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Carroll Sports

GO PATRIOTS!  A guide to Carroll Sports


Sports are listed in alphabetically order.  Further questions should either be addressed to the coach (email appears in the individual listing) or Mr. Jim Corkery, Athletic Director, email to Phone: 610 688 7610 x112  For the current sports schedule, please use this link.



Head Coach:  Chris Dengler,

Our normal practice time is 3 to 530 after school during the week. Saturday practices would be in the early afternoon, but we will normally have non league games scheduled. Sundays will typically be off days.

Goals and objectives:
-To win the Catholic League Championship
-To improve the student athlete’s baseball skill set
-To maintain Carroll's high academic standards (players are students first athletes second)
-Teach players the importance of respect, loyalty, responsibility, and teamwork 



Head Coach:  Paul Romanczuk,

Goals and objectives:  To compete to the best of our ability both on the court and in the classroom while learning how to most effectively work within a team concept and be great teammates.  We also take great pride in representing our school, our families and ourselves.
Practice days and times (specific or general) - During the week - generally 3:00 to 5:30 or 5:30 to 8:00 (Varsity/JV); 3:00 to 4:30 (Frosh); Weekends vary.


Head Coach:  Chuck Creighton,

Goals and objectives:
 - To help each and every girl to develop sound fundamental skills within a team concept.
- To help each and every girl to develop to the best of their abilities.
- To travel and play in a Christmas tournament with strong competition which will help us prepare for our season.  
- To play an extremely competitive schedule versus some of the best teams in the area and versus some of the out-of-state teams we can schedule.
- To compete every year for the Philadelphia Catholic League title, the PIAA Region 12 title, and the PIAA state title.

Practice days and times
- Off-season - offer 2 to 3 days per week (1.5 to 2 hours per workout) of "open gym" for player development, fun competition, and conditioning (usually starts sometime between 4 and 6 PM)
- In-season - practice (2-3 hours) or play 6 days/week with the off-day depending on the game schedule (usually starts sometime between 4 and 6 PM)  


Archbishop Carroll is a team known for its offensive execution and defensive intensity, but they would like to take it up a notch on defense and attack more on offense in 2011-2012.  Carroll finished last year 23-8, and are back to avenge a 1 point loss in the Philadelphia Catholic League final and a 1 point loss in the PIAA AAAA state final.  They will have strong leadership from returning starters Meghan Creighton (senior- Drexel University commit), Rachel Pearson (senior- Drexel University commit), and Junior Sarah Curran.  Shannon Shields (senior), Kristie Costantino (junior), and Olivia Derogatis (junior) will add a lot of valuable experience to the rotation, and Kerri Hunt (Senior) will add some bench strength.  Head Coach Chuck Creighton hopes a very competitive schedule will prepare the team for post-season play, starting a tough non-conference schedule by playing in a tournament in South Carolina, and then facing Christ the King (NY), St. Anthony (NY), Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh), St John Vianney (New Jersey), and Notre Dame (Villanova).  Then they will face the always tough Philadelphia Catholic League schedule with the likes of Cardinal O’Hara, Archbishop Wood, Archbishop Prendergast, Archbishop Ryan, and Neumann-Goretti.  The girls have worked hard in the off-season, and they know they have to improve every day in practice and take it one game at a time if they are going to be among the elite teams in the area.  The Carroll fan support really makes a difference and is very much appreciated by everyone involved in the makes playing for Carroll a very special experience.



Head Coach:  Jennifer Dawson,

Goals and objectives: To promote school spirit.  Cheer for boys football and basketball teams.  
Attend school pep rallies, open houses, and grade school visitation days.
Compete in various local cheerleading competitions as well as UCA High
School Cheerleading Nationals in Orlando, Florida and viewed on ESPN.

Practice days and times: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays. JV after school and some nights and Varsity generally 6-9pm.

All cheerleaders are required to attend a mandatory cheerleading camp for a week in August.
Tryouts will be held in May for Varsity.


Head Coach: Bill Gennaro -

This will be our inaugural season.  The season Runs from January - May, with practices 4-6 days per week, after school, and races on the weekends starting in March. We will have teams for both boys and girls.


Head Coach:  
Goals and objectives:  The cross country program provides students with an opportunity to compete against some of the most accomplished teams in the area at Philadelphia's storied Belmont Plateau cross country course.  Carroll's cross country program has developed some of the best runners in the Philadelphia area in recent years while maintaining a nurturing atmosphere that brings each runner along according to age and ability.  Through participation students will be taught discipline, build physical fitness and learn to push themselves to new levels in a fun, close knit atmosphere where connections between their Christian beliefs and the unique challenges of their sport are illustrated.

Practices begin in mid-August and continue through the end of October (although participants are strongly encouraged to begin running on their own during the preceding summer months). Practices run from 5:00 to 7:15 before school begins and 3:00 to 5:15 once school starts.


Head Coach: Kelly Dougherty

The goal of the Archbishop Carroll High School Field Hockey program is to use the sport of field hockey to teach Christian values, leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork and respect for the game and one another. The coaching staff has the success of the player both on and off the field at the forefront of the program. It is our goal for the player to achieve technical and tactical skills as well as to learn to love the game.
Practice begins August 15th and the season runs through the second week of November. Weekend games and practices may be included, depending on the game schedule.
Carroll field hockey has won 5 PCL Championships in the past 7 years. Since becoming a member of the PIAA 4 years ago, Carroll field hockey has advanced to the PIAA state tournament 3 times. Twice making it to the semi final round.
Carroll field hockey players have been the recipients of athletic and academic scholarships and have participated at schools in all three division of NCAA collegiate field hockey. Recent graduates have played at LaSalle, American University, Saint Joseph’s, Princeton, Old Dominion, Catholic University, Washington College and Scranton University.


Head Coach:  Joe Powel

Goals and Objectives – To mentor young men and teach not only the game of football but valuable life lessons. To help them grow spiritually and athletically.
Practice Times – In school schedule Monday through Friday 3:30 – 6pm  (football camp 2 weeks in August)
Summer Workouts – Monday, Wed., Thursday lifting and speed training at Carroll 5:30pm to 8pm.  



Head Coach: Kevin McCarthy,

Goals and objectives: To have fun, increase golf knowledge, and experience competitive golf. Team goal is to qualify as a full team to the Catholic League Championships.

Practice days and times: Varsity plays 4-5 days a week between practices and matches from the middle of August to the first week of October (more if qualified for district, regional, and/or state tournaments)  JV plays 1-2 times a week from August to October with 3-4 matches in September and October.We play a variety of golf courses in the Philadelphia area


Head Coach:  Justin Martin,

Goals and objectives: Every year the ultimate goal of the hockey team is a State Championship. Of course it is easy to lose sight of other benchmarks necessary to get there if you only focus on the big picture. So every year our goal is to, first, win the next game. Then, the League Championship. Then Flyers Cup. And finally, the State Championship. On another, and perhaps more important level, the goal of the Archbishop Carroll Varsity Ice Hockey Team is to cultivate the quintessential student-athlete. Hockey is a unique sport that foster camaraderie amongst the players due to the amount of time spent together, as well as important life skills such as discipline, respect, and hard work. These are skills that can be translated to life beyond the hockey arena.

Practice days and times: Sundays at 5:50 - 7:05 at Center Ice Arena in Oaks, PA.


Head Coach:  
Goals and objectives:  The indoor track and field program gives students the opportunity to develop their fitness and athleticism in a variety of disciplines through the winter months while competing at a high level in established indoor track leagues.  Practices consist of a variety of workouts for each type of athlete which helps to develop general fitness and athletic ability as well as refine skills specific to each athlete's event.  Meets are held at the indoor facilities of local colleges and include jumping, sprinting, endurance and throwing events.  Through participation students will be taught discipline, build physical fitness and learn to push themselves to new levels in a fun, close knit atmosphere where connections between their Christian beliefs and the unique challenges of their sport are illustrated.

Practices begin in mid-November and continue through the end of February.  Practices run from 3:00 to 5:15 after school.



Head Coach:  Joe Santoleri,

Today is a great time to be a Patriot. The interest in our lacrosse program is extremely strong as we begin our 19th year of varsity competition. The excitement surrounding our school, the lacrosse program, and all of our players is unprecedented.
This is my fifth year as the Head Coach of Carroll Lacrosse and I am proud to be a part of the Philadelphia Catholic league. I am committed to continuing the excellence and traditions of Patriot Lacrosse.  Last season the Pats competed in the 2011 PCL final four but, was held off  by a relentless effort by former state champ La Salle. We look to once again repeat a winning record and a strong playoff run. Please join me this year in supporting the Archbishop Carroll Lacrosse teams.


Head Coach: Lorraine Beers

Girls' lacrosse at Archbishop Carroll HS has a mission that seeks excellence in the sport of girls' lacrosse. We as coaches promote interest and participation in the sport as well as teach the values of sportsmanship, leadership, commitment, critical thinking, time management, and self discipline.

Practices and games are March through the first week in June as per PIAA dates. Many weekends are included as we play on some Saturdays and practice on some Sunday's.

Carroll Girls’ Lacrosse has won 11 PCL championships in a row and has advanced in the PIAA State Tournaments since becoming a member of PIAA. Carroll Girls’ Lacrosse athletes have been awarded numerous United States Lacrosse All American honors. They are also recipients of athletic and academic scholarships and go on to play at many NCAA schools, including The US Naval Academy, Ohio State, Duke, Georgetown, Loyola, Brown, Syracuse, William & Mary, Notre Dame, Delaware, James Madison, St. Joe's, LaSalle, Drexel, Iona, American, George Washington, Monmouth, Old Dominion, Lafayette, Scranton, and more...



Head Coach:  Kevin Curley



HEAD COACH:  Eileen Boneck

Archbishop Carroll Girls Varsity Soccer is an up and coming competitive program where in the last two seasons has turned in a record of 7-7 and 8-6 in the Catholic league and has made the playoffs in both years. This past season we had a 19 game schedule with 2 scrimmages.  Our schedule is very diverse and not only do we play the Catholic league schedule, but also Central League teams, InterAc, and others outside our community, three of these teams were ranked in the state, and one team was ranked nationally.  The Carroll program is also proud of having 5 members of the 2011 team receive All Catholic Honors. Our J.V. program has been equally successful and has also played the same intense schedule. The philosophy at the J.V. level is playing time and getting our players up to speed and prepared for the next level. The primary goal for the Carroll soccer program is to keep moving forward, competing at a high level, all while having fun and enjoying your time at the high school level.


Head Coach:  Mark Caserta,

Goals and Objectives:  Our goals are to have fun but ultimately to make the playoffs and compete for a championship.  The number of girls who have been trying out in the past 3 to 4 years has gone up and that is the testimony of the success the team has had recently.  The program is definitely on the upswing.  We encourage everyone who is seriously interested in playing softball in the ever so tough Philadelphia Catholic League to come out.

Practice times are usually 3pm or 3:30 pm.  Occasionally we may have a Saturday practice


Head Coach:  Kim Szalejko
Goals and objectives: Our goal is to provide students with a fun team sport where anyone can participate.  We dedicate ourselves to making each swimmer a better athlete and team player.
Practices: Monday through Thursday at Valley Forge Military Academy from 6:30PM-8:30PM
The swim team accepts athletes of all skill levels.  We will work with any swimmer who is dedicated to the team.

          BOYS’ AND GIRLS' TENNIS    

Boys' Head Coach Ray Baraldi, -

Tennis runs from the first week of March into late May. The tennis program has been very successful winning 2 district titles in the last three years. The program welcomes players of all skill levels. For more information contact:

Girl's Head Coach: Marjie Elliott –

Goals and Objectives: Developmental objectives include teaching our girls the basic skill set of a competitive tennis player (e.g. ground strokes, volleying, serving and lobbing) as well as the incorporation of topspin and slice into those shots. Also, footwork and conditioning, strategy, scoring, on court etiquette, and sportsmanship are addressed continually throughout the season.
The goal of our program is to provide knowledgeable and supportive
instruction that will allow our girls to compete at a high level and
provide an opportunity for our girls to grow athletically and socially.
Tennis is a lifetime sport and I wish to prepare and encourage these
girls to not only succeed but to foster knowledge and love for this
sport that they can enjoy throughout their lives.
Practice Days and Times:
Pre-Season begins mid-August with daily practices occurring both in the morning (9:30 – 11:30 am) and the afternoons (3:00 – 5:30 pm), with a mid-day break due to the summer heat and run Mondays thru Fridays.
During the pre-season the girls play each other in a Round Robin 4 game Pro Set in order to establish a working ladder. From that point, challenge matches (USTA format – best of 3 sets with Ad scoring) are played to allow firm establishment of the latter that will ultimately determine the hierarchy of the competitive team (e.g. Varsity: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Singles, 1st and 2nd Doubles; Junior Varsity: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Doubles…). Mixed in with this ladder establishment a one on one critical analysis of a player’s strokes in order to provide knowledgeable suggestions for improvement of that players skill set.
Finally, the girls will engage in interspecific competition via two
scrimmages versus area high school teams. Also, drills and skills (athletic and social) as well as singles and doubles strategy will be strengthened via drills and games, which the
girls really enjoy.
Once the regular season begins, weekday practices will occur on non-match
Further development of team spirit and personal friendships will be emphasized via In Season Team Dinners hosted very generously by the parents of the girl hosting the dinner.
Finally, the girls will participate in a mandatory community service project that not only teaches the benefits of a generous spirit to those in our community in need, but may foster a future desire for community service, whether professionally or personally.



Head Coach:    
Goals and objectives:  The spring track and field program gives students the opportunity to compete at a high level in the Philadelphia Catholic League and PIAA District XII.  Athletes compete in weekly league meets as well as area invitationals including the Penn Relays.  Elite Carroll athletes also have an opportunity to advance to the District and State Championship level.  Carroll's spring track program has produced 13 event qualifiers for the State Championship in the 3 years that Carroll has participated in the PIAA.  Through participation students will be taught discipline, build physical fitness and learn to push themselves to new levels in a fun, close knit atmosphere where connections between their Christian beliefs and the unique challenges of their sport are illustrated.
Practices begin in early March and continue through the end of May.  Practices run from 3:00 to 5:15 after school.


Head Coach:  Matt Gendaszek

Goals and objectives:  Our goal is to teach and improve every player and the team.
Practice days and times (specific or general) – After tryouts volleyball usually plays or practices Monday-Saturday each week.
Anything else you can think of to include for your sport – We hold open gyms in the spring and incoming freshmen are invited. We also enter a summer league that all incoming freshmen are welcomed to join.


Information about the PIAA and Archbishop Carroll can be found