More than two dozen Haverford School students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities. Director of Athletics Michael Murphy hosted a virtual celebration to honor the boys’ commitment to their athletic careers and wish them well as they transition to their respective colleges and universities this fall.
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.
Head 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.
By Patrick Gordon, Philadelphia Baseball Review
Head coach David Miller has done an excellent job of bringing talent to a La Salle baseball program that was in grave need of an overhaul. Now, for the third straight season, he's bringing another nationally recognized recruitment class to a new look Hank DeVincent Field. Read the story, which mentions VI Former Pat Toal and Tommy Toal '17 >
As part of the early signing period for Division I athletes, nine seniors at The Haverford School have announced their decisions to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
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 >
More than two dozen Haverford students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities in 11 different sports. Go Fords!
Haverford School graduates have gone on to play at several premier institutions. Collegiate athletes from the past five graduating classes are:
Justin Meyer - Richmond University
Isaiah Winikur - Towson University
Brian Hyland – Cornell University
David Hogarth – William & Mary College
Tommy Toal – La Salle University
Tyler Dunbar – Elizabethtown College
James McConnon – St. Joe's University
Michael Warnick – Clarkson University
Kevin McGowan – La Salle University
Ryan Fuscaldo - Dickinson College