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Winter Sports

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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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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