Boys' Soccer

Boys' Soccer

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 Mid-Atlantic Prep League,  which also includes Blair Academy (N.J.), The Hun School (N.J.), Lawrenceville (N.J.), Mercersburg Academy (Pa.), and Peddie School (N.J.).  Non-league matches include a preseason trip to the Washington, D.C. area for two matches; several opponents from the Philadelphia Inter-Ac and Friends School leagues; 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.

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Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Chris Drowne '89 | cdrowne@thehill.org
A goalkeeper on The Hill’s undefeated 1988 squad, Chris Drowne ‘89 took over as head boys' soccer coach in 2006 after having spent 13 years as assistant to the Rev. John Bensinger. Hill sides have captured a Mid-Atlantic Prep League best 8 titles, Pennsylvania state best three titles and four runners-up, and the 2013 team finished the year ranked #1 in the nation.  Better than one-third of soccer program graduates continue their playing careers in college, five have been named All-America, and three offered professional contracts.  After The Hill, Coach Drowne earned his B.A. from Bucknell University and M.A. from Villanova University. He is the McNally Chair of History and Social Sciences. In addition to his experience at The Hill, Coach Drowne played his club soccer for the New York Athletic Club and has competed as a player or coach in Botswana, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Ireland and England. He earned his coaching license from the English FA and has served as a staff coach for a number of soccer camps.

Assistant Coaches
Matt Rudy '05 - Goalkeeper Coach
Sid Forrest
Tunde Oladipo 

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Soccer Beyond The Hill

Recent Hill graduates currently playing college soccer (including current students who have made college commitments)

Euan Forrest '19 - Lehigh University

Hale Lombard '19 - Lafayette College

Patrick Adams '18 - Lehigh University

Phillip Bell '18 - Muhlenberg College

Chris Kingston '18 - Bowdoin College

Ryan Wallace '18 - Elmira College

Greg Zimmerman '18 - Hamilton College

Toni Adewole '17 - United States Naval Academy

Jake Fetterman '17 - Washington and Jefferson College 

Mark Forrest '15 - Lehigh University (2018 team captain)
* Drafted by the Chicago Fire in the 2019 MLS Draft

Team Highlights

Team Highlights:

PAISAA State Champions
 
2013, 2014, 2016

MAPL Champions
1999, 2003, 2005, 2007,
2011, 2012, 2013, 2018

PAISAA State Runners-up
2011, 2012, 2017, 2018

Individual Accolades:

Players chosen for All-American Match
2018: Euan Forrest '19 
2016: Toni Adewole '17
2013: Colten Habecker '14

All-Area Player of the Year
2018: Euan Forrest '19 
2016: Toni Adewole '17 
2014: Mark Forrest '15 
2013: Colten Habecker '14 
2012: Wyatt Fabian '14 

Team Travel to Europe

Beginning in 2004, a select group of players have traveled to tour various European countries and compete against some of each country's finest boarding school and club teams. The trip originally included a joint team comprised of players from The Hill and Lawrenceville, but since 2011 trips have been exclusively Hill players.  Trips are taken every-other-year over Thanksgiving break and include three or four matches, tours of several historic sites, and tickets to at least one professional match.

Recent destinations:
2019 - England
2017 - England, Scotland
2015 - Spain 
2013: Ireland, Scotland, England