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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 SEPA, PSCA Hall of Fame coach Jim Talbot from 1987-1994. The program 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 recently won the Inter-Ac in 2017 and 2019 as well as the PAISAA Championship in 2017. Dane Harmaty was named league MVP and All-State in 2019.

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, Lafayette University, Middlebury College, the University of North Carolina, Princeton University, and Ursinus College, among others. Several of these players went on to represent their colleges or universities as captains.

Coach Brian Zalasky, a member of the English faculty and Upper School dean of students, has been part of the boys' program since 2012. Taking over the varsity program in 2016 from alumnus Joe Disalvo '96 (UNC '00), Coach Zalasky looks to continue the strong tradition of the program. He believes developing a student's character and emotional identity is vital to the student's development as a soccer player.

Coach Zalasky is a graduate of Elizabethtown College ('06) and was a member of the 2004 Commonwealth Conference championship team, which lost to Johns Hopkins University in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. After graduating, he spent two years as an assistant coach at Elizabethtown before heading north for graduate school at Dartmouth College. He has 10 years of coaching experience from U-8 players through college athletes. At SCH, Zalasky has a 27-12-5 record (70% winning percentage).


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