Welcome to Parkland School District Athletics – The Parkland School District participates in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and is a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association in District XI.
6th – 11th Grade ATHLETIC PARENT MEETING WAS HELD NOVEMBER 27, 2017
In case you missed it, here is a link to the presentation: Everything You Need to Know about Parkland Athletics – Parent Presentation
The presentation is available to watch via video: Athletic Meeting video
Fall Sports Results – 2017
The fall sports seasons have come to an end for 2017. Football won another EPC League crown and an unprecedented sixth consecutive PIAA District XI AAAA/AAAAAAA championship. The Trojan Football season came to a close in the PIAA State Quarterfinals with a loss to defending PIAA Champ, St. Joe’s Prep. The Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Teams went a combined 53 and 1 for the regular season with both capturing EPC and PIAA District XI Titles. Boys’ soccer went all the way to the PIAA State Quarterfinals before losing a 1-0 heartbreaker to eventual PIAA Champion, Conestoga. Once again, the Girls Volleyball team met the expectation of “getting better, later!” After elimination from the EPC play-offs, the girls went on the win a fourth consecutive PIAA District XI Title and continued winning until the PIAA State Semifinal match- which went to 5 games!
Congratulations to all of the fall 2017 Trojan teams for another great season! Thanks for positively representing our school both on and off the field!
EPC South Division Football: Defense- DE, Xavier Huff; LB, Jahan Worth (also Defensive MVP ); DB, Juan Salas; Offense-OT Kobe Thomas; RB Jahan Worth; K, Brian Hanton
East Penn Conference Seasonal Championships: Football, Boys’ Soccer, & Girls’ Soccer
East Penn Conference Divisional Championships: Boys’ Soccer & Girls’ Soccer
East Penn Conference Tournament Championship: Girls’ Cross-Country
District XI Championships: Football, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, & Girls’ Volleyball
Additional Trophies: Football; Joe Gerencser Memorial Trophy & Western Lehigh Exchange Club Trophy
Also, six Parkland teams qualified for the PIAA Championships: Football, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ Cross-Country, & Girls’ Cross-Country
The Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Teams went a combined 41 and 1 for the regular season and both captured EPC League Titles.
Individual Recognition Soccer All EPC- Girls: Defender Darian Brickhouse, Midfielder Helen Flynn, Forward Brooke Schutter (PA All-state Selection).
Boys – Defender Connor Burke, Defender Connor Morris, Goalie Jake Varrato, Midfielder Bryce Evans (Bryce also received the prestigious Travis Manion/Michael Crescencz Award at the Army Navy Cup)
Individual Recognition Soccer All – State : Goalie Jake Varrato and Midfielder Bryce Evans Soccer PA
Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year – Patrick Birns
Field Hockey All EPC: Goalie Brie Barraco (EPC League MVP)
Cross County All EPC-Girls: Ava Bendetti, Madison Zaun and Kiley Krasley. Boys- Nicholas Bower, Jacob Ringer and Riley Williamson (EPC Most Valuable Runner)
Girls’ Volleyball All EPC: Outside Hitter Grace Steurer
Girls’ Tennis All EPC: Doubles Jessica Marks and Sophia Lee
Multiple Sport Participation
The Parkland School District Athletic Department encourages students to participate in a variety of sports. This aligns with the recommendations from NCAA coaches and the philosophy that the best high school athletic experience places athletes in a wide variety of situations and a broad spectrum of peers and coaches. Unfortunately, many student athletes are misled into thinking that “more is better” and attempt to participate in club sports or other activities at the same time they are on our Parkland athletic teams. We urge parents to check with Parkland coaches BEFORE allowing children to participate in multiple sports or activities in the same season. With very few exceptions, it is not feasible to do so and those young athletes who do, find that they cannot perform at the level required. Further, the potential for injury due to fatigue and overuse becomes greater. Finally, Parkland sports are tied directly to academic achievement and appropriate behavior in school and during our athletic activities. Overloading a child’s schedule with more than one sport a season can have serious negative impact on both academic achievement and social behavior due to fatigue and stress. While we offer a wide range of opportunities at Parkland and know there are many other quality athletic experiences available outside our offerings, we ask that students pick one activity per season and strive to be the best they can during that time!
The Parkland Athletic Department recognizes current NCAA Division I and II Parkland alumni by placing signed photographs of them in our cafeteria lobby trophy case. These pictures stay there until graduation from the students’ respective colleges and are then permanently displayed on the walls of our ticket taking area at PHS. If you are a current college athlete or have a child who meets the criteria for recognition, please send us an 8” x 10” autographed, glossy action photo from their college media guide or action shot from a game. The photo can be dropped off at PHS or mailed to us at: Parkland High School Athletic Office, 2700 North Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown PA 18104
Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Reports
Ticket sale information for Parkland Home Regular Season Events:
Click here for flyer: PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL Athletic General Admission Event Ticket
One pass—all home Regular Season events!!!
Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Football, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Wrestling, Boys’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Lacrosse
NO DRINKS (open or closed), NO BACKPACKS will be allowed in any athletic events!!! You will be asked to return your item to your car, or to discard your drink into the trash cans located at the entrance gate.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: Dress code requirements are in force at ALL athletic events. Students must wear clothes that cover their entire TORSO!!