Friday, December 19, 2014

Whipppets, Knights atop Pompey's Super Seven

Pompey's Super Seven Here are the top seven fall teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport for the week of Dec. 1: 1. Downingtown West boys' soccer. The Class AAA state champion Whippets are ranked ninth nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas boys’ rankings. 2. North Penn football. The Knights pounded Neshaminy, 28-0, to win their first District 1 Class AAAA championship since 2005 and fourth in seven seasons. 3. Merion Mercy girls’ volleyball. The back-to-back Class AA state champion Golden Bears are ranked 21st nationally by Prepvolleyball.com. 4. North Penn boys’ cross-country. The Knights dropped one spot to 10th in the latest Harrier Super 25 national rankings. 5. Malvern Prep football. The 10-0 Friars capped their fourth undefeated season under coach Gamp Pellegrini with a 34-27 victory over St. Joe’s Prep on Thanksgiving Day. 6. Germantown Academy girls' soccer. The Inter-Ac champion Patriots are ranked 21st nationally in the NSCAA/Adidas girls’ rankings. 7. Friends’ Central girls’ tennis. The Phoenix finished the season 15-0 en route to winning their sixth Friends Schools League title in seven seasons. Under consideration: Avon Grove girls' volleyball, Conestoga girls' soccer, Merion Mercy field hockey, Neshaminy boys' soccer, Neshaminy football, Villa Maria field hockey, and West Catholic football.

Whipppets, Knights atop Pompey's Super Seven

Pompey's Super Seven
Here are the top seven fall teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport for the week of Dec. 1:
1. Downingtown West boys' soccer. The Class AAA state champion Whippets are ranked ninth nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas boys’ rankings.
2. North Penn football. The Knights pounded Neshaminy, 28-0, to win their first District 1 Class AAAA championship since 2005 and fourth in seven seasons.
3. Merion Mercy girls’ volleyball. The back-to-back Class AA state champion Golden Bears are ranked 21st nationally by Prepvolleyball.com.
4. North Penn boys’ cross-country. The Knights dropped one spot to 10th in the latest Harrier Super 25 national rankings.
5. Malvern Prep football. The 10-0 Friars capped their fourth undefeated season under coach Gamp Pellegrini with a 34-27 victory over St. Joe’s Prep on Thanksgiving Day.
6. Germantown Academy girls' soccer. The Inter-Ac champion Patriots are ranked 21st nationally in the NSCAA/Adidas girls’ rankings.
7. Friends’ Central girls’ tennis. The Phoenix finished the season 15-0 en route to winning their sixth Friends Schools League title in seven seasons.
Under consideration: Avon Grove girls' volleyball, Conestoga girls' soccer, Merion Mercy field hockey, Neshaminy boys' soccer, Neshaminy football, Villa Maria field hockey, and West Catholic football.

-- Keith Pompey

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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