2019 season recap: Holy Ghost Prep remained one of the area’s top teams in 2019. The Firebirds reached the PIAA District 1 Class 3A title, losing to Strath Haven in overtime, 2-1. Ken Lawson’s squad won a first round state playoff game before falling in the state quarterfinals to Archbishop Wood.
In 2020, the Firebirds will have to replace a troika of 2019 first-team All-BAL performers in unflappable goalie TJ Butler and scoring aces Stefen Melekos, Max Guiliana, and Tyler Weimert.
But Holy Ghost Prep, a traditional District 1 power, should remain so in 2020. As the program leaves the BAL and competes as an independent next year, Lawson will build his 2020 squad around key returnees Liam Fleming, Cole Stevens, Gianni Galdo, Zach Simcsak, Joey Reteneller, Tony Colon, Yoofi Danquah, Anthony Fanelli, and Colin Conway.
2019 All-BAL selections
First Team: Stefen Melekos ’20, TJ Butler ’20, and Max Guiliana ’20
Second Team: Tyler Weimert ’20, Gianni Galdo ’21, and Liam Fleming ’21
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