Athletics

Welcome to Cardinal Athletics!

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.

 


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 required forms and information for athletic participation must be submitted electronically, through SportsWareOnLine.

Click here for instructions on accessing SportsWareOnLine 

 

SPRING SEASON INFORMATION
All Spring Sports will start on Monday March 21st. This is the first day of practice and tryouts.
 
There will be a meeting for all boys planning to play tennis on Monday 1/31 at 2:10 pm in room 206.
 
There will be a meeting for all girls planning to play tennis on Tuesday 2/1 at 2:10 pm in the gym. The meeting will take about 10 minutes.
 
There will be a meeting for all girls planning to play softball on Monday 2/7 at 2:10 in the gym. The meeting will take about 20 minutes.
 
 
 
WINTER SEASON INFORMATION
 
Girls Basketball
For more information about the girls basketball team please contact Coach Alex Roque (roquea63@yahoo.com)
 
Boys Basketball
For more information about the boys basketball team please contact Coach Justin Dalessio (dalessioj@springfieldpublicschools.com)
 
Ski Team: For more information about the ski team please contact Coach Kelsey Prince (kprince2@springfieldcollege.edu)
 
Boys Ice Hockey
For more information about the boys hockey team please contact Coach Brian Foley (BFoley@foleyinsurancegroup.com)
 
Girls Ice Hockey
For more information about the girls hockey team please contact Coach Chris Connors (connorsm59@yahoo.com)
 
Girls Indoor Track
For more information about the girls indoor track team please contact Coach John Goda (jgoda@popefrancisprep.org)
 
Boys Indoor Track
For more information about the boys indoor track team please contact Coach Angel Rodriguez (angel@ironduck.com)
 
 
 
WINTER SEASON UPCOMING GAMES
 
Saturday 1/29
Girls Hockey at Leominster POSTPONED
Boys Hockey vs Austin Prep POSTPONED
Girls Basketball vs Lee (JV Noon/Varsity 1:30 pm) POSTPONED
Boys Basketball vs Sci-Tech (JV 3:30 pm/Varsity 5 pm) POSTPONED
 
Sunday 1/30
Girls Indoor Track at State Coaches Invitational CANCELLED
Girls Basketball vs Lee (JV Noon/Varsity 1:30 pm)
Boys Basketball vs Sci-Tech (JV 3:30 pm/Varsity 5 pm) 
Girls JV Hockey at Longmeadow (11 am, Fitzpatrick)
Boys JV Hockey at Minnechaug (7:30 pm, Smead)
Boys Varsity Hockey vs Austin Prep (Cyr Arena,  2 pm)
Girls Hockey at Leominster (Gardner Veterans Memorial Rink, 7:30 pm) (45 Veterans Dr, Gardner) Bus departs from school at 5 pm
 
Monday 1/31
Ski Team Practice (Berkshire East)
Girls Hockey at Acton Boxboro (6:30 pm, Nashoba Valley Olympia Rink). Bus departs from school at 3:45 pm.
 
Tuesday 2/1
Girls Basketball at Easthampton (JV 5:30/Varsity 7:30 pm) (70 Williston Ave, Easthampton) Bus departs from school at 4 pm.
Boys Basketball at Holyoke (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm) (500 Beech St) Bus departs from school at 4:15 pm.
 
Wednesday 2/2
Boys Basketball at Taconic (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm) (96 Valentine Rd, Pittsfield). Bus departs from school at 3:15 pm.
Girls Basketball at McCann Tech (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm) 70 Hodges Cross Rd, North Adams) Bus departs from school at 2:50 pm.
 
Thursday 2/3
Ski Team Race #6 (Berkshire East)
 
Friday 2/4
Girls Basketball vs Mt Everett (Varsity Only 6 pm)
Boys Basketball at Amherst (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm) (21 Mattoon St) Bus departs from school at 3:45 pm.
 
Saturday 2/5
Girls Hockey vs Woodstock Academy (Mass Mutual Center, 5 pm)
Boys Hockey at Hingham (Pilgrim Arena, Varsity at noon/JV at 12:30 pm at Connell Rink in Weymouth)
Girls JV Hockey vs Longmeadow (1 pm, Smead)

 
Sunday 2/6
Girls Hockey at Malden Catholic (Malden Valley Forum, 2 pm) (50 Holden St, Malden) Bus departs from school at 11 am
Boys Hockey vs Smithfield RI (JV 11 am/Varsity noon)
Boys JV Hockey vs Longmeadow (4:30 pm, Fitzpatrick)
 
Monday 2/7
Boys Basketball vs Chicopee Comp (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm)
Ski Team Practice (Berkshire East)
 
Tuesday 2/8
Girls Basketball at Southwick (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm) (93 Feeding Hills Road) Bus departs from school at 4 pm.
Ski Team Race #7 (Berkshire East)
 
Wednesday 2/9
Girls Basketball vs Putnam (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm)
 
Thursday 2/10
Boys Basketball at East Longmeadow (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm) (180 Maple St) Bus departs from school at 4:30 pm.
Ski Team Practice (Berkshire East)
 
Friday 2/11
Boys Hockey vs Northwest Catholic (Olympia, 7:30 pm)
Boys Basketball at Westfield (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm) (177 Montgomery Road) Bus departs from school at 4 pm. Bus departs from school at 4 pm
Girls Hockey vs Algonquin (Smead, 7 pm)
 
Saturday 2/12
Girls Hockey at Latin Academy (Murphy Rink in South Boston, 4 pm) (1880 William J Day Blvd, Boston) Bus departs from school at 1:15 pm.
Boys Hockey vs Bishop Hendricken or Fairfield Prep (Olympia, time TBA)
 
Sunday 2/13 
Boys JV Hockey vs Easthampton (4:30 pm, Fitzpatrick)
Girls Hockey vs Latin Academy (4 pm, Smead)

 
Tuesday 2/15
Boys Basketball at Springfield International Charter School (JV 5 pm/Varsity 7 pm) (160 Joan St, Springfield) Bus departs from school at 4 pm.
Ski Team Individuals (Berkshire East)
 
Thursday 2/17
Boys Hockey vs Shrewsbury (Olympia, time TBA)
 
Saturday 2/19
Girls Hockey at St Mary’s of Lynn (Connery Rink, 7:20 pm) (190 Shepard St, Lynn) Bus departs from school at 4:20 pm.
Boys Hockey vs Natick (Olympia, JV 11 am/Varsity 12:30 pm)
 
Sunday 2/20
Girls JV Hockey at at Winchester (10:30 am., Flynn Rink. 300 Elm St, Medford). Bus departs from school at 7:50 am
Boys JV Hockey at Westfield (12:40 pm, Fitzpatrick)
 
Monday 2/21
Girls Hockey at Newburyport Classic vs Norwell (1 pm, Newburyport Graf Rink) (28 Low St, Newburyport) Bus departs from school at 9:30 am.
 
Tuesday 2/22
Boys Hockey vs Catholic Memorial (Olympia, 7:30 pm)
 
Wednesday 2/23
Girls Hockey at Newburyport Classic (1 or 3 pm) (28 Low St, Newburyport) Bus departs from school at 9:30 am.
Boys Hockey vs St Mary’s of Lynn or Central Catholic (Olympia, time TBA)
 
Thursday 2/24
Girls Hockey at Stoneham (Stoneham Rink, 4 pm). Bus departs from school at 12:45 pm.