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  • PAC Sponsor of the Week: Alessio’s

    The PAC Sponsor of the Week is Alessio's. Family-owned and operated, Alessio's Restaurant & Pizzeria has been part of the Metro Atlanta community for over 20 years. They pride ourselves on serving the finest pizza, calzones, pasta, and sandwiches “this side of the Big Apple.” Alessio’s authentic New York-style pizza and Italian classics are made from scratch with fresh ingredients and hand-tossed dough.
     
    Alessio’s also caters! Whether you’re planning an office party, an end of season celebration, a holiday get-together or even a wedding, they’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for something different, they can customize a menu to meet your needs.
     
    The location closest to Pinecrest is located at Windermere Village, 3775 Windermere Parkway
    Cumming, GA 30041.
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  • Updates from Athletics – January 13, 2020

    Deadline for HS and MS Spring Sports Registration - January 13 

    If your child wants to play Middle School and High School Baseball, Lacrosse, Golf, Soccer or High School Tennis, Monday, January 13, is the last day to register! 
     
    Baseline Concussion Testing 

    All athletes who will be participating in a spring sport MUST have a Baseline Concussion Test on file with Pinecrest Academy that is current for this school year. If your child participated in a fall or winter sport, they have taken the test for this school year. Baseline Testing will take place THIS WEEK in the HS Computer Lab after school and there are only 20 slots per session. 
     
    HOME Wrestling Match - January 15 at 4:30pm

    Pinecrest hosts our home Wrestling match on Wednesday, January 15 at 4:30pm. It will also be Teacher Appreciation Night. Paladin Nation, let’s show our support for our wrestling team!
     
    Deadline for Jr Paladins Rec Soccer Registration is Friday! - January 17
     
    Senior Night for Winter Sports (Wrestling, Swim, Fencing and Basketball) - January 31 

    Recognition of seniors and their parents will take place between the Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball games, as they take on Whitefield Academy that night. Girls game at 6pm and Boys at 7:30pm.
     
    PAC Spirit Night at Culver’s in Suwanee - February 4
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  • Varsity Swim Team Finishes 2nd at Albany State

    Congratulations to our Varsity Swim Team! Out of 22 teams competing at the Varsity Meet on Saturday, January 11, at Albany State University, the Pinecrest Team finished in 2nd place overall! The boys' team finished in third place - missing first place by 13 points. The girls' team finished in third place - missing second place by 6 points.
     
    The Varsity Swim Team dedicated the meet for Josephina Tran, whose birthday was that day and who bravely swam the 500 free for the first time, earning the team valuable points and earning herself an incredible burst of confidence. 
     
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CURRENT PA STATE QUALIFIERS:
     
    1. 200 Men's Medley Relay:  Perez, Borgerding, Birozes, Carter - 1:45.69
    2. 200 Men's Free Relay:  Spillane, Perez, Carter, Birozes - 1:31.80
    3. 200 Women's Free Relay:  Meersman, Cottick, Adams, Persichetti - 1:52.85
    4. Anthony Birozes - 50 free (21.95); 100 free (49.79)  
    5. Mason Carter - 50 free (22.91); 100 free (51.93)
    6. Diego Perez - 500 free (5:14.86)
    7. 400 Men's Free Relay:  Perez, Spillane, Borgerding, Birozes - 3:37.48
    8. 400 Women's Free Relay:  Meersman, Adams, Cottick, Persichetti - 4:10.11
    9. 200 Women's Medley Relay:  Carter, Adams, Birozes, Persichetti - 2:03.94
    10.  Diego Perez - 200 free (1:53.67)
    11.  Diego Perez - 200 Individual Medley (2:09.48)
     
    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CURRENT PA RECORD HOLDERS:
     
    1. 200 Men's Medley Relay:  Perez, Borgerding, Birozes, Carter - 1:45.69
    2. 200 Men's Free Relay:  Spillane, Perez, Carter, Birozes - 1:31.80 - broke a 6 1/2 year record!!!
    3. Diego Perez - 200 free (1:53.67) 
    4. Diego Perez - 500 free (5:14.86)
    5. DIego Perez - 100 back (1:00.51)- broke a 7-year record!!!
    6. Diego Perez - 200 IM (2:09.48)
    7. 200 Women's Medley Relay:  Carter, Adams, Birozes, Persichetti - 2:03.94
     
    TOP POINT SCORERS:
     
    Varsity Girls
    1st: Mercedes Persichetti = 40 points (still scored most points despite illness)
    2nd: Maria Birozes = 35 points
    3rd:  Lexi Carter = 33 points
                     
    Varsity Boys
    1st: Diego Perez = 44 points 
    2nd: Mason Carter = 39 points
    3rd: Henry Borgerding = 34.5 points
     
    MOST IMPROVED:

    Varsity Girls
    1. Kate Patota - MOST IMPROVED - 22.33 seconds
    2. Lexi Carter - 4.6 seconds
    3. Lizzy Salazar - 2.68 seconds
     
    Varsity Boys
    1. Preston Jeans - MOST OVERALL VARSITY IMPROVED - 23.73 seconds
    2. Charlie Cottick - 17.07 seconds
    3. Austin Nguyen - 15.94 seconds
     
    The following swimmers improved their times:

    Varsity Girls
    Lexi Carter - 1 event
    Valentina Gomez - 1 event
    Kennedy Mulloy - 1 event
    Kate Patota - 2 events
    Lizzy Salazar - 1 event
     
    Varsity Boys
    Henry Borgerding - 2 events
    Charlie Cottick - 1 event
    Preston Jeans - 2 events
    Austin Nguyen - 1 event
    Seve Pausa - 1 event
    Diego Perez - 2 events
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  • Junior Paladins Soccer – Register Before January 17

    It’s hard to believe that the Spring Junior Paladins Soccer deadline of Friday, January 17 is almost here!  We are encouraging U12 players to register by January 14. We need at least 10 players to form a U12 team, and if we do not have enough players, we want U12 players to be able register to play with UFA (the UFA registration deadline is January 15).
      
    Players will be assigned to teams by age (U6, U8, U10, U12). Practices begin on Tuesday, February 17, and games begin on Saturday, March 7. Players will have one weeknight practice at Pinecrest one hour per week, and one Saturday game at the Polo Fields or Matt Park during the season. 
     
    If your Pre-K4-5th grade child is interested in playing, there are two places you will have to register - once on our Pinecrest Academy registration site, where you will submit your payment, and once on the UFA site, where you will submit your contact information and complete the necessary participation waivers. 
     
    Please keep in mind that you will ONLY submit payment through Pinecrest Academy, NOT UFA's system. Please click here for UFA Registration Instructions that will explain how to register in UFA's system and how to avoid the payment at the end of the UFA registration. 
     
    If you are interested in coaching a team, please let Mr. Lynch know via email.
     
    If you have questions about our Junior Paladins Soccer program, please contact Mr. Lynch.
     
    Let’s go, Junior Paladins!
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Spring Sports Varsity Coaches

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  • Boys Varsity Lacrosse - Chad Whitlow

    lacrosse@pinecrestacademy.org
    Chad Whitlow graduated from South Forsyth High School where he was a four year Varsity Letter winner in Lacrosse. He also played Varsity Football and Wrestling. He competed for summer club teams LB3, Pride, and Team Crease. 

    Prior to earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from Harding University in Arkansas, he played Lacrosse at the University of North Georgia. 

    Coach Whitlow is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the high school and also coaches football.
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse - Mary Alexandra (Alex) Abbey

    lacrosse@pinecrestacademy.org
    Mary Alexandra (Alex) Abbey grew up in south Forsyth County and has been a parishioner at St. Benedict's Catholic Church since 2003.
    She graduated from Lambert High School where she earned 7 varsity letters (4 in Lacrosse; 3 in Basketball). During high school, she also competed in AAU Basketball and was coached by former Pinecrest Academy Girls' Basketball Coach Ken Lacy.

    She earned a B.S. in History at Shorter University, where she received a scholarship to play Lacrosse (NCAA Div II) and was a 3-year starter. After graduating, she stayed at Shorter in the capacity of Graduate Assistant, helping coach the Women's Lacrosse team during the 2017-2018 season, while working toward an M.B.A. in Sports Management.

    Alex is currently completing her M.B.A. online as she joins Pinecrest Academy.
  • Varsity Baseball Coach - Heath Kennedy

    baseball@pinecrestacademy.org
    Coach Kennedy comes to Pinecrest Academy after serving as an assistant coach this past season at George Walton Academy. Coach Kennedy has 11 years’ experience as a Varsity Head Coach and has been very successful. He brings with him a career winning percentage of .699 and has led his teams to the State Playoffs eight of his 11 years as a head coach. In 2011, Coach Kennedy led Hebron Christian to its first State Championship. He has also won four Region titles, made two Elite 8 and four Sweet 16 appearances. Coach Kennedy has been named Region Coach of the Year four times and State Coach of the Year once by the Georgia Dugout Club. With 226 career wins as a Head Coach, Coach Kennedy has also helped over 30 players move on to play baseball collegiately or professionally.
  • Varsity Golf - Lee Anderson

    golf@pinecrestacademy.org
    Lee Anderson joined Pinecrest as a faculty member in 2019 and teaches Latin in the High School. He is new to coaching and is serving as the Assistant Coach for Fencing in the fall and the Head Coach for Golf in the spring. Coach Anderson was introduced to golf during his college years and has played ever since.
  • Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer - Domenic Martelli

    soccer@pinecrestacademy.org
    Domenic Martelli has been teaching and coaching at Pinecrest Academy since 2015. Prior to coming to Pinecrest, Coach Martelli served in the following positions: Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at United States Military Academy - ARMY; Head Coach for New York Storm SC (in which they became New York State U18B Champions in 1996); Head Women's Soccer Coach at Georgia State University; Head Women's Soccer Coach at Georgia Gwinnett College. He was also part of the Eastern New York Olympic Development Staff, Georgia Olympic Development Staff, and US Soccer Region III Olympic Development Staff for many years.

    Since Mr. Martelli began coaching at Pinecrest, the Boys and Girls Soccer Teams have reached the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, The Final 4 and The State A Championship game in the GHSA State Playoffs. Coach Martelli was awarded Georgia State Coach of the Year from the United Soccer Coaches association in 2019. Mr. Martelli is a Middle School Math teacher at Pinecrest and is married to wife, Kirsten, who also teaches at Pinecrest. Their daughter, Brielle, is a Junior at the University of North Georgia, and their son, Nicolas, is part of the Pinecrest Class of 2020.
  • Varsity Tennis - Erin McGraw

    tennis@pinecrestacademy.org
    Erin McGraw has been coaching and teaching at Pinecrest Academy for nine years. She has served as Middle School Tennis Coach at Pinecrest for seven years, and is currently serving her third year as the Varsity Tennis Coach. Coach McGraw helped coach the Varsity Boys team to their first GHSA State Playoffs, making the Sweet 16 round in 2016. The Varsity Girls team made it to the GHSA Elite 8 round in 2016. McGraw also serves as the Middle and High School Theatrical Arts Teacher. She received the honor of Pinecrest Teacher of the Year in 2015-2016.

Winter Sports Accolades

List of 7 items.

  • Baseball

    Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2017 1st Round
    2018 Elite 8
    2019 1st Round
  • Lacrosse - Boys

    Region/Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2019 1st Round
  • Lacrosse - Girls

    Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2017 1st Round
    2018 1st Round
  • Soccer - Boys

    STATE CHAMPIONS
    2010

    Region/Area Champion
    2009
    2010
    2014

    State Playoffs
    2008 Finalist
    2009 Finalist
    2010 Champion
    2013 Sweet 16
    2014 Sweet 16
    2015 Elite 8
    2016 Sweet 16
    2017 Elite 8
    2018 Sweet 16
  • Soccer - Girls

    GHSA STATE FINALIST
    2019

    Region/Area Champion
    2007
    2008
    2009

    State Playoffs
    2008 Final 4
    2009 Elite 8
    2010 Elite 8
    2015 Sweet 16
    2016 Sweet 16
    2017 Elite 8
    2018 Final 4
    2019 Finalist
  • Tennis - Boys

    Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2016 1st Round
  • Tennis - Girls

    Region/Area Champions
    2009 2010

    State Playoffs
    2009 Final 4
    2010 Final 4
    2013 1 st Round
    2015 1 st Round
    2016 Elite 8

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