The 1968 LM Boy’s Soccer Team has been the only team in the history of the LM Soccer program that has won their League Title (Central League), the District 1 Title, and the Inter-District Title (which, from 1954 thru 1972, matched the winners of District 1 against the winners of District 3, the two districts with the most success in the state at that time. This was considered the “unofficial” State Championship during those 18 years.
They won the Central League title with an undefeated record of 7 – 0 – 1 in only the 2nd year of the League’s existence (the tie coming against Marple in a 1-1 contest in their 1st Central League game). They beat Neshaminy 5-1 in the District final, defeated ELCO on corner kicks in a hard fought Inter-District game (after regulation play ended 2-2), and finished their season with a 14-1-1 record (the only blemish being a 2-0 loss to Episcopal in a non-league game). Even though they had 4 players named to the All-Central League team they had plenty of depth and talent throughout their line-up.
”We had the kind of depth for which an LM "B" Team would have been competitive with most of the rest of the league.”
“This talent and depth was a blessing for team success”
“Lower Merion soccer has always been good. In the 44 year history of the sport at Lower Merion and the 38th soccer season in a row, the booters have never finished below second place in their league, a record unmatched in any other (LM) sport.”
"The Aces had many individual stars that played important roles in the team’s success. But the factor that made Lower Merion’s soccer team stand above the rest was the ability of eleven, any eleven, individual players to blend into a cohesive working team.”