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Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Athletics News

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  • Spring Sports Update from Coach Coury

    Spring Sports are upon us! Due to our current circumstances, we have extended Spring Sports Registration through January 24. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to register for a Spring team. Please reach out to our coaches using the contact below if you have any questions. 
     
    The following sports are still open for registration: 
     
    Soccer
     
    Girls and Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach Martelli - dmartelli@pinecrestacademy.org
    Girls and Boys - Grades 6-8 - Coach Quintana - nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org
     
    We will not be able to offer Junior Paladin Soccer this Spring; we ask all families interested in youth soccer to register with UFA. Click Here to register.
     
    Baseball
     
    Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach Brewer - jbrewer@pinecrestacademy.org
    Boys - Grades 6-8 - Coach Oshinski - joshinski@pinecrestacademy.org
     
    Tennis 
     
    Girls and Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach McGraw - emcgraw@pinecrestacademy.org
     
    Lacrosse
     
    Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach Whitlow - cwhitlow@pinecrestacademy.org
    Girls - Grades 8-11 - Coach Brown - gbrown@pinecrestacademy.org
    Boys - Grades 6-8 - Coach Whitlow - cwhitlow@pinecrestacademy.org
     
    Golf
     
    Girls and Boys - Grades 6-12 - Coach Anderson - landerson@pinecrestacademy.org

    Go Paladins!

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  • Winter Sports Portraits - Deadline Extended to January 22

    All winter athletes should have brought home order forms for Winter Sports Portraits - both team and individual portraits.

    Bryan White has extended the order deadline to Friday, January 22.  Orders are now conveniently placed online.  Visit Bryan White Photography + Art HERE to place your child's order.

    If you haven't seen your child's order form yet, please reach out to your coach or team manager.  Questions? Contact Bryan White at 770-889-3202 or bwphotography.art@icloud.com.
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  • Wolverine Winter Invitational – Congrats to State Qualifiers!

    Our Varsity Swim team participated in the Wolverine Winter Invitational on Saturday, January 9 at the Cumming Aquatic Center, swimming again under the motto:  Quality over Quantity.
     
    A big congratulations to Diego Perez, the first Pinecrest swimmer ever to qualify for the State Swim Meet in all eight events!
     
    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STATE QUALIFIERS
     
    Diego Perez:  200 IM - 2:07.11 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Diego Perez:  50 Free - 22.81
    Diego Perez:  500 Free - 5:12.06
    Diego Perez:  100 Back - 59.95
    Diego Perez:  100 Free - 50.82 (updated)
    Diego Perez:  200 Free - 1:54.57
    Diego Perez:  100 Fly - 57.47
    Diego Perez:  100 Breast - 1:04.11 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Tommy Davis:  100 Back - 58.28 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Tommy Davis:  200 Individual Medley - 2:09.65
    Tommy Davis:  100 Fly - 54.70 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Meagan Davis:  100 Back - 1:04.89 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Meagan Davis:  100 Breast - 1:13.39 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    200 Women's Free Relay:  Persichetti, Meersman, Davis, Birozes - 1:50.14 (updated)
    200 Women's Medley Relay:  Persichetti, Davis, Meersman, Birozes - 2:02.25 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    400 Women's Free Relay:  Meersman, Birozes, Persichetti, Davis - 4:07.38
    200 Men's Free Relay:  Davis, Meersman, Calupca, Perez - 1:40.00
    200 Men's Medley Relay:  Davis, H. Borgerding, Perez, Calupca - 1:48.98
    400 Men's Free Relay:  Perez, Smith, H. Borgerding, Davis
     
    OVERALL STATS FOR SWIM MEET
     
    8 State Qualifiers - AN INCREDIBLE FEAT BY OUR SWIMMERS!
    2 PA Records - AMAZING!
    14 Personal Records!
     
    SCORING TOP FIVE IN THEIR EVENT AT THE MEET
     
    200 Women's Free Relay: Persichetti, Meersman, Davis, Birozes - 2nd place
    Meagan Davis - 50 Free - 2nd place
    Meagan Davis - 100 Back - 2nd place
    Mercedes Persichetti - 100 Free - 3rd place
    Mercedes Persichetti - 50 Free - 3rd place
    Maria Birozes - 50 Free - 4th place
    Maria Birozes - 100 Free - 5th place
    Sarah Meersman - 50 Free - 5th place
    200 Men's Medley Relay:  Davis, H. Borgerding, Perez, Calupca - 4th place
    400 Men's Free Relay:  Perez, Smith, H. Borgerding, Davis - 3rd place
    Tommy Davis - 100 Fly - 3rd place
    Tommy Davis - 200 IM - 4th place
    Diego Perez - 100 Breast - 2nd place
    Diego Perez - 100 Fly - 5th place
     
    TOP POINT SCORERS
     
    Varsity Girls:
    1st:  Meagan Davis - 24 points
    2nd: Mercedes Persichetti - 22 points
    3rd: Maria Birozes 19 points
                     
    Varsity Boys:
    1st:  TIE - Tommy Davis & Diego Perez - each 20 points
    2nd: Justin Smith - 11.5 points
    3rd:  Henry Borgerding - 8 points
     
    MOST IMPROVED
     
    Varsity Girls:
    1. Mariann Figueredo  -  MOST  IMPROVED - 1.51 seconds
    2. Anne Marie Madgey - 1.4 seconds
    Varsity Boys:
    1. Colin Meersman -VARSITY  MOST OVERALL IMPROVED - 8.81 seconds 
    2. Nicholas Figueredo - 6.77 seconds
    3. Tommy Davis - 3.98 seconds
    SWIMMERS WHO IMPROVED THEIR TIMES
     
    Varsity Girls:
    Mariann Figueredo - 1 event!
    Anne Marie Madgey - 2 events!  
     
    Varsity Boys:
    Charlie Cottick - 1 event!
    Tommy Davis - 2 events!
    Shawn Dole - 1 event!
    Nicholas Figueredo - 1 event!
    Devin Lockert - 1 event!
    Colin Meersman - 1 event!
    Diego Perez - 1 event! 
    Justin Smith - 2 events!
    John Paul Carroll - 1 event!
     
    For another year in a row, Pinecrest is bringing ALL six relays to the STATE SWIM MEET!  We are so proud of our team and thankful for Coach Jordan, her coaching team, and all of the parents who assist at the meets!
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  • Spring Sports Registration is Open!

    If your children are interested in playing spring sports, be sure to sign them up now!  Spring Sports Registration is open.  Register HERE.
     
    Spring sports include the following:
     
    Baseball - Boys High School & Middle School 
    Golf - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School
    Lacrosse - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School 
    Soccer - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School 
    Tennis - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School 
     
    Please Click HERE to sign up.  Let’s go, Paladins!
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Winter Sports Varsity Coaches

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Coach - Jay Lynch

  • Varsity Girls Basketball - Jonathan Oshinski

    basketball@pinecrestacademy.org
    Jonathan Oshinski is a Pinecrest alumnus (Class of 2010) and currently serves as the Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach and Middle School Baseball Coach. As a student, he played four years of varsity basketball and baseball and received a number of accolades in both sports. After graduating from Pinecrest, Oshinski attended The University of Georgia and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education. In addition to his studies, Oshinski served as a team manager for the UGA women’s basketball team and Hall of Fame coach, Andy Landers, from 2013-2015. In the fall of 2015, he began working as an assistant coach for the Varsity and JV Girls Basketball teams at Oconee County High School.

    Upon returning to Pinecrest in 2016, he coached the 7th grade boys’ basketball team to win the Metro-10 Championship. In 2017, he coached both the 7th and 8th grade boys’ teams and reached the championship game again with the 8th grade boys. Oshinski also coaches middle school baseball and has recently completed a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching Education from Georgia Southern University.
  • Varsity Swim & Dive - Denise Jordan

    swimming@pinecrestacademy.org
    Denise Jordan has over 35 years of swimming and soccer coaching experience, and has been at Pinecrest for 13 years. After playing soccer in college and for the Georgia Women's Soccer Association, she began teaching and coaching. She coached soccer at St. Pius X Catholic High School and Wesleyan, and started the Swim program at Wesleyan. Upon her arrival at Pinecrest, she started the Swim program here.

    Coach Jordan has also coached summer swimming at Briarcliff Woods Beach Club, Nottaway, Embry Hills, Fieldstone, and Ansley Golf Club, where her team was Country Club Swim Team Champion during the years 1989-2000. Coach Jordan received the Atlanta Swimming Association Coach of the Year award in 2016, and two Pinecrest alumni she coached are swimming in college. She also teaches Middle School English and has a son named Nicholas.
  • Director of Wrestling - Mark Schmidt

    wrestling@pinecrestacademy.org
    Mark Schmidt has been coaching wrestling for over 36 years, two of which have been at Pinecrest Academy. He wrestled and coached at Oklahoma State University and was co-founder of the Poly-America Wrestling Club in Texas, which achieved six Texas Team State titles and hundreds of State Champions. As a private coach, athletes coached by Coach Schmidt have received over 700 tournament titles and 23 national individual championships. His team at W.T. High School in Texas won 2nd Place in the State Tournament and produced three individual champions. When he’s not coaching wrestling, Mr. Schmidt is the Vice President and Managing Partner of Coastal General Contractors and Mansion Properties. He has four children and two grandchildren.

Winter Sports Accolades

List of 4 items.

  • Basketball - Boys

    State Playoffs
    2007 Finalist
    2008 Finalist
    2009 1st Round
    2010 Elite 8
    2019 Sweet 16
  • Basketball - Girls

    Region Champion
    2009

    State Playoffs
    2007 Elite 8
    2008 1st Round
    2009 Elite 8
    2010 1st Round
    2015 1st Round
    2017 Elite 8
    2018 Sweet 16
  • Swim & Dive

    2010:
    Sean Klooster, State Finalist
    Nico Sanchez, State Finalist
    Christian Marchione, State Finalist
    John DiRito, State Finalist

    2012:
    Christian Marchione, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100 Free

    2013:
    Christian Marchione, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay
    Chris Birozes, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Patrick Wilborn,  200 Free Relay
    Andrew Wilborn, 200 Free Relay

    2014:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free

    2015:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free

    2016:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free

    2017:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free
    Kate DelBalzo, All State - 500 Free, 200 Free
    Nina Gonzalez, Diving - State Finalist - 1M 17th Place
    Nina Gonzalez, Diving - All State - 1M

    2018:
    Anthony Birozes, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay
    Anthony Birozes, All County, All State - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, All State - 200 Free Relay
    John Paul Caprera, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Brendan Spillane, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Brendan Spillane, All State - 200 Free Relay

    2019:
    Anthony Birozes, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100, Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Anthony Birozes, All State - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100, Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, All State - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Relay
    Brendan Spillane, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Brendan Spillane, All State - 200 Free Relay & 400 Relay
    Diego Perez, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Diego Perez, All State - 200 Free Relay & 400 Relay
  • Wrestling

    2017:
    Joe Metz, All Region, All County, All State

    2018:
    Jimmy Dinsmore, All Region, All County, All State
    Joe Metz, All Region, All County, All State
    Nick Miller, All Region, All County, All State

    2019:
    Mark Metz, Area Champion, Sectional Champion, State Champion
    Mark Metz, All Region, All County, All State
    Joe Metz, All Region, All County, All State

Upcoming Games

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MS Girls Basketball Semifinals vs. St. Francis4

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St Francis Middle School
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V Wrestling - Cherokee Bluff Tri Meet

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Varsity Swim Meet - (Forsyth County Teams)

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Cumming Aquatic Center
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JV Boys Basketball Game vs. Lakeview Academy

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Lakeview Academy
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V Girls Basketball Game vs. Lakeview Academy

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Lakeview Academy
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V Boys Basketball Game vs. Lakeview Academy

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Lakeview Academy
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Cancelled

V Girls Basketball Game vs. Whitefield Academy

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Whitefield Academy
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V Boys Basketball Game vs. Brandon Hall

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Playing Fields - Upper School Gym - 1
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JV Boys Basketball Game vs. Mt Bethel

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Mt Bethel Christian Academy
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V Boys Basketball Game vs. Mt Bethel

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Mt Bethel Christian Academy