Boys Lacrosse First Team
A OWEN BLYE SR D’TOWN EAST
Blye was the catalyst for the most explosive offense in the Ches-Mont League and earned All-American honors. Next year, the standout will team up with brother Justin at ACC-powerhouse Maryland.
A COLIN McGEEHIN SR MALVERN PREP
McGeehin sparkled during the Friars’ postseason run to the EPSLA finals. The senior netted 12 goals in only four playoff games. His rifle-like shot made him a scoring threat from just about anywhere on the field. He also earned All-EPSLA honors.
A CONOR STEIDLE JR MALVERN PREP
On a team loaded with talent, this junior often found himself in favorable matchups, since the defense was forced to focus on some of his teammates. Steidle took advantage of the situation and landed a spot on on the All-EPSLA first team.
A JEFF MERRILL SR GREAT VALLEY
This first-team All-State standout led the Patriots to a second-place finish in the Ches-Mont and netted an impressive 66 goals along the way. Merrill averaged nearly four points per game in his senior season and 227 for his career.
A MIKE SCHEERER SR BISHOP SHANHAN
Scheerer’s size and strength labeled him as a threat to every Ches-Mont defender. Despite drawing such attention, he consistently disrupted enemy defenses. He will take his game to the next level next season at Wagner University.
M BRENDAN BURKE SR CONESTOGA
Burke’s ability to go to the goal and find the open teammate helped him net 21 goals while handing out 15 assists. The All-State selection will be taking his considerable talents to Saint Joseph’s University next season.
M CHRIS LAYNE SR MALVERN PREP
Layne’s skill set demanded a long-pole defender, and he got one nearly every time down the field. Even so, the All-American still managed 27 goals and 25 assists. Next year, he will head down to Tobacco Road where he will put his talents on display at the University of North Carolina.
M REED PHILLIPS SR D’TOWN EAST
His speed and ability to control the Cougars’ offense from the point is exactly why Phillips is a first-team All-EPSLA performer. His speed was matched by few, and his moves to goal were rarely stopped.
M DAVID POND SR D’TOWN WEST
Pond was one of the main reasons the Whippets found themselves in the playoffs after losing 17 seniors from the 2007 team. The senior made the transition from attackman to midfielder look as smooth and seamless as one of his moves to goal.
LSM NEIL WILLIS JR MALVERN PREP
On one of the premier teams in the state, Willis could have easily been lost in the shuffle. But his rare combination of speed and strength made him the prominent long-stick midfielder in Chester County.
D MIKE BRONZINO JR CONESTOGA
Bronzino anchored the Pioneers’ defense and helped ’Stoga earn the No. 10 seed in the playoffs. His selection as an All-EPSLA performer is all the more exciting for his coach Brian Samson, who will have Bronzino’s talents for one more season.
D BILLY CONNERS JR MALVERN PREP
The Friars’ defense was staunch all year long, and even pitched a shutout in the post-season against Springfield (Delco). Much of that success can be attributed to the talents of this All-American junior.
D CHRIS CREIGHTON SR MALVERN PREP
Another Friar and another All-EPSLA standout, but what made this defender unique was his tenacity with the long pole. Creighton never shied away from contact and always had a nose for the ball.
D ALEX GANNET SR D’TOWN EAST
While the D-East offense grabbed most of the headlines, Gannett anchored the strongest defense in the Ches-Mont League. This All-American will now head to Happy Valley to continue his career at Penn State.
G ROB MOCCIA SR GREAT VALLEY
This All-American had an impressive 71 percent save percentage and stopped 254 of the 358 shots he faced. His athletic ability allowed him to make plays far removed from the goal. Next season, he will be making plays at Connecticut College.
Boys Lacrosse Second Team
A Dylan Hoff Sr Downingtown East
A Charlie Holenstein Sr Downingtown West
A Evan Cobb Sr Unionville
A Tim Golder Soph Avon Grove
M Andrew Zelinski Sr Downingtown East
M Dave Burbank Sr Great Valley
M Steve Evans Sr W.C. Henderson
M Nick Fluharty Sr Avon Grove
M Grady Stevens Jr Unionville
LSM Chris Walsh Sr Downingtown East
D Justin Hummel Sr Downingtown East
D Jon Gill Jr Unionville
D Matt Ward Sr Great Valley
D Jack Vermeil Sr W.C. Henderson
G Andrew O’Connell Soph Malvern Prep
Attack- Nick Bacci, Unionville; Matt Beigel, W.C. East; Moe Braendel, Owen J. Roberts; Ted Miller, Phoenixville; Paul Mita, Conestoga; Rob O’Brien Downingtown West; Sean O’Neill, Bishop Shanahan; Max Siskind, W.C. Henderson; Shane Sturgis, Downingtown East; Rob Waibel, Avon Grove.
Midfield- Jake Beneke, Downingtown West; B.J. Blaker, W.C. Henderson; Dan Bohan, Avon Grove; Joe Bowen, Unionville; Matt Conte, Malvern Prep; Ryan Creighton, Malvern Prep; Alex Floeck, Conestoga; Chris Ford, Bishop Shanahan; Eric Gartner, Great Valley; Bob Hill, Malvern Prep; Christian Hudzina, W.C. Rustin; Bill Latta, W.C. Henderson; Kyle Marcks, Downingtown East; Chris McCormick, W.C. East; Owen Phillips, Downingtown West; Andrew Protenic, W.C. East; Brian Rogers, Bishop Shanahan; Danny Rosato, Owen J. Roberts.
Long-Stick Midfield- Phil Cuddeback, Conestoga; Max Ferrick, Great Valley; Austin Morgan-Santangelo, Owen J. Roberts; Sean Nowell, W.C. Rustin; Chuck Schenberger, Downingtown West; Kurt Smith, W.C. East; Greg Tinkoff, Kennett.
Defense- Joe Conner, W.C. Henderson; Dan Diggin, W.C. Rustin; Josh Hochstetler, W.C. East; Matt Knight, Kennett; Joe Lisicky, Unionville; Nick McGlone, Owen J Roberts; Kevin Mill, W.C. East; Kevin Pirri, Downingtown West; Mason Poli, Downingtown East; Chris Rubin, Downingtown West; Brendan Stouber, Avon Grove; Scott Sullivan, Bishop Shanahan; Jeremy Thompson, Avon Grove.
Goalie- Pete Fox, Conestoga; Tom Hoopes, Unionville; Dustin Keen, Downingtown West; Tim Palmer, W.C. East; Luke Speers, W.C. Henderson; Mike Strathy, Downingtown West.