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War Eagles Finish 2016-17 as Top 5 Program

The 2016-17 school year has once again seen Woodward Academy's athletic teams excel across the state on the fields, courts, and in the arenas.

The 2016-17 school year has once again seen Woodward Academy's athletic teams excel across the state on the fields, courts, and in the arenas. This year Woodward Academy captured 11 region or area championships and witnessed 21 athletic teams qualify for their respective state tournament or playoffs.

Region or area championships were won by football, volleyball, girls cross country, competition cheerleading, girls soccer, boys & girls tennis, girls golf, boys and girls track & field and baseball. The girls volleyball and girls golf teams both finished as AAAA state runner-up this year. In addition, the girls tennis squad advanced to the AAAA state final four. Woodward Academy's clay target team, competing in the GISA division, also finished as state runner-up.

Woodward Academy finished 4th overall this year in the Georgia Athletic Directors Association's Director Cup AAAA standings. In addition to the team successes, 34 Woodward Academy athletes are currently slated to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

The 2017-18 season begins with football practice on July 25th and all other sports getting started on August 1st. The varsity softball team will kick off their season first at Lovett on Wednesday, August 9th. Varsity volleyball and football will follow with games on Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th respectively.
Girls Golf State Runner-Up

The Woodward Academy girls golf team competed in the AAAA State Championships in Columbus, GA on May 22nd and 23rd.

The Woodward Academy girls golf team competed in the AAAA State Championships in Columbus, GA on May 22nd and 23rd. The Lady War Eagles finished day one of the two day event with a team score of 242, just three shots out of first place. Unfortunately for the team they never had an opportunity to make up the deficit as day two of the championship was cancelled due to rain, making day one results official. Sophomore Ayanna Habeel lead the Lady War Eagles with a 5-over par 77 to finish 5th overall. The girls team finished 2016 as the AAAA state champions and will look to contend for the AAAA title again in 2018.

Boys Soccer All-Region Players

Woodward Academy's boys soccer team finished as the region 4-AAAA runner-up and advanced to the 2nd round of the AAAA state playoffs this year.

Woodward Academy's boys soccer team finished as the region 4-AAAA runner-up and advanced to the 2nd round of the AAAA state playoffs this year. Recently, several players were named to the 2017 All-Region team. Senior captain Kenny Andrews, junior Benjamin Vellanikaran, sophomores Tej Munshi and Alex Taylar and freshman Nick Mair and John Franks were all named to the All-Region squad. This year's team featured six seniors and numerous underclassmen including nine sophomores and three freshman. With several underclassmen receiving varsity time this season the team looks to be equally strong in 2018.

Makenli Forrest Named All Metro Track & Field Team

Woodward Academy's Makenli Forrest was recently named to the 2017 All Metro Track & Field Team sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club.

Woodward Academy's Makenli Forrest was recently named to the 2017 All Metro Track & Field Team sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club. Makenli won the AAAA state championships in both the Shot Put and the Discus for the 2nd consecutive year. In addition, Makenli has been nominated for Most Outstanding Female Field Event Athlete. A portion of the award process is a public vote. You can vote for Makenli here - http://bit.ly/2pOP9ul

Makenli was part of the Girls Track & Field team which finished as AAAA runner-up at the State Championships held at Berry College and she will be attending the University of Louisville in the fall on a Track & Field Scholarship.

Girls Track & Field AAAA State Runners Up!

Woodward Academy's girls track and field team competed over the weekend in the AAAA State Championships at Berry College in Rome, GA.

Woodward Academy's girls track and field team competed over the weekend in the AAAA State Championships at Berry College in Rome, GA. The girls team finished 2nd overall with numerous athletes contributing to the team's success.

  • Makenli Forrest: 1st in the Shot Put and 1st in the Discus
  • Alex Potts: 2nd in the Pole Vault in a new school record of 13-0
  • Adair Sawyer: 2nd in the High Jump
  • Sarah Olatidoye: 3rd in the High Jump
  • Miriam Waters: 4th in the 100 Meters
  • Illana Jamison: 6th in the Shot Put and 6th in the Discus
  • Madison Williams, Sarah Olatidoye, Tajiah Gary, and Miriam Waters: 6th in the 4 x 100 Meter Relay - Tajiah Gary, Morgan Brinson, Erica Brooks, and Miriam Waters set a new school record of 47.98 in the preliminary round
  • Morgan Brinson: 7th in the 200 Meters

The boys team also was in action at the state meet placing 14th overall. Contributing for the boys:

  • Max White: 3rd in the Pole Vault
  • Alphonzo Overstreet: 4th in the 400 Meters
  • Brennan Silliman: 6th in 3200 Meters
  • Sultan Simms: 7th in High Jump
  • Josh Armstrong: 8th in Discus

Both teams finished a strong season with both girls and boys capturing region championships as well as setting new school and personal best.

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