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Piedmont Academy's Madison McCart gets all-star recognition, Chase Porter signs to Chattanooga State
Piedmont Academy
Piedmont Academy's Madison McCart stands with head Lady Cougars basketball coach Michael Wilson. McCart was named to the GISA all-star basketball team that will compete in Augusta this weekend. -Submitted Photo

MONTICELLO, Ga. — Several Piedmont Academy athletes have achieved noteworthy accolades or accomplishments over the last several weeks. Included in that number are senior basketball standout Madison McCart and baseball player Chase Porter. 

McCart was named to the Georgia Independent School Association’s Red vs. Blue All-Star basketball team which will compete in two games this weekend — one on Friday March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Augusta Preparatory School, and the other on Saturday March 2 when the GISA all-star team will compete against an all-star squad from the South Carolina Independent School Association. That game will tip off at Noon. 

Additionally, McCart will play in the NAAPS Basketball All-American Game on March 30 at Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee. McCart has played for the Lady Cougars’ varsity squad since her 8th grade year, and became a four-year starter and captain, starting her freshman year while being named a first-team all-region player for three consecutive seasons and an all-state performer after her junior season. 

Chase Porter
Piedmont Academy baseball standout Chase Porter celebrates his recent signing to Chattanooga State with coaches and family. -Submitted Photo

McCart also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. She participates on the school’s track team and cheerleading squad as well. 

Joining her in recognition is Porter who, last month, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Chattanooga State. The four-year varsity starter was named an all-region and all-state performer during the 2018 season, leading the Cougars in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage. 

The third baseman and pitcher was a key cog in the Cougars’ winning the 2018 Class AA GISA state championship.