Trio from Conestoga High School Helps Drexel’s Soccer Team Kicks Things Up a Notch

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Image via Jose Moreno, Philadelphia Inquirer.
From left: Luke Smith, Michael McCarthy, and Chris Donovan.

A trio of Conestoga High School graduates who helped lead the Pioneers to a pair of state soccer championships has reunited as members of the Drexel University men’s soccer team, writes Ariel Simpson for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Chris Donovan, Michael McCarthy, and Luke Smith all used to call Teamer Field their home turf. Donovan, a forward, and McCarthy, a defender, have known each other longer and have been playing together since they were 10.

Smith, two years younger, joined the pair on Conestoga’s state championship teams in 2016 and 2017.

Donovan and McCarthy moved on to Drexel and played a major role in turning the university’s soccer program around. Last season, they helped the Dragons reach the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament for the first time in seven years.

This season, they have been reunited with their Conestoga goalkeeper, who transferred from Bucknell.

Now, the three players are hoping to continue making an impact on the team during their first season back together.

“It’s been awesome being back with them,” said Smith. “It feels like another Conestoga team. I can tell it’s going to be a good year because I can tell it’s going to be a fun year.”

Read more about the soccer trio in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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