Strath Haven’s Nate Engleka, left, heads the ball into the goal despite Rustin’s Matt Smith defensive efforts earlier this season.
Strath Haven's Nate Engleka, left, heads the ball into the goal despite Rustin's Matt Smith defensive efforts earlier this season. (Julia Wilkinson)

In addition to Player of the Year Conor Bradley, the rest of the All-Delco team includes:

Pat O'Neill, Ridley: The senior goalkeeper was among the top shot-stoppers in the Central League and one of the big reasons behind the Green Raiders' first playoff win since 1976. He made eight saves in the first-round upset of North Penn in the district tournament, leading his team to a 5-4 win in penalty kicks after the game's first 110 minutes finished knotted up at 1. O'Neill surrendered just 12 goals all season and produced some stellar solo efforts, such as the 13-save, overtime win against Norristown early in the season and a stretch of four straight double-digit-save outings midseason that included wins over Penncrest and Radnor, a draw with Garnet Valley and an overtime loss to Harriton.

Haverford School sophomore Connor Gregory moves the ball against Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Evan Wilson chases.
Haverford School sophomore Connor Gregory moves the ball against Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Evan Wilson chases. (Pete Bannan)

Shane Bradley, Haverford School: The twin brother of the player of the year, Shane was one of the central defenders that helped the Fords allow a mere five goals in 10 Inter-Ac games en route to repeating as league champions. The Haverford School defense allowed more than one goal in a game just three times all season and never allowed multiple goals in a league game, keeping five clean sheets in Inter-Ac play and 10 overall. Offensively, Bradley contributed two goals and was a constant aerial threat on set pieces. Just a sophomore, Bradley also chipped in with two assists.

Andrew Lundstrom, Radnor: The senior defender was one of the few returnees on an inexperienced squad that nonetheless finished fourth in the Central League and returned to the District One Class AAA tournament. Lundstrom scored once this season, the only goal in a 1-1 draw with Plymouth Whitemarsh in early September. He was most noticeable on the other end of the field, though, at the center of a Raiders defense that allowed 13 goals in 18 games and kept eight clean sheets.

Central Bucks West’s Kyle Schechter, right, collides with Ridley’s Andrew Kelly as they battle for a ball during a game this season.
Central Bucks West's Kyle Schechter, right, collides with Ridley's Andrew Kelly as they battle for a ball during a game this season. (Mark C Psoras)
Against a much taller Central Bucks West team in the District One opener, Lundstom was one of Radnor's standouts for his ability to win aerial battles.

Nyakeh Kamara, Penn Wood: The senior midfielder first emerged a season ago as one of the main playmakers behind All-Delco Elijah Ema's 31-goal season, but Kamara was able to make a name for himself this season. He was tied with John Mansary for the team lead in goals with 16, and Kamara chipped in 20 assists from the engine room of midfield, many of them to Mansary. For his efforts, Kamara was named the Del Val MVP by league coaches for leading his Patriots to a share of the league title.

Strath Haven forward Sean Myers makes a leaping kick during a game against Garnet Valley.
Strath Haven forward Sean Myers makes a leaping kick during a game against Garnet Valley. (Julia Wilkinson)

John Schwien, Garnet Valley: The senior midfielder recovered from a season-ending knee injury last fall to become one of the Central League's most influential playmakers. He led the Jaguars with five goals, including two in the early-season, 3-2, win over Sun Valley, and a crucial goal in a 3-2 win over Springfield. He turned into more of a provider as the season wore on as the Jaguars came close to securing a playoff berth.

Andrew Kelly, Ridley: The senior central midfielder was at the forefront of the Green Raiders' resurgence this year, providing a play-making influence going forward and ball-winning ability in defense. He was tied for second on the team with six goals, but he had a hand in many more, directly and indirectly, with his ability to deliver set pieces. It was Kelly's throw-in against North Penn that led to Tim Rudy's opening goal, and Kelly also converted a penalty kick in the shootout to ensure his Green Raiders advanced in the District One Class AAA playoffs.

Brett Hollenback, Sun Valley: The senior midfielder helped lead the Vanguards to their first playoff berth since 2005 with a team-high 11 goals, including the only marker in the team's 4-1 loss in the District One Class AAA opener against Bensalem. Hollenback chipped in six assists. The All-Ches-Mont selection had a flair for the dramatic by having a hand in five game-winning goals. He scored three, including the overtime game-winner against Oxford, and assisted on two others.

Nate Engleka, Strath Haven: The senior midfielder finished the season with the team lead in goals with nine, including a tally in the District One Class AAA first-round, 3-2 loss to West Chester Rustin. He came up with big goals time and again, like the overtime game-winner against Garnet Valley and the only goal of a 1-0 win over Ridley in September. He also recorded a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Norristown and the only goal of a 1-1 draw with Harriton that helped the Panthers solidify third place in the Central League. Also a baseball standout, Engleka also chipped in two assists this season.

Evan Needs, Christian Academy: The junior forward and two-time All-Delco didn't quite duplicate his prolific numbers from last season, but on a TCA team that went undefeated in the Tri-State Christian Conference regular season, he had the luxury of being more deferential. He still found the back of the net an impressive 26 times, the most in Delco this season, and added seven assists. He recorded nine multi-goal games, including four hat tricks, one of which came in a 4-0 win over PIAA opposition Academy Park. Needs also scored the only two goals in TCA's semifinal loss to Pilgrim Academy in the Tri-State Christian Conference tournament.

Connor Gregory, Haverford School: The beneficiary of a prolific midfield, the sophomore striker inherited the role of primary striking threat in his first year leading the forward line. Gregory scored 23 goals and added four assists, accounting for 41 percent of the Fords' goals. He averaged a goal per game in the Fords' 10 Inter-Ac contests, including recording braces against Malvern Prep (twice), Episcopal Academy and Penn Charter. After a two-game losing streak to start the season, Gregory accounted for seven goals in the Fords' next four games, all wins, to jumpstart the season.

Sean Myers, Strath Haven: The senior forward had some of the biggest goals of the season for the Panthers, who made another trip to the District One Class AAA Tournament. He scored eight times, including the overtime game-winners against Springfield and Penncrest that were vital in earning the Panthers third place in the Central League. Myers also added three assists on the season, including one in the District One tournament ouster to Rustin.