With Providence students participating in many types of sporting events, we’d like to share an overview of how we help your child go from PE to signing up for college sports and maybe even farther with our excellent athletic program! Contact us for more information.
Shawn Combs: Soccer-Trinity Baptist College
Riley Cook: Baseball-Emmanuel college
Ayden Drake: Track and Field-Samford University
Skyler Jordan: Football-Alcorn State University
Jamie McDonnough: Basketball-Gwynedd Mercy University
Myra Newhouse: Soccer-Toccoa Falls College
Alaina Emminger: Volleyball-Emmanuel College
Hannah Nolan: Softball-Georgia Southwestern University
Leila Moss: Soccer-LaGrange College.
Audrey Scoggins: Girls Soccer-Mars Hill University
Hunter Giella: Football-Florida Tech
Keegan Tranum: Baseball-Emmanuel College
Simon Graf: Baseball-The Citadel
Cole Tillotson: Baseball-Young Harris
Luke Matthews: Baseball-Presbyterian College
Liberty Schultz: Softball-Francis Marion University
Mary Beth Kindig: Girls Basketball-Trinity University
David Sloane: Football-Berry College
Roosevelt Trammell: Track-Columbus State University
Connor Allen: Baseball-LaGrange College
Emily Barnett: Softball-Samford University
Kendall Adams: Football-Samford University
Raleigh Bentz: Swimming-LSU
Anna Huntington: Cross Country and Track-Samford University
Caleb Carter: Track-Samford University
Ben Ellison: Football-Reinhardt University
Jeremy Hardnett: Football-Maryville College
Carey Spratlin: Baseball-Garner Webb
Emily Swanigan: Cross Country and Track-Presbyterian College
Jackson Winskie: Baseball-Young Harris
Garrett Whitlock: Baseball-University of Alabama Birmingham
Anna Bougas: Girls Soccer-UGA
Duncan Gotfredson: Cross Country-Presbyterian
Evangeline Crist: Girls Tennis-Liberty University
Alex Schlesener: Girls Tennis-Converse College
Luke Henderson: Baseball-Southern Union
Justin Brew: Baseball-Southern Wesleyan University
Jillian Farhay: Competition Cheer-Young Harris
Candler Martin: Track-Furman
Erich Stahl: Baseball-Young Harris
Jesse Kowalewicz: Softball-Georgia Tech
Tyler Brown: Baseball-Reinhardt College
Codiann Amis: Volleyball-North Greenville College
D’ana Kester: Volleyball-Georgia State
Austin Smith: Baseball-Tusculum College
Brooke Kelly: Girls Soccer-Gardner Webb University
Austin Loyd: Baseball-Belmont University
Christin Stewart: Baseball-University of Tennessee
Trystein Charles: Gymnastics-Lindenwood University
Kylie Kleinschmidt: Softball-Georgia Tech
Alan Skinner: Baseball-Columbus State
Nick Stidham: Baseball-Berry College
Glen Williamson: Baseball-Augusta State
Emily Bougas: Girls Soccer-Wofford College
Mookie DeMoss: Golf-Mercer University
Kevin Dodson: Baseball-Augusta State
Tori Lopez: Girls Soccer-Presbyterian College
Michelle Shealy: Gymnastics-Iowa State
Caleb Weir: Swimming-Indian River State College
Rachel Reiswig: Softball-Faulkner
Aaron Epp: Baseball-Berry College
Casey Gray: Baseball-Berry College
Liz Learst: Girls Soccer-Cedarville University
Jonny Mercado: Soccer-Presbyterian College
Philip Tuttle: Baseball-Wheaton College
Chris Wages: Baseball-Kennesaw State University
Heather Heusel: Tennis-Presbyterian College
Brittany Elington: Softball-Andrew College
David Frazier:Baseball-North Greenville College
Jesse Meier: Baseball-Birmingham Southern
J.D. Pullen: Baseball-Columbus State
Jon Walker: Baseball-Birmingham Southern
Jordan Gotfredson: Girls Soccer-Samford University
Sarah Jordan: Girls Soccer-Clemson University
Bekah Moye: Girls Soccer-Liberty University
Erin O’Rourke: Girls Soccer-Armstrong State
Ben Lolies: Swimming-Dartmouth
Durk Stanton: Basketball-Washington & Lee University
Jonathan Hull: Soccer-Virginia military Institute
Philip Pendergrass: Baseball-Toccoa Falls
Stephen Ramsey: Baseball-Toccoa Falls
Andy Vess: Track-Wofford College
Daniel Averso: Track-University of Georgia
Joe Hammond: Baseball-Presbyterian College
Michael Webb: Baseball-Covenant College
Lizzy Hammersley: Girls Soccer-Auburn University
Leah Terry: Girls Soccer-Lee University
Rebecca Lightfoot: Basketball-Liberty University
Braden Langley: Baseball-Toccoa Falls
Collin McHugh: Baseball-Berry College/NY Mets AA
Chris Waites: Baseball-Augusta State
Nicole Gray: Girls Soccer-Shorter University
Elizabeth Franklin: Girls Soccer-North Georgia
Julie Newman: Girls Soccer-Georgia College and State University
Lindsey Puckett: Gymnastics-Auburn University
Cheryl Lavarnway: Softball-Faulkner
Russ Pullen: Baseball-Toccoa Falls
Zach Landis: Swimming-West Point
Megan Campbell: Swimming-Georgia Tech
Stephen Nash: Tennis-University of Illinois
Ryan Hutchinson: Swimming-Darton College
Rachel Myco: Swimming-University of Georgia
Will Cantrell: Basketball-GCSU
Sharian Garner: Softball-Columbus State
Isaac Heath: Soccer-Wheaton
Elizabeth Hyman: Softball-Georgia Perimeter
Sean West: Baseball-Palm Beach Atlantic
Jill Bennett: Girls Soccer-Lander University
Lindsey Duncan: Girls Soccer-UNC Charlotte
Candice Glover: Softball-NGCSU
Matt Neet: Baseball-Erskine College
Courtney Puckett: Gymnastics-Auburn
Sarah Steinman: Girls Soccer-Auburn
Chris Clark: Baseball-University of Georgia
Adam Cantrell: Baseball-Presbyterian College
Jason Hodges: Baseball-King College
1998-Eric Hunter and Holly Reahm
1999-Cliff Robinson and Melissa Meadows
2000-Daniel Harper and Lisa Sankar
2001-Joseph Dickerson and Abigail Snead
2002-Isaac Heath, Drew Landis and Michelle Unsicker
2003-Ryan Harrison and Catherine Hydrick
2004-Austin Walker and Mandy Morris
2005-Stephen Hartley, Kristopher Ward and Rebecca Lightfoot
2006-Andrew McQuaig and Carli West
2007-Andy Vess and Mary Katherine Franklin
2008-Jesse Meier and Cassie Flowers
2009-Elias Crist and Liz Learst
2010-Eric Mills and Mallory McQuaig
2011-Brent Hansen and Kylie Kleinschmidt
2012-Christin Stewart and Erika Gotfredson
2013-Charlie Scott and Jessie Kowalewicz
2014-Austin Gilbert and Mackenzie Tuttle
2015-Duncan Gotfredson and Carly Dubay
2016-Sammy Clough and Emily Swanigan
2017-Jake Mattix and Emily Barnett
2018-Mitchell Miller and Liberty Schultz
2019-Joshua Jones and Allison Weisgerber
2020-Jordan Van den berg and Alaina Emminger
2021-Skyler Jordan and Ayden Drake
12,500 Sq. Ft Sports Performance Center Opens at Providence
Providence's new sports performance facility known as the WIN Center has been a huge hit with students and staff. Check out today's article in the Gwinnett Daily Post and scroll through the pictures to get a look at the 12,500-square foot facility.
To quote Athletic Director Brad Williams, "Our teams are just loving it. The amount of kids putting in work now just because they love going there is great to see. We really wanted the kids to focus on how they can be better versions of themselves, getting bigger, stronger, and faster."
The WIN Center is the result of the generosity and prayers of numerous folks in our school community. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a reality! #GoStorm
Our 2020-21 varsity volleyball team has won the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the fifth year in a row! These players maintained an average 3.69 GPA last season. The Storm is one of only 13 schools statewide. Go Storm!
The AVCA gives out this award to any high school or collegiate team with a combined average GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Storm Athletics is excited to welcome back Chris Luke as our new head varsity girls basketball coach! Coach Luke brings with her 30 years of coaching experience at every level. Her most recent role was as the JV head coach and Varsity assistant at Hebron, where they won the 1A State Championship this past year. She coached at Providence from 1997 to 2002. In three years as varsity coach, she had two Sweet 16 appearances.
The varsity football team won the Chick-fil-A/FCA invitational 7on7 tournament. The Storm had a perfect 7-0 record, defeating Loganville High School, a 5a public school, in the championship game. Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post here.
Jordan van den Berg ('20) was a record-breaking linebacker for the Storm. He's now committed to play for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Read more from Sports Illustrated here and the Gwinnett Daily Post here.
We're celebrating TWO state champions! Ayden Drake is the Girls A-Private State Champion in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles! Ayden is also the High Point Total Champion and placed 3rd in the 300 meter dash. Elijah Williams is the Boys A-Private State Champion in the long jump and ranked 2nd in the triple jump!
The girls team also won third in the state! Sydney Flood won 5th in the discus and 4th in the shot put. Ellison Chadwick won 2nd in the long jump, 4th in the 100 meter, and 3rd in the 200 meter. Along with Ayden's points, these athletes lifted the team to their third-place win in the entire state.
Colin O'Leary won 4th in the 400 meter, and Devin Long won 6th in the triple jump. These are outstanding accomplishments for all these athletes. Way to go, everyone!
Here's a glimpse of our first annual Squallys event, held on Friday, May 14th! It was a fun-filled evening to honor the achievements of our student-athletes. A version of the ESPN Espys, Providence style, it was a night to remember.
Did you miss it? You can watch the entire event online here.
Here's a list of our winners:
Comeback Of The Year — Boys Soccer
Male Breakthrough Athlete — Tony Carpio
Female Breakthrough Athlete — Ryan Jeremiah
Most Memorable Performance — Elijah Williams
Female Rookie Of The Year — Ellison Chadwick
Male Rookie Of The Year — Caleb Lee
Best Upset — Baseball
Record-Breaking Performance — Skyler Jordan
Outstanding Female Athlete — Ayden Drake
Outstanding Male Athlete — Chance Thacker
Coach Of The Year — Joey Thacker
Team Of The Year — Boys Soccer
Providence senior Ayden Drake signed to continue her track and field career at Division I Samford University. Ayden has seven school records in track and field (300mh, 400m, 400mh, 800m, 4x100m, 4x800m, SMR). She is currently 3rd in the entire state in the 300 meter hurdles and first in Single A Private in the 300mh and the 400m.
Congratulations to Skyler Jordan, who signed to continue his football career at Alcorn State University. Skyler is the first Division 1 signee in Storm football history. He holds the school record for career and single-season touchdown receptions and career and single-season receiving yards.
Best tennis player in Gwinnett not on my team: Bella Tucker
Favorite playing surface: Asphalt
Song that gets me ready for a match: Any song in the genre of pop gets me pretty excited to play
Favorite teacher: I’m honored to be taught by each teacher at Providence, no favorite!
Favorite restaurant: I love Agavero, great Mexican food!
♦ Went 16-1 as a sophomore
♦ Also a key starter on the Storm’s basketball team
Coach Anne Crist’s take: “Madeline is the quintessential athlete: focused, mentally tough and highly disciplined. She is a joy to all her coaches, coming to tennis after basketball playoffs, ready to jump into another tennis season. She lost only one match in her sophomore and junior years, playing mostly at the No. 2 spot. But in addition to her athletic prowess, she is kind, exemplifies great character and is respected by teammates and coaches alike. We will be sorry to see her go, but she will be leaving a great legacy at Providence for others to emulate.”
Our Middle School Competition Cheer Team won first place in the Sapphire division (Level 1) and overall Grand Champion of the FCC National Christian Cheerleading Championship Competition. The competition is a 3-day event held in Orlando, Florida over New Years. Our Elementary School Competition Team took 5th place overall. They competed against 15 other teams to claim the title.
Naomi Woodley, 5th grader, was the National Tumble Champion
Autumn Reece, 2nd grader, was the National Jump Champion.
Our Head Coach, Kimberly Huff was a top 3 finalist for FCC Coach of the Year.
Our middle school girls had a total of 5 competitions this year, and they won every single one so they had a perfect, undefeated season.
Skyler Jordan won the Fan's Choice Football Player of the Week! Thanks to everyone who voted. Skyler had nine catches for 216 yards and four touchdowns in last week's game against Athens Christian. Read more here.
The Gwinnett Daily Post features the Storm's new head football coach, Jonathan Beverly. In this installment of “Getting to Know,” staff correspondent Jack Leo talks with Beverly about his move to Georgia, his favorite new restaurant, and more.
Jordan van den Berg who is continuing his football career at Iowa Western. He earned many accolades for his performance this season including being named the Region 8-A defensive player of the year and making the AJC all-state team.
Providence senior Bailey Moody has been chosen as one of 12 athletes selected to the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team. Bailey is the only high school student and the youngest player on Team USA. She will compete in the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in August as they defend their title from the Rio 2016 Games. Click here to read more.
Maymie deMayo is the Gwinnett Daily Post's Fan's Choice Winter Athlete of the Week. Maymie is sophomore member of the varsity girls basketball team. She was selected for the poll after the team's win over Strong Rock where she had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
According to Coach Kindig, “Maymie is an incredible young woman. There are plenty of things she brings on the court, but the person that she is and the way that she plays is where her impact is truly felt. She is a culture-driver for our team and is a captain as a 10th-grader. That speaks to the way that she leads by example and the tone she sets by the effort with which she plays. She has been coming into the gym multiple times a week all season at 6:30 a.m. to get extra shots up. Quite honestly, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a player dedicate herself to her game, our team and our program the way Maymie has these last few months. She is one of our most coachable kids and the type of player that makes coaching fun.”
Thanks to everyone who voted. And congratulations Maymie!
Jordan van den Berg was named the region 8-A Defensive Player of the Year.
JJ led the region in total tackles with 157, which was good for the second-highest total in Gwinnett County.
Several other Storm football players received recognition as well.
Evan O'Leary made the first-team offense, and Chason Dickens made the first-team defense. Zach Douglas, Skyler Jordan, and Casey Luck made the second-team offense, while Sam Johnson and Griffin Pressley made the second-team defense.
Providence Christian won the Silver Division title of the Gwinnett County Volleyball Championships at Parkview on Saturday.
The Storm (26-14) defeated Grayson in the championship match 25-20, 25-19, following earlier wins over Collins Hill (25-14, 25-16) and Mountain View (25-19, 30-28).
Alaina Emminger had 38 kills and 11 digs, upping her career kills total past the 1,000 mark, a first for a Providence player. The Storm also got 13 aces from Taylor Lewis and 12 digs and 38 assists from Lauren Yost.