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Athletics News

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  • Join the Paladins Football Program!

    99...the number of days until the Paladins kickoff under the Friday Night Lights. 
     
    The Paladins Football Program is looking for young men to join the team. Young men who enjoy brotherhood, fun, and football. 
     
    Please contact Coach Coury at football@pinecrestacademy.org if you are interested or have questions! 
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  • Nominations Accepted for Athletics Hall of Fame - Through June 1

    The Pinecrest Academy Athletics department is accepting nominations for the 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame.
     
    Anyone may submit a nomination, and we would especially encourage nominations from our alumni, alumni families, current families, current faculty and staff, as well as previous faculty and staff.
     
    The Athletic Department is currently taking nominations in the following categories:
     
    • Student Athlete Alumni from the Classes of 2007-2014
    • Past Coaches
    • Past Athletic Administrators
    • Friends of Paladin Athletics
    Click here to review Hall of Fame nomination requirements. Submit a nomination on the Pinecrest Athletics page by clicking HERE
     
    Nominations will be accepted until June 1, 2020. The class will be honored on Homecoming weekend in Fall 2020.
     
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  • Pinecrest Celebrates Six Spring Athletes Virtually

    Our Athletics department is pleased to celebrate six Pinecrest seniors who have signed to continue sports in college.  We extend our congratulations to the following:
     
    Caleb Bohn – Baseball, Mercer University

    Peter Haynes – Football, Troy University

    Brendan Kane – Soccer, Rhodes College

    Joey Kiernan – Football, Birmingham Southern College
     
    Ethan Massey - Football, Berry College
     
    Joe Metz – Wrestling, United States Military Academy West Point
     
     
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  • Thirteen Paladins Named to All Area Teams

    Congratulations to our Varsity Soccer Paladins who have been named to All-Area Teams. We are so proud of each of you!
     
    All-Area First Team – Boys

    Colin Brown
    Brendan Kane
    Evan Kane
    Jake Lair
    Nicolas Martelli

    All-Area First Team – Girls

    Sofia Alvarez Del Pino
    Sarah Brown
    Ivey Crain

    All-Area Second Team – Boys

    Jack Morrissey
    Arturo Mungia

    All-Area Second Team – Girls

    Allie Doerr
    Grace Fowler
    Kate Prados
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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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