Girls lacrosse hosted Abington High School at home on Maguire Field yesterday in a competitive game that was decided in double overtime. PC trailed 6-4 at halftime and mounted an impressive comeback, allowing just one goal in the second half. Alexis Joseph scored a goal with just two seconds left in the game to tie the score 7-7 and send it to overtime, but Abington found the net in double OT to take the 8-7 win.
It was a full team effort as seven different players scored goals for the Quakers. Darcy Felter, Greer Guyer, Mia Ferraro, Kaylee Dyer, Leah Sax, Alexis Joseph, and Vanessa Ewing all scored for PC. Additionally, Hayley Hunt had nine saves on the night.
The team will be back in action this weekend as they travel to Baltimore, MD, to play the Bryn Mawr School on Saturday at the US Lacrosse Stadium.
Girls track & field earned a commanding 94-31 win over Notre Dame on Wednesday at home on Weaver Track.
First place finishers were Mary McDavid (800m), Mallory Schwartz (pole vault) and Emma Zwall in the mile. The 4x100 team of Jalynn Johnson, Peyton Parker, Ainyae Holmes and Mia Murphy also garnered first place. Both boys and girls track & field will be back in action on Friday as they travel to Abington High School to compete at the Jack Armstrong Invitational.
Softball lost a tough 6-5 game to Archbishop Carroll in extra innings yesterday.
Sophomore Maddie Solow was impressive at the plate going 4-for-5 with a double and a triple. Freshman Neilee Koslosky had a three-run homer for the Quakers and added another hit, but it was not enough to earn the victory.
The team will host Episcopal Academy at home on Max Gross Field on Friday for another big Inter-Ac matchup.
Shorthanded, boys tennis (both PC #1 and #2 were on college visits) battled back-and-forth with La Salle College High School yesterday. The team score was tied 3-3 heading into the last match, but La Salle earned the victory in three sets to take a 4-3 win over the Quakers in a competitive showdown.
Boys tennis conquered wind and snow squalls to earn a dominant 6-1 win over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at home on Rieger Courts yesterday.
In singles competitions, senior Ben Swanson and sophomore Charlie Jordan-Weinstein both won their matches in two sets.
The Quakers won all four contested matches in doubles against SCH. The pairs earning victories for PC included: senior Justin Ko and junior Tom Bradbeer; senior classmates Alex Shipon and Jake Cutler; seniors Nigel George and Josh Toll; junior classmates Rohan Bhambhani and David Garnick.
The team will be back in action today as they host La Salle College HS at home.
Boys lacrosse traveled to the Shipley School and earned a 12-5 win on the road.
After establishing a commanding 6-1 heading into halftime, the Quakers extended their lead to 10-2 in the third quarter and added two more goals in the closing minutes to conclude the strong 12-5 victory.
It was a full team effort offensively as many different players got involved in the attack. Junior Jayce Dyer scored three goals and classmate Gavin Tygh won valuable faceoffs throughout the contest and contributed a goal of his own.
Boys lacrosse will play next on Friday as they host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at home on Perrott Turf Field.
Baseball secured another Inter-Ac victory with a strong 5-3 win over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at home yesterday.
Trailing 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Quakers found much-needed offense. Senior Shane McCafferty started the comeback after getting hit by a pitch before consecutive doubles from junior Sam Siani and freshman Dean Bergmann allowed PC to take the lead. Bergmann was 2-for-3 at the plate and earned three RBIs for the Quakers.
Senior Will Samuel was strong on the mound, pitching for nearly six innings before being relieved. Junior Tommy Snipes took over pitching duties to close out the game and secured the win for the Quakers.
The team will travel to the Haverford School to continue Inter-Ac play on Friday before hosting the Perkiomen School at home on Saturday, April 21.
Softball won an exciting 16-10 game on the road against the Baldwin School on Tuesday evening, improving to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Inter-Ac.
There was plenty of action during the competitive game, which was a back-and-forth battle until the Quakers earned five runs in the top of the seventh inning to seal the victory.
It was a full team effort as many players contributed. Sophomore Maddie Solow recorded three hits and three RBIs for the Quakers, while sophomore Anastasia Lewis pitched five innings to earn the win.
The team will play next at home when they host Episcopal Academy on Friday on Max Gross Field.
Girls lacrosse lost a close game to Baldwin at home on Tuesday. Trailing 4-3 at halftime, the team could not overcome the deficit and fell 8-6.
Leah Sax scored two goals for the Quakers, while Vanessa Ewing, Darcy Felter, Alexis Joseph and Emma Wilson each added one of their own.
The team will be back in action on Thursday as they host Abington High School at home on Maguire Field.
Baseball played an unusual doubleheader Saturday with two road games at two different locations. Game one ended in an 11-1 loss at Cardinal O’Hara; the team finished the second leg of the doubleheader just down the road from PC at GFS with a dominating 14-5 win.
Against GFS, senior Mike Siani earned his 100th career hit on Saturday with a huge home run to right-center field. The team was tied 5-5 heading into the sixth inning before exploding for nine runs to earn the 14-5 victory.
Senior Trajan Womack hit a triple and added three RBIs for the Quakers, while senior Luke Mattice had two RBIs.
Sophomore Gavin Zavorski and freshman Dean Bergmann both hit RBI singles to add to the scoreboard for PC.
The team is scheduled to play at home on Palaia Field for the first time since opening weekend when they host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on Tuesday.
The PC girls softball and lacrosse teams took on rival Germantown Academy teams on Friday and scored decisive victories.
Softball earned a dominant win over Inter-Ac rival, Germantown Academy, winning 17-0.
Penn Charter’s pitching was strong, allowing just two hits in the shutout victory. Senior Ava Nicolucci, sophomore Maddy Solow, and sophomore Anastasia Lewis all spent time on the mound.
A huge third-inning at the plate allowed PC to score eight runs and set the tone for the game. The defense was near flawless as the team recorded zero errors.
Senior Grace Stansfield and freshman Neilee Koslowsky showcased exciting performances, both earning three hits and three RBIs. Junior Abigail Manion and senior Ava Nicolucci added two hits and two RBIs for the Quakers.
The team will be back in action next week for another Inter-Ac matchup on Tuesday against Baldwin.
Girls lacrosse capped an undefeated week with a strong 13-5 win over GA.
The Quakers led 5-3 at halftime, but poured on the offense in the second half to extend their lead, adding eight more goals to claim the 13-5 victory. PC allowed just two goals in the second half, as sophomore Haley Hunt had nine saves.
Kaylee Dyer had four goals to lead PC’s scoring efforts. Vanessa Ewing contributed three goals, while eighth-grader Darcy Felter and freshman Mia Ferraro each added two more goals for the Quakers.
Sophomore classmates Lizzie McLaughlin and Leah Sax both scored one goal in the impressive win. The young, talented team continues to improve each week and will be back-in-action against the Baldwin at home on Tuesday.
Baseball traveled to Episcopal Academy for an important Inter-Ac game on Friday, but suffered a tough 5-3 defeat.
The Quakers took an early 2-0 lead as the Siani brothers provided valuable offense. Senior Mike Siani had a lead-off single before junior Sam Siani earned an RBI, allowing his brother to score.
The game was tied 2-2 heading into the third inning, but PC gave up two runs in the bottom of the third, which proved to be the difference.
The team will be back in action today as they travel to Germantown Friends School for yet another away game.
Boys lacrosse played away at Haverford School. The team started to gain momentum late in the game, but it was a not enough to overcome the deficit, and they suffered a 10-5 defeat.
Senior Luke Brogan scored two goals for the Quakers. Junior Gavin Tygh, senior Ryan Dickson and senior Blake Target all contributed a goal for PC. Tygh continues to showcase impressive face-off skills, winning all 19 of his opportunities.
The team will look to get back into the winning column when they travel to play at the Shipley School on Tuesday.
Softball earned a shutout victory over Agnes Irwin in another Inter-Ac matchup yesterday, winning 18-0.
Ava Nicolucci pitched five innings without giving up a single run, allowing only two hits and earning five strikeouts. The Quakers were near flawless, recording zero errors during the game.
Highlights of the Quakers' offensive efforts included sophomore Maddie Solow going 3-for-4 at the plate and recording an inside-the-park home run; junior Abby Quinn with a triple and earning four RBIs; and classmate Abby Manion adding three RBIs.
After that impressive victory, the team will get busy preparing for Germantown Academy on Friday at home on Max Gross Softball Field.
Boys tennis hosted Shipley School at home on Wednesday, but suffered a close 3-2 loss.
The Quakers earned one win during singles competition and two wins in doubles, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.
Senior Ben Swanson earned a victory in two sets in singles (6-4, 6-4). Junior Thomas Bradbeer and freshman Josh John added another victory in doubles winning their match (6-1, 6-0).
Softball earned a comeback victory over Notre Dame at home in a rematch of the PAISAA Semi-Final Game from last season, earning a 4-2 win Tuesday evening.
The Quakers trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning before senior Grace Stansfield hit a three-run homer to take the lead. Senior Chloe Master added an RBI in the sixth inning to complete the 4-2 victory.
Sophomores Madelynn Solow and Anastasia Lewis were strong on the mound; Lewis earned 10 strikeouts pitching four shutout innings. Senior Ciara McGee closed the door on an ND comeback effort, throwing out a player at home plate from right field to earn the last out of the game.
The team is back at it today at home on Max Gross Field as they host Agnes Irwin.
Girls lacrosse earned a marquee win on the road against the Academy of Notre Dame last night.
After establishing a 3-2 heading into halftime, the Quakers scored the winning goal late in the second half to break the tie and earn the 6-5 win.
Freshman Kaylee Dyer scored four goals for the Quakers in the Inter-Ac matchup, including the game-winner in the closing seconds.
Eighth-grader Darcy Felter and sophomore Leah Sax each scored a goal to propel PC to the victory over a talented Notre Dame team, which earned a win over a nationally ranked team last week.
Sophomore Haley Hunt earned 14 saves in goal and a strong defensive effort by the team allowed Penn Charter to earn upset victory.
Girls lacrosse will have another Inter-Ac league game this week against Germantown Academy at home on Friday, April 13.
Baseball earned an impressive win over Germantown Academy on the road, winning 6-5 in their league opener.
The team improves to 4-1 overall, lead by strong pitching efforts from senior Will Samuel and junior Tommy Snipes. Samuel, earned the win and Snipes added another save to his stats.
Junior Demetrius de Ramus continued his strong hitting efforts, going 2-for-4 at the plate and senior Luke Mattice earned an important RBI in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter, which ultimately allowed PC to earn the victory.
The team will play away at Episcopal Academy on Friday.
Boys and girls track & field hosted Episcopal Academy at home on Weaver Track on Tuesday. The girls earned a 76-49 over EA, but the boys suffered a close 67-60 loss.
Junior Mia Murphy and freshman Kaitlyn Hnatkowsky finished first and second in 100 and 300 meter hurdles, respectively. Junior Ainyae Holmes won the 100 meter dash and sophomore Sara Shipon won the 800 meter run.
Sophomore Akeel Blake won several events including: high jump, triple jump and 110 meter hurdles. Junior Alex Turner won the 300 meter hurdles.
Boys track & field will compete at the Coaches Association Relays at Coatesville High School on Saturday, April 14, and girls track & field will compete in the Temple Relays on Saturday at the Temple Sports Complex.
Boys lacrosse hosted St. Augustine Prep at home last evening, but lost 5-3 in a competitive game.
Junior Jayce Dyer, junior Spencer Gallant and sophomore Lance Rainer each scored a goal for the Quakers, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.
The team will be back in action later this week on Friday, as they travel to the Haverford School for an important Inter-Ac matchup.
Boys tennis hosted Episcopal Academy at home on Tuesday, April 10, but suffered a 6-1 defeat. Sophomore Charles Jordan-Weinstein earned a victory in singles competition, but it was not enough to defeat the talented EA team.
Boys tennis will play today at home as they host the Shipley School on Rieger Courts.
Check out our new Flickr gallery of PC sports photos. We'll be taking photos at many varsity home games and loading them to the stream as the season progresses.
Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 47 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.
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!