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At Pinecrest Academy, we believe athletics plays a very important role in preparing our student-athletes to strive to maximize their character and leadership skills. Our school motto "semper altius", meaning "always higher", challenges our students to be their best for the team and for Christ. Our philosophy of Integral Formation® is incorporated into the athletic program as we work to develop Christian leaders who will transform society. 

Pinecrest offers 15 sports to our student-athletes, including our Junior Paladins program for our younger children, Middle School sports and GHSA sanctioned Varsity sports.

Athletics News

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  • School Portraits and Fall Sports Team Pictures

    It's hard to believe it's time to talk about school portraits and fall athletic portraits for the 2020-2021 school year!  Bryan White Photography + Art has been our official school photographer since June 2013 and has captured amazing photos of our students over the years.

    With COVID-19 arriving in 2020, we have all adjusted to a new way of living for now - including how photography is handled.  Bryan and team are well prepared and always have our families' well-being in mind. 

    We invite you to read Bryan's Back-to-School brochure HERE. You'll learn about contactless photography, ease in ordering online, and the great new venue for Bryan's studio, which is more convenient, and offers amazing scenery for senior and family photography. You might see some familiar faces in the brochure - including a small sampling of the senior portraits he's been working on this summer!

    Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Fall Sports Team and Individual Portraits - Click HERE for more information

    Monday, September 14 - Thursday, September 17

    School Portraits - PreK-2nd, 3rd-5th, Middle School, High School
    *More information coming on days for each group

    Questions about school portraits, Fall sports portraits, senior portraits, or family photography can be directed to Bryan White at 770-889-3202 or whitelake@mac.com.
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  • Fall Sports Registration is Open!

    Pinecrest Fall Sports registration is open!  Students from 6th-12th grades are asked to register now for Fall Sports.  Click HERE to register today!
     
    FALL SPORTS
     
    Varsity and Middle School Cheerleading 
    Coach Catherine Cooney
     
    Varsity and Middle School Cross Country 
    Coach Gillian Brown
     
    Varsity and Middle School Fencing
    Coach Lee Anderson
     
    Varsity and Middle School Football
    Coach Shawn Coury
     
    Varsity Volleyball
    Coach Meg Bohn
     
    Middle School Volleyball
    Coach Amy Meyer
     
    Questions about specific sports can be directed to the coaches.  Questions about Fall Sports or registration can be directed to Coach Coury.

    Fall Sports Registration Link

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  • Matthew Crane Named to First Team for USA High School All American Team

    Matthew Crane has made the First Team for the USA High School All American Fencing Team. USA Fencing recognizes high school fencers across the country who have achieved at a high level on the fencing strip. Athletes are encouraged to pursue this honor and be recognized as the best high school fencers in the country. In addition to their superior skills in the sport, All-Americans exhibit excellent leadership and sportsmanship.
     
    Matthew was selected based on the following criteria:
    • Must be a current USA Fencing Competitive, Life or High School Club Member
    • Must be in 9-12th grade
    • Must have earned or renewed an E rating or higher in the current fencing season
    • Must be in good academic standing at their school
    • Must have displayed exceptional character as an athlete, a student, and a community member      
    First Team USA Fencing All-Americans must have earned or renewed an “A” or “B” during the current competitive season and satisfied other requirements listed above. Matthew earned his B ranking in Fall 2019.
     
    As a Paladins Fencer, Matthew has earned other accolades, including placing 3rd at the Individual Fencing Championships at Alpharetta High School in January; winning Gold at the Pope High School Fencing Tournament in November 2019, and participating in the Cadet Epee Fencing Tournament in Orlando in December 2018, taking 2nd Place! With points earned from this accomplishment, he qualified for the Junior Olympics National Championships for the Cadet division and for the July Invitational in Summer 2019 for the Cadet level.
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Fast Fact:

The average number of Pinecrest graduates, beginning with our first graduating class of 2007, who go on to play college sports after graduation, is 9% (or 61 graduates). The national average each year is 7%. Of these grads, 28% have played D1 and 38% have played D2. Pretty impressive for a high school whose largest graduating class to date is 73 students!

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  • Shawn Coury, Interim Director of Athletics

    Mr. Coury has served 23 seasons as a high school football coach, coaching teams from South Forsyth High School, West Forsyth High School, Cherokee High School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, and Pinecrest Academy.
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  • Jay Lynch, Assistant Athletic Director

    Jay Lynch oversees the Junior Paladin Athletic programs at Pinecrest Academy, which include fall and winter soccer, 3rd-7th Grade Catholic Metro League Basketball, 1st-2nd Grade Instructional League Basketball, and the Junior Paladin Cheer after school program.
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  • Jonathan Oshinski, Assistant Athletic Director

    Jonathan Oshinski is a Pinecrest alumnus (Class of 2010) and currently serves as the Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach and Middle School Baseball Coach.
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