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DLN Boys Lacrosse All-Area Teams

First Team

Attack

Alex Wagner, Sr., Bishop Shanahan

Wagner had another outstanding season for the Eagles, leading the area in goals for the second consecutive year. Shanahan made the state playoffs for the third consecutive season as Wagner led the way with 71 goals and 38 assists, earning All Ches-Mont first team honors. Wagner finished his career with 228 goals, a Ches-Mont record and fifth all-time in Pennsylvania history. He’s heading to Fairfield in the fall.

Kyle Anderson, Sr.,  Malvern Prep

Anderson was the top attackman on an explosive Friars’ unit, finishing the year with 54 goals (second in the area) and 22 assists. Earning All Inter-Ac first team honors, Anderson was also selected as one of the three players in the area to the Under Armour All-America game and helped lead the Friars to a 15-4 record.

Bryce Reid, Sr., Avon Grove

With plenty of talented goal scorers on Avon Grove, Reid had 37 goals and 13 assists for the Red Devils in earning All Ches-Mont first team honors. Reid helped lead an Avon Grove offense that averaged 10.9 goals per game en route to a 19-4 record and a PIAA quarterfinal appearance, the third one in the last four seasons. Heading to Delaware in the fall.

Midfield

Alex Hirsch, Jr., West Chester East

Hirsch’s stock rose as East had its best season since 2009 as the Vikings won 14 games, including a district playoff game. Earning All Ches-Mont first team honors, Hirsch finished with 47 goals and 31 assists on the season. His 78 points were second in the area. Hirsch has 70 goals over the last two seasons.

Beau Kush, Sr., Avon Grove

In his first year back after an ACL injury that sidelined him for all of 2015, Kush was beyond dominant in the Avon Grove midfield. Kush finished with 30 goals and 10 assists in earning All Ches-Mont first team honors. His finest performance may have come in the PIAA quarterfinals against Springfield-Delco, scoring three goals in a 2:01 span to erase a 6-3 deficit in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter. Kush was a U.S. Lacrosse All-American for the Philly region.

Will Ciccarelli, Unionville

Ciccarelli played a huge role in taking Unionville to new heights this season, finishing with 44 goals and 19 assists on the year as the Indians exceeded expectations with an 8-10 record and a roster compiled of only three seniors. Earning All Ches-Mont first team honors, Ciccarelli had scored 73 goals in his first two seasons.   

Defense

Jack Reilly, Sr.,  Conestoga

Reilly was one of the top defensemen in the area as he helped lead a unit that allowed 10-goals or less in 17 of 21 games this season. An All-Central League first team selection, Reilly also earned U.S. Lacrosse All-American honors for the Philly region and was selected to the Under Armour All-American game. He his heading to Virginia in the fall.

Brayden Peck, Jr., Avon Grove

Peck was an All Ches-Mont first team selection, finishing with five goals in being one of the top scoring defenders in the area. He helped lead the Red Devils to the PIAA quarterfinals for the third time in four years, including a school record 18-game win streak. Peck helped preserve the streak with the winning goal in the final minute of a 6-5 win over Upper Dublin on April 30.

Saunders Healy, Downingtown East

With Downingtown East known for stout defense, Healy was the leader on another strong unit as he earned All Ches-Mont first team honors. The Cougars allowed 10 goals or less in 18 of 19 games, including in their final 16 games, allowing just 6.5 goals per contest.   

LSM

Nick Cardile, Avon Grove

Cardile had a fantastic season before it ended prematurely with a leg injury in early-May, earning the Sandy Phillips Award as MVP of the Ches-Mont, sharing the honors with Ryan McNulty. Avon Grove was 15-1 with Cardile on the field, winning its first Ches-Mont title since 2013. Cardile also earned All Ches-Mont first team honors and was selected as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American for the Philly region. He’s heading to Penn State in the fall.

FOGO

Nate Hammond, Avon Grove

Hammond established himself as the top face-off player in the area, earning All Ches-Mont first team honors. Hammond finished 155-for-185 (83.8 percent) in the ‘X” this year, adding five goals and three assists. Winning faceoffs allowed Avon Grove to score quick goals and control possession, a major factor in the Red Devils winning the Ches-Mont title.

Goalie

Jason Yoquinto, Bishop Shanahan

Yoquinto was a force in goal for the Eagles once again in earning All Ches-Mont first team honors. He allowed just 4.1 goals per game on the season as Shanahan reached the PIAA playoffs for the third consecutive year. Yoquinto is heading to Navy in the fall.

Second Team

Attack

Billy Coyle, Malvern Prep

Cody Pascale, West Chester Henderson

Jo Jo Guarnere, West Chester East

Zach Lawrence, Unionville

Midfield

Kip McGuire, West Chester Rustin

Aaron Joseph, Great Valley

Doug Jones, Avon Grove

Defense

Jason DePhillips, West Chester Henderson

Matt Erfle, West Chester East

Alex Muller, Avon Grove

LSM

Mike Grey, West Chester East

FOGO

James Reilly, Conestoga

Goalie

Brody Wilson, Downingtown East

Honorable Mention

Avon Grove: Brendan Harman, Bryce DeMuth

Bishop Shanahan: Eli Goforth, Sam Goforth, Connor Heisman

Conestoga: Tommy Sopko, Brant Pittman

Downingtown East: Jack Mulcahy, Brooks Poli

Downingtown West: David Gallagher

Great Valley: Dylan Tashjian, Scott McAneney

Kennett: Beau Schmeusser, Allan Carillo

Malvern Prep: Adam Goldner, Mike Fay

Oxford: Robert Civitella, Shain Quigley

Unionville: Garrett Rogers, Owen Rogers

West Chester East: J.D. Carroll, Jack Phelan

West Chester Henderson: Nick Mascetti, Kyle Dampman

West Chester Rustin: Tommy McGuane, Shawn Diggin

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