Soccer

2021 season preview

Head coach: Ken Lawson '92

Key players lost to graduation: Zach Simcsak (playing at University of Scranton), Cole Stevens (playing at Moravian College)

Key returnees:  Joey Reteneller, Tony Colon, Anthony Fanelli, Yoffi Danquah, Frankie Britsch, Easton Ruppersberger, Lucas Herrera, and Tim Devine

2021 season outlook: In its second year as an independent, the Holy Ghost Prep soccer team, a traditional PIAA District One power coached by Ken Lawson ’92, had put together the area’s toughest schedule for the fall—including five games against Philadelphia Catholic League teams, three consecutive games against Inter-Ac teams, and three contests vs. Central League teams. The take-on-all-comers approach—with many of the games on the road—will result in some regular season losses, but Lawson believes that the rugged schedule will prepare this team to make a nice run in the district playoffs. Defense will be a clear strength for this team as Joey Reteneller and Frankie Britsch are back to mark the opponent’s top scoring threats and Tim Devine is a talented goalie. Easton Ruppersberger and Lucas Herrera will be the leaders in the midfield. In recent years, the Firebirds have had one or two dominant scorers, but they will employ a scoring-by-committee approach this fall—led by Anthony Fanelli, Tony Colon, and Yoffi Danquah.

Here is the entire 2021 HGP soccer schedule:

Sept. 4         vs. William Tennent (Wildwood Labor Day Classic)

Sept. 5         vs. Roman Catholic High School (Wildwood Labor Day Classic)

Sept. 7          at Archbishop Ryan 

Sept. 8         vs. Cardinal O’Hara

Sept. 11       at New Hope-Solebury High School

Sept. 15       at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School 

Sept. 17       vs. Garnet Valley High School 

Sept. 18       at Paul VI High School

Sept. 21       at The Episcopal Academy

Sept. 22       vs. The Haverford School 

Sept. 28       at Germantown Academy 

Oct. 2           at Conestoga High School

Oct. 5           vs. St. Augustine (N.J.)

Oct. 8           at Academy of the New Church

Oct. 12         at La Salle College High School

Oct. 16         at Marple Newtown High School

Oct. 19         at Dock Mennonite Academy

Oct. 23         vs. Pennsbury High, at YMS Soccer Club

Fall 2021 Soccer Schedules

Freshman

Soccer
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Away
Lansdale Catholic High School
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Soccer
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Away
Dairy Fields in Fairmount Park
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JV

Soccer
vs.
Pennsbury HS West
Home
YMS Soccer Club
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Varsity

Soccer
vs.
Pennsbury HS West
Home
YMS Soccer Club
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