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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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Winter Sports Varsity Coaches

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Coach - John Bauersfeld

    basketball@pinecrestacademy.org
    Before coming to Pinecrest, Bauersfeld served as Head Coach at Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore, MD for 11 years. He also served as the Department Chair for the Social Studies Department for several years at Calvert Hall. Bauersfeld's teams won over 200 games during his tenure at Calvert Hall, including the Baltimore Catholic League Championship in 2010, 2014, and 2015. He was named Baltimore Catholic League Coach of the Year four times, most recently in 2016. Bauersfield has coached numerous players who have gone on to play at the collegiate level, including nine at the Division I level, playing at Villanova, Louisville, Providence, and Connecticut. 2011 Calvert Hall alumnus, Damion Lee, is currently in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks.

    Bauersfeld served as an assistant for three years under the legendary Cardinals coach, Mark Amatucci, before taking the reins in 2007. He most recently served as an assistant for USA East Coast Basketball, working with coaching legend and Hall of Famer, Coach Larry Brown. The team of college all-stars traveled to Spain in August 2017 to participate in an international tournament.

    Bauersfeld is a 1994 graduate of Calvert Hall and a 1998 graduate of Gettysburg College, where he served as Co-captain of the Men’s Basketball team during his senior year. He earned a Masters in Secondary Education from Towson University, and begins teaching in the Social Studies and English departments at Pinecrest in August 2018. Bauersfeld and his wife Jillian have been married for nine years and have three boys, Will (7), Noah (5) and Asher (2).
  • 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

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