More Than 1,200 Archdiocesan Fall Student Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievements

Wednesday, January 4th

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On behalf of the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future, Sister Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, has announced the inaugural honorees of the 2016 Archdiocese of Philadelphia “Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll,” which recognizes the achievements of high school student-athletes of the 17 Archdiocesan high schools who  have earned first or second academic honors in the first quarter marking period while competing in fall sports including:  field hockey, soccer, golf, cross country, girls’ tennis, football, and girls’ volleyball.

“It is so very important to recognize these students who truly exemplify what the student-athlete experience is all about,” says Sister Maureen. “Their commitment to athletic and academic achievement is inspiring and should serve as an example to all.”

A list of the 1,236 members of the 2016 “Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll,” by school and alphabetically, can be found at:

Following this inaugural list pertaining to athletes in fall sports, subsequent honor roll lists will be released in the future for Archdiocesan student athletes competing in winter and spring sports as well.  For information pertaining to high school athletics for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit

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