2014 – Capital Christian

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Capital Christian Academy is located in Landover, Maryland.

CCA Team Picture 2014

Number Name Pos Year Height
0 Junathaen “Nate” Watson F 9 6’8”
1 Malik Norfleet PG 12 5’10”
2 Andrew Hill PG 12 5’11”
3 Andre McFadden PG 12 6’2”
5 Shahzeb Khan G 11 5’10”
10 Devante Carter G 10 6’3”
11 Chris Orlina G 10 6’5”
13 Jared Harrington G 12 6’4”
15 Kwame Camon SG 12 6’4″
20 Emmanuel Johnson G 12 6’0”
21 Kobby Ayetey G/F 10 6’7”
30 Jordan Burgess G 12 5’11”

The Team

Coach Van Whitfield begins the 2014-2015 campaign with a relatively young squad, but one from which much is expected. After going 22-11 last year, Coach Whitfield is hoping to improve on his team’s performance.

Malik Norfleet (5’10″ point guard) and Kwame Camon (6’3″ junior shooting guard) will handle the back-court duties for Coach Whitfield. Norfleet is a quick guard whose pressure defense fits right into Whitfield’s trap schemes. Camon can score but he is also an excellent passer. Camon’s court awareness and finishing ability will give opposing teams problems on defense. Chris Orlina (6’5″ junior forward), Nate Watson (6’8 freshman forward), and Kobbey Ayete (6’7″ sophomore forward) will handle the front court assignments; however, Orlina, at 6’5, can put the ball on the floor and make plays. Ayete is an athlete who can get out on the fast-break, block shots, and rebound while Watson will provide the team with a much needed presence in the post.

After a busy summer, Capitol Christian plays a challenging regular season schedule, including games against national powers like Oak Hill Academy (VA) and St. Benedict (NJ) and local Capital Beltway Conference opponents. The coach and the team are looking forward to playing in the Gonzaga DC Classic as they continue their quest to always be improving.

Team Administration

  • School President: Evelyn Anderson
  • Head Coach: Dr. Van Whitfield
  • Assistants: Dr. Will Purcell, Leslie Williams
  • Trainer: Bill Wright
  • Strength and Conditioning: Samuel Norfleet
  • Statistician: Darrell Harrington
  • Academic Advisor: Dr. Tara Sewell
  • College Coordinator: Stephanie Jackson

The School

Located on the sprawling 200-acre Jericho City of Praise campus in Landover, Maryland, Capitol Christian Academy’s (CCA), mission is to prepare domestic and international students for university studies and entrepreneurial pursuits by way of an accelerated, college-preparatory, academic program. CCA aims to inspire its scholars towards excellence through leadership in their communities, fellowship with their families, and service to their houses of worship. In a nurturing environment, highlighted by structured, small classes, and disciplined, interactive teaching and learning, CCA has built a reputation of academic excellence and a 100 percent college acceptance rate with CCA graduates accepted at leading colleges and universities across America. CCA faculty is committed to developing excellence in every student through consistent high quality instruction in critical thinking skills, verbal communication, college-ready writing, mathematics, science, and Godly decision-making.

With a student community that reads, writes, and computes at accelerated levels, CCA offers concurrent enrollment for college credits at Prince George’s Community College, while providing textbooks stored on convenient flash drives, and university-style lecture instruction in every classroom. CCA scholars also benefit from a secure school wide Wi-Fi network, a cloud-based school management system that allows scholars to upload their assignments, while also keeping parents apprised of where their students stand, comprehensive SAT prep, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. CCA seeks to teach and reach students outside of the classroom with activities including a U.S. Patent Office Robotics Arm competition championship robotics team, summer academic enrichment, as well as competitive varsity and junior varsity athletic programs in basketball, football, and track. Nationally-ranked girls and boys varsity basketball teams compete across the country. In its very first year, CCA student-athletes were recognized on post-season All-American, All-Region, and All-Metropolitan teams. CCA graduates have accrued similar honors in colleges and universities across America. The Warriors presently have student-athletes being recruited by leading coaches and top conferences across the country.