The days leading up to Feb. 16 were business as usual for Vince Capizzi and the Archbishop Ryan softball program.
While nothing is a given in the Philadelphia Catholic League, this much is certain: the Archbishop Ryan softball team is playing this season with heavy hearts.
Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both on-field excellence and leadership abilities off of it.
Even with the loss of 17 seniors and the only head coach the Archbishop Ryan soccer program has ever known, Jared Ott never once considered spending his senior season elsewhere.
After spending the past five years as head coach of the Archbishop Ryan girls basketball team, Jackie Hartzell has accepted a position at the University of the Sciences.
St. Hubert’s Claire Alminde was among the last student-athletes to be called to the podium to receive her award at the 28th annual Northeast Sports Awards banquet, but she seemed to speak for all the others when she stepped up to the microphone.
The Archbishop Ryan senior was awarded All-Catholic honors on the pitch and is ranked near the top of his class.
It’s time for high school soccer squads to get their kicks. Score a glimpse of your favorite neighborhood team in the Northeast Times’ soccer preview.