Fall, Winter, Spring—The WolfPack Plays Varsity Strong
No matter what the sport, our student-athletes played hard and were outstanding representatives of the WolfPack. At the Athletic Awards Assembly on May 18, 2022, SJCA student-athletes who met the criteria determined by the Athletic Program were given letters as a sign of their Varsity-level play. Further, all who played on one or more Varsity teams were given pins for each team on which they played.
Below is a summary of the WolfPack seasons, as highlighted at the Athletic Awards Assembly:
Boys Cross Country
The Boys Cross Country team had solid performances in their invitational meets and competitions. The team finished 16th at the PIAA Foundation meet, and 6th at the District VI Championships. Josh Hyman (Junior) & Colin Simander (Sophomore) were state qualifiers. Colin placed 50th and Josh placed 174 out of a field of 259 boys.
Girls Cross Country
The Girls Cross Country team continued to be a force on the course as they improved throughout the season. The team finished second at the Red, White, & Blue invitational; 6th at the PIAA Foundation race; and second at the District VI championships. The team competed in the PIAA State Championships and placed 8th out of 23 teams.
The Golf team earned a 12-6 dual record on the season. Representing the team at the District VI tournaments were Dmitri Cornali (Senior), June Park (Junior), Timothy Peters (Junior), and Chris Warner (Freshman), where they place 3rd. Timothy Peters won the PIAA District VI Individual Golf Championships and went on to shoot a 6th place finish at the PIAA State Individual Championships.
The Boys Soccer team finished 7-10 during the regular season, earning them a third consecutive trip to the playoffs. The team ran their way through the District VI playoffs to earn the team’s first ever District VI Championship with a 3-0 win over West Shamokin. Their post-season run ended in the PIAA State playoffs where they faced the Mercer Mustangs. Leading scorer on the year was Junior Luke Surovec (11), with three additional players tied with (8) goals apiece.
The Girls Volleyball team earned a 5-8 mark on the season. Led by Seniors Madi Mazza and Car Burwell, this young team competed with a number of the region’s best while coming within one win of a playoff berth. What’s exciting about this team is that they continued to improve throughout the season and the foundation was set for future success.
The Boys Basketball team earned an 8-14 mark on the season, competed with some of the best in the region, and missed out on a District VI postseason berth. The team has made 7 of 9 postseason appearance and will be looking to get back on track next season as the team graduates one senior.
The Girls Basketball team did not have a traditional season, however, several young ladies stepped up to keep the program viable for years to come.
The Baseball team earned a 10-5 regular season mark, and was seeded second in District VI playoff bracket which began on Thursday, May 19th. (For updates on the Wolfpack’s road to the District VI championship, go to https://www.piaad6.org/6baseball.htm)
Boys and Girls Track and Field
Boys and Girls Track and Field teams began their training back in December as they compete in several indoor events in preparation for the outdoor season. These student-athletes accomplished many things this season, including many personal best times (known as PR’s). athletes advanced to the District VI Championship. Notably, Saint Joseph's sophomore, Colin Simander, had a 3rd finish in the 1600-meter race with a time of 4:37.15 and a 3rd finish in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:02.23. Simander’s finish for both events earned him a spot at next week’s AA Track & Field State Championship Meet at Shippensburg University.For an update on this meet, go to https://www.piaa.org/sports/championship_details.aspx?sport=track
Saint Joe’s has several student-athletes that participate in sports that are not sponsored by the school. The WolfPack recognizes the following individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to their teams: Aaron Kwock (Tennis), Maddie Dreibelbis (Competitive Cheer), Ava Calistri (Fencing), Clayton Landis and Sam Palmer (Ice Hockey), Ava Bickel, Ashley Laskowski, and Maddie Mattis (Gymnastics).