Lower Merion Soccer Alumni Association

Lower Merion Alumni Association  

Jon Hanks

Jon was the very first freshman who played boy’s varsity soccer at Lower Merion High School, and was a 4 year starter from 1991 thru 1994. The team’s record during those 4 years was 50-22-14, while qualifying for the District 1 playoffs each year. Over those 4 years Jon accumulated 55 goals & 32 assists, putting him in the top 3 scorers in Lower Merion boy’s soccer history. In both his junior & senior years he was the team’s captain, the league’s high scorer, chosen to the All-Central League first team, as well as being an All-State selection. He is also one of only 3 Aces players to be chosen to the High School All-America team as both a junior & senior.


After graduating from Lower Merion, Jon went on to play soccer at Lafayette University, where, as a freshman, helped lead them to their first ever NCAA tournament birth. Quite an accomplishment for the smallest Division I program in the country. As a result of his stellar play and leadership qualities, Jon was named captain of the team in both his sophmore & junior years, before injuries ended his college career short of his final season.


Currently, Jon is a working as a contract attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, and is an active member of the Pennsylvania bar association.