National Spotlight Shines on Reece Whitley

Senior Reece Whitley is headed to the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Swimming Trials in Indiana this week.

The Washington Post profiled Whitley and his impact on the sport thus far, his drive to swim his best times, how he navigates the reality of being one of the few African Americans …

Posted by jjudsonrea in winter sports on Tuesday June 27 at 01:49PM
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Whitley Announces Verbal Commit to Berkeley

Reece Whitley, Penn Charter Class of 2018 and the top-ranked high school swimming recruit in the country, has verbally committed to the University of California, Berkeley.

Whitley made the announcement on his Twitter page over the weekend.

Whitley, of Lafayette Hill, participated at the Eastern …

Posted by ssexton in winter sports on Wednesday June 21 at 08:23AM
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Winter Athletes Recognized

Honors for Winter Athletes from Coaches and Inter-Ac

Congratulations to all of our winter teams and athletes!

Penn Charter wrapped up the winter season with an award ceremony for Upper School winter athletes on March 8. Coaches honored their players and announced the Inter-Academic League picks.…

Posted by jjudsonrea in award, winter sports on Thursday March 9 at 05:18PM
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Weekly Roundup: Feb. 19-25

Late-season accolades came calling last week!

Feb. 22: Three varsity girls basketball seniors received honors from the Markward Basketball Club.

Penn Charter Swimming at Easterns 2017 PodiumFeb. 23-24: Swimming raced at Easterns with great swims from our boys and our girls. 

Feb. 25: Reece Whitley set, and then set again, a …

Posted by jjudsonrea in silary, award, winter sports, weekly roundup on Monday February 27 at 04:31PM
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Coaches Honor Middle School Winter Athletes

Middle School athletics focuses on skill and player development. Our students grow as teammates and as athletes under the care of great coaches.

The coaches commended their teams for great work this season, and they highlighted athletes with exceptional sportsmanship as well as dedication to …

Posted by jjudsonrea in award, winter sports on Monday February 27 at 04:23PM
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Winter Sports End with Record Breaker

Reece Whitley certainly knows how to provide outrageous entertainment.

In the far-and-away highlight of Penn Charter's participation Saturday on Day Two of the Eastern Invitational Swimming Championships at Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, Penn Charter's amazing junior broke a …

Posted by ssexton in silary, winter sports on Sunday February 26
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Day 1 at Easterns: Fast!

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You know how things usually go in swimmingThe winner touches the wall and the runnerup does so an instant later.

On Friday at Franklin & Marshall College, on Day One of the Eastern Interscholastic Championships, Penn Charter junior Reece Whitley claimed a win and the second guy …

Posted by ssexton in silary, winter sports on Saturday February 25 at 07:23AM
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Weekly Roundup: Feb 5 - 12

There was big action throughout last week for PC teams. 

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Girls swimming and diving shined at Champs.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Boys swimming competed at Champs and brought home some medals.

Friday, Feb. 10: Senior night for girls basketball and wrestling, plus great work by …

Posted by jjudsonrea in silary, winter sports, weekly roundup on Monday February 13 at 09:40AM
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Champs Results for Boys Swimming

Reece Whitley's skills are so well respected in the swimming community, on Wednesday the public address announcer at Malvern Prep kept referring to him as "Reece the Beast."

Indeed.

In the Inter-Ac championships, Penn Charter's outstanding junior captured firsts in two individual events …

Posted by ssexton in silary, winter sports on Thursday February 9
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Girls Swimming Shines at Champs

Penn Charter's girls swimming team traveled to Episcopal Academy Tuesday for the Inter-Ac League championships and the 100 butterfly event provided goose bumps the size of golf balls.

Ninth graders – repeat, ninth graders – Gabby Lopez-Ona and Sabrina Shaffer finished first …

Posted by ssexton in silary, winter sports on Wednesday February 8 at 08:27AM
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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • 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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Go Charter!

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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