Athletics

With over fifty teams in 15 sports, the athletic offerings for students at Country Day are endless. GHSA athletic offerings for the 2021-22 school year are baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, flag football, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling.  Clay target shooting is a club team competing in GISA. Beginning in 5th grade, students have the opportunity to represent Country Day in several sports offerings, honing skills while learning teamwork and resiliency. A supportive school community and decorated coaches help to provide an environment of excellence, both on and off the field. 

The athletic facilities includes three gymnasiums, a cross country trail, football, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, a weight room and a 6-lane track. The athletics staff also includes two trainers and a strength and conditioning coach to work with students.

Athletics at a Glance

Savannah Country Day is a member of GHSA Class A Private (football, cross country, volleyball, flag football, cheerleading, basketball, swim, baseball, track & field, soccer, lacrosse, golf and tennis). Our clay target shooting team competes in gisa.

Over 80% of Upper and Middle School students participate in an athletic offering

facilities include: three hard surface gymnasiums, two baseball fields, all-weather track, six tennis courts, cross country trail, stadium for football, soccer and lacrosse, a 3,000 sq. ft. weightroom, a baseball hitting facility, and multiple practice fields and activity areas. 

decorated program with 189 region titles and 24 state titles

Two athletic trainers on staff to work with students throughout the day and after school.

Blueprint program offers year-round strength and athletic development for Middle and upper school students

Alumni currently playing at the collegiate level:
Brennan Pastorek (Swim) Stanford
Madeline Wynn (Volleyball) Davdison
Jack Wilson (Soccer) Davidson
Win Johns (Baseball) Columbus State University
Collin Porter (Sailing) Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Ben Goodman (Soccer) Winthrop
Audrey Pastroek (Swim) Villanova
Jarrett Karnibad (Tennis) Mount St Mary's University
Braden Sorge (Baseball) University of North Georgia
Matt Osterman (Baseball) Flagler College
Andre Miller (Football) Army
Kenny Reedy (Football) Army

 

 

    Athletics News

    Wilson Player "Tennis Player of the Year"

    Wilson Player moved to Savannah from Oklahoma for his senior season when his father took a new job in the area. Playing at No. 1 singles for the top team in the area, Player went 17-4 on the year and helped lead the Hornets to a region title and to the second round of the Class A Private playoffs. Player has been accepted to the University of Georgia, where he plans to major in business. He is thinking about joining the club tennis team, and plans to keep on playing the sport he loves recreationally.

    Reed Lotter "Golfer of the Year"

    Junior Reed Lotter was selected by the Savannah Morning News as the All Coastal Empire Golf "Player of the Year." Reed finished a stellar season with his first professional debut and also helped the Hornets to a State Runner-up title in the GHSA Class A Private division.  We are proud of you and the Hornets' golf team!

    Kleinpeter One of Area's Best Quarterback

    No other area returning quarterback has the resume of Country Day’s rising senior gunslinger Barry Kleinpeter. Kleinpeter has the numbers to warrant big expectations for both he and his Hornets (3-6 in 2020) entering the 2021 season. In his career (31 games; 20-11 record), Kleinpeter has 75 total touchdowns — 62 passing and 13 rushing. He has thrown for 5,366 yards and rushed for 870 more. In 2019, he led the Hornets to a Region 3-A Private championship, the program’s first Region Title since 1980. He has engineered seven fourth-quarter comebacks, causing some to affectionately dub the 2019 squad “the cardiac Hornets.”  This will be an exciting upcoming season for Kleinpeter and the Hornets led by Head Coach John Mohring.

    2021 Swim Season Recap

    Despite fewer meets than usual due to Covid restrictions, the Varsity swim team had a memorable season that concluded with a combined first-place finish at the Hornet Invitational. At the GHSA State Class 1-3A

    Championship Swim Meet, Yenna Park took fourth place in the 100m breaststroke and eighth in the 200m freestyle. Yenna was named to the Savannah Morning News All-Greater Savannah 1st Team.

    Swimming Awards
    Most Valuable Swimmers – Yenna Park, Logan Lin
    Most Improved Swimmers – Blake Huennekens, Jackson Mondy
    Coaches’ Award – Katie Horne, Landon Stone
    Captains – Lucas Miller, Blake Huennekens
    ACE (Attitude, Commitment, Effort) – Maria Miller, Justin Gaouette
    Positivity Award – Anna Bunger, Pericles Lelos
    Hornet Spirit Award – Lucas Miller
    Sportsmanship Award – Alston McCaslin
    Scholar Athletes – Carey Bass, Annie Berman, Anna Bunger, Justin Gaouette, Katie Horne, Pericles Lelos, Alston McCaslin, Mary Page McCaslin, Lucas Miller, Maria Miller, Anna Mondy, Jackson Mondy, Ellie Neil, Yenna Park, Leilee Pishva, Jordan Ruben, Landon Stone
    Head of School Award – Jack Vaught