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Grand Rapids Christian High School

Grand Rapids Christian High School

Grand Rapids Christian High School

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Celebrating our Boys Lacrosse Seniors!


Updated on 05/17/2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Afman (#14)

Parents:  Nicole and Chad Afman

School: Grand Rapids Christian

This is his 10th year playing lacrosse.

Favorite lacrosse memory: The team bus rides.

Plans after graduation: Attend Calvin University to study chemical engineering and pre-med.

Favorite Bible verse: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.Isaiah 40:28

 

BJ Apol (#23)

Accompanied by Parents:  Sharon and Jim Apol

School: Grand Rapids Christian

This is his 10th year playing lacrosse.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Going to UofM as a team to watch a game.

Plans after graduation: Attend Calvin University to study business and play lacrosse.

Favorite Bible verse: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3

 

Caebre Baty (#8)

Parents: Marissa and Errol Baty

School: Grand Rapids Christian

This is his first year playing lacrosse.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Bus trip to Traverse City.

Plans after graduation: Study neuroscience at North Carolina A&T State University

Favorite Bible verse: “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.1 Corinthians 13:11-12 

 

Roman Caulk (#2)

Parents: Dessie and Scott Caulk

School: Calvin Christian

This is his first year playing lacrosse.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Going to the EGR field with Henry.

Plans after graduation: Roman will attend Palm Beach Atlantic University
Favorite Bible verse: “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;may the name of the Lord be praised.’” Job 1:20-21 

 

Henry Ekkens #1

Parent: Sarah Ekkens

School : Calvin Christian

This is his first year playing lacrosse.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Going to the EGR field with Roman.

Plans after graduation: Henry plans to get his real estate license.

Favorite Bible verse – “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.” Psalms 25:4

 

Blake Grieve (#2)

Parents: Brecken and David Grieve

School: Grand Rapids Christian

He has played lacrosse for 12 years.

Favorite lacrosse memory: It was when referees checked his stick during a game against Catholic Central which proved it was legal, and the CC coach lost his mind, believing it was not.   

Plans after graduation: Attend Butler University to study business

Favorite Bible verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will you’re your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 

 

Brock Grieve (#4)

Parents: Brecken and David Grieve

School: Grand Rapids Christian

He has played lacrosse for 12 years.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Going to the Michigan Game in his junior year.  

Plans after graduation: Attend Butler University to study finance and marketing.

Favorite Bible verse: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

 

Henry Jackson (#9)

Parents: Rhonda Mejeur and Jeffrey Jackson

School: Grand Rapids Christian

He has played lacrosse for 7 years.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Going to the Michigan lacrosse game in Ann Arbor with the team junior year.

Plans after graduation: Attend either the University of Michigan or the University of Alabama to study Spanish and a yet undecided science.

Favorite Bible verse: “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.” Psalmz 42:1

 

Fredy Mendez-Gutierrez (#17)

Accompanied by Parents:  Yuri Gutierrez and Fredy Mendez DeLeon

School: Grand Rapids Christian

This is his first year playing lacrosse.

Favorite lacrosse memory: When he scored a bar-down goal during the indoor season against Catholic Central.

Plans after graduation: Attend Calvin University to study supply chain management and finance.

Favorite Bible verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,” Colossians 3:23 

 

Caleb Postema (#1)

Parents: Kim and Brad Postema

School: South Christian

He has played lacrosse for 6 years.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Upsetting our rival school his junior year.

Plans after graduation: Attend Calvin to study marketing and play lacrosse.

Favorite Bible verse: “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 

 

James Weng (#5)

Host Parents:  Doyle and Lorilee Craker

School: Grand Rapids Christian

This is his first year playing lacrosse.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Bus trip to Traverse City

Plans after graduation: Attend Calvin University

Favorite Bible verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

 

Isaac Zull (#12)

Accompanied by Parents:  Heather and Chris Zull

School: West Catholic

He has played lacrosse for 6 years.

Favorite lacrosse memory: Winning the playoff game against Holt High School in 2023.

Plans after graduation: Attend Michigan Tech to study Business.

Favorite Bible verse – “I and the Father are one.” John 10:30

 

Check out the Senior Night video board slideshow!

 

It is always bittersweet to say goodbye to our senior athletes. This season is unique in that with a co-op program we have many players that are new, new to our program and new to lacrosse. We also have numerous seniors who I have had the pleasure of watching come up through our youth program to become senior leaders both in playing ability but also as Captains and team leaders. We have had a tough season and many of those seniors suffered injuries, some season ending, and it was heartbreaking to see them work to get to this point and then have it end abruptly. However, it is a testament to these young men how they have risen above the personal disappointments and stayed connected to the team, helping bond kids from 4 different high schools into one unit that gets out there everyday and keeps battling.

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