Presenting 2019 All-Main Line boys’ soccer teams

The Main Line high school boys’ soccer scene featured some powerful squads this fall, particularly in the Central League. Lower Merion (21-2-1) was undefeated during the regular season, and finished third in the PIAA District 1 4A tourney. Conestoga finished fourth at the District 1 4A tournament, and the Aces and Pioneers both advanced to the PIAA 4A state quarterfinals.
Other strong Main Line squads in the Central League were Harriton (11-5-2 overall, 6-3-2 Central League), Haverford (9-6-3 overall, 6-4-1 league) and Radnor (13-3-3 overall).
In the Inter-Ac, Haverford School (14-9) allowed only five goals in 10 league games, celebrated its 1,000th win in school history and advanced to the PAISAA state tournament championship final.
Shipley (11-5-2) enjoyed a strong season in the Friends’ Schools League, and Barrack Hebrew Academy (11-3-1) captured the Tri-County League tournament title.
The All-Main Line high school boys’ 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 sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2019 All-Main Line high school boys’ soccer teams:

Nate Xu, Conestoga – Senior center midfielder, a two-time first team All-Central League selection, was a fine all-around performer, scoring six goals and dishing out five assists (three goals and two assists in the playoffs), and was the team’s Pioneer Award winner.
Patrick Kelly, Conestoga – Senior center midfielder, a first team All-Central League selection, was considered the team’s best ball winner both on the ground and in the air, and did the heavy lifting in the midfield. Has committed to Scranton University.
Trevor Manion, Episcopal Academy – Senior goalkeeper, an All-Inter-Ac first team selection, posted four shutouts. Noted for his leadership, performance under pressure, and his standout reflexes. Will play soccer for Clemson.
Brendan DePillis, Episcopal Academy – Senior center back, a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, was a key performer for the Churchmen, whose defense posted six shutouts this fall. Also produced some much-needed offense (two goals, two assists, one game-winning tally).
Mikkel Anderson, Harriton – Senior striker, an all-state selection and a two-time All-Central League pick, was runnerup in the Central League MVP voting. Tallied 21 goals and dished out 12 assists, finishing his Ram creer with 43 goals and 25 assist. Will play soccer for St. Joseph’s University next fall.
Daniel Katz, Harriton – Sophomore goalie was voted first team All-Central League goalkeeper this fall. Recorded six shutouts, including a shutout in the first round of Districts against Upper Dublin. Also shutout Lower Merion in double overtime for a 0-0 tie preventing them from having a perfect record in the regular season.
Aidan Tripler, Haverford High – Senior forward/wing was third in the voting for Central League MVP, and tallied 15 goals and seven assists. A first team All-Central League selection, he led the league in assists as a junior an a completely different role.
Duncan Riegler, Haverford High – Junior center back, a first team All-Central League selection, was noted for his ability to win balls in the air, and for his fearless attacking style.
Mitchell Hark, Haverford School – Senior center back, a first team All-Delco and second team All-InterAc selection, formed the core of the Fords’ defense that allowed only nine goals in their last 16 games. Also scored three goals ad the Fords’ free kick specialist.
Luke Macaione, Haverford School – Senior center mid, a first team All-Delco and second team All-Inter-Ac pick, was considered a dynamic ball winner who had a hand in the 40 goals the Fords scored this fall, and dished out 10 assist. Will play soccer for Bowdoin College.
Asher Laackman, Haverford School – Sophomore center forward was the Fords’ leading goal scorer with nine, tallying all of them once he was moved from center mid to center forward in early October. Was a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco pick.
Will Pitonyak, Lower Merion – Junior central defender, a first team All-Central League selection, was a rock-solid performer for the Aces this fall and had a great playoff run, helping the defense maintain several shutouts. A fine all-around performer who scored five goals during the season.
Phil Monos, Lower Merion – Senior central midfielder, the Most Valuable Player of the Central League, dished out 17 assists and scored seven goals for ther Aces this fall. In addition to the Central League MVP, he was all-state, Regional All-American and All-American Nominated.
Shane Brown, Lower Merion – Junior striker was a strong offensive presence for the Aces during the season, scoring seven goals for the Central League champions. Received second team All-Central League honors.
Conor McNally, Malvern Prep – Senior midfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was considered a standout all-around player, noted for his physical presence on defense, and his ability to score key goals and consistently deliver dangerous balls in the box.
Jake Lee, Radnor – Senior center back, a first team All-Central League and All-Delco selection, led a defense that posted 11 shutouts and allowed only 14 goals in 18 games. The Raiders’ MVP and tri-captain, he also scored four goals as a center back.
Bobby Hydrisko, Radnor – Senior forward and tri-captain, a first team All-Central League and All-Delco selection, dished out nine assists and scored five goals for a strong Raider squad.
Brian McDaid, Shipley – Senior center back and second-year captain was the Gators MVP for the second year in a row and an All-Friends Schools League pick for the third year in a row. Not only led a defense that posted 22 shutouts during the past three years, but also was a solid scorer.
Jimmy Fallon, Shipley – Senior midfielder, a two-time first team All-Friends’ School League selection, was a potent scorer for the Gators, with a knack for tallying some of the most imporatnt goals in recent Shipley soccer history.

Barrack Hebrew Academy – Jordan Naim, senior midfielder; Itay Goldfarb, senior defender.
Conestoga – Matt Doble, senior defender; Elijah Brown, junior striker; Simeon Dorsey, sophomore defender.
Episcopal Academy – Jackson Tuma, senior forward; Xander Lotsis, junior defender/center back.
Friends’ Central – Jared Lonner, junior midfielder.
Harriton – Diego Toffani, senior center midfielder; Gibreel Mami, senior striker.
Haverford High – Trey Emeno, senior center back; Evan Carfrey, senior center mid.
Haverford School – Will Boyes, senior goalie; Andrew Johnson, sophomore center forward.
Lower Merion – Michael O’Gara, sophomore goalie; Reid Joseph, sophomore midfielder; Owen Downey, junior striker.
Malvern Prep – Kieran Barr, senior midfielder.
Radnor – Ben Engstrom, senior forward; Nick Lucchesi, sophomore center mid; Matt Miller, junior forward.
Shipley – Dean Maner, senior goalie; Jack McDaid, freshman striker; Umar Savinson, senior midfielder.

Barrack Hebrew Academy – Abe Wachs, senior striker/midfielder; Ben Bernstein, senior defender; Hayden Ufberg, senior goalie; Ethan Willner, senior striker.
Conestoga – Sebastian Tis, sophomore midfielder; Grant Burns, junior wing; Cael Willner, senior defender; Tyson Burling, junior wing.
Devon Prep – Christopher Walton, sophomore midfielder.
Episcopal Academy – Tristan Whitaker, sophomore midfielder/center mid.
Harriton – Reiley Kreiser, junior midfielder; Josh Millrood, junior defender; Owen Luby, senior defender.
Haverford High – Phil Udo-Inyang, junior forward/wing.
Haverford School – MJ Atkins, senior center back/center forward; Trent Davis, junior left mid.
Lower Merion – Sam Hecht, junior central defender; Sam Kao, sophomore goalie.
Malvern Prep – Christian Siaton, senior defender/forward; Jaden Vogelman, senior defender; Ethan Kogut, senior forward.
Shipley – Cameron Long, junior midfielder; Christian Dimopolous, junior midfielder; Justin Curran, sophomore striker; Henry Reed, senior striker.

(Archbishop Carroll did not submit an All-Main Line boys’ soccer nomination ballot.)

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