Lower Merion Soccer Alumni Association

Lower Merion Alumni Association  

After several years of planning & discussion, the Lower Merion Boy’s Soccer Hall of Fame became a reality in the spring of 2006. A special committee was formed to develop criteria, and categories, for induction.

Click on each Inductee's picture for his bio.

*Bio information is accurate at time of induction.

 Harold "Hap" Helveston

Coach

Inducted November 2006 

The founder of the Lower Merion High School Boy’s Soccer Program

Robert W. Robinson

Coach

Inducted November 2006 

The longest tenured head varsity coach in the history of Lower Merion soccer

Bob Davidson

Coach

Player

Inducted November 2006 

In his 14 year tenure at the varsity level, the Aces qualified for the State Playoffs 5 times, and the District Playoffs every year but one.

Jeffrey Rhodes

 

Player

Inducted November 2006

In the annual game between the Philadelphia All-Scholastic Team and the New York All-Scholastic Team, held at Randall’s Island Stadium in New York, Jeffrey was honored as the game’s Most Valuable Player

Steve Davidson

Player

Inducted November 2006

Steve's  boy’s varsity scoring records at LM of most career goals (64), and most goals in a single season (31) still stand today.

Drew Misher

 Player

Inducted November 2006

Drew's biggest goal was the State Championship game winner in overtime against Fox Chapel, his final game in an Ace’s uniform.

Jason DiLullo

Player

Inducted November 2006 

Jason still holds the school record of 17 shutouts in a single season

William Kohler

Player

Inducted November 2006

Will was named to the NSCAA High School All-America team two years, being only one of two Lower Merion players ever to achieve this honor.

Tom Farr

Coach and Player

Inducted January 2007

Tom has been involved in soccer at both the State and National Levels.

Robert Hill

Coach

Inducted January 2007 

Robert's total record at Lower Merion to 231-55-48, and to this day, he remains the winningest boy’s soccer coach in the history of the school.

Jon Hanks

Player

Inducted January 2008

Jon was the very first freshman who played boy’s varsity soccer at Lower Merion High School, and was a 4 year starter from 1991 thru 1994.

Doug Brown

Player

Inducted January 2009

After Lower Merion, Doug was a 4-year varsity starter at center midfield for Moravian College’s men’s soccer team.

John Wynn

Player

Inducted January 2009 

In 1968, John started the first junior boy’s club soccer team in Lower Merion, and in 1972 did the same for the girls.

Chris Schreiner

Coach and Player 

Inducted January 2010

Chris still holds the LM school records for most games played in a career, 81, and most playoff games played in a career, 24.

David Urban

 

Player

Inducted January 2010

David was instrumental in many wins as he was the team’s designated penalty kicker.

Walter “Bud” Lownes

Player

Inducted January 2011

Bud still shares the LM’s boy’s soccer school record for most goals scored in a single game (still standing after 68 years), when he tallied 6 goals in one game during his senior season.

 

1987 State Championship Team

Inducted January 2012

Team of 1968

Inducted September 2013

James Billington
Class of 1946

Inducted September 2014

James Billington played 3 years of varsity soccer for Lower Merion as their starting goalkeeper. During those years the Aces won their league championship all 3 seasons. Their record during that span was 38-6-5, with a 3-year goals against average of .87 per game.

Jim Koch 

Class of 1979

Inducted September 2015

Drew Kotler
Class of 2007

Inducted September 2016