GO KNIGHTS GO!
ACS has a long history of achievement in athletics, locally and provincially. Our goal is to use athletics as a method of implementing our vision to engage the mind, nurture the heart, and shape God’s world. We do this with a broad and intentional athletic program, which integrates our competitive goals with our Christian worldview. Everyone has a role to play on a team. We teach our athletes how to play for a team. The motto above our gym doors says,
“Many Parts. One Body.
Many Players. One Team.”
Each human being is created by God to praise and serve Him. The whole person is called to be an instrument of service to God and others. Through our athletic program, athletes learn character development, leadership skills, athletic skills, team-work, humility, service, courage, responsibility, and cooperation. Our teams play hard, play smart and play together.
We have found that this focus also leads to success in competition. The Knights have won five provincial banners in basketball and volleyball, and placed second 6 other times. They have captured 23 Fraser Valley Championships in basketball, golf, track & field, and volleyball, and have won six individual Provincial gold medals in Track & Field. Along with a competitive spirit we have run our programs to be inclusive: 40% of the high school student body participates in extra-curricular sports and our grade 8-12 track and field team regularly has 75+ members.
Volleyball is the longest running sport here at ACS and has provided our teams with tremendous opportunity for success. Most recently, the Knights won the B.C. “A” Volleyball Championship in 2014!
Our basketball teams have won 4 provincial titles; the boys winning in 1989, 1991, and 2005, and the girls winning in 2010. Our teams have qualified for numerous “A” and “AA” provincial championships and have had many graduates go on to play at the post-secondary level.
Soccer is our youngest program at ACS, but it has boasted a large participation rate and we are looking to grow the sport with junior teams. The boys’ season is in the fall and the girls’ season is in the spring.
This sport is co-ed with boys and girls both encouraged to try out for the team. Golf is a spring sport, so have your umbrella ready. The Knights won the Fraser Valley “A” title in 2010.
TRACK & FIELD
The Knights are well known for amassing a large team despite our school size and competing hard against much larger schools. This sport is also not “tiered” yet the Knights have won several Fraser Valley titles, numerous Christian Schools Championships, and have groomed three provincial individual gold medalists.
This season runs in the fall and all are welcome to participate in this program. We are famous for getting up early and training before school and we enjoy our annual overnighter. This sport does not have “tiering” and the Senior Girls team has qualified the last five years in a row for the provincial championship.