Yesterday, the NCISAA announced their latest plans for playing sports this coming Fall season. Although dates are subject to change, August 10th has been established as the date for all member schools to move into full practice mode with low and moderate sports eligible to begin contests on August 31 and football to be postponed to at least September 4. Click "Read More" for the complete list of guidelines.
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Unlike the NCHSAA, Providence Day School and the NCISAA (our state affiliation) still requires individual physicals to be completed within the last 13 months before being allowed to participate in athletics.There are three forms that need to be completed. For additional information and access to the three forms, click the Read More link below.
Providence Day’s Director of Athletics Nancy Beatty announced today the hiring of Adam Carmen as the new program head and varsity head coach of the Charger volleyball program. Coach Carmen replaces current head coach Emily Carrara who will remain with the program as the Middle School head coach. Coach Carmen brings an extensive volleyball background to the Chargers' program. Click on "Read More" to read Coach Carmen's bio.
On Tuesday evening, July 14, Charger football Head Coach Chad Grier and many of the players participating in the optional summer workout program took some time prior to their workout session to write appreciation notes to 100 Novant Health and Atrium Health doctors and nurses to thank them for their dedication, service and sacrifice helping the community through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Providence Day PD ESPY awards program recognizes outstanding performances from individuals, teams, coaches, and fans during the school athletic year. It also recognizes those student athletes from the seventh grade through senior year who have participate in three sports during the year. For the entire list of Charger award recipients, click "Read More."
Construction of a new double-covered batting cage is scheduled for completion this summer and awaits athletes when they return to campus.
This week our Spring Sports Senior Spotlight features our three seniors on the Varsity Boys Golf team: David Starling, Chris Kahl, and Shreyas Bhasin. Read what the coaches have to say about these young men as well as some thoughts from each senior regarding their golf experience and their cancelled senior season.
Week five of our Spring Sports Senior Spotlight features our three seniors on the Varsity Girls Soccer team: Aubrey Briggs, Grace Godwin, and Louisa Bynum. Read what the coaches have to say about these young women as well as some thoughts from each senior regarding their Soccer experience and their cancelled senior season.
April 24, 2020 - Today the NCISAA announced that effectively immediately, the 2020 Spring Season has officially been canceled. There will be no regular season activities, playoffs or championships. Additionally, they will not have Spring 2020 all-state teams, nor will there be Wells Fargo Cup winners.
With the cancellation of the Spring season, summer protocol will begin Monday, May 18. Click "Read More" for the official memorandum...
Week four of our Spring Sports Senior Spotlight features our five seniors on the Varsity Boys Tennis team: Alex Bitter, Josh Dolgoff, Alex Hobby, Kevin Kaspar, and Rahul Ramani. Read what the coaches have to say about these young men as well as some thoughts from each senior regarding their Tennis experience and this very unusual time.
Week three of our Spring Sports Senior Spotlight focuses on lone Varsity Softball star Jala Wright. Read what head coach Kristie Oglesby has to say about Jala's impact on the Charger Varsity Softball team during her four years. Also read about some of Jala's personal insight into her Charger Softball career.
On April 7, The Charlotte Observer announced their All-Charlotte Observer Girls and Boys Track and Field teams. The Chargers were well represented with eight individuals selected.
Eliza Cardwell was chosen first team in the girls’ long jump. She jumped 17-10.5 to win the JDL Independent Invitational earlier in the season.
To see who else was selected, click the “Read more” link below.
Week two of our Spring Sports Senior Spotlight features our four seniors on the Varsity Boy Lacrosse team: Carter Blessing, Danny Cook, Mac Hale and Will Mann. Read what the coaches have to say about these young men as well as some thoughts from each senior regarding their Lacrosse experience and this very unusual time.
According to Providence Day's Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tom Caruso, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently named Providence Day's Eliza Cardwell and Kevin Sangmuah their All-American Athletes of the Year Award." The NCSA recognizes those collegiate and high school athletes whose athletic accomplishments reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning.
March 17, 2020 - Providence Day’s Director of Athletics Nancy Beatty announced today the hiring of Chad Grier as the Chargers new head football coach. “I am extremely excited for the future of our Providence Day Football program! We are fortunate to have Coach Grier as our next leader. His passion is contagious and his record and experience are exemplary.” Coach Grier comes from Oceanside Collegiate Academy in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, where he was their head coach since 2017 and Athletic Director since 2018. Prior to his time at Oceanside Collegiate Academy, he was the head football coach at Davidson Day School since 2010.
New Age Flag Football was founded by former Carolina Panther, Charles Johnson and exists to provide families in the Greater Charlotte Metropolitan Area with a fun, safe, competitive environment while promoting the development of healthy living, social skills, and athletic ability. New Age Flag Football is a coed league for children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Children of all skill sets can join.
From the NCISAA - As a result of the COVID-19 virus threat to our communities, the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association has suspended all spring sports indefinitely. Suspension of all interscholastic games, scrimmages and/or contests begins Friday, March 13, and will continue until further notice. Member schools may conduct practice and/or training sessions at their discretion. Continued...
Providence Day won its 17th N.C. Independent Schools girls state championship Saturday, beating Greensboro Day 48-44 in front of a large, vocal crowd at Charlotte Latin School. But this one felt a little different.The Chargers (24-6) weren’t the favorites. They didn’t have a McDonald’s All-American or N.C. player of the year. This Chargers team, small and guard heavy, felt a little more mortal than the giants that came before it.
Providence Day alum, Isaac Johnson '16, recently scored his 1,000 point for the Appalachian State men's basketball team when the Mountaineers defeated Georgia Southern 62-57. Isaac becomes the 34th player in App State program history to reach the 1,000 career point milestone. He was one of the key members of the team, along with Grant Williams, Devon Dotson,Trey Wertz and Josh Howard, who went on to win the 2016 NCISAA 4A Men's Basketball State Championship.
February 15, 2020 - After finishing four times as runner-up, one time in third place, and three times in fourth place over the past ten years, the Providence Day Wrestling team is now the 2019-20 NCISAA Wrestling Co-Champions. Led by state champions Pearce Phillips (113lbs), Caden Hagler (120lbs), and Kevin Sangmuah (182lbs), the Chargers secured a share of the state championship for the first time in school history.