The Woodward Academy football team took part in the national finals of the Cam Newton 7v7 competition in Fort Mill, SC. The War Eagles dominated throughout the tournament and captured the National Championship defeating Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, SC) 34-6. Woodward Academy qualified for the event by capturing the local tournament several weeks early held at Woodward Academy's Colquitt Stadium. The official GHSA start to the season begins with acclimation practices July 25th and regular practices on August 1st. Woodward Academy advanced to the GHSA state semifinals for the 2nd year in a row in 2015-16 and have high expectations for the upcoming season.
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The Woodward Academy girls volleyball team took part in the Emory University Team Camp after the 4th of July break. The Lady War Eagles worked on several aspects of team play, passing rotations, blocking systems and general offensive and defensive strategies. The camp concluded with a team tournament in which the Woodward Academy squad capture the championships title. The 2016-17 GHSA season officially starts Monday, August 1st with the team's first regular season match set for Thursday, August 11th.
Members of the Woodward Academy football team recently competed in the annual Cam Newton 7v7 Tournament. This year's tournament was hosted at Woodward Academy with over 26 teams competing in the two day tournament. Woodward Academy finished as the tournament champion and will now advance to the National Finals in Fort Mill, SC.
WR Josh Johnson was named the tournament Offensive MVP with Ryan Glover, JR Pace, Jeffrey Hubbard, KJ Phillips, Cade Sutherland, Xavion Fleetwood, Kobe Sandel, Tahj Gary, Darien Wiggins, Dawson Ellington and Zach Quaterman being named to the all-tournament team.
Woodward Academy recently named Sara Elliot head girls soccer coach for 2016-17 season. Coach Elliot is in her first year as the head girls soccer coach, having spent this past year as an assistant soccer coach as well as the middle school basketball coach. Coach Elliot came to Woodward after serving four years as an assistant coach for Mercer University's women's soccer team. At Mercer, she was part of the 2014 Southern Conference championship team that earned a berth in the NCAA Division I tournament. During her time at Mercer, she coached 11 players who received all-conference recognition for their success on the field. Before coaching, she played four years of Division I soccer at Mercer, where she was a two-time all-conference player and won two conference championships. She graduated from Mercer with a bachelor's degree in education and later earned a master's degree in education. Coach Elliot is a 2007 graduate of Woodward where she played softball, basketball, and soccer, winning a state championship title in soccer. She holds a United States Soccer Federation "C" license. In addition to her coaching duties, Coach Elliot is a math teacher in both the Upper School and Middle School.
Woodward Academy recently named Danielle LeFevers head girls swimming coach for 2016-17 season. A 2008 Woodward graduate who swam for the varsity team while in school, Coach LeFevers attended Furman University for her undergraduate
degree, where she was a member of the club swimming team. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in education, she attended the University of Michigan for her Master of Arts in teaching and learning. While at Michigan, Coach Lefevers swam for a Masters swimming program in Ann Arbor. Coach LeFevers has also worked at Swim Atlanta for several years, in addition to being a part of Swim Atlanta's Masters swimming team. For the 2015-2016 season, Coach LeFevers served as an assistant coach for Woodward's varsity girls' swimming team.