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 Track Meet on Friday.

On Thursday we celebrated the senior athletes that will be competing in college athletics next year. The gym floor was filled, as 21 percent of our graduating class signed to compete in softball, football, swimming, basketball, soccer, baseball, track, and lacrosse. For pictures from this event and more information on the plans of these 14 athletes, click here. Congratulations to these seniors and their families! Thank you for your contribution to WolfPack athletics over the years. Even as you take on new colors and mascots, you’ll always be a part of the Pack, and we’ll always be rooting for you!

Boys varsity soccer continued in their quest for a state championship on Wednesday, defeating Aquinas in the second round of playoffs, and competing on Saturday in the quarterfinal round against Atlanta International School. Saturday’s game was a white out for WolfPack fans, and the team ultimately brought home a 1-0 victory. You can find the bracket for this tournament here. The Pack will compete again in the final four on Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at home against Hebron Christian.

This week, varsity track and field will be taking 13 athletes to Berry College to compete in the GHSA state meet. The WolfPack will be competing in 12 events; read more about the athletes who have qualified here. We’ll also begin tryouts for some of our fall sports, including varsity softball and JV and varsity volleyball.

As the school year begins to wrap up and we have the opportunity to think through some of the highlights from this year, I’m again reminded of the many parents that have put in countless hours to ensure that things run smoothly throughout the year. Thank you for volunteering to run scoreboards, keep books, serve in the concession stands, coordinate on behalf of coaches, and creatively encourage our athletes. Whitefield athletics truly could not function without you! Thank you for enabling our coaches and athletes to spend their time focused on their sport, and thank you for tirelessly cheering them on as they do. You are a key part of the WolfPack team, and we’re so grateful for you!

Go Pack!
Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps: May 1-7, 2017

Boys Varsity Lacrosse
vs. Marist (GHSA State Tournament): Loss 9-14
*The Whitefield boys fought hard in their last season game.
*Jonathan Wood scored 5 goals, with Mitchell Ryan scoring 2 goals and Thomas Joiner and Carter Dixon each scoring 1 goal.
*Wills McCutcheon was in prime form, making 13 saves in goal, picking up 4 ground balls and causing 2 turnovers.

Varsity Golf
Area Tournament
*Parker Cantrell scored 98 points.
*Zack Lundy scored 144 points.
*Jolie Gaston represented the Whitefield girls and played strong.

Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Aquinas (2nd Round State Playoffs): Win 5-0
*Boys made school history by advancing to third round state playoffs.
*Goals by William Hellier (2 goals), Jason Dinschel (2 goals), Rachid Bilotti.
*Goalie John Matherne had 3 saves in goal.

vs. Atlanta International School (Quarterfinals State Tournament): Win 1-0
*William Hellier scored on a 27-yard penalty kick in the first 20 minutes of the match.
*John Matherne had 5 saves in goal.
*Whitefield will compete tomorrow in the semifinals at home at 7 p.m. against Hebron Christian.

Boys Middle School Soccer
vs. Walker (M10 Championship): Win 4-1
*After trailing 0-1 at halftime, the WolfPack broke through with four goals in 8 minutes with 18 minutes remaining.
*Goals scored by Luke Wilson (2 goals), Matthew Kwon, and the injured-yet-undominated Jack Krahel.
*Stellar defense by James Heiskell and midfield plays by Micah Messner and Scott Hellier.
*This championship win concludes a spectacular undefeated season - Go Pack!

Girls Middle School Soccer
vs. Pinecrest Academy (M10 Championship): Win 1-0
*Strong defense by Adiyah Thomas and Inessa Watson, earning another shutout.
*Midfield dominated by Joey Martin, Danielle Trovato, and Hannah Decabo.
*Avery Fassnacht scored Whitefield's goal with 4 minutes left in the game.
*Anna Burkett made the final defensive play in the last 30 seconds to secure the win.
*Congratulations on the championship, girls! Go Pack!

Lower/Middle School Track
Perimeter Track Meet
*results pending