Building an athletic culture at John Paul the Great

The latest article in Wolf Print’s series about John Paul’s canonization.

Wolf Print

By Paul Fritschner

Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was an adventurous and athletic young spirit. He played soccer growing up and supported the club team Cracovia, a fandom he carried through his papacy. JP’s involvement in athletics makes playing and watching sports at this school feel even more virtuous. And that is a major reason why I enjoy the athletic community at JP so much.

When I entered Pope John Paul the Great as a freshman, I knew was assured the school would help me achieve my academic potential, so I wanted to return the favor and help realize the school’s athletic potential. However, as a freshman knowing relatively few people and having a somewhat reserved personality, I was not sure how all of my expectations would pan out. Little did I know what was on the horizon over the next couple of years, and how much fun I…

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Steve Miller has been baseball blogging since 2011. He served as the Sports Editor at the University of Dayton's Flyer News for two years. Email:
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