PANTHER PROWL
WEEK OF August 27th, 2018
Heat Advisory Notice
Please be aware that due to the anticipated heat index there may be changes to our practice and contest schedules this week. Check your email from your coach and our social media for specific changes to team schedules. We will be taking extra precautions during practice and games to ensure the safety of our students.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jack Hershey, Senior, Golf
Senior Jack Hershey shot a 38 against Norristown to help the varsity golf team win its first match of the season against Norristown. The team takes on Phoenixville and Perkiomen Valley this week.
Season Previews and Weekly Round Up

Fall Sports are officially in full swing! This week the rest of the fall sports start their regular season schedules. Make sure to check the athletic website for schedules, scores and more...

Girls Soccer has their first scrimmage this week at home against Nazareth Academy. The team has five seniors: Julie Cherneskie, Jessica Velicer, Sarah Jamison, Madison D'Elia and Lauren Ciuba. The team hopes to get valuable minutes from a group of underclassmen lead by returning goal keeper Anastasia Kormos, starting defender Laniey Owens, and Audrey Moroz returning on offense. Players to keep an eye on include Delaney Cordrey, Rayna George, J ulia Patterson, Mary Kate Shannon, Julia Hull, Lauren Luciana, Stephanie Marinelli, Erin Flanagan, Lauryn Rezza, and Carlina Velicer...

Boys Soccer had their first scrimmage on Thursday 8/23 against St. Joe's Prep. The team held a very talented Hawk team to 3 goals. The team has their second scrimmage Monday 8/27 at Pennwood and opens their regular season on Friday 8/31 at Palisades. The team returns 8 seniors from last year; Brett Leighton, Sal Marano, Matt Moroz, Zach Murtaugh, Calvin O'Neil, John Wagner, AJ Williams and Sean Lapree. Two seniors rejoin the team after taking a year off Jack Marinello and Ricky Gomes-Garcia. Along with this experienced group are 2 Juniors: Giacomo Badalamenti and David Lattanze, 5 Sophomores: Vincent Csercsvits, Declan Kennedy, Matthew Kossey, Brett McMenamin, and Thomas Rutkowski. 3 Freshmen round out the varsity squad: Max Andes, Stephen Rist, and Justin Russell...

Field Hockey rounded out their two weeks of preseason with a play day at Plumstead Christian Academy on Thursday 8/23. The girls had an impressive first showing winning three games on the day. The team is anchored by seven Seniors: Maddie Bildstein, Isabel Ameer, Madison Green, Caroline Slattery, Molly Moore, Lauren Brennan, and Christine Heflin. Adding to the roster are eight Juniors: Aja Keenan, Ashlyn Lewis, Katie Schiele, Nina Mariano, Maeve Riley, Erin Bell, Julie Netwig, and Grace Brady. One Freshmen, Kelly Pires, looks to contribute valuable time on the field.

Cross Country looks to continue their success from last year and double as the girls hope to secure their first district championship. The boys and girls competed in their first scrimmage on Friday 8/24 at Spring-Ford. The team will travel to the Northampton Invite on Saturday 9/1. The team is led by five Seniors: Jack Phillips, JP Schiele, Mary Kate Cleary, Julia Costello, and Elizabeth Wiggs. Key returns to the team are Juniors Sarah Abruzzo, Natalie Florig, Claudia Dolan, and Sophomores Jack Brosius, Kaden Buchler, and Jack Flynn. The team is looking for contributions from freshman Gianna Cagliola, Tess Crossan, Kayla Croiger, Jason DeMarco, Pat McCafferty, Emily Morrison, Rachel Ramkawski, Colleen Sheile, and Katy Todd.


Football opened their regular season on Friday 8/24 against Kutztown at the A field in Conshohocken. The Panthers made easy work of their opponent in Week 1 downing Kutztown 51-0. Kamal Gray made his PJP debut pretty impressive going 7-7 in passing for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Gray also added 31 yards rushing and a touchdown of his own. Senior AJ Natale joined in on the scoring with two touchdowns of his own after carrying the ball 10 times for 38 yards. Justin Kormos, Justin Mitala, Steve Sharbek and Steele DiPetrillo also contributed a touchdown a piece. The defense led by Seniors Bryan Bendig, Brandon Synder, Andrew Duff, and CJ McCafftery did not allow Kutztown a single first down all night while causing two turnovers and racking up three sacks. Read the full write up here! The Panthers look to move to 2-0 on the season Friday 8/31 at New Hope Solebury. Game time is set for 7PM...

Golf opened their season on Thursday 8/23 with a win defeating Norristown 201-217. The team was led by Paul Brady (38), Jack Hershey (39), Alex White (40), Vince Tulli (41), and Ethan Slover (43).

Girls Tennis opens their season Wednesday 8/29 vs. Lansdale Catholic Jillian Boyle and Shannon Farnsworth look to continue their success from last year. Veronica Marinari, Jordan Miller, and Maggie Christiansen return to the roster. The team is also bolstered by 10 freshmen that add some depth to the roster.

Volleyball hopes to remain dominate in the PAC as well as District 1. 10 Seniors are set to help the team continue their success including Sophia Bonnano, Olivia Debald, Caitlin Gilinger, Valerie Hull, Maddie Lesinski, Madison Lewis, Mikalea Monroe, Madeline Mulcahey, Taylor Roberto, and Simone Sparano. Three Juniors, Julia Durand, Haley Spotts and Sarah Ward are primed to make an impact on the court. Sophomores Chelsea Harvey and Hanna Tulli round out a tough varsity roster that is going to be hard to beat. The team opens up their regular season at Pottsgrove on Friday 8/31 at 3:45 PM.
Important Information from the PJPAC

The fall sports season is here and we need your help! Again this year, the PJPAC will be running the snack stand for all athletic events. The proceeds from last year totaled over $20,000. This money was used to purchase athletic equipment, a PJP pop-up tent, volleyball nets, tennis benches and many other needed supplies. We also helped support the priorities of the PJPAC by helping buy senior gifts and support team building activities. 

This year we have put together a Sign-up that includes all athletic events for the fall season and the snack stand shifts that need to be filled. Please use the link below to sign up for your shift. It can be for your child's game or any other game. Each fall sports family is being asked to take at least one shift. This money directly benefits all our student athletes. 

Your student can also volunteer and earn service hours as long as an adult is also signed up to work the same shift. 

We appreciate your support as we try to raise more money this year to support all our PJP athletic teams! Go Panthers!
The PJPAC will be hosting their 3rd Annual Beef and Beer on September 8, 2018 from 6 PM- 10 PM. This Night at the Races event will feature 50/50's, basket raffles, and horse races. Of course there will also be food and beer! This event is for parent and friends to meet and socialize with each other. All proceeds from this event will benefit PJP student athletes.
Don't forget to register for the Simon's Heart Protect This Heart FREE Heart Screening being held at PJP on September 30th. The event is for families with children aged 12-19. Not only will each child registered get a FREE ECG(electrocardiograph) but they will also learn the basics of CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use. Some cardiac conditions that can be found by an ECG are Long QT Syndrome, Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome, abnormal rhythms, enlargement of the heart, and congenital heart defects. While there are not always symptoms of SCA parents should be looking for the following symptoms that usually show up in kids; complaints of chest pain, fainting or dizziness during or after exercise, rapid heart rate, and unexplained shortness of breath. Register for the heart screening HERE. To learn more about Simon's Heart an their mission visit simonsheart.org.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, August 27th
2:30 PM Varsity Golf at Methacton (Skippack GC)
3:00 PM Boys Soccer at Penn Wood

Tuesday, August 28th
3:00 PM Varsity Golf at Phoenixville (Pickering Valley GC)

Wednesday, August 29th
3:00 PM JV Golf HOME vs. Phoenixville (Gilbertsville GC)
4:00 PM Girls Tennis HOME vs. Lansdale Catholic
4:00 PM Girls Soccer HOME vs. Nazareth Academy
4:30 PM Varsity Volleyball away at Bishop Shanahan Scrimmage

Thursday, August 30th
3:00 PM Varsity Golf HOME vs. Perkiomen Valley (Gilbertsville GC)

Friday, August 31st
10:00 AM Boys Soccer at Palisades
3:45 PM Volleyball at Pottsgrove
7:00 PM Football at New-Hope Solebury

Saturday, September 1st
9:00 AM Cross County at Northampton Invite