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Update on Spring Sports!

We are excited to offer the following sports this spring: Varsity Girls Soccer, JV Boys Soccer, Varsity Baseball, MS Baseball, Varsity Track, MS Track, MS Lacrosse, Varsity Golf, Varsity Girls Tennis, Varsity Boys Tennis, MS Boys Tennis, and MS Girls Tennis!

A few exciting happenings from the beginning of the Spring Season:

1. Varsity Baseball won their first varsity game in program history by beating Mill Springs 13-3. They followed up that win with the first region win in school history over Cristo Rey and they currently sit atop the region!

2. Varsity Girls Tennis defeated Creekside Christian to win their first region match of the year!

3. MS Boys Lacrosse won their jamboree to begin the season by defeating Duluth 10-5!

4. Both track teams are taking on a very competitive schedule by competing in meets at Lambert HS, Holy Innocents, among other places!

5. Boys Soccer hung tough against a full-fledged varsity team, keeping the score close at half. They eventually lost but competed for a full game against a varsity team.

6. With golf at TPC Sugarloaf, tennis at Atlanta Athletic Club, and our soccer teams playing at home on our brand new turf field, we boast the best home venues in all of Atlanta!


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Weekly Athletic Update - January 10th
Spring Sports are right around the corner! If you are interested in playing any of the following spring sports, please email the coach as soon as possible! Most of the seasons start in January.


Boys Soccer: Coach Bamford: pbamford@ndacademy.org


Lacrosse: Coach Dawkins: michael.dawkins@sprint.com


Girls Soccer: Coach Madison Owens: madisonlowens@yahoo.com


Boys/Girls Tennis: Coach Doverspike: ddoverspike@ndacademy.org


Golf: Coach Rounds: trounds@ndacademy.org


Track: Coach Oxendine: koxendine@ndacademy.org


Baseball: Coach Link: baselink19@aol.com for high school

Coach Lazzara: marklazzara@yahoo.com for middle school

Weekly Athletic Update: December 13th, 2018

Spring Interest Meetings

This week we conducted a number of spring sport interest meetings! If you came to one, thank you! If you missed a meeting or your sport did not have one, rest assured that we will make sure you know about the tryouts! Please email the following people if you are interested in a spring sport that we offer:

Track: Coach Oxendine: koxendine@ndacademy.org

Girls Soccer: Coach Owens: madisonlowens@yahoo.com

Boys Soccer: Coach Bamford: pbamford@ndacademy.org

Middle School Baseball: Coach Lazzara: marklazzara@yahoo.com

Varsity Baseball: Coach Link: baselink19@aol.com

Lacrosse: Team Parent/Coach Dawkins: Michael.Dawkins@sprint.com

Tennis: Coach Doverspike: ddoverspike@ndacademy.org

Golf: Coach Rounds: trounds@ndacademy.org

Introducing CMSA!

We are excited to offer Catholic Metro Soccer League teams this spring! We will offer 3rd - 5th grade boys/girls soccer. Registration will begin in January and more details will be forthcoming. Please be on the lookout when we return from Christmas Break for registration information on CMSA Soccer!

GISA Eligibility Reminder

All GISA (8th - 12th) student-athletes should have a physical form and authorized consent forms on file with PlanetHS. Please see Coach Clements with any questions. Also, remember that all student-athletes must have passing grades to remain eligible to participate in athletics at Notre Dame Academy! If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please see Coach Campbell.

Irish Swimming Update

Congratulations to our swimmers who continue to find success in the pool! In their last meet, the team placed in the top 4 for varsity and the middle school placed 4th for girls and 2nd for boys. 14 swimmers have achieved GISA state championship qualifying times. To date, 6 varsity team records have been set for the first time while 3 other varsity records have broken or re-set. 6 middle school/ JV records have also been reset this season.

6th Grade Boys Basketball Update

A short-handed NDA 6th Grade Boys Basketball Team lost 51-25 against Mt. Pisgah in their second league game of the season at Wesleyan school on Saturday, December 8. The result brings the team's record to 1-1 in league play and 3-1 overall. Without several players due to illness and other circumstances, the team fought hard and kept the game competitive in the 1st half before Mt. Pisgah pulled away in the 3rd quarter. The boys will be back in action this coming Saturday, December 15 at 11am against 6th Grade Wesleyan Wolves White in the Grace Gym at Wesleyan.

6th Grade Girls Basketball Update

The 6th grade girls battled through illness sweeping the team and played hard in their rematch with Buford. The girls improved against the full court zone press and got a lot of good shots at the basket. Unfortunately, the shots did not fall and the team fell 39-8.

NAML Girls Basketball Update

The NAML girls also battled illness and showed great toughness only playing with 5 girls. They fought hard against Eastside Christian but ultimately lost. They are improving with each game! Their season record is 2-3.

NAML Boys Basketball Update

The NAML boys showed resiliency with a valiant comeback effort against the 1st place Eastside Christian boys on Wednesday night but fell by 6 points. The boys are currently in 2nd place in the NAML league standings and sitting at 4-2 on the year.

Varsity Girls Basketball Update

The varsity girls basketball team fell to The Heritage School on Tuesday night but are back in action again on Thursday night at Dominion Christian for another region game. They hopefully will return to their winning ways. The girls season record is currently 3-4 on the year.

Varsity Boys Basketball Update

The varsity boys basketball team lost to a loaded Heritage team on Tuesday night. This brings their season record to 4-4 with 2 more games this week. They play Thursday at Dominion Christian, as well as on Saturday in the Gwinnett Daily Post event, The Metro Atlanta Challenge at 12:30pm at Grayson High School.


Have a very Merry Christmas and Go Irish!

Spring Sports - Interest Meetings

Varsity Baseball: 12/11 at 3:45pm in weight room

MS Baseball: 12/12 at 3:45pm in weight room

Tennis: 12/13 at 1:15 in the GSC Cafeteria

Boys Soccer: 12/13 at 1:15 in the Kavanaugh Learning Commons

Golf: 12/13 at 1:15pm in the Derucki Learning Commons

Track: 12/13 at 1:15pm in the weight room

Lacrosse: Will take place the first week back in January (1/7-1/11)


Girls Soccer: TBD
Weekly Athletic Update: December 6th

Fall Sports Banquet: Sunday, December 16th at 5pm

All middle school and upper school student athletes who participated in a fall sport (cross country, volleyball, or football) are invited to join us in the George Student Center for the Fall Sports Banquet. This event will be business casual attire and will include recognition of exemplary student-athletes, dinner, and an overall fun evening. Please RSVP to your coach as soon as possible.

6th Grade Girls Team Update

The girls' 6th grade team played a hotly contested game versus Wesleyan this past Saturday. The game was back-and-forth throughout with both teams holding leads at various times. The girls battled but came up short in a 22-16 defeat.

6th Grade Boys Team Update

The NDA 6th Grade Boys Basketball Team prevailed 19-18 against the 6th Grade Wesleyan Wolves Green in their first league game of the season at Wesleyan school on Saturday. The team fought hard and was able to squeak out the victory against a disciplined Wolves team due to grit and determination. The boys will be back in action this coming Saturday at 10am at Wesleyan.

NAML Girls Update

The NAML 7th/8th grade girls played a hard fought game against Eastside Christian. The game was tied after the first quarter and the girls were down by 3 at the half. Unfortunately, despite the girl's best effort, they eventually fell 30-17. On Monday, the girls rebounded with a BIG WIN over Duluth Adventist school. Great job girls!

Varsity Girls Update

The girls varsity basketball team has played 4 games on the year, with their record sitting at 2-2. They last played Monsignor Donovan and led the entire game, besting MD by more than 20 points. They were led by a great offensive effort by three girls: Sydney Whalen, Riley Fleck, and Josie Fleck. The girls play their first region game of the year on Friday, December 7th at 5pm against the Atlanta Girls School, in The George!

Varsity Boys Update

The boys varsity basketball team has played 5 games on the year and are currently 3-2. The last played at Fulton Science Academy and won by over 30 points! They had a very balanced scoring attack, with everyone on the roster playing in the game. They travel to St. Simons Island this weekend to play in a 2 game tournament at Frederica Academy! Good luck guys!

Swim Team Update

The swim team took to the pool on Tuesday, December 4th at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center and competed against many other schools. Almost all of our swimmers set new personal bests and the team as a whole, finished in the Top 3 for the meet! Great job team!



Weekly Athletic Update: November 29th

First Home Varsity Basketball Games

Friday, November 30th is our first home varsity basketball games! Come out and cheer on the girls and boys as they take on GHSA school, The Paideia School. Girls tip off at 6pm and the boys tip off at 7:30pm!

Senior Night!

Let's have a great crowd on Friday night to honor our football and athletic training seniors! The awards ceremony will take place in between the girls and boys game. Be sure to show up and support these fantastic student-athletes!

Middle School Boys Basketball - Both 6th and NAML teams are undefeated!

Congrats on a great start to the season for our boys basketball 6th and NAML teams! They are both 2-0 on the year! The 6th grade team has won both of their games to start their league and the NAML team has defeated both Cornerstone Christian and Lyndon Academy in overtime! Both exciting games! Great job boys!

Varsity Basketball Result from Tuesday

Both varsity basketball teams began their season on Tuesday at Lyndon Academy! The girls were defeated in a close game, that was hard fought. The boys started their game scoring 30 points in the first quarter and rolled to a large victory, scoring over 70 points. Both teams are in action on Thursday, November 29th at Brandon Hall!

Swimming off to a record start!

Our swimming team participated in a swim meet on Friday, November 16th in Madison, Georgia! Many of our swimmers were able to break their own personal records. While the official meet results were not available immediately following the race, the general feeling from Coach Jenny was that our swim team was the top performing team in the meet! Great job to all swimmers!

Spring Sport Sign Ups

Coach Campbell will be in the middle school and upper school lunches with interest sheets for spring sports! We have quite a few offerings for spring sports this year, so make sure to find him and place your name on one of the lists! This years spring offerings: Tennis, Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, and Golf.


Weekly Athletic Update: November 15, 2018

Senior Night!

Come out to our first varsity basketball home games on Friday, November 30th to support our football and athletic training seniors, as we recognize their commitment and legacy to their respective sports! They will be recognized in between the girls and boys varsity games against The Paideia School! We are excited to see you all there supporting our basketball teams and our seniors!

Fall Athletic Banquet

We will be hosting our Fall Athletic Banquet on Sunday, December 16th at 5pm in The George Student Center cafeteria! This banquet is for all 6th - 12th participants in football, volleyball, athletic training, and cross country! All student-athletes eat free and families will be billed a $12 fee to their Smart Tuition account. We look forward to having a great showing at our Fall Athletic Banquet and honoring our student-athletes!


First Swimming Meet Tomorrow!

Tomorrow marks the official beginning our swimming season! Good luck to Coach Jenny, Coach Lee, Coach Link, Coach Wilson and all of our swimmers as they try to lap the competition!


Spring Sports are right around the corner!

If you are interested in baseball, golf, track and field, lacrosse, or soccer, please see Coach Campbell!


First NAML Home Games Today!

Come out and supprt out girls and boys NAML basketball teams on our home court at THE GEORGE as they take on Cornerstone Christian. The girls begin at 4pm and the boys play at 5pm!


Weekly Athletic Update (November 8th, 2018)
Thank you to all who attended the Winter Sports Meeting!
A big thank you to all the student-athletes and parents who attended Tuesday nights Winter Sports meeting! It was very well attended and all of the athletic department staff is looking forward to a great winter sports season!

CMLA Basketball in full swing!
Last Saturday was our first week of CMLA here on campus. It was great to see all 4 of our teams in action, learning to love the game of basketball and to wear the Irish colors with pride!

Varsity Cheerleading coming to campus!
If you are interested in cheering for varsity basketball this upcoming season, please see Coach Campbell. The new varsity cheerleading team has already had their first practice and they want more cheerleaders! This could be your way to show your school spirit and get involved in athletics!

6th Grade Teams playing well in Wesleyan League
Both of our boys and girls 6th grade teams got their start this past Saturday in the Wesleyan League. The boys won their first game by a sizable margin and were led by a number of players, including London Merritt. The girls team played hard in their game as well, and look to make great progress next week!

NAML Basketball Teams in Action Next Week!
Both middle school teams begin their seasons at home v. Cornerstone Cougars on Thursday, November 15th! The girls play at 4pm and the boys at 5pm. Come out and support your NAML Basketball teams!


Mark your calendars!

The first varsity double-header at home is on Friday, November 30th! Both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams take on GHSA Single A independent school, The Paideia School. In between the two games, we will be honoring the football and athletic training seniors from the fall!

Weekly Athletic Update (Thursday, October 25)

Congratulations to the Volleyball Team!

Both our JV and Varsity volleyball teams concluded their seasons recently and had great experiences. The JV Volleyball team concluded a great season of growth and development. We are excited for the girls to keep growing from their 5 wins this season! Our Varsity team concluded a great season with a run to the GISA AAA State Tournament, winning their first 2 matches, advancing to the Final Four! The girls lost to to the eventual state champions but fought hard the entire time! Congratulation to all the girls who played volleyball this year and thank you to Coach Shock and Coach J for leading these girls during the season.

Irish Cross Country Developing a Winning Tradition

What a season for both of our Middle School and Upper School Cross Country teams! The Varsity Cross Country team is preparing for the GISA State Meet on this Saturday. They are led by 10th grader Sydney Whalen who qualified for the State Meet by placing 7th in Regionals! Our Boys Cross Country team also qualified for the State Meet by placing 3rd as a team. They are led by 8th grader Matthew Lemons, among others. Matthew Lemons was also the GISA State Champion in the MS State Cross Country Meet, and Jonathan Waters placed 2nd in that same meet. Great job Sydney, Matthew, and Jonathan!

Senior Night for Football and Sport Medicine on Friday, October 26th!

Come out and support our 4 Irish Football Seniors, as well as our 3 Sport Medicine Seniors as they participate in their last home football game this Friday! Kickoff is at 4pm on the brand new athletic field and the Senior Night Festivities will begin around 3:45pm. We are so excited for this first group of seniors to be recognized for all you have done for our school community. You are a part of our Irish family forever! We hope to see you out there supporting our seniors and football team!

Mandatory Winter Sports Meeting

On Tuesday, November 6th, there will be a MANDATORY Winter Sports Meeting for all students and parents who are playing NAML, JV, or Varsity sports for the Irish. The meeting will begin at 7pm and will start in the gym. You will then breakout and meet with your respective coaches. The meetings should last around an hour to an hour and half.

Winter Tip Off Dinner

On Thursday, November 8th, we will be hosting a Winter Tip Off Dinner! Anyone is welcome to attend this event that will include addresses from some of winter head coaches, as well as Coach Campbell and a guest speaker. This event also begins at 7pm! RSVP information to follow.

Calling all Middle School Girls!

Any middle school girls interested in playing basketball for the Irish should see Coach J in the gym as soon as possible. We are looking for a few more girls who are interested in learning to play basketball and be a part of a great experience for the Irish!

Do you have spirit and want to support the Irish Athletic Teams?

We are in the beginning stages of forming an upper school cheerleading team, from 8th grade through 12th. If you are interested in helping start the cheerleading program, please see Coach Campbell.

Swimming begins Sunday!

Irish Swimming to begin Sunday! If you are interested in splashing your way onto the swimming team, please see Coach Jenny as soon as possible.

Basketball is underway!

With the fall cold snap, we also have all of our basketball teams underway! CMLA has been practicing for the last few weeks, all of our middle school teams have begun practicing, and our Varsity girls started practicing this week! Next week, we will have all of our teams practicing when the varsity boys take to the practice courts! We look forward to having everyone protecting our home court at "THE GEORGE!"

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Weekly Athletic Update (Wednesday, Oct. 17)

This Friday, October 19th is a big day for Irish Wolfhound Athletics!

Our Girls Volleyball Team (REGION CHAMPS!) begin their quest for a state title on Friday, October 19th at The Heritage School in Newnan by taking on St. George Episcopal School at 10am in their first round game. If they win this game, they go on to the State Quarterfinal Match at 4pm! We are so proud of you girls!


Home Football Game - Friday Afternoon at the Athletic Fields

The Varsity Football team takes on Creekside Christian Academy at 4pm on the brand new athletic fields! Come out and support our football team as they take the field this Friday afternoon!