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Award Winners from Spring Athletic Banquet

NAME                                                      AWARD                                                   SPORT

Peter Ciarrocchi                                    Most Valuable Player                           CREW

Erich Reidlmeier                                  Coaches Award                                     CREW

Jeremy McDavid                                   Most Improved Player                           CREW

Sally Stanley                                          Most Valuable Player                           CREW

Isabella Djerassi                                 Coaches Award                                     CREW

Hannah Kramer                                   Coaches Award                                     CREW

Steven Cohen                                       Most Valuable Player                            BASEBALL

Thomas Pagan                                    Most Valuable Player                            BASEBALL

Demetrius Isaac                                  Most Improved Player                           BASEBALL

Zachary Kurtz                                        Coaches Award                                     BASEBALL

Sean McKee                                          Most Valuable Player                           LACROSSE

Francis McGlinchey                              Most Improved Player                          LACROSSE

Andrew Murray                                      Coaches Award                                     LACROSSE

Leigh Steinberg                                    Most Valuable Player                           LACROSSE

Hannah Fox                                          Most Improved Player                           LACROSSE

Paige Hodges                                      Coaches Award                                     LACROSSE

Kayla Quinn                                           Most Valuable Player                           SOFTBALL

Kristina Kubach                                    Coaches Award                                    SOFTBALL

Marissa Samuels                                 Coaches Award                                    SOFTBALL

Geoffrey Zlobinsky                                Most Valuable Player                           TENNIS

Nirvikhar Singh                                     Most Valuable Player                            TENNIS

Benjamin Richards                             Coaches Award                                     TENNIS

James Biggs - Frazier                         Most Valuable Player                           TRACK

Charles Hoyt                                         Most Valuable Player                           TRACK

Dominic Primerano                             Coaches Award                                    TRACK

Grace Harbison                                    Most Valuable Player                           TRACK

Hailey Bennett                                      Most Valuable Player                           TRACK

Jessie Levin                                         Coaches Award                                     TRACK

It was a great night. Congratulations for an outstanding spring!

Track and Field Does Well at States

Carolyn Brady wins the triple jump!! Congrats to our state champion!!

James Biggs-Frazier wins the 100m. Congrats to our state champion!

Sean Fitzgerald finishes 4th in the 400

Boys 4x800 comes in 2nd.

Senior Hailey Bennett earns 3rd in the long jump at states.

Charlie Hoyt grabs 2nd in the 800

Ben Szuhaj 2nd in 3200

Gavin Hatfield 3rd, Drew Peirce 4th in pole vault.

Frosh Akeem Blake grabs 2nd in high jump

Soph Sean Foley finishes 5th in shot.

Baseball Gains Share of Inter Ac Title

Behind great pitching and defense the baseball team clinched a share of the Inter Ac Championship yesterday with a 2-1 victory over Episcopal Academy. The Quakers managed to push across both runs on only 3 hits. Congratulations to first year coach David Miller, his staff, and the boys!

Boys Tennis Having a Great Season

Last Friday, PC tennis beat Malvern Prep by a score of 7-0 for the second time this season. The #3 doubles team of Jordan Feller and Norman Williams and the #4 doubles team of Alex Shipon and Luca Fortina logged impressive straight-set victories for PC.  The Quakers enjoyed straight set victories in all seven matches.

Over the weekend, PC hosted GFS at the Reiger Courts.  Once again, the Quakers rolled to a 7-0 victory.  Decisive victories by #1 singles Ben Plotnick and #2 singles DreShaun Jarmon set the tone for PC's easy win.  
Penn Charter hosted league-leading Haverford School on Tuesday afternoon.  After a grueling 2+ hour match, Haverford finally secured a 4-3 win over PC.  Of the seven matches, four matches went to 3 sets.  Scoring impressive victories for PC were DreShaun Jarmon at #2 singles, Ben Richards at #3 singles, and Geoff Zlobinsky and Nirvikar Singh at #1 doubles.  
Earlier this week, PC squared off against Germantown Academy for the first time this season.  PC eased to an overall 7-0 victory, all in straight sets.  The #2 doubles team of Greg Zlobinsky and Max Sanders and the #3 doubles team of Norman Williams and Nate Ewing rolled to decisive victories for PC.  The Quakers will travel to GA on Thursday for the return leg of this season's series with GA. 

Check out the Press for Boys Track and Field

Our defending champion Boys' Track and Field team finished second this past Saturday at the Inter Ac Championships. Here is a recent article in the Chestnut Hill Local:  http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2014/05/12/pc-runner-inter-ac-championships/.

Congratulations to Anthony Campanile

Congratulations to senior Anthony Campanile as he was honored as a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. Anthony will play football at John Hopkins University in the fall. 

Congratulations to Kristina Kubach

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Congratulations to Kristina as she was honored as Penn Charter's Athletic Director's Award for Girls at the annual Inter Ac Athletic Directors Dinner. She was joined by the girls from each of the Inter Ac schools. The award was presented by Carol Spooner, former Athletic Director at Agnes Irwin School. Kristina participated and lettered in soccer, basketball, and softball all four of her Upper School years. This year she added the additional responsibility as Captain in each of the sports.

Congratulations to Head Football Coach Tom Coyle

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Congratulations to Head Football Coach and Associate in our Admissions Office for earning the highest honor from Father Judge High School. Coach Coyle was inducted into the Father Judge Hall of Fame as a Crusader honoree. This recognition is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves over and above all others. It was amazing to watch the entire Board of Directors and current Administration go on stage to present the recognition to Coach Coyle. We are very fortunate to have Coach Coyle as part of the Penn Charter Community. Congratulations Coach!

Boys Tennis Update

Battling tough winds and dropping temperatures, PC Boys varsity tennis traveled to SCH.  Well fought 3-set victories at #3 singles by Nirvikhar Singh,  by #3 team of Jordan Feller and Nate Ewing and at #4 doubles (Alex and Bryan Shipon) helped ensure the victory for the Quakers.  Additional wins at #1 singles by DreShaun Jarmon, by the #1 doubles team of Geoff and Greg Zlobinsky, and by the #2 doubles team of Max Sanders and Norman Williams provided the final points in PC's 6-1 victory. 

Girls Lacrosse Conquers Notre Dame

 

PC junior Avery Shoemaker scored the game winner in an exciting 11-10 overtime win at Notre Dame. It was the Quakers first Inter Ac win of the season. Hannah Fox and Julia Fleming each had two goals and two assists. Maddie Mahoney made 10 saves in goal.


Freshman Matt Gorman Getting Looks!

PC freshman baseball player Matt Gorman is among the Class of 2017 prospects highlighted in todays PBR "Hotlist"  >>prepbaseballreport.com/news/PBR/The-H… 

 

OPC Joey Sankey Update

Check out these websites to read about the great season Joey is having:

http://www.theacc.com/#!/news-detail/ACCMLax-All-ACC-Team-Announced_04-23-14_cwn2mk

http://www.goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&ATCLID=209475805 

http://www.goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=668162&SPID=12968&DB_LANG=C&SITE=UNC&DB_OEM_ID=3350&ATCLID=209476639

 

Boys Tennis Update

PC Boys tennis defeated Shipley School 4-1 on a blustery and cold day last week.  PC swept the singles matches, including a well-fought, come-from-behind victory by #1 Ben Plotnick (4-6, 6-0, 6-2).  The #1 doubles team of Geoff Zlobinsky and Nirvikhar Singh added an easy two set victory for the Quakers.  League-leading Episcopal Academy visited PC's Reiger Courts on Tuesday, disposing of the Quakers 7-0.  While not indicated by the final score, PC played EA close in every match.  #2 singles player DreShaun Jarmon and the 4th doubles team Jordan Feller and Alex Shipon extended their opponents to 3 sets before falling in well-fought tie breakers.  

 

Boys Track Has a Great Weekend

The boys 4 x 800 team of Tre Williams, Jamir Brown, Scott Mason, and Charlie Hoyt ran a school recond tome of 7:59.25 and won the gold medal a the prestigious Great Valley Relays breaking the record of the 1984 team who will be celebrating their 30th reunion this year.

 

Softball Dominates Baldwin

PC 17-Baldwin 3. Kayla Quinn-11 strikeouts; Angela Zeidler was 2 for 2 with a triple and 3 RBIS; Devon Loftus was also 2/4 with 3 runs and RBI. Over all PC pounded out 15 hits.

 

Boys Tennis Enjoys Convincing Victory

The boys tennis team enjoyed a convincing victory over SCH last Friday, winning 5-2.  Winning matches for the Quakers were senior singles players Ben Plotnick, DreShaun Jarmon, and Ben Richards; and doubles pairings of Geoff Zlobinsky/Norman Williams and Nirvikhar Singh/Alex Shipon.  

Over the weekend, public, independent, and Catholic schools from around the area met the Mayor's Cup tournament, held at the Legacy Tennis Center.  The Quakers scored victories over Central High School (7-0) and LaSalle High School (4-3) before losing to the defending champion Haverford School (6-1) in the finals.  

Boys Crew Getting Some Press

http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2014/04/14/area-boys-crews-finish-flicks/

 

An Interesting Article

http://www.fastcompany.com/3028829/why-your-next-employee-should-be-a-former-student-athlete?partner

 

A Little Press for Girls Softball

http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2014/04/14/quakers-cascade-runs-swamps-bears/

 

Girls Lax Off to Slow Start

Junior Avery Shoemaker scored five goals in last Tuesday’s Inter-Ac League lacrosse match, but host SCH generated a lot more offense overall and the Blue Devils notched a 19-10 victory.

SCH, led 11-3 at the half, but Penn Charter, which netted half of its points in the final eight minutes, made a valiant comeback. Mark down a hat trick for freshman Courtney Cubbin, but the loss in their Inter-Ac opener dropped the Quakers to an overall mark of 1-3. Junior goalie Maddie Mahoney made nine stops for Charter.

Kudos to Sean, Izzy and Mr. McCloskey!

Congratulations to senior Sean O'Brien on his recent honor earning the prestigious Markward Award for the Inter-Ac Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Check out the recent article in the Chestnut Hill Local: http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2014/03/31/penn-charter-obrien-photo-caption/.

Congratulations to former coach and current Dean of Students Brian McCloskey OPC '82 for his induction into the City Chapter of the Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame! Coach McCloskey lead the Quaker football team as head coach for 13 years, winning 8 Inter-Ac titles. He also was the PC starting QB for three years, earning All Inter-Ac and All City honors before going to Ursinus College. At Ursinus he started at QB for four years helping return the program to a winning tradition.

Congratulations to Isabel Hirshberg on earning All American US Squash honors. Check out the press release: http://www.ussquash.com/all-americans-announced/.

Posted by S. Sexton on Wednesday May, 28, 2014 at 04:30PM
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