11/22/15: Forty-two of the best of the best Phila-area high school seniors squared off today for the 2015 PhilaFH All-Star Game. The players were selected by the coaches from 111 area teams and represented 32 teams from 14 leagues. Today, the players wore their high schools skirts for very last time.
In an evenly matched game between Teams Freedom and Liberty, the squads recorded a combined 19 shots on goal. Strong defense on both ends allowed only eight combined corners for the teams. In the end, it was Team Freedom who started each half on fire, that recorded the 3-2 win despite a late-game surge by Team Liberty.
Every player was clearly an “All-Star” and contributed to their teams’ successes. Congratulations to all of the players:
Team Freedom: Maddie Bacskai (Episcopal), Marley Berger (Springfield Township), Casey Carrigan (Archbishop Wood), Kelly Denton (Unionville), Katie Dodson (Oxford), Megan Duvernois (Gwynedd Mercy), Devon Godek (Unionville), Jennica Jonovich (Council Rock North), Marlena Koellner (Neshaminy), Gracie McClatchy (Archbishop Carroll), Kara Miles (Wissahickon), Margaux Paolino (Episcopal), Christin Pennington (Neshaminy), Ava Rosati (Gwynedd Mercy), Marguerite Salamone (Pennsbury), Tori Sherwood (Little Flower), Abigail Siana (Villa Maria), Delaney Smith (Upper Moreland), Jillian Stokes (Franklin Towne Charter), Claire Tarzia (Wissahickon), Megan Vermeil (Villa Maria) and Courtnie Williamson (Episcopal) / Coaches: Gina Buggy (Episcopal), Erin Curtis (Unionville), Daan Polders (Villa Maria)
Team Liberty: Makena Aberle (Owen J. Roberts), Maddie Aldefer (Methacton), Casey Allen (Conestoga), Ali Balmer (Christopher Dock), Robyn Clark (Harriton), Cameron Costello (New Hope Solebury), Mizuki Davis (Strath Haven), Julia Deumler (Upper Perkiomen), Lexie Dixson (Avon Grove), Chelsea Duggan (Academy of the New Church), Kallie Gray (Downingtown East), Emily Halderson (Central Bucks West), Maddie Henry (Friends Central), Tess Horan (Haverford), Cassie Hunter (Downingtown East), Claire Kraft (Spring-Ford), Emma McLaughlin (Quakertown), Rose Moore (Phoenixville), Nettie Montes (Owen J. Roberts), Sydney Rausa (Hatboro-Horsham), Julia Richards (Westtown) and Claire Webb (Downingtown East) / Coaches: Stephanie Bullock (Downingtown East), Erik Enters (Perkiomen Valley), Courtney Lepping (Central Bucks West)
Freedom 3 vs. Liberty 2
at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
Halftime: 2-1 Freedom
Megan Vermeil (21:40 / 1st half), unassisted
Christin Pennington (10:03 / 1st half), unassisted
Abigail Siana (22:30 / 2nd half), unassisted
Goalkeeper saves: 9 (Ava Rosati and Claire Tarzia combined)
Shots on goal: 9
Emily Halderson (3:10 / 1st half), unassisted
Sydney Rausa (4:27 / 2nd half), assisted by Halderson
Goalkeeper saves: 6 (Maddie Henry and Claire Kraft combined)
Shots on goal: 10
Special thanks to Christopher Dock for hosting and Dock Head Coach, Michelle Waldspurger for her assistance.
Huge shout out to Longstreth for their support of our players and programs all year and their sponsorship today.
cover/top photo: Freedom’s Courtnie Williamson backs up goalkeeper Claire Tarzia, who dives for the ball as Julia Richards gets a stick on the ball
top to bottom: Team Freedom; Team Liberty; Liberty’s Rose Moore and Freedom’s Margaux Paolino battle for the ball
photo credit: David Morgan, Stylish Images
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