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by Greg Oshust
June 04, 2014 02:10 PM | 4331 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
North Fulton teams place high in Directors Cup

Blessed Trinity led the way among north Fulton schools with a third-place finish in Class AAA as the final 2013-14 Georgia Athletic Directors Associations Directors Cup standings came out last week.

Fueled by its state championships in baseball, girls’ tennis and girls’ cross country, Blessed Trinity accumulated 1,278.5 points to place behind only first-place St. Pius X (1,441) and runner-up Buford (1,284.5) in the AAA overall standings.

The Titans were also runners-up (705) in the girls’ standings and were third (573.5) in the boys’ standings.

In AAAAAA, Johns Creek finished fifth with 989 points, while Milton (795) was 11th and Roswell (668.5) placed 18th.

Chattahoochee (610) was 22nd, while Centennial (532) was 28th and Alpharetta (485) was 32nd in AAAAAA.

Both Northview and Cambridge achieved top-10 finishes in AAAAA, with Northview (872) finishing fourth and Cambridge (700.5) placing 10th.

Mount Pisgah Christian (639) placed 17th in the Class A standings. Fellowship Christian (353) was 40th, while St. Francis (294) was 46th and King’s Ridge Christian (100) was 70th.

Girls’ lacrosse players named to All-State team

A number of north Fulton lacrosse standouts were selected to the 2014 GA PrepCountry girls’ lacrosse All-State team.

Five Milton players were selected to the Class AAAAAA first team – defenders Lindsey Burton and Morgan Franklin, midfielder/defender Mackenzie Lech, attacker Jessi Masinko and goalie Shahpar Mirza.

Centennial midfielder Becca Davis, Roswell attacker/midfielder Mackenzie Schoen and Chattahoochee attacker/midfielder Katie Trainer were the other local AAAAAA first-team selections.

The Class AAAAA-A first team includes two Cambridge players – midfielder Melissa Birdsell and attacker/midfielder Jill Haight – and Blessed Trinity attacker/midfielder Mary Markwordt.

The AAAAAA second team features three Milton players – midfielder/defender Hannah Davis, midfielders Emma Harden and attacker Brooke Winsness.

Centennial also has three AAAAAA second-team selections – attacker Julia Couch and defenders Kayla Johnson and Anna Teffeteller – while Alpharetta goalie Elaine Bradley, Roswell midfielder Megan Toner and Johns Creek’s defender/midfielder Gabby Goldberg.

Northview has two AAAAA-A second-team selections – defender Kellyn Archambeau and attacker Sophie Kopec. Blessed Trinity defender/attacker Megan Lilly and Cambridge defender/midfielder Kelly Hagerty were also chosen to the AAAAA-A second team.

Two Milton players were AAAAAA honorable mention selections – midfielder/defender Claire Smith and attacker Emily Velez – along with Alpharetta defender Brianna Spinuzzi and Roswell midfielder Jennifer Sanderson.

Three Blessed Trinity players were awarded honorable mention status in AAAAA-A – defender/midfielder Emma Erbem, attacker Payton Fadem and defender Ashleigh Lewis, along with two Northview players – attacker Colleen O’Connell and defender/midfielder Taylor Spuhler – and Cambridge midfielder Virginia Gibson.

Players selected to All-7AAAAA baseball team

Several local baseball standouts were among the players chosen for the All-Region 7AAAAA baseball team. Cambridge infielder Brandon Lawlor and Northview pitcher David Ehman were selected to the first team.

On the second team, Northview had three selections -- infielders Christian Skjoedt, outfielder Jake Brown and utility player Jake Ryan – while Cambridge had two – infielder Tanner Sullivan and pitcher Austin Weiermiller.

Players selected to All-6A baseball team

Several local baseball standouts were among the players on the list for the All-Region 6A baseball team, which was released last Friday. Four players from King’s Ridge Christian’s Class A private school state championship team were first-team selections – shortstop Grayson Byrd, third baseman Adam Moore, right fielder Brandt Stallings and pitcher Austin Higginbotham.

Mount Pisgah Christian Nicky Piccapietra was also a first-team selection. King’s Ridge teammates Connor Burns, Lawson Hill and Adam Moore were selected to the second team, along with Mount Pisgah’s Spencer Shields. St. Francis’ Joey Roche, Fellowship Christian’s Alec Remington, King’s Ridge’s Kyle Brnovich and Mount Pisgah’s Patrick Messinger were among the third-team selections. Receiving honorable mention were Fellowship teammates Austin Webb and Grant Kierpa, Mount Pisgah’s Jacob Greene and St. Francis’ Jonah Huff.

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