A Message from the Athletic Director
As we draw down to the end of our spring sports seasons, I am grateful to have this opportunity to say how proud I am of all of our student-athletes.

It's a long spring with so many athletic contests; it's been difficult at times to attend them all. Our region golf, tennis, and track competitions are this week, and we are hosting the golf and tennis tournaments. Our coaches will be very busy not just coaching their respective squads but also playing host for the events. We are hosting Senior Night for our girls and boys soccer teams tonight; both teams had great wins this past Friday. We have an important home region baseball game vs. Pinewood on Tuesday night this week.

This entire week is blotted with athletic events, and that's the way it should be every spring. We were all in isolation at this time last year with no athletics at all. I am so very thankful that our teams are competing, especially our seniors. Win or lose we are competing, and that's so important.

With all this going on in the backdrop of such complicated times, I just wanted to remind everyone that the GISA sportsmanship statement read before our matches and games is also so important for the integrity of the games and for our school:

  • “The GISA encourages and promotes sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial, ethnic, or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the event.”

Because we are required to read this statement before every game or competition, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the significance of its intent. We should embrace the spirit of this policy because, quite simply, it reflects our values as a school and a community that believes in sportsmanship, fairness, civility, and mutual respect. A game is always much more enjoyable when we all encourage sportsmanship, not just with our players and coaches but with spectators as well. We want to beat our opponents on the scoreboard; however, it's always in our collective best interests to show our opponents, officials, and the opponents' fans respect when they visit our campus.

I hope to see you out at one of our contests this week.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
FA Athletics This Week
Monday @ 11:30 AM
Varsity Golf Region Tournament
Brunswick Country Club
Dismissal @ 10:00 AM

Varsity Soccer Senior Night
vs. Bulloch Academy
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Senior Ceremony @ 6:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday @ 9:00 AM
Varsity Tennis Region Tournament
College of Coastal Georgia
Players will miss all day.

Tuesday @ 3:30 PM
Varsity Golf B Team
@ Osprey Cove
Dismissal @ 1:00 PM

Tuesday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ Home
vs. Pinewood

Wednesday @ 9:00 AM
Varsity Track Region Meet
Georgia Southern University
Team members will miss all day.

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
Middle School Golf
@ Savannah Harbor
Dismissal @ 1:30 PM

Wednesday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ Benedictine
Dismissal @ 1:00 PM
Depart @ 1:30 PM

Thursday @ 2:00 PM
Varsity Golf @ Savannah Harbor
vs. Hilton Head Prep
Dismissal @ 11:15 AM
Depart ASAP

Varsity Soccer
@ Bulloch Academy
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM
Dismissal @ 1:00 PM
Depart @ 1:30 PM

Friday @ 4:00 PM + 6:30 PM
Varsity Baseball Doubleheader
@ Bulloch Academy
Dismissal @ 1:00 PM
Depart @ 1:20 PM

Saturday @ Noon
Varsity Girls Soccer
@ Home vs. Robert Toombs

Saturday @ 6:00 PM
Varsity Boys Soccer
@ St. Andrews
Soccer Senior Night - TONIGHT
PPE Night (Grades 4-11) - APRIL 28
All rising 5th through 12th grade students need to have a Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) for each new school year. This is required due to the rigorous activity expected by our physical education, athletic, and field trip programs.
As a school service, the FA Athletic Department and Southeast Georgia Health System conduct on-campus PPE's for current students in grades 4 through 11 during the month of April each year. Once completed, each student will be covered to participate in physical education classes and all athletics for the entire upcoming school year. We are very fortunate to have community volunteers provide this service for a $10 donation to the FA Booster Club, which will be charged to your school account.

PPE Night for the 2021-2022 school year will be held in the gym on April 28, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Parents, if you would like your student to have the exam done at school, please click HERE to print the packet of forms. Parents should complete pages 1-6 and return the entire packet to school. Completed forms can be submitted to Adam Norman, Nurse Pope, or Coach Zimmermann no later than April 19.

We will conduct pre-screening sessions during PE (Grades 4-8) and lunch (Grades 9-11) for students who have submitted their forms between April 12-23. Turning in forms early allows us to do pre-screening (Height and weight, vision screenings, etc.), which helps make the PPE Night run much more smoothly.

If you prefer to have the exam done by your family physician, please click HERE for a form packet. Complete pages 1-6 before taking the entire packet to your doctor and returning it to school when the exam is completed.
Varsity Baseball
April 16 vs. Bulloch Academy: L, 3-4

Go Knights!

Coach Tim Orlosky
Varsity Golf
Thomas Henderson Wins Stratford Invitational, Ties School Record!

The Frederica Academy Varsity Golf team finished in fourth place in the Stratford Invitational Tournament on Monday at the Idle Hour Golf Club in Macon. The Knights shot a 303 total. Prince Avenue Christian School won first place with a 294 total. Rivers Academy placed second with a 297. There were 14 teams playing in the event. Thomas Henderson from Frederica was the low medalist for the event with a 3-under par 67 which ties the school record. Individual Frederica scores were as follows:

Thomas Henderson (67)
Cason Cavalier (76)
Edward Stephens (79)
Ramie Shingler (81)
Travis Cavalier (84)
Parker Jules (90)

Coaches comments:
We had a great outing at Idle Hour which is a beautiful course but very tight and with hard, fast greens. This was a GHSA event which means our 8th grade superstars were ineligible for play, so it was going to be a tall order for our team to win. Thomas Henderson put together one of the best high school rounds I've seen in my 30-year coaching career. He had never seen the golf course before and actually had a rough start, bogeying two of the first three holes he played. But, from there he had 4 birdies and an eagle on a 30-yard pitch which he holed on one of the two par fives and managed to bring it in at 3-under par, an excellent score on such a tough course. It was the only score under par on the day, and only once have I seen a lower score at that tournament. That he had never seen the course before makes that round even more remarkable. Dru Love in 2012 is the only other Frederica player to have ever won that tournament, with Thomas Hogan finishing second in 2018. It is the second tournament Thomas has won this year, along with the Camden Classic at Osprey Cove in the first tournament of the year. The 67 ties a number of players for low score by a Frederica Individual, including Tanner Smith, Park Brady, Jack O'Hara, Sarut Vongchaisit, and Ryan McHugh.

I was also happy to see Cason Cavalier with his game back on track, shooting 76 and overcoming a rough start to hang in there and help the team. Edward Stephens also threw in a good score even though he let a few strokes go late. Overall, it was a good day for us.
Frederica Varsity Golf Team Wins Versus Bulloch

The Frederica Academy Varsity Golf team won a match against Bulloch Academy at the Retreat course. The Knights A team shot 302, the B team shot 336, and Bulloch shot 353. The low medalist of the day was Thomas Henderson with a 73. Individual Frederica scores were as follows:

A Team

Thomas Henderson (73)
Jackson Byrd (76)
Aarnav Nath (76)
Jack Roberts (77)
Roy Boyd (78)  
Travis Cavalier (82)
Cason Cavalier (86)  
Ramie Shingler (86)

B Team

Parker Jules (81)
Edward Stephens (87)
Eli Brickman (95) 
James Cruikshank (98)
Joshua Manning (90)
Blake Holloway (105)

Coach's comments:
I was hoping we would be able to break 300 in our last match at Retreat this year, but the windy conditions proved to be a hindrance to low scores. Still, Thomas Henderson continued his solid play. He was two-under through 10 after holing out for eagle from about 40 yards on the par 5. That's his second consecutive hole out for eagle in the last two outings. He had a few bogeys coming in on the tough backside, but overall that is a good score at Retreat. He's hitting it really well right now and has a lot of confidence. He's turned out to be a great leader for this team. Jackson Byrd had a few wayward drives that hurt him, and Jack Roberts had a cold putter, but even when those guys have bad days they can still score. Arnaav Nath had two good birdies on 16 and 17 to get his round back on track after struggling with his putter early. Roy Boyd was solid too, breaking 80 even though he didn't have his A-game. For the B team, Parker Jules was only 1-over through 9 until she ran into some trouble on the back with a big number on the par 3 12th. She's definitely capable of scoring; she has a great swing. Overall, we've had some good play, but we have yet to put a round together where everyone plays well on the same day. Hopefully, that is coming as we approach region and state.
FA Varsity Golf Team Splits Match with Bulloch and Pinewood

The FA Varsity Golf team was in action against Bulloch and Pinewood at Brazell's Creek Golf Club in Reidsville. The Knights finished with a score of 325, one stroke behind Bulloch Academy who shot 324, and eight ahead of Pinewood who shot 333. The low medalist of the day was Emory Jackson from Bulloch who shot 71. Individual Frederica scores were as follows:

Edward Stephens (73)
Parker Jules (82)
Joshua Manning (83)
Blake Holloway (87)
Eli Brickman (89)
James Cruikshank (96)

Coach's comments:
This was a great chance for some of our athletes who haven't played as much this year to show their abilities on the road against our region competition, and I thought we played well. The highlight was Edward Stephens, who broke his career-low record for Frederica by four shots. He turned at even par with two bogeys and two birdies on the front and held it together on the back for a fantastic day. I had him playing at the one spot for the first time, which puts a lot of pressure on a player, especially since he was playing against two strong players from Bulloch and Pinewood. I'm so proud of the way Edward has worked this year and improved his game. He's a gutty player, a hard worker, and a thinker on the course. He's going to be a big help to this golf team in the next two years. Parker Jules had another good day as well. She's been very consistent in the low 80s all year long. You can count on a solid score from her. And the big hitter, Joshua Manning, continues to show improvement as well. He had a solid round and continues to become more consistent. He is also going to do big things for this team in the next couple of years.

Go Knights!

Coach Tom Willis
Varsity Boys Soccer
Lost 0-3 vs. St. Andrews

Mixed emotions after the final result for this game. On a very positive note, our team competes very hard in every match. Our fight for each other and our competitive approach is fantastic.

Some lessons to learn include: how hard it is to win in good games; every detail needs to be addressed; and and our preparation is vital. We were not prepared for this game. Coming off of spring break without training for 10 days was a big challenge. We also need to respect every minute we have together to improve as a team. Hopefully, we can be better in the future.

Win 3-2 vs. Trinity Christian

Our team continues to show how competitive and how mentally tough we can be when we are focused and united. We went down 0-2 in the first half and fought back to win 3-2 against a very competitive Trinity team. We were better at imposing our style of play on the game. We still need to improve on winning direct balls and covering for each other.

David Garcia scored all three goals for us.

Go Knights!

Coach Tim O'Sullivan
Varsity Girls Soccer
The FA Lady Knights Soccer team won both of its region matches last week, winning 1-0 versus St. Andrews and 4-1 versus Trinity Christian. These were both good performances and results by our girls. We hope to continue our good form when we play Bulloch Academy at home tonight for our senior night tonight. Please come out and support all of our players and especially our seniors.

Go Knights!

Gabe Gabriel
Middle School Baseball
April 13 vs. FPCA: W, 7-2 (Game 1)
April 13 vs. FPCA: L, 3-9 (Game 2)

Go Knights!

Coach Tim Orlosky
Middle School Golf
Well, it didn’t come as easy as our first two matches, but Frederica Academy's Middle School Knights Golf team remains unbeaten, with a narrow victory over Glynn Middle and Savannah Christian. Playing at Bacon Park Golf Club in Savannah, the Knights squeaked out the victory with a final tally of 169, compared to Savannah Christian’s 172, and Glynn Middle School's 216.

Whether it was the inexperience on the course or poor conditions, there’s no question the Knights did not play their best golf. It‘s just one match, but hopefully, the boys reflect on the areas they need to improve on and take the opportunity to work harder during practice. I have no doubt they will.

Sixth-grader Jayden Roberts looked like he was going to continue his solid play, sitting at +1 with just three holes to play. However, playing those last three holes at 5-over let his round slip away from him. Robert Stephens has emerged as the team's number two player, as he continued his steady play, ending his day with a solid round of 42. He wasn’t happy with the round overall, but he struck the ball well and never gave up. I liked his fight to the end.

Frederica’s last two counting scores came from Jacob Katz’s 42 and Thomas Sams’ 44. Thomas started his day with a pulled tee shot that led to a double but bounced back on the very next hole stuffing his tee shot to 4 feet on a par three. From there he gave it right back on the next hole and ended the day with some higher than expected scores on holes. Thomas is a great kid and extremely smart, so I do not doubt that as he experiences more situations on the course that put him in trouble he will learn from these mistakes and you'll see him play smarter and his score will show it also. It's a natural progression. His time is coming.

Jacob Katz's stock continues to rise, as his solid round of 42, has him fighting for the team's number three position. His score was slightly higher from his last match (40), yet he had two birdies. Sitting at 7-over par with 2 holes left, he wanted to finish birdie-birdie. He was able to get his second birdie of the day on his 8th hole but gave it back with a bogey on his last hole. The grit and fight that Jacob had today is something I wish all the players had. He knew he didn't have his best stuff in certain parts of his round, but he stuck to it and found a way to scratch out a round the team needed. That's some good stuff, there.

We can't forget to brag on Cullen Kazimir. Cullen posted his third straight 52 this season. I believe there's a quote that reads, "The key to success is consistency." And, so I believe that bigger successes are in this young man's future on the golf course, especially because we are trying to focus on smaller successes right now. I'm very proud of his efforts.

Go Knights!

Coach Kevin Roberts
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