Ultimate Frisbee

Coach: Tom Croskey (15th season)

2022 Spring Highlights: 14th place in PA State Tournament, 8th place in Philadelphia City Tournament

Key Players Lost to Graduation: Dan Beerhalter, Nico Blanco, Lucas Guinan (Capt), Noah Mackiewicz (Capt), Michael Nipper (Capt), Ryan Ott, George Vyzaniaris (Capt), Frank Zink (Capt)

2022 Spring Season Recap: The 2022 Firebirds competed in the first ever after-school league in the City Division, which was played in Fairmount Park. The team progressed well throughout the spring and worked hard to establish their identity as a heavy zone team relying on the pressure of their sideline trap zone and the presence of their deeps, which took away the opposing team's huck throws. The team successfully reached its goal of qualifying for States held in Pittsburgh over Memorial Day Weekend. 

2022 Fall Outlook: The 2022 Fall Ultimate team will be led by a combination of veteran players and some young talent. Senior captains Evan Lutz and Nick Lutz will help lead the team over the course of multiple tournaments against the best teams throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.  

2022 Fall Key Returnees: Chad Beaver, Joey Connor, Evan Lutz (Capt), Nick Lutz (Capt), James McKenna, Daniel Nipper, AJ Olczak

2022 Fall Sophomores to Watch: Carter Beaver, Mark Bonetti, Braden Wetzler 




All students who are interested in playing ultimate this fall need to have all HGP Athletic Forms completed by the first day of practice. Please email tcroskey@holyghostprep.org for specific ultimate related questions, or to be added to the team's Schoology group to stay up-to-date on pertinent team information.  Follow the team on Twitter for score updates and general public information. Follow the team's new Instagram account for pictures and videos. Review the 2022 Fall Ultimate Checklist to make sure you're ready for our first practice on Tuesday August 23, 2022.

2022 Fall Ultimate Checklist



  • First Practice - Tuesday August 23, 2022 on the Ultimate Practice Field (behind Cornwells Building) 2:45-4:45pm. 

    • Cleats - Athletic plastic cleats (soccer or low cut football) for running, jumping, and cutting

    • Athletic Attire - comfortable shirt, shorts, sweats

    • Water bottle - stay hydrated throughout the day


  • First Tournament - Sat/Sun Sept 17-18th

    • HGP Jersey 

    • Navy Blue shorts

    • Cleats

    • Warmup sweats

    • Water Bottle

    • Food

Ultimate is a competitive, self-officiated sport that pits 7 on 7 on a field 110 yards long by 40 yards wide. Players in possession of the disc throw it across the field until a teammate catches it in the end zone (20 yards long by 40 yards wide). Players without the disc seek to intercept or knock the disc to the ground. Once a disc touches the ground, a turnover occurs and possession switches. Like soccer, the transition is fast and instantaneous resulting in some quick, exciting plays. Each goal counts as 1. Games are played until a team reaches 15 and wins by 2. This usually lasts about 90-120 minutes per contest.