Athletic Department

Rio Athletics

The Athletic Department at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is devoted to instilling a commitment to health and wellness as well as a love for exercise in students.  Students get active through a variety of PE classes, intramurals in the evenings, Fitness Fridays, and by joining athletic teams throughout the year. Each coach at RLAA has taken a course on coaching and meet all California guidelines for coaches. RLAA is a proud member of California Interscholastic Federation in the North Coast Section and plays in the Small School Bridge League.

Research has shown that students pay attention in class better, engage with classmates, and do better in school when they are physically active on a daily basis.

-Kevin Hardesty, Athletic Director.

Whether PE students are doing water aerobics, learning the fundamentals of badminton, or the right way to play defense in a basketball game, they learn how to exercise and gain a sense of enjoyment through activities.  Coach Hardesty’s goal is to instill good sportsmanship and a sense of accomplishment into each student athlete. Leadership, hard work, communication, and teamwork, are some of the skills the coaching staff look to develop in their players.

RLAA currently has eight different teams:

Boys Flag Football, Girls Flag Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Volleyball, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball.

 We have had some athletic success in our program, but even more important than athletic success is the goal for each athlete to grow in their Christian walk. At RLAA our goal is for each student athlete to grow athletically, spiritually, academically and socially.

RLAA’s Athletic Department is a self-supported department which makes most of its money off fund raising events. Without the help of parents and boosters the athletic department would not be successful. Thank you for supporting RLAA. Go Spartans!

Soccer

Guys Varsity Soccer

Coach: Jared Henry

2018 Game Schedule:

Visit our MaxPreps page to see the team calendar, game stats and more.

Date Time Opponent Location Score W-L-T
August 23 4:30 pm Staff Rio Lindo    
August 31 4:30 pm Credo Credo 1-5 0-1
September 4 4:30 pm Geyserville Geyserville 8-0 1-1
September 6 4:30 pm Technology Technology 0-6 1-2
September 7 4:30 pm St. Vincents Rio Lindo 1-4 1-3
September 10 4:30 pm Tomales Rio Lindo 2-3 1-4
September 12 4:30 pm Summerfield Rio Lindo 2-2 1-4-1
September 15 8:00 pm Hanna Rio Lindo  7-2 2-4-1
September 18 4:30 pm Potter Valley Potter Valley 4-3 3-4-1
September 24 4:30 pm Sonoma Academy Rio Lindo 1-3 3-5-1
October 2 4:30 pm Summerfield Summerfield 1-2 3-6-1
October 4 4:00 pm Hanna Hanna 3-0 4-6-1
October 8 4:30 pm RVC RVC 5-2 5-6-1
October 11 4:30 pm Potter Valley Rio Lindo    
October 15 4:30 pm Emery Emery    
October 17 4:30 pm Mendocino Mendocino
October 22 6:00 pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy
October 24 4:30 pm RVC Rio Lindo    

To see full stats, click HERE

Ladies Varsity Soccer

Coach: Jared Henry

Flag Football

Guys’ Varsity Football

Coach: Kevin Hardesty

Assistant Coach: Seth Ballance

2018 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location Score W-L
August 31 4:30 pm Hanna Rio Lindo 32-6 1-0
September 6 5:30 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep 26-19 2-0
September 13 4:30 pm Hanna Hanna 33-12 3-0
September 16 9:00 am Lodi CVCA 19-26 3-1
September 16 11:00 am SAA CVCA 6-28 3-2
September 16 1:00 pm MBA CVCA 26-13 4-2
September 18 5:30 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo 26-20 5-2
September 19 4:00 pm Marin Rio Lindo 32-26 6-2
September 24 4:30 pm Napa Christian Rio Lindo 32-0 7-2
October 3 5:00 pm Napa Christian Napa Christian 40-6 8-2
October 5 2:10 pm Glendale Rio Lindo  55-13 9-2
October 5 4:30 pm NPAA Rio Lindo 27-12 10-2
October 6 11:15 pm Lodi Rio Lindo 20-25 10-3
October 7 2:35 pm Pine Hills Rio Lindo 12-14 10-4
October 10 4:00 pm Marin Rio Lindo 32-19 11-4

To see full stats, click HERE

Girls Varsity Football

Head Coach: Kevin Hardesty

Assistant Coaches: Hannah Schmidt

2018 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location Score W-L 
September 6 4:15 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep 0-19 0-1
September 16 10:00 am MBA CVCA 6-13 0-2
September 16 12:00 pm MVA CVCA 7-13 0-3
September 16 2:00 pm Lodi CVCA 20-27 0-4
September 18 4:15 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo 6-9 0-5
September 19 4:00 pm Marin Rio Lindo 32-19 1-5
October 5 3:20 pm NPAA Rio Lindo 18-40 1-6
October 6 8:15 pm Glendale Rio Lindo 13-32 1-7
October 6 10:15 pm Pine Hills Rio Lindo 12-13 1-8
October 7 2:35 pm SAA Rio Lindo 0-25 1-9
October 10  4:00 pm Marin Rio Lindo 32-0 2-9

Volleyball

Lady Spartans Volleyball

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Coaches: Corina Handal & Victoria Carreon

 2018 Game Schedule:

Visit our MaxPreps page to see the team calendar, game stats and more.

Date Time Opponent Location W-L
August 27 6:00 pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy 0-1
August 29 2:00 pm Point Arena Rio Lindo 1-1
August 29 TBA Tournament
Rio Lindo 2-1
August 29 TBA Tournament Rio Lindo 2-2
August 29 TBA Tournament Rio Lindo 3-2
September 4 4:00 pm Cornerstone Cornerstone 3-3
September 6 6:00 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep 4-3
September 11 6:00 pm Summerfield Rio Lindo 5-3
September 13 5:00 pm El Sobrante El Sobrante 5-4
September 18 6:00 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo 6-4
September 24 5:30pm El Sobrante Rio Lindo 7-4
October 2 6:00 pm Summerfield Summerfield 8-4
October 3 TBA Napa Christian Napa Christian 9-4
October 8 5:30 pm Cornerstone Rio Lindo 10-4
October 11 10:00 am CVCA PUC Prep  
October 11 12:00 pm MBA PUC Prep  
October 11 2:00 pm El Dorado PUC Prep  
October 11 4:00 pm Mountain View PUC Prep  
October 12 11:00 am PUC Prep PUC Prep  
October 16 6:00 pm Napa Christian Rio Lindo  
October 18 TBA SSBL Tournament Rio Lindo  

To see full stats, click HERE

Girls JV Volleyball

Coach: Rachel Henry

2018 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location W-L
August 27 5:00 pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy 1-0
August 30 TBA Calistoga Rio Lindo 1-1
August 30 TBA Point Arena Rio Lindo 2-1
September 20 5:00 pm Credo Credo 2-2

Basketball

Men’s Varsity Basketball

Coach: Kevin Hardesty

2018-19 Boys Varsity Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location  Score W-L
November 13 7:00pm PUC prep Rio Lindo  75-50 1-0 
November 15 8:00pm Anderson Valley Rio Lindo 76-14 2-0
November 27 6:00 pm PUC prep PUC prep 81-22 3-0
November 28 6:30 pm Potter Valley Potter Valley 61-23 4-0
December 1 8:00pm Napa Christian Napa Christian 68-47 5-0
December 4 7:30pm Laytonville Rio Lindo   40-25 6-0 
December 6 7:30 pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy 52-59 6-1
December 11 6:30 pm Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill 86-37 7-1
December 13 7:30 pm El Sobrante Rio Lindo  61-35  8-1
December 18 6:30pm Emery Emery
January 9 7:00 pm Archbishop Hanna  Rio Lindo    
January 10 7:30 pm Cornerstone  Rio Lindo    
January 11 7:00 pm Pleasant Hill  Rio Lindo    
January 12 8:30pm Summerfield Summerfield
January 17 7:00 pm Mendocino Rio Lindo    
January 23 4:00 pm Central Valley  PUC tournament
January 23 8:30 pm Hawaii Mission PUC tournament
January 24 TBA TBA PUC tournament
January 24 TBA TBA PUC tournament
January 30 6:30pm Archbishop Hanna Archbishop Hanna
January 31 7:00pm Summerfield Rio Lindo    
February 4 TBA TBA SSBL Quarterfinals
February 6 TBA TBA SSBL Semifinals
February 7 TBA TBA SSBL Championship


Boys JV Basketball:

Coach: Jared Henry

2017-18 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
November 15 4:30 pm RUP Scrimmage Roseland
November 29 6:30 pm Credo Rio Lindo
December 5 4:30 pm Mendocino Mendocino
December 7 4:30 pm Sonoma Academy Rio Lindo
December 12 4:30 pm Anderson Valley Rio Lindo
January 10 5:30 pm Hanna Rio Lindo
January 11 4:00 pm St. Vincents Rio Lindo
January 19 6:30 pm Credo Rio Lindo
January 25 4:30 pm St. Vincents St. Vincents
January 31 5:00 pm Hanna Hanna

Visit our MaxPreps page to see the team calendar, game stats and more.

Girls Varsity Basketball

Coaches: Brad Benson

2018-19 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location  Score W-L
November 13 5:30pm PUC prep Rio Lindo  39-29 1-0 
November 15 6:30pm Anderson Valley Rio Lindo 50-35 2-0
November 27 4:30 pm PUC prep PUC prep 51-31 2-1
November 29 7:00pm Healdsburg Healdsburg 73-38 2-2
December 1 6:30pm Napa Christian Napa Christian 50-35 3-2
December 4 6:00pm Laytonville Rio Lindo   52-16 3-3 
December 6 6:00pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy 55-26 3-4
December 11 5:00pm Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill 50-14 4-4
December 13 6:00pm El Sobrante Rio Lindo  49-33  4-5
December 18 7:00pm Elsie Allen Elsie Allen
January 10 6:00pm Cornerstone  Rio Lindo    
January 12 7:00pm Summerfield Summerfield
January 17 5:30 pm Mendocino Rio Lindo    
January 23 1:00 pm Armona  PUC tournament
January 23 5:30 pm Lodi Academy PUC tournament
January 24 TBA TBA PUC tournament
January 26 TBA TBA PUC tournament
January 29 6:00pm Calistoga Calistoga
January 31 6:00pm Summerfield Rio Lindo    
February 5 TBA TBA SSBL Quarterfinals
February 6 TBA TBA SSBL Semifinals
February 7 TBA TBA SSBL Championship

Girls JV Basketball

Coach: Hannah Schmidt

2017-18 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
November 29 5:00 pm Healdsburg Healdsburg
December 12 3:00 pm Credo Rio Lindo
December 8 3:30 pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy
December 13 3:00 pm Anderson Valley Anderson Valley
December 14 3:00 pm Southfork Rio Lindo
January 5 5:00 pm Emery Emery
January 13 1:45 pm UJA Rio Lindo
January 17 5:00 pm Credo Rio Lindo
January 19 5:00 pm Rincon Valley Rincon Valley
January 26 TBA Ukiah Jr. Academy Ukiah Jr. Academy

Visit our MaxPreps page to see the team calendar, game stats and more.

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