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)

UPCOMING GAMES

Sunday 12/17
Boys Hockey at Austin Prep (1 pm, Valley Forum, 654 S Union Street, Lawrence). Bus departs from BG Mechanical at 10 am.

Monday 12/18
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs Putnam (5:30/7 pm at Dupont Middle School)

Thursday 12/21
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs McCann (5:30/7 pm at Dupont Middle School)
Boys JV and Varsity Hockey vs Franklin (5:30/6:40 pm, Olympia)

Friday 12/22
Boys JV and Varsity Basketball at Minnechaug (5:30/7 pm) 621 Main Street, Wilbraham. Bus departs from Holy Cross Church in Springfield at 4:20 pm.

Saturday 12/23
Bys JV and Varsity Hockey vs Framingham (11:20/12:30 pm)
Boys Varsity Basketball vs LaSalle Academy (7 pm, Western New England University) (1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield). Bus departs from Holy Cross Church in Springfield at 5:30 pm.

PRACTICE INFORMATION FOR WINTER SPORTS

Girls Basketball
Sunday 12/17: Elms College, 1 – 3 pm
Tuesday 12/19: Stefanik, 2:45 – 4:45 pm
Wednesday 12/20: Stefanik, 2:45 – 4:45 pm
Friday 12/22: Stefanik, 2:45 – 4:45 pm

For more information about the girls basketball team, please contact Coach Alex Roque (roquea63@yahoo.com)

Boys Basketball
Monday 12/18: AIC 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 12/19: AIC 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 12/20: AIC 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Thursday 12/21: AIC 4:30 – 6:30 pm

For more information about the boys basketball team, please contact Coach Justin Dalessio (dalessio23@yahoo.com)

Boys and Girls Indoor Track
Monday 12/18: 2:30 – 4 pm at school
Tuesday 12/19: 1 – 2:30 pm at Elms College
Wednesday 12/20: 11:45 am – 1 pm at school
Thursday 12/21: 11:45 am – 1 pm at school
Friday 12/22: 9:45am – 11 am at school

For more information about the girls indoor track team, please contact Coach John Goda  (jgoda@popefrancishigh.org)

For more information about the boys indoor track team, please contact Coach Angel Rodriguez  (angel@ironduck.com)

Ice Hockey
For more information about the hockey team, please contact Coach Brian Foley (bfoley@foleyinsurancegroup.com)

Skiing
Monday 12/18: Dryland practice 2:30 – 3:30 pm at school

For more information about the ski team, please contact Coach Amanda Cazolano (acalzolano@springfieldcollege.edu)