Perkiomen Valley Athletics

Week of August 30

Fall Sports

Dear PV Athletic Community,


Our fall sports teams are off to a great start. Girls' Tennis had a great week capped off by their exciting victory over Council Rock North when multiple athletes won tie-breakers to give us the victory. Football started the season with an impressive win over Springfield Delco 37-15. Girls' Golf had their lowest team total in 10 years when they scored a 189 resulting in a victory against Hatboro-Horsham. Cheerleading brought home multiple accolades from their UCA Pine Forest Camp, please see the details below under the cheerleading section. All of our remaining JV and Varsity sports took part in scrimmages last week and based on the results, we have a lot to look forward to this fall. Please come out to support our athletic teams whenever you have the opportunity. For some events in the stadium, we will be charging admission by using our online ticketing system. The links to purchase the tickets will be found in this weekly newsletter, on pvsd.org, or sent to you by your coach.


We also start our middle school sports tryouts and practices today so we are now officially in full swing. Please take the time to read our middle school coach profiles also found in this newsletter. As always, thank you for supporting PV athletics!





Sincerely,


Robert L. Felty Jr.

Athletic Director

Season Passes

2021-22 Viking Athletic Department Ticket Program

Ticket Prices: Adults $5.00 Students $5.00


Student Yearly Pass: $35
This pass includes general admission for one student to home PV athletic events for the 2021-2022 school year. This pass does not include free admission to PAC, District 1 or PIAA playoff events.


Family Yearly Pass: $135

This pass includes general admission for household family members to home PV athletic events for the 2021–2022 school year. To qualify, a family must have at least one Perkiomen Valley school-aged child. This pass does not include free admission to PAC, District 1 or PIAA playoff events.


Adult Yearly Pass: $70

This pass includes admission for one adult to home PV athletic events for the 2021-2022 school year. This pass does not include free admission to PAC, District 1 or PIAA playoff events.


Sr. Citizen Pass: Free!

This pass provides free general admission to Perkiomen Valley home events. You must be 65-years of age, reside in the Perkiomen Valley School District and provide proof of age and address. This pass may be obtained at the School District Administration Building. This pass does not include free admission to PAC, District 1 or PIAA playoff events.





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Girls' Water Polo

Results from last week: Varsity girls won 21-16 against Upper Perk. JV girls lost against Souderton 13-2. Varsity girls lost to Souderton 12-8.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Mia Greco.


Varsity Events this week: Saturday, September 4 at Wilson West Lawn Tournament versus Exeter 8:45am and Wilson at 10:15am. Bus 7am.


JV Events this week: Friday, September 3 at Wilson West Lawn Tournament versus Wilson 9:40am, Wissahickon 11am, and Pennridge 1:00pm. Bus 7:45am.

Boys' Water Polo

Varsity Events this week: Saturday, September 4 at Wilson West Lawn Tournament versus Exeter 8:00am and Wilson at 11:00am. Bus 7am.


JV Events this week: Friday, September 3 at Wilson West Lawn Tournament versus Wilson 9am, Wissahickon 11:40am, and Pennridge 1:40pm. Bus 7:45am.


Cross Country

Results from last week: The boys XC team finished fourth out of seven teams at the Spring-Ford Scrimmage. PV was led by Tommy Bricker and Evan Romano who placed 6th and 15th overall. The girls XC team was the overall champ at the same scrimmage. Out of a field of 70 runners, PV girls placed 8 out of the top 12 overall finishers. Top runners were Sienna Miller, 1st overall and Summer Watts, 3rd overall.


Unsung Athletes of the week: Senior Robert Westmeyer continued his steady improvement, setting a PR on the course and placing as 5th runner for the team.


Allie Hurd continues successful transition to XC, placing 10 overall and earning a varsity roster spot for upcoming Oakbourne Invitational.


No events this week.

Girls' Tennis

Results last week: PV Vikings beat Archbishop John Carroll 7-0 and beat Council Rock North 4-3.


Unsung Athletes of the Week: Doubles partners Kelsey Leonard and Madison Booz.


Events this week: Monday, August 30 at home versus Central Bucks South 3:30pm.


Tuesday, August 31 at home versus Pottstown 3:30pm.


Thursday, September 2 at Phoenixville 3:30pm. Bus 2:05pm.

Football

Varsity Results: The Football Team won its first game of the season Friday night against a senior-heavy and physical Springfield Delco Team. The Vikings were led by Captains, Jake Jonassen, Ethan Kohler, Jeremy Brewer, Austin Henry and Michael Poruban to a 37-15 victory. Zach Schimpf scored on an interception in the first half that ignited the Vikings. Ryan Klimek had a breakout game in his first Varsity game at running back. The Vikings will look to keep moving forward next week on the road against perennial District 1 contender, Coatesville.


Unsung Athletes of the Week: The Vikings Offense Line - Jake Jonassen, Tim Ledger, Reed Overholser, Grant Euker, and Austin Henry.


Varsity Events this week: Friday, September 3 at Coatesville 7pm. Bus 4:30pm.


JV Events this week: Monday, August 30 at home versus Springfield Delco 3:45pm.

Girls' Soccer

Results from last week: 1-0 win, scrimmage against PW.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Maddie O'Donnell (Mo). Though she has played with many of the girls throughout her career, she just joined our squad this year, transferring from Spring-Ford, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her in orange and brown! In our opening scrimmage, she scored the game-winner and locked down the 6 spot for us; a position that is also new to her. Welcome to PV, Mo!


Varsity Events this week: Tuesday, August 31 scrimmage at home versus West Chester Henderson 4pm.


Thursday, September 2 scrimmage at home versus Plymouth Whitemarsh 3:45pm.


JV Events this week: Tuesday, August 31 scrimmage at home versus West Chester Henderson 4pm.

Boys' Soccer

Results from last week: JV and Varsity scrimmaged Great Valley. JV won 1-0 and Varsity tied 0-0.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Adam Natoli- Adam is a two-sport fall athlete who has displayed dedication, passion, and leadership for the soccer team. This was on display as he made a save in goal during a scoreless half and created multiple goal scoring opportunities while playing in the field for a half.


Varsity Events this week: Tuesday, August 31 scrimmage at Lower Merion 4pm. Bus 2pm.


Friday, September 3 at home versus Dock Mennonite at noon.


Saturday, September 4 at home versus West Chester East at 11am. Tickets must be purchased at https://www.vancoevents.com/SHU. The purchased tickets will count for both the JV and Varsity games. There is no need to purchase a ticket for each and gates will open at 8:30am.


JV Events this week: Tuesday, August 31 scrimmage at Lower Merion 4pm. Bus 2pm.


Friday, September 3 at home versus Dock Mennonite at 10am.


Saturday, September 4 at home versus West Chester East at 9am. Tickets must be purchased at https://www.vancoevents.com/SHU. The purchased tickets will count for both the JV and Varsity games. There is no need to purchase a ticket for each and gates will open at 8:30am.

Girls' Golf

Varsity results from last week: Hatboro Horsham- win 189-217. Unionville loss 181-222.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Sara Schoenewald.


JV results from last week:


Varsity Events this week: Monday, August 30 at Phoenixville Turtle Creek 3pm. Bus 2pm.


Wednesday, September 1 at home versus Spring-Ford 3pm.

Boys' Golf

Results from last week: Win vs Souderton (home) 192-193 (non League) and win vs Upper Perk (away) 202-217 (PAC)


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Ayush Patel - scores of 41 in both matches and finishing in the top 5 of scorers both matches. He is a consistent golfer and rounds out our team.


Varsity Events this week: Tuesday, August 31 at Methacton 3pm. Bus 2:15pm.


Thursday, September 2 at home versus OJR 3pm.



JV Results from last week: Win at Phoenixville 235-241, Win vs. Upper Perk 218-278, Win at Pottsgrove 238-270.


Unsung JV Athlete of the week: Luke Hanlon. Shot a 45 vs. Upper Perk and a 46 vs. Pottsgrove in first two ever JV matches.


JV Events this week: Tuesday, August 31 at home versus Methacton 3pm.


Thursday, September 2 at OJR 3pm. Bus 2pm.

Field Hockey

Results from last week: Tuesday field hockey had a scrimmage against Bishop Shanahan resulting in a varsity win of 4-0 and a JV win of 3-0. Thursday night we had a play date at Phoenixville where we played two half games. Varsity beat Fleetwood 3-0 and Coatesville 1-0. Junior Varsity beat Fleetwood 3-0 and Coatesville 5-0.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Field Hockey's unsung athlete of the week is Senior Emily Carney. Her defensive strength and ability to beat the opposing team to the ball has helped us to maintain a possession outside of our defensive circle. She has transitioned from the midfield to defense and is performing impressively in her new position.


Varsity Events this week: Friday, September 3 at home versus Haverford 5pm.


JV Events this week: Friday, September 3 at home versus Haverford 3:45pm.

Cheerleading

Results from last week: UCA Pine Forest Camp - Overall Superior Squad; 3rd place Game Day; 3rd place Competitive Dance; 4 UCA all-american selections.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Angelique Mincey - senior 1st year varsity; exceptional skill, determination, and spirit.


Varsity Events this week: Friday, September 3 at Coatesville 7pm. Bus 4:30pm.


JV Events this week: Monday, August 30 at home versus Springfield Delco 3:45pm.

Volleyball

Results from last week: We had our first scrimmage against Avon Grove and won all 3 sets.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Emily Chung played her first time with varsity and entered the court confident and ready to play hard. She had 10 assists and helped clinch the 3rd set for us.


Varsity Events this week: Wednesday, September 1 scrimmage at Bishop Shanahan 4pm. Bus 2:15pm.


Friday, September 3 at home versus Spring-Ford 4:45pm.


JV Events this week: Friday, September 3 at home versus Spring-Ford 3:45pm.

Freshman Field Hockey Head Coach: Amy Kohout

Head Coach Amy Kohout is in her third year at PV. She currently lives in Phoenixville and is a health and physical education teacher here at the high school. Her favorite part about coaching are the bonds that are created amongst the teams that she has the privilege of coaching and watching all athletes progress throughout the season. Her message to the PV athletic community is, "Play every game or practice like it is your last and never take it for granted!"

Freshman Football Head Coach: Joe Yanulevich

Head Coach Joe Yanulevich has had a role in the PV football program for the last 12 years. He currently lives in Upper Providence with his wife, Susan, and three children, Taylor, Ryan, and Jack. He is a high school health and physical education teacher and behind the wheel driving instructor at PV. His favorite part of coaching is working with students in a different environment and seeing their athletic/academic growth when they graduate. His message to the PV athletic community is, "It's up to us to decide if the losses we experience become tragedies or learning opportunities."

Middle School West Girls' Soccer Head Coach: Alesia Davis

Head Coach Alesia Davis is a paraprofessional in the Perkiomen Valley School District and she will be entering her first year as the girls' soccer head coach. Coach Davis lives in Schwenksville and has a daughter in 6th grade in the district and they have a lemon beagle pup. She and her daughter love taking advantage of the trail and finding spots to tube and work on their rock skipping skills. She is a fan of all sports and is currently working on her bachelor's degree in elementary education. Her favorite part of coaching is working with the kids and enjoying the sport. Her message to the PV athletic community is ,"I look forward to coaching your kids and teaching them to be a team player. We're going to have a fun season."

Middle School East Girls' Soccer Head Coach: Rob Lowry

Head Coach Rob Lowry has been the head coach for the last 4 years. He currently lives in Royersford and is a software engineer at Lockheed Martin. He has coaches his daughter's travel team for the last 9 years. His favorite part of coaching is helping the girls get better at soccer while also helping them become better teammates. His message to the PV athletic community is, "Stay involved in your child’s academic, athletic, and social lives. They will hate you now but understand later."

Middle School Football Head Coach: Jaloni Hutchinson

7th Grade Head Coach Jaloni Hutchinson joins the PV coaching staff for his first year at PV. Coach Hutchinson lives in King of Prussia and is a warehouse worker when he is not coaching. His favorite part of coaching is getting to meet and work with different kids. His message to the PV athletic community is, "Always try your best, playing sports will always bring people together to form a family bond that will last a lifetime."

Middle School West Boys' Soccer Coach: Chuck Heaps

Head Coach Chuck Heaps is entering his third year as the head coach of the soccer team. He lives in Schwenksville and owns a landscaping company. He has a beautiful wife, Becky, and 2 amazing children! Frankie is age 3 and Charlie is age 1 and they will attend PV one day just like their father did! His favorite part of coaching is watching the kids and their abilities grow as the season progresses. His message to the PV athletic community is, "Last year was rough but we will continue to get stronger as a community and look forward to the season and challenges ahead!"

Middle School East Boys' Soccer Coach: Derrick Palumbo

Head Coach Derrick Palumbo will be entering his first year as the head coach after previously serving as an assistant coach. He lives in Skippack has been at PV for 4 years as a special education paraprofessional. His favorite part of coaching is being a part of the experience besides just being a spectator. His message to the PV athletic community is, "Athletics should never be top priority. Academics should be, but sports are a great outlet to have solid social interaction and to get exercise."

Middle School West Field Hockey Head Coach: Naveen Mehta

Head Coach Naveen Mehta is entering his 5th season in his role as head coach. Coach Mehta lives in Collegeville. When asked what his favorite part of coaching, he responded, "Knowledge is one that Liberates. Coaching gives me the opportunity to pass on the Knowledge System to the Seeker. Through coaching, I am able to help aspiring athletes not only learn and get better at the sport, but also to help them learn life skills such as Honesty, Respect, Trust, Teamwork, and Decision-Making, all while having FUN!" His message to the PV athletic community is, "We all have the potential to succeed in our chosen path. I am here to help our athletes realize their true potential and optimize their performance to become the best that they can be."

Middle School East Field Hockey Head Coach: Amanda Smith

Head Coach Amanda Smith enters her second year as coach of the field hockey team and she is also an assistant with our lacrosse program. She lives in Pottstown and is an account manager for a biotech company. Her and her husband have two dogs and they both enjoy coaching as he coaches the Boyertown Legion baseball team. Coach Smith said she loves working with the Perk Valley students and teaching them more about the two sports she loves. Her message to the PV athletic community is to work hard on and off the field and enjoy every minute of the sports you play!

Middle School West Cross Country Head Coach: Matthew Weygand

Head Coach Matthew Weygand has been at PV for 25 years as a Health and PE teacher and he enters his 6th year as the cross country coach. He lives in Schwenksville and he has a son who is a Sr. at Kutztown University and a daughter who is a Jr. at Drexel. His daughter also plays lacrosse at Drexel. When asked why he enjoys coaching he answered, "I always love seeing the kids improve from day one to the last day of the season. That is the success of the season win, lose, or draw. They get an appreciation for working hard to progressively improve our abilities. They make new friends or strengthen existing friendships. They become good teammates as we push each other and cheer each other on at practice and competitions." His message to the PV athletic community is, "I am a lifelong PV fan as I grew up here, competed here, graduated from here, and I now teach and coach here. I have seen PV grow as a district and the athletics grow into a program where all opponents know that they have a great challenge ahead of them. I love seeing our student athletes, and all students no matter what their interests are, become well rounded people. It's a pleasure to be a part of it."

Middle School East Cross Country Head Coach: Joseph Tornambe

Head Coach Joseph Tornambe has been at PV for 16 years as an English teacher. He will be entering his 6th year coaching the cross country team. His favorite part of coaching is seeing how much fitness and success the athletes gain during the season. His message to the PV athletic community is, "Sports are great opportunities for student athletes to learn how to bond and work together, set and achieve goals, and attain success through competition; and I'm proud to be a part of this tradition."

Middle School West Volleyball Head Coach: Stephanie Glover

Head Coach Stephanie Glover is back for her second year as the volleyball coach at West. She currently lives in Schwenksville and is the Director of Patient and Community Engagement for Skippack Pharmacy where I help with their COVID-19 vaccine roll outs. She has two boys who are students in the District. They are both involved in baseball at CPYA. When they aren't at the baseball fields, they are spending time with their rescue dog, Simba. Coach Glover enjoys watching the girls grow over the season and work as a team. While she loves winning on the court, when she sees personal growth off the court, that's the true win for her! Her message to the PV athletic community is, "Don't ever let anyone tell you that you aren't good enough! Work hard and prove them wrong."

Middle School East Volleyball Head Coach: George Fuller

Head Coach George Fuller is returning for his third year in this position. When he is not coaching volleyball, he is the Head of Strategy and Business Development for a large Global Healthcare IT company. He is happily married to his wife Carol of 22 years and they live in Collegeville. They have 3 daughters. The oldest is a Freshman at Penn State Main Campus this fall. Their middle daughter is a Sophomore at Spring-Ford on the Varsity Volleyball team His youngest is in 5th grade at Spring-Ford and hasn't quite caught the volleyball bug yet. When asked what his favorite part about coaching was, he responded, "Although this sounds cliché, my favorite part about coaching is helping these kids learn new things and ultimately help them believe in themselves and instilling a level of confidence and hard work that will take them far in life even if they've never stepped foot on a volleyball court before. I believe I missed my calling in life to teach and have an impact on other people's lives that will make our society a better place. At this stage in my own life, I believe I can still do this in some small way by trying to be a good coach and a positive influence in the lives of these young kids." His message to the PV athletic community is, "While I live in a different school district and my kids attend school in that district, I firmly believe that there is a tremendous opportunity here at PV to build long-lasting, competitive dynasties in nearly every PV sport. This is particularly true with Volleyball since the introduction of Middle School Volleyball at PVSD 3 seasons ago. I'm happy to be part of building a solid foundation for the Varsity and JV programs starting in the 7th and 8th grades and look forward to the years ahead of us."