The perenially strong Main Line high school girls’ soccer scene featured many notable teams this fall.
Episcopal Academy (17-4, 10-2) won the Inter-Ac title, with Baldwin (13-5-2, 8-3-1) in second place, its highest-ever Inter-Ac finish.
In the Central League, strong teams included Conestoga (13-4-2, 10-1), Lower Merion (12-5), Haverford (12-5-3) and Harriton (10-7-1).
In the Friends’ School League, Shipley (10-5-2) advanced to the FSL championship finals. Barrack Hebrew Academy (13-2-1) won the Tri-County League championship.
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 for the All-Main Line teams — but follows the priority of coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2017 All-Main Line high school girls’ soccer teams:
Carly McIntosh, Baldwin School- Senior defender and co-captain was a first team All-Inter-Ac selection. Noted for her intelligent play, skillful passing, strong tackling and fine performance in the air challenging 50/50s.
Gia Vicari, Baldwin School – Junior forward, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection for the second year in a row, is the Polar Bears’ all-time leading scorer (56 goals). Tallied 19 goals and dished out eight assists this fall. Verbally commited to Georgetown University.
Talia Koltun-Fromm, Barrack Hebrew Academy – Senior midfielder and tri-captain led the Cougars to a Tri-County League title, dishing out 15 assists and scoring 13 goals. Noted for her fine speed, she also was a strong defensive player.
Hannah Morgan, Conestoga – Senior center back and captain was, Central League MVP, PSCA All-State, United Soccer Coaches All-Region, and USC All-American. Was leader of a defense that posted 12 shutouts this year. Is playing for Providence College next fall.
Caitlin Donovan, Conestoga – Sophomore forward, a first team All-Central League selection for the second year in a row, was the Pioneers’ leading scorer (12 goals, four assists), with game-winners against Un-ionville, Penncrest and Haverford. Verbally committed to La Salle.
Olivia Dirks, Episcopal Academy – Junior forward, a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, was a fine all-around player and productive scorer (16 goals, eight assists) for the Inter-Ac champions. Many of the Penn State lacrosse commit’s goals came at key moments in big victories.
Anna Salvucci, Episcopal Academy – Junior midfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, was a productive scorer (seven goals, 12 assists) for the Inter-Ac champions – many of her scores came in cru-cial league victories. Verbally committed to University of South Carolina for soccer.
Raina Kuzemka, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore midfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, scored 11 goals and dished out eight assists for the Inter-Ac champions. Noted for her passing ability from deep in midfield, she scored many of her goals in key Inter-Ac contests.
Emily Lorry, Friends’ Central – Senior center midfielder/forward, a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection, was the driving force of the Phoenix offense (10 goals, three assists), rotating between center mid and forward. Noted for her skill in creating chances, she will play at Connecticut College next fall.
Morgan Rees, Harriton – Senior midfielder, the Central League MVP runner-up, scored 23 goals and dished out a half-dozen assists. An All-State selection and a Drexel University commit, she broke school records for most goals scored in both a season and career, and for most points in both a season and career.
Reilly Short, Harriton – Junior defender, the Rams’ Defensive Player of the Year and a second team All-Central League selection, skillfully controlled the defensive third for Harriton. Noted for her proficiency at reading and anticipating the play and strong tackling skills, she also made solid offensive contributions.
Annalena O’Reilly, Haverford High – Junior midfielder/forward, a first team All-Central League and All-Delco selection, and the Fords’ MVP, scored 15 goals and is noted for her versatility, speed, skill and excellence in the air. She controlled the middle when playing midfield and was dangerous when attacking goal.
Cece Peden, Haverford High – Senior midfielder and captain, a second team All-Delco and second team All-Central League selection, was dangerous on attack and a solid holding midfielder when needed. Came back from a year-long ACL injury, and was considered an ultimate team player.
Lilly Elman, Lower Merion – Junior forward was a key offensive force for a strong (12-5) Aces squad, tallying 11 goals and eight assists, many of them game-deciders in crucial Central League contests. A second team All-Central League selection, the left-footed winger took every free kick and corner for the Aces this fall.
Isabelle Kuszyk, Lower Merion – Junior midfielder was voted the Aces’ Most Valuable Player. A threeyear starter at center mid, she is noted for her skill throughout the field, and she adeptly controlled the middle of the field for a strong (12-5) Lower Merion squad.
Jenna Spray, Radnor – Junior defender, a first team All-Central League selection, started the season at outside defender but was moved to central defender and became the heart of the Red Raiders’ defense.
Grace Gordon, Shipley – Junior goalie, a first team All-Friends School League selection for the third year in a row, totaled 50 saves, many of them crucial ones to lead the Gators to the FSL championship final. Has been named captain of the Gators’ squad for next fall.
Sydney Reid, Villa Maria Academy – Senior defensive center midfielder and captain, a first team All League AACA All Star, led the Hurricanes with 10 assists, all from restarts. A fine all-around player who received the Team Leadership Award.
Academy of Notre Dame – Emma Kichula, junior defensive midfielder.
Agnes Irwin – Natalie Pansini, sophomore striker; Maria Pansini, senior striker/winger.
Archbishop Carroll – Paige Mastripolito, junior forward; Lauren Nigro, senior midfielder.
Baldwin School – Natalie Sgro, junior midfielder; Celia Page, junior midfielder.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Illana Kuba, senior defender; Sophia Shapiro, sophomore goalie.
Conestoga – Emily Wertz, junior outside midfielder; Rachel Dirico, senior center mid.
Episcopal Academy – Laila Payton, sophomore center back; Hannah Moriarty, senior goalie; Lauren Cunningham, sophomore midfielder.
Friends’ Central – Izzy MacFarlane, sophomore forward; Phebe Guenther, junior center mid.
Haverford High – Sadie Gold, senior midfield-er.
Lower Merion – Maya Masotti, freshman midfielder; Aviva Kosto, sophomore forward.
Radnor – Carolyn Eckstein, senior midfielder; Sophia Muetterties, sophomore forward.
Villa Maria Academy – Christina DiGiulio, attacking center midfielder; Sarah Goldblum, junior striker.
Academy of Notre Dame – Katie Brennan, junior right back/central defender.
Agnes Irwin – Grace Bartosh, junior defender.
Archbishop Carroll – Rachel Matey, senior forward.
Baldwin School – Rachel White, senior midfielder; Simi Bleznak, junior goalie.
Conestoga – Sydney Sloan, junior outside back; Callista Courtney, sophomore outside back; Nia Scott, junior forward.
Episcopal Academy – Maddie Loughead, junior center back; Annie Doig, senior defender; Devon Whitaker, sophomore defender.
Friends’ Central – Brynne Menen, sophomore defensive midfielder; Caroline Blackman, sophomore center mid.
Harriton – Gabriela Mazzoni, junior midfielder; Sophie Edelblut, junior midfielder.
Haverford High – Nora Janzer, senior defender; Britt Reigler, junior defender.
Lower Merion – Kaitlin Vagnoni, senior defender; Bella Peterson, junior midfielder.
Merion Mercy Academy – Natalie Coughlin, freshman forward; Kate Moran, sophomore stopper/center fullback; Caroline Sack, freshman goalie.
Radnor – Audrey Rosenblum, junior midfielder.
Villa Maria Academy – Grace McLees, sophomore defender/midfielder; Hannah Young, sophomore defender; Ryan O’Rourke, senior midfielder; Bella Carlucci, freshman striker.
- Eddie Levin contributed to this article.
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