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.
|Brock Taylor '20 Receives Academic Award|
Congratulations to rising eighth grader Brock Taylor. In addition to his selection to represent the state of Georgia in the football Future Stars Game (Georgia versus Florida), he was awarded an academic award for his school accomplishments. Brock was one of 15 students—out of 255 participating—to receive the honor. Congratulations to this student athlete and his family.
|Roger Hodge Named Boys' Basketball Head Coach|
On Friday, May 29, Country Day announced the hiring of Roger Hodge as the new boys' basketball coach. Coach Hodge is the all time winningest coach in AASU women's basketball history, where he coached from 2000-2008. Most recently, Hodge was the head women's basketball coach at Lincoln Memorial University where he successfully rebuilt their program and recorded the most SAC victories in school history.
|Greyson Finlay Named Boys' Tennis Player of the Year|
ACHIEVEMENTS: In his first season at No. 1 singles, Finlay went 17-1, winning all but one regular-season match and then every postseason match as the Hornets advanced to the GHSA Class A Private Elite Eight. He won his match 6-2, 6-0 but SCD lost to Athens Academy 3-1. At No. 2 singles, Finlay went 18-2 in 2014 and 20-2 in 2013. He was All-Greater Savannah first team both seasons.
|Amari Oliver '15 Breaks Shot Put Record|
Congrats to senior Amari Oliver! She broke the SCDS shot put record with a throw of 36'2" and placed 6th at the GHSA State Track Meet in Albany, Georgia! In the 1,600m run, Sarah Glover placed 11th in the State with a time of 5:38.05.
|Girls Track Advances To State Championships|
Congratulations to Anna Stone and Amari Oliver on their performances at the track sectional at Landmark Christian on Saturday, May 2 ! Stone ended up 14th overall in the 400m and Oliver placed 7th in shot put, breaking her own school record with a throw of 33' 9.75". Oliver will advance to the State Championships this Friday in Albany GA, where she will represent SCDS alongside Sarah Glover who will be competing in the 1600m.
|Lamar Kirkley Honored As Region 3A Athletic Director of the Year|
A HUGE congratulations to Lamar Kirkley, who was selected by his peers as the Region 3A Athletic Director of the Year at the Georgia Athletic Director's Association Conference. Lamar has worked at Country Day for over forty years, serving as Athletic Director for the past six. Congratulations to Mr. Kirkley and his family!!
|Dale Parker Will Be Missed|
Dale Parker has been a mainstay at Savannah Country Day for nearly two decades as the Head Girls' Basketball Coach, leading the Hornets to three title games and winning a State Championship in 2000. On Wednesday Dale announced she will retire from coaching and teaching at the end of the school year. Bobbi Mock will take on the role as Head Girls' Basketball Coach.
|All Region Hornets|
Anna Muller, Amari Oliver, and Taylor Parker were honored as 1st Team Basketball All Region 3A. Congratulations, Lady Hornets!
|5th Grade Boys Gold Win SPAL Championship|
The 5th grade boys gold basketball team defeated Hancock 35-23 to win the 2015 SPAL Championship. The team (11-0) is coached by Alex Wynn and Doug DeWalt. Members of the championship team are Langston Bass, Trey Celaya, Alec Cobb, Harry DeWalt, Davis Dooley, Holden Geriner, Ross Goodman, Coley Hamilton, Reese London, Nate Murphy, Nyle Rehman, Crosby Sywassink and Alex Wynn. Congratulations!
|Girls Win Region 3A Championship|
The Lady Hornets basketball team defeated Emanuel County Institute 51-37 in the Region 3A finals to win the 3A Region Championship. Amari Oliver, Taylor Parker, and Anna Muller were selected 1st Team All Region. The last Region Championship for the girls was 2009. The girls will host a state playoff game the week of February 17th! Support the Hornets!
|5th Grade Girls Win SPAL Title|
The 5th grade gold girls' basketball team defeated Pinewood 12-6 to earn the 2015 SPAL Championship. The team is coached by Dr. Chris Nicholson and Dr. Brad Goodman. Members of the winning team are Haley Avino, Sarah Coyle, Rebecca Dimond, Mya Felser, Catherine Goodman, Charlotte Kelly, Scarlett Lange, Carmen Mandel, Abby Nicholson and Grace Wilson. Congratulations Lady Hornets!
|Pastorek and Hendrix Lead Hornets in State Swimming|
SCDS sent seven qualifiers to the GHSA State Meet on February 6th and 7th at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta. Sophomore Brennan Pastorek placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.13 seconds. In the preliminary heat, he set the State Record in 55.79, which was later broken by Gainesville’s Colin Monaghan (55.03) in the finals. Pastorek was third in the 200 individual medley in 1:50.03. Junior Jacqueline Hendrix finished 9th in the 100 butterfly (58.70) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.06). The SCD boys were 26th (41 points) of 61 teams for all classifcations, while the SCD girls were tied for 34th (28 points) of 61 teams.
|Dale Parker Honored as Coach of the Month|
Prep Sports Report and Hernandez Collison Center selected Dale Parker of the Basketball Coach of the Month. Coach Parker has led the Lady Hornets' basketball team to an overall 23-2 record this year so far. They won Region 3-A East with a record of 11-1 and never lost a game at home this season going an amazing 15-0. Parker and her squad are gearing up for the region tournament set to start this week. This is her 18th season as the Head Coach of the Lady Hornets and she currently has an overall record of 371-148 for a winning percentage of 71.5% in her Savannah Country Day career. Congratulations, Dale!
|Chrissy Glover '13 First in Mile Run|
Chrissy Glover-SCDS class of 2013-- ran a 5:38.68 mile to finish FIRST among all females in the 1-mile run during the Critz Tybee Run Fest. Chrissy runs Cross Country for SCAD. Congratulations!
Bri Carney and Colton Lichtenberg will continue their athletic careers in the Atlantic Coast Conference next year. Bri has signed a Letter of Intent for soccer at Wake Forest University and Colton will kick for the Boston College football Eagles. They were supported by a packed house of friends and family at their signings ceremony! Savannah Country Day is very proud of these student athletes and their committment to their sports. Congratulations!
|Exciting Senior Night|
Seven SCDS seniors were honored with their families during basketball Senior Night. Both basketball teams won their games and Amari Oliver was given the game ball from her 1000th point. Michael Keene was selected by his peers as Mr. SCDS and Taylor Parker was selected Miss SCDS. Seniors honored were Sam Bromley, Brentton Ford, Julian Gladney, Bri Carney, Amari Oliver, Taylor Parker, and Chandler Royal. After the game, the Upper School students enjoyed Disco Night!
|Hornets in Area Basketball Stats|
Evans Baird is 30th in points with 206 points in 18 games (11.4 Avg), Jake Lee is 6th in rebounds with 139 in 18 games (7.7 Avg), and Brentton Ford is 18th in assists with 50 averaging 2.8 per game. For the Lady Hornets, Amari Oliver is 14th in scoring (264 points in 21 games 12.6 Avg), Anna Muller is 22nd (252 - 12.0 Avg) and Taylor Parker is 28th (207- 9.9 Avg). In rebounds, Amari is 8th (207- 9.4 Avg) and Anna is 13th (158- 7.2 Avg). Bri Carney is 6th in assists (65 - 3.0 Avg) and Landry Rushing is 12th (54 - 2.4 Avg). Proud of our Hornets!
|Michael Keene Planet Fitness Academic Athlete of the Week|
Senior Michael Keene was selected by Planet Fitness as the "Academic Athlete of the Week." Michael currently plays goalie for the SCDS men's soccer team. In the fall, he was captain of the football team. He also received the Sligh Award and the Head of School Award for the highest GPA on the team.
|Amari Oliver Joins Elite 1000 Points Club|
Amari Oliver scored her 1,000th career point and nearly had a double-double as Savannah Country Day downed Portal 60-27 on Saturday night. Oliver, a senior forward in her fourth season on the varsity, tallied 12 points and eight rebounds. Amari has made this remarkable accomplishment even having ACL surgeries on both knees and missing months of her basketball career.
|Colton Lichtenberg to Kick for Boston College|
Senior Colton Lichtenberg, one of the top high school football kickers in the country has verbally committed to Boston College. Colton received scholarship offers from the Eagles, Fresno State. New Mexico State, and Middle Tennessee State. It took the All-American and All-State kicker just a couple days to make his decision. Lichtenberg connected on 13 field goals during the 2014 season. He had a record field goal of 49 yards as a senior. Lichtenberg also booted 40 touchbacks for the Hornets. He will officially sign with Boston College on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 4.
|Senior Splash Goes To State|
It's a victorious time for our Country Day Varsity Swim Team! At the most recent Senior Splash, six of our Hornet girls placed 7th out of ten teams and four of our Hornet boys placed 6th out of ten teams. Varsity swimming also qualified for a state 200 Medley Relay, thanks to swimmers Kate Templeton, Jacqueline Hendrix, Makenna Meyers and Polly Berman! Jacqueline Hendrix also qualified for state in six events and Brennan Pastorek qualified in four. It was an exceptional swim meet, full of solid swims from everyone and of course, capped off with a well-deserved celebration with a team dinner of pizza!
|Baird Ties SCDS Record with Nine 3-Pointers|
Evans Baird, Class of 2017 is the second player in SCDS history to hit nine 3-pointers in a basketball game. He accomplished this feat against Claxton on 1/16/15 with a game high 35 points. Holmes Bell, father of Gus, Sides, and Wylly hit 9 in a game on 12/05/89. Evans game high 35 points is 9th in SCDS records.
|Hornet Girls Basketball Team Scores Regional Victory|
Our Upper School girls' basketball team was featured on the front page of the Savannah Morning News sports section, celebrating their most recent victory! Our Hornets have 4 Region 3-A East games this week and started off with a bang with their win over Woodville-Tompkins. Player highlights include Amari Oliver with 14 rebounds and 15 points, Taylor Parker with three 3-pointers and 21 points, and Anna Muller with 10 rebounds and 20 points.
|Savannah Morning News Honors Fall Athletes|
Savannah Draud and Carolina Pincknety were honored by the Savannah Morning News as 2nd Team All Area Softball. Hannah Leadem was Honorable Mention. Amari Oliver and Chandler Royal were named 1st Team All Area Volleyball. Anna Muller was 2nd Team and Taylor Parker made Honrable Mention. In Cross Country, Sarah Glover repeated her honor as 1st Team All Area. Jack Barnes was 2nd Team, Asher Kolman and Edward Long were Honorable Mention. In Football, Colton Lichtenberg was 1st Team All Area as a kicker and a wide receiver. Second Team honorees were Cam Green as a Defensive Lineman, Hunter Hatley - Quarterback, Jake Lee - Tight End, and William Gompels - Offensive Line. Honorable Mention All Area Football were Bryce Dunn, Brentton Ford, and Lester Jackson. Congratulatins to all!
|Fall Athletic Awards|
The Fall Sport Banquets have concluded and many athletes were honored for their outstanding accomplishments.
|Lady Hornets Win Tip Off Tournament |
The Lady Hornets defeated rivals St Vincents and SCPS to win the SCPS Tip Off Tournament. They won the Championship with a score of 62-31 over SCPS. Congratulations!
|Middle School Swim Team In the News|
The boys and girls Middle School swim teams had outstanding results at the MIddle School Invitational held at the Aquatic Center. The boys' team finished first out of 10 teams with a score of 278 and the girls were 2nd of 9 teams scoring 319 points.
|Volleyball Athletes in Area Final Stats|
Varsity volleyball players finished the season with high standings in the area stats. The team finished in the Final 12 of State.
7th Amari Oliver - 241
10th Taylor Parker - 210
11th Anna Muller - 176
3rd Chandler Royal - 642
4th Anna Muller - 74
3rd Chandler Royal 105
|Colton Lichtenberg Recognized With Top 5 Performance of the Week|
The GHSA Daily Report in the Atlanta Constitution Journal recognized Colton Lichtenberg's performance in SCDS victory 43-12 over Treutlen as one of the top 5 football performances in the State. Colton scored 31 points. He kicked 5 field goals, 4 extra points, and caught two touchdown passes.
|8th Grade Volleyball Honored by Savannah Morning News|
Over the course of three years of playing volleyball together, the Savannah Country Day eighth-grade team has displayed a great deal of teamwork that led it to numerous wins and titles.
That solid teamwork paid off again this year, when the talent-laden Lady Hornets team defeated Blessed Sacrament in a two-set victory in the finals of the Savannah Parochial Athletic League tournament. With the win, the Lady Hornets, which ended their stellar season at 13-1, claimed their third straight title.
|Boys 13th GHSA State Cross Country Meet|
The boys' cross country team finished 13th in the GHSA Class A Private State Meet held in Carrollton. Top finishers were: 34th - Jack Barnes 19:03.78, 56th - Edward Long 19:47.20, 77th - Asher Kolman 20:35.16, 85th - Sam Bacevich 20:42.52, 91st - Matt Bailey 20:58.48, 92nd - Nathan Luskey 20:58.68, 108th - Jack Thacher 22:30.86.
|Region 3A Softball Players Honored|
Carolina Pinckney and Savannah Draud were honored as 1st Team All Region 3A Softball. Hannah Leadem and Kianna Maynard were 2nd Team honorees and Brenna Nugara and Jennifer Pirkle made Honorable Mention All Region. Congratulations Lady Hornets!
|Alumnus Heys McMath '13 Leads Presbyterian to Big Win|
Down by two points with 4:19 to go in its Saturday Homecoming game against Monmouth, quarterback Heys McMath, SCDS Class of 2013, and the Presbyterian College football team mounted a game-winning touchdown drive to knock off the Monmouth Hawks for a dramatic Big South Conference victory 18-12.
|7th Grade Volleyball SMN " Team of the Week"|
The Savannah Morning News recently honored the 7th grade volleyball SPAL Champions as the "Team of the Week." Great season, athletes, and coaches!
The 13-member team, which finished an undefeated season at 13-0, captured the postseason championship by topping Blessed Sacrament during tournament play earlier this month. The top-seeded Lady Hornets advanced to the title contest by defeating St. James.
Players: Annabel Cairns, Emily Davis, Isabella Guisti, Nyah Hammond, Elizabeth Horn, Emily Johnson, Nyah Johnson, Evelyn Kahn, Ashley Pankey, Gillian Pytte, Lindsay Rockwood, Delle Smith and Margot Strother.
“The most important lesson our team learned this year was making sure they had each other’s backs,” said coach Coon. “Overall, we are certainly proud of what these talented young ladies accomplished this season.”
|Boys Area Runner-Up In Cross Country|
The SCDS boys' cross country team finished 2nd in the GHSA Area Meet in Macon. They will compete in the State Meet on November 8th in Carrollton at 2:50 PM.
Top area finishers for SCDS: 6th Jack Barnes, 18:27; 7th Edward Long, 18:45; 23rd Asher Kolman, 19:57; 28th Sam Bacevich, 20:10; 29th Matt Bailey, 20:12; 32nd Matthew Gompels, 20:23; 34th Nathan Luskey 20:25.
|7th/8th Grade Football In SPAL Championship|
The 7th/8th Grade Football team defeated Pinewood 42-14 to advance to the SPAL Championship Thursday, October 30th at Calvary at 7:00 PM! Congratulations Hornets!!
|Colton Lichtenberg " Player of the Week"|
Colton Lichtenberg was honored by the Savannah Quarterback Club as the “Offensive Player of the Week” for the Portal game. Colton, a senior who kicked 7 touchbacks on Friday night, was 5 for 5 on extra points, 1 for 1 on FGs (45 yards). He also had 5 receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown accounting for 14 of our 38 points. Colton also had 3 punts for a 40 yard average and a long of 45 and one inside the 5 yard line. Congratulations Colton!
|Bri Carney Homecoming Queen|
Senior Bri Carney was selected the 2014 SCDS Homecoming Queen. First Runner-up was Gabby Lauretti and Taylor Parker was Second Runner-Up.
|7th/8th Football to Host SPAL Playoff Game|
The 7th/8th Grade football team is the 2nd seed in the SPAL playoffs. SCDS will host Pinewood on Thursday, Oct 23, at 5:30 PM on Saunders Field. Support your Hornets!
|Volleyball Continues in State Playoffs|
The SCDS Volleyball team defeated First Presbyterian of Macon 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 to continue in the GHSA Class A Private School State playoffs. They will travel to Fellowship Christian in Roswell for the Final 12 in State next Tuesday, October 21st.
|SCDS Football Has Three "Top Performances"|
The Savannah Morning News honors the top 12 performances from the football games on Friday. Three of the 12 were Hornets in their Homecoming win over Portal.
Hunter Hatley, The junior threw for 201 yards and three scores and ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Jake Lee had a career-high seven catches for 105 yards and two scores in the Hornets’ win. Colton Lichtenberg, The senior connected on a 45-yard field goal, made 5 of 5 extra points, caught five passes for 96 yards and a score and had touchbacks on seven kickoffs. Congratulations!
|7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Teams Win SPAL Championships|
The 7th Grade Volleyball team defeated Blessed Sacrament 25-16, 11-25, 15-9 to win the 2014 SPAL Championship and finished the season 13-0. The 8th Grade team was a 3-Peat having won the SPAL Championship in 2012 and 2013. They finished the season 13-1 and defeated Blessed Sacrament for the Title. Congratulations!!
|Ole Miss Golfer Joe Lewis Honored|
Joe Lewis, SCDS Class of 2011, has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar. To be eligible for the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum of cumulative grade point average of 3.2. Congratulations Joe!!
|Glover Wins Cross Country Meet|
Sarah Glover was the female winner at the SCPS Invitational Cross Country Meet with a time of 20:48. The girls team finished 8th overall.
|Hornets in the Stats|
Chandler Royal and Colton Lichtenberg lead the city in Area stats. Chandler is first in volleyball assists with 471 and aces - 91. Colton has 14 receptions for 258 yards in football with an average of 18.4 yards per carry and 3 touchdowns. Go Hornets!!
|MS Girls Cross Country 1st, Boys 2nd|
Another strong finish from the Middle School Cross Country teams at the SCPS Meet. The girls team finished first and the boys took 2nd.
Individual finishers for the Hornets:
Girls: 1-Megan Kemp, 2-Nina Kolman, 3-Charlton Strong, 4-Ella Stubbs, 5-Summer Lanier
Boys: 1-Ben Goodman-2nd overall, 2-Court Kelley, 3-Harry DeWalt, 4-Hyeon Choi, 5-Finn Repella
|Hunter Hatley Enmark "Player of the Week"|
Junior quarterback Hunter Hatley completed seven passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns as the Country Day Hornets defeated Montgomery County 44-13 on Saunders Field.
|Savannah Draud Pitches No Hitter|
Savannah Draud pitched a no-hitter and struck out 13 as Savannah Country Day blanked Montgomery County in a six-inning contest.
|7th Grade Volleyball Undefeated|
The 7th grade volleyball team is 8-0 for the SPAL season. The team coached by Dean Coon has defeated all their opponents in two games in a best of 3 format except one match which they won 2-1. The members of the team are: Annabel Cairns, Emily Davis, Isabella Giusti, Nyah Hammond, Lizzie Horn, Emily Johnson, Ryah Johnosn, Evelyn Kahn, Ashley Pankey, Gigi Pytte, Lindsay Rockwood, Delle Smith, Margot Strother. Congratulations!
|Middle School Dominates Cross Country Meet|
The Middle School girls' cross country team finished first and the boys' team second in the SCDS meet. Finishing top for the girls were: Megan Kemp 2nd, Nina Kolman 3rd, Charleton Strong 6th, Summer Lanier 10th, Ella Stubbs 15th and Catherine Goodman 16th. Top finishers for the boys were: Court Kelley 5th, Coleman Mowry 14th, Harry Dewalt 15th, Reid Keller 18th, Hyeon Choi 23rd, Ross Goodman 25th, and Rogan Steele 26th.
|Glover -Top Runner for SCDS|
Sarah Glover finished first in the girls' home cross country meet. She led from the start to finish with a time of 21:13. The girls' team was 5th overall.
|Mark Silvers Wins PGA Tour Canada Title|
SCDS Mark Silvers, Class of 2005, came up with a clutch effort Sunday to win his first PGA Tour Canada title and, perhaps, improve his future status as a pro.
Silvers, 27, defeated Matt Harmon on the first playoff hole to capture the Cape Breton Celtic Classic at The Lakes Golf Club in Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia. Silvers carded rounds of 70-65-72-66 for 15 under par, with six birdies to win the event.
|McMath Leads Presbyterian to Victory|
Heys McMath, Class of 201,3 led the Blue Hose of Presbyterian College to a big win over Bluefield College. Heys as the starting quarterback was 7 for 8 for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Congratulations Heys!!
|Joe Lewis Qualifies for US Amateur|
A rising senior at the University of Mississippi and former Savannah Country Day star, Joe Lewis shot 66-68—134 to finish second at 8-under par to qualify for the 114th US Amateur which will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club from August 11-17. Congratulations Joe!