WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 19, 2019
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/19/2019

Last week the WolfPack brought home six victories, earning wins in tennis, soccer, and baseball! Highlights included our varsity boys soccer team shutting out Mount Pisgah in an 8-0 win at home, both JV tennis teams winning over North Cobb Christian, and a varsity baseball victory over Druid Hills High School to start the official baseball season! You can find recaps from these events and more below.

A huge congratulations goes out to freshman Juanes Henao who was selected this past week to wrestle in the GHSA State Championships over the weekend in Macon, Georgia. He is our first wrestler to make it to state in over five years. Juanes has a bright future ahead for many years to come with the WolfPack!

I am also excited to share that we have a new name for the recently-opened dining expansion in our athletic center! This space will be called the WolfPack Den. As leadership at Whitefield began looking for a permanent name for this space, we considered how this area would be used: a space to have meals together, another location to cheer on the Pack, and a space that will provide opportunities for the Whitefield WolfPack to get together and continue to build community. The WolfPack Den quickly became a clear choice for the name of this space, and we’re looking forward to how it will continue to give us an additional location to be together and make great memories for years to come!

As we return after a long weekend, we’re ready to jump into 14 athletic events, including lacrosse, baseball, soccer, and tennis! Athletes on all levels will be working hard against teams including Mount Pisgah, Holy Innocents, and Providence Christian. You can click here for our full athletic schedule. Be sure to join us on the sidelines as we cheer on the WolfPack and continue to see the hard work they’ve been putting into practices come to life in the game.

Go WolfPack!
Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps

Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Mt. Pisgah: W 8-0
*Jason Dinschel (11th), West Peterson (12th), and Luke Wilson (10th) each scored 2 goals
*Simon Sengson (12th) scored one goal
*Jack Valentine (10th) and William Rowe (10th) had clean sheet in goal for the Pack

Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Mt. Pisgah: L 0-2
*Center backs Carson Llewellyn (12th) and Caroline Browne (11th) played a great game

Boys JV Soccer
vs. Landmark: W 10-1
*Jack Valentine (10th) led the team with 3 goals
*Luke Wilson (10th) and Micah Messner (10th) each scored 2 goals
*Sam Ijiwoye (10th) and Cutty Patton (9th) each scored 1 goal

JV Tennis
vs. North Cobb Christian: Boys W 4-1, Girls W 5-0
*Match MVPs Edward Lee (11th) and Daniel D’Arcy (9th) came behind to gut out a win on the second doubles line

Varsity Baseball
vs. Druid Hills: W 7-4
*Justin Tinch (11th) was the winning pitcher and had 3 RBIs
*Ian Kennedy (11th) had 3 hits and 2 RBIs

vs. Lithia Springs: W 14-5
*Ian Kennedy (11th) was 2 for 4 with a solo homerun
*Charlie Purdue (11th) was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs
*Justin Tinch (11th) was 2 for 5

Varsity Lacrosse
vs. Creekview: L 4-7
*Goals were scored by Julian Hurley (10th) and Camden Evans (12th) with two each

Varsity Track and Field
Marietta Distance Carnival:
*The Pack competed in the 1600m run and the DMR (Distance Medley Relay)
*Eight of our distance runners competed in the 1600m run with the most notable results coming from Blaise Richburg (9th) who won his heat and Sean Morris (12th), Sebastian Nandkeolyar (9th), Kidus Zewdu (9th), and Clayton Troutman (9th), each of whom set personal bests in their races
*In the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) our team was made up of seniors Zachary Justice (1200m) and Jordan Johnson (800m), freshman Jonathan Johnson (400m), and junior Devin Wade (1600m); going into the final leg of the race the team was in 3rd place, more than 50 meters behind the first place runner, but with a strong anchor leg by Devin the team won the race going away in the near school record time of 11:28.09!