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Class of 2019
List of 1 news stories.
Patrick O’Rourke ’19 Throws First Perfect Game in Berry History
Patrick O'Rourke '19, a sophomore pitcher on the Berry College Baseball team, threw the first Perfect Game in Berry history on Saturday, March 6, 2021, with Berry beating Millsaps 13-0. This is an amazing feat, since last year, Patrick broke a finger on his pitching hand, had to have surgery before the baseball season started, and had no play time in 2020.
This Perfect Game "first" in Berry Baseball history has only happened 23 times in Major League Baseball history.
Currently, Patrick is 2-0 on the season and has 25 strikeouts and only 2 walks in 21 innings pitched. The Vikings are 4-1 in games that he has pitched.
Patrick was a four-year starter for Pinecrest Academy, and holds numerous season and career records as a pitcher for the Paladins. He is the career leader in wins (23), strikeouts (227), innings pitched (240), career ERA (2.44), and career WHIP (1.24). His Sophomore, Junior and Senior seasons each rank in the Top 5 of individual season records in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched, ERA and WHIP, taking the top spot in all but the ERA single season record (he’s #2 with a 1.45 ERA).
Patrick sweeps the top three spots for Paladins season records in both innings pitched and strikeouts. He went 4-1 as a starter in the post-season for the Paladins, losing only his first start as a Sophomore, which was Pinecrest’s first appearance in the playoffs for Baseball.
He won awards at the county, region and state levels during his tenure at Pinecrest Academy. He also threw a no hitter against King’s Ridge his Senior season.
Isaiah Fleck ’15 Marries, Serves as Second Lieutenant in Army
Isaiah Fleck ’15 is currently serving as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He graduated with a degree in Sales and Marketing and a minor in Military Leadership from the Cottrell school of Business at the University of North Georgia.
Isaiah received the honor of Distinguished Military Student and Distinguished Military Graduate graduating Cum Laude. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and completed his Military Police (MP) training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. He is now stationed at Fort Carson, in Colorado Springs, serving as an MPO.
Isaiah is married to the love of his life, Blair Armistead. They were married on June 13, 2020, at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Woodstock, GA. Fr. Paul Alger, LC married the couple, and Fr. Juan Pablo Duran, LC, and Fr. Juan Jose Hernandez, LC, concelebrated the nuptial Mass. A beautiful outside reception provided a gorgeous evening of enjoyment and fun as the newlyweds begin their new life together! Blair is a preschool teacher. The happy couple resides in Fountain, CO.
Alumni Spotlight: Brother John "Jack" Frain '15
What have you been up to since you left Pinecrest? My original plan, after graduating from Pinecrest in 2015, was to study engineering at Georgia Tech. A couple months before graduation, though, I felt like God wanted me to consider doing something else. I had thought about being a priest at different moments throughout my life, but now that high school was ending, and it was time to make life decisions, it seemed like He wanted me to think about it a little more seriously. The summer after graduation, I attended a two-month discernment program with the Legionaries of Christ, and in the fall—instead of starting at Tech—joined their seminary in Cheshire, CT.
Class of 2014
List of 5 news stories.
Chris Birozes '14 and Wife Gabby Welcome Baby Boy
Brooks Oliver Birozes was born on March 1, 2021 at 11:21am to proud parents Gabby and Chris Birozes ’14. He entered the world weighing 7 lbs. and 15 oz.
The happy family is pictured on Brooks’ baptism day on March 20 in Charlotte, NC.
Evan Montalbano ’14 Pursues Photography Passion in Colorado
Evan Montalbano ’14 has gone west to Colorado! He is working at Aspen Financial & Insurance Services as a Property and Casualty Insurance Broker in Aspen, CO. This part of the country has been a great location for Evan to easily pursue his passion for landscape and wildlife photography on the side. View his spectacular work on his website.
Will Brabrook '14 Enjoys Career in Risk Management
Will Brabrook ’14 graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with a Risk Management & Insurance (RMIN) degree. He was pursuing a Sports Journalism degree in tandem, and received a post-internship offer to be a national columnist for Bleacher Report, but it required a cross-country move, so he declined.
Will is currently a Safety Consultant for Risk Consultants of America in Decatur, GA. He serves in a hybrid role, where he conducts federal compliance visits (OSHA, MSHA, FMCSA, DOT, etc.) and general site safety inspections for clients across the country; his role also entails internal office work, including form development, reporting, on-boarding.
Abbey Bohn '14 Becomes Engaged
Congratulations to Abbey Bohn '14 and Jared Croskey, who got engaged on January 16. He proposed to her at the University of Georgia’s Herty Field where they first started dating four years ago.
Lizzie Stubbs '14 Enrolled in Physician Assistant Program
Lizzie Stubbs '14 graduated from Georgia Tech in 2018 with a 4.0, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She began working as a certified medical assistant in an internal medicine office in Cumming, GA. About nine months later, she began work at a family practice in Cumming. In May 2020, Lizzie started physician assistant school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA. She is currently almost nine months into the program and looking forward to starting clinical rotations in August 2021!
Class of 2013
List of 1 news stories.
Olivia Fleck ’13 Marries Michael Thomas
Olivia Rose Fleck ’13 is married to Michael Thomas. The nuptial Mass was held on February 13, 2021, at Most Precious Blood Parish in Oviedo, Florida. Erica Papa '13, served as maid of honor.
Olivia serves as the Coordinator of Youth Discipleship at Most Precious Blood Parish, and Michael is the owner of FixStop Micro Technology Repair.
The happy and blessed couple reside in Orlando, FL.
Class of 2012
List of 1 news stories.
Alumni Spotlight on Jimena Llaveria '12: Life Among the Sea Otters
What have you been up to since you left Pinecrest? After graduation, I attended Georgia College & State University. I studied Biology, with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and was part of my collegiate dance team. After college graduation, I went to work part-time at the Georgia Aquarium. A few months later, I became an intern for the Mammals & Birds Team at the Georgia Aquarium, first working with our Asian Small Clawed Otters, Arctic Seabirds, and Sea Otters, and afterwards, became an intern working with African Penguins. At the end of this internship, I was hired full-time and became an apprentice animal trainer, focusing on animal medical health and behaviors with our Sea Otters, Asian Small Clawed Otters and Arctic Seabirds!
Class of 2011
List of 2 news stories.
Joseph Neiner ’11 and Wife Callie Pate Neiner ’11 Welcome New Son
Joseph Neiner ’11 and wife Callie Pate Neiner ’11 welcomed son, Joseph Louis Neiner V, on January 29, 2021. He came into this world at 8lbs. 2 oz. Baby Joseph is the grandson of our own Joe Neiner. Congratulations to the Neiners, and here’s to another Joseph!
Alumni Spotlight Eddie Maalouf '11
What have you been up to since you left Pinecrest? After I left PA, I attended UGA and maintained AMAZING relationships with the people from PA that went there as well. I studied Business Marketing and started what I thought were some amazing business ideas, while in school. After realizing not every idea I had was a good one, I started my digital marketing agency. Now, using online advertising and marketing strategies, I am blessed to help businesses from all over the world.
Class of 2008
List of 1 news stories.
Father Michael Metz Moves to New Parish
After serving at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome, Georgia, Father Michael Metz is now serving as Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity Parish in Peachtree City, Georgia. He is leading the Hispanic ministry at Holy Trinity.
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