News Archive


  • Winter Sports Seniors Recognized During Senior Night

    Senior athletes from our Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling teams were recognized during home Basketball games Tuesday, February 9, during Senior Night. They were celebrated by their families, coaches, and students. 

    Congratulations to the following seniors:
    Casey Brenan
    Madison Kieffer
    Ryan Kieffer
    Carter Kling
    Meghan Sullivan
    Henry Borgerding
    Sarah Meersman
    Diego Perez
    Mark Metz
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  • Middle School Girls Basketball Team Plays in Championship Game

    The Pinecrest Academy Middle School Girls Basketball B Team (6th and 7th graders) played Mt. Paran recently in the Championship game at Mt. Paran. The girls played their hearts out, losing by just two points, 26-24 - but taking Second Place!

    Congratulations to the girls and to Coach Oshinski for a fantastic season!
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  • Swimmers Finish Well and Break Records at State Meet

    According to Coach Jordan, we had the best showing Pinecrest Academy has ever had at a State Swim Meet on Thursday, February 4!
    OUT OF 52 TEAMS who had swimmers who qualified for State:
    GIRLS finished 12th (1A-3A) and 7th (1A)  - BEST FINISH EVER!
    BOYS finished 14th (1A-3A) and 7th (1A) - BEST FINISH EVER!
    Out of 1A Schools:
    Girls 200 Free Relay finished 4th OVERALL!
    Meagan Davis finished 5th OVERALL in the 100 Breast!
    Boys 200 Medley Relay finished 4th OVERALL!
    Diego Perez finished 3rd OVERALL in the 200 IM!
    Diego Perez finished 5th OVERALL in the 500 Free!
    Tommy Davis finished 2nd OVERALL in the 100 Back!


    Meagan Davis - 50 Free - 26.05
    Girls 200 Free Relay - Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman, Mercedes Persichetti, Maria Birozes - 1:46.70
    Meagan Davis - 100 Back - 1:02.64
    Meagan Davis - 100 Breast - 1:11.63
    Diego Perez - 200 IM - 2:01.85
    Tommy Davis - 100 Fly - 53.76
    Diego Perez - 500 Free - 5:00.53
    Tommy Davis - 100 Back - 53.16
    Congratulations to our Paladins for all of your hard work and a fabulous finish to your season!
    A big thank you to Coach Jordan, Coach Davis, and Coach Salazar for your dedication to this team!  And thank you to Fr. Terrance for celebrating a team Mass and for blessing the swimmers before they left for the State Meet.
    Thank you to Coach Coury for the letters you wrote to each individual - it meant so much!
    Thank you to Ron Romaniello and Joe Neiner for safely driving the teams back and forth.
    And…thank you to the parents of our swimmers who sacrificed so much this season so that their children could swim.
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  • 11 Pinecrest Swimmers Going to State!

    Coach Jordan is proud to announce the 2021 Pinecrest Academy State Swim Team. These swimmers will be competing on Thursday, February 4, at the State Swim Meet held at Georgia Tech.
    Girls' Team
    Maria Birozes
    Meagan Davis
    Lauren Fratter
    Sarah Meersman
    Mercedes Persichetti
    Boys' Team
    Henry Borgerding
    Joshua Calupca
    Tommy Davis
    Colin Meersman
    Diego Perez
    Justin Smith
    Events at the Meet
    200 medley relay: Mercedes Persichetti,  Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman,  Maria Birozes
    200 free relay: Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman,  Mercedes Persichetti, Maria Birozes 
    400 free relay: Sarah Meersman,  Lauren Fratter, Maria Birozes,  Mercedes Persichetti 
    Meagan Davis individual events: 100 back and 100 breast
    200 medley relay: Diego Perez,  Henry Borgerding,  Tommy Davis,  Colin Meersman 
    200 free relay:  Tommy Davis, Henry Borgerding,  Joshua Calupca,  Diego Perez 
    400 free relay: Justin Smith,  Colin Meersman,  Joshua Calupca,  Henry Borgerding 
    Diego Perez individual events: 200 IM and 500 free
    Tommy Davis individual events: 100 fly and 100 back
    Henry Borgerding individual events: 100 breast
    Due to COVID-19, no spectators will be allowed at the meet.  However, it will be live streamed HERE so you can cheer on our Paladins! Let’s go, team!
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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: 
    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.
    Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach Brewer - jbrewer@pinecrestacademy.org
    Boys - Grades 6-8 - Coach Oshinski - joshinski@pinecrestacademy.org
    Girls and Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach McGraw - emcgraw@pinecrestacademy.org
    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
    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!
    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
    2 PA Records - AMAZING!
    14 Personal Records!
    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
    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
    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
    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 Portraits – Order Forms Coming Home

    Parents, if your children are involved in winter sports, look for the Winter Sports Portrait Order Form coming from Bryan White Photography + Art this week.
    The due date for placing orders is January 15, 2021. 
    Questions? Contact Bryan at 770-889-3202 or bryan@bryanwhitephotography.art.
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  • AJC Blog about our Varsity Football Paladins

    Our Paladins Varsity Football team was included in a blog about Class A football by S. Thomas Coleman.  It's a very nice summary of the team's season and championship win!

    Read it HERE.
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  • Register for the Third Annual Paladin Pacer

    Grab you family and friends and join us for the 3rd Annual Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, February 27!
    The Paladin Pacer allows all in our local community to get some exercise, qualify for the 2021 Peachtree Road Race, interact with our school community, and make new friends!  Our plan is for this event to become a long-standing tradition in Forsyth County.
    All funds raised will benefit Pinecrest Academy’s Annual Fund, which supports our current and future students.
    We are pleased to offer this event on-site and virtually.  A socially distanced start line will be part of this year’s event.
    RUNNING ON-SITE: You will be required to enter your estimated finish time when registering. This will provide an appropriate placement and approximate start time for your start of the race. This will also enable us to comply with social distancing guidelines for groups during a transitory event. (Social distancing does not apply to persons, family units, or roommates residing together.) Further details will be provided closer to the event.
    RUNNING VIRTUAL: You will have the opportunity to run on your own between February 26 and February 28. To be included in the VIRTUAL RESULTS, participants must submit proof of finish time on the race registration website by February 28 at 11:59pm. Once all times are approved, results will be posted. The cost of the virtual race includes a t-shirt and custom bib.
    5K - 8:00am
    Fun Run - 8:55am
    5K - $25 until 11:59pm, January 29; then $30
    Fun Run - $15
    Virtual Runner - $30
    You may pick up your bib on race day, starting at 7:00am, in the Pinecrest Academy Upper School Gym (building to the right of the roundabout), located at 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.
    Overall Male/Female and Top 3 Male/Female in each age groups:
    10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and Up
    The course runs from Pinecrest Academy to South Forsyth High School and back. Mostly flat course with a downhill finish.
    All participants registered by Monday, February 15, will receive a race t-shirt. Registrations on or after Tuesday, February 16 will be subject to availability of shirts and will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
    Register through Active.com HERE.

    Questions about the event?  Contact Stacey Persichetti at jsmjpersichetti@gmail.com.
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