Mercury All-Area Teams


Lauren Benner, Phoenixville

Senior striker shined all season on her way to 26 goals and six assists — including a four-goal outing in the first round of districts — for the PAC-10 semifinalist and District 1-AAA qualifier Phantoms. Benner’s postseason accolades include NSCAA All-East Region All-American (the area’s first since 2012), PA Soccer Coaches Association All-State team, second straight All-Area first team nod and Mercury All-Area Player of the Year as well as PAC-10 Citizen-Athlete Award for her role in organizing charity cancer fundraiser game.

Libby Frazier, Boyertown

Senior forward brought pace and purpose to the Bears’ front line and scored 12 goals while leading the team to the PAC-10 semifinals and a top 4 seed in the District 1-AAA playoffs, where they lost 1-0 in OT to eventual PIAA champion Central Bucks West. Frazier will continue her soccer career at West Chester.

Gabrielle Vagnozzi, Spring-Ford

Junior outside forward carried the torch offensively for the two-time PAC-10 champion Rams’ run to a second-straight PIAA playoff spot. Vagnozzi had 16 goals and six assists, including two goals in the PAC-10 final win over Pope John Paul II and the game-winner in the first round of states over Cumberland Valley. A St. Joseph’s recruit, Vagnozzi was selected to the Southeastern PA Soccer Coaches Association team.

Lauren Dao, Pope John Paul II

Senior midfielder brought skill and toughness to the upstart Golden Panthers, which impressively made the PAC-10 championship game for the first time and reached the District 1-AA semifinals (losing to eventual PIAA champ Villa Joseph Marie). Dao scored eight goals and will continue her career at Seton Hall University.

Junior midfielder provided protection for the Bears’ back line and was dominant in the air and on 50-50 balls for the Bears, while scoring five goals. A two-time All-Area first team choice, Garofolo helped Boyertown top the Liberty Division in the regular season and earn a top 4 seed in the District 1-AAA playoffs (ousted by eventual PIAA champ Central Bucks West, 1-0 in OT).

Cecilia Knaub, Phoenixville

Senior midfielder pulled the strings for the Frontier Division champion Phantoms with a 12-goal, 12-assist season, leading the team to the PAC-10 semifinals and District 1-AAA second round. A Penn State recruit, Knaub was selected to the PSCA All-State team and is a two-time All-Area first teamer as well as being named to the PAC-10 All-Academic team.

Emilie Kupsov, Owen J. Roberts

Junior midfielder earned her second straight All-Area first team selection with a 16-goal, 14-assist campaign while providing leadership and pinpoint free kicks and passing and for a Wildcats team that upset No. 5 seed Pennridge in districts and was a win away from a PIAA Tournament berth.

Katherine Roth, Pope John Paul II

Junior defender was a stabilizing presence as a deep-lying sweeper for the Golden Panthers, which made the PAC-10 final for the first time and made the District 1-AA semifinals (losing to eventual PIAA champ Villa Joseph Marie). With Roth’s leadership, PJP recorded seven shutouts.

Alayna Roesener, Daniel Boone

Junior defender came to soccer after playing volleyball the season before and immediately became a presence defensively and in the midfield for the Blazers with an aerial acumen that helped the team to nine clean sheets. Roesener had two goals and five assists for Boone (9-1 Berks I, 15-6), which made the Berks semifinals and District 3-AAA playoffs.

Laura Suero, Spring-Ford

Junior defender moved to center back and followed up her stellar sophomore season by leading the two-time PAC-10 champion Rams to the PIAA playoffs for a second straight season. A Penn State recruit whose ability to head the ball is second to none, Suero helped the Rams (18-5-3) to 17 shutouts in 26 games and scored the game-winner in the Rams’ district playback win over Owen J. Roberts that clinched a spot in states. A two-time All-Area first team pick, Suero was selected to the Southeastern PA Soccer Coaches Association team.

Hannah Walsh, Methacton

Senior goalkeeper was a dynamic shot-stopper in her final season with a special talent in breakaway situations. Walsh had four shutouts, most impressively a shutout of Spring-Ford in the regular season, and will continue her soccer career at Centennary College.


Dakota Graham, forward, Phoenixville

Jenny Martin, forward, Methacton

Mahogany Willis, forward, Owen J. Roberts

Mackenzie Gebhardt, midfielder, Upper Perkiomen

Kayleigh Kardos, midfielder, Daniel Boone

Talia Marano, midfielder, Pope John Paul II

Kasey Sheahan, midfielder, Boyertown

Taylor Newhart, defender, Spring-Ford

Taylor Sassaman, defender, Boyertown

Lahela Worley, defender, Phoenixville

Jenna Griggs, goalkeeper, Spring-Ford

Sarafina Valenti, goalkeeper, Boyertown



Boyertown: Meghan Criswell, Corrine Renninger

Daniel Boone: Miranda Majewski, Madison Spitko, Makenzie Witzel

Hill School: Julia Hernan, Sydney Charlton, Courtney Logar

Methacton: Cay McNichol, Taylor Rambo

Owen J. Roberts: Danika Swech, Morgan Shronk, Kylie Cahill, Anna Stuart

Perkiomen School: Eliza Kuehner

Perkiomen Valley: Erin Tinneny, Erin Paquette

Phoenixville: Kaitlyn Casiano, Sophia Kopko, Sarah Weston

Pope John Paul II: Kayla Mesaros, Reiley Cotter

Pottsgrove: Maddie Thierry

Pottstown: Jenna Endy

Spring-Ford: Gabby Kane, Brynn Hellberg, Tessa Nykanen, Amy Roth, Bri Cirino

Upper Perkiomen: Shae Duka, Aubrey Gibbs

Maria Garofolo, Boyertown

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