DLN Boys Lacrosse All-Area Teams
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Billy Coyle, Malvern Prep
Cody Pascale, West Chester Henderson
Jo Jo Guarnere, West Chester East
Zach Lawrence, Unionville
Kip McGuire, West Chester Rustin
Aaron Joseph, Great Valley
Doug Jones, Avon Grove
Jason DePhillips, West Chester Henderson
Matt Erfle, West Chester East
Alex Muller, Avon Grove
Mike Grey, West Chester East
James Reilly, Conestoga
Brody Wilson, Downingtown East
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