Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL) power Archbishop Wood makes its second appearance in the Gonzaga DC Classic, fresh off a PCL Championship in 2021 and an appearance in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class 6A Tournament championship game – and a senior class that went 74-25 in four seasons. The Vikings produced four D-1 players from that team, led by PIAA Class 6A Player of the Year and PCL Most Valuable Player Rahsool Diggins (University of Connecticut). As the team opens its 2021-22 campaign, Coach John Mosco is turning to senior guard Justin Moore (Drexel University commit), senior shooting guard Mike Knouse, senior forward Tyson Allen, junior forward Basil Laster, junior power forward Carson Howard, and rising sophomore Jalil Bethea. The Vikings have another strong preseason schedule set before opening PCL competition, hosting the Diane Mosco Foundation Tournament on December 18, appearing in the Philadelphia All-City Classic on December 23, and in the Slam Dunk to the Beach in Delaware. Notable alumni include Collin Gillespie (Villanova), who played in the 2016 Gonzaga DC Classic, Matt Cerutti (Albany), Andrew Funk (Bucknell), Tyree Pickron (Long Island University), and Seth Pinkney (Florida International University).
Within a Catholic community, Archbishop Wood High School provides a comprehensive, college-preparatory curriculum enhanced by spiritual, service, and extra-curricular experiences that will enable all students to be productive, responsible Christians in a technologically complex, rapidly changing world. Located in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pa, the school is named to honor the memory of the Most Reverend James F. Wood, the fifth Bishop of Philadelphia and its first Archbishop. Opened in 1964 as twin, single-sex facilities to serve the youth of Central and Upper Bucks County along with areas of Eastern Montgomery County, Pa., the schools merged in 1990. Today, this vibrant educational community boasts a well-deserved reputation for Catholic formation and academic excellence. Under the guidance and direction of dedicated administration, faculty and staff, both lay and religious, Archbishop Wood strives to provide the highest level of academic achievement with pride in the school’s Catholic mission of service to its students and their families.