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

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2016 Game Schedule:

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

Date Time Opponent Location
August 28 6:00 pm Staff Rio Lindo
September 6 4:30 pm Credo Rio Lindo
September 12 4:30 pm Rincon Valley Rio Lindo
September 13 4:30 pm Summerfield Rio Lindo
September 19 4:30 pm Point Arena Rio Lindo
September 22 4:30 pm Napa Rio Lindo
October 4 4:30 pm Cornerstone Rio Lindo
October 6 4:00 pm Hanna Hanna
October 11 4:30 pm Summerfield Summerfield
October 12 4:30 pm Point Arena Point Arena
October 18 4:00 pm Napa Napa
October 19 4:30 pm Hanna Rio Lindo
October 20 4:30 pm Credo Credo
October 25 3:30 pm Cornerstone Cornerstone

 

Ladies Varsity Soccer

Coach: Jared Henry

Flag Football

Guys’ Varsity Football

Coach: Kevin Hardesty

Assistant Coach: Jake Goepfert

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Boys Flag football

2016 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
August 27 10:30 pm Alumni Rio Lindo
September 1 5:30 pm Redwood Rio Lindo
September 8 5:00 pm Marin Rio Lindo
September 13 4:30 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
September 14 4:30 pm Hanna Hanna
September 15 5:30 pm BCS Rio Lindo
September 18 TBA CVCA Tourney CVCA
September 20 6:30 pm Hanna Rio Lindo
September 21 4:30 pm Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill
September 26 5:30 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo
October 4 4:30 pm Redwood Redwood
October 6 7:00 pm Pleasant Hill Rio Lindo
October 7-9 TBA Rio Tourney Rio Lindo

 

Girls Varsity Football

Head Coach: Kevin Hardesty

Assistant Coaches: Randi Hardesty, Norman Barnhart

 

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2016 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
August 27 9:30 pm Alumni Rio Lindo
September 1 4:30 pm Redwood Rio Lindo
September 13 4:30 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
September 18 TBA CVCA Tourney CVCA
September 26 5:30 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo
October 4 4:30 pm Redwood Redwood
October 7-12 TBA Rio Tourney Rio Lindo

 

 

Football weekend video 2014 from Rio Lindo on Vimeo.

Volleyball

Lady Spartans Volleyball

 

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach: Charlotte Mogensen
Assistant Coach: Taylor Armstrong

 2016-17 Game Schedule:

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

Date Time Opponent Location
August 26 5:45 pm Alumni Rio Lindo
September 1 6:15 pm Rincon Valley Rincon Valley
September 6 TBA Tournament Rio Lindo
September 14 6:30 pm Technology Technology High
September 19 5:30 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo
September 21 5:00 pm Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill
September 26 5:00 pm El Sobrante Rio Lindo
October 4 5:00 pm Cornerstone Rio Lindo
October 6 5:30 pm Pleasant Hill Rio Lindo
October 10 5:30 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
October 11 5:00 pm El Sobrante El Sobrante
October 13-15 TBA PUC Tourney PUC
October 25 4:00 pm Cornerstone Cornerstone
October 27 TBA SSBL Tourney Rio Lindo

 

Girls JV Volleyball

Head Coach: Rachel Henry
Assistant Coaches: Charlotte Mogensen,Taylor Armstrong

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2016-17 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
September 1 5:00 pm Rincon Valley Rincon Valley
September 7 TBA JV Tourney Rio Lindo
September 15 6:00 pm Credo Rio Lindo
September 19 4:30 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
October 10 4:30 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
October 13 6:00 pm Credo Credo
October 21 TBA SAA Tourney SAA Tourney

Basketball

Men’s Varsity Basketball

Coach: Kevin Hardesty

Assistant Coach: Jake Goepfert

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2016-17 Boys Varsity Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
November 14 7:30 pm Technology Technology
November 16 7:00 pm St. Vincents  Rio Lindo
November 17 5:00 pm Pleasant Hill  Pleasant Hill
November 30 7:00 pm El Sobrante  Rio Lindo
December 1 7:00 pm ACA  Paradise Tourney
December 2 11:45 pm Paradise  Paradise Tourney
December 3 6:45 pm Milo  Paradise Tourney
December 6 7:30 pm Mendocino  Rio Lindo
December 8 8:00 pm Sonoma Academy  Sonoma Academy
December 13 7:30 pm Anderson Valley  Anderson Valley
December 14 7:30 pm Southfork  Rio Lindo
January 5 6:30 pm Emery  Rio Lindo
January 7 8:00 pm Summerfield  Rio Lindo
January 10 6:00 pm Cornerstone  Rio Lindo
January 11 7:00 pm Hanna  Rio Lindo
January 12 7:30 pm PUC Prep  Rio Lindo
January 17 7:30 pm Summerfield  Summerfield
January 19 6:30 pm Geyserville Rio Lindo
January 21 8:00 pm RVC RVC
January 25-28 TBA PUC Tourney PUC
January 31 7:30 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
February 1 6:30 pm Hanna Hanna
February 6 6:30 pm Napa Christian Napa Christian
February 13-16 TBA SSBL Tournament  Hanna

 

 

Boys JV Basketball:

Coach: Jared Henry

Assistant Coach: Brandon Wilson

2016-17 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
November 16 5:30 pm St. Vincents Rio Lindo
November 17 6:30 pm Redwood Redwood
November 30 4:00 pm Marin Rio Lindo
December 6 4:30 pm Credo  Rio Lindo
December 8 5:00 pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy
December 13 4:30 pm Anderson Valley Anderson Valley
December 14 4:30 pm Southfork Rio Lindo
January 5 5:00 pm Emery Rio Lindo
January 7 5:45 pm Summerfield Rio Lindo
January 9 4:00 pm Redwood Rio Lindo
January 10 7:30 pm St. Vincents Rio Lindo
January 11 5:30 pm Hanna  Rio Lindo
January 13 3:00 pm Ukiah Jr. Academy Rio Lindo 
January 17 6:30 pm Credo Rio Lindo
January 19 6:30 pm Rincon Valley Rincon Valley
January 24 4:00 pm St. Vincents St. Vincents
January 24 7:30 pm Summerfield Summerfield
January 26 TBA Ukiah Jr. Academy Ukiah Jr. Academy
February 1 5:00 pm Hanna Hanna

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

 

Girls Varsity Basketball

Coaches: Brad Benson, Ralph Vieux

2016-17 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
November 14 6:00 pm Technology Technology
November 16 6:30 pm Healdsburg Healdsburg
November 17 5:00 pm Redwood Redwood
November 30 5:30 pm El Sobrante El Sobrante
December 1 5:30 pm ACA Paradise Tourney
December 2 8:00 am Sacramento Paradise Tourney
December 3 5:30 pm Milo Paradise Tourney
December 6 6:00 pm Mendocino Rio Lindo
December 8 6:30 pm Sonoma Academy Sonoma Academy
December 13 6:00 pm Anderson Valley Anderson Valley
December 14 6:00 pm Southfork Rio Lindo
January 5 6:30 pm Emery Emery
January 7 7:15 pm Summerfield Rio Lindo
January 9 5:30 pm Redwood Rio Lindo
January 10 4:30 pm Cornerstone Rio Lindo
January 12 6:00 pm PUC Prep Rio Lindo
January 17 6:00 pm Summerfield Summerfield
January 19 5:00 pm Geyserville Rio Lindo
January 21 6:30 pm RVC RVC
January 25-28 TBA PUC Tourney PUC
January 31 6:00 pm PUC Prep PUC Prep
February 6 5:00 pm Napa Christian Napa Christian
February 13-16 TBA SSBL Tournament Hanna

Girls JV Basketball

Coach: Ralph Vieux

2016-17 Game Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location
November 16 5:00 pm Healdsburg Healdsburg
December 6 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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