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Second Semester Pace Athletes Excel on the Court and Field

The boys soccer team pauses for a photo after defeating Riverside Military Academy 4-0 to advance to the GHSA Final Four.
Photo: Elizabeth Hawn

It has been a notable second semester as Pace athletes bring home medals and titles in sports across the board. Some of the successes are noted below:

Harrison Moncino: First team All-State for Diving
Grace Ferry: Third team All-State for Swimming
Owen Moncino: Honorable Mention All-State for Diving

Boy’s Varsity Basketball: Region 6AA Champions, Elite Eight in state championship tournament

Wendell Carter: Georgia AA Basketball Player of the Year; first team All-Region and All-State; 2015-2016 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team

Elijah Holifield: Named the #2 overall basketball player of the Region; first team All-Region

Zack Kaminsky and Caleb Holifield: Honorable Mention for All-Region basketball team.

Jack Walsh: Finished third in A-AAAAA state wrestling meet

Frank Houser: 33 regular season wins (Pace freshman record)

Julia Beck: Placed fifth in the Girls Golf Region 6AA tournament

Boys Tennis: GHSA Class AA State Finalists; Region 6AA Champions

Boys Soccer: GHSA Class AA State Final Four

Varsity Track and Field: Eight athletes qualified to compete in the state championship meets, May 7-9 for girls and May 14-15 for boys:
Jack Douglass – 3200 meters
Michael Easley – Long jump
Lauren Hadley – Long jump and 300 hurdles
Max Irvine – 1600 meters
Ibum Obu – Shot put
Julia Ross – 800 meters
Girls 4 X 400 team – Julia Ross, Lauren Hadley, Molly Marks and Sophie Blasberg

The Class of 2015 has 12 students playing sports in college:
Josh Blank: Soccer at Elon University
Trevor Cefalu: Football at University of Pennsylvania
Caroline Denny: Rowing at Trinity College
Lane Dikeman: Softball at Middlebury College
Hannah Ferry: Basketball at Emory University
Lauren Hadley: Softball at Bucknell University
Elijah Holifield: Basketball at St. John’s University
Kevin Johnson: Football at University of Richmond
Harrison Moncino: Diving at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Blake Murphy: Fencing at University of Notre Dame
Olivia O’Connell: Basketball at Sewanee: The University of the
Jack Spencer: Football at Sewanee: The University of the South