Pittsburgh Trib athletes of the week: South Fayette's Brian Coyne, Serra Catholic's Megan Sieg
By Brian Graham
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
School: South Fayette
Claim to fame: Coyne scored three goals in a South Fayette's 6-0 win over Obama Academy on Oct. 3. Coyne kicked seven extra points for the South Fayette football team in its 49-15 win over Quaker Valley on Oct. 4. Coyne has scored a team-high 18 goals this season.
Talk about the offensive success you've had this season.
I have to give credit to my team. I get great setups from the midfield to the back four. It really makes finishing easy for me. I have to give props to my team for getting me the goals that I have.
Is it difficult balancing playing soccer and kicking for the football team?
It's not as you may imagine. Coach (Rob) Eldridge and coach (Joe) Rossi are good friends. I go to football practice after soccer practice. If I have a game, I go to football earlier. It is an extra sport, but it's easier to handle because of my coaches.
What do you get more satisfaction from, kicking a game-winning goal or a game-winning field goal?
I really have never given that a solid answer. If I had to, I'd say both. I don't think one is better than the other.
What's the longest field goal that you've attempted and made?
I made a 54-yarder at a camp once. In a game, the longest I made and attempted was a 41-yarder this year and last year.
School: Serra Catholic
Claim to fame: Sieg scored four goals in a 7-0 win over Monessen in a Section 2-A game on Oct. 3. Sieg scored the Eagles' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Charleroi on Oct. 7. She has 66 goals in her career, which is third in school history.
You've been scoring at will this season. What's your secret?
I missed my sophomore year and most of my junior year because of injury, so I've just tried to make up for lost time.
Did it ever cross your mind that had you remained healthy you could have topped the school record of 91 goals held by Michelle Manfredi?
Yes, I actually did think I'd have a chance. Injuries really just took their toll, so I just had to accept that.
Is this the healthiest you've been the last few years?
Yes. I have to stay healthy because we want to win our first playoff game. That's one of our goals.
Have you picked a college yet?
No, not yet. I've talked to Thiel, Westminster, Chatham and St. Vincent. I want to go to a school with a small environment that has a good physical therapy program.
— Brian Graham
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Club helps members speak up
- Minorities crucial to filling Marcellus shale gas drilling jobs
- Penn State trustee resigns, regrets Paterno vote
- Zelienople pastry shop has been sweet retreat for 4 decades
- Trade to Penguins caps frenetic period for winger Stempniak
- 12 local wrestlers advance to PIAA Class AAA finals
- Penguins notebook: Maatta leaves lasting impression with Selanne
- Steelers restructure Brown’s contract to become salary cap compliant
- Greensburg woman accused of assaulting nurse in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital
- Penguins stave off Ducks’ shooting barrage to win in shootout
- Fox Chapel residents to pay more for sewage service