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New Coaches Lead Three Fall Teams

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Penn Charter's fall sports teams are back in action this week with tryouts, some practices and scrimmages — and three teams are being guided by new coaches.

The new boys water polo boss is Rob Mida, and his situation is quite unique. Luckily for PC, girls water polo at Villanova is played in the spring, so Mida can coach the PC boys in the fall. The Michigan native starred at 'Nova (he was the MVP as a senior) and enjoyed much success coaching at Wissahickon High. Paul Macht left PC after a winning season to lead the boys and girls polo teams at LaSalle University.

Now running the boys cross country program is Bryan Skelly, who worked as an assistant under the previous coach, long-timer Tony Farrell, who continues with his main gig at PC, teaching mathematics. Skelly was an oustanding runner at La Salle University before making coaching stops at Duke and Haverford School. He also guides PC's boys varsity track team.

Field hockey is now being controlled by Steve Wagner, who boasts quite the resume. As a player, Wagner was ranked one of the top five goaltenders in the world, competed in the 1996 Olympics and earned bronze medals in the 1991 and 1995 Pan Am games. To boot, in 1989 he was honored as the Men's Field Hockey Athlete of the Year.

Wagner's coaching stops, as an assistant, have included Princeton, Temple, James Madison and Drexel. He has also worked extensively on the club level. Wagner has replaced Tara Maguire, who needed to step aside for medical reasons.

Enjoy some practice photos! Go Charter!!

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Wednesday August, 24, 2016 at 02:09PM

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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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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!

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

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