Athletics Program

Mount de Sales Academy has a long history of fielding competitive teams and winning state championships. Our athletic program is student-centered, and we encourage our athletes to participate in a variety of sports. Our coaching staff develops committed athletes and inspires young men and women to become outstanding citizens with knowledge, character, and discipline. While we strive to win each athletic contest, the positive impact on the lives of our students is far more important than the final score of a game.

Mount de Sales competes in the Georgia High School Association, Class A. This year our softball team won the state championship for Class A Private Fast Pitch. Our football team was undefeated and region champions, and our wrestling team won the region duals championship for the third year in a row. Keith Hatcher was named the region coach and the region AD of the year while Katherine Smith and Danielle Adams were named softball coach and assistant of the year by the Georgia Dugout Club. It’s great to be a Cavalier!

Through a partnership with Piedmont Orthopaedics, we provide our teams with a full-time, certified athletic trainer. Amanda Windon is present for games and select practices. She is available to evaluate, treat, and assist student-athletes with rehabilitation at our training room at Cavalier Fields and by appointment at the main campus. Mount de Sales’ athletes may also be evaluated for injuries at Piedmont Orthopaedics (4660 Riverside Drive) from 9 a.m. until 12 noon during the week.

We are the mighty Cavaliers, and our mascot is Monty.

We compete in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), Division 1A

  • 16 sports offered
  • 50 teams at Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity level
  • 90% kids who participate in sports whether as an athlete or manager
  • 51 state championships won

Baseball
1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1980
Basketball, Boys
1992 (GISA), 1993 (GISA), 1998 (GISA)
Basketball, Girls
1994 (GISA)
Cross Country, Boys
2009 (GISA), 2010 (GISA), 2011 (GISA), 2012 (GISA)
Cross Country, Girls
2007 (GISA), 2013 (GISA)
Football
1970, 1971, 1973, 1996 (GISA)
Soccer, Boys
1991 (GISA), 1993 (GISA), 2002 (GISA), 2003 (GISA), 2005 (GISA), 2007 (GISA), 2011 (GISA)
Soccer, Girls
2008 (GISA)
Swimming, Boys
1999 (GISA), 2000 (GISA), 2001 (GISA), 2002 (GISA)
Swimming, Girls
2000 (GISA), 2001 (GISA), 2002 (GISA), 2003 (GISA), 2004 (GISA), 2005 (GISA), 2006 (GISA), 2007 (GISA), 2010 (GISA), 2011 (GISA), 2012 (GISA), 2013 (GISA), 2014 (GISA)
Softball
1985 (SEAIS), 1995 (GISA), 2019 (GHSA)
Track, Boys
1985 (SEAIS)

Mount de Sales recognizes the accomplishments of our student-athletes who have transitioned into collegiate level sports. Below are Cavaliers from recent years who are playing on college teams.

Class of 2019

  • Jack Lipson (2017 Graduate), Appalachian State (Baseball)
  • Kirsten Perkins, Kennesaw State (Dance Team)

Class of 2018

  • Melia Cunningham, Brewton Parker (Soccer)
  • Adrian Hardwick, Georgia Military College (Football)
  • Julia Stoner, Breneau University (Lacrosse)

Class of 2017

  • Mike Fountain, St. Andrews University (Football)
  • Adam Leverett, Gordon College (Baseball); drafted by Phillies in 2019
  • Jack Lipson, Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Baseball)
  • Nick Maiorana, Cornell University (Soccer)
  • Brady Pool, Emmanuel College (Baseball)
  • Will Pounds, Morehouse College (Football)
  • Zack Tong, University of Montavallo (Baseball)

Class of 2016

  • Tres Hattaway, Mercer University (Football)
  • Brendon Coats, Limestone College (Track)
  • Harrison Beers, Georgia College & State University (Baseball)
  • Olivia Bentley, St. Mary’s College (Cheerleading)
  • Rachel Breitenbach, Georgia College & State University (Cheerleading)

Class of 2015

  • Hudson Brett, Mercer University (Football)
  • Keith Farris, (Football)
  • Carson Leatherwood, Valdosta State University (Football)
  • Sofia Lekas, Georgia College & State University (Soccer)
  • Alina Rodriguez, Andrew College (Soccer)
  • Darius Wonnum, LaGrange University (Basketball)

Class of 2014

  • Kike Afolabi-Brown, Emory University (Swimming)
  • Niko Anderson, Georgia Tech (Football)
  • Voris Bryant, Morehouse College (Football)
  • Rayne Ellis, New York University (Volleyball)
  • Madison Kosater, Brenau University (Swimming)
  • Corley Peth, Berry College (Swimming)

Did we forget anyone? Please send the name and college/university to keith.hatcher@mountdesales.net

De Sales is the high school that is greatest of all. Come now and sing her praises.
Loyal and true, we ever answer your call. Stand up for Mount de Sales.
We’re gonna fight, fight, fight. We’re gonna fight, fight, fight, We’re gonna fight for the Blue and Gold!
For we are Cavaliers, the mighty Cavaliers, proud of the new and old!
De Sales is the high school that is greatest of all. Come now and sing her praises.
Loyal and true, we ever answer your call. Forever Mount de Sales! Hey!