Pa State Champions
On November 16, 2013, the Firebirds met West Allegheny at Hershey Park Stadium for the PIAA AA State Championship. Matt Crawford's goal with 9:01 left in the first overtime clinched the title for HGP and gave West Allegheny its only loss of the season.
The 2013 season was one of the greatest seasons in the history of Holy Ghost Prep Soccer. Besides winning the 2nd State Title in program history, the team won its 3rd straight District 1 Championship and its 4th straight BAL Title. The team finished the season with 9 straight shutouts and 16 overall, believed to be a new school record. The team was led by a senior class that lost only 15 games in 4 years, won 3 District 1 Titles, 4 BAL Championships, & a State Championship.
7th in Region III by the NSCAA
1st in Southeastern Pa by the SEPA Soccer Coaches Association
1st in Southeastern Pa by the Philadelphia Inquirer
1st in Bucks County Courier Times Poll
4th in PSCA State Small School Poll (released before District & State Playoffs)
7th in Pennsylvania by studentsports.com
Posted Wednesday 11/27/13 2:54 AM
PIAA AA State Championship Game
The Firebirds have advanced to the PIAA AA State Championship Game, which will be played at Hershey Park Stadium on November 16th at 1:30pm. Holy Ghost will face District 7 Champion West Allegheny and the game will be shown on a tape delay at 10:30pm on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
Posted Tuesday 10/22/13 12:00 AM
Congrats to HGP Alum Tim Lazorko '12 (St. Joseph's '16) and his Lehigh Valley United club team for winning the US Youth Soccer U-19 National Championship Saturday, beating the Chicago Fire Academy 1-0. The game was televised live on Fox Soccer Channel and Timmy had the assist on the goal to help the team win the James P. McGuire Cup, which is the oldest trophy in youth sports dating back to 1935.
Also, congrats to coach Davey Simpson and the YMS Xplosion girls who reached the final of the U-14 US Youth Soccer National Championships before falling 2-1 to Eastside FC 98 Red (WA) in a hard fought battle.
Posted Friday 07/26/13 12:00 AM