Orlando Christian Prep was established in 1960, however its sports program did not begin until the year 1998. Fielding soccer and basketball teams initially, the school adopted the Warriors mascot and donned royal, gold and white. In 2000, the program joined the FHSAA and began competing against fellow member schools. In most recent years ,the program has been blessed with tremendous success. Winning 8 state championships in basketball as well as two additional final four basketball appearances and one final four baseball appearance. The warriors athletic program has demonstrated it's ability to develop student athletes into champions. In 2014 the program was named Class 2A FACA sports program of the year as well as the FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup Class 2A boys program of the year.
It is now easier than ever to support your OCP athletic department. OCP families and business owners can purchase advertising space in our gymnasium, football field and now on our athletic website. Please contact the Orlando Christian Prep athletic director Treig Burke via email with your inquiries.
The OCP Boys Basketball team won their 25th game of the season and 45th consecutive game over the past season-and-a-half with a 57-44 victory over Central Florida Christian Academy (CFCA) in the Class 2A region 3 championship.
With the win the Warriors advanced to the state semifinals for the fifth consecutive season under head coach Treig Burke. What's equally impressive is the 45 consecutive wins dating back to January 2020, which is the longest winning streak in Orlando-area boys basketball history, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
After defeating 3rd-ranked CFCA, The Warriors will face the 2nd-ranked Grandview Prep (Boca Raton) on Wednesday March 3 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Tip-off is scheduled for Noon and follows the other Class 2A semifinal matchup between Impact Christian Academy (Jacksonville) and Southwest Florida Christian (Fort Myers).
Read more about the Warriors win against CFCA and the matchup against Grandview Prep via the Orlando Sentinel article.
Congratulations to junior guard A.J. Brown and head boys basketball coach Treig Burke for being recognized by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) as the District 11 Class 2A Player and Coach of the Year, respectively, for the 2020-21 season.
The awards were announced following district tournaments as the OCP boys basketball team were 22-0 following their district championship win over City of Life Christian Academy. The Warriors advanced their record to 25-0 with a return trip to the Class 2A states semifinals in Lakeland where they will begin the defense of their 2020 Class 2A state championship on March 3.
Brown averages a team-high 14.4 points per game with 5 rebounds per, 2.1 assists per and 1.5 steals per game. He has scored in double-digits in 20 of the team's 25 games heading into the state semfinals. On the season, Brown has shot 38% from the 3-pt line and 54% from inside arc. Brown also shoots 80% at the free-throw line.
Some of Brown's best performances during the season have come in some spotlight games and tournaments.
Brown's teammate and classmate, Ven-Allen Lubin, received this award last year as a sophomore. Lubin would be selected as the Florida Dairy Farmers 2020 Class 2A Player of the Year.
Coach Burke is no stranger to this recognition by the FACA as he has been been the FACA district coach of the year in 2017, 2018, and 2020. He would go on to be recognized by the Florida Dairy Farmers as the 2A Coach of the Year in those seasons as well. OCP won state championships under Coach Burke's leadership in 2017, 2018, and 2020, and will seek their fourth in five consecutive trips to Lakeland this season.
ABOUT Florida Athletic Coaches Association
The FACA was founded in 1936 and operates to support coaches and student-athletes of multiple sports in the state of Florida by providing clinics, workshops, scholarships, awards and recommendations to the governing board of the state high school association at the behest of its members.
District 11 is made up of public and private high schools in Orange and Osceola counties. Class nominations for the district are sent to the Florida Dairy Farmers, who handle the balloting and voting for the state Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards. For more information on the FACA, visit: https://www.floridacoaches.org.
LAKELAND, FL --
Orlando Christian Prep (22-0) defeated City of Life Christian Academy (24-3) 55-31 in the FHSAA Class 2A District 11 Championship to claim their 5th consecutive district championship, all under head coach Treig Burke.
OCP opened the game with a 16-3 first quarter. City of Life's only field goal in the first half came in the first quarter as OCP went to the half with a 27-9 advantage.
The Warriors were led by senior Omar Figueroa with a game-high 16 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 3FG, 4-4 FT), 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Junior A.J. Brown added 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists. Senior guard Joshua Blazquez had a team-high 6 assists and 6 points. Sophomore Jayden Hastings had a team-high 7 rebounds and 3 blocks with 4 points.
With the win, the Warriors host a regional quarterfinals contest against the runner-up of District 12 (Covenant Christian School, Palm Bay) on Thursday February 18 at 7 pm in the AD Norman Life Center. Tickets cost is $7 for this game.