In addition to Player of the Year Moira Putsch of the Academy of Notre Dame, the rest of the All-Delco team includes:
Grace Boston, Forward, Cardinal O'Hara: The senior forward capped her brilliant Lions career with her third straight All-Delco and Catholic League MVP nod after a season when she racked up career-bests in goals (33), assists (25) and points (58). The Boston University recruit recorded points in 17 of 22 games and helped the Lions claim their first Catholic League title since 2004 and a District 12 title. Boston, who recorded a hat trick in the Catholic League semifinals against Archbishop Wood, finished her career with 100 goals, the last coming in a five-goal outburst in the District 12 title game. That mark was good enough for second-best in Delco history.
Marissa Cicione, Forward, Cardinal O'Hara: One of the most explosive players in Delco, Cicione claimed her second-straight All-Delco and All-Catholic League selections via a 35-goal, nine-assist season. Cicione had seven hat tricks and 10 games of two or more goals to guide O'Hara to Catholic League and District 12 championships. She netted a hat trick in a Catholic League semifinal rout of Archbishop Wood and had four-goal games against Lansdale Catholic and Bonner-Prendergast. The Stanford commit finished with 96 career goals, the third-highest total in county history.
Margaux Paolino, Forward, Episcopal Academy: The sophomore blossomed in her first season as the Churchwomen's No. 1 scorer to earn all-Inter-Ac honors for the second straight year and her first All-Delco nod. Paolino scored 24 times and dished out 12 assists and recorded a point in all but four games to help EA finish second in the Inter-Ac. Her two goals in a 3-2 win over the Hill School in the PAISAA tournament semifinals guided EA to its third straight championship game appearance.
Sophia Tornetta, Forward, Agnes Irwin: The biggest reason behind the Owls' tremendous 18-4-1 season, Tornetta snared all-Inter-Ac honors to go with her first All-Delco selection in a season when she netted 33 goals to go with 25 assists. Tornetta displayed phenomenal consistency, tallying at least one point in 20 of 23 games and had three games of five or more points, including a 7-spot in a 9-0 rout of Upper Darby. The junior has committed to the admissions process at Princeton.
Alex Bonser, Midfield, Strath Haven: A rookie All-Delco who also garnered all-Central League honors, Bonser took the reins for the Panthers, ably filled All-Delco Jess Borbee's shoes and led Strath Haven to the second round of the District One tournament, a game in which she recorded an assist. She scored nine times, including overtime winners against Lower Merion and Radnor, dished out seven assists and was one of Delco's best defensive midfielders. She has decided to play for Division III Dickinson College.
Jessika Daniels, Midfield, Garnet Valley: The junior blossomed in her first year as a center-mid after taking over for two-time All-Delco Eleanor Kirby and was a consistent force for the Central League runnerup Jaguars. Daniels scored four goals, three of them game-winners, to go with nine assists. Daniels was as good a defensive presence as any out of the midfield, helping Garnet Valley surrender only 28 goals. It was her picturesque assist on Molly Savage's goal that helped the Jaguars knot their district game with Avon Grove before winning in overtime. The Temple verbal commit was also an all-Central League choice.
Christy Palazzese, Midfield, Episcopal Academy: There really wasn't much that the junior Duke verbal commit couldn't do for the Churchwomen. Palazzese rarely came off the field for EA and was a force all over the field, which helped her get an all-Inter-Ac nod to go with her first All-Delco selection. She set up teammate Lexie Curry's overtime goal to hand rival Notre Dame its lone loss of the season. Palazzese started the season with points in her first eight games and had a major hand in helping EA run up its 19-2-1 mark.
"We asked her to do so much, especially defensively after (defender) Maddie Bacskai got hurt (with a torn ACL),' coach Gina Buggy said of Palazzese, who had seven goals and nine assists. "She does everything for us.'
Julianna Tornetta, Midfield, Agnes Irwin: Putsch was the first player in Delco history to make All-Delco all four years, but if the younger Tornetta's freshman year was any indicator, it won't be long before Putsch has company. The youngest of the three Tornetta sisters to play at AIS, the all-Inter-Ac pick and rookie All-Delco racked up 22 goals and 18 assists while asserting herself as an elite force all over the field. It was her goal on EA-AIS day that denied the Churchwomen a share of the Inter-Ac title and her two-point performance helped the Owls upend Catholic League champion Cardinal O'Hara.
Becca Zamojcin, Defense, Archbishop Carroll: Players don't get much more cerebral than the Patriots' defensive stalwart. A senior All-Catholic choice making her first appearance on the All-Delco team, Zamojcin was the backbone of a defense that allowed all of 28 goals, played in the Catholic League title game for the fourth straight year and advanced to the second round of the PIAA Class AA tournament. The Virginia commit added two goals and eight assists and routinely shut down teams' top scorers.
Kirsten Mansfield, Defense, Notre Dame: The future Northwestern Wildcat was a rock defensively for one-loss Irish and was the driving force behind a defense that ceded all of 19 goals all season and allowed a paltry 3.3 shots on goal per game. She got the season started with a bang by scoring the game-winner against rival Villa Maria. A junior All-Inter-Ac choice and a rookie All-Delco, Mansfield also chipped in offensively as a corner inserter, which helped her rack up eight goals and four assists.
Gianna Pileggi, Goalie, Episcopal Academy: A senior and third-year starter in the EA cage, the Player of the Year runner-up collected another All-Inter-Ac nod and her second straight All-Delco selection on the strength of an 11-shutout campaign. Her save percentage hovered in the mid 90s all year before settling in at a sterling 89.1 percent, besting her junior year mark of 87.4, with only 15 goals allowed on 138 shots. Pileggi was at her best when she got the most work, posting a 92.2 percent save percentage in games when she faced 10 or more shots, and her consistency helped the Churchwomen finish second in the Inter-Ac and make it to the PAISAA championship game.