More than two dozen Haverford students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities in 11 different sports. Go Fords!
- Meet the Coach
- Team News
- Season Recap
- Collegiate Athletes
The Haverford School's varsity soccer program has won four conference titles, three PAISAA State Championships, and four national rankings since 2011. In 2014, the team finished #10 in the nation. Numerous players have received all-conference, all-state, and all-region status, highlighted by back-to-back Gatorade Players of the year in 2011 and 2012. The 2014 team also won the NSCAA Ethics Award.
Dan Keefe is head coach of the varsity program. For six years, he coached under the direction of Bill Brady, whose teams won four Inter-Ac Championships and three PAISAA Championships. In his inaugural 2018-19 season, Coach Keefe's team won the Inter-Ac and was ranked as high as 10th nationally.
Keefe played soccer in Cincinnati, Ohio, and matriculated to Wake Forest University.
In addition to his work with the soccer team, Dan is an Upper School English teacher, coordinator for the Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture, and a part-time poet/writer.
By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The senior midfielder led the highly-ranked Fords’ soccer team to the Inter-Ac title this fall, and was named Inter-Ac Most Valuable Player, as well as all-state, first team All-Delco and first team All-Main Line. The University of Chicago commit is also an excellent student who is a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Off the pitch, Wada participates in the Peanut Butter and Jelly Club at Haverford School, which makes lunches for homeless shelters in Philadelphia. Read the story >
VI Former Griffin Wada earned All-State honors for Pennsylvania as League MVP. See the listing >
Congratulations to our Haverford School student-athletes who earned All-Delco honors.
By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
A few minutes after Haverford School’s 2-0 win against Shipley at Talen Energy Stadium Sunday evening, the Fords’ Nick Pippin described the feeling of scoring at the Talen venue (he tallied both goals):
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Pippin. “When I saw the ball go in the net, me first thought was a little disbelief, I’m like, ‘Did that just happen?’ I’m just very blessed that I’ve had the opportunity to come out here and give it my best.”
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- Varsity Soccer
Head coach: Daniel Keefe
Overall record: 13-4-2
League record: 6-3-1
League finish: 1st place
Team captains: Will Micheletti, Griffin Wada, Nick Pippis
Inter-Ac MVP – Griffin Wada
All-Inter-Ac First Team – Griffin Wada, Will Micheletti
All-Inter-Ac Second Team – Nick Pippis, Mitchell Hark, Luke Macaione
All-Inter-Ac Honorable Mention – Will Boyes
- Three seniors will play soccer in college
- Team was ranked as high as #12 nationally and #1 in Pennsylvania
- Claimed the Inter-Ac title with a 4-1 win over Episcopal Academy on Haverford/EA day
- Played Shipley at Talen Energy Stadium and won 2-0
- Defeated both the Hill School (2-0) and Springside Chestnut Hill (2-1), who competed for the PIASAA state championship
- Defeated Conestoga and Bishop Curley, who were both nationally ranked when the teams met
- Goals (42) were scored by 12 different players, and every member of the varsity team (27 athletes) played in multiple games
Haverford School graduates have gone on to play at several premier institutions. Collegiate athletes from the past five graduating classes are:
Senan Farrelly-Notre Dame
Sam Bowen-Randolph Macon