Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aces, Whippets share national spotlight

This is something area soccer fans will be proud of.

Aces, Whippets share national spotlight

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This is something area soccer fans will be proud of.

For the first time this season, two Southeastern Pennsylvania boys’ soccer teams are ranked nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas national rankings.

Lower Merion retained its No.8 national ranking in the latest poll. Downingtown West is two spots back at 10th. The Whippets were unranked in the previous NSCAA/Adidas poll.

Lower Merion (first) and Downingtown West (second) are also the top squads in the organization’s Region III rankings (Pennsylvania and New Jersey). Central Bucks East (seventh), Father Judge (eighth), and North Catholic (15th) are the area's other regionally ranked squads.

-- Keith Pompey

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About this blog
Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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