LMU Mission Statement
Lab Museum United prepares students to face a rapidly changing world with confidence and a sense of responsibility to make the world a better place. The Athletic Department views its interactions with students as opportunities to help them discover, develop and test their skills to create positive change. Through the pursuit of healthy habits and participation in competitive athletics, Lab Museum United scholar-athletes embrace the level of commitment necessary to achieve their individual goals, aware of the need to bring out the best in others, successful on the field of play and in the classroom and practiced in the art of leadership.
It is, in fact, the Department’s expectation that the men and women who participate in our athletic program will be exceptionally prepared to excel, contribute, and lead in their communities and beyond. Our coaches model our philosophy and core values during practices, at games, and in all interactions. They come prepared with plans that support our mission and help all players grow and develop life long skills. Our coaches are committed to holding our student-athletes to higher standards, by making sure they behaving appropriately in-and-out of the classroom. Though we strive to win, the true excellence is in the way we grow as coaches, players, teams, and human beings.
LMU Pillars: In order to achieve our institutional mission and have successful athletic teams, LMU scholar- athletes and Coaches are guided by the following core values:
Teamwork: We work collaboratively and we work hard in a cooperative spirit.
Respect: We respect ourselves and others and embrace our diversity.
Balance: We commit ourselves to our athletic endeavors while recognizing the importance of academic pursuits and community involvement.
Accountability: We hold ourselves and each other accountable for our words and our actions.
Citizenship: We are responsible, caring, and active citizens within and beyond the LMU community.
Integrity: We have a high regard for truth, play according to the rules, strive to act in ethical ways and are sincere in our actions.
Humility: We are grateful for our opportunities and mindful that our participation in athletics is a privilege and not an entitlement.
Sportsmanship: We are gracious competitors regardless of the final score and conduct ourselves with dignity under pressure and in the face of adversity.
Our LMU Varsity girls basketball team will take part in their 2nd playoff game on Thursday 3/3 against Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology. This will be an away game, so if you see any of the girls in the hallway show them love!
Our LMU Varsity boys basketball team will play their first home playoff game on Thursday. Their opponent is still TBD by PSAL. Wish them luck!
Placed in the very competitive Division A of PSAL, Gators Girls Soccer fought hard against some of the toughest teams in the city (Hunter, Beacon, Stuyvesant) this season. Senior captain Murphy Leung led the team with 4 goals against the High School for MSE and was selected to play in the prestigious Senior Showcase game. Co-captains Eliana Schaer and Lola Mihok commanded a strong defense while junior Nola Peterson did a fantastic job for her first time in goal.
The Gators were led by senior captain Artan Cavdarbasha. Artan led the team in goals and was instrumental with his leadership. The team also relied on the leadership of the other seniors. These were a great influence by leading by example, especially with regards to mentoring the younger players in the program. Seniors Harrison Soules, Victor Mina, Gideon Glick, Pedro Llonch, and Lucas Cunha played a big role. Junior goalie Wylie Jelinek commanded the back while defending against top city teams MLK and Beacon.
Gators Volleyball finished #1 in their Division A and was undefeated for the regular season for the first time in years. Senior captains Ellie Kogan, Lis Grassal, and Olivia Murphy led the team to playoff wins against Maspeth and Academy of American Studies to make it to the quarterfinals against Bronx Science.
Boys and Girls cross country teams had a fantastic season competing in Prospect Park and Van Cortland Park. In the PSAL City Championships, Amelia McCullah placed 10th in the 5K for the girls team and Nolan Cyr was 15th in the 5K for the boys team.
Girls Tennis made it to the semi final of Division B led by Anna Hagler-Shor (1st singles), Nova Brent (2nd singles), Samantha Moss (3rd singles), Pamela Manon and Fendie Rios (first doubles), Mabel Le and Norah Nakatani (second doubles).