St. Joseph’s Prep roster loaded with Delco kids

If you’re going to the St. Joseph’s Prep-LaSalle game Saturday night at Plymouth-Whitemarsh, keep an eye on these players, all of whom have Delco ties.

TE/DE Jimmy Mooney (Media)

TE/DE Shane Williams (Wallingford)

WR/DB Pete Barton (Drexel Hill)

WR/DB Tom Levy (Drexel Hill)

WR/DB Larry Conroy (Havertown)

TE/DE Dan Sherry (Havertown)

WR/DB Joe Fee (Havertown)

TE/LB Ryan McNulty (Havertown)

OL/DL David Tracz (Swarthmore)

FB/LB Tim Rafter (Springfield)

OL/DE Jake Strain (Springfield)

OL/DL Connor Clifton (Springfield)

QB/DB Joey Frio (Springfield)

RB/LB Nicholas Vandevere (Glen Mills)

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Matt Smith is an award-winning local sports writer for the Delaware County Times. A Delco native, Matt's covered local, pro and college sports at the Delco Times since 2006. In 2013, he won a Pennsylvania Keystone Press Award for Best Sports Coverage. He was runner up for a similar award in 2009 and also nominated 2011. Follow him on Twitter @DTMattSmith

4 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Prep roster loaded with Delco kids

  1. How much better would Springfield and Haverford High be this year if these kids stayed home?

    Certainly says something for the talent that comes out of Delco overall from this list and what’s in county.

  2. Springfield could have had EA players as well. Strain, Florio, Addona, Watkins, all Springfield residents. Combine those linemen with the ones Springfield has now… Wow.

    • Yeah, historically Springfield kids have gone to EA because it was pretty close when EA was in Lower Merion. Haverford School gets a bunch of Springfield kids too – and now that EA is in Newtown Square it is still not too far.

      Ridley and GV keep most of their talent as it is a longer commute so most of those kids stay local.

      The Prep on the other hand gets kids to commute quite a ways. And it’s not just for athletics. A lot of fathers who grew up in the city and went to he Prep and settled in the suburbs still send their kids to the Prep even if they are not athletes.

      I knew kids growing up who lived right next to Radnor and Carroll (and Carroll had a pretty good football team back then), yet their parents had them go all the way to the Prep because the father was an alum. Some were athletes, but some were not.

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