Student Life

History & Achievements

This page is a summary of the remarkable achievements of Davidson Day’s varsity teams and student-athletes. Our Patriots have won an impressive 31 team state championships, 35 individual state championships, and numerous conference titles. 
The annual NCISAA Wells Fargo Cup rankings measure the overall success of varsity athletic programs based on their sports offerings and how the school performs against its competitors. Davidson Day routinely finishes in the top three of the Wells Fargo Cup standings. Davidson Day won the Wells Fargo Cup for the 2023-2024 and 2019-2020 athletic years.

Team State Championships

Boys' Basketball
2020, 2024
Girls' Basketball
2019, 2020, 2021

Boys' Cross Country
2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Girls' Cross Country

2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Girls' Lacrosse

Boys' Soccer

Girls' Soccer
2011, 2012, 2013, 2023, 2024

Boys' Swimming
2022, 2023, 2024
(400 Yard Freestyle Relay)
Boys' Tennis
2023, 2024

Boys' Track and Field
2013, 2021 (4x400 Meter Relay)

Girls' Track and Field
2024 (4x800 Meter Relay)

2019, 2023

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  • Individual State Championships

    Sophia Bellissimo: 50 Yard Freestyle (2020)

    Janie Coble: 100 Meter Hurdles (2024)

    Matt Doty: 100 Yard Backstroke (2023 and 2024) and 200 Individual Medley (2024)

    Jenny Falcone: Tennis Singles (2009 and 2010)

    Olivia Hardley: 100 Yard Freestyle (2021 and 2022) and 100 Yard Backstroke (2022)

    Aaron Seward: 100 Meter Dash (2013), 200 Meter Dash (2013), and 300 Meter Hurdles (2013)

    Ricky Smith: Shot Put (2012 and 2013) and Discus Throw (2012 and 2013)

    Melissa Zammitti: 800 Meter Run (2013 and 2016), 1600 Meter Run (2013, 2016, and 2017), 3200 Meter Run (2013 and 2016), and 5k Run (2012 and 2016)

    Mitchell Zammitti: 1600 Meter Run (2019) and 5k Run (2019)

    Hadley Zucker: Pole Vault (2018)

    Logan Zucker: 200 Yard Individual Medley (2019 and 2022), 100 Yard Butterfly (2020), 50 Yard Freestyle (2021), 100 Yard Butterfly (2021 and 2022)
  • Additional Achievements

    Over 150 NCISAA All-State Athletes

    1 USA Swimming Multiple Time All-American

    1 WNBA Player

    1 NFL Player

    1 Parade Magazine Player of the Year

    1 Army All-American Player of the Year

    1 Gatorade Player of the Year

Patriots in the NCAA

Over 100 Davidson Day student-athletes have continued their athletic careers at over 70 different colleges and universities. We have students who have played or are playing at:

Appalachian State University 
Averett University 
Barry University 
Belmont Abbey College 
Benedictine College 
Berry College 
Bridgewater College 
Brown University 
Butler University 
Campbell University 
Carson-Newman University 
Centre College 
Clemson University 
Coke University 
College of Charleston 
Colorado College 
Cornell University 
Davidson College
Elon University 
Emory & Henry College 
Fisk University 
Flagler College 
Furman University 
Gardner-Webb University 
Georgia Military College 
Guilford College 
Hampden-Sydney College 
Hampton University 
Haverford College
Jackson State University 
James Madison University 
Limestone College 
Mars Hill University 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Muhlenberg College 
North Carolina State University 
New Mexico State University 
Old Dominion University 
Presbyterian College 
Queens University of Charlotte 
Radford University 
Randolph College 
Randolph-Macon College 
Rhodes College 
Roanoke College 
Rochester Institute of Technology 
Salve Regina University 
Sewanee University of the South 
St. Andrews College 
St. Lawrence University 
Tusculum College 
United States Air Force Academy 
United States Military Academy at West Point 
United States Naval Academy 
University of Georgia 
University of Chicago 
University of Florida 
University of Michigan 
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 
University of North Carolina - Charlotte 
University of North Carolina - Greensboro 
University of North Carolina - Pembroke 
University of Richmond 
University of South Carolina - Aiken 
University of South Carolina - Upstate 
University of South Carolina - Columbia 
Villanova University 
Virginia Military Institute 
Virginia Tech 
Wake Forest University 
Washington and Lee 
West Virginia University 
Western Carolina University 
Williams College 
Winthrop University 
Wofford College
Davidson Day School is an independent private school for students 2 years old through 12th grade in the Lake Norman region of Charlotte.