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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
From the Mag: Pennsylvania’s All-State soccer team

By By Christopher Parish

The Pennsylvania All-State soccer team will be unveiled in our October issue of the magazine. But if you haven't seen it yet, here's who we picked as the top players in the state.

STARTING 11
Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Brett Campbell, Haverford School, Junior, FC Delco
Led talented Haverford squad in scoring as freshman and sophomore
[F] Kelton Cheney, State College, Senior, PA Classics
Earned a call-up to Philadelphia Union reserve squad this summer
[F] Christian Kaschak, Dallastown, Senior, PA Classics
YAIAA Player of the Year led Dallastown to District 3 crown last year
[MF] Andrew Herr, Penn Manor, Senior, FC Delco
Has started in all four seasons for his high school squad
[MF] Harrison Kendall, Haverford School, Senior, FC Delco
Syracuse commit led Haverford to Inter-Ac runner-up finish last fall
[MF] Drew Klingenberg, Pine-Richland, Senior, Pittsburgh Strikers
Post-Gazette North POY has committed to Penn State
[MF] Jared Martinelli, Cumberland Valley, Senior, HMMS Eagle FC
Scored 31 goals, added 12 assists last season; pledged to Temple
[MF] Colton Storm, Cumberland Valley, Junior, HMMS Eagle FC
Star midfielder recently returned from U-17 residency program
[D] Michael Discavage, Council Rock South, Senior, FC Delco
Anchored defense that gave up more than one goal just twice
[D] Steven Machi, Upper St. Clair, Senior, Internationals
High Point pledge led Upper St. Clair to district semifinals
[GK] Zack Steffen, Malvern Prep, Junior, FC Delco
Played on USA U-14 and U-15 National Teams

OTHER TOP PLAYERS
Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Darius Madison, La Salle, Senior, Philadelphia SC
Earned NSCAA/adidas All-American honors as a junior
[F] Connor Maloney, Bishop McDevitt, Junior, PA Classics
Soccer star also handles kicking duties for football team
[F] Melvin Snoh, Malvern Prep, Senior, Penn Fusion
Named captain as a junior; earned All-Main Line Times first team
[F] Josh Turnley, Beaver, Senior, Century United
Post-Gazette West POY scored 43 goals last season
[MF] Kyle Bitterman, Hempfield, Senior, PA Classics
Fordham recruit helped Hempfield win PIAA state title last fall
[MF] Zach Pfeffer, Upper Dublin, Junior, Philadelphia Union
Former member of U-17 residency team; also played for MLS squad
[MF] Zach Shiposh, Abington Heights, Senior
FC Delco Former HS star now playing on Braunschweig U19 team in Germany
[MF] Matt Venanzi, Peters Township, Senior, Beadling SC
His 13 goals and 25 assists helped Indians win the WPIAL AAA title
[D] Shane Campbell, Dallastown, Senior, FC Delco
Played midfield last year; scored 17 goals and added eight assists
[D] Tyler Graziani, West Allegheny, Senior, Beadling FC
Defender in club, forward in HS; tallied 21 goals last season
[GK] Patrick Lestingi, Pennsbury, Senior, YMS
Temple pledge led Pennsbury to PIAA Class AAA state quarters

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Pennsylvania who were projected to suit up for their high school teams this year. The Other Top Players are comprised of high school players as well as club-only players.