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Allison (Alli) Senft and Tracy Morgan have been named new head coaches for the Fellowship Christian School girls varsity lacrosse program.
“I am very excited to have coach Senft and coach Morgan join our coaching staff at FCS,” Athletic Director David Lowery said. “Their passion and knowledge for lacrosse are impressive, but even more so is their desire to help mentor, lead, and encourage our female athletes to become the young women they are called to be. We are extremely blessed to add two coaches with such strong backgrounds in girls lacrosse to our high school program.”
Senft comes to FCS from Lassiter High school, where she has been an assistant varsity lacrosse coach, JV head coach and a coach in the Lassiter junior program. She also serves as a coach with No Doubt Lacrosse. Morgan has been a head coach with the Pope High School junior program, leading its U9, U11 and U13 teams. She also served the Junior Greyhound program as the lacrosse board commissioner. Additionally, Morgan is the owner of Train for the Game, a sports performance training company assisting junior, collegiate and professional athletes.
A goalkeeper in high school, Senft was the first Lassiter athlete to earn a girls lacrosse scholarship. Following two seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., before transferring to Kennesaw State University. She made KSU’s NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse team and served as team captain. A communications major in college, Senft will serve as the middle school receptionist at FCS. She attends HighPoint Church Atlanta in Kennesaw.
"I am very excited to be a part of the Fellowship community and ready to lead the girls lacrosse team,” Senft said. “My mission is to motivate our players through positive energy and determination to become bigger and better people. My hope is that our players learn not just about the game of lacrosse, but also about life. My goal is for our players to have the confidence to impact the world, through the guidance we will be giving to them throughout this year. As a coach, my purpose is not only to teach my players how to play the game of lacrosse, but to also be aware of the platform in which they stand on, and to use that platform to help the community around them."
In addition to coaching lacrosse, Morgan is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with an extensive background in sports performance training, especially for lacrosse athletes. She has helped develop training programs for middle and high school lacrosse teams in addition to her work with individual players.
A former strength and conditioning coach at the college level, she has trained many college prospects from Division I to Division III in lacrosse, football, and baseball. Coach Morgan is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, and will be a community coach for girls lacrosse. Morgan, who earned a masters degree in exercise physiology from San Diego State University, will help in the area of strength training for FCS female athletes from other sports as well.
Morgan and her daughters Morgan (11) and Kacy (14) attend St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to coach a team of young ladies who have been prepared so well, both mentally and physically, for high level lacrosse,” Morgan said. “It’s a honor to have been brought into the mix of great coaches under faithful leadership at Fellowship Christian School, and I'm excited to be a part of creating strong leaders and athletic performers for the Paladins."
Jeff Buchweitz will remain on the high school staff.
FCS Boys Soccer Team Falls to Wesleyan in GHSA Quarterfinals
It was a valiant effort on Saturday.
Led by Casey Barham, the FCS varsity soccer team fought hard in a 3-2 loss at Wesleyan School in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Soccer Championships in Peachtree Corners on May 6.
The junior forward scored both goals for Fellowship, which ended the season 11-8.
Barham’s first goal at 15:41 of the first half gave FCS a 1-0 lead. His second tally on a fabulous breakaway with 29.6 seconds left in the opening half tied the game at 2-2.
The Wolves went ahead for good, 3-2, just a minute into the second half. Wesleyan, the top seed in their Area, scored with 5:29 and 1:04 left in the first half to take a 2-1 lead.
The 2016 Class AA state champions, Wesleyan scored their first goal after FCS (11-8 overall) almost headed the ball in twice on a corner kick and then they took it the length of the field on a breakaway. They scored again late in the half on a free kick.
The Paladins became the fourth team from Area 5 to reach the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Savannah Country Day School on May 3 in Savannah. SCDS was the top seed from Area 1. Whitefield Academy, The Walker School and Pinecrest Academy also advanced to the quarterfinals from Area 5.
It was Fellowship’s fourth trip to the state quarterfinals since 2013.
(Photos by Stan Johnson)
Fellowship Ends Season with Victory
The Fellowship Christian School middle school girls lacrosse team concluded their season with a 13-7 victory over Buckhead Girls Lacrosse at Bob Lord Field on May 6.
Hayden Hickman scored her first two career goals, while Cate Stroud, Kailey Leadingham and Valentina Godwin added a pair of goals each. Addison Taylor, Caroline Parsons (first goal of the season), Graylyn Waggoner, Katina Inglis and Sierra Inglis all scored single goals, while Brooke Beard assisted on multiple goals.
“Today's game was a great way to end our season,” head coach Kent Moore said. “Everyone played hard and contributed. We worked as a team to get the ball to the open player and hustled after loose balls. Brooke Beard did a fabulous running the offense, and we had excellent goal play from Gracyn Hunt in the first half and Katina Inglis in the second half.”
The Lady Paladins finished the season with a 7-6 record.
Postseason Victory: FCS Boys Soccer Teams Downs SCDS on Road, 2-1
The Fellowship Christian School boys varsity soccer team is headed to the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class A Boys Soccer Championships for the fourth time since 2013.
The Paladins (11-7 overall) became the fourth team from Area 5 to reach the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Savannah Country Day School on May 3 in Savannah. SCDS was the top seed from Area 1. Whitefield Academy, The Walker School and Pinecrest Academy have also advanced to the quarterfinals from Area 5.
FCS faces Wesleyan School on May 6 at 5 p.m. The Wolves are the top seed from Area 8. The Paladins entered the tourney as the third seed from Area 5.
The eventual game-winning goal, which gave FCS a 2-0 lead, was scored by sophomore Drew Anderson on a PK with 13:00 left in the first half. Anderson received the kick after junior Casey Barham was fouled in the box.
Senior Avery Lear scored Fellowship's first goal on an assist from senior Michael Bruno 12:00 into the game.
SCDS tied the game with 3:30 to play, but the Paladins hung on for the victory.
"Andrew Johnson was player of the match," assistant coach James Williamson said. "Maybe his best ever. He had five amazing saves in the first half."
Last year the Paladins were GHSA Class A runners up. The team made the Final Four in 2015, and reached the quarterfinals in 2014.
(Photos submitted by Melanie Berends and Shannon Milhollin)
Heart-breaker: Lady Paladins Season Ends with Playoff Loss
The Fellowship Christian School varsity girls soccer team’s quest to successfully defend its GHSA Class A Championship came to a disappointing end.
The Lady Paladins fell, 4-3, to Athens Academy on the road on May 2 in the second round of the 2017 GHSA Class A Girls Soccer Championships.
The game was tied 3-3 at the half, but Athens Academy scored the lone goal of the second half to advance to the state quarterfinals.
FCS, opened the state tournament with a 10-0 win over Trion High School at Bob Lord Field on April 25.
Fellowship ended the season with an 11-5-1 record, including a 9-2 mark against Class A schools in the regular season and playoffs.
The golf season came down to one stroke for the Fellowship Christian School varsity team.
The four-man Paladin team carded a 309 to finish fourth out of 10 teams at the Area Golf Tournament held at the par-72 Coosa Country Club in Rome on May 1.
Mount Paran Christian School (297), The Darlington School (302) and Mount Pisgah Christian School (308) finished 1-2-3 to advance to the GHSA Golf Championships. Four players competed for each squad, so the team par score was 288.
Fellowship was just one stroke out of a third-place tie.
Junior Tripp Murphy carded a three-over par 75 for Fellowship in Rome. Senior Jack Pritchard shot a 77, followed by senior James Andrew with a 78. Sophomore Kyle Maney rounded out the FCS team with a seven-over 79.
“We missed state by one stroke,” head coach Mike Kinsey said. “I'm disappointed for the guys. They had a really good season. It is a very tough Region, but our guys competed hard and came close. We'll be back stronger next year.”
(Photo by Ananchel Photography)