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Coach Hellier Named MDJ Boys Soccer Coach of the Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 6/21/2017

Congratulations to Coach Steve Hellier for being named the Marietta Daily Journal/Cobb County Boys Soccer Coach of the Year! 

From the Marietta Daily Journal - June 14, 2017

From not fielding a team at all to winning a Class A state championship over archrival Walker, all it took was four years.

When the...



Fuller ('17) Drafted by Los Angeles Angels
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 6/14/2017

Congratulations to Sam Fuller ('17) for being drafted in the MLB's 14th round by the Los Angeles Angels! He is only the second player to ever be drafted directly after graduating Whitefield and the highest player ever selected from Whitefield.

A right-handed pitcher, Sam has played baseball since he was five,...



Baseball Players Earn All-Region and All-State Recognition
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 varsity baseball players for earning All-Region recognition!

• First Team - Senior Sam Fuller, Freshman Ian Kennedy
• Second Team - Junior Luke Persons
• Third Team – Senior Mason Jones, Senior Jimmy McCarthy, Junior Carter Huffman

Senior Sam Fuller was also named to first team All-State. Congratulations!



2016-2017 Faculty and Staff Awards
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 6/7/2017

Whitefield faculty and staff celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 school year on May 26 with a magnolia-themed luncheon in the LSSAC. After enjoying a southern-style lunch, Dr. Kevin Bracher presented the annual years-of-service awards as well as special awards recognizing outstanding faculty, staff, and coaches. Congratulations to the following...



Boys Track and Field Team Captures Fourth at State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/16/2017

The Whitefield boys track team finished their 2017 season at the state meet at Berry College in Rome on Saturday, May 13, with an unexpected team trophy and fourth-place finish in the GHSA 1A private competition. Based on seeding and entry times, the team had been projected to finish 11th...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: May 15, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/15/2017

The 2016-17 athletic year has officially come to a close, and what a finish it was! The varsity track and varsity boys soccer teams completed their seasons last week, competing in state championships.

Congratulations to Carson Brown for earning third place and setting a personal best throwing discus, to Devin Wade...



Varsity Boys Soccer Wins First-Ever State Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/15/2017

The WolfPack varsity boys soccer team made history on Friday, May 12, by winning their first-ever GHSA Class 1A state championship. The team won 2-1 over The Walker School in a Cobb County showdown at Mercer University.

The Middle School students cheered on the team bus as it departed for Macon...



Whitefield Players Earn Spot on DiVarsity All-Star Lacrosse Team
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/12/2017

Congratulations to the seven Whitefield players who made the DiVarsity All-Star Lacrosse team this year: Wills McCutcheon, Connor Callan, Joseph Schwartz, Thomas Joiner, Michael McCarthy, Jack Charles, and Jonathan Wood.

Special shout-out to Jonathan, who was named the 1A-5A Boys Player of the Year!



Ten WolfPack Players Named to 2017 All Area Soccer Teams
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/11/2017

Congratulations to the following WolfPack varsity soccer players for being named to the Area 5 All Area Team!

2017 Area 5 All Area Girls Soccer Team
Lauren Burke (GK) - 1st Team Macy Kendrick (MF) - 2nd Team Caroline Browne (D) - 2nd Team
2017 Area 5 All Area Boys Soccer Team
William Hellier (MF) -...



Varsity Boys Soccer Makes History, Headed to State Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/10/2017

For the first time in school history, the varsity boys soccer team will be competing in the GHSA Class A state championship on Friday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Mercer Univeristy. The WolfPack will take on The Walker School in a Cobb County showdown.

The team advances to the finals...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: May 8, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/8/2017

Last week started with exciting victories for our Middle School soccer teams, as both boys and girls claimed the Metro10 championship titles! Congratulations to both teams on great seasons! WolfPup athletes also got in on the action last week, as 75 third- through sixth-grade students competed at the annual Perimeter...



14 Seniors Sign Commitments to Play Collegiate Athletics
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 5/4/2017

During Whitefield's college signing ceremony on May 4, 14 seniors (21 percent of the senior class) committed to play athletics at the collegiate level. Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2017 for their accomplishment! 
Lauren Burke (Soccer) – Appalachian State University Connor Callan (Lacrosse) – Rhodes College Ryan Castle (Softball)...



Middle School Boys and Girls Soccer Clinch Metro10 Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/3/2017

The Middle School boys and girls soccer teams claimed the Metro10 championship on May 2.

The boys defeated Walker 4-1 after trailing 0-1 at halftime. In the second half, the WolfPack broke through with four goals in eight minutes with 18 minutes remaining. Goals were scored by Luke Wilson (two goals),...



Varsity Track Team Qualifies 13 Athletes for State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/3/2017

Thirteen Whitefield track and field athletes qualified in 12 events for the state meet at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, on May 11-13 after competing at the area meet at Darlington on April 20 and the very competitive sectional meet at Landmark Christian on April 29.

The girls 4x100 relay team...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: May 1, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/1/2017

Last week, the WolfPack continued their quest for GHSA state and Metro10 tournament championships.

The boys varsity soccer and lacrosse teams won the first round of their tournaments, with soccer defeating Mt. Zion 11 - 1, and lacrosse winning over Fellowship 11-9. The boys varsity soccer team will compete in the...



Cross-Country Team Raises Support for Ecuador Student Runner
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/1/2017

Whitefield Academy has a long-standing partnership with Amor y Ezperanza school in Quito, Ecuador. Students from Whitefield take an annual mission trip to the school to teach the students English and share the Gospel.

The owners of the school, Pancho and Pity Zola, have a high-school son named Danny who runs...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 24, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/24/2017

This week was eventful for the WolfPack as the final Metro 10 and state playoff brackets started to take shape!

Congratulations to our varsity boys soccer team, who claimed the school’s first-ever boys soccer region championship last week after defeating Walker 3-0! This was an incredibly exciting moment for everyone involved,...



Varsity Baseball and Lacrosse Headed to State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/23/2017

The WolfPack varsity baseball and lacrosse teams both captured huge wins on Friday, April 21, to secure spots in the state playoffs.

Baseball took both games of a double header against Trion, with home runs in the final game by Carter Huffman (2-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs), Sam Fuller (1-3 with...



Varsity Boys Track Top Region, Girls Place Third
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/21/2017

The varsity boys track team dominated the area meet at Darlington on April 20, taking home a first-place trophy and climbing to #1 in the region. The girls also performed very well, placing third overall.

Track members qualifying for state include:
1600m - Emily Little, Caleb Corliss, and Zachary Justice
3200m - Emily...



Varsity Girls Tennis Earns Spot in State Tournament
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/20/2017

With a win in the first round of the region tournament on Tuesday, April 18, the varsity girls tennis team will be heading to the state playoffs on Friday, April 21. The girls are the #4 seed and will be playing #1 seed Wesleyan at Wesleyan at 5 p.m.

The Tuesday...



WolfPack Varsity Boys Soccer Wins First-Ever Region Title
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/20/2017

From the Marietta Daily Journal article on April 18, 2017

In four years, Whitefield Academy’s boys soccer program went from not having a team at all to claiming the first area championship in team history.

The WolfPack, ranked No. 3 in Class A, could not have asked for a better ending to...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 18, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/18/2017

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break highlighted with the opportunity to meditate on our Savior’s sacrifice and love!

Last week held victories for our soccer, lacrosse, and baseball teams. You can stay up-to-date on recent WolfPack results through the scoreboard section on the athletics page of our website...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 10, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/10/2017

Despite a handful of cancelled athletic events due to weather on Monday and Wednesday, the WolfPack enjoyed some great competition last week. On Tuesday, we came together to cheer for our varsity tennis teams while also enjoying free King of Pops popsicles with sticks that said “Go WolfPack Tennis!” Other...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 3, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/3/2017

Last week held many great moments for WolfPack athletics!

On Tuesday we arrived to decorations on the front of the Upper School building in support of our varsity soccer teams. The TVs in the Middle and Upper School lobbies featured hype videos for our lacrosse team throughout the week, and Lower...



Whitefield Coaching Update for 2017-2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/31/2017

Dear Whitefield Community,

As we approach the end of the 2016-2017 athletic year, I’d like to announce three athletic updates for the 2017-2018 year.

Varsity Boys Basketball
Over the past 15 years, the Whitefield boys basketball program has experienced tremendous success with Coach Tyrone Johnson at the helm. Under his leadership, Whitefield has...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 27, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/27/2017

Last week we enjoyed cheering for our Middle School and JV soccer and lacrosse teams as they won over Fellowship, Paideia, Kings Ridge and Mount Paran, which amounted to seven victories throughout the week. Our varsity girls tennis and soccer teams also claimed victories over Mount Paran last week while...



Isaiah Hart Named 1st Team All State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/24/2017

Congratulations to senior Isaiah Hart for being named an All-State Boys Basketball Honoree in the 1A North Team by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. Way to go, Isaiah!



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 20, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/20/2017

In the week following Spring Break, the WolfPack practiced flexibility as cold, wet weather brought us a handful of cancelled events. Despite the slower week, we still had the opportunity to cheer on many of our teams. The boys varsity soccer team continues to build a strong record, claiming its...



Coach Johnson Named Region Coach of the Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/23/2017

Congratulations to varsity boys basketball coach Tyrone Johnson for being named GHSA Region 6A coach of the year! We are proud of his commitment to WolfPack athletics and to being an inspirational coach, role model, and mentor for our students-athletes.



Boys Varsity Basketball State Tournament Schedule
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/20/2017

Whitefield competed in the first round of the GHSA state basketball tournament on Saturday, February 18, against Prince Avenue and won 63-41.

In the second round of the state tournament, the Pack competed against Southwest Atlanta Christian. After an intense game, Whitefield lost 59-61. 

Congratulations to the WolfPack on an awesome season...



Middle School Boys Blue Basketball Wins Metro10 Championship
Categories: General, Middle School, Athletics
Posted: 2/7/2017

The Middle School boys blue basketball team won the Metro10 championship on Feb. 4 with a one-point overtime victory over the St. Francis Knights, winning 57-56. The boys were thrilled at how many fans showed up to cheer them on and, as always, were thankful to the cheerleaders for leading...



Merkle Places Third at State Swim Meet
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/7/2017

The varsity swim team traveled to Georgia Tech on Friday, February 3 (preliminaries), and Saturday, February 4 (finals), to participate in the 1A-5A state meet. In order to participate, swimmers must first swim qualifying times during the regular season. Representing the WolfPack on the state team this year were Isabel...



Hart and Nicholas Crowned Mr. and Miss WolfPack 2017
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/7/2017

Congratulations to seniors Isaiah Hart and Olivia Nicholas for being crowned Mr. and Miss WolfPack 2017 at Winter Sports Senior Night and Homecoming on Feb. 3. 

During the evening, all seniors who played a winter sport were recognized, and an 80's-themed dance was held for Upper School students after the varsity...



Middle School Girls Swimming Takes Third in Championship
Categories: General, Middle School, Athletics
Posted: 2/1/2017

The Middle School swim team traveled to the Cumming Aquatic Center on Jan. 27 to compete in the Metro 10 Championship. It was an exciting end to a successful season, with the girls team taking third place overall! Way to go, Pack!

Highlights include:
- Amanda King (7th grade) took first place...



Five Senior Football Players Selected to Play in Cobb All-Star Senior Bowl
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 12/15/2016

Five Whitefield seniors have been selected to play in the Cobb All-Star Senior Bowl hosted by the American Youth Council, Inc.: Jordan Saibu, Coby Gregory, Mason Jones, William Hellier, and Willie Fulks.

"They are chosen to play with some of the best senior football players in Cobb County," said Varsity Football...



Varsity Softball Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/9/2016

In honor of GHSA Breast Cancer Awareness Week, the varsity softball team donned their pink jerseys for a pinkout game on Sept. 8. The first pitch was thrown out by Mrs. Christine McWilliams, breast cancer survivor and great grandmother to freshman player KJ Haney.





Athletic Director and Students Featured on FaithTalk Atlanta 970 AM
Categories: General, Athletics, Student Life
Posted: 8/26/2016

During the week of August 22, Whitefield was featured as the private school of the week on all Salem Media radio stations: 104.7 The FISH, FaithTalk Atlanta AM 590 and 970, AM 920 The Answer, and WAFS 1190.

On Friday, August 26, six senior WolfPack football players, two senior cheerleaders, and...



Starting the Athletic Year with Purpose
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 8/19/2016

It can be hard to keep your priorities in focus, especially as life gets busy and the number of voices providing instruction and guidance begin to multiply. WolfPack athletes and coaches participating in the fall and winter athletic seasons gathered on August 11 for Purpose Night, a time of fellowship,...



Justin Brendel ('14) Blends Academics with Sports and Faith
Categories: General, Athletics, Alumni
Posted: 8/1/2016

Justin Brendel ('14) attends Haverford College, a liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia, where he is majoring in religion and minoring in economics. Academics are challenging at Haverford according to Justin.

“Compared to Whitefield, there is much more assigned reading and more expected from you on a daily basis in class,"...



Naomy Grand'Pierre Qualifies To Swim In Rio
Categories: General, Athletics, Alumni
Posted: 7/6/2016

Whitefield Academy alumna Naomy Grand’Pierre (’15) is heading to the Olympic games in Rio! Grand-Pierre secured a spot in the Rio games after competing in the qualifying rounds held in the Bahamas recently. She participated in a training program in Ohio through a scholarship funded by Federation Internationale de Natation...



Alumnus Bailey Combs ('15) In Full Swing
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 6/10/2016




Varsity Boys Place in Day 1 of GHSA State Track & Field Meet
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 5/15/2015

Senior Robby Keough takes the Class A state title in the 1600m Run with a time of 4:17.38. Senior Robby Keough led the way for the Wolfpack Boys on Day 1 of the Georgia State Track & Field Championships by winning the Class A state title in the 1600m Run, in...