Athletics Program

Mount de Sales Academy has a long history of fielding competitive teams and winning state championships. Our athletic program is student-centered, and we encourage our athletes to participate in a variety of sports. Our coaching staff develops committed athletes and inspires young men and women to become outstanding citizens with knowledge, character, and discipline. While we strive to win each athletic contest, the positive impact on the lives of our students is far more important than the final score of a game.

Mount de Sales competes in the Georgia High School Association, Class A. Last year our softball team won the state championship for Class A Private Fast Pitch. Our football team was undefeated and region champions, and our wrestling team won the region duals championship for the third year in a row. Keith Hatcher was named the region coach and the region AD of the year while Katherine Smith and Danielle Adams were named softball coach and assistant of the year by the Georgia Dugout Club. It’s great to be a Cavalier!

Stephen Beaty

Athletics

Middle School Girls Soccer Assistant Coach

stephen.beaty@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Spanish II, Honors Spanish IV, AP Spanish
  • Coaching: Middle School Girls Soccer Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in political science, Georgia College and State University; M.Ed. in secondary education and Spanish, Georgia College and State University; ESOL certification; GACE certified in Spanish K-12 grades; AP Certified
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: family, soccer, movies, outdoor activities
  • Fun Fact: I have been a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ecuador since birth.

Adrian Bentley

Athletics

Varsity Football Assistant Coach


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  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach

Kristy Bolan

Athletics

Varsity Swimming Head Coach


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  • Coaching: Varsity Swimming Head Coach

Chris Bunce

Athletics

Middle School Baseball Assistant Coach


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  • Coaching: Middle School Baseball Assistant Coach

Kelly Buscher

Athletics

Varsity and JV Volleyball Head Coach

kelly.buscher@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Volleyball Head Coach, JV Volleyball Head Coach

Craig Carroll

Athletics

Middle School Softball Assistant Coach


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  • Coaching: Middle School Softball Assistant Coach

Josh Carson

Athletics

Middle School Golf Head Coach

josh.carson@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Middle School Golf Coach

Reeves Coates ('96)

Athletics

Cross Country Head Coach Middle School Boys Soccer Head Coach

reeves.coates@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Theology 1, World Religions, 7th Grade Religion
  • Coaching: Cross Country Head Coach, Middle School Boys Soccer Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in education, University of Georgia
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: referee soccer games from the youth ages to the college level
  • Fun Fact: When I was younger, I lived in the Philippines and hiked a portion of the Bataan Death March that American G.I.s marched during World War II.

Mary Pat Dadisman

Athletics

Swimming Head Coach

mpdadisman@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Senior Transition Experience Program (S.T.E.P.), Diploma Endorsement Leadership Seminar
  • Coaching: Swimming Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S., University of Louisville; M.Ed. in educational leadership, Georgia College and State University; Lean Green Certification (Six Sigma)
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: watching the Atlanta Braves, hiking, and mountain biking
  • Fun Fact: I ran the Youth Sports and Activities Division for a large YMCA before becoming a teacher.

Krista Dillard ('90)

Athletics

Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach Junior Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach

krista.dillard@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleading Heach Coach

Mike Dubuc

Athletics

Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach


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Kenny Elliott

Athletics

Varsity Track Assistant Coach Varsity Football Assistant Coach Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach

kenny.elliott@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Middle School P.E.
  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, Varsity Track Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in sports and fitness, Brewton Parker College
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: working out, reading, traveling and spending time with family
  • Fun Fact: I am a major gym rat!

Kenny Epps ('04)

Athletics

Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

kenny.epps@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: U.S. Government, AP U.S. History, Economics, African American Studies
  • Coaching: Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in business administration, Georgia Southern University; M.Ed. in teaching and learning, Liberty University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing and watching sports, spending time with my family, and writing
  • Fun Fact: I have 4 names.

Kimberly Epps ('02)

Athletics

Cheerleading Assistant Coach

kimberly.epps@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Cheerleading Assistant Coach

Tamara Epps

Athletics

Middle School Softball Head Coach Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach Middle School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach


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  • Coaching: Middle School Softball Head Coach, Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach, Middle School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

Tee Epps

Athletics

Middle School Softball Coach


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  • Coaching: Middle School Softball Coach

Todd Freeman ('93)

Athletics

Associate Athletic Director - Director of Transportation and Team Travel Director of Student Discipline & Transportation Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach Varsity Softball Assistant Coach

todd.freeman@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Physics, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Coaching: Associate Athletic Director – Director of Transportation and Team Travel, Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach, Varsity Softball Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in biology, Georgia Southern University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: spending time with my family
  • Fun Fact: I am an Eagle Scout.

Jared Gaum

Athletics

Cross Country Assistant Coach Track Assistant Coach

jared.gaum@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, AP Latin
  • Coaching: Cross Country Assistant Coach, Track Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in anthropology and classical studies, University of Florida; M.A. in classical studies, Texas Tech University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: play video games, watch television, read, hike, go to the beach
  • Fun Fact: I used to play Quidditch in college.

Gabe Germann

Athletics

Director of Campus Ministry Baseball Announcer Volleyball Announcer

gabe.germann@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Social Justice
  • Coaching: Baseball and Volleyball P.A. Announcer
  • Credentials: B.A. in English, Augusta College; M.A. in theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University; Ph.D. in theology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing basketball, canoeing and kayaking, crossword puzzles, board games, bird-watching, trying to keep up with my kids
  • Fun Fact: I finished 3rd in the MATHCOUNTS competition in middle school.

Caroline Gilbert

Athletics

Varsity Softball Assistant Coach


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Coaching: Varsity Softball Assistant Coach

Gary Graham

Athletics

Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach


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Pete Green

Athletics

Middle School Boys Basketball Head Coach

pete.green@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Middle School Boys Basketball Head Coach

Keith Hatcher ('96)

Athletics

Athletic Director Football Head Coach

keith.hatcher@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Athletic Director, Personal Fitness, Fitness and Conditioning
  • Coaching: Varsity Football Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in business administration, Mars Hill College; B.S. in sports management, Mars Hill College
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: spending time with my children, travelling with my wife, and playing golf
  • Fun Fact: Before coaching college football for 11 years, I was in the investment business for four years studying to take the Series 7 so I could trade stock with the ultimate goal of becoming a Certified Financial Planner.

Trienel Hickman

Athletics

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach

trienel.hickman@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach

John Hintermaier

Athletics

Boys and Girls Lacrosse Head Coordinator Volleyball Head Coach

john.hintermaier@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: AP World History, Holocaust Studies, College World Civilization, AP European History
  • Coaching: Boys and Girls Lacrosse Head Coordinator, Volleyball Head Coach, Upper School Academic Team Coach
  • Credentials: B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Princeton University; Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Education Workshop; Holocaust and Human Behavior Course, Facing History and Ourselves; U.S. Lacrosse Level 3 Coaching Certification; Science and Religion Workshop, Notre Dame University; AP Certified
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: stringing lacrosse sticks, hiking, reading, and exercising
  • Fun Fact: I like cats.

Adrienne Hixon

Athletics

Assistant Athletic Director Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach Varsity Boys Tennis Head Coach Varsity Girls Tennis Head Coach

adrienne.hixon@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Personal Fitness, Health
  • Coaching: Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach, Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in exercise science, Georgia Southwestern State University; M.S. in kinesiology, Georgia Southern University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing golf and spending time at my family’s farm and cabin in south Georgia
  • Fun Fact: I played basketball in college for Georgia Southwestern State University.

Erika Houser

Athletics

Volleyball Assistant Coach


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Duane Hunter

Athletics

Varsity Football Assistant Coach Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

duane.hunter@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: AP Psychology, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics
  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.Ed. in social sciences education, University of Georgia; AP certified in Psychology, Government/Politics, Macroeconomics
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: golfing, tennis, hunting, fishing
  • Fun Fact: Both of my children graduated from Mount de Sales.

Kyle James

Athletics

Middle School Cheerleading Head Coach


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Laura C. Johnson

Athletics

laura.johnson@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Cheerleading Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.A., Emory University; M.Ed., Georgia State University; Certificate in School Guidance Counseling; Certificate of Advanced Nonprofit Fundraising, Nonprofit University; Leadership Macon Class of 1999
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, reading, and volunteering
  • Fun Fact: I like to write poetry.

Amanda Livingston

Athletics

Varsity Swimming

amanda.livingston@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Swimming Coordinator
  • Credentials: B.S. in business administration, East Carolina University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing pickleball, traveling, reading, movies, graphic design, watching the Tar Heels, and spending time with my family
  • Fun Fact: I am hopelessly addicted to Turner Classic Movies.

Debbie McMahon

Athletics

Middle School Cross Country Girls Weight Room Strength Coach

debbie.mcmahon@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Middle School Cross Country

Thom Mead

Athletics

Football Announcer Softball Announcer Lacrosse Announcer Basketball Announcer


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Michael Muth

Athletics

Boys Lacrosse Head Coach

michael.muth@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: English II
  • Coaching: Boys Lacrosse Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in philosophy, The University of the South; Ph.D. in philosophy, Duke University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: ballroom dance; hiking
  • Fun Fact: I research and present papers on C. S. Lewis, medieval philosophy, and postmodern thought—just because I find all this stuff fun!

Jeff Nebel

Athletics

Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach

jeff.nebel@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach

Robert Ochieng ('11)

Athletics

Cross Country Assistant Coach Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach

robert.ochieng@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: 8th Grade Theology, 8th Grade American History
  • Coaching: Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach, Cross Country Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in business administration, Shorter University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing soccer, playing chess, roller skating
  • Fun Fact: My dream at one point was to become a professional soccer player. I tried out for the Kenyan national soccer team but became ill with black water fever malaria. After recovering, I started coaching middle school soccer before returning to MDS as a teacher and coach.

Carl Perazzola

Athletics

Middle School Football Assistant Coach


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  • Coaching: Middle School Football Assistant Coach

Bubba Pool ('92)

Athletics

Varsity Baseball Head Coach Varsity Football Assistant Coach

bubba.pool@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Varsity Baseball Head Coach
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: hunting and watching college football
  • Fun Fact: Before coaching, I owned an industrial supply business for 15 years.

Michael Purcell

Athletics

Varsity Boys Soccer Assistant Coach


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Zach Robinson

Athletics

Varsity Girls Soccer Assistant Coach


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  • Coaching: Varsity Girls Soccer Assistant Coach

John Rogers

Athletics

Varsity Football Assistant Coach Boys Weight Room Strength Coach

john.rogers@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: U.S. History, World History
  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Strength Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in geography and history, minor in anthropology, East Tennessee State University; M.S. in sports administration and management, Liberty University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: spending time with family, camping, swimming, eating, playing sports,
  • Fun Fact: I was a college football coach before becoming a teacher. On one team’s defense, we had seven young men make it to the NFL.

Reg Rogers

Athletics

Varsity Golf Head Coach

reg.rogers@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: 7th Grade History, 7th Grade Language Arts
  • Coaching: Varsity Golf Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.B.A in business administration, Mercer University; B.A. in history, Mercer University; M.A.T. in teaching, Georgia College and State University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: reading, gardening, golf, and fishing
  • Fun Fact: I was a commodities trader before becoming a teacher.

Jay Sanders

Athletics

Varsity Football Assistant Coach

jay.sanders@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach

Austin Schaekel

Athletics

Middle School Wrestling Head Coach Varsity Wrestling Head Coach


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  • Courses: Digital Technology Essentials, Computer Assisted Design
  • Coaching: Varsity Wrestling Head Coach, Middle School Wrestling Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in information science technology, Mercer University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: being outdoors, hiking, fishing, learning new technologies
  • Fun Fact: I was a member of the final class of wrestlers at Mercer University.

Shannon Sheheane

Athletics

Middle School Baseball Head Coach


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  • Coaching: Middle School Baseball Head Coach

Robert Slocum ('74)

Athletics

Emeritus Athletic Director Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach Middle School Football Head Coach

robert.slocum@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Middle School Football Head Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in health, recreation and physical education, Savannah State University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: gardening, hunting and fishing
  • Fun Fact: In addition to being a graduate of Mount de Sales Academy, I have two brothers, two sisters, and two children who graduated from Mount de Sales.

Amanda Smith

Athletics

Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Assistant Coach

amanda.smith@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.W. in social work, University of Georgia; M.S.W. in social work, University of Georgia; Clinical License, State of Georgia
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: biking, water skiing, yoga, reading, going to concerts
  • Fun Fact: I was on the ski team at Callaway Gardens during summers in college.

Katherine Smith ('92)

Athletics

Varsity Softball Head Coach Middle School Girls Basketball Head Coach

katherine.smith@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: 6th Grade Religion, 7th Grade Religion, 7th Grade Language Arts
  • Coaching: Varsity Softball Head Coach, Middle School Girls Basketball Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.Ed. in English education, University of Georgia; M.Ed in middle grades math and science, Georgia College and State University; Specialist in Technology Management and Administration, Nova Southeastern University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: exercising, coaching recreational softball and basketball
  • Fun Fact: I am a third generation graduate of Mount de Sales Academy, and my husband and I currently have two children attending MDS.

Hugh Sosebee

Athletics

Sporting Clays Assistant Coach

hugh.sosebee@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Sporting Clays Assistant Coach

Linda Sosebee

Athletics

Sporting Clays Assistant Coach

linda.sosebee@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Sporting Clays Assistant Coach

Pat Wallace

Athletics

Director of Facilities Sporting Clays Head Coach

pat.wallace@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Sporting Clays Head Coach, C-team Golf
  • Credentials: Applied Manufacturing Technology, Central Georgia Technical; AHERA Asbestos Management Training; NRA Level 1 Shotgun Instructor
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: tournament bass fishing and yard work
  • Fun Fact: I was a rescue diver for Georgia Kaolin, and I was part of their emergency response team.

Michael Walton

Athletics

Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach Boys Weight Room Strength Coach Varsity Football Assistant Coach

michael.walton@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Strength Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

Amanda Windon

Athletics

Athletic Trainer

amanda.windon@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Athletic Trainer
  • Credentials: Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Georgia College & State University; Licensed by the State of Georgia as an Athletic Trainer; Certified by National Board of Education as an Athletic Trainer.
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: shopping, going to Macon Mayhem ice hockey games, being around family and friends.
  • Fun Fact: Ice Hockey is my favorite sport and I am the proud aunt of 2 sets of twins, all from my older sister.

Gray Yates

Athletics

Varsity Football Assistant Coach Associate Athletic Director - Athletic Compliance Boys and Girls Track Head Coach

gray.yates@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Biology, Geology, Astronomy
  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Boys and Girls Track Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.in kinesiology, Harding University; M.S.E. in biology, Harding University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: Hanging out with my wife and dog, good food and good music
  • Fun Fact: I am a massive Harry Potter fan.

Through a partnership with Piedmont Orthopaedics, we provide our teams with a full-time, certified athletic trainer. Amanda Windon is present for games and select practices. She is available to evaluate, treat, and assist student-athletes with rehabilitation at our training room at Cavalier Fields and by appointment at the main campus. Mount de Sales’ athletes may also be evaluated for injuries at Piedmont Orthopaedics (4660 Riverside Drive) from 9 a.m. until 12 noon during the week.

Contact Amanda Windon

Baseball
1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1980
Basketball, Boys
1992 (GISA), 1993 (GISA), 1998 (GISA)
Basketball, Girls
1994 (GISA)
Cross Country, Boys
2009 (GISA), 2010 (GISA), 2011 (GISA), 2012 (GISA)
Cross Country, Girls
2007 (GISA), 2013 (GISA)
Football
1970, 1971, 1973, 1996 (GISA)
Soccer, Boys
1991 (GISA), 1993 (GISA), 2002 (GISA), 2003 (GISA), 2005 (GISA), 2007 (GISA), 2011 (GISA)
Soccer, Girls
2008 (GISA)
Swimming, Boys
1999 (GISA), 2000 (GISA), 2001 (GISA), 2002 (GISA)
Swimming, Girls
2000 (GISA), 2001 (GISA), 2002 (GISA), 2003 (GISA), 2004 (GISA), 2005 (GISA), 2006 (GISA), 2007 (GISA), 2010 (GISA), 2011 (GISA), 2012 (GISA), 2013 (GISA), 2014 (GISA)
Softball
1985 (SEAIS), 1995 (GISA), 2019 (GHSA)
Track, Boys
1985 (SEAIS)

Mount de Sales recognizes the accomplishments of our student-athletes who have transitioned into collegiate level sports. Below are Cavaliers from recent years who are playing on college teams.

Class of 2020

  • Ethan Aler – Point University (Soccer)
  • Sarah Breitenbach – Georgia Tech (Dance)
  • Kobe Butts – Alcorn State University (Baseball)
  • Josiah Cotton – Samford University (Football)
  • Rossman Diaz – Andrew College (Baseball)
  • Elena Hintermaier – Birmingham Southern (Lacrosse)
  • Ayanna Hoskins – Wesleyan College (Volleyball)
  • Clark Kelly – Berry College (Track)
  • Payton Lautzenheiser, Midway University (Equestrian)
  • TyLese Rouse – Kennesaw State University (Dance)
  • Kobe Sewell – Savannah State (Basketball)
  • Dexter Williams – Indiana University (Football)

Class of 2019

  • Jack Lipson (2017 Graduate), Appalachian State (Baseball)
  • Kirsten Perkins, Kennesaw State (Dance Team)

Class of 2018

  • Melia Cunningham, Brewton Parker (Soccer)
  • Adrian Hardwick, Georgia Military College (Football)
  • Julia Stoner, Breneau University (Lacrosse)

Class of 2017

  • Mike Fountain, St. Andrews University (Football)
  • Adam Leverett, Gordon College (Baseball); drafted by Phillies in 2019
  • Jack Lipson, Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Baseball)
  • Nick Maiorana, Cornell University (Soccer)
  • Brady Pool, Emmanuel College (Baseball)
  • Will Pounds, Morehouse College (Football)
  • Zack Tong, University of Montavallo (Baseball)

Class of 2016

  • Tres Hattaway, Mercer University (Football)
  • Brendon Coats, Limestone College (Track)
  • Harrison Beers, Georgia College & State University (Baseball)
  • Olivia Bentley, St. Mary’s College (Cheerleading)
  • Rachel Breitenbach, Georgia College & State University (Cheerleading)

Class of 2015

  • Hudson Brett, Mercer University (Football)
  • Keith Farris, (Football)
  • Carson Leatherwood, Valdosta State University (Football)
  • Sofia Lekas, Georgia College & State University (Soccer)
  • Alina Rodriguez, Andrew College (Soccer)
  • Darius Wonnum, LaGrange University (Basketball)

Did we forget anyone? Please send the name and college/university to Keith Hatcher

De Sales is the high school that is greatest of all. Come now and sing her praises.
Loyal and true, we ever answer your call. Stand up for Mount de Sales.
We’re gonna fight, fight, fight. We’re gonna fight, fight, fight, We’re gonna fight for the Blue and Gold!
For we are Cavaliers, the mighty Cavaliers, proud of the new and old!
De Sales is the high school that is greatest of all. Come now and sing her praises.
Loyal and true, we ever answer your call. Forever Mount de Sales! Hey!