Fall sports teams and MVPs recognized at ceremony


Submitted Photo by Maria Gardizy

Fall sports recognition ceremony: Fall sports MVPs with their awards.

TOWAMENCIN- On Monday night, athletes from fall sports teams gathered to be recognized for their efforts representing North Penn during the 2017 fall season. The teams in attendance included Boys and Girls Cross Country, the Boys and Girls Water Polo teams, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, and the Golf team. Coaches used this celebration of North Penn athletic achievement to congratulate the teams and name the MVPs.

The ceremony began with a recapping of the success of the teams with a total of four league championships and two state championships coming from the water polo teams. Athletic director Bill Bartle also took time to speak about the importance that athletics has in the academic endeavors of many students.

“One thing that we always try to make sure our athletes understand is athletics is a means to an education,” explained Bartle. “The bottom line is athletics, number one, teaches many skills, but number two, it is a way for individuals to move on once they graduate high school and continue participating in athletics but also use as a tool for an education.”

Following the speech by Bartle, coaches awarded their Most Valuable Player awards for their seasons.

North Penn High School Fall Season MVPs:

Boys Cross Country- Brendan O’Toole

Girls Cross Country- Ariana Gardizy

Golf- Shane Herb

Girls Volleyball- Francesca Dolan

Boys Water Polo- Zach Owens

Girls Water Polo-  Maeve Wydan

Girls Tennis- Karley Alling

Mr. Bartle ended the ceremony by thanking the coaches for their dedication and efforts within the North Penn athletic program.  

“I’d like to thank the coaches. The coaches put in a lot of time, a lot of work. And there’s a lot of requirements outside of their coaching environment that they need to manage, so we appreciate everything they have done.”