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Welcome to Pinecrest Athletics: Home of the Paladins

At Pinecrest Academy, we believe athletics plays a very important role in fulfilling our mission of forming Christian leaders who will transform society. As one of the best private schools in Atlanta, our unique methodology of Integral Formation® gives our experienced coaches the tools to motivate their student-athletes to strive in maximizing their character and leadership skills. Pinecrest’s school motto "semper altius", meaning "always higher," challenges students to give their best for Christ and for their team.

Pinecrest offers the opportunity for every student to discover her or her gifts through a multitude of activities, including a place on the athletics field. Pinecrest is unique, even among its private school counterparts, because the majority of our students participate in athletics, some playing several sports. Pinecrest offers 15 sports to students, including recreational athletics for our Lower School children, competitive sports programs for Middle School students, and GHSA-sanctioned Varsity sports. Students at Pinecrest are encouraged to try all sports they are interested in, and in most cases, the only requirement is an interest in the sport and willingness to learn, work hard, and have fun.

Middle School and Varsity Paladins teams enjoy competitive region and non-region match-ups, playing some of the best private schools in the area, as well as neighboring public schools with 7A classifications.

Our GHSA-sanctioned Paladins athletic program develops high school students into dedicated scholar-athletes, teaching valuable lessons in teamwork, accountability, effort and discipline, in a context of healthy competition. As part of the GHSA Private School 1A Classification, our 2016-2017 athletics program was one of the most successful since Pinecrest’s move to the GHSA in 2010. Several Varsity teams advanced to the State playoffs, including Football, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Lacrosse, and Cheerleading.

Since 2007, the Pinecrest athletics program has celebrated many collegiate signings, and in 2017, eight students signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing sports in college, marking a Pinecrest record in the athletics history books! Learn more about Pinecrest’s sports offerings on our sports registration page.

If you would like to contact us, please send an email to athletics@pinecrestacademy.org.


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Athletics News

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  • This Week in Paladin Athletics 1/22-2/2/2019

    Chris Kane
    Pinecrest Academy | This Week In Sports |   January 22 - February 2  
    Date Team Title Opponent Home Away Game Time Dismiss Location Departure Time
    TUESDAY
    1/22/2019 Basketball JV Boys JV Boys Basketball vs Fellowship Christian Fellowship Christian School H 4:30PM Upper School Gym
    1/22/2019 Basketball Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Basketball vs Fellowship Christian Fellowship Christian School H 6:00PM Upper School Gym
    1/22/2019 Basketball Varsity Boys Varsity Boys Basketball vs Fellowship Christian (Theme: Jersey) Fellowship Christian School H 7:30PM Upper School Gym
    THURSDAY
    1/24/2019 Basketball Middle School Girls MS Girls Basketball vs Walker School Walker School H 4:00PM Upper School Gym
    1/24/2019 Basketball Middle School Boys 7th/8th MS Boys Basketball vs Walker School Walker School H 5:15PM Upper School Gym
    FRIDAY
    1/25/2019 Basketball Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Basketball at Walker School Walker School A 6:00PM 2:45PM Walker School 3:00PM
    1/25/2019 Basketball Varsity Boys Varsity Boys Basketball at Walker School Walker School A 7:30PM Walker School 4:45PM
    SATURDAY
    1/26/2019 Fencing Varsity Fencing_Individual Championship (top 84 fencers) A 9:00AM Chattahoochee HS
    1/26/2019 Wrestling Varsity Team JV and Varsity Wrestling Match at Forsyth Central HS (Weigh-Ins 8am) Forsyth Central HS, Centennial, Cross Creek and Riverside Military Forsyth Central High School A 9:00AM Forsyth Central High School 7:30AM
    1/26/2019 Swim Varsity Team Last Chance Meet hosted by Lambert HS (Warm-ups at 10am) Lambert High School H 11:15AM Cumming Aquatic Center
    1/26/2019 Basketball JV Boys JV Boys Basketball vs Mount Bethel Mount Bethel H 1:00PM Upper School Gym
    1/26/2019 Basketball Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Basketball vs Mount Bethel Mount Bethel H 2:30PM Upper School Gym
    1/26/2019 Basketball Varsity Boys Varsity Boys Basketball vs Mount Bethel (Theme: Tropical) Mount Bethel H 4:00PM Upper School Gym
    1/26/2019 Swim Middle School Team Metro 10 Swim Championship (warm ups 5:00 pm) H 5:30PM Cumming Aquatic Center
    TUESDAY
    1/29/2019 Basketball JV Boys JV Boys Basketball at St Francis St. Francis High School A 4:30PM 2:45PM St. Francis High School 3:00PM
    1/29/2019 Basketball Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Basketball at St Francis St. Francis High School A 6:00PM St. Francis High School 4:00PM
    1/29/2019 Basketball Varsity Boys Varsity Boys Basketball at St Francis St. Francis High School A 7:30PM 2:45PM St. Francis High School 3:00PM
    THURSDAY
    1/31/2019 Basketball JV Boys JV Boys Basketball vs Mount Pisgah Mount Pisgah Christian School H 4:30PM Upper School Gym
    1/31/2019 Basketball Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Basketball vs Mount Pisgah Mount Pisgah Christian School H 6:00PM Upper School Gym
    1/31/2019 Basketball Varsity Boys Varsity Boys Basketball vs Mount Pisgah (Theme: Neon) SENIOR NIGHT Mount Pisgah Christian School H 7:30PM Upper School Gym
    FRIDAY
    2/1/2019 Basketball JV Boys JV Boys Basketball at Whitefield Academy Whitefield Academy A 4:30PM TBD Whitefield Academy TBD
    2/1/2019 Basketball Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Basketball at Whitefield Academy Whitefield Academy A 6:00PM 2:45PM Whitefield Academy 3:00PM
    2/1/2019 Basketball Varsity Boys Varsity Boys Basketball at Whitefield Academy Whitefield Academy A 7:30PM Whitefield Academy
    SATURDAY
    2/2/2019 Wrestling Varsity Team Varsity Wrestling_Area Tournament at Holy Innocents A TBA Holy Innocents
    2/2/2019 Fencing Varsity Fencing_Team Championship - Top 24 Teams Alpharetta High School A 9:00AM Alpharetta
    2/2/2019 Basketball JV Boys JV Boys Basketball vs Mount Paran Mount Paran H 2:00PM Upper School Gym
    2/2/2019 Basketball Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Basketball vs Mount Paran (Jr. Paladin Recognition Night) Mount Paran H 3:30PM Upper School Gym
    2/2/2019 Basketball Varsity Boys Varsity Boys Basketball vs Mount Paran (Theme: Safari) (Jr. Paladin Recognition Night) Mount Paran H 5:00PM Upper School Gym
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  • Former Olympian Visits Wresting Team

    The Pinecrest Wrestling program received some extra special motivation this week from former Olympian Stanley Dziedzic, who spoke to our Paladin Wrestlers. Mr. Dziedzic was a Bronze Medalist in the 1976 Olympics and World Champion in 1977. While a collegiate wrestler at Slippery Rock from 1970-1972, Mr. Dziedzic won three NCAA College Championships and had 118 victories and only two defeats.

    The information Mr. Dziedzic shared with our wrestlers will prove to be very valuable as the Varsity Wrestling team heads into state qualifiers.  Good luck, guys!
     
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  • Swim Teams Take First and Qualify Swimmers for State

    A big shout out to the Middle School Swim Team, which came in First Place overall in the Ahoy Me Hearties Swim Meet on Friday, January 11!
     
    At the 2019 GHSA State Swim Meet, Pinecrest’s Varsity Swim team will be bringing its biggest group ever, with more State Qualifying events than ever before!
     
    Congratulations to the Swim Team State Qualifiers, as of this week:
     
    Anthony Birozes: 50 Free and 100 Free
    Mason Carter: 50 Free
    200 Men's Medley Relay: Spillane, Borgerding, Birozes, Carter
    200 Men's Free Relay: Spillane, Borgerding, Perez, Birozes
    200 Women's Free Relay: Petros, Adams, Meersman, Persichetti
    400 Men's Free Relay: Perez, Spillane, Carter, Birozes (NEW SCHOOL RECORD!)
    200 Women's Medley Relay: Persichetti, Adams, Birozes, Meersman  (NEW SCHOOL RECORD!)
     
    The Varsity Swim Team dedicated this meet for the recovery and health of Matt Farkas, a former Pinecrest student who graduated in 2011 and who had open heart surgery on Friday, January 11.
     
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MS Girls Basketball vs Walker School

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7th/8th MS Boys Basketball vs Walker School

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Varsity Girls Basketball at Walker School

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Fencing_Individual Championship (top 84 fencers)

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JV and Varsity Wrestling Match at Forsyth Central HS (Weigh-Ins 8am) orsyth Central HS, Centennial , Cross Creek and Riverside Military

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Last Chance Meet hosted by Lambert HS (Warm-ups at 10am)

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Varsity Girls Basketball vs Mount Bethel

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6th Grade vs. Our Lady of Assumption

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Varsity Boys Basketball vs Mount Bethel (Theme: Tropical)

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Metro 10 Swim Championship (warm ups 5:00 pm)

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Cumming Aquatic Center
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Varsity Girls Basketball at St Francis

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Varsity Boys Basketball at St Francis

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Chris Kane, Director of Athletics

Chris Kane was named Pinecrest Academy Director of Athletics in 2015. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Kane served as Head Varsity Coach for both Boys and Girls Soccer, as well as Social Studies Department Chair and history teacher in the high school. Prior to his arrival at Pinecrest in 2008, Mr. Kane significantly developed the women’s soccer program at Marshall University, where he served as Head Coach and Director of the Women’s Soccer program from 2003.

Before his tenure at Marshall, Mr. Kane served as Assistant Coach at Rutgers University, The University of Georgia, and at La Salle University. He utilized these skills in developing the soccer program at Pinecrest, leading the Varsity Boys Soccer team to the State Championship in 2010. Mr. Kane earned designation as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) in 2017. To earn this distinction, Mr. Kane demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of his educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Mr. Kane is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.