Weekly Roundup: Oct. 23-29

The final full week of October offered more busy tidings for the Penn Charter fall sports teams; here's a look back at how they fared:

10/23: PC freshmen have Monday to remember

10/24: Brian Isztwan named to All-America golf team

10/24: DeMarco selected to play in All-American …

PC Frosh Wins State XC Title, Team Third

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The cross country state championships for independent schools were held at Belmont Plateau, in Fairmount Park, and PC's girls claimed third among 12 schools with 70 points — and ninth grader Emma Zwall won the race!

Emma, shown above at the finish, continued her eye-popping success by …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Sunday October 29 at 01:23PM
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Football Tops SCH, Improves to 7-1

Penn Charter's football team has put itself into position to sniff very rare air.

Though this squad includes just four returning starters, its overall record now stands at 7-1 following Saturday's 28-7 win over visiting SCH Academy.

Two games remain -- the next two Saturdays vs. Episcopal …

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Sunday October 29
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Field Hockey Scores Big Against Baldwin

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It was only one win. But it probably felt like three, or even four, to a young, inexperienced team that has often experienced rough moments this fall.

Friday, Penn Charter's field hockey squad hosted Baldwin in an Inter-Ac game and stormed to a 10-0 victory.

Senior Ava Nicolucci and soph Avery …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Saturday October 28 at 11:26AM
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Girls Water Polo Topples EA in Thriller

Ending a drought is always fun. When accomplishing that feat occurs in exciting fashion, it pretty much feels like New Year's Eve.

Brian Hecker is in his fourth year as Penn Charter's girls water polo coach and, prior to Thursday, his crew had never beaten Episcopal Academy.

This score was 14-13…

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Friday October 27 at 10:37AM
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Late Goal Pushes Boys Soccer Past Haverford

The first four goals in this season's Inter-Ac soccer series vs. Haverford School were NOT scored by Penn Charter.

Thankfully, the final two were . . . and they gave the Quakers a thrilling 2-1 victory Wednesday.

PC dropped the teams' first meeting on the road, 3-0, and the Fords claimed a 1-0 …

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Thursday October 26 at 10:08AM
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Boys Water Polo Falls to Haverford

Penn Charter's varsity sports action was limited to one contest Tuesday and the result was a loss.

Competing at home in boys water polo, the Quakers lost to the Haverford School, 17-8.

Soph Lance Rainer tallied three goals while senior Sean McLafferty and soph Bret Brogan had two apiece. Freshman …

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Wednesday October 25 at 09:32AM
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DeMarco to Play in All-American Soccer Game

Penn Charter senior soccer player Giovanna "Gi" DeMarco has been chosen to play in the fifth annual High School All-American Game that will take place in Orlando, Florida, on December 2.

DeMarco was one of 40 elite high school girls soccer players chosen, with 20 playing for the East team —…

Posted by E. Morrone in award, fall sports on Tuesday October 24 at 01:25PM
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Brian Isztwan Named to All-America Golf Team

Senior Penn Charter golfer Brian Isztwan was named to the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) announced. The team, which was first formed in 1988, features 12 young men and 12 young women “who demonstrate the ability to excel not …

Posted by E. Morrone in award, fall sports on Tuesday October 24 at 12:54PM
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Where is it written that ninth grade athletes must defer to their older counterparts?

Not in any book read by Penn Charter's kids.

Monday, for the second time in five days, a PC freshman captured first place in a championship event held by the Inter-Ac League.

Patrick Isztwan went first in…

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Tuesday October 24 at 09:37AM
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  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

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