Upper Merion Area High School
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|Upper Merion Area High School|
|435 Crossfield Road
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Upper Merion Area School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. John Toleno|
|Athletics conference||PIAA Pioneer Athletic Conference|
In 2004, Upper Merion's Varsity football team, after years of Suburban One dominance, won the school's first PIAA District One Championship against the Great Valley Patriots led by seniors (Running Back) Marcus Johnson, (Quarter Back) Chuck DiNolfi, (Running Back,Wide Receiver) Sean Donovan, and D-1 recruit (Offensive Tackle,Defensive Tackle) Dan Butts all two-way starters. Overall the school went 11-3.
UM's varsity track and field relay team placed 6th in the state of Pennsylvania in the 4 × 800 meter relay at Shippensburg University. At 7:55.30, it broke a 26-year-old school record. The winning team consisted of leadoff leg, Mike Brothers, 2nd leg, Jon Gries, 3rd leg, Matthew Cunningham, and anchor, Ronak Patel.
Upper Merion Area High School's varsity track and field relay team was crowned Suburban One-American Champions in the 4 × 400 meter relay in the 2005 Spring season, at 3.25.82. The winning relay team consisted of leadoff leg, Nicholas Tsipras, 2nd leg, Matthew Cunningham, 3rd leg, Ronak Patel, and anchor, Sean Donovan.
Upper Merion Area High School's varsity baseball team was crowned PIAA District I Champions in their 2008-2009 season.
Upper Merion Area High School's varsity boys lacrosse team was crowned Suburban One-American Champions in their 2010 season.
The varsity girls volleyball team was crowned PIAA District I Champions in the 2010-2011 season. They went on to compete in the PIAA State Championship where they finished as the 2nd best volleyball team in Pennsylvania.
The varsity volleyball team was also crowned PIAA District 1 Champions in the 2013 and 2014 season. They lost in the quarterfinals of the PIAA State Championship 2013 and lost in the first round in 2014. Adding to a total of six District 1 Championships for the volleyball team.
Upper Merion Lady Vikings have been Surburban One League Champions in Softball during the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 season.
Echoes in the Darkness
In 1987, the school was the setting for Echoes in the Darkness, a Joseph Wambaugh book detailing the murder of a teacher and her two children for insurance money, allegedly by the head of the English department and the former principal. This was later converted into a made-for-TV movie starring Stockard Channing, Peter Coyote and Robert Loggia.