Penn Charter recognized three coaches and dozens of student-athletes for notable achievements this year and in their Penn Charter athletic careers.
Spring teams — baseball, crew, lacrosse, softball, tennis and track — were celebrated, along with three-sport athletes, team captains and students who will play their sport in college.
Coaches announced the winners of their Coach's Awards, which honor athletes who have excelled as scorers, defenders, teammates, and for multiple reasons brought distinction to themselves and to their school. The list appears below, along with Inter-Academic League honors. Fall sports and players were celebrated in November, and winter sports in February.
Three PC coaches — Crystal Keelan, Pete Shaifer and Andy Zuccotti — took a special curtain call. (Photo below.)
"As athletic administrators we are always appreciative of the good work done by all of our coaches, it is particularly rewarding when statewide and national organizations recognize the outstanding work done by our coaches," Ed Foley, associate director of athletics, told the students, parents and coaches who attended the end-of-year banquet.
Crystal Keelan, PC swimming coach and PCAC head coach, has been named head coach of Team USA at the World Junior Championships this summer in Budapest.
Pete Shaifer guided PC wrestling to its best finish in the last 25 years and was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools as its wrestling coach of the year.
Andy Zuccotti coached PC girls cross country to a state title this past fall; along the way they were undefeated in league matches, won the George School and William Tennent Invitationals and had the best season in the history of our girls cross country program. Zuccotti was chosen as the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools coach of the year.
Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches who represented Penn Charter in the three seasons of the 2018-2019 academic year!
Penn Charter Sports Awards Recipients
|Vincent Fattore||Baseball||Coach's Award|
|Aaron Maione||Baseball||Coach's Award|
|Samuel Siani||Baseball||Coach's Award|
|Cole Frieman||Crew||Coach's Award|
|Matthew Groshens||Crew||Coach's Award|
|Ryan Milkman||Crew||Coach's Award|
|Lucy Alter||Crew||Coach's Award|
|Aurora Hannikainen||Crew||Coach's Award|
|Sydney Nixon||Crew||Coach's Award|
|Ava Coyle||Lacrosse||Coach's Award|
|Nicholas DiCicco||Lacrosse||Coach's Award|
|Emma Maley||Lacrosse||Coach's Award|
|Carson Marano||Lacrosse||Coach's Award|
|Terence Thompson||Lacrosse||Coach's Award|
|Emma Wilson||Lacrosse||Coach's Award|
|Anastasia Lewis||Softball||Coach's Award|
|Abigail Manion||Softball||Coach's Award|
|Abigail Quinn||Softball||Coach's Award|
|Liam Birnie||Tennis||Coach's Award|
|Tom Bradbeer||Tennis||Coach's Award|
|Charlie Jordan - Weinstein||Tennis||Coach's Award|
|Akeel Blake||Track & Field||Coach's Award|
|Patrick Fehm||Track & Field||Coach's Award|
|Alex Turner||Track & Field||Coach's Award|
|Mary McDavid||Track & Field||Coach's Award|
|Peyton Parker||Track & Field||Coach's Award|
|Janae Stewart||Track & Field||Coach's Award|
Inter-Academic League Honors
|Akeel Blake*||Track & Field||First|
|Patrick Gabor**||Track & Field||First|
|Janae Stewart***||Track & Field||First|
|Isabel Crawford****||Track & Field||First|
|Julia Dolce****||Track & Field||First|
|Danielle Shipon****||Track & Field||First|
|Abigail Zwall****||Track & Field||First|
|* Long Jump & Triple Jump|
|****4 x 800|