Week of January 16, 2023
Winter sports are in the full swing of the season. Our teams are preparing for PAC championships along with district play in their futures.
In addition to highlights and points of pride, the Athletics Office plans to share information about spring sports in next week's newsletter.
John M. Smink
Director of Athletics and Activities
College Commitment Day Athletes 2023
Last week, the boys swim team defeated Upper Merion leading the boys to being 5-0 in the PAC conference. More boys achieved PAC qualifying times as well as personal/seasonal best performances.
This week, we face off against another PAC team who is also 5-0. The meet will be held at Ursinus College at 7pm on Wednesday (1/18). Come out and support the Warriors in one of our close meets this season.
Swimmer of the Week:
Jack DePiano - Jack dropped over 10 seconds in the 500 freestyle. This new personal best has qualified him for PAC Championships.
1/17 - Away Meet vs Spring Ford (at Ursinus College)
1/19 - HOME meet vs Pope John Paul
1/24 - Away Meet vs Upper Perkiomen
1/26 - HOME meet vs Plymouth Whitemarsh
1/31 - HOME meet vs Owen J Roberts (SENIOR NIGHT)
2/9-2/11 - PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Last week (week of January 9th) we swam Upper Merion on Tuesday. We had another PAC dual meet win for Methacton Girls Swimming - 104-66.
We had several dual individual event winners:
- Madison Wimmer 50 free and 100 back
- Truly Sommer 200 IM and 500 free
- All 3 Methacton Relays 200 Medley, 200 Free Relay, and 400 Free Relay took 1st place.
1/10 – The Warriors battled a tough Upper Perk team. A strong first half continued in the second half for a 67-34 victory. It was a solid team effort. Matt Christian led the way with 33 points.
1/12 – The Warriors battled a tough Boyertown team. After a sluggish first half, the Warriors outscored the Bears 22-3 in the 3rd quarter for a 51-35 victory. The Warriors improved to 3-2 in the division. Matt Christian led the way with 17 points.
1/14 – The Warriors battled a tough Plymouth-Whitemarsh team. A tough first half continued in the second half for the first home loss of the season 74-44. The Warriors finish non-conference play with a 6-3 record and will look to bounce back next week. Cam Chilson and Sal Iemmello led the way with 11 points scored.
Deserving athlete: Matt Christian
1/17 – Perk Valley (Home)
1/19 - @ Upper Merion (Away)
The Girls Basketball team currently stands at 10-4 on the season and 6-1 in the PAC after two wins this past week. The team had wins at Upper Perkiomen 60-23 on Tuesday and then 61-23 at Boyertown on Thursday. The team has three games this upcoming week with a big PAC Liberty game on Tuesday at Perkiomen Valley. The home games are Thursday vs Upper Merion and Saturday vs North Penn. The team will hold its 16th Annual Shoot For The Cure game on Thursday 1/26 vs Owen J. Roberts. Tee shirts are on sale now for $15. See a team member or stop by Coach's office to purchase.
Seniors Cassidy Kropp at 14.1 ppg and Mairi Smith 12.6 ppg continue to lead the team in scoring and have marked personal accomplishments this season. Mairi recently recorded her 500th career rebound. She is only the 8th Lady Warrior to accomplish that mark. Cassidy continues to climb the career scoring chart. Currently, she is 10th all time at 885 career points. 53 points behind 9th place and 115 points from becoming 9th Lady Warrior all-time to hit the 1,000 point mark. Sophomore Abby Arnold at 9.8 ppg and Seniors Reana Torres 9.1 ppg and Ashley Fisher 3.9 ppg have rounded out a solid starting five for the Lady Warriors. Senior Morgan Coupe has made several spot starts this season and has provided solid 6th man minutes when not in the starting lineup.
The JV team is 5-6 on the season after two wins this past week, 42-11 at Upper Perkiomen on Tuesday and 43-12 at Boyertown on Thursday. The team has been led in scoring by Freshman Lindsay McCann at 8.3 ppg, who had a 17 points performance at Boyertown and Sophomore Jenna Kaufman at 6.7 ppg and 9.1 rpg.
The wrestling team fell to Perkiomen Valley by a score of 51-18.
Shane McQuaid raised his record to 14-6 with a hard fought 3-1 win at 127 pounds. Other winners were Ryan Hayes, Matty Shumaker and Collin O'Neill.
1/18 - vs Boyertown (Home)
1/21 - PAC Championship @ Pottsgrove
1/25 - Spring-Ford (Away)
Boys Winter Track
The Methacton Boys were back in action last night at the Kristian Marche Memorial Invite. SahBri Hill won the triple jump with a jump of 41-08.25 and Zach Willen was 3rd in the 200 with a time of 22.37!
The Methacton Relay Team of Matt Sandner, Zach Willen, Nick Willen, and Evander Lackman ran a time of 10:56.75 for 3rd place, currently 9th in the state.
Girls Winter Track
The Girls Track and Field Team posted their best meet of the season on Friday at Alvernia. Competing against 76 schools from throughout the Delaware Valley, several athletes qualified for post-season competition.
Summer Mellow qualified for the Meet of Champions in her 3rd event, the 200m dash. Running one of the 10 fastest times in school history, Summer easily won the event. Kenslee O'Donnell also came home from the meet with a Gold Medal, winning the 400m, notching down her 2nd MOC qualifying mark. Analiesa Geiling set a huge PR and a 4th place finish in the 60m hurdles, also qualifying for the MOC. The 4x800 Relay of Juliana Trigone, Bipasha Moktan, Molly Thomas and Kate Thomas, finished 3rd in the event, earning the team a spot in the post season, as well as a PA #10 time. Rounding out the stellar performances of the meet, the 4x200 relay of Carmela Maro, Soleil Bond-Johnson, Kenslee O'Donnell and Summer Mellow, placed 4th. The quartet had previously qualified for the MOC.
The Lady Warriors return to competition on Friday, January 20 at Lehigh University.
The Varsity Cheerleaders continue to prepare for local competitions and the State championship later this month. This week, we took the opportunity to celebrate our seniors, Kate Bradford, Paige Corne, Sara Fishman and Gabby Pileggi, alongside the boys’ basketball team. These athletes comprise a class defined by outstanding leadership, positivity and incredible work ethic.
Kate is a natural, charismatic leader who brings incredible strength to our stunts and powerful tumbling to the mat.
Paige is a super strong base, an amazing crowd leader and one of the kindest teammates an athlete could have.
Sara has grown in so many ways during her two years on the team, honing beautiful tumbling skills and always encouraging everyone around her.
Gabby is a phenomenal base, a fantastic performer and the positivity every team needs. As they round out their senior season, with a few more big milestones to come, we celebrate all they’ve brought to the Methacton Cheerleading program. They are our standout athletes this week!!