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@popefrancisprep.org)

Athletic Trainer: Sarah Myers (smyers@popefrancisprep.or)

Online School Store(click here to order Pope Francis apparel)

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)

All required forms and information must be submitted electronically.
Click here for instructions on accessing SportsWareOnLine

The Fall Sports Banquet will be held on Monday 11/12 at 6 pm at school. Tickets for the banquet are $15 for students and parents; senior athletes on a fall team may attend for free, but MUST purchase a ticket beforehand. Tickets can be purchased from Mr. Goda in the athletic office, and will be sold until Friday 11/2. After Friday 11/2, the ticket price increases to $25. 

UPCOMING GAMES.

Wednesday 10/17
Golf vs McCann Tech (3 pm, Franconia)

Thursday 10/18
Girls JV and Varsity Soccer vs Mahar (4 pm)
Golf at Southwick (3 pm, Edgewood CC) (161 Sheep Pasture Road, Southwick). Bus departs from school at 1:50 pm.

Monday 10/22
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Easthampton (6:30 pm)
Golf at WMass Championships (9 am, Ludlow CC)
Boys Soccer vs Palmer (JV 4 pm at Nathan Bill, Varsity 4 pm at school)

Tuesday 10/23
Boys and Girls Cross Country vs Mohawk/Palmer (4 pm, Whiting Reservoir)
Boys Varsity Soccer vs Monson (4 pm)

Thursday 10/25
Girls JV and Varsity Soccer at Gateway (4/6 pm) (12 Littleville Road, Huntington). Bus departs from school at 2:15 pm
Boys JV Soccer vs Longmeadow (5 pm)

Friday 10/26
Boys Soccer at Hampshire (JV at 4 pm/Varsity at 6 pm) (19 Stage Road, Westhampton). Bus departs from school at 2:10 pm.
Girls Soccer vs Athol (4 pm, Varsity only)

Sunday 10/28 
Boys and Girls Cross Country at PVIAC Championships (1 pm, Stanley Park)

Monday 10/29 
Girls Soccer vs Hopkins (JV at 4 pm/Varsity at 6:30 pm)
Boys JV and Varsity Soccer vs Granby (4 pm)

FALL SPORTS PRACTICE INFORMATION

Boys Soccer
Wednesday 10/17: at school, 2:30 – 5 pm
Thursday 10/18: at school, 2:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday 10/24: at school, 2:30 – 5 pm
Thursday 10/25: at school, 2:30 – 5 pm

For more information about the boys soccer team, please contact Coach John Pantuosco (jpantuosco@longmeadow.k12.ma.us)

Girls Soccer
Wednesday 10/17: at school, 2:30 – 5 pm
Tuesday 10/23: at school, 2:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday 10/24: at school, 2:30 – 5 pm

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

Golf

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

Girls Cross Country
Wednesday 10/17: At Ashley Reservoir. We will be finished at Ashley at 4:30, and back at school at 4:50.
Thursday 10/18: At Forest Park. We will be finished at Forest Park at 4:15 pm.
Friday 10/19: 3:30 pm at school. We will be finished at school at 4:45 pm
Saturday 10/20: At Ashley Reservoir at 9 am.

For more information about the girls cross country team, please contact Coach John Goda (jgoda@popefrancisprep.org).

Boys Cross Country
Wednesday 10/17: At school. Practice will be finished around 4 pm
Thursday 10/18: At school. Practice will be finished around 4 pm
Monday 10/22: At school. Practice will be finished around 4 pm
Wednesday 10/24: At school. Practice will be finished around 4 pm
Thursday 10/25: At school. Practice will be finished around 4 pm

For more information about the boys cross country team, please contact Coach Dan Walsh (walsh82077@gmail.com)