April 19, 2015 |
Joey Lancellotti walked into the dugout at Neumann-Goretti last May already distraught over the loss that knocked Archbishop Wood out of the Catholic League playoffs. The news he received from coach Jim DiGuiseppe, however, was much, much worse. "I walked into the dugout, and coach was like, 'I have something to tell you. Your grandfather had a heart attack,' " recalled Lancellotti, now a junior righthanded pitcher for the Vikings. John Ierardi suffered the cardiac event before the game at his home in Bensalem, and his family asked DiGuiseppe not to tell Lancellotti, who pitched that day. "And he's like, my best friend," Lancellotti said.
April 12, 2015
LACROSSE INTER-AC Notre Dame 18, Penn Charter 10: Caroline Allen piled up four goals, three assists, eight draw controls and two caused turnovers to lead the hosts. Julia Dambly added four goals and four draw controls and Claire Nappi finished with four goals, one assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Germantown Academy 11, Baldwin 8: Betsy Prezioso scored four time for the visitors. Ali Crump and Meg Westrum added three goals each. FRIENDS SCHOOLS Germantown Friends 17, Westtown 10: Greta Meyer and Annie Tyson scored four goals each for the visitors.
April 6, 2015 |
The bright white baseball rocketed off the bat of Gabe Smith and climbed into the light blue sky above Penn Charter's baseball field. On a blustery day, the fourth-inning blast caught a timely gust and easily cleared the fence in right-center field. Luckier still for Smith, a senior centerfielder for the Quakers, he was out of earshot when his head coach quipped to those sitting behind third base. "He's lucky that went out," said David Miller, who was coaching third base. "I gave him the 3-0 take [sign]
March 25, 2015 |
Alex Viscusi led Episcopal Academy's unbeaten softball team to a pair of wins Monday at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Princeton-bound senior struck out seven and walked zero in a four-hitter as the Churchwomen defeated National Cathedral (D.C.), 10-0, in the first game. Viscusi went 5 for 5 with three RBIs, five runs and a two-run home run as the Churchwomen triumphed again over National Cathedral, 15-2. Taylor Long struck out six and tossed a two-hitter in the nightcap, which improved EA's record to 4-0. In other nonleague action, Ayanna Matthews had three runs and three RBIs to propel Penn Charter past Sewickley Academy, 7-2, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ches-Mont American.
February 23, 2015 |
Carsten Vissering, a senior at Georgetown Prep and a USC recruit, didn't disappoint Saturday when he smashed the meet record in the breaststroke at the Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. He might have left the meet disappointed, though, thanks to Penn Charter's Reece Whitley. Whitley, the 6-foot-8, 15-year-old Quakers freshman with Olympic aspirations, finished in 53.66 seconds, nine hundredths of a second ahead of Vissering to set the new mark.
February 22, 2015 |
It was not as easy this time around, but Germantown Academy defeated Penn Charter for the third and final time this season, 51-46, in a PAISAA semifinal basketball game Friday night at Malvern Prep. Olivia Gorman had 22 points, six rebounds, and three three-pointers for the top-seeded Patriots, who had defeated Penn Charter by 20 points twice during the regular season. Kendall Grasela and Alexa Naessens grabbed five rebounds each for GA, and Erin Lindahl went 5 for 5 from the line.
February 14, 2015 |
L.J. Barlow walked onto the mat pretty confident for the last match of the meet. He hadn't heard of the younger Penn Charter wrestler he was facing. As a senior at the Haverford School, wrestling at 195 pounds, Barlow knows enough to take every opponent at face value, that there are no givens. "He was stronger than I expected," Barlow said later. So the match wasn't going to be over immediately. Barlow's style isn't to dazzle anyway. His matches tend to be low-scoring affairs.
January 26, 2015 |
Gabby Troisi sank two free throws with six seconds left to give Pope John Paul II a 45-44 victory over Penn Charter in the Blue Chip Super Showcase at Spring-Ford on Saturday. Lauren Dao hit three three-pointers en route to 11 points, and was named the Golden Panthers' MVP. Hannah Fox led Penn Charter with 20 points. In another game in the showcase: Julia Gantz scored 14 and Lexi Stover added 13 to pace Archbishop Carroll, ranked ninth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, past St. Elizabeth (Del.)
January 22, 2015 |
Years from now, when they talk about great moments in the Episcopal Academy-Haverford School boys' basketball rivalry, they might still be talking about Conner Delaney's shot. The Episcopal Academy sophomore drained a three-pointer from the left corner with a hand in his face and 5.2 seconds on the clock Tuesday to send the Churchmen to a 50-48 win at Haverford School. Mike Hinckley assisted on the winning shot. Haverford School, which had trailed throughout much of the second half, took the lead on a dunk by Lamar Stevens with 10 seconds remaining.