Soccer: Miller, Bradley earn All-State nods

Strath Haven's Kristen Miller was named All-State by the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. (Times Staff / JULIA WILKINSON)

Strath Haven’s Kristen Miller was named All-State by the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. (Times Staff / JULIA WILKINSON)

Strath Haven forward Kristen Miller and Haverford School midfielder Conor Bradley were both named to the All-State teams by the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Miller, the Central League MVP, led the Panthers to a third straight league title and a sixth-place finish in the District One Tournament. The two-time All-Delco led the team with eight goals this season.

Miller is one of 26 forwards selected for the 54-player girls team. She’s joined by Conestoga defender Gillian Sencindiver.

Interestingly, there’s no representation for the Inter-Ac on the girls all-state team, including the perplexing absence of league player of the year and two-time All-Delco Meredith Manley of Episcopal Academy or Penn Charter’s Jlon Flippens, who scored 583 goals this season. (OK, just 52, but still.) Read into that what you will.

Bradley, the 2013 Daily Times Player of the Year, was the Inter-Ac player of the year this season for his four goals, six assists and commanding play in the center of the Inter-Ac champions’ midfield. He’s one of 27 midfielders honored on the All-State squad as voted on by coaches.

Bradley is the only representative of the Inter-Ac on the team. Only 10 of the 59 players selected are underclassmen, and Bradley is the only sophomore.

Two players from the Catholic League – St. Joseph’s Prep midfielder Matthew Shirey and Father Judge midfielder Joey Hansen – are on the All-State team, while the only Central League representative is Lower Merion forward Francisco Palma, the Central League MVP.

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