Country Day Athletics held its first Collegiate Athlete Recognition Event of the 2019-20 school year on Friday, February 7, honoring nine members of the Class of 2020 for their commitments to continue their athletics careers at the collegiate level.
Athletics At Country Day
Our Athletics program is a fundamental part of a Country Day education. On average, 85 percent of our students in Grades 7–12 participate on at least one interscholastic team in a given school year. Student-athletes have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with their teammates and learn important life lessons while experiencing the pride of competing for their school. Buccaneer teams have built a storied tradition, earning 136 state championships in the school’s history.
Country Day Director of Athletics, Abe Wehmiller, has announced the hiring of Jenn Lucas as the Bucs’ new Softball Program Head and Head Varsity Softball Coach. Lucas is stepping in for Adriane Starnes, who departed Country Day this summer after restarting the softball program in 2012 and serving as program head for seven years.
Country Day Director of Athletics, Abe Wehmiller, has announced the hiring of Oscar Del Pino as the Bucs' new Girls' Soccer Program Head and Head Varsity Girls' Soccer Coach. Del Pino comes to Country Day after 12 seasons leading the boys' soccer program at Charlotte Catholic.
Country Day student-athletes have benefited this year from the presence of two new faces in the program: Taylor Smith and Stefan Montanez have joined the Bucs’ Strength & Conditioning staff as part of a Coaching Fellows pilot program and have helped elevate already strong training programs to new levels.
A team state title in field hockey and an individual state title in girls’ cross country highlighted a successful conclusion to the NCISAA fall postseason for Country Day Athletics.