Athletics News

Norm Muller is named HGP’s new golf coach

Norm Muller (pictured), a former Division I golfer, has been named the new golf coach at Holy Ghost Prep. He inherits a strong Holy Ghost Prep golf program—led by rising senior Calen Sanderson, the 2020 PIAA Class AAA state champion. 

Capturing the ultimate prize

The Holy Ghost Prep Ultimate Frisbee team captured the 2021 Philadelphia High School Ultimate Education League (PHUEL) title by navigating through the two-day tournament with a perfect 6-0 record.

Chris Crawford  ’12 qualifies to play in third U.S. Open

Chris Crawford, a 2012 HGP graduate, qualified to play in his third U.S. Open by shooting five-under par at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. Crawford punched his ticket to the 2021 U.S. Open, which will be played on the South Course at Torrey Pines.

Signed on the dotted line

Ten members of HGP’s Class of 2021 have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.  (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

HGP lacrosse team hopes to continue its winning ways

Ninth-year head coach Ryan Tessler has built one of the area’s top lacrosse programs at Holy Ghost Prep. A quick 2021 season preview is available here. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)

Honoring an icon  

On March 5, Holy Ghost Prep’s iconic basketball coach Tony Chapman ’71 was honored during a special senior class assembly. During the assembly, U.S. congressman Brian Fitzpatrick presented HGP’s iconic coach with a flag that had flown over the Capitol Building. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Tony Chapman '71 joins the 900-win club

With his team's 71-41 victory over Dock Mennonite on March 4, Tony Chapman became just the sixth high school basketball coach in Pennsylvania history to reach the 900-win plateau. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Taking on all comers 

The Holy Ghost Prep baseball team, a traditional PIAA District One power, will face a top-shelf 2021 schedule, a slate that includes nine games against Philadelphia Catholic League teams and three contests vs. Inter-Ac competition. 

HGP’s next shooting star

Sweet-shooting junior wing Shane Reilly (pictured) has taken on a much more substantial role for Holy Ghost Prep’s 2021 varsity hoops team. (photo courtesy of Robert Barnes, Pro Action Sports LLC)

Two HGP student-athletes sign up to play college sports

Holy Ghost Prep seniors Matt Long (baseball) and Luke Slavin (lacrosse, pictured with his parents) recently signed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in the fall at Immaculata University and St. Andrews (N.C.) College, respectively. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

HGP junior Calen Sanderson captures 2020 state golf title

HGP junior Calen Sanderson made eight birdies, including three consecutive ones on the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes, to card a 4-under-par 67 and capture the 2020 PIAA Class AAA state title by one shot on Oct. 20. He is the third HGP golfer to win a state title in the last six years—joining Steve Cerbara (2015) and Liam Hart (2017).