6 HHH Players named to 2024 Preseason All-Philly Team

1st Team Attack

Michael Ortlieb ’25, Malvern Prep (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH – Duke

The top-ranked X attackman in the junior class, the future Blue Devil was a force last spring. He tallied up 74 points, including 49 goals, and went off for four goals and an assist in the Inter-Ac playoff championship win over rival Haverford. Blessed with an off-the-charts IQ, pristine passing ability and a knack for finishing around the cage, Ortlieb is unflappable and knows when to play fast, when to settle things down and how to strain defenses. Fresh off of a huge summer for Big 4 HHH and a commitment to John Danowski‘s perennial blue blood, Ortlieb is primed for a monster junior campaign.

1st Team Midfield

Paul Van Bastelaar ’24, La Salle (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH – Penn

One of the top two-way middies in the ’24 class, Van Bastelaar’s upward ascent continued a season ago. He’s primed for a monster year for the preseason PIAA favorites. He was instrumental in La Salle’s win in the state quarterfinals last year, burying a hat trick and doling out an assist. Van Bastelaar, who scored 35 times and added 24 assists as a junior, excels between the lines and is so smooth that he makes it all look easy.

2nd Team: Owen Mears ’25, Malvern Prep (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH – Duke.

1st Team Defense

Matt Wills ’24, La Salle (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH – Penn

A mainstay on the Explorers’ defense since his freshman season, the lefty future Quaker picked up All-America honors last year and All-Philadelphia Catholic League honors for the third straight year. A physical on-ball presence who throws good checks, Wills is one of the headliners of La Salle’s senior class that has many prognosticating will lead the Explorers to their first state title since 2019.

2nd Team: Gavin Cooper ’25, Haverford School (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH – Duke.

1st Team Goalie

Hayes Schreiner ’24, Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH – Penn State

Springside Chestnut Hill has the best faceoff-goalie combination in the Inter-Ac, which bodes well for what should be the Blue Devils’ best team in years. Heading into his third year as the starter, Schreiner stopped 61.3 percent of shots sent his way at a 16 saves per game clip. He was ludicrous in the Inter-Ac playoff semifinals, stopping 22 shots against Haverford School. He also had 20 saves in a win over Penn Charter and 19 in a win against Germantown Academy. Schreiner is a savvy goalie with a penchant for highlight-reel saves. The future Nittany Lion also excels in the clearing game. This is SCH’s best chance at upsetting the Inter-Ac’s two-team hierarchy, and the reigning All-State pick is a huge reason why.

Credit to Matt Chandik, NLFRankings.com