Archive: November, 2009
Rick O'Brien2009 All Inter-Ac Selections2009 League MVPIbraheim Campbell #5 Chestnut Hill Academy BacksCarl Walrath #2 Haverford SchoolJohn Loughery #5 Penn CharterMatt Lengel #9 Haverford SchoolBrian Ruditys #14 Episcopal AcademyBobby Hill #4 Malvern Prep Defensive BacksIbraheim Campbell #5 Chestnut Hill AcademyA.J. Jones #1 Haverford SchoolMichael Brown #9 Penn CharterBoomer Spencer #22 Malvern PrepJackson Place #2 Episcopal Academy ReceiversMick Foley #6 Penn CharterDavid Martina #11 Penn CharterJon McAllister #19 Chestnut Hill Academy LinebackersWyatt Benson #44 Haverford SchoolTom Devlin #31 Chestnut Hill AcademyChris O’Brien #10 Malvern PrepJohn Citrone #15 Germantown Academy Offensive LineStephen Aitken #60 Haverford SchoolMax Silver #65 Haverford SchoolWill Emery # 74 Chestnut Hill AcademyColin Kelly #51 Chestnut Hill AcademyJoe DiTrolio #66 Malvern Prep Defensive LineJack Moran #59 Malvern PrepSam Shea #67 Haverford SchoolJake Richards #55 Penn CharterBrendan Plunkett #88 Chestnut Hill AcademyChristian Green #55 Malvern Prep Punter/KickerP - Pat Connaghan #7 Chestnut Hill AcademyK - Mark Tiberi #17 Malvern Prep Special Recognition - These players were hurt most of their senior season, but likely would have been All League Selections Joe Nassib #24 Haverford School Jake Butts #64 Episcopal AcademyBrian Taylor #9 Episcopal Academy
Kudos to Seneca football coach Bill Fisher.
The ninth-year head man brought the Golden Eagles back from a 3-7 season last year to a South Group 3 semifinal against No. 1 seed Hammonton.
Fifth-seeded Seneca (7-2) is made up mostly of underclassmen.
Mentioned: Gloucester Catholic
The football game between Moorestown and Holy Cross, which was originally supposed to be played the day after Thanksgiving, has been moved to Friday.
Holy Cross will host the 7 pm. game.
The move came after Moorestown was eliminated last week by Timber Creek in the South Jersey Group 3 playoffs.
Tim Brett, Palmyra's soccer goaltender, was sensational Tuesday in the Panthers' 4-1 penalty kick victory over Metuchen in a state Group 1 semifinal.
The tall and rangy senior stopped 14 shots, 12 during regulation, one in the first overtime period and one penalty kick.
If Palmyra's top scorer, Ryan Butler, returns for Saturday's state championship game, the Panthers have a real shot at the school's first boys' state soccer title with him shooting goals and Brett stopping them.
That's really the only thing I can still say after Tuesday's PIAA AAA state semifinal between Father Judge and Unionville, a 2-1 double-overtime victory by Judge.
It was an instant classic and a game worthy of all the superlatives you'll hear in the coming days.
The announcer at the state group championships Sunday asked everyone to remove their hats prior to the playing of the national anthem. A few seconds of silence followed, then he said technical difficulties prevented the recording from being played.
So fans in the stands and players from Bishop Eustace and Madison on the field started to singing: "O say can you see..."
The fans and the players weren't in sync, but the rendition was beautiful, much more beautiful than a recording by anonymous musicians.
Mentioned: Bishop Eustace