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Athletic Recognition Night 2018
Thanks to all who have registered for Athletic Recognition Night.  The night begins at 6:30pm in Chapman Arena with buffet dinner and our program will begin promptly at 7:00pm.  Dress code for adults is business/casual and our student are to wear their school uniforms, but the sport coat is optional.

Fall Sports Information
All current Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in playing a fall sport next year, please read this very important LETTER with your parents.  
Tryout/First Day of Practice:
Cross-Country: Monday, August 13th at 6:00pm at HGP.   Practices during the remainder of the week will be held at 6pm at Tyler State Park Canoe Rental Area.  Questions about Cross-Country?  Contact Coach Mike Meistering at mmeistering@holyghostprep.org
Golf: Varsity Tryouts: Varsity Golf - August 13-14, 7:00am tee time, arrive between 6:30 and 6:45am at the Union League at Torresdale.  JV Tryouts still TBD.  Questions about Golf?  Contact Coach Mark Walder at mwalder@holyghostprep.org
Rowing: Tryouts TBD.  Questions about Rowing?  Contact Coach JD Bridges at jbridges@holyghostprep.org
Soccer: V/JV Tryouts: August 13 & 14th from 9am-12pm and 5:30pm-7:00pm.  
August 15 from 9am-12pm
Freshman Tryouts - Monday, August 13th 9:00am-11:00am.  The freshman will tryout/practice the remainder of the first week from 9:00am -11:00am. 
Questions about soccer?  Contact Coach Ken Lawson at klawson@holyghostprep.org
Ultimate: Practices will begin on the first day of school - Monday, August 27th at 3:00pm.  Questions about Ultimate?  Contact Coach Tom Croskey at tcroskey@holyghostprep.org.



CARES Walk 2018!  Save the date: Sunday, September 30, 2018.  View the registration flyer HERE and register HERE.  Join HGP as one of the leaders in the Coaches vs. Cancer High School Initiative.  
Varsity Soccer to play William Tennent at Talen Energy Stadium - SAVE THE DATE! - Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00pm.  In order to play at Talen Energy Stadium, all are encouraged to consider buying a ticket to the Union vs. New England Revolution on August 25th.  View the flyer and pay for tickets at this LINK.  Thanks to all for your ongoing support of HGP Soccer!


Spring Sports Updates
Baseball
Congratulations to the baseball players who received BAL All-League honors!
Honorable Mention: Sean Kerrigan - 2B
2nd Team: Luke Verga - Pitcher
1st Team: Phil Stahl - Catcher (BAL MVP), John McNamee - 1B, Brett Sternberg - OF, Ryan Staropoli - Pitcher, Mark Seibert - Utility
Rowing

Holy Ghost Prep’s rowing team completed an historic City Championships this past weekend, bringing home the first medal in the team’s 3-year history and placing two boats into the finals. The Lightweight Four of Alex Danna ’18, Aidan Bell ’20, Tom Geib ’18, Anthony Dattilo ’18, and Sam Hicks ’20 captured the Bronze Medal on a mild afternoon on the Schuylkill in a regatta featuring some 2500 athletes from almost 80 teams around the region. With the medal they have also qualified for the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s Championships, held here in the Philadelphia region on Memorial Day Weekend.

HGP’s Novice Four of Joel Bevenour ’21, Mike Piscopo ’20, Sean Costigan ’21, Danny Featherstone ’21, and Chris Adams ’21 placed fourth in their time trial on Saturday, the first day of racing, and finished fourth in their final on Sunday as well, 4 seconds behind third-place Vineland and also trailing Harriton and Radnor high schools. They will race as a JV Four in the Stotesbury Cup in two weeks. The JV Eight of Will Adams, Beckett Chapin, Brendan Gibbons, Derek Swider (all ’19), Nick LaRosa, Pat Wert, Matt Zwiercan, Connor Bautz (all ’20) and coxswain Isaak Rubis ’21, finished 13th in their time trial. They look to rebound at Stotesbury as their final race. The Varsity Four of Sean Donohue ’18, Nick Braun ’21, Anthony Cancelliere ’19, Jack Boyle ’20, and Grayson Bautz ’18 finished sixth out of 25 in their time trial on Saturday and so advanced to the semifinals on Saturday morning. They took fourth, just over half a second behind Kearney High School (and only four seconds from winner Oakcrest High School), and so barely missed out on the finals. They’ll also be looking for redemption at Stotesbury, in a huge field of sixty boats from all over the U.S. and Canada.

The Lightweight Four placed third in their time trial, a step up from their last race in Philadelphia. Three seconds separated them from 2nd place Atlantic City HS and 7 seconds from the fastest entry from Oakcrest HS. Local rival Father Judge was less than two tenths of a second behind them. LaSalle High School and Kearny rounded out the top six. When the teams advanced to the final the next day, it was clear that HGP would have to give everything they had to hold off their rivals. They came off the line of the 1500m race in the lead, but everyone was gunning hard for the top spot for the first 500m and HGP eventually slipped to 3rd, then 4th behind AC, Oakcrest, and Judge. As they approached the finish line, the HGP Lights put on a furious sprint, working through LaSalle, and with less than 20 strokes left to the race, edged out Father Judge and closed on the leaders. They took the Bronze in a time of 5:10.47; Atlantic City won with a time of 5:07.36. With two weeks till Stotesbury and one more after that until SRAA Nationals, it’s clear the three seniors and two sophomores from Holy Ghost are poised to contend for medals on the national stage.

Track and Field

Congratulations to All-League Performers from this past week's Bicentennial Athletic League Champs:
First Team All League:
4x800 meter relay team of Mitchell Feyl, Brendan Eagen, John Horgan, and Jarrett Zelinsky
Burton Tony Carbino in the 1600m and 800m
Matthew Ginnetti in the Pole Vault
Kevin Trusdell in the Triple Jump
Second Team All League
John Gasiewski in the 300m Hurdles
Jacob McDonald in the Pole Vault
Honorable Mention
Nicholas Polidoro in the 3200m Run
Nicholas Evans in the Pole Vault
Matthew Spinelli in the Triple Jump
Adam Lawall in the Shot Put and Discus
The team continues on to the PIAA District One AAA Championships with Zelinsky and Carbino in the 800m, and the 4x400 meter relay composed of Carbino, Zelinsky, Eagen, and Gasiewski. 

Ultimate
The varsity ultimate team finished in 8th place in the city this year. This is the highest finish for an HGP team in the school's history. They qualified for State Tournament and will play in Pittsburgh over Memorial Day weekend. 
The JV ultimate team is currently 7-0 and will compete in Div 2 Cities in two weeks

Rowing seeks assistant coach
Visit the Employment Opportunities page for more information. Job Description:

Holy Ghost Prep seeks an assistant rowing coach for the Winter/Spring 2018 rowing season and beyond. HGP Rowing is in its third year as a fully school-supported varsity program running two full seasons on the water and winter training (to take place in a dedicated space in the school’s brand-new activity center). There are also summer coaching opportunities. HGP seeks someone with a competitive rowing background (required) with coaching experience and/or experience working with high-school aged athletes preferred.

HGP Rowing practices Tuesday-Saturday in the spring; with practices running approximately 4pm-7pm on weekdays, Saturday mornings, and races on most Sundays. We compete in Philadelphia and the surrounding region including the PSRA Manny Flick races and the Stotesbury Cup. We’re looking for someone who can hopefully be a long-term part of our growing success. HGP Rowing has already had two DI recruited athletes and numerous regional medals in its short 2.5 year history.

 HGP Donates $5,000 to Coaches vs. Cancer.  See our page link to CvC HERE.

Keep up to date with news from the Bicentennial Athletic League at www.balsports.com!

College Camps Now Drive Recruiting

Click on this LINK to see the blog post by Recruit U CEO George White '79.  Click HERE to see the article.  Any students having aspirations of playing college sports should take a look.

HGP Coaching Opportunities: Visit our Employment Opportunities Page

Assistant Throws Coach: Indoor Track and Field and Outdoor Track and Field
Customized Blankets by Custom Made Comfort

Great gift idea!  Visit this LINK to see custom made blankets for fall sports.  Please contact Tony McBryan at tony@custommadecomfort.com if you have any questions.

 

Special thanks to RecruitU Founder and CEO, George White '79, who spoke to freshman, sophomore and junior students and parents on April 26th.  View the presentation here:

HGP College and Athletics Admissions Night a Great Success!

Thanks to nearly 75 parents, coaches and students who attended our inaugural College Information Night for student athletes.  Our panelists were very informative and realistic about the college application and recruiting process. View the presentation HERE.



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