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.

V Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
V Boys' Soccer vs.
Landon School
Landon School Details
V Boys' Soccer vs.
St. Albans School
St. Albans School View Recap Win 3-1
V Boys' Soccer vs.
Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School Details
V Boys' Soccer vs.
Kiski School
Harry L. Price Turf Field View Recap Win 2-0
V Boys' Soccer vs.
South Kent School
Wells-Davidson '16 Soccer Pitch View Recap Loss 0-2
V Boys' Soccer vs.
St. Benedicts Prep
Sycamore Recreation Complex View Recap Loss 1-5
V Boys' Soccer vs.
Pennington
Pennington View Recap Loss 0-3
V Boys' Soccer vs.
Northwood School
USTC View Recap Win 1-0
V Boys' Soccer vs.
Westtown School
Westtown School Details CANCELLED
V Boys' Soccer vs.
Episcopal Academy
Episcopal Academy Details

JV Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
St. Benedicts Prep
St. Benedicts Prep Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
Pennington
The Hill School Far Fields Details CANCELLED
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
Episcopal Academy
Episcopal Academy Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
Haverford School
Harry L. Price Turf Field Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Harry L. Price Turf Field Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
Perkiomen
Perkiomen School Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
Peddie
The Hill School Far Fields Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
Malvern Prep
Harry L. Price Turf Field Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
The Hun School of Princeton
The Hun School of Princeton Details
JV Boys' Soccer vs.
George School
The Hill School Far Fields Details

3rds Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
St. Benedicts Prep
St. Benedicts Prep Details CANCELLED
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Pennington
The Hill School Far Fields Details CANCELLED
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Perkiomen School
The Hill School Far Fields Details Tie 2-2
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Episcopal Academy
Episcopal Academy Details CANCELLED
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Malvern Prep
Malvern Prep Details
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Haverford School
The Hill School Far Fields Details
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Westtown School
The Hill School Far Fields Details
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Peddie
The Hill School Far Fields Details
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
Upland Country Day
Upland Country Day Details
3rds Boys' Soccer vs.
The Hun School of Princeton
The Hun School of Princeton Details CANCELLED

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.

Associate Head Coach Sid Forrest
Sid is the father of three Hill captains (Jamie ’13, Mark ‘15, and Euan ’19) and a former national level player and coach in England.  Locally, Sid coaches in the Lehigh Valley United program with LVU's 2019 national champion U19 squad.  As well, Sid was a Physics Professor and Deputy Headmaster before recently retiring as Global Human Resources Director of Enersys.

Assistant Coach Tunde Oladipo
Tunde joined the boys’ soccer coaching staff in 2018.  A first-team All-Conference selection at Pottstown High School, Tunde was a midfielder for Division II East Stroudsburg University.  He brings his recent college playing savvy and passion, often jumping in drills.  Tunde also coaches in Hill's track and field program.

Goalkeeper Coach Ross Lomire '15 
In his two seasons between the sticks at Hill, Ross was a member of one league and two state title sides, serving as starting keeper on the 2014 PAISAA championship squad.  

 

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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 '19Lehigh University

Hale Lombard '19Lafayette 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 - Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL)
* Team captain and All-American at Lehigh University 
* 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 

News

Four Hill Boys' Soccer Players Win Club National Title

Patrick Adams ’18, Zach Barrett ’20, Euan Forrest ’19, and Hale Lombard ’19 all are members of the winning Lehigh Valley United 19U side; Adams and Forrest directly contributed to the match-winning goal.