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Congratulations to T. Scott Hart, a graduate of GCA Class of ’17, for earning a spot on the men’s golf team at Maine Maritime Academy.  Maine Maritime is a College of Engineering, Management, Science and Transportation located in Castine, Maine.  Hart is studying Marine Transportation Operations, and also participates in The Regiment of Midshipman.  MMA is a member of the NCAA Division III's North Atlantic Conference.
Boys Golf Wins 2017 District Tournament
 
 
Michael Jones Named Tennessean High School Boys Soccer Player of the Year
 
 
Congratulations to Gavin Ford for signing to play Football at Morehead State
 
 
Congrats to Freshman Mason McKnatt for being named First TEAM All-District
 
 
 
Liam Pearce is representing GCA at the State Swim Meet. 
 
Congratulations to Michael Jones for signing a soccer scholarship to Trevecca!
 
 
Congratulations to these young men for receiving awards at the 2016 Region Football Awards Banquet. 
 
 
Congratulations to Senior Mikaela Moore for Signing with the University of Oregon's Acro and Tumbling TEAM.
 
 
 
Congrats to our MS Boys Soccer TEAM for winning the HVAC regular season Championship going 10-0. The standings and tournament bracket are below:
 
 
 
Congrats to our Volleyball TEAM for placing second in the District tournament to Advance to the Regional Tournament. Congrats to Caeli Finch and Rachel Windland for making the All-District Regular Season TEAM and congrats to Parker Spencer for making the All-Tournament TEAM. The Lady Lions will take on Summertown in Summertown at 6:15pm next Tuesday, October 11. Congratulations and Good Luck Lady Lions!
 
 
Gabby Jones Name Varsity Xtra Player of the Week:
 
Jen Maher named GCA Head Volleyball Coach:
 
We are very excited to announce that Jennifer Maher has accepted the position to be our Head Girls Volleyball Coach. Jenn was born here in Franklin and grew up in the area with her family of six. She attended Brentwood High School and was part of 3 volleyball State Championship TEAMS. She attended Duke University and majored in Psychology, getting her Elementary Education license as well. After college, she returned to Franklin and has been teaching at Pearre Creek ever since. She will be entering her fifth year at Pearre Creek and teaches 1st grade. She is a Youth Leader for the middle and high schoolers at church (Bethel World Outreach). She has enjoyed giving volleyball lessons for each of the last 9 summers. Jenn says "I love working with and mentoring students of all ages, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to coach at this wonderful school."

I can tell you Jenn is a wonderful Christian young lady and very humble. This is the information I have been able to find out about Jenn during this process (she didn't mention any of this to me). In volleyball, Jenn was named All-District, Region MVP, 1st TEAM All-State, and was a member of the All-State Tournament TEAM. Jenn was also a 4 year starter on the Brentwood basketball TEAM where she scored over 1,000 points becoming the 7th leading scorer in Brentwood HS girls basketball history. She was also the pitcher on the Brentwood softball TEAM her senior season and compiled a 20-8 record. Academically, she finished 4th in her class at Brentwood and earned straight A's throughout her entire academic career. She was in the National Honor Society and was a College Board AP Scholar. She was recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar and received a 36 on the English portion of the ACT. She received the Top Female Scholar-Athlete Award at the Brentwood High Academic Excellence Awards Banquet. Please see the article below to see what Jenn's teachers and coaches had to say about her.

http://www.williamsonherald.com/sports/article_8fd704a8-adb8-5450-96e6-a9ff3bb72210.html

We feel extremely blessed that God brought Jenn our way. We are excited that she will lead our volleyball program. Please congratulate her and give her a huge GCA welcome.
 

GCA 2016 SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS REGISTRATION LINK BELOW:

 
 
DISTRICT 11 A-AA SOCCER TOURNAMENT BRACKET
 
Michael Jones was named Tennessee Player of the Week by MaxPreps/NSCAA for the week of March 28-April 3.  Congratulations Michael!
 
 

 

Congratulations to Mikayla Willis for qualifying for the Girls Regional Golf Tournament next Monday, October 5, at Montgomery Bell State Park. Good luck to Mikayla as she represents GCA.

 

Franklin Homepage article on GCA's first 11 man football win on first attempt:

 

GCA Wins first 11 man football game in school history in first attempt. Read the story at the link below:

 

 

Evidence Against Sports Specialization

 

FOOTBALL JAMBOREE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED: