Methacton Athletics

Week of May 8, 2023

Spring Sports

Dear Methacton Families and Community,

Last month, the Athletics Office was able to celebrate the spring athletes who are committed to play their sport at the next level. Starting next week, we will highlight two seniors per news letter from the spring group. Please enjoy the group photos below. The group in the photo on the left are the spring signers and the photo the right are all the seniors from the fall and spring who participated in a signing day event with us. What an awesome group of seniors!!

We would also like to invite everyone out to celebrate the HS softball team for their Senior Day celebration on Wednesday, 5/10. The team will be celebrating the careers of six amazing and talented seniors. Hope to see you there!


John M. Smink

Director of Athletics and Activities

Off Season Sports Announcements

Cheerleading Tryouts: Join our Tribe! Tryouts for the Methacton HS Cheerleading Team will be held the week of May 15th! There will be a Zoom meeting on Monday, 5/15, followed by tryout clinics Tuesday through Thursday (5/16-5/18) with the final tryouts on Friday 5/19. All sessions will be held at MHS. To get all the info, email and follow us on Instagram @methactoncheer. Come be a part of our family!

Boys Volleyball Interest Meeting: Any high school boys interested in learning more about Boys Volleyball are welcome to come to an informational meeting hosted by the Athletics Office on Wednesday, 5/17. This meeting will take place after school in the Main Gym at 2:45. This is an informational meeting to gauge interest from the student body about the sport of boys volleyball. No practice will occur on Wednesday 5/17. You will be given an open gym schedule with practice dates if you attend the meeting on 5/17. If there are any questions before the meeting on Wednesday, 5/17, you can stop down to the East Wing Athletics Office for more information.



On Monday, 5/1, Methacton lost a tough hard fought game at Owen J. Roberts 4-2. Evan Jones put together a great effort on the mound for the Warriors who battled all the way through the seventh inning and coming within one hit of erasing the 4-0 early OJR deficit.

On Wednesday, 5/3 the Warriors looked to bounce back from our tough Monday loss at Pottstown. Pottstown was celebrating the wonderful Bobby Shantz on their annual Bobby Schantz day at Pottstown High School. It was a wonderful pre-game event where the legendary Shantz threw out the first pitch. After the amazing pre-game festivities with the Pottstown baseball legend, the Warriors were then victorious on the field with a 15-1 victory.

On Thursday, 5/4, Methacton traveled to rival Spring-Ford to finish out the three game week. Spring-Ford defeated the Warriors 5-0.

The Warriors sit at 14-3 on the season and will finish out the regular season this week with Boyertown at home today and at Upper Perkiomen for a night game on Wednesday. With a successful final week of the regular season the Warriors hope to earn a bid in the PAC Final Four championships on 5/15 and 5/17 and then earn a bye in the District One playoffs that start the week of 5/22. Go Warriors!

Upcoming Games:

5/8 - Game vs. Boyertown (HOME)

5/10 - Game vs. Upper Perkiomen (AWAY)


The Methacton Softball team went 2-1 this week.

On Wednesday vs Pottstown, the bats were hot in a 15-0 win. Madison Krupiewski, Riley Kairer, and Avery Schwartz paced the offense.

On Thursday, the team won a critical game vs OJR 7-2. Freshman Adrianna Hopple pitched a great game. Sydney Hockenbrock had a hit and 2 RBI’s. Jenna Kaufman’s hot bat produced 3 hits and 2 RBI’s on a HR to left field.

On Friday the ladies lost a close game to S-F 7-5. Jillian McTamney hit 2 HR’s and Riley Kairer hit 1 HR.

The team has 4 games this week. Wednesday at home vs Upper Perk is Senior Day. Come out and support your seniors.

Upcoming Games:

5/8 - Game vs. Boyertown (AWAY)

5/9 - Game vs. Norristown (AWAY)

5/10 - Game vs. Upper Perkiomen (HOME)

5/12 - Game vs. Hatboro Horsham (AWAY)

Boys Track & Field

On Friday afternoon, the Methacton Boys traveled to West Chester Henderson for the Hoka Invitational. Leading the way were the distance runners, who continued their impressive season with their best night of the year so far.

Evander Lackman, competing in a stacked 3200 field, ran the best race of his career to qualify for the District 1 AAA championships. His time of 9:37.8, 10 seconds faster than his previous best from earlier this season, is the 4th fastest in school history and currently ranks him 16th in the district.

Nicholas Willen also chopped more time off of his best 800 meter. He ran a new PR of 1:57.53, 2nd in school history. He, along with Evander, will compete at the District 1 Championships in a few weeks.

Equally as exciting were the big night of PR's from the underclassmen distance runners. Leading the way was JR Matthew Sandner, who placed 20th with a new PR of 4:35. Not far behind him were Sophomore's Charlie Reith and Mitch Alexander, who both also PR'd with times of 4:40.5 and 4:42.2. Tyler Rifkin and Colin O'Donnell continued their breakout seasons, shaving 7 and 11 seconds off of their PRs for times of 4:46. Both Qualified for the PAC championships in the process. Curt Alexander rounded out the group of sub 4:50 1600 runners on the day with a time of 4:48.

Another exciting sophomore to look out for this year is the multi-faceted Yasser Jarhale. Yasser ran to .6 second PR in the 300m hurdles, for 24th place. Yasser will compete in the hurdles at the PAC championships later this week.

In the field, Michael Wolbers threw 154 feet in the Javelin, 8 feet further than his PR from a week ago. The senior hopes his consistency and hard work will pay off in a big way at the conference championships.

The Warriors will continue their preparation for the PAC championships later this week. In total, 33 boys hit 79 PAC qualifying standards in 15 different events, an increase despite graduating 13 medalists from last year.

Upcoming Events:

5/11-5/13 - PAC Championship Meet @ Norristown HS (AWAY)

Girls Track & Field

OJR Dual Meet

This past Wednesday was the final dual meet of the season for the team. We had numerous strong performances and we were able to add some more girls to the PAC roster as they hit the PAC standards for their events.

Key performances were:

  • Summer nailed a 19 foot even jump to add to her string of strong performances this year (5th best in PA this season).
  • Caroline made the PAC standard with an 87-4 in the Discus.
  • Carmela jumped a 30-6.5 in the Triple Jump to pass the PAC standard.
  • Eva ran an 18.36 in the 100m hurdles (her second race) to make PACs as well.
  • Mia’s 7-6 in the Pole Vault made the PAC standard (all four pole vaulters on the team hit the standard).
  • Bipasha passed the PAC standard with a 2:33 in the 800m.
  • Sage almost hit the 100 mark in the Javelin (a throw of 97-2).
  • Our 4x100 team (Alyssa, Analiesa, Kenslee, Soleil and Summer) won again going undefeated this year in dual meets.

Hoka/Henderson Invitational

The Hoka/Henderson Invitational always brings out strong competition due to the tough qualifying standards and how they draw teams from all over the tri-state area. The Methacton girls showed they are ready for next week’s championships with strong performances.

The meet highlights were the following:

  • Soleil hit a 17 foot even Long Jump to take 2nd and also qualify for Districts!
  • Aubrie vaulted 10 foot even to tie for 6th in the Pole Vault
  • Kate (2:17) and Jules (2:26) ran season bests in the 800m showing they are ready for PACs. Kate’s run was good for 8th.
  • In the hurdles, Analiesa took 8th with a 16.07 in the 100m hurdles while Kenslee took 6th in the 300m hurdles with a 47.19.
  • Molly ran a season best in the mile with a 5:17

Finally the 4x400 team of Bella, Jules, Kenslee and Kate ran season best 4:16

This week is PAC Championships week. The girls will be heading to Norristown to compete for the league title. The meet runs for three days (Thursday - Friday - Saturday) as we try to bring the trophy home again this year.

Upcoming Events:

5/11-5/13 - PAC Championship Meet @ Norristown HS (AWAY)

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Unified Track & Field

Today, Monday, May 8th will be the last Unified track meet for our 18 seniors and super seniors.

Javier Altamirano

Jack Cleary

Liv Coppa

Justin Difillippo

Zach Eells

Al Faal

Steven Kent

Jason Lagana

Riley McDonald

Liv Navarrete

Jansi Patel

Aidan Samsel

Evan Spang

Mandy Baldwin

Tony Paone

Trevor Christmann

Jack Winters

Cole Rotondo

We will be traveling to North Penn High School for our post season meet. The other schools that will be competing are Springfield Township, Perk Valley and Spring-Ford.

Upcoming Events:

5/8 - Meet vs. North Penn, Springfield Township, Perk Valley & Spring-Ford @ North Penn (AWAY)

Boys Lacrosse

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The boys head into their final week after just missing PAC playoffs finishing 5th in conference play. Our last game will be Tuesday away at Kennett and we are looking to send our seniors off with a win before we gear up for a long off season.

Player highlights -

Top points scorer - Brendan Sanelli

Defensive stat leader - Cole Kleger

Over 100 saves in net - Wyatt Stemlar

Upcoming Games:

5/9 - Game vs. Kennet HS (AWAY)

Girls Lacrosse

The girls’ lacrosse team will look to defend its PAC Title from 2022 as it meets OJR in a semifinal game on Tuesday night in the PAC Playoffs. Methacton beat Springford on Tuesday of last week in a close game decided by a goal and then lost in overtime to Boyertown on Thursday night in another action packed and exciting game.

The team continues to ride on the backs of prolific scorers Megan Sanelli and Michelle Zhai. Emily Drake continues to be solid in the goal for the team as she is supported by a young defense led by senior Elise DeWan and junior Lily DeWan.

If the team wins their Semifinal game vs. OJR on Tuesday 5/9, they would play in the PAC Finals scheduled for Thursday 5/11. The finals will be hosted at Upper Merion HS.

After PACs, the team will look to head into district play and wait until next Sunday for their bid.

Upcoming Games:

5/9 - PAC Semifinals - Game vs. Owen J. Roberts @ Springfield HS (AWAY)

5/11 - PAC Finals @ Upper Merion HS (team has to win semifinal game on Tuesday 5/9)

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis season is winding down now as we are in the final stages of team district playoffs and district doubles. Today Dylan Wen, Akash Suresh, Ethan O’Brien and Nolan N’Goran are competing at PV in the second day of league doubles to qualify for the district tournament.

As a team, we lost 1-4 to Harriton last week in the team districts but had some amazingly close matches and played well. Unfortunately, it’s a single elimination tournament so as a team our season has wrapped up. Best of luck to the boys that are still in the doubles tournament!

Upcoming Events:

5/8 - PAC Doubles Tournament Day 2 @ Perkiomen Valley (AWAY)

5/12-5/13 - District Doubles Tournament @ Springfield YMCA (AWAY)