Athletics

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 18, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/18/2017

Despite a handful of cancelled events last week, the WolfPack still had some great opportunities to practice and compete. Highlights from the week included a varsity football victory against Calvary Christian, a win for varsity volleyball against Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, and great performances by our varsity cross-country team members on Saturday at the Warpath Invitational in Canton. See below for highlights from these events and more!

In the week ahead, the Pack will compete in two football games, 10 volleyball games, six softball games, and two cross-country meets. You can find our full athletic schedule here.

This week, the athletic department will be hosting a brand new event for parents of seventh- through 12th-grade students, College Recruitment Night. This information session will be led by Steve Olson, a Whitefield parent who is established in the recruiting industry. He’ll provide insight on the world of college recruitment, the impact that grades and test scores can have, and how to best prepare your athlete. Join us in the Upper School lecture hall from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday for this event!

I’m looking forward to backing the Pack with you this week!

Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps: Septmber 13-17, 2017

Varsity Softball
vs. Mount Paran School: Loss 1-9
*Katarina Kelly (10th) was 1-2 with 1 run, scoring Whitefield's run with a steal of 3rd base and a steal of home

vs. Walker: Loss 1-16
*Amilya Little (11th) was 2-2 with 1 run and 1 stolen base
*Maya Mancle (10th) had 2 stolen bases

vs. Fellowship Christian: Loss 0-8

Middle School Softball
vs. North Cobb Christian School: Loss 9-10
*Ilsa Messner (7th) started the game as the leadoff hitter with 3 walks, scoring two runs – she has nearly a 1.000 OBP for the season
*Brooke French (6th) scored 3 runs and had a single and 2 walks
*Ellery Young (8th) hit the first home run of the season for MS Softball and had 3 RBIs
*Madison Johnson (8th) pitched a strong game, scored a run and had 5 RBIs

Varsity Volleyball
vs. Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy: Win (25-8, 25-5)
*Katie Cella (12th) led the team with 8 kills and 3 aces
*Grayce Guthrie (11th) had 12 assists and 3 aces

vs. Atlanta International School: Loss (25-23, 22-25, 5-15)
*Katie Cella (12th) had 5 kills and 3 saves
*Annabele Herschend (12th) brought 2 aces and 3 blocks

vs. Pope High School (Rally High Volleyball Tournament): Loss (7-25, 18-25)

vs. Kell (Rally High Volleyball Tournament): Loss (12-25, 9-25)

vs. Columbus (Rally High Volleyball Tournament): Loss (15-25, 11-25)

vs. North Atlanta (Rally High Volleyball Tournament): Loss (24-26, 25-21, 11-15)

vs. Augusta Christian (Rally High Volleyball Tournament): Win (25-14, 25-13)

vs. Lakeside (Rally High Volleyball Tournament): Loss (14-25, 19-25)

Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Paideia: Loss (16-24, 15-25)
*Sky Johnson (9th) had 3 aces and 1 kill
*Siri Gulledge (9th) had 1 ace
*Kaylee Burnett (9th) had 1 ace

vs. Atlanta International School: Loss (8-25, 17-25)
*Siri Gulledge (9th) lead with 7 point in the second game
*Jessie Sutherland (10th) and Brooke Bergeron (9th) each had 1 ace

MS Gold Volleyball
vs. St. Francis: Loss (20-25, 21-25)
*Shelby Fuller (7th) had strong serves, scoring the Pack many points
*Shoutout to Megan Callaway (6th) and Jetta Blackwood (7th) for showing awesome improvement in this game
*Special thanks to the varsity team for their support during and after the game

MS Blue Volleyball
vs. St. Francis: Win (25-17, 25-16)
*Great serving from Caroline Schmitt (8th) and Rylie Keeble (8th) helped to seal game one
*The second game was highlighted by solid passing from the team as well as improved communication and hustle on broken plays

Varsity Football
vs. Calvary Christian School: Win 31-7
*KJ Cainion (12th) rushed for a total of 220 yards
*Matthew Sumlin (11th) had successful PATs after each of Whitefield's four TD, as well as a 34 yd field goal

Junior Varsity Football
vs. Fellowship Christian: Loss 7-13
*Joel McKinney (9th) had a long touchdown run
*Eric Little (9th) made an interception

Middle School Football
vs. Fellowship Christian: Win 27-6
*This is Whitefield MS Football's first ever victory over Fellowship Christian - way to go, Pack!
*Touchdowns by Ashton Vreeland (8th), Ayden Duncanson (7th), and Caleb LaVallee (7th)
*Interceptions by Ashton Vreeland, Juanes Henao (8th), Jon Cassidy (7th)
*Charlie Dew (7th) had a fumble recovery

Varsity Cross-Country
Warpath Invitational
*Boys placed 10th out of 29th place
*Significant PRs by Devin Wade (10th), Sean Morris (11th), Lee Wickham (10th), and Annie Edwards (10th)