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Varsity Soccer

varsity soccer at The Haverford School

 

Overview

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.

Meet the Coach

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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.

Team News

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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 >

Read More about Haverford School’s Griffin Wada is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week
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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.”

Read the story on PApreplive.com >

Read More about Haverford School, Shipley get their kicks at Talen Energy Stadium
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Micheletti, a senior captain, has established himself as a potent soccer striker for the Fords this fall, with four goals and five assists in five games. In the Fords’ recent 1-0 win against two-time defending PIAA state champion Conestoga, the Franklin & Marshall commit orchestrated the offensive side for Haverford, who had numerous chances on goal against the Pioneers. Last fall, Micheletti received All-Main Line soccer honors – as a center midfielder. Read the story on papreplive.com >

Read More about Haverford School striker Will Micheletti is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

Schedule

Colgate Camp: July 6-9
Tryouts: Aug. 19-21*
Beach Weekend: Aug. 23-25

Volunteer Opportunities

ESF Dream Camp Orientation: 9 a.m. Temple University – Monday, July 1
Haverford Play Day: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. @ The Haverford School – Sunday, July 21

*Tryouts will take from 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-3:30. After decisions are made regarding varsity, the JV players will continue to practice for single sessions on Thursday and Friday at a time to be determined by Kevin Tryon. The varsity will play a scrimmage on Thursday the 22nd and then head down the shore for team bonding. We will return on Saturday morning.

5K Run at the Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Roster

# Name Position Class
5 M.J. Atkins Defender 2020
30 William Boyes Goaltender 2020
16 Kieran Bradley Midfielder 2021
4 Trent Davis Midfielder 2021
42 Carson De Marco Defender 2020
15 Robert Driscoll Midfielder 2020
2 Damian Ferraro Midfielder 2022
8 Zion Georges Midfielder 2022
44 Mitchell Hark Midfielder 2020
23 Papi Harris Midfielder 2023
17 Andrew Hubschmidt Defender 2020
14 Andrew Johnson Defender 2022
26 William Kendall Midfielder 2022
18 Jack Kirkpatrick Defender 2020
39 Sam Kohl Defender 2022
11 Asher Laackman Midfielder 2022
0 Drew Loughnane Goaltender 2021
10 Luke Macaione Midfielder 2020
32 Brennan McBride Defender 2020
6 Drew Paradis Midfielder 2020
28 Joe Pariano Midfielder 2023
21 Matt Pressler Midfielder 2022
1 Bernard Rogers Striker 2021
24 Jack Schrotberger Striker 2020
7 Zach Seaman Striker 2021
22 Charlie Sommer Midfielder 2020
12 Will Springer Defender 2020
99 Avery Stamps Goaltender 2020
25 Sam Tryon Midfielder 2022
3 Curtis Weh Defense 2021

Results

Record

  • Varsity Soccer
    Record: 3-3

Results

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Conestoga HS
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Conestoga High School
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Field 11, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
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United Sports Training Center
Win 4-1
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Bus drop off is at 2807 Midvale Avenue Philadelphia 19129, Germantown Friends' School
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Germantown Friends' School
Win 3-1
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Shipley School
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Baldwin School
Fords were ahead 2-0 with 11 mins remaining in the first half when the game was suspended due to weather.
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Archbishop Curley HS
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Memorial Field - The Haverford School
Win 2-1 (OT)
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Episcopal Academy
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Episcopal Academy
Win 4-1

2018 Season Recap

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
Individual accomplishments: 
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

Collegiate Athletes

Haverford School graduates have gone on to play at several premier institutions. Collegiate athletes from the past five graduating classes are:

2017:
Josh Ridenhour-Skidmore

2016:
Conor Bradley-Villanova
Shane Bradley-Villanova
Connor Gregory-Brown
Jimmy Tricolli-Emory
Jerry Karalis-Colgate
Senan Farrelly-Notre Dame
Alec Haas-Wesleyan
Grant Yu-Pomona

2014:
Sander Yu-Drexel

2013:
Carlo DeMarco-UMass
Brett Campbell-Georgetown
Danny Rubenstein-Wesleyan
Sam Bowen-Randolph Macon

Photos

For photos, check out our teams on The Haverford School's SmugMug account.

The Haverford School Soccer EA Day

Twitter

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