DLN ALL-AREA: First team, second team, coaches of the year

First Team
Kendall Ammerman, Jr., West Chester Rustin
Ammerman was the top target for the Golden Knights. She led the team with eight goals with one assist for 17 points. She was the runner-up for Ches-Mont American MVP honors.

Gina Peraino, Jr., Downingtown West
Part of double-pronged frontline along with Sydney Amparo, Peraino scored big goals all season for the Whippets. She notched double-digit goals for the second straight season and earned first-team All-Ches-Mont National honors.

Courtney Stevens, Sr., Great Valley
The senior was once again the main scoring source for the Patriots. She scored over 10 goals for the third straight season, and was named to the Ches-Mont American first team.

Sara Oswald, Soph., Westtown
Out went one high-scoring forward (Emily Sands), in stepped another. Oswald tied Sands’ school record with 26 goals last season to go along with seven assists. The sophomore’s scoring proficency was a large reason Westtown captured its first PAISAA championship.

Sophia Detweiler, Sr., Unionville
One of the top clutch players in the area. Four of her 10 goals were game-winners, to go along with her nine assists. The senior was the Ches-Mont American Division MVP and an all-state selection. Detweiler will attend Emerson University in the fall.

Kaliee Coonan, Sr., West Chester Henderson
The senior makes a repeat appearance on the All-Area first team as the engine for the Ches-Mont National co-champs. The prolific goal scorer was an all-state and All-Ches-Mont National first-team selection. Her play-making and scoring abilities have placed her among the top players in the area.

Lauren Albergo, Jr., West Chester East
The junior starred again for the Vikings, adding a first-team All-Area pick to her second team selection last season. She scored numerous key goals for East, and earned a first-team All-Ches-Mont National honor.

Dominique Simone, Jr., West Chester Rustin
Simone was a two-way threat for the Golden Knights. She was stellar defensively for the usually stingy group. The junior also contributed to the offense with six goals and two assists.

Hannah Morgan, Jr., Conestoga
Morgan was runner-up for the Central League MVP and named to the all-state team. Anchored a defense that allowed 15 goals all season with 10 shutouts.

Taylor Platt, Jr., Downingtown East
The defender was a danger to score out of the back. She was able to stop an attack on one end, and join it on the other.

Morgan O’Loughlin, Downingtown West
Backstopped the Whippets to a co-Ches-Mont National title. A strong positional goalie, she was a first-team All-Ches-Mont selection. “Morgan sets the tone in goal,” Downingtown West coach Mary Schanne said during the districts. “She keeps everything organized in the backfield that allowed us to keep our shape, play through the midfield which sprung our attackers that led to scoring opportunities.”

Coaches of the Year
Paul Lehman and Kevin Eppler, Westtown
The Moose completed a historic season with the school’s first PAISAA crown. They survived a loss in the Friends School League semifinal before getting on a roll. Led by scoring sensation Sara Oswald and and goalie Natalie Neumann, the Moose were strong at both ends of the field as a 10-1 margin in the state tournament attests to. “We learned how to win, how to play to win,” Lehmann said. “We were playing not to lose in the second half of the Shipley game. We let the moment of a big game overwhelm us, but it was the best thing that could have happened to us. … A young team could decide to pack it in after a loss like that. “Instead, they really came together.”

Second Team
Veronica Hineman, Unionville
Marissa DeGenova, Villa Maria
Brenna Warren, Downingtown East
Sydney Amparo, Downingtown West
Erin Garvey, Unionville
Christina DiGiulio, Villa Maria
Gabrielle White, Unionville
Lyndsey Hastings, Unionville
Ashley Chisholm, West Chester Rustin
Katie Holmes, West Chester Henderson
Natalie Neumann, Westtown

Honorable Mention
Rachel Dirico, Conestoga; Reilly Ladner, Westtown; Colleen Baldwin, Conestoga; Katie Borlie, Unionville; Nia Scott, Conestoga; Tori Kent, Villa Maria; Catherine DeRosa, West Chester Henderson; Sarah Schultz, Great Valley; Maddie Wolfe, Great Valley; Leah Lofgren, Octorara; Tara Bender, Oxford; Salem Carlow, Unionville; Alexa Conroy, Unionville; Sophie Schenk, Unionville; Anna Costello, West Chester Rustin; Anushree Godbole, West Chester Rustin; Lauren Seaman, West Chester Rustin; Genevieve Edelson, Avon Grove; Maddie Mahoney, Bishop Shanahan; Courtney Dunlop, Downingtown East; Olivia Lawton, Downingtown East; Emily Wurzel, Downingtown East; Maddie Cappellano, Downingtown West; Sammy Sipes, Downingtown West; Grace Voss, Downingtown West; Julianna Bell, West Chester East; Kate Gordon, West Chester Henderson; Olivia Parke, West Chester Henderson.

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