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Welcome to the Faith Christian Academy Athletic Program. It is our desire that we intentionally pursue athletics to further grow and mature our students, and in this glorify God.  Athletics are an integral part of our educational process here at Faith Christian Academy.  It is our belief that participation in athletics provides the opportunity for developing lifetime skills that will help students in becoming well-rounded individuals. We hope that all students will participate in some level of our athletic program. FCA encourages parents, guardians, friends and family to invest in FCA athletics in a positive way to help enhance the memories and experiences of each student athlete.    

Faith Christian Academy competes in and adheres to the rules of the Mid Hudson Christian Athletic League (M.H.C.A.L.) and the Hudson Valley Athletic League (H.V.A.L.)

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Friday, October 6th, 2017

JV Soccer:

The JV Soccer team, and the 5th and 6th grade intramural team participated in the Dutchess Day 7 on 7 Annual tournament. The intramural team showed great improvement by going 1-2-0 on the day, with one of the defeats being a neck to neck battle only to drop the game by a tenuous margin.

Our JV team finished 1-0-2 in pool play and eventually advanced to the final game against Indian Mountain, finishing in 2nd place. This is the farthest any team has gone in in the tournament in program history.

Lance Mackin scored four goals, and played goalie the last half of the day, making 15 saves in goal. Josh Relyea tucked away three impressive goals, while David Speidell scored the game winning goal in the semi-final round to secure his team's spot in the championship round.

Cole Mackin scored four goals in the 5th and 6th grade division, with Mikhail Adams and Luke DeLuise adding another two goals a piece for the Falcons.




Faith Christian Academy’s Emily Santiago Signs Letter of Intent


FCA Basketball Standout to Play at Nyack College
By Terence Michos
July 3, 2017

Emily Santiago (pictured in the front row,center), with her parents, Mark and Brenda. In the back row (from left to right), Nyack Women;s Basketball Coach David Julien,  FCA Girls Basketball Co-Coach Melanie Nash, FCA Girls Head Basketball Coach Brianna DeCarmine,  Howard Miller FCA Athletics Liason for College Athletics


Poughkeepsie, New York – Faith Christian Academy in Poughkeepsie has announced that FCA Girls Basketball standout, Emily Santiago has signed a letter of intent to play woman’s basketball at Nyack College in Rockland County, New York. The East Fishkill resident was chosen all-league in both the Hudson Valley Athletic League and the Mid-Hudson Christian Athletic League and averaged ten points and six rebounds per game during the three years she played Varsity Basketball at FCA. Emily will redshirt during her freshman year in order to give her four years eligibility beginning in the fall of 2018. She is the first FCA student athlete to sign a letter of intent to play sports at the college level since the school expanded to an accredited High School in 2010.


“We are extremely proud of Emily”, said FCA Athletic Director, Roy Arnesen. “We realize it will be a challenge for her to compete at the Division II level but Emily is very athletic and a quick learner so we think it will be a good fit and a great experience for her.”


Arnesen added that he was grateful to FCA Athletic Liaison for College Athletics, Howard Miller who was instrumental in connecting Santiago with the Nyack College, Woman’s Basketball Program. Miller was the Athletic Director at The King’s College for over twenty years and then served as Director of Physical Education in the Hyde Park School District for fifteen years until his retirement.


Nyack College competes at the NCAA Division II level and plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).



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Kwame Maranga 
(Senior, Varsity Track & Field)

Elizabeth Tolkan
(Sophomore, Varsity Softball)

In only two seasons of competing, Kwame has achieved a high level of success in only a short period of time. He placed in the North-East Regional Meet for the second straight year, this year taking 2nd in the Long Jump event with a 19' 3.75" jump in cold and rainy conditions. Kwame placed 1st in several events at multiple dual  and tri meets versus public schools. Twofold, Kwame made his PR at meets against both FDR and Spackenkill High School. At Millbrook High School's dual meet, Kwame took 1st in the 100m, 200m, and Long Jump events.

Liz came into her Sophomore year as a third year Varsity starter playing 3rd base. Liz is intensely dedicated and puts her team's success before her own. Liz is in no small part the reason for the team's three-year undefeated record and two consecutive HVAL championships. Throughout the course of the season, Liz remained incredibly consistent while carrying a .750 batting average, hitting 11 home runs, scoring 31 runs and driving 32 RBI's.
Honorable Mentions:
Sydney Beck (Senior, Varsity Softball), Taylor Brandl (Sophomore, Varsity Softball), Jessica DeCarmine (Sophomore, Varsity Softball), Justin Drews (Freshman, Varsity Baseball), Lance Mackin (7th Grade, Varsity Baseball), Tony Fu (Junior, Varsity Tennis), Simon Maranga (Freshman, Varsity Track & Field), Justin Ruyack (Freshman, Varsity Track & Field), Lydia Butler (Sophomore, Varsity Track & Field)