With family members, coaches, teachers, and healthy number of classmates all gathered together in the school’s Frank Frederico Performing Arts Theater cheering them on, these eight Holy Ghost Prep students signed national letters of intent during a Nov. 14 ceremony. (photo by Catalano Studio)
Soccer Advances to the PIAA State Tournament; BAL All-League Team Announced
Congratulations to BAL Coach of the Year Ken Lawson and the soccer team on advancing to the PIAA State Tournament after a 4-2 win over Phoenixville in the District One Semi-Finals. Senior Nkosi Graham continued his record breaking season, scoring all four goals. Tyler Weimert '20 had three assists. The team will take on Strath Haven in the PIAA District One Championship on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00pm at Upper Merion High School.
Congratulations to the BAL All-League selections:
2nd Team: TJ Butler, Max Giuliana, Stefan Melekos, Jake McDonald
1st Team: Nkosi Graham, Ethan Ruppersberger, Tyler Weimert, Zach Moore
MVP & All-State Selection: Nkosi Graham
Cross-Country wins 23rd Consecutive BAL Title!
Congratulations to the cross country team for winning their 23rd consecutive Bicentennial Athletic League Cross Country Independence Division Championship! The team was led by First Team All-League athletes Elliot Puckett '21, Nicholas Polidoro '19, Mitchell Feyl '20, and Burton Carbino '19. Completing the scoring for the Firebirds were Second Team All-League athletes Jarett Zelinsky '19 and John Horgan '21. The team scored 55 points to second place Lower Moreland's 81. Also congratulations to the Junior Varsity squad who placed first, scoring 25 points to second place Jenkintown's 31. The team was led by individual champion Jake Marek '21, with support from teammates John Demmler '19, John Gasiewski '19, Jack DeLeo '21, and Andrew Plunkett '19. The team had several personal bests on Friday, October 26, at Lehigh University in the PIAA AAA District Championships. Congratulations to BAL Coach of the Year Mike Meistering and the team on a great season.
Holy Ghost Prep’s fall sports teams have all enjoyed strong seasons and were well represented on the 2018 All-BAL teams.
Seventy-five alumni and friends of Holy Ghost Prep participated in the annual HGP Golf Classic on October 22. The event, which raised over $35,000 for Holy Ghost Prep athletics, also included a post-golf dinner at which the No. 20 uniform of legendary HGP coach Tony Chapman ’71 was retired. (photo by Catalano Studio)
Nkosi Graham (pictured) scored three goals to set a new single-season scoring record for the Holy Ghost Prep boys' soccer team as the top-seeded Firebirds topped Bishop Shanahan, 5-1, in the District 1 Class 3A quarterfinals on October 24.
Greg Olenski ’10, one of the best players in Holy Ghost Prep’s storied baseball history, has been named the school’s new head baseball coach.
Twelve members of the Class of 2018 are continuing continue their academic and athletic careers this fall.