Upon defeating Westtown 11-3 in Round 1 of the PAISAA Tournament, baseball advances to Round 2. The Quakers will play SCH at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at SCH.
Softball shut out the Hill School 8-0 to advance to the championship game in the PAISAA Tournament. Softball will take on the Academy of Notre Dame at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Arcadia University.
Due to these games, the Athletics Banquet will begin half an hour later. All athletes and their parents are invited for food in Dooney Field House at 6:30 p.m., and the ceremony celebrating athletes will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Kurtz Center.
Softball wrapped up its perfect 10-0 Inter-Ac championship season on Wednesday with an 8-2 win over Episcopal Academy. The Quakers did the bulk of their offensive work in the first inning, climbing to an early 5-0 lead after a flurry of hits. Penn Charter saw solo home runs from senior Abby Manion and sophomore Abby Brown. Before the game, the Quakers honored seniors Manion and Abbey Quinn as part of their Senior Day celebration. On Friday, the girls continued their dominant streak with a 22-3 blowout win over Perkiomen in the first round of the PAISAA tournament. Junior Maddie Solow hit a grand slam in the third inning, helping to bring the team to an early lead of 18-3. The Quakers host the Hill School for round two on Tuesday, May 21. The game begins at 4 pm on Max Gross Field.
Girls lacrosse defeated the Hill School 11-7 in the first round of the PAISAA tournament on Saturday. The Quaker offense got off to a strong start, leading 6-2 by halftime and a 10-4 by the third quarter. Hill scored two quick goals in the fourth quarter and narrowed Penn Charter's lead to 10-6; they managed one more goal as the Quakers ran the clock down. Charlotte Hodgson (2G) put one more on the board for the Quakers in the final two minutes of play. Along with Hodgson, the Penn Charter offensive was led by Kaylee Dyer (2G, 1A), Lane Murray (2G, 1A) and Leah Sax (2G). Vanessa Ewing, Mia Ferraro and Darcy Felter added one goal each. Hayley Hunt played another terrific game in net, making 10 saves for the Quakers. The girls advance to the tournament semifinals against Agnes Irwin. They play on May 21 at 4:30 pm in Rosemont.
Track and field competed in the PAISAA championships at Malvern on Saturday and brought home seven medals between the boys and girls teams. Penn Charter's medal winners are listed below; read the full team results here.
Peyton Parker–first place, 200 meter; third place, 400 meter
Sara Shipon–second place, 800 meter
Amanda Ehrenhalt–third place, 300 hurdles
Mallory Schwartz–third place, pole vault
Pat Fehm–first place, triple jump; first place, high jump
Akeel Blake–first place, long jump; second place, triple jump
Patrick Gabor–second place, high jump
Baseball defeated Germantown Academy 6-3 in a total team win on Wednesday. Sophomore Aaron Maione went two for three with two RBIs and two doubles; he helped the Quakers rise to a 4-1 lead after just two innings. Senior Sam Siani went two for three at the plate and batted in one runner. Freshman Vincent Fattore belted two doubles and earned two RBIs. Relief pitcher Jake Siani shut down the Patriots' batters with three consecutive strikeouts in the bottom of the seventh and allowed only one hit during his 3 innings on the mound. On Friday, the Quakers fell to Inter-Ac champions Springside Chestnut Hill by a score of 5-0, bringing their overall record to 19-10-1.
Boys lacrosse was edged out by Haverford 9-8 in the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Tournament on Saturday. By halftime, the game was tied at six thanks to goals from Gavin Tygh, Colin Michener, Petey Malitas, Conor McKee, Jayce Dyer and Tone DeMarco. The Quakers battled hard until the very end. With less than a minute on the clock, Tygh scored a crucial goal to put the Quakers in position to tie the game, but the Fords' defenders held them off there. Senior Carson Marano played a great game in the cage to finish off his PC career.
Football players Ryan Maloney, Mo Harris and Terence Thompson represented Penn Charter in the City All-Star Football Game on Saturday, playing alongside 100 of the best high school football players from Philadelphia. Maloney was named Defensive MVP of non-public school teams.
Robert P. Levy OPC '48, founder of the Philadelphia Little Quakers, Penn Charter football coach and former PC Overseer, was honored today by PC and the Little Quakers.
Penn Charter football captain Terence Thompson, a senior and Little Quakers "graduate" in 2013, presented a gift to Cissie Levy, widow of the late Bob Levy OPC ’48.
Terence presented the honorary football commemorating Penn Charter’s 41-14 victory in the 132nd edition of the PC/GA rivalry. The Penn Charter football team dedicated the game ball in memory of Robert Levy, who was so instrumental in introducing countless young student-athletes to William Penn Charter School.
Thank you to PC overseer Bob Rosania OPC '82, P'22, '23 for the photograph of Cissie Levy and Terence Thompson.
Following Tuesday's Senior Day celebration, girls lacrosse pulled off a big 6-5 win against Inter-Ac leaders Episcopal, putting an end to the Churchmen's 18-game undefeated streak. Five different Quakers scored in a spirited team effort: Kaylee Dyer (2), Leah Sax, Mia Ferraro, Lizzie McLaughlin and Lane Murray. Junior Hayley Hunt denied 13 shots on net, including an aggressive close-range attempt in the fourth quarter. Hunt also scooped up three ground balls and caused one turnover. Up 4-2 at the half, the Quakers fought hard to maintain their lead as Episcopal tied things up in the fourth quarter. Dyer sealed the deal for PC when she fired off her second goal of the day with 3:57 left on the clock. The Quakers earned a bye in the first round of the PAISAA Tournament. They will face off against the Hill School in the second round on May 18 at 10:00 am, at home on Maguire Field.
Boys lacrosse beat Springside Chestnut Hill 9-4 in the first round of Inter-Ac playoffs on Tuesday. Early goals from Dean Bleiler (2), Jayce Dyer (2) and Conor McKee (2) got the Quakers off to a strong start; by the half, Penn Charter had six unanswered goals and was leading 6-2. Tone DeMarco (2G,1A) provided a late-game boost for the offense, and Gavin Tygh scored one in the second quarter. Tygh went 16 for 16 in face-off wins, and Carson Marano held down the defense with 11 saves. Next, the boys play Haverford in the Inter-Ac semifinals at Cabrini College on May 17 at 7 pm. Tickets are available at the door.