Traditionally a very popular fall sport at The Hill, boys’ soccer teams are fielded every year at the varsity, JV, and thirds levels, giving every boy who is interested the opportunity to play interscholastic soccer. The School’s location in suburban-Philadelphia allows Hill to compete against some of the best competition in the country, as every season’s schedule
features no less than two nationally ranked and five regionally ranked opponents. The Hill is a member of the highly competitive Mid-Atlantic Prep League, and we annually play five of the six teams of the incredibly strong Philadelphia Inter-Ac League. Other non-league matches include a pre-season trip to the Washington, DC area for two matches; several opponents from the Philadelphia Friends School League; and some of the top teams in New Jersey, including perennial national power St. Benedict’s. At the end of the season, Hill competes in the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) State Championship Tournament, comprised of that season’s 16-best independent school teams in the state.
2014 Team Carries on Recent Success
Questions about the potential success of the 2014 boys’ soccer team lingered throughout the offseason following the graduation of many starters from the historic 2013 team. Several players who had been role players in the past were asked to take on more significant roles on a team that entered the season with the proverbial bulls-eye on its back having compiled a 19-1 record during the previous year. Led by co-captains and four year players Will Blake ’15 and Mark Forrest ’15, who became the third consecutive team member to be named the All-Area Player of the Year
, the 2014 team continued the program’s recent success in finishing with a 16-3-2 record. The team also won its second-consecutive PAISAA Championship, and finished the season as Top Drawer Soccer’s second-ranked prep team
in the nation. The team’s overall record for the past four seasons stands at 67-11-4 and includes three MAPL Championships and two PAISAA Championships. Additionally, Forrest’s commitment to Lehigh University
gives the program a total of five Division I college commitments over the past two years.