Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/8/23
Elite boys’ teams, a girls’ game and youth teams will compete in preseason scrimmages Saturday at Penn Charter for the Annual PKO Invitational Lacrosse Tournament.
ABOUT THE PKO TOURNAMENT
This tournament is an annual tradition in memory of Peter K. Ortale OPC ’83. Boys’ teams include Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada), Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, La Salle College High, Salesianum School (DE), Springfield-Delco and Penn Charter. Penn Charter will play Springfield-Montco in a girls’ game.
This event brings together the Philadelphia lacrosse community to celebrate Peter’s love for the game and for how it shaped the person he became. Philly area club, high school and middle school teams will be playing games throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the Peter K. Ortale scholarship fund.
William Penn Charter School
3000 W. Schoolhouse Lane
ABOUT PETER K. ORTALE
Peter K. Ortale was a two-time high school All-American at Penn Charter. As captain, Peter led us to the 1983 State Championship. He went on to become a two-time All-ACC midfielder at Duke and captained the Blue Devils in 1987, earning three MVP awards. Following graduation, Peter traveled to Australia where he continued to play lacrosse and after returning to the U.S., he played on the Philadelphia Wings. Even while working as a trader in New York City, Peter continued to play lacrosse with NYAC. Peter’s passion for lacrosse was only a part of his passion for life. Peter lost his life in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Family and friends established the Peter K. Ortale Scholarship Fund to honor Peter’s life and accomplishments. The Scholarship at Penn Charter and at Duke University provide tuition assistance to a student who, like Peter, exhibits the qualities of a scholar-athlete and demonstrates a high level of motivation, self-reliance, and leadership, in the classroom and on the playing field.
Field 1: Perrott Field (turf)
9:00 AM Mesa 2027 v. Team 11 2027
10:00 AM NXT Black 2028 v. Team 11 2028
11:00 AM Team 11 2028 v. Mesa 2028
Noon Mesa 2028 v. NXT Black 2028
1:00 PM Penn Charter HS v. Springfield (Delco) HS
2:00 PM Penn Charter HS v. La Salle College High School
3:00 PM Salesianum School v. Springfield (Delco) HS
4:00 PM Penn Charter HS v. Hill Academy
Field 2: Maguire Stadium (turf)
9:00 AM NXT Black 2029 v. Team 11 2029
10:00 AM Team 11 2029 v. Mesa 2029
11:00 AM Mesa 2029 v. NXT Black 2029
Noon Springfield Montco HS Girls v. Penn Charter HS Girls
1:00 PM Salesianum School v. Springside Chestnut Hill
2:00 PM Hill Academy v. Springside Chestnut Hill
3:00 PM Hill Academy v. La Salle College High School
4:00 PM La Salle College High School v. Springside Chestnut Hill
Field 3: Grass Field
9:00 AM Harlem Lacrosse 2028 v. Conshy Bulldogs 2028
10:00 AM Conshy Bulldogs 2028 v. True Philly 2028
11:00 AM True Philly 2028 v. Harlem Lacrosse 2028
Noon HHH Girls 2028/9 v. Harlem Lacrosse Girls 2028/9
1:00 – 3:00 PM Youth girls round robin
Wisslax 5/6 Elite Team Quix Stix 5/6 A team
Conshy Bulldogs 5/6 Elite Team Marple Newtown 5/6 A team