Varsity

All Day
vs.
Bethlehem Catholic High School
Away
Bethlehem Catholic High School
Win

Scrimmage
Saint Paul's Independent Day School (MD)
Away
Haverford School
Win 48-38

Junior Konrad Kiszka scored 13 as the Explorers won the first game of the Don McBride Classic at the Haverford School.

Tournament
vs.
Haverford School
Away
Haverford School
Loss 50-56

Senior Sean Simon scored 14 points as the Explorers lost in the championship game of the Don McBride Classic.

Tournament
vs.
Constitution High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Win 68-50

The Explorers used balanced scoring from Konrad Kiszka (17), Zack Crisler (16), and Sean Simon (11) to defeat the Pennsylvania 2A State Finalists.

vs.
Hoop Group Reading Tip-Off Showcase, Reading High School
Away
Albright College
Win 68-45

Sean Simon (18), Zach Crisler (15), and Allen Powell (13) led the Explorers to a 23-point victory over the defending Pennsylvania 6A State Champions at the Hoop Group Reading Tip-Off Showcase held at Albright College.

vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Home
La Salle College High School
Win 76-58

The Explorers scored a season-high 76 points and had five players in double figures (Sean Simon -14, Allen Powell - 14, Zach Crisler - 13, Konrad Kiszka - 11, and Titus Beard - 11) as they improved their record to 4-1. Zach Crisler had 11 rebounds and Konrad Kiszka had 8.

vs.
Central High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Win 70-41

The Explorers improved to 5-1 on the season as Zach Crisler scored 18 points and Konrad Kiszka added 15 points.

Calvert Hall College High School (MD)
Away
Benedictine Memorial Gymnasium
Win 69-59

Zach Crisler scored a game-high 20 points and Sean Simon added 19 as the Explorers defeated Calvert Hall College High School, a Lasallian school from Towson, MD, to advance to the semifinals of the Benedictine Capital Classic.

Tournament
Saint Maria Goretti High School (MD)
Away
Benedictine Memorial Gymnasium
Loss 49-65

Sean Simon scored 12 points as the Explorers move on to play for third place in the Benedictine Capital City Classic.

Tournament
Benedictine College Preparatory School (VA)
Away
Benedictine Memorial Gymnasium
Win 72-54

Sean Simon scored a game-high 23 points and Zach Crisler added 16 as the Explorers defeated the host team, Benedictine College Preparatory School from Richmond, VA, to take third place in the Benedictine Capital City Classic.

Tournament
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Win 78-49

Sean Simon scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the first half as the Explorers improved to 8-2. Zach Crisler added 15 points and Allen Powell scored 10. Simon scored the 1,000th point of his varsity career early in the second quarter and joins Tom Gola '51, Matt Mihalich '76, Chip Greenberg '82, Crag Conlin '85, Joe Meade '97, and Amar Stukes '13 as the only players in the history of La Salle Basketball to score 1,000 career points.

vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Win 60-58

Junior Allen Powell scored 16 points, including the game-winner with 1.3 seconds remaining, as the Explorers improved to 9-2. Zach Crisler had 14 points along with 11 rebounds and Sean Simon added 13 points.

vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Loss 54-57

Junior Zach Crisler scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds as the Explorers lost for the first time at home and in the league.

vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Away
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Win 51-48

Junior Zach Crisler scored 14 points as the Explorers improved to 10-3 overall and 3-1 in the Philadelphia Catholic League.

vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Loss 35-50
vs.
Neumann-Goretti High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Loss 47-55

Junior Titus Beard came off the bench to score 11 points and Allen Powell scored 10 as the Explorers dropped to 10-5 overall and 3-3 in the Philadelphia Catholic League.

vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Away
Bonner-Prendergast High School
Win 61-50

Allen Powell scored 19 and three other Explorers added double-figures (Sean Simon 13, Titus Beard 11, and Kahlil Diarrah 11) as La Salle improved to 11-5 and 4-3 in the Philadelphia Catholic League.

CHANGED: This event has changed.
vs.
Bishop McDevitt High School
Away
Bishop McDevitt High School
Win 50-47

Matt McMahon scored 12 points including a game-winning 4-point play to lead the Explorers past the Lancers of Bishop McDevitt. Allen Powell contributed 12 points and Sean Simon added 11.

vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Away
Roman Catholic
Loss 65-62

Sean Simon had a game-high 22 points and Konrad Kiszka added 16 points as the Explorers lost to Roman Catholic.

CHANGED: This event has changed.
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Away
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Loss 53-88
vs.
West Catholic Preparatory High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Win 81-48

Konrad Kiszka (17 points) was one of four players scoring double figures (Sean Simon - 15, Allen Powell - 14, and Matt McMahon - 14) as the Explorers improved to 6-5 in Philadelphia Catholic League play.

vs.
Father Judge High School
Away
Father Judge High School
Win 54-32
Sean Simon scored 19 points as the Explorers improved to 7-5 in league play.
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Home
La Salle College High School
Win 62-48

The Explorers used a balanced attack to defeat Archbishop Ryan and finish the regular season of the Philadelphia Catholic League at 8-5 (15-7 overall) and claim the 6th seed in the upcoming playoffs.

vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Community College of Philadelphia
  • Allen Powell
    1
    5'8"
    2019
  • Sean Simon
    3
    2018
  • Emmanuel Freyre
    4
    2019
  • Nicholas Hoffman
    5
    6'1"
    2018
  • Konrad Kiszka
    10
    6'5"
    2019
  • Isaiah Snead
    13
    2018
  • Matthew McMahon
    14
    6' 0"
    2018
  • Titus Beard
    20
    2019
  • Zachary Crisler
    21
    6'7"
    2019
  • Kahlil Diarrah
    22
    2019
  • Patrick Jennings
    30
    6'1"
    2019
  • Brett Mallee
    31
    5'10
    2019
  • Joseph Dempsey
    33
    5'7"
    2019
  • Jack Rothenberg
    43
    6'1
    2019
  • Brian Cawley
    2020
  • Michael DiPietro
    2020
  • Shane Holland
    2020
  • Matthew Leaden
    2020
  • James Mangano
    2020
  • Gavin McDade
    2020
  • Liam O'Donnell
    2020
  • John O'Malley
    2020
  • Jake Timby
    2020
  • Sean Jennings
    2021
  • Head Varsity Coach

    Coach Dempsey begins his 12th season as the head coach of the Explorers' program. Dempsey has led the Explorers to nine consecutive Catholic League playoff berths and four PIAA state playoff bids. The Explorers achieved back-to-back 20 win-seasons and finished last year with a mark of 21-6.

    In his time at La Salle, Dempsey has built the La Salle program into a consistent force in the Philadelphia Catholic League, and in the state of Pennsylvania. Last year’s Explorers finished fifth in the state after losing by 1 to Lancaster McCaskey in the state quarter-finals. Four Catholic League semi-final appearances, four state playoff bids, two quarter final appearances, one semi-final appearance, and four twenty- win seasons in the last six seasons, highlight Dempsey's tenure at La Salle.

    Although the La Salle program has enjoyed its share of success in recent years on the court, Coach Demps is equally as proud of his player's accomplishments off the court. "We've had guys that have become Kairos Retreat leaders, guys get full academic scholarships to college, and guys become really involved in lots of service opportunities," Dempsey explains. "I want to win every game we play, but in all seriousness, those things are every bit as important to me. Even more so."

    "It's really gratifying to see kids mature and become men. Basketball is a big part of their experience at our school. You put so much into it and sometimes it hurts when the seniors graduate," the coach remarks.

    The 2010 Catholic League Coach of the Year, and 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer Coach of the Year, Dempsey loves staying in touch with his former players. A constant texter and tweeter, Dempsey maintains many close relationships with dozens of his former ballers. "I love hearing what they're up to," the coach boasts. “I love when they come back to talk to our players, and I love seeing them grow into great men in their families and their community. Getting invited to a wedding or a Christening means a great deal to me. That tells me that even after I’ve coached them hard for four years, they know their experience in our program has contributed to their growth as a person.”

    Joe and his wife Liz live in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, PA with their daughter, Lauren, and son, Joey. Having children of his own only reinforces his philosophy that, “Basketball is just a means to learn some of those important life lessons that we all need – how to work hard, how to deal with defeat, how to become a self-disciplined individual, and especially how to balance school work with a great extra-curricular experience.”

    He pointed out that, “We play a demanding schedule every single year. There is not an easy game on our schedule. Our guys are challenged on the court and in the classroom.”

    Learn More about Coach Dempsey's Coaching Philosophy: http://www.lschs.org/cf_media/index.cfm?obj=45504

  • Assistant Varsity Coach

    Jumping right into the fire, Coach Brown began his coaching career in the highly competitive DC area where he coached at Woodrow Wilson High School after his graduation with a B.A. from Georgetown. While at Wilson, he coached both basketball and baseball for nine years – three of them as head coach. During those three years, three of his players picked up full scholarships to Division 1 schools. Averaging one of these a year is a feat that eludes most coaches, but Alex did it in his first three years at the helm.

    During his time as head coach of the Freshmen Explorers, he racked up a 96-13 record which is all the more remarkable when one recalls that a freshmen coach never has any carryover players from the previous year. His .881 winning percentage would be the envy of any coach in any sport on any level.

    Coach Brown is incredibly excited to be taking over the reins of the JV team at La Salle. He hopes to carry over his success at the freshman level, while maintaining a commitment to developing the basketball skills of his players.

    Residing in Jenkintown, Alex and his wife Leanne are the proud parents of Emma and Lana.


  • Assistant Coach Varsity Basketball
  • Assistant Coach Varsity Basketball

    Bernie Fitzgerald returns to his alma mater this year after five years as associate head coach of the Division III Gwynedd Mercy University men’s basketball team. It was with the Griffins that he planned practices, ran individual workouts, helped organize the summer camp sessions, scouted upcoming opponents and was an avid recruiter of student athletes. In his time at Gwynedd Mercy, the Griffins won the 2015-2016 CSAC championship and went on to defeat the number 5 ranked team in the country, Marietta College, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

    First hired at La Salle College High School in 1990, Mr. Fitzgerald’s coaching resume includes stints at La Salle with the freshman, JV and varsity teams, including three years as head coach. The textbook teacher/coach, Mr. Fitz has taught history on Cheltenham Avenue for 25 years. “I do consider the basketball court as an extension of my classroom. I enjoy watching a young man progress through his adolescent years and strive to reach his potential.

  • Assistant Coach Varsity Basketball
  • Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Assistant Coach Varsity Basketball
  • Moderator