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ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Softball team finished 3-0 over the weekend to earn the Sandy Springs City Championship for a second straight year. The Mustangs defeated North Springs 14-0 in five innings on Friday night, August 12, followed by an 18-2 three-inning victory over Holy Innocents and a 12-4 rout of Riverwood on Saturday afternoon, August 13. Below are highlights and notes from each game: NORTH SPRINGS (W 14-0, 5 inn.) Reese Hickey threw a no-hitter, tossing five innings with 13 strikeouts...Whiteney Dishman, Lauren Dove, Reagan Hickey and Reese Hickey each had 2 RBI's for the Mustangs...Frances Hunt scored four runs...Mount Vernon had four extra base hits with doubles from Dove, Frances Hunt and Priscilla Andrin...Andrin also had a triple...Mount Vernon totaled 13 hits and did not commit an error in the field. HOLY INNOCENTS (W 18-2, 3 inn.) The Mustangs jumped on the Golden Bears early, scoring 11 runs in the first inning...Reagan Hickey and Lauren Dove each had three hits...Grace Westmoreland, Reagan Hickey and Reese Hickey each had 3 RBI's...Kennedy Reynolds, Reagan Hickey and Westmoreland each scored three runs...Olivia McDougall picked up the win in the circle with two innings pitched and three strikeouts...Mollie Martin pitched one scoreless inning in relief. RIVERWOOD (W 12-4, 5 inn.) After trailing 3-2 in the third inning, the Mustang bats exploded for. a five-run third inning and outscored the Raiders 10-1 over the final three frames...Grace Westmoreland finished game 4-4 with 2 RBI's and two runs scored...Priscilla Andrin totaled 2 RBI's...Kennedy Reynolds and Reagan Hickey each scored two runs...Westmoreland and Hickey hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game...Westmoreland picked up the win in the circle with 10 strikeouts while allowing four runs, four hits and four walks. The Mustangs (4-0) are back in action on Monday, August 15, taking on the Dunwoody High School Wildcats. First pitch for Mount Vernon's home opener is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Mustang Park. Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40-acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together....

8/15/2022

ATLANTA - If Mount Vernon's goal is to get back to the Elite-8 in Columbus by season's end, consider Wednesday's season opener a great start to accomplishing that feat. The Mustangs picked up their first win of the 2022 campaign on Wednesday afternoon, August 10, defeating the St. Pius Golden Lions 7-4 at Spellman Field. Trailing 1-0 after three innings, the Mustangs tied the game in the top of the fourth inning when Reagan Hickey single to left field to score Reese Hickey. In the top of the fifth, Mount Vernon took the lead for good when Kennedy Reynolds and Priscilla Andrin scored on a St. Pius error to give the Mustangs a 3-1 lead. Later in the inning, Maggie Moore scored when Lauren Dove reached on another Lions mishap for a 4-1 advantage. Andrin doubled in the top of the sixth inning to plate Reynolds followed by a Reagan Hickey 2-run home run over the left field fence for a 7-1 Mustang edge. St. Pius' late comeback bid came up short in the bottom of the seventh with the game ending on a line-drive double play caught and executed by Dove. Reese Hickey (1-0) picked up the win in the circle for the Mustangs. The righty tossed a complete game, allowing four runs (three earned) and six hits while striking out eight batters. The Mustangs out-hit the Lions 9-6 on the day and committed just one error in the field to the Lions' five. The Mustangs (1-0) are back in action on Friday, August 12, taking on North Springs in the first game of the "Battle of Sandy Springs" Tournament. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. against the Spartans at Riverwood High School. Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40-acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together....

8/11/2022

ATLANTA – The Mount Vernon School Athletic Department is pleased to announce a new partnership with Nike, whereby the company will become the official jersey brand for all varsity level athletics. “Nike is the premiere brand in athletic shoes, apparel, and various sports equipment,” Athletic Director Brad Dehem said. “As one of the most well-known and respected brands in all of sports, the benefits extended to Mount Vernon through this partnership far exceeded any other athletic brand. We could not be prouder of this partnership.” The school will retain its normal three-year cycle of jerseys for varsity teams as they transition into new uniforms. BSN Sports will continue to be the exclusive vendor for varsity Nike uniforms and as well as providing a Sideline Store for parents and families to order Nike apparel with approved Mount Vernon logos and designs. The My Team Shop associated with each team will also be transitioning to Nike gear as the seasons move forward as well. With three weeks until the beginning of the 22-23 academic year, the announcement comes on the heels of substantial summer improvements to campus facilities which includes a brand new, state-of-the-art turf field and a 24’ x 27’ 10mm pixel LED video scoreboard and sound system. The field will be dedicated on Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 16. Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40-acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together. ...

7/27/2022

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity track and field team was in action over the weekend, competing in the GHSA Class-A Private State Championship at McEachern High School. Kennedy Reynolds, seeded fifth in the 300-meter hurdles, secured her first GHSA State Championship in her first appearance. She also became the fourth 300-meter hurdler to win a State Championship in school history and is the second to do so as a freshman. The Mustang varsity girls 4x100 meter relay team of Mia "MJ" James, Leah Collins, Savannah Robinson-Holmes and Reynolds finished in the top four at the State Championships. The foursome also took down a long standing school record going back to 2012, a team included four-time collegiate All-American Nnenya Hailey. The boys 4x100 meter relay team of Benjamin Spitz, Nagari Tophia, Liam O'Toole and Christopher Kartsonas was also on display, finishing in the Top 5. Nagari Tophia placed in the Top 5 in the boys 400-meter run as well. Tophia set a new school record in the event and was Mount Vernon's first 400-meter state finalist since 2012. Collin Maher, who finished in the Top 8 in the Boys 800-meter, became the second runner to break the two-minute barrier in school history. Congrats to all of the Mustangs on a terrific 2022 season! Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40 acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs....

5/16/2022

ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Athletic Department hosted the third annual MVEES Awards on Monday night, May 9, at the Upper Campus Gym. The night recognized all athletic performances and achievements from the 2021-22 academic year. Below is a recap of Mount Vernon's athletic season as well as award winners from the night. Softball - Finished #5 in state and made the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Football - Sweet-16 appearance Girls Cross Country - Finished #8 in state as a team (highest rank in school history). Volleyball - Finished region regular season undefeated (first time in school history). Competition Cheer - Competed at Sectional Tournament for first time in four years. Flag Football - Made state in its inaugural season and finished second in area. Boys Basketball - First Sweet-16 appearance in four years. Wrestling - 2nd in Area Duals. Boys Soccer - Made state playoffs for the first time in program history. Girls Soccer - Advanced to the Sweet-16. Lacrosse - Most wins (6) in school history. Boys Track & Field - 2nd in Region (most points in school history). Girls Track & Field - 3rd in Region (highest finish in school history). Boys Tennis - Qualified for State. Girls Tennis - Advanced to the Elite Eight (first time in school history). AWARD WINNERS: Female Rising Star Award - This award goes to a freshman or sophomore who stood out on their teams despite being new to varsity competition. Nominees: Mia (MJ) James, Scarlett McCarthy, Daniela O’Leary, Kennedy Reynolds Winner: Kennedy Reynolds Male Rising Star Award - This award goes to a freshman or sophomore who stood out on their teams despite being new to varsity competition. Nominees: Jonathan Gallinaro, Michael Pozzobon, Davis Reiger, Dennis “Trey’ Scott Winner: Jonathan Gallinaro Late Game Heroics - This award goes to the team that came in clutch in the final seconds of the game and led their team to victory. Nominees: Football vs Mount Paran, Boys Basketball vs Christian Heritage, Wrestling (Walker Warshaw), Lacrosse vs Pinecrest Winner: Walker Warshaw for Wrestling Breakout Year - This award goes to a team who improved tremendously from the previous season and took a giant step towards success in the future. Nominees: Cross Country, Flag Football, E-Sports, Boys Soccer Co-winners: Flag Football and Boys Soccer Best Team Season Performance - This award goes to the team that exceeds expectations and performed exceptionally throughout the year. Nominees: Girls Tennis, Softball, Boys Basketball, Football Winner: Softball Best Comeback Performance - This award goes to the most spectacular comeback…. Nominees: Softball vs. Mount Paran, Boys Soccer vs. Holy Innocents, Football vs. Mount Paran, Boys Basketball vs. Christian Heritage Winner: Softball Best Play - Individual - This award goes to an individual who caught the eyes of everyone on one particular play during the season. Nominees: Kinsley Baker, Quin Goodson, Sofia Tur, Grace Westmoreland Winner: Kinsley Baker Best Play - Team - This award goes to a team who caught the eyes of everyone on one particular play during the season. Nominees: Lacrosse vs. Pinecrest, Girls Soccer vs. Hebron Christian, Girls Tennis vs. FPD, Baseball vs. Holy Innocents Winner: Girls Tennis Ron Hill Mustang Award - Coach Ron Hill was a beloved faculty member and coach that exemplified hard work, courage, and selflessness. Pillars of Mount Vernon athletics at its core. Every year at the MVEES, we honor Coach Hill by selecting one member of each sport to exemplify his legacy. Recipients: Wrestling - Tyler Long Softball - Lauren Dove Lacrosse - Michael Lotz Boys XC - James Knight Girls XC - Samantha McCarthy Boys Tennis - Cooper Patnode Girls Tennis - Ashley Burke Esports - Jake Lager Girls Track - Kennedy Reynolds Boys Track - Liam O’Toole Boys Swimming - Liam Adams Girls Swimming - Kate McGee Girls Golf - Avery Grace Messner Boys Golf - Luke Van Putten Girls Soccer - Caroline Curry Boys Soccer - Benjamin Spitz Baseball - Will Allison Volleyball - Sydney Carroll Boys Basketball - Daniel O’Keefe Cheerleading - Allison Jones Girls Basketball - Annabelle McCarthy Football - George Pope Flag Football - Grace Westmoreland Courage Award - This award goes to the player that persevered through adversity and stopped at nothing to make their team’s season successful. Nominees: Charlie Duerr, Clara Greyson, Karoline Lundstrom, JC Moser Winner: Karoline Lundstrom Best Game - This award goes to the team that went above and beyond in their performance in one particular game during the season. Nominees: Boys Basketball vs HIES, Baseball vs HIES, Softball vs Mount Paran, Lacrosse vs HIES Winner: Boys Basketball Under Armour Women of Will Award Winner: Jane Holliday Best Female Athlete - This award goes to the female athlete who performed at the highest level throughout at least two seasons. Nominees: Ella Ruth Campbell, Mia (MJ) James, Savanna Messner, J’Bionna Robinson Winner: Savanna Messner Best Male Athlete - This award goes to the male athlete who performed at the highest level throughout at least two seasons. Nominees: Liam O’Toole, Will Palmer, James Shanks, Austin Taylor Winner: Will Palmer Most Outstanding Female Senior Athlete - This award goes to a female athlete who excelled in a particular sport in their senior season. Nominees: Allison Jones, Landry Kruep, Samantha McCarthy, Savanna Messner Winner: Savanna Messner Most Outstanding Male Senior Athlete - This award goes to a male athlete who excelled in a particular sport in their senior season. Nominees: Syncere Harris, Will Palmer, Cooper Patnode, Austin Taylor Winner: Syncere Harris Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40 acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs....

5/11/2022

ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity girls and boys track and field teams were in action last week, competing in the GHSA Class-A Private Area-3 Championship at Atlanta International School. The varsity girls team took third place while the varsity boys took second place and were awarded the Area-3 Region Runner-Up trophy. The finish marks the highest finish for the varsity girls team in program history and for the varsity boys, it is the most points scored in an Area Championship in history for the Mustangs. Twenty-seven Mustangs advanced to the Sectional round, the most in Mount Vernon's program history as well. Below are the top results from last week's meet: Area-3 Region Champions: -Christopher Kartsonas-110 meter Hurdles/300 meter Hurdles -Nagari Tophia-Boys 400 meter -Benjamin Spitz, Nagari Tophia, Christopher Kartsonas, Liam O’toole-Boys 4x100 meter relay -Quin Goodson-Boys Shot Put Sectional Qualifiers (All) Girls: 11 total -Savannah Robinson-Holmes-4x200, 4x100, 100 meter, 200 meter -Mia James-4x100, 4x400 -Leah Collins-4x200, 100 meter -Kennedy Reynolds-4x1, 4x4, 400 meter, 300 meter hurdles Audrey Thompson-800 meter, 4x400 (alt) -Sumirra Dirir-4x400 -J’Bionna Robinson-4x200 -Emi Lutz-4x200 Meredith Dunlap-400 meter, 4x400 -Lauren Dove-Shot Put and Discus -Claire Smith-Shot Put and Discus Boys: 16 total -Benjamin Spitz-4x200, 100 meter, 4x100 -Sam Hodges-4x200 -James Knight-4x200, 4x800 -Aidan Ray-4x200, 110 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, long jump -Christopher Kartsonas-110 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, 4x100, 4x400 -Nagari Tophia-400 meter, 200 meter, 4x100, 4x400 -Collin Maher-400 meter, 800 meter, 4x400 -Liam O'Toole-400 meter, 200 meter, 4x100, 4x400 -Ben Edwards-4x800 -Tyler Van Name-4x800 -Curran Jolly-4x800 -Quin Goodson-Shot Put and Discus -Michael Hardie-Shot Put -Max Moore- Discus -Justin Early-Long Jump -Eli Weiser-Pole Vault The Mustangs are back in action on Saturday, May 7, competing in the GHSA Sectional Round at Trinity Christian. Events will start at 10 a.m. in Sharpsburg, Ga. Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40 acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs....

5/2/2022

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