The Savannah Country Day School's Athletics Mission Statement
The Savannah Country Day School’s Athletics Mission Statement is committed to excellence in athletics as an essential part of a larger commitment to excellence in education. The guiding principle behind Savannah Country Day School's athletic program is its educational value for our students. Athletics promote the highest traits of personal development needed to meet with confidence and integrity the challenges of college and of life. These traits include the drive to take one's talents to the highest level of performance, the discipline needed to reach high standards, the willingness to work with others as a team in pursuit of a common goal and the adherence to codes of fairness and respect. Athletics also play an important role in fostering the spirit of community at Savannah Country Day School.
Savannah Country Day School is committed to programs that are specific to each age and developmental stage. No matter their age, athletes are expected to adhere to a level of conduct that brings credit to themselves and the school and upholds the values of citizenship and service.
The Savannah Country Day School's Coaches Mission Statement
By fostering a team culture of excellence through hard work, dedication, mental discipline, self-sacrifice and personal improvement, Country Day coaches will help athletes to perform at levels and achieve successes they did not know were possible.
|Boys Tennis Area 1A Runner-Up, Girls 3rd|
The Savannah Country Day boys tennis team lost to Brookstone 4-1 in the finals to finish second in the Area 1-A tournament and earn a berth in the Class A Private School State Tournamanet
In the semifinals, the Hornets defeated First Presbyterian 4-1. SCD is 16-3. The Country Day girls team lost to First Presbyterian 4-1 in the semifinals but came back to defeat Aquinas 3-2 for third place in Area 1-A. The SCD girls are 9-10. The boys will host a first-round match in the state tournament be to be played by April 29, and the girls will be on the road in the first round.
|Savannah Morning News Honors Athletes |
Anna Muller was selected to the 2nd Team All Greater Savannah in basketball. Amari Oliver was named to the 3rd Team and Taylor Parker was Honorable Mention. Jackson Schroeder and Will Hughes were selected to the SMN Honorable Mention Wrestling Team for the Greater Savannah.
|Boys Win Coastal Empire Tennis |
Savannah County Day won the boys division of the Coastal Empire Tennis Classic on Saturday at Bacon Park.
The Hornets went 4-0 during the event in defeating Calvary Day, Richmond Hill, Savannah Arts Academy (by forfeit) and, in the finals, Brantley County by a 3-2 score.
Savannah Country Day’s No. 1 doubles tandem of Rishi Patel and Nivan Lakshman went 3-0 during the event, while No. 1 singles player Grayson Lowenthal and No. 2 singles player Greyson Finlay went 2-0.
|Hornets Soccer Defeats BC 4-1|
The Savannah Country Day and Benedictine soccer teams don’t play in the same region, but that takes nothing away from a spirited rivalry when the teams take the field.
Friday the teams clashed in a match at Savannah Country Day, and the Hornets beat the Cadets 4-1 in a physical battle.
|Chase Waller to Play Soccer for Covenant College|
Chase Waller signed a Letter of Intent to play soccer for Covenant College. Covenant is a NCAA Division III school that competes in the USA South Atlantic Conference. Congratulations, Chase!!
|Michael Davis MVP of Future Stars Tryouts in Savannah|
The Future Stars of Football held one of their 15 tryouts in Georiga and Florida at SCDS and Michael Davis was selectd MVP for the 6th Grade. The All Star Teams will be selected in April for the football game between Florida and Georgia 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The particpants will spend a week at IMG Academy in Florida in preparation for the game.
|Girls Basketball Honors|
Anna Muller and Amari Oliver were named to the 1st Team All Region 3A East Girls' Basketball Team. Taylor Parker was selected to the 2nd Team. The Lady Hornets Basketball team made it to the Sweet 16 of the State Playoffs for the second year in a row. Great job Hornets!
|Grayson Lowenthal to Play Tennis in College|
Grayson Lowenthal, a Senior at Savannah Country Day, has signed a letter of intent to play Tennis with Christopher Newport University Captains. Located in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University is an academically selective public university with an enrollment of 5,200 students. Lowenthal was awarded the President’s Leadership Scholarship to attend college beginning Fall Semester 2014. The Captains, coached by Eric Christiansen, compete in the Capital Athletic Conference. While attending Savannah Country Day School, Lowenthal compiled and overall high school record of 59-5 through three seasons. He was the Savannah Morning News player of the year the last two years in a row and hasn’t lost a match in Savannah since his freshman year. In addition to high school tennis, Lowenthal played on the USTA Junior Tennis Circuit since he was 10 years old. Lowenthal consistently achieved top ten rankings throughout his Junior Tennis Career, competing in many Southern and Nationally ranked tournaments. Lowenthal will wrap up his high school season this Spring under head coach Lamar Kirkley. He will also continue to play USTA sanctioned tournaments under his USTA coach Paul Thoesen. He is expected to contribute as a Varsity player at Christopher Newport University as a freshman and plans to major in Business.
|Sales Pinckney Pitches a No Hitter|
The home opener was exciting for the SCDS Baseball team. Sales Pinckney pitched a complete-game no-hitter, striking out 16 for the Hornets.
|Congratulations, Middle School Basketball|
Congratulations to the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade basketball teams for a great season. The students worked hard, learned fundamentals and honed their team-building skills. The no-cut policy allowed more students to participate throughout the grades. A special congratulations to the below teams and their coaches.
7th grade girls basketball SPAL champion
7th grade boys basketball SPAL champion
8th grade boys basketball SPAL champion
5th grade boys basketball SPAL Runner-up
6th grade boys basketball SPAL Runner-up
|Natalie Goodman Plays Soccer for UGA|
Natalie Goodman has joined the UGA Soccer team and enrolled in the University. The NCAA Clearing House requires an athlete to finish senior English which Natalie did in the Fall. This gave her the opportunity to begin her college and athletic carrers at UGA in January 2014.
|3 for 3 at Home- SPAL Champions|
The 7th Grade girls defeated Calvary 32-18 to win their 5th SPAL Championship - 2012 5th Grade, 2013 6th Grade, and now 2014 7th Grade Basketball, 2012 6th Grade and 2013 7th Grade Volleyball. Coach Walsh had a great night. His other team, the 7th Grade boys defeated St Peters 45-31 to take the Title. The 8th Grade boys beat Blessed Sacrament 42-34 with great support from their families and classmates! The 5th Grade boys lost by 1 point 14-13 at Hanock to become the 2014 SPAL Runner-up and the 6th Grade Boys lost to Calvary at St Peters 26-22 for 2nd place. A great night for the Hornets!!
|Football Recognition Continues for Robertson and Lichtenberg|
ESPNCoastal.com sponsored by Enmark released their All Savannah and Coastal Empire Football Teams. Demetris Robertson was selected to both offensive teams as a Wide Receiver and Colton Lichtenberg was honored as a Place Kicker on the All Savannah Team and a Kicker on the Coastal Empire Team. Demetris was also honored by Student Sports Sophomore All American Second Team as a Multi Purpose athlete. Last year Demetris had 865 total yeards on offense and 90 tackles and a pick on defense. Congratulations!
|Colton Lichtenberg Honored as All American Honorable Mention|
Kohl's Kicking Camps have released their High School All-American Teams for the 2013 football season. Colton Lichtenberg was one of three national athletes selected to the Kickoff Specialist Team of 2015. Colton was Honorable Mention All-American. Congratulations!
|Football All State|
Demetris Robertson was selected by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as 1st Team All State as a defensive back. He was Honorable Mention All State defensive back by the Georgia Sportswriters Association. Colton Litchenberg was selected by the Georgia Sportswriters Association as All State 2nd Team Offense as a kicker and the AJC listed him as Honorable Mention All State Kicker. Great honor Hornets!!
|Savannah Morning News All Area Teams|
Selection to the Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Athletic Teams is an honor. Savannah Draud was named 2nd Team Softball and Carolina Pinckney received Honorable Mention. Chandler Royal and Natalie Ourhaan were seleted 1st Team All Area Volleyball. Taylor Parker was 2nd Team and Anna Muller and Cassady Williamson were Honorable Mention. In Cross Country, Sarah Glover was 1st Team, Skylar Lanier -2nd Team and Jack Barnes - Honorable Mention. Defensive players in football selected for this prestigious honor were Demetris Robertson and Colton Litchenberg as 1st Team and Sales Pinckney - 2nd Team. Ben Johnson made the 2nd Team Offense and Honorable Mention for Football were Oliver Cesar, Brentton Ford, Hunter Hatley, Yakavian Lee, and William Woods. Congratulations athletes!
|Fall Athletes Honored|
The fall athletes were honored at their individual banquets. The Head of School Award winners for the Highest GPA during the season were:
Cheerleading: Erin Keene
Cross Country: Kate Moffett and Matt Bailey
Football: Sam Chappell and Alex Fleming
Softball: Maggie Shehane
Volleyball: Lucy Lewis
|Congratulations to the 5/6th and 7/8th Grade Football Teams!|
The SCDS 5th/6th football team won the SPAL Championship beating Calvary 42-8. They completed their season 10-0. The 7th/8th grade team had a fantastic season as well and ended the season as the 2013 SPAL Runner-Up. Congratulations to the coaches and the teams for their outstanding seasons. You made us proud!
|Softball Players Honored|
Head of School Award for Highest GPA during season: Maggie Shehane
Highest Batting Average: Carolina Pinckney - .396
Highest Fielding Percentage: Kianna Maynard - .969
Pitching Award: Savannah Draud - 120 strikeouts
All Region - 1st Team - Savannah Draud
2nd Team - Carolina Pinckney
Honorable Mention - Hannah Leadem and Kianna Maynard
Scholar Athletes with 90 or above average during season: Kate Groce, Augusta Eswine, Kianna Maynard, Jennifer Pirkle, and Maggie Shehane
|Hornets End Season with a Big Win--Get 5 for Sligh|
By Savannah Morning News
Savannah Country Day got off to a red-hot start on a chilly Friday night as the Hornets made good on their first five possessions and held Wheeler County scoreless until the second quarter in a 45-14 home victory.
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Chandler Royal and Natalie Ourhaan made the 1st Team All Area 2A Volleyball Team. Taylor Parker and Cassady Williamson were selected to the Second team All Area. Congratulations!
|Colton Lichtenberg "Player of the Week"|
WJCL, ESPN Radio and Enmark honored Colton Lichtenberg as the high school football "Player of the WeeK" for his 51 yard field goal boosting the Hornets to a 17-14 victory over Portal. Colton also had field goals of 37 and 40 yards in the first half of the game. Congratulations Colton!!
|Winter Athletic Meeting November 13 in Jelks 6-7 PM|
Mark your calendar for the Middle School and Upper School winter athletic meeting on November 13th from 6-7 PM. If your child plans to participate in winter athletics, please plan to attend this important parent meeting. Athletic Director, Lamar Kirkley and Kef Wilson will provide an overview of Savannah Country Day athletics, including mission, philosophy, and goals, as well as common policies and expectations. This will be followed by break-out meetings with individual coaches. This important meeting will be brief (limited to one hour) and will be held in Jelks Auditorium.
|7th Grade SPAL Champions|
The 7th Grade volleyball team defeated Calvary to win the SPAL Championship. This is the 2nd consecutive win for this group of athletes. They took home the trophy as 6th Graders. The 6th Grade team finsihed their season as the SPAL Runner-ups losing in the Championship to Blessed Sacrament. The 8th Grade team lost in the Semi-finals. Congratulations to the Lady Hornets!
|All Football Teams Undefeated in 3 Weeks|
The Football program at SCDS is 9-0 for the past 3 weeks. The 5th/6th Grade Team defeated St James (34-16), and Hancock twice (28-6 and 32-12). The 7th/8th Team had good wins against St James (14-12), Pinewood (22-20), and Bethesda (46-8). The Varsity program earned the right to host the crossover game Friday the 8th vs Wheeler County at 7;30 PM with an exciting victory over Portal (17-14). Their other wins are Jenkins County (35-22) and Claxton (35-33). With a win this Friday night over SCPS at Westside Stadium, the Mighty Hornets will finish 2nd in Region 3AEast. Support the Hornets. The SCDS VS SCPS game starts at 7:30 PM and then follow them home on the 8th.
|Lady Hornets Close a Fantastic Season|
The Lady Hornets Volleyball team finished the season with a 6th place ranking in the state. The team lost to Eagle's Landing Christian, on Saturday in Atlanta. Congratulations to the team and to Coach Mock and Coach Parker on a fantastic season!
The SCDS Volleyball team defeated Walker in 3 straight games- 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 to continue to the third round of the State Championship. The remaining six teams in the playoffs were reseeded, with the top two receiving byes and the remaining four playing Saturday. SCDS is traveling to Eagle's Landing Christian in McDonough at 3:00 PM. Congratulations!!
|Buelvas Homecoming Queen|
Olivia Buelvas was selected the 2013 SCDS Homecoming Queen. The Senior representatives on the court were: Abbie Black escorted by Jacob Bishop, Amanda Borquaye escorted by Bayne Brannen, Lizzie Bowden escorted by Preston Andrews, Lena Hirsch escorted by Walker Watson, Erika Lewis escorted by William Szczecinski, and Darcy Spell escorted Chase Waller. Representing the Junior class on the court was Bri Carney escorted by Greyson Finlay. The Sophomore representative was Becky Buelvas escorted by Nathan Luskey and the Freshman was Brenna Nugara escorted by Matt Bailey. Congratulations!!
|Tom Barton's Tribute to #5|
Written by Tom Barton (Savannah Morning News)
This would have been Stu Sligh’s senior year in high school. For a well-liked teenage athlete — his football team’s quarterback, no less — it wouldn’t get much better than this.
He would have been the center of attention, the on-campus equivalent of a British royal. He would have found his teammates looking to him for leadership, watching how he handled victory and defeat.
October brings the final regular season home games when senior athletes sre honored by their peers and coaches for their commitment to athletics during their high school years. Softball honored senior Marissa Karp before the game with St Vincents. Volleyball honored their seniors, Alex Holtzclaw, Abigail McElhaney, Natalie Ourhaan, Joelle Strickland, and Cassady Williamson before the match with Bluffton. Cross Country seniors, Caroline Jackson, Skylar Lanier, Lindsay Pindar, and Peter Stein were recognized before the home meet on October 10th. Football and Cheerleading seniors will be honored during halftime of the October 25th game on Saunders Field against Portal. Thank you for four years of dedication to SCDS athletics.
|Chandler Royal SMN "Player of the Week"|
The Hornet volleyball team has come on strong lately and recently landed at No. 10 among Class A teams in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s rankings. Junior Chandler Royal has been a pivotal player in their success. The 5-foot-6 setter has helped set the tone for the Hornets (22-12) with her versatile play. Last week, she was on top of her game as the Hornets won three of four matches with wins over Richmond Hill, South Effingham and St. Vincent’s. She was selected as the Savannah Morning News "Girls Athlete of the Week" for her performance.
|Glover Wins Third Consecutive Race|
SCDS Varsity Girls & Boys Cross Country team each raced a 5k at the Savannah Christian Invitational Meet held Tuesday October 1, 2013. Sarah Glover ran 20:42 to win 1st place overall in the Girls Varsity race, her third consecutive victory in a Cross Country meet this season.
|Middle School Wins Stinger Invitational|
Both Middle School cross country teams finished 1st in the 3200m. run at the SCPS Stinger Invitational. The girls' team was led by Nina Kolman (14:48) in 2nd Place, Charlotte McCurdy (14:49 3rd), Sarah Bacevich (15:34 6th), Ella Stubbs (16:55 7th), and Bella Kelley (17:33 10th). The boys' team captured 1st and 2nd places with Cort Kelley (13:33 1st) and Ethan Strother (13:53 2nd). Finshing for the boys were Hyeon Choi (14:45 9th), Carter Mondy (15:32 21st), Christopher Cheng (15:53 26th), Josh Braun (15:53 27th), and Alvin Adjei (16:16 30th). Congratulations!!
|Glover Wins Ebenezer Meet|
Sarah Glover won the Girls' Cross Country Ebenezer invitational finishing 1st at 20.47. The Girls team was 4th- good results from Skylar Lanier at 10th posting a time of 22.18. The boys team was 6th with Jack Barnes in 10th place with a time of 18.51. Congratulations!
|Demetris Robertson SMN " Player of the Week"|
Friday, September 13, started out great and got even better for Savannah Country Day’s Demetris Robertson. The standout sophomore football player found out about a scholarship offer from Clemson early in the day, then he went out and showed why he is such a hot commodity by scoring three touchdowns in three different ways on just five touches as the Hornets beat Wheeler County for their first win of the season.
|Hornet Fans Celebrate Two Wins Over Wheeler|
Hornet fans traveled to Wheeler County on Friday for two Hornet games and celebrated two big wins! - Softball 11-0 and Football 43-19. On Friday the 20th, Hornet fans can support softball against Johnson County at HOME at 5:00 PM and then football vs Johnson County on Saunders Field at 7:30 PM. It is Middle School Fall Athletes Recognition Night and the 5th Annual Feel the Buzz Picnic. Join us!!
|Volleyball 12 Straight Wins - Leading Area in Stats|
The SCDS Volleyball defeated Beaufort 2-0 and Calvary 2-1 to continue their consecutive wins- 12. The JV Volleyball is 13-1. Leading the Greater Savannah Area in volleyball stats are - Natalie Ourhaan in kills, Joelle Strickland in blocks, Chandler Royal in assists, and Alex Holzclaw in digs. Congratulations!!
|Soccer Middle School Boys|
5:45 PM @ Playing Fields - Darby Field 1 - 1
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9:00 AM @ John Drew Tennis Center
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|Area Tournament |
9:00 AM @ John Drew Tennis Center
|9:00 AM |