JUNE 16, 2020 (FAIRLESS HILLS, PA) -- Construction has begun on a new synthetic turf field for the soccer and lacrosse programs at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (CEC). The field’s existing natural grass will be replaced with a state-of-the-art Sprinturf system.
"Installing a new turf field is an added benefit to our already stellar athletic program, and we look forward to watching our student-athletes compete," said CEC Athletics Director Patrick Donlen. "Upgrading the turf is yet another enhancement to the CEC campus that improves the student experience and the community our school serves. Replacing the existing grass at CEC will benefit the community for years to come.”
CEC serves approximately 450 students in grades 9-12. Students utilize the field for soccer and lacrosse, as well as Physical Education classes.
Synthetic turf is known to provide many benefits including reduced maintenance, the ability to have more efficient programming, consistent performance, and a source of pride for the community.
The project will include not only artificial turf, but new perimeter fencing and updated landscaping along Wistar Road and Queen Anne Drive. The changes follow other major upgrades throughout the CEC campus, including the recently renovated counseling center, Chemistry lab, Center for Student Leadership, Academic Resource Center, and Grace Danaher Performing Arts Center.
“Improving these fields will be an asset for many students and generations to come, allowing for more efficient use of the facilities and providing a more durable, safer playing environment that will be one of the best in the area,” said CEC Principal Matthew Fischer. “This investment continues the strong momentum we have going at CEC, improving the overall quality of the student experience and investing in our athletic program in an exciting way.”
Construction is expected to be completed by September, with girls and boys soccer as the first fall sports expected to practice on the new field.
For more information about Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, please call 215-945-6200 or visit www.conwell-egan.org.
About Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, a co-ed, college-preparatory school within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, serves 450 students in Lower Bucks County in grades 9-12. CEC’s mission, within the tradition of our Catholic faith, collaborates to build character through service, achieve academic excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. CEC is accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. To learn more visit www.conwell-egan.org or call 215-945-6200.