Spring Sports

Spring Sports

Athletics News

List of 4 news stories.

  • Three Baseball Players Name to All Region Team

    Three Paladins Baseball players have been named to the Region 1 Division I-AA All Region team this year:
    Ben Nadler  (#5)
    Batting:    Avg: .406        Hits: 13       RBI: 12
    Josh Calupca  (#19)
    Batting:   Avg:   .300       Hits:  9        RBI: 8
    Will Howell  (#2)
    Batting:   Avg:   .452       Hits: 14       RBI: 8        
    Pitching:      IP: 27.2           SO: 41
    Says Coach Whitenton, “I want to congratulate these young men for their exceptional effort and performance on the Pinecrest baseball field this year.”
    We are so proud of you, guys!
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  • Middle School Baseball Team Ends Season as Runner-up in District

    The Middle School Baseball team finished their season on Monday, May 2, as the GAPPS District I State Runner-Up. The Paladins had a remarkable season, finishing 8-4 and winning 7 games in a row on their way to the State Championship game. Despite the final result, the boys have so much to be proud of. They consistently improved each game and competed to the best of their abilities. A special thank you to everyone who came out in support throughout the playoff run and created a very enthusiastic atmosphere.
    Here's a summary from the April 28 game that sent the team to the Championship game:
    The Middle School Baseball team won their semifinal game over Peachtree Academy and advanced to the GAPPS District 1 State Championship game! The Paladins displayed a strong offensive performance by putting up 11 runs in the first inning. Jackson Bryan, Joe Piszczek, Hunter Bolt, Jake Miller, and Andrew Rice all drove in runs to give the Paladins an early lead. Maverick Mulloy and Jacob White hit back to back triples to add on 3 more runs in the second inning. Jackson Bryan scored the final run of the game in the third inning after doubling and later scoring to give the Paladins a 15-0 victory. Jacob White and Andrew Rice combined for a dominant pitching performance allowing 0 runs and striking out 9 batters.
    Congratulations to the Middle School Baseball team and their coaches.  What a season!

    Photo Credit:  John Huynh
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  • Evan Kane Signs with Rhodes College

    Senior Evan Kane signed on April 21 to continue his soccer career at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. He will join his brother, Brendan Kane, who is a sophomore at Rhodes and also a member of the soccer team. Brendan joined his own family and his Pinecrest family via phone for the big celebration!
    Congratulations, Evan!  We are proud of your accomplishments during your many years at Pinecrest Academy and we wish you many successes and blessings as you enter this next chapter of your academic and athletic career!
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  • Varsity Boys Tennis Team Makes History

    Varsity Boys Tennis finished their season on Monday, May 2, with a loss to Mt. Paran in the Elite 8.

    Ethan Esclamado won his #1 singles match, and Justin Smith was tied in the third set. But Mt. Paran was a challenging opponent and won three lines.

    Our team made history as the first Varsity Boys Tennis team to go to the Elite 8 round! Ms. McGraw says, "I'm super proud of the team for their hard work and great season." And so are we!
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Spring Sports Coaches

List of 6 items.

  • Boys Varsity Lacrosse

  • JV Girls Lacrosse - Gillian Brown

    Gillian Brown served as Assistant Coach with the Varsity Cross Country program for one year, and became head coach in Fall 2018.  She also serves as JV Lacrosse coach. Before joining Pinecrest, Coach Brown served as Assistant Track Coach at Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, NC, where she served as Hurdle, Long, and Triple Jump Coach. She attended Belmont Abbey College, where she ran track all four years, as a sprinter, jumper and middle distance, and ran Cross Country for two years. Coach Brown teaches High School Science at Pinecrest.
  • Varsity Baseball Coach

  • Varsity Golf - Lee Anderson

    Lee Anderson joined Pinecrest as a teacher and coach in 2019 and served as assistant coach for Varsity Fencing and head coach for Varsity Golf his first year. In 2020, he took on the role of head coach of both Varsity Fencing and Varsity Golf. Coach Anderson also teaches Latin and AP Psychology in the high school.
  • Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer - Domenic Martelli

    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. They have a daughter, Brielle, and son, Nicolas '20.
  • Varsity Tennis - Erin McGraw

    Erin McGraw has been coaching and teaching at Pinecrest Academy since 2008. She has served as Middle School Tennis Coach at Pinecrest since 2010 and as the Varsity Tennis Coach since 2014. 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.

Spring 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


    Region/Area Champion

    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


    Region/Area Champion

    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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