Maddy Cronin ‘20 Q&A

We sat down (virtually) with girls soccer player and senior Maddy Cronin to talk to her about her beginnings in the sport and how she’s staying prepared while on lockdown.

The Leading Edge of Athletics: eSports

It isn’t played on a field, in a pool, or on a court. Players don’t tackle or dribble, and there are no raucous crowds in the bleachers cheering them on. In fact, there aren’t even bleachers. Participants are seated, but they aren’t riding bikes—unless, that is, PlayVS decides to add a particularly involved racing game to the eSports menu this spring.

Pete Fritts ’83: Girls Golf Coach of the Year

We sat down with coach Pete Fritts ’83 about being selected as the 2018 Girls Golf Coach of the Year in the State of Georgia by the National Federation of State High School Associations, winning a state title last year, and his history at Woodward.

Q&A with Walker Kessler, junior basketball player

Woodward’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four this year for the first time since 1997. We talked with junior basketball player Walker Kessler about the experience and his goals for the future. Walker is one of the top basketball prospects in the country, ranked as a five-star prospect by 247sports.   War Eagle Watch:… Read More »

Interview: Cece Ng Q&A

War Eagle Watch sat down with Woodward cross country athlete Cece Ng ‘19 about her season, future, and what drew her to running. War Eagle Watch: How did you feel this cross country season went for you overall? Cece Ng: I feel that this season was probably my best season with regards to my performance… Read More »

Coach’s Corner: Tad Sahara

Tad Sahara has led the Woodward volleyball team to several state titles in his impressive career as the head coach. We sat down with Coach Sahara to talk about his history with volleyball, what he likes about coaching, and the biggest accomplishments of his coaching career. War Eagle Watch: How did you get into coaching?… Read More »

Coach’s Corner: Eileen McWhorter

Eileen McWhorter has coached virtually every sport at Woodward during her 31 years at the Academy, and earlier this spring, she spoke with us about some of her favorite moments in that time. War Eagle Watch: How did you get into coaching? What were the biggest reasons you wanted to coach? Eileen McWhorter: I have… Read More »

Interview: Eric Malever Q&A

Interview with Woodward Academy Student Eric Malever Rising junior Eric Malever is one of the top student-athletes at Woodward, balancing his academic work with his time on the lacrosse team. Eric has already committed to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland, and he talked with us about that and more recently. War Eagle Watch:… Read More »

Winter 2018 Signing Day

Woodward Academy celebrated 14 National Letter of Intent signees at a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 7, in Paget Gym. The student-athletes, across nine different athletic teams, signed their National Letters of Intent to play college-level athletics for Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. Congratulations to the following students: Ethan Cornelius – Wofford… Read More »

Interview: Wrestler Malcom Wiley

Malcolm Wiley overcomes adversity to win state wrestling title. Malcolm Wiley is a junior wrestler who didn’t know if he’d even be able to compete this year due to an early season knee injury — but then went on to win a state title. He talked with us about the experience and his future plans.… Read More »

Interview: Senior Volleyball Player Lauren Harrison

Senior volleyball player Lauren Harrison was one of the leaders for this year’s volleyball team, and she was rewarded with Under Armour All-American honors after the conclusion of the season. She’ll be attending the University of North Carolina next year on a volleyball scholarship, and she talked about that and more with us earlier this… Read More »

Interview: Wrestling with Coach Ragan

“People say to me, ‘you went from being one of the top Division I coaches in the country, a professor at a college, to teaching Middle School kids and coaching youth wrestling?’ and I always tell them ‘this is where I can do the most good.’” Jeff Ragan could have coached at any number of… Read More »

Interview: Tennis Player Finn Gosch

Finn Gosch is a two-sport athlete, excelling both on the tennis court and at the clay target range. This year, he and the boys tennis team won the region championship. He spoke with us about that, and more.   How exciting was it to be part of a region champion tennis team this year? It… Read More »

Interview: Basketball Player Brennan McDaniel

Senior basketball player Brennan McDaniel is moving on to the University of Chicago this fall after putting together two excellent years at Woodward as both a student and an athlete. How does it feel to be wrapping up your final year at Woodward, both as a student and as a basketball player? I am truly… Read More »

Interview: Swim Coach Danielle LeFevers

2008 Woodward graduate Danielle LeFevers just wrapped up her first year as the head swimming coach at Woodward, and she talked with us about some of her takeaways from the year.   After graduating in 2008, how did it feel to come back to Woodward as a teacher and a coach? Returning to Woodward to… Read More »