The Main Line high school boys’ soccer scene included a number of talented teams this fall, particularly Conestoga (21-2-1), which advanced to the PIAA Class AAA state semifinals; and Haverford School (17-3-2), which captured the InterAc title as well as the PAISAA tournament championship, and outscored opponents 56-13 during the season.
In the final Southeast Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Poll, Conestoga ranked second and Haverford School ranked fourth.
Other strong teams were Barrack Hebrew Academy (10-3), PIAA Class A District One finalist Devon Prep, Episcopal Academy (14-7, second place in InterAc, ranked 19th in final Southeast Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Poll), Friends’ Central (9-7-3), Harriton (11-7-1), Lower Merion (11-6-3), Malvern Prep (15-5-2, ranked 11th in final Southeast Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Poll), Shipley (16-4-1, undefeated Friends Schools League champions, PAISAA quarterfinalists, ranked 20th in final Southeast Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Poll).
The All-Main Line high school boys’ soccer teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2015 All-Main Line high school boys’ soccer teams:
Will Smith, Conestoga – Senior goalkeeper, a first team All-Central League selection, had a sterling 0.295 goals-against average and was the team’s Pioneer Award winner.
Matthew Marcelli, Conestoga – Senior midfielder was a fine all-around player, receiving first team All-Central League honors while providing offensive punch (five goals, two assists).
Gabe Harms, Conestoga – Junior defender, a first team All-Central League selection, was a key reason the Pioneers had such a stingy defense in 2015. Was the Pioneers’ Coaches Award winner.
Daniel Shannon, Devon Prep – Junior center midfielder, a BAL All-Conference first team selection (President’s Division), directed the District One finalists’ offense (while scoring six goals and dishing out six assists), while shoring up the defense.
Matt Bevilacqua, Devon Prep – Senior forward, a BAL All-Conference first team selection (President’s Division), scored a team-leading 10 goals for the district finalists. Stepped up in the district playoffs to play goalkeeper after the Tides starting keeper was lost to injury, and led Devon Prep to an overtime win in the semifinals with 19 saves.
Zach Viscusi, Episcopal Academy – Senior forward and captain, a first team All-InterAc selection, was extremely versatile for the InterAc runnerups, as he was a valuable center back the first half of the season; then was moved to forward and scored 15 goals in 12 games.
Matt DePillis, Episcopal Academy – Senior defender and captain, a first team All-InterAc and All-Delco selection, was key to a stellar EA defense that allowed just 11 InterAc goals (1.1 goals per game) this fall. Scored six goals and dished out four assists, took many set pieces and penalty kicks.
Matt Blackman, Friends’ Central – Junior midfielder, a two-time All-Friends Schools League first team selection, was a valuable all-around performer for a strong Phoenix squad. Provided potent offensive punch, with seven goals and six assists.
Felix Serlin, Harriton – Senior center midfielder and captain, a first team All-Central League selection, provided leadership and all-around fine play, scoring eight goals and dishing out four assists.
Shane Bradley, Haverford School – Senior center back, the All-Inter-Ac Co-Player of the Year and a first team All-Delco selection, helped the Fords post 12 shutouts, and chipped in with eight goals and three assists. This is his third time on the All-Main Line first team.
Connor Gregory, Haverford School – Senior striker, the All-Inter-Ac Co-Player of the Year and a first team All-Delco selection, scored 29 goals (including 10 game-winners) and dished out eight assists. This is his third time on the All-Main Line first team.
Jimmy Tricolli, Haverford School – Senior center back, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, helped the Fords post 12 shutouts with strong defense, and provided potent offense, too, dishing out 13 assists.
Conor Bradley, Haverford School – Senior defensive midfielder, a first team All-InterAc and first team All-Delco selection, was a key part of a Ford defense that posted 12 shutouts this fall. Also provided key offensive punch, dishing out eight assist and scoring three goals.
Quinn Vagnoni, Lower Merion – Senior defender and captain, a first team All-Central League selection, secured the Aces’ strong defense and chipped in with some game-winning offense as well.
David Bettenhausen, Malvern Prep – Senior midfielder/forward and co-captain, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection and the Friars’ MVP, scored 17 goals and dished out seven assists.
Chris Savino, Malvern Prep – Senior midfielder and co-captain, a first team All-InterAc selection, provided standout all-around play for the Friars, adding offensive punch as well (six goals, two assists).
Mike Narzikul, Malvern Prep – Senior midfielder/forward and co-captain’s versatlity (he played every position) and leadership proved vital to the Frairs this fall. All-InterAc selection provided solid offensive punch as well (five goals, five assists).
Alex Eggs-Krings, Radnor – Senior center mid and captain was a first team All-Central League selection, and was the Red Raiders’ MVP, scoring a team-leading 10 goals.
Austin Wylie, Shipley – Junior attacking mid and striker, the Friends’ Schools League MVP, was all-state and All-Southeastern PA. Noted for his physicality, dynamic play, speed and strength, he tallied 10 goals and dished out 13 assists. Set up many goals with his long throw-ins.
Joe Bradley, Shipley – Senior defensive midfielder and second-year captain was considered the heart and soul of the Gators. Noted for his stamina, amazing runs, and speed on transitions, he did a lot of things that don’t show up in the statistics.
Michael Burns, Shipley – Senior center back and second-year captain is a three-time first team All-Friends Schools League selection. Was moved to center back this fall even though he was Gators’ second-leading scorer as a junior left midfielder. Considered the most selfless player on the Gators.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Oren Gabbay, senior center midfielder; Jake Gordon, senior center midfielder; David Gordon, senior striker/center midfielder.
Conestoga – Mason Sellig, senior defender; Blaise Milanek, junior midfielder; Mason Miller, junior striker; Chris Donovan, sophomore striker.
Devon Prep – Tanner Daggett, senior forward/midfielder.
Episcopal Academy – Matt Freese, junior goalie; Ramon Gallegos, junior midfielder; Quinn Dudek, junior midfielder.
Friends’ Central – Nolan McGrann, junior goalie.
Harriton – Ethan Rodgers, sophomore defensive midfielder.
Haverford High – Cole Mays, senior midfielder/forward.
Haverford School – Alec Haas, senior winger; Jerry Karalis, senior winger.
Lower Merion – Anthony Haines, senior midfielder.
Malvern Prep – AJ Traynor, senior forward.
Radnor – Alex Bojorquez, senior forward.
Shipley –Wyatt Page, senior CAM and defensive midfielder; Josh Liss, senior outside left back and center back.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Michael Naim, senior center back; Benjie Mizrachi, senior striker.
Conestoga – Nick Jennings, sophomore midfielder; Danny Leiser, senior defender; Zach Brink, senior defender.
Devon Prep – Jimmy Loftus, junior goalie; Nick Bello, freshman forward.
Episcopal Academy – Johnny Cunningham, sophomore midfielder; Matt McDevitt, senior defender.
Friends’ Central – Asa Bell, junior forward; Mark Charamella, senior defender.
Harriton – Lucas Serlin, senior goalie; Alex Kades, freshman striker; Anthony Calligaro, senior defender.
Haverford High – Sean Lacey, senior midfielder; Josh Cunningham, junior midfielder.
Haverford School – Matt Mayer, senior midfielder.
Lower Merion – Ryan Tillman, junior forward; Sebastian Jenkins, junior goalie; Thomas Podrasky, sophomore midfielder.
Malvern Prep – Billy Coyle, junior forward.
Radnor – Max Barish, senior forward; Jack Miller, junior forward; Auguste Dardel, junior center back; Joe Dardel, senior left back.
Shipley – Ronan Higgins, sophomore striker; Jake Trachtenberg, senior goalie, Tate Gallagher, senior center back.
(Archbishop Carroll did not submit an All-Main Line boys’ soccer nomination ballot.)