000 runners on campus! This is always the highlight of their season, so come support your AOA runners!
    For those looking ahead to winter sports, below you will find the official start dates:
    Varsity Boys Basketball: October 17
    Varsity Girls Basketball: October 24
    MS and US Swimming: November 7
    JV MS Basketball: November 7
    MS Boys Basketball: November 7
    MS Girls Basketball: November 7
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  • Ms Girls Tennis Match Canceled

    Today's match against Lakeside has been canceled due to weather.
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  • Varsity Volleyball, Soccer Stay in 1st, MS Soccer Stays Unbeaten

    Both varsity volleyball and soccer won their conference games against Elyria First Baptist Monday, with volleyball winning at Elyria 3-1 and soccer winning at home 2-1. Both remain unbeaten in the LEC.

    MS soccer responded after a slow start, winning 5-1 against Ratner. They have a couple of days off before a home conference game on Thursday against Canton Country Day.
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  • Varsity Girls Opens Season With Tie

    The varsity girls tennis match hosted St. John on Wednesday and walked away with a 2-2 tie. Alissa Krivenko (#1 singles) and Amy Yao (#3 singles) were AOA's winners. Congratulations to Coach Najdovski and the team on a good start!
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  • Ana Cvetkovic and Jovana Panic Featured in News Herald
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  • Varsity VB, Soccer, MS Soccer Win, MS VB Falls Short

    Both varsity volleyball and varsity soccer defeated LEC rival Hearts for Jesus Christ to stay unbeated on Tuesday afternoon. Volleyball won 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-21) to earn their first ever win against Hearts. Soccer took a 3-0, holding on for a 3-2 win, leaving them tied for first in the conference with Lawrence.

    MS soccer, led by Ryan LeVan and Conner Capel's 2 goals apiece, won their first game of the season 8-1 against Gilmour. Ethan LeVan, Trey Wright and Max Hill each added 1 goal.

    MS volleyball came up short, falling to Valley Christian 2-0 in two very tightly contested games.
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  • AOA Flag Football Has Inaugural Game

    The AOA flag football team had its first ever game this past Saturday at Mentor High School. Composed entirely of AOA lower school students, the "Saints" (the team name provided by their league) showed first game jitters against the "Bears", falling behind 20-0 before climbing back into the game behind excellent defense and Ricardo Crumble's TD reception late in the 2nd half. Congratulations to Coaches Brian LaRiche, Scott Sharpless and Ken Graham on a fantastic debut!
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  • Fall Sports Off To Perfect Start

    AOA fall teams have gotten off to blazing starts, combining to go 7-0 in the first 2 weeks of the fall season. Varsity volleyball is 4-0, varsity soccer is 2-0 and MS volleyball is 1-0. Additionally, cross country MS girls won the Pursuit of the Pride race, with Darcie Gleason posting the best overall time. Plenty of great things happening this fall in AOA athletics!
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  • Varsity Soccer Opens With Big Win Over Grand River

    After coming up short against Grand River over the past few years, the varsity soccer team exacted some revenge by opening their season with a 5-1 win at Grand River on Thursday afternoon. Sasha Khorsunenko had a hat trick with 3 goals to lead the way. Congratulations to Coach Ahrens and the entire team!
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  • Varsity Volleyball Highlighted in News Herald!

    Click the link below to read about your Lady Phoenix. Congratulations for well deserved recognition!
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  • Clean Sweep for Phoenix!

    MS soccer, MS volleyball and Varsity volleyball all won their contests on Friday evening! Please check out individual team pages for more details!
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  • Tennis Practice Canceled for 8/31

    Due to weather, tennis practice on August 31 is canceled
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  • Jay Valadez To Lead Women's Basketball Program

    AOA Athletics is proud to introduce our new head girls basketball coach, Jay Valadez. Valadez comes to AOA after spending the 2016 season as an assistant coach at Lutheran East, helping guide them to a 18-6 season and their first playoff win in 6 years. He is also the Head Coach of the Shock, an AAU program, where he has an overall record of 57-11, with 8 tournament championships. Five of his former players have gone on to play collegiate basketball including WNBA draftee Rachel Tecca. We are excited to welcome Coach Valadez to the Phoenix community!
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  • Fall Sports and Parent Meeting Information

    Fall sports are upon is! Below you will find all of the start dates for our fall teams. Also, please remember all of your athletic forms/paperwork must be submitted to be eligible for participation in AOA athletics. If you need them, you will find all of the forms under the "Forms" tab on the Athletics page on the website.

    Reminder that we will have a Parent Meeting for all AOA parents on September 6 at 6pm in the gym. All AOA coaches will be on hand for a meet and greet at the conclusion of the meeting.

    Go Phoenix!

    Varsity Cross Country: August 1, 8:30am (meet Coach Starkey in the fieldhouse)
    MS Cross Country: August 8, 8:30am (meet Coach Blasko in the fieldhouse)
    Varsity Girls Volleyball: August 16, 6pm (meet Coach Lewis in the gym)
    MS Girls Volleyball: August 22, 4pm (meet Coach Miller in the gym)
    Varsity Soccer: August 22, 7:30am (meet Coach Ahrens on the field)
    MS Soccer: August 22, 8am (meet Coach Hunter on the field)
    MS and US Girls Tennis: August 23, 3:30pm (meet Coach Nadjovski in the fieldhouse)

    Please contact Athletic Director, James Valle, at if you have any questions.
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  • A Message From the Athletic Director

    Dear AOA Community,

    The 2015-16 school year proved to be the most successful year in the history of AOA athletics. Whether it was on-field success, conference championships, participation numbers, the addition of new teams and strength and conditioning programs, academic accomplishments, however you define success, this year AOA teams and their athletes had plenty of it.

    As the Athletic Director, I have had the privilege of working with such a supportive administration, an outstanding parent community and a dedicated and professional coaching staff. The collective efforts of everyone involved has helped make this year so memorable and successful for our athletic teams. The AOA community is blessed to have such passionate and enthusiastic people leading and guiding their student-athletes.

    As we look forward to 2016-17, there is so much to be excited about. The addition of new programs that will incorporate our lower school students, an infusion of new talent that will add a new level of competitiveness to a number of our programs, enhanced availability to our Health 360 Performance program and most importantly, the continued growth of our young talent that is so vital to the continued success of our athletic programs.

    I want to remind everyone that my door is always open. If you have any thoughts, questions, suggestions, please never hesitate to email, call or come by my office. I'm looking forward to working with everyone in our community as we continue to build an athletic program that develops champions both in sport and in life.


    James Valle
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  • LEC Softball Semifinals and Championship Friday at AOA!

    AOA will play host to the Lake Effect Conference softball semifinals and championship game on Friday, May 13. At 3:30pm AOA will take on Lawrence on the main softball field and St. John will take on NEO on the baseball field, which will be converted to a softball field. The two winning teams will play on the main field at approximately 5pm in the championship game. A great way to support the Lady Phoenix and then come over to the Athletic Awards Banquet at 6pm!
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  • MS Baseball With a Historic Season!

    The 2016 MS baseball team finished their season with a 6-2 record, which is the best record in AOA history in the sport! In true "cardiac kids" fashion, the team entered the bottom of the 7th inning in their finale vs. Gilmour down 2-0 and scored 3 runs, the last with 2 outs and a 3-2 count on Ryan LeVan, who drew the walk that scored Paul Donikowski for the win. Jay Sminchak pitched a complete game, earning the win and only allowing the 2 runs. Congratulations to coaches Dave Seagroves, Elliot Ladd and Terry O'Neil and to the players on a historic season! The future of AOA baseball looks bright!
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  • Athletic Awards Banquet Announcement

    For those attending the Athletic Awards Banquet this Friday, please note that dinner will be begin promptly at 6 pm in the dining hall. The awards presentations will begin at 6:45 pm in the auditorium. Hope to see you there!
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  • Perfect Season for MS Softball

    Led by 8th graders Logan Felger and Lani Pohl, the MS softball team finished the season with a perfect 6-0 record after defeating Memorial 30-2 on May 6. The softball program has such a bright and promising future as our MS team continues to grow, mature and improve. We can't wait to see what our vatrsity team will look like in just a few years! Congratulations to Coach Scharf and the girls and a special thanks to Brian Donikowski and Jim Sminchak for helping out with our girls! Go Phoenix!
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  • Senior Day a Success!

    The Lady Phoenix began their Senior Day game on a perfect note, with a leadoff homerun by 8th grader Lani Pohl, en route to a 22-0 conference win over NEO. Logan Felger and Pohl combined to pitch the 5 inning shut out.

    Prior to the game, senior Rachel Haycox and Bond Brewster, along with boys tennis senior Max Quan and lacrosse senior Rebecca Shapiro, were honored in front of their peers and teacher as AOA's spring sports seniors. Thank you to our seniors for your dedication to AOA athletics!
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  • MS Baseball & Varsity Softball Win!

    Middle school baseball continued its winning ways with a 2-1 win over Heritage MS on Tuesday afternoon. Varsity softball also won, beating Northeast Ohio College Prep handily, improving their conference record to 4-3.
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  • Softball Game Canceled

    Today's varsity softball game against St. Martin de Porres has been canceled.
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  • All Contests on May 2 Are Canceled

    All athletic contests for today are canceled due to poor playing conditions.
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  • Another Successful Day for MS Baseball and Softball!

    MS Baseball moved to 4-1 with a big 6-5 win over Beachwood. Clayton Graham earned the win, while Jason Pohl pitched 7.1 innings. After leading off the 8th with a single, Jay Sminchak scored the winning run off a safety squeeze laid down by Ryan LeVan. Congratulations to Coach Seagroves and the boys!

    Congratulations to the MS softball team for their 14-4 win over Beachwood, moving them to 5-0 on the season! Logan Felger pitched a scoreless 3 innings and had a multiple hit game. Lani Pohl also pitched a scoreless inning for the Phoenix.
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  • Today's Games Canceled

    All athletic contests for Thrusday, April 28 are canceled.
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  • Big Day for MS Teams

    MS baseball earned a big 6-3 road win over Gilmour Academy on April 26. Jay Sminchak threw a complete game for the win. Jason Pohl knocked in the winning RBI in the 6th inning and Paul Donikowski caught in a great game behind the plate for the Phoenix.

    At home, the MS softball team stayed unbeated at 4-0, with a 12-2 win over Laurel. Logan Felger and Lani Pohl combined to throw a great game for the Phoenix.
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  • Varsity Softball @ WRA Rescheduled

    The varsity softball game against Western Reserve, originally scheduled for April 29, has been moved to May 4 at 4:30pm at Wester Reserve.
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  • Graper Drives in Winning Run for MS Baseball

    The MS baseball team defeated Brady MS 9-8 in 8 innings. Taz Graper drove in the game winning RBI in the 8th inning, finishing the game 2 for 4 with a triple. Jonathan Maley had a pinch hit single that drove in the tying run. Jason Pohl was the winning pitcher for AOA. The team is now 2-1 on the season. Go Phoenix!
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  • Varsity Softball Sweeps Doubleheader

    The varsity softball team swept it's doubleheader against Lawrence on Saturday afternoon, winning 10-5 in Game 1 and 9-7 in Game 2. Bond Brewster was the winning pitcher in Game 1 and Lani Pohl won Game 2. The team is now 3-1 on the season.
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  • Welcome Kristen Szutkowski, AOA's New MS Volleyball Coach!

    Szutkowski takes over for Coach Melissa Devloo, who has decided to step down from her coaching position after 5 seasons. Szutkowski brings an extensive volleyball background to AOA, having coached at Brunswick High School for 3 years as well as 3 years of club volleyball coaching at the middle school level. As a player, she played school and club volleyball for 6 years. AOA is excited to have Kristen join our coaching staff, as we continue to grow our athletic programs! Thank you to Coach Devloo for doing an incredible job teaching and serving as a role model for our young student-athletes all these years!
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  • MS Baseball & Softball Win Openers! Girls LAX Falls

    The MS baseball and softball teams opened their seasons with wins over Heritage while girls LAX fell to Chardon in their second game of the season.
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  • MS Tennis Opens Season vs. Hawken

    The MS tennis team opened their season with a close, 2-1, loss at Hawken.
    Sahas Dandapantula won 6-2 while Peter Xhu and Penn Chi lost 0-6. Congratulations to Peter and Penn for competing in the first matches of their young careers!
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  • Carl Pinzarroni '14 Alumni Interview

    Alum Carl Pinzarroni reflects on his time at AOA in this interview.
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  • MS Baseball at Hawken Rescheduled to 4/14

    The MS baseball game at Hawken that had been canceled has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 14 at Hawken, 4:30 pm.
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  • Varsity Softball @ Horizon Canceled

    Due to Horizon's field remaining unplayable, today's game has been canceled. We hope to announce a make-up date soon.
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  • MS Baseball and Softball vs. Hawken Canceled

    Today's MS baseball and softball games at Hawken have been canceled.
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  • Varsity Softball and Boys Tennis Canceled

    Today's home varsity softball game vs. Gilnour and boys varsity tennis matches vs. North are canceled.
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  • MS Baseball Canceled Today

    Today's MS baseball game at Gilmour has been canceled.
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  • Softball vs. St. John Canceled, Rescheduled for 4/15

    Today's varsity softball game vs. St. John is canceled due to weather and poor field conditions.

    The game has been rescheduled for Friday, April 15 at 4:30pm at AOA.
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  • Health 360 Training Returns

    AOA Athletics is pleased to announce that Health 360 Performance will resume its strength and conditioning training for AOA students on Tuesday, April 12. All interested students should sign up in the Athletics office.
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  • MS Baseball and Softball Canceled

    Today's MS baseball and softball games at Beachwood have been canceled due to fields not being playable.

    The MS softball game on Friday against Hathaway Brown has also been canceled due to HB having insufficient numbers.
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  • Softball Game Canceled

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  • Winter News-Herald's All Star Team "Honor Roll" Athletes

    Congratulations to the following Winter athletes for making the News-Herald's All Star Teams "Honor Roll":
    Boys basketball:
    Arturo Sanchez
    Enrique Gil-Garcia
    TJ Chapman
    Girls Basketball:
    Gabby Culotta
    Audrey Morgan
    Ariana Story
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  • AOA Sports Banquet

    Join us on Friday, May 13th, from 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. to recognize our 2016 Middle and Upper School athletes. Click HERE to register.
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  • Health 360 Speed and Agility Sessions Return for Spring!

    The Athletics Department is proud to announce that Health 360 will be running a 5 week program for students beginning April 11, 3:30-4:45pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The program incorporates speed, agility and injury prevention workouts.
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  • AOA Camp Registration!

    Please use the link below to register for AOA sports camps! Contact the Athletic Department if you have any questions.
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  • Boys Varsity Basketball Win NCSAA Tournament!

    The boys varsity basketball team closed their season with a 62-29 win over Christian Community in the championship game of the 4A division. They finished their season with a 23-11 record, a 4th straight LEC championship and their 1st NCSAA championship!
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  • Varsity Baseball Season Canceled

    Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers, AOA has to cancel its varsity baseball season.
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  • Girls LAX at AOA

    AOA is proud to announce that there will be a girls LAX program this year! Any girls, grades 6-12, interested in playing should meet in Mrs. LaRiche's room (VG 112) on Monday, March 7 at 3:30pm for a meeting. Practices will begin on Wednesday, March 9.
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  • Boys Tennis Begins March 15

    Middle and Upper school boys tennis will begin on Tuesday, March 15 at 3:30pm at the tennis courts.
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  • MS Softball Will Begin March 7

    MS softball will not begin today! Instead, the first day of practice will be Monday, March 7 at 3:30pm. 
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  • Night at the Races a Success!

    On Friday, February 26 our Athletic Boosters held its first ever Night at the Races!
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  • AOA Summer Camps 2016!

    AOA Athletics will be offering the following camps:

    June 13-17:
    Boys Basketball, 9am-12pm (Grade 3-12)
    Girls Basketball, 12:30-3:30pm (Grade 3-12)
    June 20-24:
    Girls Volleyball, 9am-12pm (Grade 6-12)
    Soccer, 12:30-3:30pm (Grade 6-12)
    June 27-July 1
    Baseball, 9am-12pm (Grade 3-12)
    July 5-8:
    Boys Basketball, 9am-12pm (Grade 3-12)

    Cost per athlete is $120. Registration link will be online shortly.
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    The girls MS basketball team defeated Canton Country Day in the ISL championship game, winning their third consecutive championship! Congratulations to Coach Scharf and the girls on a historic season!
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  • Spring Sports Begin Monday, February 29

    All baseball, softball and boys tennis teams begin practice on February 29. Teams should meet in the fieldhouse rotunda if coaches have not set a location prior to Monday. Practices begin at 3:30pm.
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  • Baseball Meeting

    There will be a mandatory baseball meeting for middle and upper school students on Thursday, February 25 at 3:30pm in the IAC. The meeting should last approximately 15 minutes.
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    The boys varsity team defeated New Day Academy 48-42 to win its 4th consecutive Lake Effect Conference championship! TJ Chapman led the way with 18 points and 2 assists. Arturo Sanchez dominated the paint on both ends of the floor with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Ends Season in Semifinals

    Congratulations to the girls varsity basketball team on a successful 14-10 season. The team fell to Horizon Science in the LEC semifinals, but has plenty of pieces to build on going forward. Leading scorer and rebounder Gabby Culotta will continue to lead the program as it continues to grow in the right direction. Thank you to seniors Audrey Morgan and Lisa Le for everything you have done for AOA girls basketball!
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  • Four Basketball Players Selected All Conference!

    Congratulations to the following varsity basketball players for being selected to the Lake Effect Conference All Conference teams!

    Boys Basketball
    1st Team: Arturo Sanchez
    1st Team: Enrique Gil-Garcia
    2nd Team: TJ Chapman
    Girls Basketball
    1st Team: Gabby Culotta
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  • Girls Varsity Moves on to Semifinals

    The girls varsity basketball team defeated St. Martin de Porres 49-32, advancing to face #1 seed Horizon Science in the LEC tournament semifinals. The game will be played at AOA on February 18 at 7:30pm.
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  • Girls Varsity Basketball Enters LEC Tournament

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