Welcome to the home of Cardinal Athletics!

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The administration of Pope Francis High 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)

Tickets for the fall sports banquet are on sale now. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults, and can be purchased from Mr. Goda in the athletic office. The fall sports banquet is scheduled for Sunday October 29th at 6 pm at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee. Tickets will be sold until Friday October 20th, and no tickets will be sold at the door.

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULES FOR FALL SPORTS

For more information about the golf team, please contact Coach John Anziano (janziano@popefrancishigh.org)

Boys Soccer:
Tuesday 10/17: 3 – 5 pm at Forest Park (Varsity only)
Wednesday 10/18: 3 – 5 pm at Forest Park
Thursday 10/19: 3 – 5 pm at Forest Park

For more information about the boys soccer team, please contact Coach John Pantuosco (jpantuosco@longmeadow.k12.ma.us).
Information on parking fees and season passes for Forest Park

Girls Soccer:
Monday 10/16: 2:45 – 4:45 at Rivers Park
Tuesday 10/17: 2:45 – 4:45 at Rivers Park
Thursday 10/19: 2:45 – 4:45 at Rivers Park

For more information about the girls soccer team, please contact Coach Fran Lafond (frlafond129@hotmail.com)

Boys and Girls Cross Country:
Monday 10/16: At Whiting (finished at 4:30)
Wednesday 10/18: At Ashley (finished at 4:30 pm)
Thursday 10/19: Boys at Chicopee HS. Girls at Forest Park.
Friday 10/20: 10 am at Ashley Reservoir (finished at 11:15 am)
Saturday 10/21: 10 am at Northfield Mtn (meet at school at 9 am)

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

UPCOMING GAMES

Monday 10/16
Boys JV and Varsity Soccer vs Southwick (4 pm, Forest Park)
Golf vs West Springfield (3 pm, Franconia)

Tuesday 10/17
Boys JV Soccer vs Putnam (4 pm, Forest Park)
Golf vs Minnechaug (3 pm, Franconia)
Boys and Girls Cross Country vs Mohawk/Granby at Mohawk (4 pm) (25 Ashfield Road, Shelburne Falls). Bus departs at 1:50 pm

Thursday 10/19
Girls Soccer at Lenox (4 pm) (197 East Street, Lenox). Bus departs from school at 2:00 pm.

Friday 10/20
Boys JV and Varsity Soccer at Drury (4 pm) (1130 South Church Street, North Adams). Bus departs from school at 1:15 pm.

Monday 10/23
Girls Soccer vs Lee (7 pm, Chicopee Comp HS)
Boys Varsity Soccer at Monson (4 pm)

Tuesday 10/24
Girls Soccer at Easthampton (7 pm). Bus departs from Holyoke Community College at 5 pm.
Boys and Girls Cross Country at Palmer with Granby (4 pm)

Thursday 10/26
Boys JV Soccer vs Hampshire (4 pm, Forest Park)
Boys Varsity Soccer vs Hampshire (6 pm, Szot Park)

Friday 10/27
Girls Soccer vs Gateway (4 pm, Rivers Park)
Boys JV and Varsity Soccer vs Monument (4:15 pm, Forest Park)

Sunday 10/29
Boys and Girls Cross Country at PVIAC Championships (Stanley Park)

Monday 10/30
Girls Soccer vs Hopkins (3:30 pm, Rivers Park)
Boys Soccer at Hampshire (JV at 4 pm/Varsity at 6 pm)