Miranda teaches biology in the high school and is coach of the state champions varsity girls ultimate team. A Paideia alum, Miranda played ultimate for Paideia and throughout college and she was on the 200 Team USA junior team that won gold in the championships. Atlanta Hustle is a pro ultimate team in the South division of the American Ultimate Disc League.
Varsity players Isabel Arevalo '17, Hannah Neiditz '17, Josie Veal '17, Luke Smith '17, Sam Smith '17 and coach Miranda Knowles were named to the first team. Varsity players - Bess Renjilian '17, Katherine Jordak '17, Evan Mapes '17, Coleman Tappero '17, and coach Michael Baccarini were named to the second team. Junior varsity boys Carter Dammann '17, Carson Race '17, and coach Jim Veal were named to the junior varsity second team.
John Stubbs '13 was named the 2017 Callahan award winner. The Callahan Award is an annual award given to the best male and female college ultimate players in the country. In addition to honoring extraordinary physical talent and skills, the Callahan Award also honors sportsmanship and leadership. The winners are selected through online balloting by other college ultimate players.
As Michael Baccarini, Paideia varsity boys' ultimate coach, has noted. "It's awesome when you consider out of [thousands of] registered college players" so many "winners of this award are from one tiny school."
Previous Callahan winners are Pauline Lauterbach '98, Miranda Roth '00, Leila Tunnell '06, and George Stubbs '07 and Paula Seville '08.
The Paideia girls' varsity ultimate team won the Amherst Invitational in Massachusetts, a national tournament featuring ultimate teams from around the country. The girls' team finished the season with a 29-1 record.
All students participating in JH or HS sports must complete the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Mandatory Health Questionnaire and Preparticipation Physical Exam. The health forms, with clearance by a physician or licensed practitioner, must be submitted through our Magnus Health system. In accordance with GHSA regulation the physical exam will be acceptable one year from the date of exam. Please follow the Magnus Health system instructions for uploading or faxing the form, you will receive email reminders when the physical needs to be updated.
A Concussion Awareness Form must be signed by both students and parent for each student participating in athletics.
All forms can also be found in the Magnus system.