Announcements and Important Events
PAHS College Athletics Update
The Defenders of the Purple and White may be wearing their college colors now, but they’ll always be Phantoms! Here are some updates on Phoenixville grads, making their mark on the college scene:
TJ Jefferis ‘15 will also take over a role as captain this spring for East Stroudsburg University’s Women’s Lacrosse team. The senior surpassed the 100 career point mark for the Warriors last spring, as ESU looks to contend for another PSAC title. Full story here.
Trey Romance ’15 is preparing to wrestle at the 141 pound weight class for Gannon University’s Wrestling team. The Golden Knights start their season on November 10.
Bailey Quinn ’15 has netted 9 goals and 2 assists on the season, as her ESU Warriors are ranked #2 in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region rankings. East Stroudsburg Field Hockey will finish up the regular season on November 10, then will look ahead to the PSAC Tournament.
Bridget Walt ’15 finished her senior Cross Country season at West Chester University and will run track in the spring. Congratulations Bridget!
Nomi Washington ’15 and Cabrini Women’s Basketball will start their season on November 13. Nomi was named to the All-Atlantic Region Third team last year.
Cecilia Bauer ’16 has helped lead Eastern University’s Volleyball team into the MAC Freedom Championship game on Saturday against DeSales.
Christian Kelly ’16, Lock Haven University, opens up the basketball season on November 10.
Katie McErlean ’16 has a career-high 8 goals for Johns Hopkins University’s Field Hockey team this year. JHU is 15-2 this year and will play Ursinus in the Centennial Conference Tournament on Saturday. Katie was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week on October 22.
Lainey Michaud ’16 has been named an All-American Scholar Athlete by the Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Lainey, a junior at Bryant University, will captain the Bulldogs softball team this spring.
Rose Moore ’16 is starting for Kutztown’s 13-4 Field Hockey team. They’ll finish up their regular season this weekend, then will compete in the PSAC Tournament.
Dylan Smiley ’16 ran at West Chester University for the Cross Country team this fall.
Julia Brown ’17 and the University of North Carolina Greensboro Women’s Soccer team have advanced to the semifinals of their conference tournament. They’ll play on Friday, with the winner slated for the championship game on Sunday.
Kaitlyn Casiano ’17 and the Women’s Soccer team at Steven Institute of Technology are 13-2 this season and preparing for the Empire 8 playoffs. Casiano, a starter this season, has been a mainstay in the Ducks lineup for the past two seasons.
Avery Close ’17 played in 22 games for the Gettysburg College Men’s Basketball team last year. Close and the Bullets start their season on November 10.
Matt Garcia ’17 has rushed for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Mount Union’s undefeated football team. Garcia’s first score came against Otterbein on September 29 and the running back added a second against Wilmington the following week.
Dakota Graham ’17 and the Saint Francis soccer team are the 2nd seed and slated to take on Mount St. Mary’s on Friday in the Northeast Conference semifinals.
Sophia Kopko ’17 completed her second season as a starting defender for the Eckerd College Women’s Soccer team.
A trio of soccer players have gotten the chance to compete against each other this season. Nick Sinapius ’18 scored his first collegiate goal in Juniata’s 3-2 victory over St. Vincent on September 4. Nick’s Juniata squad tied Danny Jackson and Penn College 1-1 this season and lost to Phil Meszaros ‘17 and the Catholic Cardinals. Danny Jackson ’18 scored in regulation, then again in PK’s to put Penn College in the NEAC semifinals on Saturday. Phil Meszaros ’17 has worked his way into the starting lineup at Catholic University this season and has helped the Men’s Soccer team reach the Landmark Conference Championship game! Good luck to Phil and Catholic U as they take on Elizabethtown on Saturday.
Tyler Hall ’18 is playing Field Hockey at Molloy College, where the Lions will compete for the East Coast Conference Championship on Friday.
Jon Miller ’18 and his West Chester Rams football squad are undefeated this year. They host Lock Haven this week, then will play for the PSAC Championship on November 10.
Kelli Olsson ’18 has started 10 of 11 games on the pitch for the Elizabethtown College Women’s Soccer team this season. Kelli, a defender, has three assists, including her first collegiate point against Juniata on September 29.
Octavia Perry ’18 completed her first season, starting at Center Back for the Manor College Blue Jays Women’s Soccer team.
Jesi Rossman ’18 has started every game for Monmouth University Women’s Soccer. Jesi had a big day on October 13 against Fairfield, scoring her first collegiate goal and adding an assist in the 4-1 win.
Sean Sabo ’18 has earned a spot as the starting center for Widener University’s football team. The Pride are on a roll as of late, winning four of their last five games.
Christian Schaaf ’18 is running Cross Country for Elizabethtown College. Check out Christian’s results from this year in easy to read summary (nice job by the EC sports info staff!).
Tyler Siefer ’18 and Randolph-Macon ended their Men’s Soccer season last week with a conference tournament loss to Virginia Wesleyan.
Bobby Strunk ’18 saw action in Kenyon Football’s loss to Allegheny on October 20.
Kyle Tucker ’18 and his Drexel Dragons Men’s Soccer team completed their season with a 4-3 win over St. Joe’s.
Swimming and Diving season is underway! Maddie Cooke ’17 and Penn State have started their 2018-2019 campaign. The Nittany Lions will compete against Villanova on the Main Line on January 25. Caroline Turner ’18 has started her season, diving for the United States Naval Academy.