Woodward Academy's athletic programs once again finished as one of the top programs in the state of Georgia for 2014-15. Woodward Academy, playing in the larger AAAA classification this year, finished 3rd overall in the Georgia Athletic Directors Association Regions Director Cup and first in Region 5-AAAA. The War Eagles not only placed 3rd overall, but had a balanced program with both the boys and girls athletic teams placing 3rd in their respective standings. In 2014-15 Woodward Academy athletics had all 24 varsity teams qualify or compete in their respective state playoffs or tournaments, captured 8 region/area championships and one state championship with the Girls Tennis team. You can see all the final GADA Regions Directors Cup standings by clicking here.
Athletes in the News
Woodward Academy girls and boys golf teams competed in the AAAA State Golf Championships on Monday. The girls team finished 4th overall and was lead by senior Mia Gill's score of 82. The boys team placed 5th overall with sophomore Joe Hewes turning in the War Eagles low score of 5-over 77. Congratulations to both teams on another great season.
The girls and boys varsity soccer programs both advanced to this year's AAAA state semifinals and both finished the year ranked #3 in the state in the final AAAA rankings. The girls team concluded the year with a 14-2-2 while the boys finished 15-2 overall. Congratulations to both teams on their trip to the final four and another great year!
The girls lacrosse All-Area team for Area 1 was recently announced and the Woodward Academy girls lacrosse team had three players named to this year's squads. Congratulations to senior Madison Richardson and sophomore Jade Robertson on being named 1st team All-Area as well as sophomore Kennedy Lollis, who was named Honorable Mention. The Lady War Eagles finished the year 11-5 overall and advanced to the A-AAAAA state quarterfinals.
This Week in Athletics Athletics at Woodward Academy is slowing coming to an end for the 2014-15 school year but there were still several exciting events this past week. The varsity girls tennis team took on Buford last weekend in the AAAA state championships at the Clayton International Tennis Park. The Lady War Eagles played some of their best tennis of the season to sweep Buford 3-0 and capture the GHSA AAAA Girls State Tennis Championship. Scoring points for Woodward were junior Emily Cease at #2 singles, sophomore Cheyenne Early at #1 singles, both winning in straight sets. The winning point was delivered by the #1 doubles duo of Junior Kaylie Lobel & Sophomore Tyler Valastro. The #2 doubles partners senior Kaelyn Lowe & freshman Caroline Yarbrough & #3 singles, sophomore Anne Clare Booker were also leading in their matches when the girls captured the title. The girls track and field team finished 6th in the AAAA State Championship in Albany, GA last weekend. Congratulations to Summer Thompson, who set a new school record in the triple jump with a leap of 38-08.25 to finish as state runner-up in the event. Scoring points for Woodward were: Summer Thompson: 2nd in Triple Jump Makenli Forrest: 3rd in Shot Put and 8th in Discus Zharia Jeffries: 4th in Discus and 8th in Shot Put Erica Evans: 5th in 300 Hurdles and 8th in 100 Hurdles Samantha Freedman: 5th in Pole Vault Garnet Brown: 6th in 1600 The girls soccer team played host to Chestatee HS last Friday in the AAAA state quarterfinals defeating the visiting Chestatee War Eagles 2-0. The win placed Woodward Academy in the state AAAA final four. The girls team traveled to Marist earleir this week to take on the #1 ranked girls team in AAAA. Woodward would fall to Marist 5-0 but finished the season with an impressive 14-2-2 record. The boys soccer team qualified for the state AAAA quarterfinals and hosted North Oconee last Saturday. The War Eagles took an early 2-0 lead and never trailed from that point on. The win set up a state semifinal match-up with St. Pius X. The War Eagles trailed early but took a 2-1 lead mid-way through the 1st half. St. Pius X held a 3-2 halftime lead but a 2nd half red card forced the War Eagles to play a ‘man-down’ for most of the 2nd half. St. Pius X also had a player ‘sent off’ late in the 2nd half but the Golden Lions already held a 5-2 lead and would go onto win. The War Eagles finished the year 15-2 overall. The girls lacrosse team advanced to the A-AAAAA state quarterfinals this season and played top ranked Kell last Saturday. The Lady War Eagles ended up falling to the Longhorns 15-5 to end their 2015 season. Be sure to follow Woodward Academy Athletics on Twitter - @WAWarEagles – and check out more headlines and scores at http://www.woodward.edu/athletics/index.aspx.