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Athletics News

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  • Paladins Shine on the Court, Field and Mat

    Despite the cessation of our spring sports for the time being, we’re pleased to report that our Basketball, Baseball, and Wrestling Paladins and coaches were recently recognized for several accomplishments in their respective sports.
     
    Paladins Boys Basketball
     
    After two straight GHSA State Playoff appearances, Coach John Bauersfeld was named Forsyth County Coach of the Year. Coach JB led Pinecrest to its first Elite Eight appearance as a member of the GHSA last year. The Paladins finished ranked No. 6 in final Class A Private rankings for the 2019-2020 season. 
    Read the Forsyth County News article HERE.
     
    Caleb Bohn – Named to AJC All State Honorable Mention, Basketball
    Caleb Bohn – Named to All County 2nd Team, Basketball
    Oscar Lynch – Named to All County 2nd Team, Basketball
    Read the Forsyth County News article HERE.
     
    Paladins Girls Basketball
     
    Meghan Sullivan – Named All County Honorable Mention, Basketball
    Aryn Spain – Named All County Honorable Mention, Basketball
    Read the Forsyth County News article HERE.
     
    Paladins Wrestling
     
    Mark Metz and Joe Metz - Both named to All County 1st Team All County, Wrestling
    Read the Forsyth County News article HERE.
     
    Paladins Baseball
     
    Caleb Bohn and Jay Sorohan – Rawlings Perfect Game Honorable mention among Southeast Region Players, Baseball
    Read the Rawlings press release HERE.
     

    We are Paladin strong!
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  • Impressive Athletics Factoid!

    Did you know? The average number of Pinecrest graduates, beginning with our first graduating class of 2007, who go on to play College athletics after graduation, is 9% (or 61 graduates).
     
    The national average each year is 7%.
     
    Of these graduates, 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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  • Swimmers Recognized with Pinecrest Awards

    After very successful swim seasons and an amazing State run by many of our Varsity athletes, swimmers from our Middle School and Varsity teams were recognized and awarded by Coach Jordan for excellence and great accomplishments. Congratulations to the following:
     
    Most Outstanding – High Point Gold Award
     
    Anthony Birozes (VB) – 393.5 Points/5 Records
    Diego Perez (VB) – 9 Team Records
    Mercedes Persichetti (VG) – 278.5 Points
    Ryan DellaFranco (MSB) – 225 Points
    Allison Kelton (MSG) – 112.5 Points
     
    High Point Silver Award
     
    Diego Perez  (VB)
    Lindsay Cottick  (VG)
    Elliott Bryson  (MSB)
    Mariann Figueredo  (MSG)
     
    High Point Bronze Award
     
    Mason Carter  (VB)
    Charlotte Adams  (VG)
    Warren Tran  (MSB)
    Addison Gorman  (MSG)
     
    Paladin Award
     
    Brendan Spillane  (VB)
    Lindsay Cottick  (VG)
    Colin Meersman  (MSB)
    Mariann Figueredo  (MSG)
     
    Scholar Athlete Award (Varsity Only)
     
    Jacob Couvillon 
    Sarah Meersman
     
    Most Improved Award
     
    Austin Nguyen  (VB)
    Kate Patota  (VG)
    Christian Carroll  (MSB)
    Nikki Tabak  (MSG)
     
    New Pinecrest Records
     
    Varsity Boys
    Diego Perez – 9
    Anthony Birozes – 5
    Mason Carter – 3
    Brendan Spillane – 2
    Henry Borgerding – 1
     
    Varsity Girls
    Maria Birozes – 3
    Mercedes Persichetti – 3
    Charlotte Adams – 2
    Lexi Carter – 2
    Sarah Meersman – 2
    Lindsay Cottick – 1
     
    Middle School Boys
    Warren Tran – 4

    We are so proud of all of our Paladins swimmers, and a big thank you to Coach Jordan, the entire coaching staff, and all of our wonderful volunteer parents!  What a season!
     
     
     
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  • Tennis Anyone?

    Save the date for a PAC FUNdraiser!  We’ll host a Round Robin Mixed Doubles event on Friday, May 8, from 8:30am-2pm, at Creekstone Estates (just minutes from Pinecrest).
     
    But before May – you can support Paladins Tennis by making a purchase from Your Serve Tennis and/or have your racquet restrung on March 11, from 10am-7pm. Deck yourself out in a new outfit for the FUNdraiser or the upcoming ALTA season! Tell them Pinecrest sent you, and the Pinecrest Tennis Team earns 10% back!
     
    Registration for the Round Robin will open soon. Do-over packages are available. Continental breakfast, mimosas, lunch, and beer will be included.
     
    Questions?  Contact Karen Kress or Nikki Van Wingerden.
     
    See you on the court!
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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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