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)

Spring Sports Banquet: The spring sports banquet is scheduled for Sunday May 20th at 5:30 pm at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee. Tickets can be purchased from the athletic department or in the front office, and will be sold until Friday May 11th. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets after May 11th may do so, but the price will increase to $25 for students and $30 for adults.

UPCOMING GAMES

Wednesday 4/18
Girls Tennis vs St Mary’s (4 pm, Forest Park)

Thursday 4/19
Boys Track at Putnam (11 am, Central HS) (1840 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield)
JV and Varsity Baseball vs Northampton (11 am, Forest Park) (POSTPONED TO SATURDAY 4/21)

Friday 4/20
Boys Lacrosse @ Amherst (4 pm) (21 Mattoon Street). Bus departs from school at 2:20 pm.
JV and Varsity Baseball @ Agawam (4 pm) (760 Cooper Street) Bus departs from school at 2:30 pm.
Girls Tennis @ Mohawk (4 pm) (26 Ashfield Road, Shelburne Falls). Bus departs from school at 2 pm.

Saturday 4/21
JV and Varsity Baseball vs Northampton (3 pm, Forest Park)

Monday 4/23
Softball @ Smith Academy (4 pm) (34 School Street, Hatfield). Bus departs from school at 2:35 pm.

Tuesday 4/24
Softball vs Putnam (HCC, 4 pm)
JV and Varsity Baseball vs Westfield (4 pm, Forest Park)
Girls Lacrosse @ Belchertown (5:30 pm) (142 Springfield Road). Bus departs from school at 4 pm.
Boys Lacrosse vs Chicopee (4 pm, Spec Pond)
Girls Tennis @ Sabis (4 pm, Forest Park)

Wednesday 4/25
Boys Lacrosse @ Monson (4 pm) (55 Margaret Street). Bus departs from school at 2:35 pm.
Girls Track @ East Longmeadow (4 pm) (180 Maple Street). Bus departs from school at 2:30 pm.

Thursday 4/26
Softball @ Sci-Tech (Blunt Park, 4 pm) (1780 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield). Bus departs from school at 2:50 pm.
JV and Varsity Baseball vs West Springfield (4 pm, Forest Park)
Boys Lacrosse vs Northampton (4 pm, Spec Pond)

Friday 4/27
Girls Tennis vs Mt Greylock (4:30 pm, Forest Park)

Saturday 4/28
Boys and Girls Track at Steele Relays (West Springfield HS)

PRACTICE INFORMATION FOR SPRING SPORTS (Schedule dependent on weather and field locations, and may change. Please check back here for updates)
Check with your coach for practice information for the week of April vacation

Boys Lacrosse

Spec Pond is located at 2540 Boston Road in Wilbraham. There will be a bus to practice each day (leaving school at 2:20 pm, and returning to school after practice).

Girls Lacrosse

Spec Pond is located at 2540 Boston Road in Wilbraham. There will be a bus to practice each day (leaving school at 2:20 pm, and returning to school after practice).

Boys Spring Track

Girls Spring Track

Girls Tennis

Softball

Holyoke Community College is located at 303 Homestead Ave in Holyoke. There will be a bus to practice each day. It will depart from school at 2:20 pm, and will pick up at HCC at 4:30 for a return to school.

Baseball
Thursday 4/12:  3:30 – 5:30 at Forest Park

Powerhouse is located at 80 Denslow Rd in East Longmeadow. There will be a bus to practice each day. It will return to school after practice.