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High school state champions crowned in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware

Archmere Academy, Ocean City, North Penn, Boyertown, Lansdale Catholic and Camp Hill all state champions for the first time

Archmere Academy celebrate their DIAA Division 2 title on November 16, 2019
Photo by Rob Rosenbaum

Six high school teams in the Delaware Valley brought home state champion trophies for the first time in school history over the weekend.

Archmere Academy were first-time state champions in the Delaware Division 2 final on Saturday night after beating Wilmington Friends 1-0 on an own goal off a corner kick.

Ocean City won the first girls state title on Saturday and the only title for a South Jersey school this year with a 3-0 win over Ramapo. Summer Reimet had a brace and Hannah Keane had the game-winner in the Red Raiders first state title appearance.

There were four first-time champions in Pennsylvania, including two from Lansdale.

North Penn completed a 25-1 season with a 2-0 win over Central Bucks West in the Class 4A boys title in Hershey on Saturday behind a brace from Carter Houlihan. Lansdale Catholic won the Class 2A girls title 1-0 over Villa Maria on a 7th minute goal from Kellie Gillen.

Camp Hill lifted the 1A girls title and completed a perfect 25-0 season with a 2-0 win over Shady Side Academy. Shady Side beat Camp Hill in the final two years ago, but this time it was Camp Hill lifting the trophy behind first half goals from Ashley Chrencik and Julia Raich and a clean sheet from goalkeeper Kendal McCall.

Boyertown topped Conestoga in overtime 1-0 on a free kick goal from Mikayla Moyer to win the Class 4A girls title in Hershey on Friday.

There were also some repeat champions over the weekend, which included a 10th straight title for Salesianum in Delaware. The final on Saturday night wasn’t even close. Drew Blackwell and Ethan Hinds each had hat tricks in the match and William Mahoney added a goal with five minutes left to play. The title was the 16th for head coach Scott Mosier and the 19th overall for the Sallies.

Moravian Academy were state champions for the second time, winning the Class 1A boys final 4-1 after trailing in the first half in Hershey on Saturday. Austin Recinos had a brace, Gennaro Mazzella scored the game-winner from the spot and Archie Debbage also added a goal in the Bethlehem school’s first title since 2014.

Lower Dauphin won the Class 3A title for the third time and sent home Strath Haven as runners up for the second straight season. David Roth broke the 1-1 deadlock with under nine minutes left and goalkeeper Axl Grater made a pair of saves to preserve the win late. Ethan Ramirez gave Lower Dauphin the lead from the spot to open the scoring early in the second half, but Jake Cooper set up the dramatic ending when he leveled the score in the 56th minute.