New Faces Of PHS Basketball Take The Lead

By Eric Mossop, Athletic Director, Pennsauken High School

When fans come to the gym to watch the PHS boys and girls basketball programs this coming winter season, the first thing they might notice are the new faces on the benches leading each respective program. The boys basketball team will be led by new head coach Al Fisher. Coach Fisher is a proud alumnus from the Class of 2004, graduating as the leading scorer in PHS history, a record he still holds to this date. Coach Fisher played collegiately at Kent State University and professionally overseas before coming back to his alma mater to lead the Indians!

On the girl’s side, Coach Ashley Barker takes the reins of a program coming off of a highly successful season which the team made the playoffs for the first time in four years!  Coach Barker has coached collegiately at Rutgers Camden and Penn State Abington, and recently was an assistant coach at Seneca High School. Her expertise from coaching at the collegiate level can only lead to increased opportunities for our student-athletes on the girls basketball team!

Football Upsets Number Fifteen Camden

The PHS football team improved to 4-2 on the season after a 20-13 upset victory at Camden High School, pushing the team closer toward their first playoff berth since the 2011 NJSIAA State Championship season!  Running back Martin Booker Jr. took the ball 44 times on a windy afternoon at Farnham Park in Camden for 241 yards and two touchdowns for the Indians!  Coach Tabb and the team will finish out their regular season with West Windsor-Plainsboro South at home before traveling to Seneca to cap off a huge turnaround this season!

Field Hockey And Girls Volleyball Make Playoffs

The PHS field hockey team, under the leadership of Coach Shana Smeriglio, earned their eighth straight NJSIAA playoff berth with a number six seed! They will host Toms River East for the right to play number three Burlington Township. Coach Jack Killion, Jr. has also led girls volleyball back to the playoffs for the first time in eight years. Brackets for that tournament will be available in the coming weeks. Congratulations to both playoff teams!

BCSL All Conference Honorees Named

Nine of your Code Red fall student-athletes were honored by their respective divisional coaches as second team all-conference honorees; and one was named as a first team all-conference selection in the Burlington County Scholastic League! Second team honorees were Chris Bakley and Aniyah Harmon for cross country; David Raymond and Aaron Chester for boys soccer; Jewelyana Sharples, Kaitlyn McGowan, and Sharlize Burgos for girls soccer; and Selena Carter and Keishla Sanchez for field hockey. Arielis Reyes was honored as a first team student-athlete for her excellent play in field hockey!  Congratulations to all of our student-athletes on a successful season!

All Star Boosters Club

The Pennsauken All Sports Booster Club is excited to continue their support of all Indian student athletes. The Club presents the Code Red football program, sponsors the end of year Athletic Awards Night, and awards over $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors annually!

Club membership is $20 and includes a pass to all home games and a special gift! We also offer a $40 family membership that includes season passes for four. Contact or go to for more information. All are welcome to join! The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:45 p.m. in the PHS Library.

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