Lenape was the dominant team in South Jersey and statewide, so it's no surprise that the Indians are heavily represented on The Inquirer's all-South Jersey first team in girls' soccer.
Four members of Lenape's 25-0 state Group 4 championship squad are first-team selections, headed by senior
, the player of the year.
Also from Lenape are senior midfielder
and two defenders, junior
Duffey had 12 goals and seven assists and picked up her game in the postseason, scoring in Lenape's final three games. She tallied the equalizer in a 2-1 state semifinal win over Brick Memorial and the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Ridge in the state Group 4 final.
Duffey will play lacrosse next year at Johns Hopkins.
Wiley was a force at stopper and a major threat on restarts. She scored six goals and added three assists before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone right before the state tournament.
Mentzer moved from the midfield to sweeper her junior year and in her two seasons there was the defensive quarterback of a two-time state champion. A member of the National Honor Society, she also has a high soccer IQ, and few players read the game as well as she does.
That is why she always seemed to be in position to make the play. Mentzer says she has not yet picked a college.
Joining Torosian at forward on the team were seniors
of Woodstown and
Malpezzi combined strength and speed to score 35 goals, which tied for the South Jersey lead. She also had 14 assists and finished with a school record of 70 career goals, along with 33 assists. Malpezzi hasn't made a college decision.
Grace injured a knee ligament during the 2007 state tournament, but vowed to come back and did so in a big way. She scored 27 goals and added 15 assists despite being tightly marked most of the time.
Grace has not made a college decision; she is considering Holy Family, Widener, Rowan, Rutgers-Camden, and La Salle.
Joining Lenape's Duffey in the midfield are Gloucester Catholic junior
and Holy Spirit senior
Chelsea Duffy is among the top players in South Jersey's junior class. She is among the area's fastest players with the ball and is adept at taking on defenders. Duffy scored 18 goals and has already drawn a good deal of college interest.
Carpenter had 17 goals and nine assists this season. Five goals were game-winners. She spent her first two years at Our Lady of Mercy Academy before transferring to Holy Spirit as a junior. Carpenter ended with 59 career goals.
She will attend West Virginia on a soccer scholarship.
Rounding out the team are three seniors who have won Division I scholarships: senior defenders
of Moorestown and
of Bishop Eustace, and senior goalie
of Bishop Eustace.
After missing last season with a knee injury, Davis came back strong. She helped Moorestown win an 11th consecutive conference title, and anchored a defense that recorded nine shutouts. Along with her sister, Sam, Alex will compete next season for Towson.
Logue is the lone repeat first-team selection from last year. Although she played in the back, she was instrumental in Eustace's attack with nine goals and five assists for the Non-Public B state champions. Logue is headed to Wake Forest.
Keane not only was exceptional in goal, but also displayed a strong foot on kicks. This season, she recorded 12 shutouts, ending with a 1-0 overtime win over Villa Walsh Academy in the state Non-Public B final.
Next season, she will take her talents to West Virginia.
All-South Jersey Girls' Soccer
Player School Class
Natalia Torosian Lenape Senior
Chelsea Grace Palmyra Senior
Tori Malpezzi Woodstown Senior
Chelsea Duffy Gloucester Catholic Junior
Katie Duffey Lenape Senior
Stephanie Carpenter Holy Spirit Senior
Carolyn Wiley Lenape Junior
Kali Mentzer Lenape Senior.
Jackie Logue Bishop Eustace Senior
Alex Davis Moorestown Senior
Sara Keane Bishop Eustace Senior
Player School Class
Nicolette DeLaurentis Gloucester Catholic Senior
Devan Doyle Gateway Senior
Kiera Hines Deptford Senior
Katie Lindacher Egg Harbor Township Junior
Katie Harris Seneca Senior
Chelsea Cannon Lenape Junior
Shea Levi Williamstown Sophomore
Megan Rooney Haddon Heights Junior
Paige Maloney Gloucester Catholic Junior
Cara Magee West Deptford Junior
Sarah Zeman Lenape Senior
- Marc Narducci