About Pioneer Athletics:
Strength & Virtue.
PCCA values all scholars and sees athletics as a foundational element to holistic and complete development. What’s learned in the classroom is applied in sports; what’s learned in sports is applied in the classroom.
PCCA Athletics is never just about winning on the scoreboard. It’s about embracing challenge, living virtuously and fulfilling commitment. It’s a place where scholars hone their character and prepare for a life of contribution and leadership.
It’s for these exact reasons that as PCCA officially launched their athletic programs – the Patriot program at Palm Bay and the Pioneer program at West Melbourne – great strides of diligence and care went into how sports would be delivered.
It’s never just about winning on the scoreboard. It’s about winning in life: character, determination, commitment.
Being a Pioneer is not cliché, old fashioned or dated.
It’s a term emboldening all scholar athletes to reflect on our nation’s heritage but ultimately embrace a shared journey, a character set of adventuresome courage and, a willingness to represent something greater than oneself. Our brand design is a badge of significance, weight and purpose:
The central character is custom designed, unique only to our brand and forged to lend both heritage to our nation’s forbearers and PCCA’s other Athletic program, the Patriots.
The Pioneer carries an axe, a fundamental tool used, a symbol of leadership and a posture of readiness.
The six top stars represent the six virtues of PCCA: Courage, Honesty, Perseverance, Courtesy, Self-Government and Service.
The seventh star is the anchor and, in tribute to our classical educational model represents the Pioneer Athletic motto: Vis Virtusque – Strength and Virtue.
Athletic Director – Pioneer Athletics, West Melbourne
Shannon Riley joins the PCCA Athletics program as our Athletic Director of the Pioneer Program.
Having previously served as Athletic Director at Viera Charter School, Shannon’s intimate knowledge of middle school athletics will ensure we sustain our programs for continued success. In addition, her volleyball and track & field coaching experience will further the PCCA Athletic systems-based training, conditioning and sport executional approach.
Shannon holds her Masters in Sports Management and is additionally certified in Athletic Administration. Moreover, as a Florida certified PE teacher, Shannon will instil her athletic leadership and vision within select West Melbourne Physical Education classes.
Shannon also serves on the Board of Directors of the Space Coast Christian Athletic Association – the central association that both our middle school Patriot and Pioneer volleyball, basketball, track & field and soccer rosters participate in.
You can email Shannon here →