Pre-Season Practices Start Today
On a beautiful August morning, over 225 students returned from summer break to begin practices for fall sports today. After a quick registration and check in with school nurse, Debbie Foley, the athletes moved to their assigned practice locations. Field hockey met for the first time on the Perrott Turf Field, polo had to avoid some landscaping work outside the Graham Athletic Center and cross country, football, soccer and tennis met at their areas for the season’s first practice. The weather forecast is for low humidity and moderate temperatures throughout the week. This will be welcomed by both the athletes and the coaches. Please be sure to visit the athletic calendar for the team schedules.
Today we also welcomed some changes in our athletic department operation. Sheila Murphy joins us as Acting Associate Director of Athletics for Girls and will be substituting for Tori Small who is on maternity leave. Sheila is an experienced coach and athletic administrator. Sheila was the Director of Athletics at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa. While at Neshaminy, she was a highly successful field hockey coach, taught physical education and held the position of Assistant Principal. We are very excited about having Sheila with us during the fall season.
We also have a change in the athletic training room. Neno Bartocci began his duties as our Head Athletic Trainer several weeks ago in preparation for today. Neno is a recent graduate of West Chester University. Neno was one of the top students in the West Chester athletic training program which he entered after 8 years of service in the United States Army. Neno will be assisted this year by Millie Dorminy who is a certified athletic trainer and a graduate student at Temple University.
We are fortunate to have been able to add such strong professionals to our athletic program. Our athletes and coaches will benefit from their work, and we hope everyone gets a chance to meet them soon. In the world of PC athletics, the summer is over but the best is yet to come!
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