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Pittsburgh Trib athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy's Steve Munn, Shady Side Academy's Maggie Scott

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By Brian Graham
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 10:39 p.m.
 

Steve Munn

School: Sewickley Academy

Year: Senior

Sport: Soccer

Claim to fame: Munn scored a hat trick for top-ranked Sewickley Academy in its 7-0 win over Quigley in a Section 5-A game on Thursday. This summer, Munn — an all-state selection as a junior — had a training-only “contract” with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and had a chance to practice with the local professional team.

How good can Sewickley Academy be this year?

I think we can be as good, if not better, than last year. I think we can make it back to the state (tournament) and hopefully win it this year. I expect nothing less from us.

Is Sewickley Academy more motivated this year being as you lost in the PIAA semifinals last year?

That's definitely going through the team this year. We returned a lot of starters that want to get back and not experience losing like last year. We basically play every regular-season game as if it's the state championship.

Have you decided where you want to go to college?

I have a preferred walk-on spot at Georgetown. Basically what that means is I'm not on scholarship. I have to go through admissions without the coach's help.

How beneficial has your training with the Riverhounds been?

It definitely made high school easier and slowed the game down. The Riverhounds played at such a high speed. It really slowed the game down and is making it easier to make my decision-making quicker.

Maggie Scott

School: Shady Side Academy

Year: Senior

Sport: Soccer

Claim to fame: Scott recorded hat tricks in back-to-back games on consecutive nights, leading Shady Side Academy to 7-1 and 9-0 wins over Geibel and Jeannette respectively. Scott's 10 goals in six games is nearly halfway to the 23 goals she scored as a junior.

What's your secret in this recent hot streak?

I really don't know. I mean I play forward so it's really just doing my job of going out and scoring.

Will we see you top your goal total from last season?

We'll see. It'll depend on our playoff run. Last year we went far, so I had a lot of games to score. Hopefully, we go just as far, if not farther this season.

What's the one thing you want to accomplish before you leave high school?

Well, we won the WPIAL championship my freshman year. It was the first one at our school. Me and a few other seniors talked and said we came in with a bang and we want to go out with a bang, too. So definitely I want to win the WPIALs and get to states.

Have you picked a college yet?

I committed to play soccer at Miami (Ohio). I really like the coach and the school itself. I got to meet some of the girls there, so I think I'm just going to love it.

And have you picked a major?

No, not yet. I'm going to start undecided and see what happens.

— Brian Graham

 

 
 


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