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.
Tony Carpio: Basketball-The Citadel
Sydney Hrehor: Tennis-Mississippi State
KJ Kemp: Track-Carson Newman University
Adrian Knuckles: Football-Tusculum University
Gracyn Miller: Volleyball-Emory and Henry College
Chance Thacker: Basketball-Virginia Military Institute
Sam Witt: Basketball-Salisbury University
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
Elijah Williams: Basketball-Illinois State University
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
Providence Christian Academy proudly announces that Sean West is the new Athletic Director.
Coach West spent the past year serving as Providence’s new Director of Sports Performance. He oversaw the development of Storm student-athletes while managing the school’s new “Win Center” for Sports Performance. He also served as an assistant baseball coach.
Before coming to Providence, Coach West spent the past 14 years coaching baseball at several colleges, including Emory, Oglethorpe, UT Dallas, Denison, and San Diego Christian. He also served as the head coach for the Savannah Bananas, where in 2016, they won the Coastal Plain League Championship in their inaugural season. Coach West also represented the Pittsburgh Pirates as an infield coach within their minor league organization. Coach West has a BA in Communication from San Diego Christian and a Masters from Liberty University in Sports Management and Administration.
“We had a lot of quality candidates for this position, but Sean stood out because of his vast experience and the excellent job he did this past year working with our student-athletes,” said Brad Williams, the former Athletic Director who now serves as Providence’s Assistant Head of School for External Affairs. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber lead our athletic department.
“A proud member of the Providence Class of 2002 and a school parent, Coach West knows the mission and culture of our school. He loves the Lord and loves our students. He is committed to cultivating maturity in our student-athletes and leading the coaching staff to maintain a top-tier athletic program.”
The annual Squallys is a night when our student-athletes walked the red carpet and enjoyed an ESPY-like award ceremony - Storm style. This annual event honors our varsity athletes' hard work and achievements, along with some hilarious entertainment.
Here are this year's winners:
Comeback Of The Year - Baseball
Male Breakthrough Athlete - Devin Long
Female Breakthrough Athlete - Callie Chapman
Most Memorable Performance - Addison Van Soelen
Female Rookie Of The Year - Katie Perry
Male Rookie Of The Year - Vincent Maraschiello
Best Upset - Boys Basketball
Record-Breaking Performance - Dre Booker
Outstanding Female Athlete - Sydney Hrehor
Outstanding Male Athlete - Tony Carpio
Coach Of The Year - Kenny Adeshigbin
Team Of The Year - Boys Soccer
Did you miss it? You can watch the entire event online here.
Providence is pleased to announce that Joe Sturdivant is the new Head Coach for Storm Football. He comes to Providence from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, where he coached his team to two back-to-back state championship games and signed five players to Power Five schools.
"Coach Sturdivant is known as a talented leader who is beloved by his players, and his professional and high school experience will continue to elevate our program," said Athletic Director Brad Williams. "Most importantly, his love for God and his desire to develop young men into Christ-like athletes make him an excellent fit for our athletic program."
Before his most recent head coaching position at Rabun Gap Nacooche School, Coach Sturdivant was head coach of the Saarland Hurricanes in the professional German Football League. His team was runner-up in back-to-back years. Over two years, his team amassed a 19-6-1 record and won the GFL2 South Vice Championship. The Hurricanes led the league in total points per game (41.8), total offense (472.9), rushing per game (321), and pass efficiency (235.3).
Coach Sturdivant has also coached successful high school programs at IMG Academy and Trinity Catholic High School in Florida. Fifty-three of the players he coached went on to play in college, 45 went on to Division 1 scholarships, and six played in the NFL.
As head coach at Trinity High School, he led his team to a 3A district championship and the state quarterfinals.
Coach Sturdivant helped start the football program at IMB Academy, serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator alongside head coach and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke. The team ranked 17th in the country with an overall record of 19-2.
Coach Sturdivant, who has a career coaching record of 72-35, is a native of Gwinnett County, where he attended Parkview High School and won five state championships playing two sports. He never lost a high school football game as a player and was named Parkview Athlete of the Year and Gwinnett County Athlete of the Year.
After high school, he played football at Southern Methodist University on a Division 1 scholarship and finished fifth in the nation in tackles.
"I've been building programs all over the world as a head coach. This time I'm looking forward to building a program for the Lord," Coach Sturdivant said. "I'm excited about being in a covenant relationship with a school whose beliefs align with my family. I believe Providence has all the intangibles to have a great football program. Elite leadership at the top of the school, top-notch facilities, incredible teachers and staff, and best of all, a great group of kids already a part of the program."
In addition to coaching, Sturdivant will also serve as the International Student Program Coordinator at Providence, drawing from his experience in admissions and international student programs to continue attracting overseas students to Providence.
He and his wife Virginia have two young children.
Coach Sturdivant follows Jonathan Beverly in helping to build a great football team at Providence. “My goal throughout my career in education has been to allow God to use me to positively impact students and their families. In my career, I've served as a teacher, coach, and administrator and that goal has always remained the same,” Coach Beverly said. “I now believe that for me to make the biggest impact, I must focus all my professional attention on my role as Director of Diversity and School Life and look forward to continuing to serve our students, staff, and families in this position.”
Congratulations to Gracyn Miller, who signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Emory and Henry College in Virginia. Gracyn made Region 5A First Team, Gwinnett County First Team, and All State Honorable Mention. She broke two school records and helped her team break 12 team records this year.
Chance Thacker signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Virginia Military Institute. He made Preseason First-Team All-State and 2020-21 Gwinnett County All-County. He's averaged 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists at Providence.
Congratulations to Tony Carpio, who has signed to play basketball at the Citadel. While playing for the Providence Storm, he has averaged over 16 points and nine rebounds per game and was recently named Pre-Season First Team All-State.
Dre Booker is the Gwinnett Daily Post's Offensive Player of the Week! Dre rushed 26 times for 259 yards and a touchdown in last week's victory over Lakeview Academy. He is also the first player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season.
Congratulations to Katie Perry, who won the Gwinnett Daily Post's Fans Choice Athlete of the Week! Thanks for voting Storm fans. Katie had ten strikeouts in five innings and allowed no earned runs, in addition to her two hits, including a triple, and four RBIs in a win over Tucker. She also struck out 12 in a three-hitter and had two hits against Mount Pisgah, and struck out nine and had two hits, including an RBI triple, against King's Ridge.
When the American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox starts tonight, we will be paying it a little extra special attention. The matchup will pit Providence class of 2005 graduate Collin McHugh of the Rays against class of 2015 graduate Garrett Whitlock of the Red Sox. Both guys will be in the bullpen for their respective teams, so they could make an appearance in any game in the series. Join us in wishing both guys the very best in the series!
Click here to read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
She won! ARae Reeves is the Gwinnett Daily Post Athlete of the Week! Thanks for voting Storm fans. This is the second week in a row that a Providence student has won the poll. ARae went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle, including a leadoff triple in the seventh inning that led to her scoring the game-winning run, in a 6-5 win over Loganville Christian, and also had three hits, two doubles and two RBIs in a 9-6 win over North Cobb Christian. Way to go ARae!
Matthew Miller won the Gwinnett Daily Post Fan's Choice Football Player of the Week! Thanks to all our Storm fans who voted. Matthew had a school-record 14 catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns in last week's game against Athens Academy. Well deserved Matthew!
Bailey Moody (class of '20) and Team USA won a bronze medal at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games! Bailey and her teammates on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team medaled after their 64-51 win over Germany. We are SO proud of you, Bailey!
Click here to read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about her story.
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.
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!
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.
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.