10 Man Ride

As a lacrosse goalie, I could tolerate many things. Standing in the cold in early season games, opponents running their mouth after they scored on you, being slashed because you did not wear arm pads, and taking hard shots of your shins were a few of them. However, there is one thing I could not stand. More than anything, I …

A Ministry Moment from Solomon Bliss, Regional Camp and Community Coordinator

As I recently began to reflect on the summer, I considered the impressive teamwork of our coaching staff of nearly 70, and how much their efforts so closely align with FCA’s core values of Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence. In the coaching world you usually have a lot of strong personalities and many diverse individuals who each have a way …

Prepared

Sunday marked the beginning of a new lacrosse season, which is always an exciting time for me as I get to know the players.   As part of the practice plan, which includes skills development and fundamentals, I will install our offense, start game preparations, and plan the direction of where we want to be.  During the boys’ first team-builder …

A Ministry Update from Upstate New York

Lacrosse brothers draw Section V legend basketball player father into FCA Greg Woodard was one of the best basketball players ever to come out of Section V, and he remains on Villanova University’s list of leading scorers. While he’s no longer playing the sport he has had great success in, and still has a passion for, he is now enjoying …

Spotlight on New Hampshire athlete Ashley Vining

Athlete, camper, huddle leader, team captain — just a few of the words that describe Ashley Vining, a 2017 graduate of Portsmouth Christian Academy, Portsmouth, NH. Recently, Ashley shared how her experiences with FCA have helped to strengthen her faith. During the last two years, Ashley led Portsmouth Christian Academy’s FCA huddle, which helped bring her softball teammates closer together …

And

As the timeout broke, the objective was clear to everyone on the team: possess the ball until the game ends. I relayed the same message to my players three times over as the huddle broke: “Be sure the game ends with the ball in your stick.” We are up one, with under a minute remaining and no timeouts left. Coming …

Ministry Highlight from Syracuse University with Michelle Malara

They say the older you get, the quicker time seems to pass and I can attest to the truth of that statement. It amazes me to think I am coming to the close of my first year of full-time ministry with FCA at Syracuse University. For years I had a certain plan for my life and future. In June of …

Dusk

As everyone knows, I am a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan. Their legendary coach Vince Lombardi was famous for saying: “We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” Our family has many traditions and activities where we often find ourselves running out of time. During the days of summer at the point where dusk begins to set …

Profitable Disappointment

It was one of the first warm nights of spring as I drove home from a playoff game that I could not believe we had allowed to slip away. As Anna and the kids were fast asleep, I decided to visit Byrne Dairy and buy myself an ice cream cone. When we arrived home and I sat down on my …

Faith and Family Night

On June 17, 2017, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes partnered with WZXV 97.7 Farmington to host a Faith and Family Night at Rhinos Stadium where the Rhinos were victorious over the Ottawa Fury 1-0. The Rochester-based Christian band Venerant opened the evening as the gates opened and played for awhile following the game. Afterwards, over sixty people stayed to hear …