Welcome to the home of Cardinal Athletics!

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The administration of Pope Francis Preparatory School believes that athletics are an extension of the classroom, affording student-athletes opportunities for growth, learning, leadership and excellence. Pope Francis offers a variety of sports in the fall, winter and spring seasons. We encourage students of all abilities to get involved in our athletic programs. Please contact our Athletic Director, John Goda, if you have any questions about our sports teams or if you need additional information.

Athletic Director: John Goda (413-331-2480 ext 4415 or jgoda@popefrancishigh.org)

Athletic Trainer: Sarah Myers (sarah17myers@gmail.com)

All athletes MUST have a valid physical on file with the school nurse in order to practice or tryout. Physicals are valid for a total of 13 months. All freshmen, juniors and transfer students also need to take the online Vital Signs Concussion Test (instructions for the test, and other paperwork required for athletic participation, can be found under the “Athletic Policies and Required Forms” tab)

UPCOMING GAMES
None until September

FALL SPORTS INFORMATION
All fall sports (golf, cross country and soccer) will begin on Thursday August 23rd. Details on the first days of practice/tryouts will be posted below as soon as they are available.

Boys Soccer
Here is the schedule for boys soccer tryouts:
Thursday 8/23:  9 am to 11 am (sophomores, juniors and seniors only — freshmen are excused due to the freshman orientation scheduled for the morning) and again from 5 pm to 7 pm (for all players) on the athletic fields on campus.
Friday 8/24: 9 am until noon on the athletic fields on campus
For more information about the boys soccer team, please contact Coach John Pantuosco (jpantuosco@longmeadow.k12.ma.us)

Girls Soccer
Here is the schedule for girls soccer tryouts:
Thursday 8/23: noon to 3 pm on the athletic fields on campus.
Friday 8/24: 9 am to noon on the athletic fields on campus.
Saturday 8/25: 9 am to 10:30 am on the athletic fields on campus.
For more information about the girls soccer team, please contact Coach Fran Lafond (frlafond129@hotmail.com)

Golf
The golf team will have practice on Thursday August 23rd and Friday August 24th from 1:15 pm until 3:30 pm at Franconia golf course. Candidates for the team should bring their own clubs and balls, and should dress in proper golf attire. Franconia golf course is located at 619 Dwight Road in Springfield.
For more information about the golf team, please contact Coach John Anziano (janziano@popefrancishigh.org)

Boys and Girls Cross Country
Here are the details for the first few days of practice for the boys and girls cross country teams:
Thursday 8/23: 6-7:30 pm at Whiting Reservoir in Holyoke. Whiting Reservoir is located on Mountain Park Access Road, off Route 5 in Holyoke.  From the South, take 91 North to exit 17A. Take a left at the light (on to Northampton Street/Route 5), go straight through the next light, and continue straight for approximately 1.5 miles. Take a left at the light (on to Mt Park Access Road), and proceed straight up the hill. We will meet in the parking lot across the bridge.
Friday 8/24: 6-7:30 pm at Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke. We will meet by the Holyoke Lodge of Elks (located at 250 Whitney Avenue) in the parking lot near the entrance to the reservoir.
Saturday 8/25: 9 – 10:30 am at Whiting Reservoir in Holyoke.

For more information about the girls cross country team, please contact Coach John Goda (jgoda@popefrancishigh.org).
For more information about the boys cross country team, please contact Coach Dan Walsh (walsh82077@gmail.com)