Coach: Ken Lawson ’92, 10th season
2018 record: 20-2-1, lost the District One Class 3A final to Strath Haven in overtime before reaching the PIAA state quarterfinals
2018 award winners: Nkosi Graham ’19 (first team All-BAL, BAL Most Valuable Player, all-state selection, regional All-American selection); Ethan Ruppersberger ’19 (first team All-BAL); Zach Moore ’19 (first team All-BAL), Tyler Weimert ’20 (first team All-BAL); TJ Butler ’20 (second team All-BAL); Max Guilana ’20 (second team All-BAL); Stefen Melekos ’20 (second team All-BAL); Jake McDonald ’19 (second team All-BAL)
Key players lost to graduation: Nkosi Graham (playing soccer at the University of Evansville), Ethan Ruppersberger (playing soccer at East Stroudsburg), Zach Moore, Jake McDonald
Key returnees: Tyler Weimert ’20, TJ Butler ’20, Max Guilana ’20, Stefen Melekos ’20
2019 season outlook: The Firebirds were one of the most complete teams in the state last fall, finishing with an impressive 20-2-1 record. Ken Lawson’s squad suffered some significant personnel losses from that team—most notably, scoring machine Nkosi Graham (school record 73 career goals) and defensive ace Ethan Rupperberger. But the winning figures to continue at Ghost. With Graham now at the University of Evansville and Rupperberger playing at East Stroudsburg, Tyler Weimert, a first-team All-BAL performer, will be one of the senior on-field leaders in 2019—along with returning all-leaguer performers TJ Butler, Max Guilana, and Stefen Melekos. Juniors Zach Simcsak, Cole Stevens, and sophomore Tony Colon will contribute in the midfield.
Soccer Night at Chickie's and Pete's!
Come join us for a night of celebration and camaraderie on October 5, 2018.
Holy Ghost Prep vs. William Tennent at Talen Energy Stadium
Live Stream Link Sponsored by Shady Brook Farm:
Info. for guests:
Tickets/Parking – Tickets and Parking are free. Lot BVIP will be open for all parking and there will be no parking attendants on site. Lot BVIP is directly next to the practice fields on the West side of the stadium. Parking map here.
Concession Stands – We will have one concession stand open. No alcohol will be sold.
Entrance into the Stadium – The gate will open at 6pm. The only entrance that will be open is the Supporters Gate. That is the closest entrance to Lot B and on the Southwest side of the stadium. That means it’s on the river side and on the opposite side of the bridge. It does say Supporters Gate on the outside.
Union Shop – This wasn’t originally the plan but we did get this approved. The Union Shop (located behind section 112) should be open until a little after half-time of the second match.
Sitting Arrangement – Holy Ghost Prep will be in sections 102-106 and William Tennent will be in 108-111. 107 will not be available for seating.
Info. for teams:
Locker Rooms – Both teams will have access to a locker room.
Rosters and starting lineup – We will need the rosters and everyone playing in the game will need to sign attached waivers. Please let us know who the starters will be that way we can announce the starting lineups. Letting us know the day of the game is fine
Warm-ups – Warm-ups will take place on the field from 6:00-6:40. Then can head back into the locker room for pre-game speeches. 6:50 everyone can report to the players tunnel and we will bring both teams and the referees out together for national anthem.
Field usage – We will ask for the teams help on this. We ask to only have varsity players and coaches to be on the field at any time.
Walk out to field – After warm-ups we do ask everyone to go back to locker room. We will have bench players and coaches walk out first. Then we will play the MLS theme song to have the starting lineups and refs walk to.
Team Photos – I think it is important to take some team photos on the field. We can do this post-game.
NSCAA Pa Coach of the Year - 2013
PSCA AA Coach of the Year - 2013
Bucks County Courier Times Coach of the Year - 2013
Southeastern Pa Coach of the Year - 2012
BAL Coach of the Year - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017