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.