Spring-Ford’s Alex Marte (1) tries to spin around Owen J. Roberts’ Wyatt Scott during the PAC-10 boys lacrosse final Thursday. (Kevin
Spring-Ford's Alex Marte (1) tries to spin around Owen J. Roberts' Wyatt Scott during the PAC-10 boys lacrosse final Thursday. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)

FIRST TEAM

Shawn Dickey, Perkiomen Valley

Senior midfielder was the Vikings' stabilizing two-way presence, impressively contributing 47 goals and 17 assists on attack. Two-time PAC-10 first team selection who was voted league Most Valuable Player by the PAC-10's coaches, Dickey drove PAC-10 semifinalist Perk Valley to a 13-win season (13-7), its highest win total in more than a decade. A PAC-10 Senior Bowl participant, Dickey will continue his career at Division I UMass-Lowell.

Sam Garges, Owen J. Roberts

Junior attack ran the Wildcats' offense to great effect, netting 43 goals and 26 assists for PAC-10 runner-up OJR. Garges helped the Wildcats to a 16-6 record, a trip to the PAC-10 final and the second round of the District 1 playoffs.

Liam Hare, Spring-Ford

Sophomore defenseman was tasked with stopping opposition's top attackman, crucially helping Spring-Ford to the PAC-10 championship and second round of the District 1 playoffs. A PAC-10 first team selection, Hare hauled in 40 groundballs and scored two goals for the 19-3 Rams.

Zach Hare, Spring-Ford

Junior midfielder was a two-way standout with a dangerous outside shot, leading to a 39-goal, 4-assist season for the PAC-10 champions. A PAC-10 first team pick, Hare helped Spring-Ford to a fourth straight PAC-10 title, a trip to the District 1 playoffs and 19-3 season.

Alex Marte, Spring-Ford


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Senior attack was the PAC-10 champion Rams most influential player on offense as he distributed 30 assists to go with 36 goals. A team captain, Marte ensured Spring-Ford didn't miss a beat in 2014, guiding it to a fourth straight PAC-10 title, trip to the District 1 playoffs and 19-3 season. Marte was selected to the PAC-10 first team and participated in the PAC-10 Senior Bowl.

Matt Messerle, Spring-Ford

Senior goalie capped his outstanding scholastic career by being between the pipes for a third straight (fourth overall) PAC-10 title for Spring-Ford. Messerle saved 66 percent of shots faced and 166 overall this season. The Mercury All-Area Player of the Year, Messerle was a PAC-10 first team choice and team captain. He will continue his career at Goucher College.

Riley Michaels, Pottsgrove

Senior midfielder did it all for the Falcons, registering 28 goals and 12 assists while winning more than 65-percent of faceoffs as the team's primary faceoff taker. A four-year starter and three-year captain who was a PAC-10 Senior Bowl participant, Michaels will continue his lacrosse career at Cabrini College.

Dave Pettine, Boyertown

Senior defenseman was an imposing force for the Bears, which qualified for the PAC-10 and District 1 playoffs during an 8-10 season. Pettine was named to the PAC-10 first team and played in the PAC-10 Senior Bowl.

Wyatt Scott, Owen J. Roberts

Senior defenseman's athleticism made him a tough opponent to shake for PAC-10 runner-up OJR. A two-time PAC-10 first team choice and football standout, Scott helped the Wildcats to a 16-6 record, a trip to the PAC-10 final and the second round of the District 1 playoffs.

Sean Tornetta, Perkiomen Valley

Senior attack was the Vikings' greatest threat on the way to recording 44 goals, 19 assists and 29 groundballs for the PAC-10 semifinalists and District 1 qualifiers. A two-team PAC-10 first team choice and two-year captain, Tornetta led PV to 13 wins (13-7 overall) its best season in at least a decade. A PAC-10 Senior Bowl participant, Tornetta will continue his career at Division I Monmouth University.

SECOND TEAM

Kevin Todd, Spring-Ford, attack

Aidan Coll, Hill School, attack

Austin Delgatto, Owen J. Roberts, attack

Eric Antich, Owen J. Roberts, midfield

John Bildstein, Pope John Paul II, midfield

Alec Orcutt, Spring-Ford, midfield

Mike Wynne, Pope John Paul II, defense

Andrew DeSana, Methacton, defense

Connor Rayfield, Hill School, defense

Justin Schwenk, Spring-Ford, short stick specialist

Nate Pennypacker, Owen J. Roberts, long stick midfielder

Christian Wood, Owen J. Roberts, goalie

HONORABLE MENTION

Boyertown: John Bennett, Cody Orff, Chris Stutzman, Brock Johnson

Hill School: Aidan Sheehan, Jake Myers

Methacton: Dom Germano, Keith White, Kyle Derrickson

Owen J. Roberts: Chris Antich, Dan Hughes, Jack Colt

Perkiomen Valley: Connor Dee, Shawn Coulter, Tim Mallon

Phoenixville: Isaac Levine, Mike Wisser

Pope John Paul II: Drew Glass, Jake Wiszumerski

Spring-Ford: Carter Gensler, Parker Hartline, Jake Hvazda, Connor Crawford

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kevin Donnelly, Spring-Ford

Thoughts that the Rams would take a step back in 2014 after the graduation of a number of top players were quickly erased as Donnelly guided Spring-Ford to a fourth straight PAC-10 championship and undefeated run through the league. The Rams' 19-3 record was one win shy of a program record and only featured losses to opponents that made their respective state finals, Inter-Ac champion Malvern Prep and District 1 champ and PIAA runner-up Avon Grove (twice).