Here is the long-awaited first Super 7 of the 2015 campaign.
It’s been hard to figure out the top dog in the Central League. Conestoga (friendly reminder: not a Delco school) beat Radnor in a battle of unbeatens last week. Springfield and Garnet Valley, last year’s state finalist, are in a bit of rebuilding mode but should only get stronger as the season progresses.
In the Catholic League… well, that’s a no-brainer. Archbishop Carroll is still the team to beat. The Patriots earned an impressive nonleague win over Springfield last Monday.
The Inter-Ac League is a bit of question mark. Episcopal Academy came back to defeat Agnes Irwin, but EA also was upset by Notre Dame. Make no mistake, the Inter-Ac is an extremely competition conference this year.
So, we’ll try to figure it all out eventually. For now, enjoy this Super 7.
1. Radnor (5-1)
The Red Raiders take the top spot by virtue of their early-season win against Garnet Valley, but it’s by no means a runaway. Radnor will test its mettle against a good Haverford team this week.
2. Archbishop Carroll (7-0)
That win over Springfield will carry a lot of weight. Avery Murphy, an All-Delco last year, is the Patriots’ top attacker.
3. Episcopal Academy (8-2)
The Churchwomen enjoyed big wins against Agnes Irwin and Garnet Valley last week. Jane Crager, Lily Crager and Corinne Zanolli have fueled EA’s attack.
4. Agnes Irwin (9-1)
There’s no denying how good the Owls are and can be. They’re still probably kicking themselves for letting the EA game slip away, but they’ll have a shot at redemption next month.
Oh, and check out this awesome behind-the-back goal by All-Delco Hannah Keating.
5. Garnet Valley (4-3)
The Jags are still trying to find their way after losing so many great leaders from 2014’s magical run. Weather permitting, GV and Springfield clash Tuesday afternoon at Halderman Field.
6. Springfield (5-1)
7. Haverford (7-1)