Fellowship Athletic Historical Facts & Figures
Entering the 2022-23 collegiate athletic season, 90 FCS graduates have gone on to play college sports from the NCAA Division I to NCAA Division III and NAIA levels, including seven from the class of 2022.
FCS has earned one state championship in team sports (girls varsity soccer in 2016) and four individual state championships in individual sports (Emma Grace Hurley, cross country in 2014, 3,200 in track & field in both 2015 and 2016, and Harrison Mansell, high jump in 2016).
Athletes from Fellowship have participated in 48 individual state events in cross country, golf, track & field and wrestling.
Fellowship varsity teams have made 18 trips to the state Final Four in six sports (baseball, boys basketball, football, girls lacrosse, boys soccer, girls soccer and volleyball), including five state runner-up teams ... FCS squads have advanced to the Elite Eight 25 times.
Paladin and Lady Paladin varsity squads have earned 31 Area or Region Championships and three Sub Region titles ... FCS teams have gone to the state playoffs 54 times.
A total of 35 middle school teams have earned league championships and one athlete has advanced to the middle school state track & field meet.
Track and field athletes have combined to take home 15 Region/Area individual championships (all in 2015 and 2016).
In May 2018, Tripp Murphy finished tied for 11 at the two-day GHSA Class A Private School Golf Championships held at Heron Bay in Locust Grove, Ga. ... The only other times a FCS golfer competed at the state tournament was in 2016 when Kelly Lesh played in the state tourney, and when freshman Anna Davenport competed at states as an individual and finished sixth overall with an 86 in 2012.
Other Individual Honors
Baseball: In May 2018, May 2021 and again in May 2022, Shawn Oliver was named Region Baseball Coach of the Year, Isaac Bouton Player of the Year in 2018 and Daniel Powell Pitcher of Year in 2022
Lacrosse: Leo Hilton, director of lacrosse, was named All State Class A-5A and All Area Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2019 … Seniors Josh McLaughlin and Michael Schenken were selected as Academic All State Lacrosse players in May 2021 … Seniors John Washburne and Nick Schenken were named to the U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-America Team in May 2019.
Football: Al Morrell was named Region 6A Coach of the Year in 2020, Region 6A South Coach of the Year in 2019, Region 6A (Division B) Coach of the Year in 2018, Region Coach of the Year in 2017 and GHSA Class A and Region Coach of the Year in 2016 … Jack Hardin was selected as Recruit Georgia's 2016 Player of the Year for the state of Georgia.
Soccer: Cate Hardin has been selected as the 2021 DiVarsity Class A Student-Athlete of the Year in 2021 … Jack Berends was named DiVarsity Class A Student Athlete of the Year in 2017 … Ari Durham (boys) and Tim Rice (girls) were named Area Coaches of the Year in 2017.
Volleyball: Kayla Rechenbach was named Area Coach of the Year in 2017.
Wrestling: Graham Jones (106), Colby Stock (113) and Josh Petty (220), Griffin Robertson (2021), Nate Shirley (three times from 2014-16), James Wilson (2014) and Robert Germaine (2009) have all qualified for the GHSA Wrestling Championships (Shirley was second at 152 pounds in 2016). Germaine made the first trip to the state meet in FCS history.
International Competitions and Professional Athletes
Sonnett Helps Washington Spirit Win NWSL Championship
Emily Sonnett, a graduate of Fellowship Christian School, helped the Washington Spirit defeat the Chicago Red Stars, 2-1 on Nov. 20, 2021, to capture the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Championship.
Sonnett, who has been a professional soccer player since 2016, was the top overall selection of the NWSL draft held on Jan. 15, 2016.
Sonnett Competes for USA in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Fellowship Christian School Graduate Emily Sonnett is a member of the United States Women’s Soccer team that is competing in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
FCS Graduate Emily Sonnett Was First Overall Pick in 2016 NWSL Draft
The Portland Thorns made Fellowship Christian School graduate Emily Sonnett the top overall selection of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft held on Jan. 15, 2016. Sonnett is the first FCS graduate to be selected first overall in any professional sports league draft. A former University of Virginia defender, Sonnett was also the first FCS athlete to be selected for an Olympic team (she was an alternate for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Former FCS Student Raychel Germaine Spent Eight Seasons with USA Luge Programs
Former Fellowship Christian School student Raychel Germaine grew up in Roswell and attended FCS. She spent eight seasons with Team USA Luge and its youth programs from the 2010-11 season through the 2018-19 season.
Some of her career highlights included trips to the 2017 World Championships, and to the 2012 Youth Olympic Games.
In 2017, Germaine placed fifth in the U23 World Championships held in Igls, Austria, and claimed seventh in the 2015 Lake Placid World Cup, which was her second career World Cup start.
A 2014 Norton Junior National Champion, Germaine helped her team capture the silver medal in team relay in Oberhof, Germany Junior World Cup. Germaine also captured the Bronze medal in 2015 Nations Cup qualifier held in Lake Placid, N.Y.
(Photos by Margo Miller, USA Soccer, USA Luge)