Parisi guided La Salle to a 24-3 overall mark, including Friday's 3-1 triumph over Council Rock South at Penn State.
In a state quarterfinal against District 3's Central Dauphin, the Explorers overcame a 5-3 deficit.
Against Hatboro-Horsham in the semifinals, they fought back from a 5-2 hole.
"The players refocused quickly," Parisi said. "Our guys were very resilient."
In his 26 seasons at the helm, Parisi, 55, has compiled a 411-227 record (.644 winning percentage). Win No. 400 came against archrival St. Joseph's Prep on May 3. He won Catholic League crowns in 2005, 1994, and 1988.
"This team compares very favorably to the 1988 championship team," Parisi said. "I couldn't tell you which one was better."
Parisi, set to begin his second stint as La Salle's athletic director, is assisted in baseball by ex-Frankford boss Bob Peffle, pitching coach Mike O'Connor, John Reifsnyder, and Harry Carr.
Team of the year. With apologies to La Salle, still basking in the glow of gaining District 12's first state title, Malvern Prep takes this honor.
The Friars, under third-year coach Freddy Hilliard, went 31-5 overall, 10-0 in the Inter-Academic League, and earned the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament championship. They won their league games by a combined score of 81-28.
Rookie of the year. As a switch-hitting third baseman and righthanded pitcher, freshman John Aiello helped Germantown Academy to a 20-7-1 record.
Aiello batted .348 with 27 runs, 17 RBIs, and 6 doubles. On the hill, he went 5-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 472/3 innings.
Game of the year. In a Catholic League semifinal marathon, Neumann-Goretti outlasted Monsignor Bonner, 8-7, in 14 innings at Widener University. The game lasted 4 hours, 12 minutes.
In nine innings of relief for the Saints, junior righthander John LaMotta struck out 10 and allowed four hits. Of his 95 pitches, 75 were strikes.
Best comeback. In the District 1 Class AAA final, Phoenixville totaled seven runs in the last two innings and shocked Upper Moreland, 8-7. Sophomore pinch-hitter Tom Kawchak, in his first varsity plate appearance, knocked in the decisive run.
Best hitting game. Junior catcher Jake Kennedy blasted three home runs, including a grand slam, and a double to lift Coatesville to a 14-7 win over Downingtown West in a District 1 Class AAAA playback game. He totaled seven RBIs.
Best pitching game. Kennedy's teammate, sophomore lefthander Brian Brown, struck out 16 and scattered four hits over nine innings to lead the Red Raiders to a 5-1 victory over District 3 champ Cedar Crest in the first round of states.
Most improved. Joe Sheeran, a junior shortstop for Springfield (Delco), batted .627 (32 for 51) with 19 runs and 19 RBIs.
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