Southeastern Pa. boys' soccer players to watch

Posted: September 07, 2012

Southeastern Pa. Boys' Soccer Players to Watch

Sam Agre, Penn Charter, Sr., defender. Anchor of a defensive unit that helped the Quakers win the Inter-Ac League title in 2010, Agre is one of the most consistent defenders in the area. Not afraid to take on the best forwards, Agre is often tasked with marking opposing teams' most dangerous players.

Connor Bradley, Haverford School, Fr., forward. Already making a splash for the Fords, Bradley scored two goals in his first game. He could be a real offensive factor this season, especially with a lot of the defensive attention on Brett Campbell.

Tyler Caffey, Council Rock South, Sr., goalkeeper. Experienced in big games, Caffey was a big part of the Golden Hawks' upset of Lower Merion in the District 1 Class AAA tournament last season. If he is solid in net again, South could contend in the Suburban One League National Conference.

Brett Campbell, Haverford School, Sr., forward. Extremely quick, both on and off the ball, the Georgetown recruit is one of the most dominant offensive players in the area. In his first three years, he has scored 63 goals, 38 of which came last season.

Andrew Gonzalez, Conestoga, Sr., defender. Gonzalez is a constant presence in the back for the Pioneers, and his unyielding defense helped Conestoga to a PIAA Class AAAA state championship and 17 shutouts last year. Not making many mistakes, Gonzalez is a challenge to beat for most forwards.

Matt Lucas, La Salle, Jr., forward. In the season opener for the defending Catholic League champs, Lucas scored two goals and added three assists in a 6-0 win. He will be exciting to watch as La Salle looks to make another postseason run.

Alec Neumann, Council Rock North, Sr., forward. Defending Suburban One National champ, North won 17 games last season. Neumann led the team in scoring with 14 goals and 20 assists. He has committed to Penn.

Colin O'Neill, Holy Ghost Prep, Sr., forward. Last season, O'Neill scored 21 goals and had 16 assists for a team that reached the Class AA state semifinals.

Thomas Schwartz, Great Valley, Sr., midfielder. One of two senior central midfielders for the Patriots, Schwartz, along with fellow cocaptain Tyler Wellener, will be vital to shutting things down and igniting the offense for a team that will be a force in the Ches-Mont League.

- Kate Harman

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