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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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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

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  • 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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