The Main Line high school girls’ soccer season featured a variety of strong teams this fall in the Central League, Inter-Ac and Friends’ Schools League.
Conestoga (16-3-4 overall) finished second in the Central loop, and placed third in the PIAA District One AAAA tournament. Haverford (15-4-1 overall), Harriton (9-7-1), Lower Merion (9-8-1) and Radnor (7-7-3) completed a strong Central League field from the Main Line, as the Fords and Rams qualified for the PIAA District AAAA tournament, and the Red Raiders advanced to the PIAA District AAA tourney.
Episcopal Academy (14-6-1, 9-3) finished second in the InterAc; and Baldwin School posted a program-best 17-7 record, going 10-0 in non-league games and advancing to the PAISAA state semifinals.
Shipley (10-6-1 overall) captured the Friends’ Schools League championship, and Friends’ Central posted a 6-1-1 record in the FSL. Among local AACA squads, Villa Maria Academy (11-8) enjoyed a winning season and advanced to the PIAA District One AAA tourney semifinals.
The All-Main Line high school girls’ 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 spots available to first team, second team and honorable mention — but follows the priority of coaches’ selections.
What follows are the fall 2016 All-Main Line high school girls’ soccer teams:
Bella Sorrentino, Archbishop Carroll – Senior midfielder, a first team All-Delco selection and two-time first team All-Catholic League pick, finished with 36 career goal and dished out 13 assists this fall. Signed with Temple University for soccer.
Kahlaa Cannady, Baldwin School – Senior midfielder and co-captain, a first team All-InterAc selection, was a defensive leader who helped the Polar Bears earn a school-record 11 shutouts.
Gia Vicari, Baldwin School – Sophomore forward, a first team All-InterAc selection, scored a team record 27 goals this fall. She is already the program’s all-time leading career goal scorer (37) and career points leader (88).
Hannah Morgan, Conestoga – Junior center back was runner-up for Central League MVP, was named all-state by the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association, and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association All-Region team. Was key factor in Pioneers giving up only 15 goals all season, with 10 shutouts. Has committed to play at Providence.
Caitlin Donovan, Conestoga – Freshman forward was a prolific scorer for the Pioneers, was unnanimously voted as Conestoga’s offensive Most Valuable Player, and was called by head coach Ben Wilson, “One of the best natural strikers I have ever seen.”
Molly O’Brien, Episcopal Academy – Senior forward and captain was voted the Churchwomens’ MVP, finishing with eight goals and seven assists in nine games. The Loyola University commit is on the 2016 National High School All-American Watch List.
Morgan Messner, Episcopal Academy – Junior goalie, a first team All-InterAc selection, posted seven shutouts and was first team All-Delco selection. Boston University commit is Region 1 ODP goalkeeper.
Lorna MacFarlane, Friends’ Central – Senior center mid, an all-state selection and first team All-Friends Schools League pick, was the Phoenix’s MVP. An all-around performer who scored 11 goals and dished out 11 assists in 19 games.
Filippa Graneld, Harriton – Sophomore center mid was first team All-Central League selection, and tallied 11 goals and dished out seven assists in 17 games. Considered a dynamic player and scoring threat who is able to beat players one-on-one, and is extremely skilled with the ball.
Brianna Blair, Haverford – Senior outside back, a first team All-Delco and All-Central League selection, was the Fords’ MVP, scoring six goals and helping the team earn 14 shutouts. Her long throw-ins were difficult to defend, setting up numerous scoring chances. Will continue her career at Cabrini.
Amelia Durfee, Haverford – Senior forward, a first team All-Delco and All-Central League selection, was the Fords’ offensive MVP, scoring 10 goals and dishing out six assists. Also contributed to the Fords’ sterling defensive record (14 shutouts).
Julia Utkus, Lower Merion – Senior defender and captain, was the Aces’ Most Valuable Player. A first team All-Central League pick, she was moved to center defender this fall and was the anchor and leader of the Lower Merion defense.
Maura Holst, Radnor – Senior midfielder, a first team All-Delco and All-Central League selection, scored 11 goals in 17 games. The Fordham commit and two-time All-Delco selection’s clutch goals late in the season got them into the District One 3A tournament.
Eliza Green, Shipley – Junior center mid was Gators’ MVP, a talented all-around performer and a key force down the stretch in Shipley’s FSL title drive. A first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection, she is valued for her versatility and ability to control the midfield. Scored seven goals and dished out four assists in 17 games.
Marissa DiGenova, Villa Maria Academy – Senior striker and captain was Hurricanes’ offensive MVP, scoring 15 goals in 19 games and dishing out seven assists. A first team All-AACA selection, she will be playing soccer for Temple University next fall.
Academy of Notre Dame – Claire Nappi, senior defender.
Agnes Irwin – Annie McConnon, senior midfielder; Maria Pansini, junior midfielder; Kendall Shein, senior goalie.
Archbishop Carroll – Claire Boylan, junior goalie; Grace Gallagher, junior goalie.
Baldwin School – Natalie Sgro, sophomore midfielder; Jennifer Dietrich, senior midfielder.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Sarah Nelson, senior goalie.
Conestoga – Rachel Dirico, junior center mid; Colleen Baldwin, senior goalie.
Episcopal Academy – Lilly Shaner, senior central defender; Anna Salvucci, sophomore center midfielder; Izzy Rohr, sophomore midfielder.
Friends’ Central – Emily Lorry, junior defender/midfielder; Izzy MacFarlane, freshman defender/forward; Phebe Guenther, sophomore center mid.
Harriton – Morgan Rees, junior forward; Reilly Short, sophomore defender.
Haverford – Maddie Santoro, senior center back.
Lower Merion – Lexie Sutton, senior forward; Lily Elman, sophomore forward.
Merion Mercy Academy – Caila Olivo, senior striker; Michaela Coppinger, senior striker/midfielder.
Radnor – Allison Lanzone, senior midfielder.
Shipley – Juelle Love, senior forward; Hannah Brainsky, freshman center mid; Cami Johnson, junior center back.
Villa Maria Academy – Morgan Monteith, senior defender; Tori Kent, senior center midfielder.
Academy of Notre Dame – Brooke Spino, senior midfielder.
Agnes Irwin – Alicia O’Neil, senior midfielder.
Archbishop Carroll – Morgan Rake, senior defender; Rachel Matey, junior forward; Lara Ramirez, junior defender; Paige Mastripolito, sophomore forward.
Baldwin School – Rachel White, junior midfielder; Carly McIntosh, junior defender; Lauren Bracken, sophomore defender.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Tamar Cahana, senior striker; Shira Perloff, sophomore striker; Yasmin Stein, sophomore defender.
Conestoga – Nia Scott, sophomore forward; Madie French, senior outside mid; Jordan Roe, sophomore center back; Dana Cicchitti, senior outside back.
Friends’ Central – Ava Forman, junior forward/defender; Morgan Crowley, junior center back.
Harriton – Gabriela Mazzoni, sophomore midfielder; Juliet Milani, senior center back; Ella Milani, senior outside back; Amanda Costa, senior defender.
Lower Merion – Isabelle Kuszyk, sophomore midfielder; Lizzy D’Alonzo, senior midfielder.
Radnor – Annika DeRoos, senior defender.
Shipley – Grace Gordon, sophomore goalie; Natalia Joseph, senior forward; Liv Hamilton, freshman midfielder.
Villa Maria Academy – Audrey Fantazzia, senior defender; Christina DiGuilio, junior midfielder.
– Eddie Levin contributed to this article.
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