Perkiomen Valley Athletics

Week of September 27

Fall Sports

Dear PV Athletic Community,


Well I have officially experienced my first Perkiomen Valley versus Spring-Ford football game and it certainly lived up to the hype. A big congratulations to Coach Heist, his staff, and the players for their 28-22 victory on Friday night! I would be remiss if I did not also thank all those who helped make the event a success. Donna Fox and Tim Walsh played a huge part in planning and preparation for this event. Dr. Moss, Mr. Berk, Mr. Stanson-Marsh, and Mrs. Baker were also super helpful in helping prepare for the game. Lastly, thank you to all the game workers and Josh Bertholf and his grounds crew for their preparation as well. Not to be outdone by the football team, the boys' soccer team also had a huge win over Spring-Ford last week with an impressive 3-1 victory and they added to their success with two more victories to bring their record to 7-2 on the season.


This week will continue to be a busy week as all 8 of our girls golfers will compete in the PAC championships Tuesday at Gilbertsville. Monday, our boys golfers will have their PAC championships at Gilbertsville and Tuesday our boys team will take part in a 3 team tie-breaker with PJP and Methacton to make the final four. This will take place at Macoby Run and the top two teams will make the final four to take place later in the week. We also have two senior nights this week as Thursday will be senior night for boys soccer in the stadium and Friday night will be senior night for volleyball. We hope to see you at a PV event in the near future and as always, thank you for your support.





Sincerely,


Robert L. Felty Jr.

Athletic Director

Girls' Water Polo

Varsity results from last week: After a long and crazy week PV Women's WP managed to come out on top in 2 of their 7 games. The Women's team contributed in a CoED win over Lower Merion on Monday as well as winning their game against Upper Perk on Thursday.


Unsung athlete of the week: Katherine Hayner.


Varsity Events this week: No events this week.


JV Events this Week: Saturday, October 2 at Wilson West Lawn Tournament at 8am and 9:40am. Bus 6am.

Boys' Water Polo

Results from last week: Boys Varsity Water Polo had a game against Lower Merion that was coed. Perk Valley won 12-8. Senior Ben Willenbecher led the team with 3 goals. Then on Tuesday, Perk Valley played Upper Merion at home and Perk Valley won 8-5. Senior Sebastian Gallo led the team with 3 goals. On Thursday, Perk Valley traveled to Upper Perk to win a close game with a score of 9-8. Seniors Declan Lees and Sebastian Gallo along with Freshman Andrew Keenan all had 3 goals. On Friday, Perk Valley started a 2 day tournament at Haverford School on Friday and went to Reading High School on Saturday. They went 1-3 over the course of the 2 days facing Exeter High School, The Landon School, Reading High School, and Upper Perk.


Varsity Events this week: No events this week.


JV Events this week: Saturday, October 2 at Wilson West Lawn Tournament at 3:40pm and 5:20pm. Bus 1:30pm.

Cross Country

Results for last week: The girls and boys had a great week in XC, both defeating OJR cross country teams. The girls continued their undefeated season and the boys improved to 2-1. The girls were led by individual winner Summer Watts and Allie Matisich and the boys were led by individual winner Tommy Bricker and Evan Romano.

Both teams also traveled to Hershey to complete the week of competition. The girls placed 8th out of 34 big school teams from across the state, boys finished 21 out of 34.


Unsung athletes of the week: Reilly Smith enjoyed some varsity time at PIAA Foundation run and Allie Hurd also competed for the varsity team at Hershey.


Boys' Events this week: No events this week.


Girls' Events this week: No events this week.

Girls' Tennis

Results from last week: PV Viking Ladies defeated Pope John Paul II 7-0 on Monday, took an impressive win over West Chester Rustin on Tuesday at 5-2, continued the winning streak on Wednesday against Pottsgrove with another 7-0, and then transitioned into our Varsity Singles players participating in the PAC Singles Championships on Friday and Saturday! Whew! Busy tennis week!


Unsung athletes of the week: Without a doubt, this week's unsung hero recognition goes to our very own #1 Varsity player, Gracie Strohecker!! She defeated PJP's #1 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Monday. She played her ABSOLUTE PERSONAL BEST MATCH in 4 years on Tuesday, beating West Chester Rustin's top player 2-6, 6-0, 6-2, took an easy win against Pottsgrove on Wednesday 6-0, 6-0, and then continued to represent PV well in the PAC Singles Championship Tournament on Friday and Saturday! Gracie pulled off a great first round win against one of Methacton's singles players with a 10-6 win, played a second round beating a Boyertown Bear 10-2, before falling 6-2, 6-1 to Owen J Robert's #1 player Allison Root who came in #2 in the PAC Championships. She came back on Saturday to play off for a chance at 5th place, however lost 10-3 to Spring-Ford's #3 singles player, Cady Krause who took the 5th Place medal. As a Coach, Instructor, and player, it is so exciting to see an athlete have a BIG AHA moment when your level of play is elevated to playing "in the zone" and everything just works right . . . way to go Gracie!! Our PVGT Team is preparing for the end of our season to wind down soon, however, Gracie will pair up with teammate Kaitlyn Murphy and participate in the PAC Doubles Championships coming up October, 15th & 16th . .come out and watch some excellent tennis!


Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at Norristown 3:30pm. Bus 2:05pm.


Thursday, Sept 30 at home versus Upper Merion 3:30pm.

Football

Varsity Results: The Vikings defeated Spring-Ford 28-22 in front of a capacity crowd. Grant Wiley's #22 was officially retired prior to the game. The Vikings are 3-2 and will travel to Norristown next Friday night.


Unsung athlete of the week: Senior Andrew Beck was our unsung hero in this game. His pass protection and tough running were a large part of our success.


Varsity Events this week: Friday, Oct 1 at Norristown 7pm. Bus 4:30pm.


JV results from last week: 44-30 win against Manheim Central.


JV unsung athletes of the week: Offensive line for a solid week against a good opponent.


JV Events this week: Monday, September 27 at Spring-Ford 3:45pm. Bus 2:25 pm.

Girls' Soccer

Results from last week: 3-1 loss to Upper Perk - The varsity girls soccer team fought back after giving up three goals in the first half to an unbeaten Upper Perk team. Mo O'Donnell found a streaking Gianna Mallee to snap the shutout. The late surge wasn't enough, though, resulting in the girls' second loss on the season. Kailie Picard picked up four saves and Jules Sterchak earned 8 in the losing effort. Our players of the game were Gianna Mallee and Rain Boyd.


1-0 loss to Lansdale Catholic. Megan Steinbach found the back of the net unassisted in the 43rd minute to lift the Crusaders to the nonleague triumph over the Vikings, who got 8 saves from keeper Kailie Picard in a losing effort. Our players of the game were Mo O'Donnell and Natalie Krentz.


Unsung Varsity athletes of the week: Haley Moyer is our unsung hero of the week. Despite entering the season with an injury, Haley has worked hard to get back on the pitch and has played stellar defense for us this season. She always gives maximum effort and continues to battle in every game. She is also a model student-athlete as she leads by example both on and off the field. Way to go, Haley!


JV results from last week: We tied Lansdale Catholic 0-0.


Unsung JV Athlete of the Week: Becky Taylor had some clutch saves in the second half to keep the shut out. She was fearless and took charge!


Varsity Events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at home versus Methacton 3:45pm.


Tuesday, Sept 28 at home versus Spring-Ford 7pm. Tickets must be purchased at the following link: https://www.vancoevents.com/UJU


Thursday, Sept 30 at Pottstown 3:45pm. Bus 2:15pm.


Saturday, Oct 2 at home versus Downingtown West 11:30am. Tickets must be purchased at the following link: https://www.vancoevents.com/UJW


JV events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at home versus Methacton at 3:45 and OJR at 5:30pm.


Tuesday, Sept 28 at home versus Spring-Ford 5pm. Tickets must be purchased at the above link.


Saturday, Oct 2 at home versus Downingtown West 10am. Tickets must be purchased at the above link.

Boys' Soccer

Varsity results from last week: Win vs Spring-Ford 3-1. Win vs. Upper Perkiomen 2-1. Win vs. Daniel Boone 4-0.


Varsity unsung athlete of the week: Benny "The Jet" Watson.

Ben selflessly slid back to play defense and anchor the backline in a lockdown performance against a high-scoring Spring-Ford team. Watson followed that up with a Herculean effort against Upper Perkiomen as he inspired his team with his tireless work. Watson has been a leader, enforcer, and motivator for his fellow Vikings!


Varsity Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at Spring-Ford 7:00pm. Bus 5:30pm.


Thursday, Sept 30 at home versus Pottstown 7pm. This senior night so please come out to support our senior soccer players!


Tickets can be purchased at the following link https://www.vancoevents.com/UJY


Friday, Oct 1 at Methacton 7pm. Bus 4:15pm.


JV results from last week: 2-2 Tie vs. Upper Perkiomen. 9-0 Win vs. Daniel Boone.


JV unsung athlete of the week: Kyle Kiersey. Kyle has steadied the midfield and been a key distributor for the Vikings. His calm demeanor and work on and off the ball has led the JV Vikings this week. His gorgeous strike to the upper corner of the goal against Daniel Boone was the highlight of the week.


JV Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at Spring-Ford 3:45pm. Bus 2:30pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at Methacton 5:30pm. Bus 4:15pm.

Girls' Golf

Results from last week: Tues. 9/22 Win against Boyertown, Wed. 9/23 Loss against Phoenixville.


Unsung Athletes of the Week: Team Effort: Eight girls qualified for PAC'S on 9/28. First time in PV Golf History all 8 girls qualify.


Varsity Events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at Spring-Ford 3pm. Bus 2pm.


Tuesday, Sept 28 at PAC Individual Championships at Gilbertsville. 8am.


JV Results last week: Downingtown West 223 PV 239. Phoenixville 140 PV 136


JV unsung athlete of the week: Annabel Willenbecher.


JV Events this week: No JV events this week.

Boys' Golf

Varsity results from last week: Monday , win over Boyertown, PV - 205 and Boyertown - 208

Wednesday win over Norristown.


Varsity unsung athlete of the week: Junior - Shea Fusco for shooting his low varsity score of 40 (4 over par) vs Norristown.


Varsity Events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at PAC Individual Championships at Gilbertsville 8am.


Tuesday, Sept 28 Team Playoff Tie-Breaker at Macoby Run 2:45pm.


JV results from last week: Monday: Win vs. Boyertown 221-270. Tuesday: Win at Owen J. Roberts 223-247.


JV unsung athletes of the week: Colin Ousey was a top 5 player for our team in both matches and carded a "1" on the 187 yard 4th hole at Kimberton when we played Owen J. Roberts on Tuesday. We also got consistent scores from Jackson Boettinger and Evan Lichtenstein this week as well.


JV Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at home versus Spring-Ford 3pm.


Wednesday, Sept 29 at home versus Spring-Ford 3pm.

Field Hockey

Varsity results from last week: Varsity Field Hockey had a tough week going 0-3. We lost to Boyertown 2-1 Monday night. We then played in the Max Preps National High School Invitational this weekend at the Proving Grounds. We played 2 tough battles with majority of play taking place in the midfield and the winner was able to capitalize on opportunities in the circle. We lost 1-0 to Moorestown High School of New Jersey and 2-0 to Shenendehowa High School of New York. We had some great moments and areas of strength, but we know we need that intensity to put the ball into the net!


Unsung Athletes of the Week: The unsung heroes of the week were senior defenders Julia Downing and Savannah Silvestre. These girls have been working hard on channeling and having patience before making tackles. They put all their hard work on display this week in all three games and were key players in keeping the games very competitive and close.


Varsity Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at Spring-Ford 5pm. Bus 2:25pm.



JV Results from last week: JV had Boyertown on Monday 9/20. We ended in a tie 1-1. Joie Calfapietra scored with Erin Wuerstle with the assist. Our game with UP was rained out and will be played Oct. 8th.


Unsung JV Athletes of the Week: The entire team from the goalie, backs, mid field to the forwards!


JV Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at Spring-Ford 3:45pm. Bus 2:25pm.

Cheerleading

Varsity Events this week: Friday, Oct 1 at Norristown 7pm. Bus 4:30pm.

Volleyball

Varsity results from last week: We had another tough week filled with 3 big matches. We started off the week with a loss to Boyertown on Monday and lost again on Wednesday. We finished the week with a big win against Spring-Ford on Friday and finished 3rd in our tournament on Saturday.


Unsung Athlete of the Week: Our athlete of the week is Lola Coulter. Lola is a freshman and started out playing with the JV team but has stepped up and helped out majorly on varsity. We unfortunately had one of our starters suffer an injury and Lola stepped in with no questions asked. She’s played well in some of our really high pressure games. We are happy that she’s been so willing to help out our team!


Varsity Events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at home versus West Chester Rustin 4:45pm.


Wednesday, Sept 29 at Phoenixville 4:45pm. Bus 2:15pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at home versus Norristown 7pm. This is our senior night so come out and support our senior volleyball players! Tickets can be purchased at the following link https://www.vancoevents.com/UKA.


JV Events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at home versus West Chester Rustin 3:45pm.


Wednesday, Sept 29 at Phoenixville 3:45pm. Bus 2:15pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at home versus Norristown 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the link above.


Friday, Sept 24 at Spring-Ford 3:30pm. Bus 2:15pm.


Saturday, Sept 25 Rally in the Valley at PV starting 8am.

Freshman Field Hockey

Results from last week: On Monday, we lost to Central Bucks West in our first game of the season 1-0. On Tuesday, we tied with Central Bucks South in our second game 1-1.


Unsung athlete of the week: Our unsung hero of the week is Bella Bacani. Bella scored her first goal of the season against Central Bucks South. Keep up the consistent effort and improving your game, Bella!


Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at Methacton 3:15pm. Bus 2:05pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at Unionville HS 3:30pm. Bus 1:45pm. This game will be played on their Bus Garage Field # 19 which is best accessed at 132 E. Doe Run Rd. Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Freshman Football

Events for this week: Monday, Sept 27 at home versus Downingtown East 3:45pm.


Thursday, Sept 30 at home versus West Chester Rustin 3:45pm.

Middle School West Girls' Soccer

Events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at home versus Pottsgrove 3:45pm.


Wednesday, Sept 29 at home versus Boyertown West 3;45pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at Pottsgrove 3:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.

Middle School East Girls' Soccer

Results from last week: 8th grade with 10-0 victory over Pottstown.


Unsung athletes of the week: Gia Marciano led the offense with five goals and Ava Flicker and Sophia Phillips combined on the clean sheet in net.


8th Grade Events this week: Wednesday, Sept 29 at Pottsgrove 3:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at home versus Upper Merion 3:45pm.


7th Grade Events this week: Friday, Oct 1 at home versus Upper Merion 4:45pm.

Middle School Football

8th Grade events for this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at Upper Merion 3:45pm. Bus 2:05pm.


7th Grade events for this week: Wednesday, Sept 29 at Spring-Ford 6:30pm. Bus 5:20pm.

Middle School West Boys' Soccer

Results from last week: We played upper perk and came out with a 4-0 win! All around great week for the team!


Unsung athlete of the week: Owen Baker led our defense to a strong showing this week! Owen controlled our back line and continues to lead by example as one of our captains!


8th Grade Events this week: Wednesday, Sept 29 at Boyertown West 3:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at home versus Pottsgrove 3:45pm.

Middle School East Boys' Soccer

8th Grade Events this week: Monday, Sept 27 at Pottsgrove 3:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.


Wednesday, Sept 29 at home versus Pottsgrove 3:45pm.


Friday, Oct 1 at Upper Merion 3:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.


7th Grade Events this week: Friday, Oct 1 at Upper Merion 4:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.

Middle School West Field Hockey

8th Grade Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 scrimmage versus Eisenhower but at Stewart Middle School 3:15pm. Bus 2:05pm.


Thursday, Sept 30 at Upper Perk 3:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.

Middle School East Field Hockey

8th grade events this week: Thursday, Sept 30 at home versus Eisenhower 3:45pm.


7th grade events this week: Thursday, Sept 30 at home versus Eisenhower 4:45pm.

Middle School West Cross Country

Results from last week: No events.


Events this week: Thursday, Sept 30 at home versus Middle School East and OJR 3:45pm.


Unsung athlete of the week: Ilianna Finklestein continues to work hard at practice and build her stamina for distance running. She is getting stronger every week.

Middle School East Cross Country

Results from last week:


Events this week: Thursday, Sept 30 at Middle School West versus Middle School West and OJR 3:45pm.


Unsung athlete of the week:

Middle School West Volleyball

Events this week: Tuesday, Sept 28 at home versus Pottsgrove 3:45pm. 7th grade at 4:45pm.

Middle School East Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept 28 at Upper Merion 8th grade at 3:45pm. 7th grade at 4:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.


Thursday, Sept 30 at home versus Spring-Ford 3:45pm for 8th grade and 4:45pm for 7th grade.