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Gi DeMarco at National Team Camp

GIovanna DeMarco Penn Charter SoccerGiovanna DeMarco, senior midfielder and point-leader, recently attended the U.S. Women's National Team U-19 training camp in Florida. Gi and others at the U-19 camp are age-eligible to play in the upcoming 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup team.

She will play in the 2018 La Manga 12 Nations …

Posted by J. Judson-Rea in fall sports on Thursday February 22
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Girls Capture Champs of BKB Tourney

The members of Penn Charter's girls basketball team must have been fans of the football squad.

The gridders, despite returning just four starters, posted PC's first nine-win season since 1905. Now, the hoops gals, also very short on experience, are feeling great about the fact they claimed the …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Sunday December 10, 2017 at 11:23AM
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PC Wins First End of Two-Day Tourney

With the goal of supporting an organization headed by parents Bob OPC '82 and Laurie Rosania, Penn Charter has decided to host an early-season, four-team basketball tournament.

So far, so enjoyable.

Friday, the girls got things rolling with a 50-19 victory over King's Christian, of Cherry Hill, …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 05:35PM
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Weekly Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

With PC/GA Day and Thanksgiving both in the rearview mirror, that means it's officially time for winter sports action at Penn Charter! Take a look at how the teams fared in their first week of game action:

11/28: Both hoops squads, girls squash start off strong

11/29: PC, Inter-Ac …

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, award, fall sports, winter sports, weekly roundup on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 11:25AM
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PC and Inter-Ac Announce Fall Honors

Congratulations, Quakers!

More photos.

The following students received awards recognizing athletic achievement and sportsmanship:

Sport Athlete Award
Boys Cross Country Blaise Ciarrocchi Coaches Award
Boys Cross Country Harrison Drebin Coaches …
Posted by S. Sexton in fall sports on Thursday November 30, 2017 at 01:46PM
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Quakers Capture Five Wins At 131st PC/GA Day

The last time Penn Charter's football team won nine games, the players very may well have traveled to the competition in trains or horse and buggies because the year was 1905.

This year's nine-win Quakers team wrapped up PC-GA Day on Nov. 11 by posting a 26-17 victory over visiting …

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 01:51PM
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Girls Soccer Drops PAISAA semifinal at EA

What's the deal with the goalie gods? Why are they mad at Penn Charter?

Not too long ago, senior Mack Listman was lost to the girls soccer team due to concussion issues.

Tuesday, the boys visited SCH Academy for a PAISAA quarterfinal and junior Kyle Earley became unavailable after suffering a …

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Friday November 10, 2017 at 10:56AM
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DeMarco Lifts PC to Win in PAISAA quarters

Giovanna DeMarco, the senior headliner of Penn Charter's girls soccer team, is called "Gi" by friends and teammates.

Tuesday, the spelling of that nickname could have changed to "Geeeee!" As she was truly amazing.

DeMarco has earned national accolades and she showed why Tuesday while leading the…

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 11:11AM
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One PC/GA Weekend, Two Events

The 11th Induction Banquet of the Athletic Honor Society is Friday, Nov. 10. Congratulations to all the inductees! Names and teams appear below. #pcproud

Saturday, Nov. 11


9:45 Girls Tennis
10:00 Boys Cross Country
10:00 Girls Cross Country
Posted by S. Sexton in fall sports on Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Water Polo Has Final Tune-Up Before PC/GA Day

Penn Charter hosted the water polo championships for Eastern private schools Sunday and performed well while compiling a 1-1 record.

In fact, coach Brian Hecker feels his gals lately "have been playing their best polo of the season" and that has him excited for Saturday's game vs. Germantown …

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Monday November 6, 2017 at 10:03AM
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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!

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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