The role of the Select Committee is to monitor all league activities and provide support to the Leauge Director, when necessary.
Dr. Matthew Hecker
Chief Administrative Officer, Education Office
St. Paul tells us (1 Cor. 9:24-25) life is a contest and the prize is Heaven. In his words: “Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.” The purpose of the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League is to instruct our children on how to connect the discipline of their spirit with the discipline of their mind and body. We do so not to train future varsity athletes but to train disciples of Jesus Christ. The prize is not winning a ribbon or a trophy; it is eternal life with God. The League welcomes the participation of all eligible students, possessing whatever skill level or ability.
Mr. Tony Arens
Principal, St. John
Mr. Jeremy Ekeler
Principal, Cathedral of the Risen Christ
The playing field, court and track are classrooms in which the most important virtues are instilled by educators (called “Coaches”) upon students (called “Athletes”) in a unique way. There are not many educational settings in which both the student and the teacher share such an impassioned appreciation and love for content as occurs in sport. Environment couples with dynamic to form potent, long-lasting and transformative lessons about God’s gifts, the dignity of humans, the importance of process over outcome, and the value of individual rigor for a shared purpose.
Mrs. Kristine Placek
Principal, St. Patrick
Athletic programs provide the opportunity for parents and coaches to teach young men and women important life skills, including leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and perseverance. Student athletes leave the court with more than specific athletic skills – they take with them a respect for hard work, deeper self-awareness, and the confidence to make positive impacts in their school and community.
Mr. Cody Wallinger
Athletic League Director, Diocese of Lincoln
Athletics, for our young men and women, are entirely about teaching them what it means to be a Christian. The intangibles and memories that our student-athletes walk away with, from our athletic programs, are the true measures of our success. Everything done, from a League Director viewpoint, stems from the Latin motto ‘Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam’ (For the Greater Glory of God). May His presence always remain our focal point.