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Philadelphia Soccer Six players honored at banquet

Players from Philadelphia's six Division 1 soccer program, including a few Philadelphia Union Academy alums, were honored at a banquet Tuesday night.

Villanova senior midfielder Sean Sheridan
Villanova senior midfielder Sean Sheridan
Matt Ralph

Philadelphia's Division 1 soccer programs celebrated the 2015 season and handed out awards to top players, coaches and teams at a banquet on Tuesday night.

Villanova senior midfielder Sean Sheridan received the Chris Jones Player of the Year award for his standout season, edging out Temple newcomer and goals and points leader Jorge Gomez Sanchez for the honor.

Sheridan, a Levittown native, led all Wildcats in scoring with eight goals in 2015, including four that were game-winners. The All-Big East first team midfielder had one career goal going into his senior season. One of his best games of the season came in a Philly 6 derby match against Drexel in September. He scored two equalizers in the match, one off a curling free kick, to set up Villanova's dramatic 4-3 win.

Gomez Sanchez was equally impressive in his first season at Temple. The forward from Spain scored 13 goals and and had 31 total assists. His teammate Belal Mohamed, a freshman midfielder from Allentown, received the William "Bill" Wilkinson Freshman of the Year award.

Temple and Villanova were honored as co-champions.

The Philadelphia Union Academy was represented in honors for La Salle senior defender Joe Farrell, an all-star team selection and All-Rookie Team selections Zach Zandi (Midfielder, Villanova), Garrett Keys (Defender, La Salle) and Cameron Keys (Goalkeeper, La Salle).

2015 Philadelphia Soccer 6 Champions
Temple University
Villanova University

2015 Soccer 6 All-Star Team
Jorge Gomez-Sanchez, Jr., F, Temple
Joe Farrell, Sr., D, La Salle
Sean Sheridan, Sr., M, Villanova
Alec Neumann, Jr., F, Penn
Erik Alexandersson, So., M, Drexel
Padraic McCullaugh, Jr., F, Villanova
Carlos Moros Gracia, Jr., D, Temple
Andrew Connors, Sr., F, La Salle
Emmanuel Temeh, Sr., F, Saint Joseph's
Bliss Harris, Jr., D, Saint Joseph's
Will Steiner, So., GK, Villanova

Chris Jones Player of the Year
Sean Sheridan, Sr., M, Villanova

William "Bill" Wilkinson Freshman of the Year
Belal Mohamed, Fr, M, Temple

Bill Harris Coach of the Year
David MacWilliams, Temple

John McAdams Academic Player of the Year
Aaron Chen, Sr., D, Penn

2015 Philadelphia Soccer 6 Goals Leader
Jorge Gomez Sanchez, Jr., F, Temple, 13 Goals

2015 Philadelphia Soccer 6 Assists Leaders
Belal Mohamed, Fr, M, Temple, 6 Assists
Miguel Polley, R-So., M, Villanova, 6 Assists

2015 Philadelphia Soccer 6 Points Leader
Jorge Gomez Sanchez, Jr., F, Temple, 31 Points

2015 Philadelphia Soccer 6 Goals Against Average Leader
Alex Cagle, So., GK, Temple, 1.18 GAA

2015 Soccer 6 All-Rookie Team
Gavin Barger, D, Penn
Belal Mohamed, M, Temple
Zach Zandi, M, Villanova
Gideon Metrikin, M, Penn
Jacob Jordan, GK, Drexel
Garrett Keys, D, La Salle
Francisco Rodrigues da Palma, M, Drexel
Herman Doerner, M, Temple
Cameron Keys, GK, La Salle
Eddie McCusker, D, Saint Joseph's
Derek MacKinnon, F, Saint Joseph's