Pace Academy spring sports teams have once again completed a wide range of very successful seasons. From girls’ tennis to boys’ lacrosse, there were impressive seasons all across the board, including many region championships, every team making the state playoffs, and multiple final-four appearances.

Junior members of the team take a group picture after a win. Photo: Alex Trujillo

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams both had very impressive seasons. The boys’ team had an impressive win over Woodward as well as a few ties against Mcintosh and Marist. However, their hopes for their season came up short in a 2-1 loss against Druid Hills in the first round of the State Playoffs. Meanwhile, the girls’ team’s most impressive win from the season also came from Woodward. The girls’ team began the State Playoffs with a matchup against Druid Hills where they won 4-1. The girls’ season would sadly end in the second round against North Oconee.

The baseball team’s season had many ups and downs. The team started off slow as the boys lost five straight, however, strong region play led the boys to a second-place finish in their region. The team would easily win their first-round matchup in the playoffs against Druid Hills, but their season ended in the Sweet Sixteen against North Oconee.

The track and field teams had lots of success at regionals and sent many individuals to compete at both sectionals and the region finals. At regions, the girls’ team placed third while the boys placed fifth. Sectionals are still to come, so wish the Knights good luck.

The boys’ and girls’ tennis teams have by far had the most successful seasons at Pace this year. Both teams had extremely successful regular seasons and carried their momentum into the region championships where they both knocked off Lovett and were crowned region champions. So far in the State Tournament, the teams have easily made their way through the Elite Eight and into the Final Four, where they both play Westminster and hope to capitalize off of their already successful seasons.

The golf teams as well as the gymnastics team have also performed well throughout the season. On the golf side, each team placed fourth in their area, but, Sophomore Jack Mallard will have the opportunity to represent Pace and play in the state tournament. The gymnastics team had two qualifying individuals for the postseason and they hope to bring some hardware back to Pace.

The Lacrosse teams both have had successful seasons and are through their Sweet Sixteen matchups. The girls’ had extremely impressive wins over Westminister, Lovett and Fellowship Christian. They are set to face Columbus High School on May 3rd. The boys’ team had an impressive win over Kings Ridge and played close games against both Lovett and Westminister. The Knights will face Westminister again in the Elite Eight also on May 3rd.

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