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Welcome to the La Salle College High School Swimming and Diving Program Website.

The La Salle Swimming and Diving program is one of the most successful in the area. It has maintained over the years a tradition of excellence resulting from student-athletes and coaches dedicated to the sport, their team, and their school. La Salle has won the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) AAA State Championship five years in a row. The team was also named the 2016 National High School Championship Team.

In addition to the state and national recognition, the team has also won 29 consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL) Championships and nine straight PIAA District 12 Championships since joining in 2009.

Explore this page to learn more about Swimming and Diving at La Salle.

Opponent Date Result Score
Tryouts (18 Holes)
Tryouts (Nine Holes)
Tryouts (Nine Holes)
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Win 225-289
vs.
Father Judge High School
Win 219-267
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 227-239
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Win 219-313
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 169-203
vs.
Neshaminy High School
vs.
Neshaminy High School
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Win 220-250
St. Joseph's Preparatory School (JV Match)
Win 250-266
Varsity Tryouts - PA Barge Club # 4 Boathouse
vs.
Upper Dublin High School
vs.
Upper Dublin High School
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Win 236-262
vs.
Germantown Academy
vs.
Germantown Academy
vs.
North Penn High School
Win 34-3
vs.
Germantown Academy
vs.
North Penn High School
Delaware Valley School (Milford)
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Win 236-260
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Win 237-279
vs.
Haverford School
Tie 180-180
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 225-236
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 4-3
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
JV Jumpstart Tournament (10:40 vs Wilson, 12:40 vs North Penn, 2:40 vs Exeter)
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Loss 7-13
Wilson Jump Start Tournament (9:40 vs Souderton, 11:20 vs Exeter, 3:30 vs North Penn, 6:50 vs Hazleton)
@ La Salle Academy (Providence, RI)
Win 4-2
Presidents' Cup - Malvern Preparatory School, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, and Saint Joseph's Preparatory School
First Place 226-227
vs.
Neumann-Goretti High School
vs.
Upper Dublin High School
vs.
Upper Dublin High School
Win 13-9
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Tie 180-180
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Win 4-0
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
vs.
Bishop McDevitt - Harrisburg
Loss 21-47
Pennridge Tournament (9:40 vs Perk Valley, 1:50 vs Central York, 6:00 vs Muhlenberg)
vs.
Christian Brothers Academy
Win 2-0
vs.
Christian Brothers Academy
Briarwood Invitational
vs.
Nazareth Academy High School
Win
vs.
Imhotep Charter School
Loss 14-16
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
vs.
Episcopal Academy
Win 219-239
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Win 7-0
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
vs.
Haverford School
vs.
Haverford School
Win 13-12
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Loss 224-222
vs.
Upper Merion High School
PCL Meet # 1
vs.
Salesianum School
vs.
Salesianum School
Loss 1-4
vs.
Pennridge High School
Win 14-0
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Win 215-252
vs.
Haverford School
Win 38-16
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Win 192-264
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
vs.
Northeast High School
Loss 7-20
Governor Mifflin Tournament (11:20 vs Governor Mifflin, 1:50 vs Upper Merion)
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Loss 2-1 (2OT)
Round 1
Haverford School (JV Match)
Win 197-205
vs.
Haverford School
Win 38-0
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Malvern Preparatory School (JV Match)
Loss 209-207
vs.
Little Flower High School
Win
vs.
St. Hubert's Catholic High School
Win
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Win 2-1 (2OT)
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win 222-263
PCL Meet # 2
vs.
Wilson High School (Reading)
vs.
Wilson High School (Reading)
Loss 10-11
vs.
Episcopal Academy
Win 185-192
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Win 21-0
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill
Loss 0-1
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill
vs.
Germantown Academy
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Win 8-0
Beast of the East Day 1 (Pingry 4:40 pm, Game 2 is 6:20 (if lose game 1) or 7:10 (if win game 1)
St. Frances Academy
Loss 12-14
JV Beast of the East (10:30 am vs Wilson, 12 pm vs Springfield)
Beast of the East Day 2
PIAA Foundation
King's Head Regatta @ Upper Merion
vs.
Father Judge High School
Loss 0-2
vs.
Father Judge High School
Philadelphia Catholic League Championship
First Place 441-484
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Win 3-1
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Ocean City Chase, 34th Street Bridge
Carlisle Invitational
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
vs.
Calvert Hall College High School
Baby Eagle Tournament (1:50 vs Governor Mifflin, 6:00 pm vs Muhlenberg)
vs.
Calvert Hall College High School
Win 38-35
Round 3 @ Knightmare
Head of the Christina @ Wilmington, DE
vs.
Upper Merion High School
vs.
North Penn High School
vs.
Upper Merion High School
vs.
Germantown Academy
vs.
North Penn High School
Loss 2-3
District 12 (City) Championship
First Place 314-315
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Win 2-0
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
PCL Meet # 3
Southern Lehigh High School - PIAA Sub-Regional Match
Win 298-324
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 2-0
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Loss 6-42
Knights and Maidens Tournament (9:40 vs North Penn, 12:10 vs Wilson, 3:30 vs Pennridge)
Juniors Tournament
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Win 2-1
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
PCL Meet # 4
vs.
Wissahickon Senior High School
vs.
Wissahickon Senior High School
Win 13-10
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win 2-0
Screaming Eagle Tournament Day 1 (4:40 vs North Allegheny, 8:00 vs Cumberland Valley)
Wilson Tournament (1:40 pm vs Lower Merion, ensuing games at 3:40, 4:20, 5, 5:40, and 6:20 based on results)
CR North Tournament (9 am vs CBS, 10 am vs CRS, 11:15 am vs CBE)
Manhattan Invitational
vs.
Calvert Hall College High School
vs.
Calvert Hall College High School
Screaming Eagle Tournament Day 2 (2:40 vs Muhlenberg, 4:20 vs McDowell)
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win 48-0
Navy Day Regatta
Round 4 @ Cumberland Valley
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Upper Merion High School
vs.
Springfield Township High School (Montgomery County)
vs.
Springfield Township High School (Montgomery County)
Win 11-3
PIAA State Championship
2nd Place 286-284
vs.
Wissahickon Senior High School
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
PCL Quarterfinal (Roman Catholic)
Win 1-1 (4-3 PK's)
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Loss 21-27
PCL Champs
Head of the Charles @ Boston, MA
Round 5 - @ PSU Berks
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
Win 4-3
vs.
PCL Semifinal, Archbishop Ryan High School
Win 2-1 (OT)
District XII Final
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
Win 43-13
Head of the Schuylkill
Southeastern PA JV Title Challenge
vs.
PCL Championship, Father Judge High School
Win 3-2
Round 6
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Central Bucks South High School
Win 3-0
vs.
District 12 Champiosnship, Northeast High School
Win 2-0
vs.
Central Bucks South High School
Loss 0-7
vs.
Souderton Senior High School
vs.
State Championship, Souderton Senior High School
vs.
6A Classification Playoff Game, Father Judge High School
Win 49-14
vs.
Council Rock South High School
Win 4-3
State Championship Day 2 (8 am if we lose on Friday night, 10:30 am if we win Friday night)
PIAA Champs
State Championship @ Manheim Township
vs.
PIAA Round One, West Chester Bayard Rustin High School
Win 2-1 (OT)
vs.
Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
Win 4-0
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Loss 0-4
vs.
Pennsbury High School
Frostbite Regatta @ Mercer Lake, NJ
vs.
PIAA Quarterfinal, Council Rock North High School
Loss 2-1 (2OT)
vs.
PCL 6A Championship, St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Loss 7-35
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 3-1
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Loss 2-1
vs.
Pennsbury High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 5-1
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 4-1
vs.
Pennington School
NXN Regional Championship
vs.
Haverford School
vs.
Haverford School
Lichtner/Farrell Memorial meet
Lichtner 50- Farrell 44
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 3-2
vs.
Episcopal Academy
Loss 3-4
vs.
Pennridge High School
vs.
Germantown Academy
vs.
Germantown Academy
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill
Pottstown Invitational
vs.
Tip-Off Tournament, Downingtown West High School
Win 56-48
Pottstown Invitational JV Round Robin
vs.
Tip-Off Tournament, North Penn High School
Win 47-42
vs.
SquashSmarts
Win 7-0
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 53-50
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win 4-0
vs.
Hun School
Win 6-0
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Tie 4-4
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Win 2-1-1
vs.
St. Augustine Preparatory School
Loss 1-5
vs.
Episcopal Academy
Loss 0-7
vs.
Salesianum School
Win 72-54
vs.
Salesianum School
Win 74-65
vs.
Salesianum School
Loss 68-56
Penn Manor Holiday Tournament
Penn Manor Holiday JV Tournament
vs.
Lawrenceville School
Loss 2-5
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 70-54
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 74-39
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 77-58
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill
Win 5-2
vs.
Christian Brothers Academy
Loss 1-5
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 3-1
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win 67-45
vs.
William Penn Charter School
Loss 2-5
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Win 78-15
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win 54-51
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Win 4-0
vs.
Academy of the New Church
Win 9-2
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Loss 1-3
vs.
HLM Squash Team
Win 6-1
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 98-77
vs.
Episcopal Academy
Loss 48-63
vs.
Episcopal Academy
Win 51-44
Cardinal Classic Diving
vs.
William Penn Charter School
Win 55-30
vs.
Council Rock South High School
Cardinal Classic
TFCA of GP # 1
Travis Manion Memorial Duals
vs.
PCL Dual # 1, Roman Catholic High School
Win 57-4
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
Win 49-27
vs.
Episcopal Academy
Win 2-1
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 4-0
vs.
Delbarton School
Loss 1-2
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win 68-5
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
TFCA of GP #2
vs.
Father Judge High School
Loss 0-4
vs.
Salesianum School
Win 112-58
vs.
Hatboro-Horsham High School
Win 93-23
vs.
Bishop Hendricken
Win 4-1
vs.
Hatboro-Horsham High School
Win 50-28
vs.
Hatboro-Horsham High School
Win 74-37
vs.
Fairfield College Preparatory School
Win 5-1
vs.
Pennsbury High School
JV Round Robin
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 68-54
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Loss 60-61
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Loss 57-70
vs.
Boardwalk Basketball Classic, Millville High School
Loss 48-49
vs.
St. John's College High School
Win 4-2
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Win 53-20
La Salle Academy Providence, RI
Win 3-0
vs.
Boardwalk Basketball Classic, Wildwood Catholic High School
Win 60-50
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Neil Turner Holiday Wrestling Tournament
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
51-47
vs.
St. John's College High School
Win 3-0
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Win 59-42
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Loss 48-58
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Loss 48-78
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 4-6
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Win 73-0
vs.
Academy of the New Church
Loss 2-4
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Win 72-0
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
vs.
St. Augustine Preparatory School
Loss 4-5
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Loss 62-73
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Loss 65-73
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Loss 75-78
vs.
Central Bucks South High School
TFCA of GP #4
Parkland Duals
Parkland Duals
vs.
Radnor High School
Win 4-3
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Win 51-47
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Win 50-36
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Loss 70-74
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Win 96-49
vs.
Lawrenceville School
Win 3-0
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Win 5-2
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Win 3-1
vs.
The Shipley School
Loss 0-7
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Loss 3-4
vs.
Pennridge High School
Mid-Winter Mayhem- @ IUP
vs.
Souderton Senior High School
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
TFCA of GP #5
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Loss 48-49
Wilson Relays
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 2-5
Mid-Winter Mayhem @ IUP University
Kristen Marche Invitational @ NYC Armory
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Win
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Christian Brothers High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
Loss 0-4
vs.
Wissahickon Senior High School
vs.
Lawrenceville School
Win 8-1
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 3-0
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Loss 64-68
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Win 4-0
vs.
Princeton Day School
vs.
Central Bucks South High School
vs.
Haverford School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
TFCA of GP #6
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Hall of Fame Invitational @ NYC Armory
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Win 72-0
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Win 4-0
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Win
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
vs.
Hill School
Win 6-0
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
Loss 57-65
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Win 3-1
vs.
Friends Central High School
Win 4-3
vs.
Father Judge High School
Win 76-18
vs.
Delbarton School
Win 4-2
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
Tie 2-2
vs.
PCL Quarterfinal and Semifinal (Quarters at 5 pm, Semis at 7 pm), St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 38-26
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 6-1
vs.
Christian Brothers Academy
Win 2-1
vs.
@ Germantown Cricket Club, Germantown Friends School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
Loss 43-69
TFCA of GP#7 (NOVICE)
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 5-2
vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Win 111-74
Tryouts
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Win 4-0
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Win
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Win 74-64 (OT)
vs.
Wissahickon Senior High School
vs.
PCL Final, Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Loss 19-37
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Loss 1-3
vs.
Wissahickon Senior High School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Win
vs.
Hun School
Win 7-1
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Loss 1-2
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Win
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
Win 66-36
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Win 4-0
vs.
William Penn Charter School
vs.
District 12 Championship, Northeast High School
vs.
St. Augustine Preparatory School
Win 4-3
vs.
Pennridge High School
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Win
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
vs.
Haverford School
Win 10-1
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Loss 50-69
TFCA of GP#8
Ocean Breeze Invitational @ Staten Island, NY
La Salle JV Tournament
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
Win 4-0
vs.
Upland Country Day School
Tie 1-1
vs.
Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School
Win 68-56
vs.
West Catholic Preparatory High School
Win 56-50
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 97-69
vs.
West Catholic Preparatory High School
Win 60-50
vs.
Delbarton School
Loss 2-4
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
Win 4-0
vs.
Souderton Senior High School
Win
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 3-1
vs.
Wissahickon Senior High School
Win
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 5-0
PIAA Team Championship
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 4-0
vs.
Lawrenceville School
vs.
Neumann-Goretti High School
vs.
Neumann-Goretti High School
Loss 46-66
vs.
Council Rock South High School
Center City Slam
North Penn JV Tournament
PCL Championship
vs.
Father Judge High School
Win
vs.
Father Judge High School
Win
vs.
Father Judge High School
Loss 80-89 (OT)
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Win 5-3
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
Win 6-2
vs.
Central Bucks South High School
PCL Championship
D12 Championship
PCL Championship
PCL Individual Championship
TFCA of GP Meet of Champs
D12 Championship
vs.
PCL Quarterfinal, Roman Catholic High School
Loss
APAC Semifinal
Win 3-1
vs.
Upland Country Day School
Tie 3-3
District 12 Individual Championship
PTFCA State Championship
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
APAC Final, St. Joseph's Preparatory School
PIAA Northeast Regional Individual Championships
vs.
Gregory the Great Academy
Round Robin (St. Augustine's and Calvert Hall)
Round Robin (St. Augustine's and Calvert Hall)
Varsity Tennis Tryouts
vs.
Perkiomen Valley High School
Varsity Tennis Tryouts
Varsity Tennis Tryouts
PIAA Individual State Championships
Varsity Tennis Tryouts
Varsity Tennis Tryouts
Gonzaga (DC)
Gonzaga (DC)
Gonzaga (DC)
Gonzaga (DC)
Council Rock South V/JV Scrimmage
Council Rock South V/JV Scrimmage
vs.
PKO Tournament - 3pm and 4pm, William Penn Charter School
vs.
Upper Dublin High School
JV Tennis Tryouts
Upper Dublin Scrimmage
JV Tennis Tryouts
PIAA State Championship
Upper Dublin JV Scrimmage
JV Tennis Tryouts
vs.
Salesianum School
Flyers Cup Semis
vs.
Council Rock South High School
vs.
Haverford School
JV Tennis Tryouts
JV Tennis Tryouts
Blue vs Gold #1
Blue vs Gold #1
1st Flick Horvat Regatta
vs.
Doylestown Rugby Club
vs.
Georgetown Preparatory School
vs.
Georgetown Preparatory School
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill
vs.
William Penn Charter School
vs.
William Penn Charter School
vs.
De Matha Catholic High School
vs.
Hill Academy
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Hill Academy
vs.
Episcopal Academy
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Mary's High School
vs.
St. Mary's High School
Lake Lenape Invitational
Kennett Classic Tournament
Blue vs Gold #2
Blue vs Gold #2
Pittstown HS
2nd Flick Horvat Regatta
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
vs.
Central Bucks South High School
vs.
Central Bucks South High School
vs.
Episcopal Academy
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Academy at Palumbo High School
vs.
Academy at Palumbo High School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Cape Henelopen @ Washington College
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
vs.
Hill School
vs.
Archbishop Ryan High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
Father Judge High School
Lake Lenape Invitational
vs.
Haverford School
vs.
Haverford School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
3rd Flick Horvat Regatta
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
PCL Meet # 1
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Cardinal O'Hara High School
vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
vs.
Souderton Senior High School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
vs.
Father Judge High School
vs.
North Penn High School
vs.
Malvern Preparatory School
vs.
De Matha Catholic High School
vs.
North Penn High School
St. Andrews School
Blue vs Gold #3
Blue vs Gold #3
CBA invitational
4th Flick Horvat Regatta
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
PCL Meet # 2
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
Souderton Senior High School
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
vs.
Bonner-Prendergast Catholic High School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
vs.
Haverford School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
vs.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
vs.
Bensalem High School
Explorer Invitational
vs.
Bensalem High School
vs.
Lansdale Catholic High School
La Salle Academy (RI)
vs.
Roman Catholic High School
vs.
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Communication is More Important Than Ever

The Spring 2020 issue of the Explorer (titled Agents Of Change), will only be available online. No issues will be printed or mailed to homes.

A monthly Alumni eNewsletter along with a number of other alumni communications will only be available in a digital format and will be sent via email. It is critical for the Office of Institutional
Advancement to have and maintain your current email address, so please make certain that your
information is current and encourage your fellow alums to do the same. Please send any changes to
Mrs. Cathy Winning at winning@lschs.org so your alumni record can be updated accordingly.

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A Message from Brother James Butler, FSC

As most of you will have seen, Governor Wolf has issued orders extending the closing of schools. The tentative earliest date schools may reopen is now set for Monday, April 6, 2020. As all of us have come to appreciate, this date is a guarantee written in water. Depending on the progress of the disease and the success of containment and suppression activities, this date will be subject to further extension if need be.

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Dining Services: Due to recent public health concerns, some of the self-serve foods will be either moved behind the service counter or into grad and go containers. Thank you for your understanding.

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Steve Javie '72 Goes From The Hardwood To Homilies

Former NBA Referee Steve Javie '72 Goes From The Hardwood To Homilies Becoming A Catholic Deacon
Article by Frank Fitzpatrick
Reprinted from The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 20, 2019

The stirring anthem ended and those in the large Saturday night crowd, some clutching programs, took their seats. Steve Javie, a member of the Class of 1972 and a top-tier NBA referee for 25 seasons, moved into position and got ready once again to interpret the rules.

But this was Mass at Saint Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Newtown (Bucks County), not a basketball arena. Javie was wearing a green chasuble and white cassock, not the NBA's two-tone officiating uniform. And the rules he was about to address in one of his first homilies as a permanent deacon in the Catholic church were eternal, not subject to collective bargaining.

"People ask me if there are similarities between being a deacon and a referee," Javie said before that recent 5 p.m. Mass. "It's funny because people used to think they could tell me how to do my old job. That hasn't changed, except now people are telling me how to preach."

A Montgomery County native who pitched at Temple and briefly in the Baltimore Orioles organization, Javie was destined to be a sports official. His father, Stan, was a field and back judge in the NFL, and his godfather, John Stevens, a longtime American League umpire.

Javie, 64, consistently was rated as one of the NBA's top referees. He worked more than 1,500 games, including 200-plus in the playoffs and 20 in the Finals.

"Steve was the best referee I ever worked with, and I reffed with everybody," said Joe Crawford, a friend and former NBA colleague. "He knew the rules. He got plays right. And he had [guts]. He was very aggressive but always under control."

Bad knees finally forced Javie to limp away after the 2011 season, his last assignment being the decisive sixth game of that year's NBA Finals.

By then, he was on a spiritual quest. Thanks to his wife of 28 years, Mary Ellen, he'd rediscovered a faith he'd virtually abandoned as a young man. The couple had started a charity benefiting underprivileged children in Montgomery County and Philadelphia. But he needed more.

"I thought, 'I've got to be doing something more with my life than blowing whistles against basketball players,' " he said.

At a Saint Andrew's event, a visiting speaker mentioned the Catholic diaconate. The possibility of becoming a deacon hung constantly around his neck like the whistles he wore as a referee.

"It's a calling," he said. "It's nothing I aspired to. I knew I was getting near the end of my career because my knees were failing. That realization makes you think about what you're going to do afterwards."

The journey Javie started in 2012 ended this June 8, 2019 when he and six others were formally ordained as deacons during an ornate ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The grueling process that got him there took seven years and yielded a master's in theology, a new title, and the right to deliver homilies, wear a collar, and perform such traditional priestly duties as baptisms and marriages.

"I was at the ordination," Crawford said. "Watching him do all the little things around the altar, you could see how prepared and calm he was. That's how he was as a referee. Anything he gets into, he gets into all the way. He's so devout now. As a matter of fact, he's so devout that sometimes I have to tell him, `Steve, shut up.' "

Assigned to Saint Andrew's, his home parish and the largest in the Philadelphia archdiocese, Javie delivered his second homily last Saturday.

"I'm not afraid to get up and talk in front of people because I've been doing that my whole life," he said. "But talking about something really personal like faith, that's stressful."

Actually, Javie, who usually speaks in rapid and intense bursts, seemed more poised and conversational while addressing the parishioners, which he did not from the pulpit but from in front of the altar.

"He's very at ease, which probably comes from what he did all those years," said Monsignor Michael Picard, Saint Andrew's pastor. "His preaching, even though he's just starting, is really superb."

The story of how Javie switched from the arena to the altar is one that combines love found and spirituality sought.

It began in the late 1980s when the NBA's travel demands made him a regular at Philadelphia International Airport's US Airways counter. That's where he met Mary Ellen.

"I was someone who except for Christmas and Easter didn't go to Mass. But I could see she was a devout Catholic," Javie said. "So on our second date, I thought I'd impress her and I said, `How about if we go to Mass, then get lunch afterward?'

"We're sitting there in church, and this priest is droning on. I'm looking at my watch thinking I'll sit here an hour then be with her the rest of the afternoon. I wasn't paying attention, wasn't getting anything out of it. Afterward, she asked me what I thought. I told her I didn't get anything out of it. She looked at me and said, `What did you put into it?' That stopped me in my tracks. She said, `Did you maybe say a prayer for somebody in your family who needed it? Did you pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment?' She really got me thinking."

The experience led Javie to re-examine his Catholicism. He took Communion daily, read more about faith and marriage and, on the road, attended Mass whenever possible.

The renewed devotion helped in 1999 when Javie was one of 15 referees implicated in a tax-evasion case that involved misuse of frequent-flyer miles. He was the only one acquitted on all charges.

Noticing their colleague's newfound focus, the referees Javie worked with began to ask questions. Some even accompanied him to church.

"A lot of guys I traveled with, they struggled with all the temptations that come with being on the road," Javie said. "I would try to talk to them about it. My thinking was we're all sinful, but if we can talk about these things with each other, it might make our marriages and families a little more solid.

"When I was a crew chief, the second guy would sometimes grab the new guy and say, 'OK, Steve, tell him what you talked to me about.' I'd try to mentor them, not just in basketball but in life."

After retirement and the deacon decision, Javie ramped up his religiosity. From August through May, he took three-hour classes at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in philosophy, theology, spirituality, and homiletics. Then there were workshops, psychological examinations and, before ordination, written, practical and oral examinations.

"We've never been blessed with children, but we've got nine nephews and nieces and I tell them I never studied that hard in my life," Javie said. "Those professors were brilliant. It was a really intense, extensive process."

His new schedule is sometimes as hectic as his old one. A day after ordination, Javie had to deliver his first homily at Saint Andrew's. There are Masses, ceremonies, home and hospital visits, counseling sessions, and speaking engagements.

"I made a living in sports," he said. "They paid me to referee, and it was a good job. But this is something else, a really incredible journey. I worked in the Finals for 15 years. I worked Game 7s. But that doesn't compare with this. It's a feeling I can't describe."

Those who know Javie well, such as his fellow Whitemarsh Valley Country Club members, now feel free to move conversations beyond typical locker-room talk.

"Now that they know what I've been through, they feel like they have permission to talk about their faith, even to complain about it," Javie said. "They realize that I've changed in one way, but not socially or personality-wise. I'm just Steve Javie. I always have been. It just so happens I'm not a referee anymore. I'm serving the Lord now."

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Join Fellow Parents at the Party On The Patio

Before the leaves are brown and the sky turns gray,
come and surf into the new school year with La Salle's
Mamas and Papas who will be California Dreamin'.

Party On The Patio
Parent Social

Saturday, September 14, 2019
7:00 pm
Glaser Center and "The Pit"

$50 per person

The event is sponsored by the Mothers' Club and Men of La Salle and
all proceeds will support the Auction and benefit students in need.

Casual Dress
Price includes appetizers, beer and wine, and live music.
All attendees must be age 21 or older.


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Welcome Back From Brother James Butler, FSC

"All work and no play," so the saying goes. No doubt esteeming me a dull boy indeed, numerous friends and acquaintances have advised me over the years, "you need to get a hobby—something that complements your working life." Well, golf only brings out a slight inclination towards explosive impatience, and anything you collect, you also need to dust. So that's out too.

But falconry? That could be the ticket. So, while on vacation, I dabbled a bit, as they used to say on Seinfeld. I spent some time with Rocky here back in July (I named him not for Philadelphia's ubiquitous and eternal boxer, but for the cartoon gangster occasionally appearing in episodes of Bugs Bunny, whose disposition "da boid" shares). This experience allowed me to reflect upon four unexpected similarities between the sport of sheiks and the experience of Lasallian education. These observations ring true whether we can draw on many years' experience with this school or are arriving with our first son, a member of the Class of 2023 whom La Salle welcomed this week.

1. An investment of time and effort are required. Despite the impression of preternaturally easy command I exude while working with Rocky, falconry takes time. In the western world, there's a two-year long apprenticeship with a sponsor, and it takes seven years to achieve real mastery. Hunting with a raptor also requires a lot more effort than using an inanimate weapon you can put back on the shelf after an outing. The bird requires appropriate housing and daily care: feeding, grooming and training. Likewise, in the Lasallian high school, no one who "does enough to get by" will thrive. Parents commit not only to a serious financial obligation but to an ongoing involvement: with their son's studies to the extent necessary; in support of his chosen activities; through volunteer service; and via an extensive social calendar of school activities which build and sustain the community. Students have a lot more homework than they may be used to and must manage it while exploring many athletic, co-curricular, and service opportunities before ultimately committing to a few. They generally juggle these responsibilities while navigating a more challenging commuting routine than their peers may experience. Teachers too need to be all in. You can't skate by on an undergraduate education and scant preparation. Students will ask probing questions, expect you to demonstrate not just competence but mastery, displaying an ability to reteach creatively when comprehension eludes an individual or the class. Such classroom routines take place within the context of a school that invites your involvement with these students for long hours after dismissal purportedly occurs at 2:35 pm and with your own professional growth on an on-going basis.

2. You remain who you are but are guided and supported as you grow into the best version of that self. Falcons are never tamed. The hunt demands they not lose their wild identity. They need to be comfortable and docile with humans while growing unimpeded into their predatory nature. A similar logic explains why you'll never hear a graduate of this school referred to as a "La Salle Product." Factories put out products, uniform and predictable. In that world "exceptional" is not a compliment. Lasallian schools nurture and shape unique individuals, coaxing their best out of them while allowing them ever expanding spheres of autonomy and responsibility. We believe that wisdom is discovered not through unrelenting obligation and a constraining pressure to "fit in," but through freedom, a true freedom that invites commitment but does not impose conformity.

3. A growing trust is required to sustain the relationship. Let's face it. Most of the dogs and cats we consider part of our families wouldn't survive ten minutes without us. They're completely domesticated and dependent, comfortably tethered in our yards awaiting their next meal. The raptor, on the other hand, is trained to do for the falconer what he would need to do to survive on his own: hunt in the wild. Each time a falcon is unhooded and departs from his keeper's glove, he need never return. Some mixture of habituation, loyalty, and a calculus proving that he is reliably better off in human care encourages the falcon's return to that person who released him, regardless of the hunt's success. So, it is here at La Salle. Almost none of us—faculty, students, parents, even administrators—must be here. Only the few Brothers are in some fashion "assigned" here under their vow of obedience. Every other member of the school community chooses to be and remain here. And it is exactly that dynamic, the fact that this path has been voluntarily chosen by so many dynamic, creative, and expansive personalities, that makes the journey so interesting.

4. The culmination of the journey is being set free, but that freedom is sustained by repeated spiritual return. Western falconers defend themselves against accusations that this sport requires enslavement of an otherwise free creature by noting that, compared to their wild counterparts, far more captive falcons survive their first year out of the nest. Protected from predators and disease, their chances of reaching maturity are greater. It is at that point, though, that master falconers will set a bird free and begin training a fresh fledgling. While the experience of faculty and parents of several sons is longer, the modal amount of time a person spends at La Salle is four years. But typically that's enough: enough to ground him in the experience of faith, in the reality of a loving God revealed through the people and events of our lives; enough to ground him in the disciplines and habits of mind that will make a professional out of him; enough to ground him in the ideals of fairness, respect, and generosity that will make him admired and exemplary in that chosen profession; enough to ground him in a brotherhood which will call him back to people and memories periodically throughout his life, call him to his best self in every major decision he makes, however far from this mews he may have flown.

Welcome or welcome back to a new year at La Salle. I look forward to discovering how your son(s) will take flight this year, particularly those young men who will cross the stage at graduation on the last Saturday in May.

Fraternally,

Brother James Butler, FSC
President

PS: I'd be remiss if I didn't try to get across a fifth point, one that's very important to Rocky. Don't ever call him a hawk.

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Back to School Nights

Back To School Nights
The Student Handbook and Family Directory for 2019-2020 will be distributed at Back To School Night.


Parents of Freshmen (Class of 2023)
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Auditorium
Presentation Begins Promptly at 6:30 pm


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College Counseling Update - September 2019

College Counseling Update – September 2019


The college search and application process can be a challenging experience for students and their families. Our goal in the College Counseling Department at La Salle College High School is to educate your sons regarding the process, to support them in their efforts, and to assist students in identifying colleges and universities that match their academic abilities and will offer success in a suitable environment for continuing intellectual development. Finding the right college or university is about "fit", therefore, we expect each student to play an active role in his college search and admission process.

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Auction - Featuring California Dreamin'

Please join us at the school's annual auction, which will feature California Dreamin', on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Sponsorship opportunities are available and items are needed for the silent, luxury, and live auctions.

35th Annual Auction
California Dreamin'
Saturday, November 2, 2019

For information of to make a donation, please contact the Auction Office at (215) 402-4915.

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Welcome (Back) Barbecue For Fathers

All fathers are welcome to a barbecue sponsored by the Men of La Salle. The night is a great way for new fathers to meet other fathers and learn about the La Salle community. Returning fathers can catch up with friends and learn about all of the exciting things happening this year.

Men of La Salle
Welcome (Back) Barbecue
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30 pm
Glaser Center and "The Pit"

Admission is Free

In the event that you have any questions, please contact Scott Porreca at scott.porreca@gmail.com

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New Mothers' Tea

The Mothers' Club invites freshman mothers and mothers of new students for a traditional welcome. Invitations have been mailed. Please RSVP by September 13, 2019 using the response card that was included with the invitation.


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Swimming records

200 Medley Relay
1:30:26

Kyle Shurmur '15, Michael McBryan '14, Greg Brocato '16, Nick Stachel '15 (2014)

200 Yard Freestyle
1:36:05
Matt Belecanech (St Joseph's Prep 2009)

200 Individual Medley
1:48:31
Greg Mahon (St. Joseph's Prep 2009)

50 Freestyle
20:60
Eric Schultz (La Salle 2012)

100 Butterfly
48:13
Greg Mahon (St. Joseph's Prep 2009)

100 Freestyle
44:66
Ted Walker (LaSalle 2009)

200 Freestyle Relay
1:22:91
Eric Schultz, Chris Szekely, Gregory Rogers, Sean Regan (La Salle 2012)

500 Freestyle
4:22:21
Matt Belecanech (St Joseph's Prep 2009)

100 Backstroke
49.87
Joseph Maginnis (La Salle 2013)

100 Breaststroke
55:95
David Speese (La Salle 2011)

400 Freestyle Relay
3:02:74
Eric Schultz, Joseph Maginnis, Sean Regan, Chris Szekely (La Salle 2012)

200 Medley Relay
1:30:26 Kyle Shurmur '15, Michael McBryan '14, Greg Brocato '16, Nick Stachel '15 (2014)

200 Yard Freestyle
1:38:88 Chris Szekely (2012)

200 Individual Medley
1:50:67 Rhoads Worster (2010)

50 Freestyle
20:60 Eric Schultz (2012)

100 Butterfly
49:14 Joe Maginnis (2012)

100 Freestyle
44:66 Ted Walker (2009)

200 Freestyle Relay
1:22:91 Eric Schultz, Chris Szekely, Gregory Rodgers, Sean Regan (2012)

500 Freestyle
4:29:91 Chris Szekely (2012)

100 Backstroke
49.87 Joseph Maginnis (2013)

100 Breaststroke
54:97 Michael McBryan '14 (2014)

400 Freestyle Relay
3:02:74 Eric Schultz, Joseph Maginnis, Sean Regan, Chris Szekely (2012)

200 Medley Relay
1:31:33
Joseph Maginnis, Michael McBryan, Gregory Rodgers, Luke Maguire (La Salle - 2012)

200 Yard Freestyle
1:38:33
Chris Szekely (La Salle - 2012)

200 Individual Medley
1:58:72
Rhoads Worster (La Salle - 2010)

50 Freestyle
20:60
Eric Schultz La Salle - 2012)

100 Butterfly
49:14
Joseph Maginnis (LaSalle - 2012)

100 Freestyle
47:10
Ted Walker (La Salle - 2009)

200 Freestyle Relay
1:22:91
Eric Schultz, Chris Szekely, Gregory Rodgers, Sean Regan (La Salle - 2012)

500 Freestyle
4:42.80
Jake Sannem '17 (La Salle: 2014- 2015)

100 Backstroke
52:89
Joel Worster (La Salle - 2004)

100 Breaststroke
59:27
David Speese (La Salle - 2011)

400 Freestyle Relay
3:02:74
Eric Schultz, Joseph Maginnis, Sean Regan, Chris Szekely (La Salle - 2012)

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