Main Line Today recently released the 2013 “Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs” awards as voted on by readers. There were three “Best Of” categories applicable to local high schools – athlete, coach and sports team – and the Lower Merion High School varsity boys basketball team made it a clean sweep.
“Best High School Sports Team” went to the Aces following another banner year in which the team won the state title and completed a second consecutive undefeated run through the Central League. Syracuse-bound senior B.J. Johnson, a two-time Central League MVP and 1st Team Team All-State honoree, claimed “Best Athlete” honors. LM head coach Gregg Downer, the 2013 PIAA Coach of the Year was named “Best Coach.”