McGrath Headlines Several Raiders in All Area Recognition
5 Radnor Raiders received recognition following the 2016 Season:
All Central League- 1st Team: Megan McGrath OF; Honorable Mention: Amanda Davis, Brooke Nicander
Click All Central League Team for the full squad!
All Delco Team (over 20 local high schools)- 2nd Team: Megan McGrath OF; Hon. Men.: Amanda Davis, Brooke Nicander
Click All Delco for the full squad!
All Main Line Team (19 local high schools)- 1st Team: Megan McGrath OF; 2nd Team: Amanda Davis IF, Brooke Nicander P; Hon. Mention: Grace Moore IF, Sarah Rosenblum OF
Click All Main Line for the full squad!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGAN, AMANDA, BROOKE, GRACE AND SARAH!!
May 31, 2016
For a nice article capping the Radnor season, click here.
Radnor Fights Valiantly, But Season Ends in Loss to Villa
May 28, 2016
With senior co-captain and back up pitcher Amanda Davis leading the way on the mound, Radnor battled top seeded Villa Maria through four scoreless innings on Friday. However, Villa pulled away late to win 10-0 and end Radnor's season in the District Quarterfinals. Radnor won a District playoff game for the third year in a row. For an article on the game, click here.
Radnor Pours It On to Defeat Chichester 13-3 in AAA Playoffs
May 26, 2016
Radnor broke open a tight game in the 5th inning with 5 runs, and ended the game in the 6th inning with another 5 runs to defeat Chichester 13-3. Brooke Nicander pitched a complete game and picked up her third career district playoff win. For a complete article on the game, click here. And for a nice video interview post game, click here. And visit our Game Results to see our box score of the big win.
Radnor will travel to Villa Maria on Friday, May 27, for a 4 pm quarterfinal match up with the top seed and defending champion.
Radnor Qualifies for District 1 AAA Playoffs!
May 20, 2016
Radnor has qualified for the District Playoffs for the 8th year in a row! In the PIAA District 1 AAA playoffs, Radnor is the #8 seed and will host Chichester on Wednesday, May 25, at 4 pm. This will be the 4th year in a row Radnor has played Chichester in the District Playoffs. The winner will travel to Villa to play top seeded and defending champion Villa Maria on Friday, May 27, at 4 pm. Please see the Brackets here for the AAA playoffs.
Congrats to Megan McGrath - Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week - 5/22 Edition
May 16, 2016
Senior Megan McGrath has been named the Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week - click HERE for the full article! Congrats to Megan!
Pictures from the April 14, 2016 JV victory over Ridley at Loop B
Thanks again to Mike Packer for taking pictures during the JV's 5-2 win over Ridley at Loop B. Click this link to see the pictures.
Pictures from the March 29, 2016 JV victory over Strath Haven at Loop B
Thank you to Mike Packer for taking pictures during the first JV game of the year, a 16-5 win over Strath Haven at Loop B. Click this link to see the pictures.
Megan McGrath Commits to Smith College!
November 17, 2015
Megan McGrath has committed to play softball for Smith College, a very strong academic Division III school in Massachusetts. Good luck to Megan next year for the Pioneers! Please read the linked article with photos!
4 Girls Named to RHS National Honor Society
October 19, 2015
Lauren Coffey, Grace Moore, Brooke Nicander and Sarah Rosenblum were inducted into the Radnor High School National Honor Society. This is the 2nd year in a row four girls from the Softball team were inducted as they joined Amanda Davis, Lila Howard, Cassie Maz and Megan McGrath. Here is a link to the article and pictures. Congrats to these scholar-athletes!
Holly Pachella Walks on at West Chester University!
October 1, 2015
Holly Pachella walked onto the West Chester University varsity softball team, surviving the fall tryouts. Congratulations Holly and good luck this Spring! West Chester is a strong Division II program, and local so we should be able to get out and see Holly play some softball!
Interesting note for the spring of 2016:
Christy Von Pusch, RHS 2012, is a Senior and ready for her fourth year on the Penn State University softball team! Penn State is a Division I program in the Big Ten, and recruits nationally for its players.
Ali Birtwistle, RHS 2013, is currently a junior on the club team at the University of Delaware, having made the team as a freshman. Delaware has played in the NCAA club championships the last two years.
Izzy Schaefer, RHS 2014, will start her 2nd year as a pitcher for the F&M Diplomats, a Division III program in the Centennial Conference.
McClatchy and Pachella Make 1st Team All Main Line!
June 25, 2015
The All Main Line Softball team was announced this week by Main Line Media News, and Brooke McClatchy and Holly Pachella were named 1st team, 7 Radnor girls overall received recognition! 19 high schools are the pool for All Main Line recognition. Here are all the Radnor girls that were named:
First Team - Brooke McClatchy (outfield) and Holly Pachella (catcher)
Second Team - Megan McGrath (outfield) and Brooke Nicander (pitcher)
Honorable Mention - Sydney Aljian, Amanda Davis, Kaite Jordan
Here is the list of the complete team. Congratulations to all of our girls!
5 Girls Receive All Delco Recognition!
June 24, 2015
The All Delco Softball team was announced today (over 20 high schools in Delaware County), and several Radnor girls received recognition:
2nd Team - Brooke McClatchy and Megan McGrath
Honorable Mention - Katie Jordan, Brooke Nicander and Holly Pachella
Here is a link to the whole team.
Megrath Makes Delco Carpenter Cup team
Megan McGrath made the Delaware County Carpenter Cup team, comprised of sophomores and juniors from teams in the Central and Del Val leagues. The All Star team played in a tri state tournament hosted by the Philadelphia Phillies this week, and Megan had a great week going 5-7 overall. Here is a link to an article on the last game. Congratulations Megan!
5 Players Names to All Central League Team
May 29, 2015
5 Radnor Girls Made the All Central League teams as voted by the coaches:
Brooke McClatchy, 1st Team All Central League outfielder
Megan McGrath, 2nd Team All Central League outfielder
Brooke Nicander, 2nd Team All Central League pitcher
Holly Pachella, Honorable Mention All Central League catcher
Katie Jordan, Honorable Mention All Central League infielder
For the complete teams, click here!
Radnor Falls in Semi Finals, 8-0
May 27, 2015
Radnor Stuns Nazareth in Thrilling Finish, Wins 8-3 to Advance to District Semis
May 23, 2015
Down 2 runs in the 7th inning, Radnor rallied to tie the game when Holly Pachella singled to drive in Brooke McClatchy and then with two outs Brooke Nicander was hit by a pitch to drive in Pachella. In the bottom of the 7th and facing the top of the Nazareth order, pitcher Nicander got two quick outs before allowing a single to the three hitter. The clean up hitter then smoked a double over McClatchy's head in center field, but Brooke ran it down, fired to shortstop Katie Jordan who then threw a strike in the air to catcher Holly Pachella who dove to apply the game saving tag out at home plate. Sparked by the defensive brilliance, Radnor exploded for 5 runs in the top of the 8th to clinch the victory.
For an article on the game, click here! Also review the summary in Game Results.
Radnor advances to the District Semi Finals for the second straight year and again will face Chichester. Chichester is the top seed this year, and has a 20-1 overall record. The game will be Tuesday, 5/26, at 4 pm, most likely at Strath Haven High School.
Radnor Rolls to District Playoff Win!
May 21, 2015
Radnor beat Penncrest yesterday in the first round of the PIAA District 1 AAA Playoffs 9-3. After spotting Penncrest two early runs, the Raiders scored 9 runs in the first three innings to take control of the game. Megan McGrath led the offense by going 3-3 with a triple, one run scored and two RBIs. And Brooke Nicander led the defense by allowing only 4 hits and holding Penncrest to 1 earned run over 7 innings. Click HERE for an article on the game. Also check our Game Results for a full write up and box score.
The Raiders advance to the District Quarterfinals, for the 6th straight year and will play the fourth seeded Nazareth at Nazareth on Friday, 5/22, at 4 pm.
"After a Slow Start Radnor Putting It All Together" Delco Times
Link to Article in Delco Times
Radnor Makes District Playoffs, Seeded 5th
May 16, 2015
Radnor qualified for the PIAA District 1 AAA Playoffs! The Raiders are seeded 5th, and will host Central League foe Penncrest on Wednesday 5/20 at 4 pm. Here is a link to the District Playoffs Bracket.
15 short videos from several JV games
Thanks again to Mike Packer for taking videos during the Marple Newtown, Springfield and Penncrest games. Click this link to see the videos on YouTube.
The JV team pictures was taken before our final game vs. Villa Maria. All but Carolyn Eckstein are in the picture.
Pictures from the JV game vs. Penncrest at Penncrest 5/11/15
Thanks to Mike Packer again for taking the pictures from the Penncrest game. Click here to see the pictures.
Note - The picture above is of Megs Packer making another sensational running catch in right center field while Sydney, Meredith, Lauren and Quinn look on.
Additional pictures of JV vs. Springfield 5/6/15
Mike Packer has added some more pictures from the JV vs. Springfield game. Click here to see the pictures.
JV vs Springfield @Springfield 5/6/15
Click this link - Springfield Pictures - to see pictures from the JV vs. Springfield game 5/6/15. Thank you to Emily Remphrey for taking the pictures.
Link to professional pictures taken at a recent Varsity game
Click here to see the pictures
Great Senior Night Celebration and Win for Radnor!
May 4, 2015
Here is a link to a great article on the Senior Night game vs. Harriton:
Congratulations to the Varsity and JV team for their big wins over Marple Newtown 4/30/15
It was a great night for Radnor Softball with both Varsity and JV avenging defeats to Marple Newtown two days earlier. Varsity defeated Marple Newtown by a score of 12-6 and JV held on to win by a score of 12-10 due in large part to a game saving catch by Megs Packer to end the game and strand the potential game tying Marple Newtown baserunners on 2nd and 3rd base. Fortunately, Mike Packer was there at the game and filmed the game ending play - Click here for video of the catch.
JV Team before Lower Merion game
April 16, 2015
Jv team before 16-1 victory over Lower Merion 4/15/15. Missing from the picture - Francesca Saionz
Click this link - LM pictures - to see 105 pictures from the JV vs. Lower Merion game
Congratulations to the 2015 JV softball captains
March 18, 2015
Emily Madden and Micaela Myers
Teams are posted, click on the Roster Button on the left
March 7, 2015
Link to get PIAA Sports Physical Forms
To participate in softball at Radnor High School a physical form and permission to treat form must be completed. The link below will lead you to the necessary forms. All forms must be completed and handed in by March 2nd, the first day of tryouts.
PIAA Sports Physical Forms
The Booster Club held its first meeting in late November to discuss the dues ( $150), the purpose of the Boosters ( to augment the experience of the girls via additional equipment, events, trips, spiritwear and coaching) and a brief outline of the upcoming schedule. Winter workouts begin 11/30 and each Sunday thereafter from 10-12 in the auxiliary gym at RHS. Bring sneaks, your bat and your glove. An additional weeknight workout will start in mid January. Stay tuned.
A brief trip is being pursued over Spring Break Specifics are not yet known but its hoped we can van down to Virginia for some warmer weather and a few games between the first Saturday of Spring Break and Tues/ Weds. There will be no required games or practices between Thursday of Spring break thru Easter.
Dues will be collected later in the process. Any additional questions please contact Marty Connor at 267 408 3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Schaefer.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RHS 2015 VARSITY SOFTBALL CAPTAINS:
November 13, 2014
HOLLY PACHELLA, BROOKE MCCLATCHY, KATIE JORDAN, CAITLIN CONNOR
4 Juniors named to National Honor Society!
October 20, 2014
Junior softball players Amanda Davis, Lila Howard, Cassie Maz and Megan McGrath were named to the National Honor Society at Radnor. The girls joined senior softball players Caitlin Connor and Katie Jordan who were named last year to NHS. Wonderful achievement and recognition for these six girls, represent!
Radnor Places 3 on 1st team All Main Line, 7 Overall
June 29, 2014
Izzy Schaefer, Bari Margolis and junior 1B Katie Jordan all were named 1st team 2014 All Main Line softball team! Additionally Morgan Campbell (OF) and sophomore Amanda Davis (CF) made 2nd team All Main Line, while Michelle Gorson (3B) and junior Holly Pachella (catcher) were named Honorable Mention. Congrats to all the Girls!
To see the full team, click here!
5 Raiders make All Delco!!
June 25, 2014
Both Izzy Schaefer (pitcher) and Bari Margolis (SS) were named to the 2014 1st Team All Delco softball team. Also, juniors Katie Jordan and Holly Pachella as well as Morgan Campbell were named Honorable Mention. Great recognition in the county for 5 Raiders!
For the full first team, click Here!
Izzy Schaefer and Bari Margolis named 2nd Team All Southeastern PA
June 17, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer released it's All Southeastern PA 2014 softball team, and two Raiders seniors - Izzy Schaefer, Pitcher and Bari Margolis, SS - were named to the 2nd team.
Bethlehem Catholic Ends Radnor Run 1-0
June 6, 2014
Bethlehem Catholic scored an unearned run in the first inning, and their pitcher made it hold up for a 1-0 victory to end Radnor's run in the state quarterfinals. Bethlehem Catholic's 3 hitter had a double in the first inning to score the unearned run, and only one more hit the rest of the way; but Radnor was held to NO hits in the game. Radnor did get runners on base in each of the last three innings, but it's closest rally ended when the Becahi right fielder made a remarkable running, juggling catch on a line drive by Izzy Schaefer that certainly would have scored Blake Massaro from 2B with 2 outs in the 6th inning. Izzy's pitching and Radnor's defense continued to be strong, as Radnor gave up only the one unearned run and 5 hits total across five playoff games in Districts and States. The Raiders season ended with Radnor's first ever District 1 AAA softball title and first ever victory in the PIAA AAA state playoffs. Here's a link to an aritcle on the game:
STATE QUARTERFINAL TODAY!! RADNOR VS. BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC
June 5, 2014
ELITE 8 - NOON TIME AT SOUDERTON HIGH SCHOOL
RADNOR wins State Playoff Game, 10-0 over Franklin Towne Charter
June 2, 2014
RADNOR WINS DISTRICT 1 TITLE!!! BEATS SPRINGFIELD 2-0
May 31, 2014
The Radnor Raiders capped an awesome three game run through the PIAA District 1 AAA playoffs with a 2-0 shutout of arch rival and #1 seed Springfield. Radnor opened with a 2-0 win over Pottsgrove, ran past Chichester 7-0 in the semi finals, before beating Springfield for the 3rd time this season. In the Championship, Izzy Schaefer allowed only 2 hits while striking out 9; and Katie Jordan (2 for 3) flew around the bases for a 4th inning inside the park home run to spark the Raiders. Amanda Davis preserved the 1-0 lead with a tremendous catch of a sinking line drive in center field, before Radnor added an insurance run in the 7th when Izzy had a line drive sac fly to drive in Bari Margolis (2 hits on the day). The District 1 title is the first ever for Radnor High School in softball. The Raiders open the state playoffs on Monday, June 2, at 2 pm vs. Franklin Towne Charter from District 12. The game will be played at West Chester East High School.
Below find links to some coverage of the historic win:
District Finals: Radnor vs. Springfield, Friday, 5/30, 4 pm at Harriton
May 29, 2014
Margolis and Schaefer make 1st Team All Central League
May 28, 2014
The 2014 All Central League softball teams were released today, and both Bari Margolis (infield) and Izzy Schaefer (pitcher) made 1st Team All Central. Also Morgan Campbell (outfield) made 2nd team All Central, and Michelle Gorson and Holly Pachella were both Honorable Mention All Central League. Here is a link to the full All Central teams:
Radnor No Hits Chichester 7-0, Advances to District Finals and States
May 28, 2014
Radnor played a marvelous all around game and exacted revenge on Chichester yesterday in the District Semi Finals, winning 7-0. With the win, the Raiders advanced to their first District Final and also qualified for the PIAA AAA States which begin on Monday, June 2. The District Finals are scheduled for Thursday, pending the completion of the other semifinal game today (which was suspended with Springfield leading 7-3 over Upper Merion). Izzy Schaefer pitched a no hitter against Chichester, striking out 7 along the way. Both Chichester base runners got on by walks, and were erased by catcher Holly Pachella on steal attempts. Bari Margolis jump started the offense with two doubles, and Caitlin Connor also had a big RBI double to the fence. Last year Chichester eliminated Radnor in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Here's a link to an article on the game:
Radnor Wins 2-0 Over Pottsgrove!!!
May 24, 2014
Radnor Opens District Play Today
May 23, 2014
Radnor earned the #3 seed in the PIAA District One AAA softball Playoffs. The Raiders earned a bye into the 2nd round of the playoffs. The 2nd round - or quarterfinals - are today and involved the following matchups:
Marple Newtown (#8) AT Springfield (#1), Springfield wins 5-4 in 8 innings
Nazareth (#5) AT Upper Merion (#4), Upper Merion wins 5-1
Villa Maria (#7) AT Chichester (#2), Chichester wins 1-0
Pottsgrove (#6) AT Radnor (#3), TODAY AT RADNOR 4 PM START, Radnor wins 2-0
Radnor Earns Big Non League Win, 3-2 over Nazareth in 11 Innings
May 15, 2014
FINAL Central League Standings - RADNOR IN 2ND PLACE
May 15, 2014
At the close of the Central League, Radnor earned 2nd place with a strong final week:
Springfield 14-2 (only TWO losses to Radnor)
Radnor 12-4 (all losses by one run)
Garnet Valley 11-5
Upper Darby 9-7
Harriton, Strath Haven, LM
CONGRATS TO THE RAIDERS ON A GREAT CENTRAL LEAGUE PERFORMANCE!
Final Regular Season Super 7 from the Delco Times
May 14, 2014
Radnor Shocks Springfield, Mercies the Cougars 11-1
May 12, 2014
Radnor Softball Hosts Little League Clinic
May 4, 2014
The Radnor High School varsity softball team hosted a clinic for Radnor-Wayne Little League girls, and a lot of fun was had by all!
JV team after victory over Strath Haven March 27
2013 All Central League Team Named - Radnor Well Represented!
June 5, 2013
A record 4 Radnor girls were named to the first two All Central League teams, plus another two girls made Honorable Mention. Congratulations to:
KYLA CROMBIE - 1st team All Central League infielder
IZZY SCHAEFER - 2nd team All Central League pitcher
BARI MARGOLIS - 2nd team All Central League infielder
BECKY MAZ - 2nd team All Central League outfielder
ALI BIRTWISTLE AND HOLLY PACHELLA - Honorable Mention All Central Leauge
For the full All Central League selections, please read here Only Upper Darby with 5 had more girls on the first two teams, and Springfield also had 4.
Radnor Finishes 17-3, Named #1 Seed in AAA District 1 Playoffs
May 17, 2013
After a thrilling 4-3 walk off victory over Villa Maria on Senior Night capped a 17-3 regular season, 13-3 in the Central League just behind co-leaders Haverford and Upper Darby at 12-2, the Radnor Raiders learned they were named the top seed to the District Playoffs for the second year in a row! Quite an accomplishment!
Radnor Earns #1 Seed in AAA District 1 Playoffs, read announcement here
Here's a link to the District brackets
Radnor Softball Season Featured in Delco Times
May 16, 2013
Radnor Defeats Springfield 3-1, Finishes 13-3 in Central League and in 2nd Place
May 13, 2013
Radnor Beats Conestoga, read more here
May 1, 2013
Radnor defeats Conestoga 3-2, to read more Click here
Radnor Players make the Delco Times Softball Hot Sheet
April 29, 2013
2012 Varsity Year End Honors and Recognition:
Gatorade Pennsylvania State Player of the Year - Christy Von Pusch - Link to Press Release
Delco Times Player of the Year - Christy Von Pusch
All Delco 1st team - Christy Von Pusch; Honorable Mention - Bari Margolis, Ali Birtwistle, Izzy Schaefer
All Main Line 1st team - Christy Von Pusch, Ali Birtwistle, Becky Maz; 2nd Team - Kyla Crombie, Izzy Schaefer, Bari Margolis; Honorable Mention - Alexa Royle
All Central League 1st team - Christy Von Pusch; 2nd Team - Ali Birtwistle, Becky Maz; Honorable Mention - Kyla Crombie, Izzy Schaefer
Delco Carpenter Cup Team - Ali Birtwistle and Izzy Schaefer both made and played for the Delco Carpenter Cup team (17 player roster of sophs and juniors from Central and Del-Val Leagues, over 30 girls tried out) which went 2-2 in the 2012 Softball Carpenter Cup