ABOUT THE TEAM
The boys varsity soccer program is historically one of the strongest in the Inter-Ac League, regularly recognized as the best league in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Blue Devils, also known colloquially as the "Hillers," boast 15 Inter-Ac titles, highlighted by a run of eight in a row under Southeast PA and PA Soccer Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame coach Jim Talbot (from 1987-1994). The program again won back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000 with former LA Galaxy defender and FoxSports commentator Daniel Gargan ’01 (Georgetown '05) and Jeff Larentowicz ’01 (Atlanta United FC and Brown University '05).
The Hillers most recently won the Inter-Ac in 2017 and 2019, and the PAISAA State Championship in 2017 and 2018. During this run, the program has had two league MVPs, two Pennsylvania All-State players, three All-Southeast Pennsylvania players, and one player on the pre-season BIMBO All-American “watch list.”
Over the history of the program, SCH soccer has produced dozens of NCAA soccer players playing at colleges and universities such as Brown University, Dickinson College, Emerson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Georgetown University, Goucher College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Lafayette University, Middlebury College, the University of North Carolina, Penn State University, Princeton University, Ursinus College, Wesleyan University, and Widener University, among others. Several of these players went on to represent their colleges or universities as captains.
Coach Brian Zalasky, a member of the SCH English faculty, has been part of the boys' program since 2012. Taking over the varsity program in 2016 from alumnus Joe Disalvo '96 (University of North Carolina '00), coach Zalasky looks to continue the strong tradition of the program by developing a student's character and emotional identity, which he believes is vital to the student's development as a person and soccer player.
Coach Zalasky is a 2006 graduate of Elizabethtown College and was a member of the 2004 Commonwealth Conference championship team that competed in the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament. After receiving his undergraduate degree in English, he spent two years as an assistant coach at Elizabethtown before heading to Dartmouth College to earn a master’s degree. He has over a decade of coaching experience, from U-8 players through college athletes, and is currently pursuing his United Soccer Coaches Diplomas. At SCH, Zalasky has a 81-42-13 record, up to and including the 2022 season.