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‚Äôs 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

2019 Game Schedule:

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

Date Time Opponent Location
August 29 4:30 pm SA SA
September 3 4:30 pm Hanna Rio Lindo
September 5 4:30 pm Tech Tech
September 9 4:30 pm Potter Valley Potter Valley
September 13 4:30 pm Geyserville Geyserville
September 17 4:30 pm Emery Rio Lindo
September 24 4:30 pm Potter Valley Rio Lindo
September 30 4:00 pm SWS Rio Lindo
October 15 4:00 pm SWS SWS
October 17 4:30 pm Hanna Hanna

To see full stats, click HERE

Ladies Varsity Soccer

Coach: Jared Henry

Flag Football

Guys’ Varsity Football

Coach: Kevin Hardesty

Assistant Coach: Neal Cochran

2019 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
August 24 9:45 pm Alumni Rio Lindo
September 3 6:30 pm Hanna Rio Lindo
September 10 5:00 pm Napa Christian Napa Christian
September 12 4:00 pm Prep Prep
September 14 TBA CVCA Tourny CVCA
September 15 TBA CVCA Tourny CVCA
September 17 5:00 pm Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill
September 24 4:00 pm Prep Rio Lindo
September 25 4:30 pm Hanna Hanna
September 30 6:00 pm Napa Christian Rio Lindo
October 11 TBA RLAA Tourny Rio Lindo 
October 12 TBA RLAA Tourny Rio Lindo
October 13 TBA RLAA Tourny Rio Lindo

To see full stats, click HERE

Girls Varsity Football

Head Coach: Kevin Hardesty

Assistant Coaches: Neal Cochran

2019 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
August 24 9:45 pm Alumni Rio Lindo
September 5 6:00 pm Pine Hills PUC Prep
September 12 4:00 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
September 14 TBA CVCA Tourny CVCA
September 15 TBA CVCA Tourny CVCA
September 24 4:00 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo
October 11 TBA RLAA Tourny Rio Lindo
October 12 TBA RLAA Tourny Rio Lindo
October 13 TBA RLAA Tourny Rio Lindo

Volleyball

Lady Spartans Volleyball

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Coaches: Corina Handal & Victoria Carreon

 2019 Game Schedule:

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

Date Time Opponent Location
August 27 5:30 pm CC Rio Lindo
August 28 TBA Tournament Rio Lindo
August 30 4:00 pm Potter Valley
Rio Lindo
September 3 5:00 pm El Sobrante Rio Lindo
September 9 6:00 pm Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill
September 10 5:00 pm Napa Christian Napa Christian
September 12 6:00 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
September 17 5:30 pm SWS Rio Lindo
September 24 6:00 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo
September 25 4:00 pm North Hills Christian North Hills Christian
September 30 6:00pm Napa Christian Rio Lindo
October 9 6:00 pm Pleasant Hill Rio Lindo
October 10 TBA Tournament Rio Lindo
October 11 TBA Tournament Rio Lindo
October 12 TBA Tournament Rio Lindo
October 15 6:00 pm SWS SWS
October 17 5:30 pm El Sobrante Rio Lindo
October 22 4:00 pm Cornerstone Cornerstone
October 24 3:00 pm SSBL  SSBL

To see full stats, click HERE

Girls JV Volleyball

Coach: Rachel Henry

2019 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
August 30 5:00 pm Potter Valley Rio Lindo
September 3 5:00pm Anderson Valley Anderson Valley
September 10 5:00 pm Credo Credo
September 17 5:00 pm SA SA

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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