DLN ALL-AREA: Boys Soccer Teams & Coach of the Year

First Team
Hunter Firment, Sr., Unionville
One of the main scoring targets for the Indians, who was just as adept at setting his teammates up as well as finding the back of the net. Firment finished the season with 10 goals and 20 assists.

Joel Richmond, Jr., Church Farm
The junior was an all-state selection and was named the Player of the Year in the Bicentennial Presidents Division. Richmond had 24 goals and 11 assists, splitting his time between midfield and forward.

Chris MacMahon, Sr., West Chester Rustin
One of the most prolific scorers in the area. McMahon has registered more than 30 goals in the past two two seasons. Was the only striker from the area named to the all-state team.

Chris Donovan, Jr., Conestoga
A first-team All-Central League selection, Donovan had 15 goals and seven assists. Of course, the most important goal came in the Pioneers’ 1-0 victory in the state final.

Nick Jennings, Jr., Conestoga
Jennings, one of the captains for the Pioneers, was one of the most versatile players in the area, eventually receiving NSCAA All-American honors. He played center back, attacking and defensive midfield, while also spending time up front. He had eight goals and 11 assists.

Frankie DeRosa, Sr.,  W.C. Henderson
Part of an explosive offense, DeRosa was the fuel that made the engine go. The speedy, intelligent senior played the right ball most of the time. The first-team All-Ches-Mont selection is headed to Princeton. Had a hat trick in a district playoff win over North Penn.

Aiden McFadden, Sr. W.C. Henderson
Another part of the Henderson offense, the Notre Dame commit has a knack for scoring key goals at the right time. Scored twice in an All-American All-Star game earlier in December.

Blaise Milanek, Sr., Conestoga
One of the leaders for a stingy Conestoga defense, he was a two-time first team all-Central League pick. Milanek could also provide a little offensive punch with three goals and five assists. He will attend Lehigh in the fall.

Richie Schlentz, Sr, W.C. Henderson
Move to left back energized the Warriors. Schlentz meshed well in the back, and also had the freedom to roam and ceate havoc on the offensive end. He ended the season with eight goals and a first-team All-Ches-Mont National honor.

James Meals, Sr., Downingtown West
Meals was a tower in the nets for the Whippets. His size and athleticism made him very tough to beat. He earned first-team all-Ches-Mont honors.

Coach of the Year
David Zimmerman, Conestoga
Despite falling to Henderson in the district final, the Pioneers bounced back and captured their second state championship. The low-key Zimmerman has built Conetoga into a district and state power. “This is why we put all the hard work in,” Zimmerman said after the state final. “We have high expectations, so for us to meet them, I can’t say enough about this team.
“The first state title (in 2011) was really unexpected. It just sort of happened. This time, at our first practice, the goal was set to win the state title. In a lot of ways, this was harder, because we are not surprising anybody.”

Second Team
Billy Coyle, Malvern Prep
Zach Roberts, West Chester Henderson
Nick Bello, Devon Prep
Ryan Hannum, Oxford
Harrison Coron, Bishop Shanahan
Jake Bonnett, West Chester East
Mason Miller, Conestoga
Eric Greer, Unionville
Stash Jaron, Downingtown West
Frank Byrd, Devon Prep
Luke Wilson, Great Valley

Honorable Mention
Frank Byrd, Devon Prep; Nathan Albergo, Malvern Prep; Culllen Pina, Malvern Prep; Gabe Harms, Conestoga; Michael McCarthy, Conestoga; Bobby Bosch, West Chester Rustin; Josh Speigal, West Chester Rustin; Alex Potter, Coatesville; Dan Perkins, Avon Grove; James Tuley, Kennett; Tommy Lock, Great Valley; Austin Eveland, Kennett; Nick Brisson, Kennett; Kyle Garvey, Unionille; Jake Frank, Bishop Shanahan; Stetson Fenster, Avon Grove; Dave Reimold, Downingtown East; Cormac Dooley, West Chester East; Brady McSwain, W.C. Henderson; Diego Almanza, Octorara; Brendan Barrett, Unionville; Ryan Craig, Great Valley.

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