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Summer Workout Schedules

All students must have a completed ticket to play and athletic physical 


Volleyball – Monday and Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am Tryouts are August 2nd & August 3rd ( Contact Lindsay Mcswain @


Girls Basketball – Tuesday and Thursday 4:00pm-5:30pm (Contact Lauren Galvani


Softball – Monday and Wednesday 2:30pm-4:00pm (Contact Coach Jardina @


Men’s Soccer – Tuesday and Thursday 5:45pm-7:45pm (weight room 5:45pm-6:45pm/practice field 6:45pm-7:45pm) ( Contact Coach Gibson @


Women’s Soccer – Tuesday and Thursday (weight room 5:00pm-5:45pm/practice field 4:45pm-6:45pm(Contact Andrew Shimko


Men’s Basketball – Monday and Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm (Contact Preston Davis @


Cheer –STARTS June 21 4-6 pm JV girls must wear green or gold shorts JV gold and V gold/yellow  both  groups must wear a white t-shirt with no graffiti and must wear sneakers ( Contact Mary M. Smith


Tennis –Will start preseason workouts on August 2nd at 7:30 am (Contact Dianne Spence @ Dianned.Spence


Cross Country- Preseason workouts will start July 13 – 16 in the morning from 7:00 am to 9:00 am Monday through Thursday.  The First official day of practice will be Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:00 am (Contact Kenneth Waldron or Amanda Hawthorne @  or


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Cross Country and Volleyball will resume workouts on September 14th2020. All other athletic teams are still postponed until further notice please continue to check our website for updated information in regards to athletics. Also listed on our Athletic page is the contact information for every head coach.You can reach the Athletic Director at

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Lindsay  Mcswain for Volleyball related questions and Kenneth Waldron at for any Cross Country related questions


Things you must have and they can be found on

  1. “Ticket to play “
  2. Athletic Physical-
  3. Initial Screen form  Initial Screening Questions – must be completed and signed by SA & parent/guardian; must be dated the initial day of return to campus to work 
  4.  Communicable Disease Waiver Athletics (CMS) – signed no later than initial day of participation.




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Athletic Department

1, Provide  support to the educational goals of the school and principal

2. Provide an environment conducive to positive growth and development of student-athletes and Athletic Department staff

3.  Develop the qualities of good sportsmanship, respect, responsibility, and moral integrity within each student-athlete

4. Develop positive working partnerships with all stakeholders develop the qualities of good sportsmanship, respect, responsibility, and moral integrity within each student-athlete.


Athletic Director  or 980 343 6900

Fall Coaches

Football - Darryl Mcfadden 

Volleyball - Lindsay McSwain 

Soccer - Tyler Gibson-

Cross Country- Amanda Hawthorne or Ken Waldron- Kwwaldronsr@gmail,com

or Amandaj.Hawthorne@,

Cheerleading - Mary Mitchell-Smth

Golf - Matthew Rutkowski

Tennis- Dianne and Janus Spence- Dianned



Winter Coaches

Men's Basketball -Preston Davis

Women's Basketball- Lauren Galvani

Wrestling - Charles Clarke

Indoor Track- Ken Waldron

Cheerleading  -Mary Mitchell - Smith



Spring Coaches

Baseball- Samuel Skinner

Softball- Amanda Jardina- Amanda

Tennis- Dianne and Janus Spence- Dianne

Women's Soccer - Andrew.Shimko 

Outdoor Track- Ken Waldron-

Golf - Matthew Rutkowski

Lacrosse Melissa Ladez -

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    Address: 1967 Patriot Dr.
    Charlotte, NC 28227
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    Phone: 980-343-6900
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