Aidan Farkas '24

The Prep has given me a deep insight into my personal values. In the game of golf, you need to have a high moral standard and it's never worth it to compromise that. Integrity in golf—and in life—is all on you."
St. Joseph's Prep is a member of the Philadelphia Catholic League and District XII of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).
The Philosophy of mens sana in corpore sano, "a healthy mind in a healthy body," has long been a part of Prep education. Prep students strive for excellence in athletics as well as academics. In striving for success, the members of the Prep coaching staff endeavor to instill the qualities of leadership, loyalty, and sportsmanship. The student-athlete learns to cope with winning and losing; to be humble in victory and proud in defeat.

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Fall 2023 Highlights
Always representing, always moving forward, St. Joseph's Prep student-athletes dominated this fall season, on the fields, the plateau, the river, and the links.
Cross Country finished 2nd in the PCL with five 1st team All-Catholic athletes and two 2nd team All-Catholic compiling a regular season record of 21-1. Placing 3rd both at the Dutchman Invitational and prestigious Paul Short Invitational, they took 2nd in the District XII Championship  with Daniel Gordon '25 being crowned the district XII Individual Champion.

Prep Football clinched their eighth PIAA Championship in 11 years. Many of its 30 seniors will continue their playing careers in college—including Kentucky, Wisconsin, West Point, and Cincinnati—the team dominated the season with a record of 12-1 and a top 10 ranking in the nation. 

Prep Golf had an outstanding season, losing the District 12 Championship by one stroke. Aidan Farkas '24 won the individual District crown and finished seventh in the state.

Prep Crew competes and practices at the Robert M. Gillin, Jr. Boathouse on the banks of the historic Schuylkill River. Crew took first and second at the Philadelphia’s Navy Day Regatta in the Varsity 8 along with winning the JV 8 and the Varsity 4. Much of the fall season was spent on the road with strong showings at the Head of the Charles Regatta finishing 10th and 27th (out of 90) in the Youth 8 and 7th and 29th (out of 90) in the Youth 4+. The Fall season ended with a win at the Mercer Fall Classic!

Prep Soccer played most of its home games to the University of Pennsylvania, giving them one of the nicest home fields in the Catholic League. Another highlight was traveling to Washington, D.C., to play St. John’s. Several Prep soccer players received individual honors: Three All Catholic nominations. 2nd Team All Catholic for Timmy Comey ’26 (second team), All Rookie Team Honors for Ryan Griffith ’27 (all rookie team), Honorable Mention Joey Sheridan ’24 (honorable mention). Congratulations to Owen Schultze ’24 who will continue his soccer career at the University of Scranton. 

The fall Ultimate Frisbee schedule consists mostly of tournaments and scrimmages to prepare for the spring league season. For the second consecutive year, the Prep hosted the Oliver Ricciardelli ’22 Memorial Tournament, a tribute to our former captain. The squad was able to field both a Varsity and JV for this season, an opportunity for many players to experience playing time. The Prep also won the annual Kit Kat Tournament.
The St. Joseph's Preparatory School Song
by Gannon-Cailliet

Swing on along with the Crimson,
Swing on along with the Gray,
Roll up the score once again for St. Joe's Prep
With a hip, hip, hip hooray;
The game is ours for the winning.
The day is dark for the foe,
So fight team fight,
And we'll bring home tonight,
A victory for old St. Joe!