Friday, October 9, 2015

Whippets finish No. 1

The Inquirer TOP 10 BOYS' SOCCER

Whippets finish No. 1


The Inquirer TOP 10


Team Record

Final Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings. Last week's rankings are in parentheses.

1. Downingtown West (1) 26-1

The PIAA Class AAA state champion Whippets are ranked third nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas rankings.

2. Neshaminy (2) 16-7-2

Once considered underachievers, the Redskins came one victory shy of advancing to the Class AAA state final.

3. Lower Merion (3) 18-3-1

Two of the Aces’ setbacks came in penalty-kick losses  to Neshaminy.

4. Central Bucks East (4) 19-5-1

The Patriots advanced all the way to the Class AAA semis.

5. North Catholic (5) 16-2-3

The Falcons are the Philadelphia Catholic League and District 12 Class AAA champions.

6. Father Judge (6) 15-3-1

The PCL Red Division champion Crusaders have won 37 games since the start of the 2007 season.

7. Strath Haven (7) 15-3-2

Quick, athletic and always attacking, the Panthers created matchup problems for opponents.

8. Pottgrove (8) 19-4

The Class AA state runner-up Falcons put Pottsgrove’s athletic department on the map. They came one victory shy of winning their school’s first non-band-competition state title.

9. Haverford School (9) 12-1-2

The Fords clinched the Inter-Ac League title. Their lone setback came in the first game of the season.

10. Pennsbury (10) 14-5-1

The Falcons were the champions of a very competitive Suburban One National Conference.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Archbishop Wood (19-2-1), Christopher Dock (17-4-3) Council Rock North (13-6-2), Holy Ghost Prep (15-3-1), West Chester Henderson (13-5).

- Keith Pompey

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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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