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Varsity Baseball

baseball player at bat

 

Overview

The Haverford School's varsity baseball team captured its most recent Inter-Ac championship in 2010. In 2011, the team won the PAISAA state title for the first time in program history, and also won titles in 2013 and 2016.

We believe that Haverford provides a great opportunity for student-athletes to strive for excellence in athletics and academics. We compete in the traditionally strong Inter-Academic League, which features some of the area’s best teams and players. Our schedule includes many of the local Catholic and public schools while competing in a state tournament at the end of the year.

The team has made several spring training trips to Florida, competing against teams from more than eight different states during our pre-season schedule (30-35 games).

The team hosts an annual charity event, Striking Out Breast Cancer, to raise money for the Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center.

Meet the Coach

Bob Castell varsity baseball coachHead Coach: Bob Castell

Coach Castell joined The Haverford School in 1992, coaching varsity football for 12 years and Middle School wrestling for 13 years. He is currently head varsity baseball coach and Lower School Physical Education teacher.

Since taking over the varsity baseball program, Castell's teams have captured Inter-Ac championships in 2000 and 2010. In 2011, the team won the PAISAA state title for the first time in program history, and also won titles in 2013 and 2016, accumulating more than 400 victories during his time as head coach.

Castell graduated from Haverford High School in 1980. During his years at Haverford High, he played and excelled in three sports and was named captain of all three teams in his senior year. Coached by Hal Bauer in football, Castell received the Maxwell Club "Player of the Week" Honors in 1979. In wrestling, he was the 145 lb. Sectional Champion in 1980 under coach Jim Jones. As a three-year starter on the baseball team, Castell received the Bucky Bower Award in 1980.

He continued to play baseball for West Chester University from 1980-1984 (captain and team MVP in 1984). As a four-year starter at third base and short stop, he played for legendary baseball coach Dr. Neil Serpico. West Chester was the PSAC Champion and a Division II regional qualifier in 1983. 

After college, he continued to play baseball in the West Chester Adult League and Delco League. In 1990, he was the League MVP for the West Chester Adult League, and in 1992 he was the League MVP for Delco League. His teams also captured several league championships during his time as a player.

Castell has coached at Haverford High School, Radnor High School, and Villanova University. In November of 2009, he was honored by induction into Haverford High School's Sports Hall of Fame. 

Team News

Luke Kania is athlete of the week

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Times

The senior outfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was batting .457 (as of May 24) with 32 hits, 22 runs scored and only five strikeouts in 70 at bats. A fine defensive defense outfielder, Kania has played a key role this spring for the Fords (20-10), who advanced to the PAISAA tourney semifinals and defeated Malvern Prep twice during the regular season. "He's a tone-setter for the team with his attitude, hustle and love for the game and his teammates," said Haverford School baseball head coach Bob Castell. Kania, whose cousins James and Michael played golf for Villanova University, will be attending Villanova as well this fall. Read the story >

Read More about Main Line Times: Haverford School's Luke Kania is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

Schedule

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Roster

# Name Class
Joseph Bonini 2019
Connor Brala 2020
Sam Chase 2019
Christopher Clark 2020
Sean Clark 2019
Cal Costner 2019
Eric Genther 2021
Jesse Goldman 2019
Eric Hoyt 2019
Luke Kania 2019
Logan Keller 2019
Colby McNeely 2022
Matt Mignucci 2020
Nick Moncilovich 2020
Ryan Reed 2022
Christian Sarian 2019
Jacob Stacey 2021
Zak Summy 2019
Michael Tallarida 2021
Patrick Toal 2020

Results

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Semi's and Finals PAISAA, PAISAA Tournament
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Quarter Finals PAISAA ** Note new time for game to 3:00 PM, Episcopal Academy, PAISAA Tournament
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Cardinal O'Hara HS
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Annual Varsity vs. Alumni Game
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Senior Appreciation Day, Westtown School
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Neumann-Goretti HS
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Northwest Area HS
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Penn Charter
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Collegiate Athletes

Haverford School graduates have gone on to play at several premier institutions. Collegiate athletes from the past five graduating classes are:

2018:

Justin Meyer - Richmond University
Isaiah Winikur - Towson University

2017:

Brian Hyland – Cornell University
David Hogarth – William & Mary College
Tommy Toal – La Salle University
Tyler Dunbar – Elizabethtown College

2016:

James McConnon – St. Joe's University
Michael Warnick – Clarkson University

2015:

Kevin McGowan – La Salle University
Ryan Fuscaldo - Dickinson College

Photos

For photos, check out our teams on The Haverford School's SmugMug account >

Haverford School baseball pitcher at mound

 

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