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St. Pius X Captures Third Consecutive AAA Regions Directors Cup
June 2nd, 2011

St. Pius X has been named the 2010-11 AAA Regions Directors Cup winner for the third consecutive year. The girls’ athletic program also won the AAA Girls’ Directors Cup for the third year in a row. Awarded by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association, the Cup recognizes the athletic departments in each Georgia High School Association classification who have excelled in the previous school year.

“Everyone associated with St. Pius is thrilled with the recent announcement that our athletic program was once again named the recipient of the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association “Directors Cup” signifying that for the third year in a row, we were the best overall program in the state in our classification. This award is significant as it validates the effort put forth by our coaches in maintaining an exemplary program in every sport,” said St. Pius X Principal Steve Spellman.

The award caps off another successful athletic year for the Golden Lions. Girls’ Soccer won the AAA State Championship for the third consecutive year, while Boys’ Soccer took home the state crown for the second time in three seasons. Boys’ Cross Country raced to the state title for the first time since 1995. Girls’ Track finished as State Runners-Up, as did Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis. Girls’ Basketball reached the Quarterfinals of the State Playoffs, with Football, Volleyball, Boys’ Lacrosse and Softball advancing to the second round. Boys' Swimming finished 4th in the state, while the Girls' Swimming squad took home third place.  Baseball and Girls’ Lacrosse also made the state playoffs.

St. Pius X Athletics Director Mark Kelly said, “To even be in contention to win this award takes a collaborative effort of everyone in the community. Winning this award highlights the fact that our great students, coaches, parents and alumni are all working together with a common goal and purpose. The awards honor us for being a great ‘family.’”

St. Pius X collected 10 Region 5-AAA titles in 2010-11. The Golden Lion Softball team won its third region championship in a row, while Volleyball took the area title. Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Track joined Boys’ Golf programs with titles, while Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer continued its dominance of Region 5-AAA. Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Lacrosse completed the season with a championship each.

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