Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette's Alex Gedrys, Hopewell's Abby Losco
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School: South Fayette
Claim to fame: Gedrys — an all-WPIAL and all-state selection as a junior — was a wall between the posts for South Fayette this season. Gedrys posted 16 shutouts this year and 33 between his junior and senior seasons. He allowed just one goal in the WPIAL playoffs — in a 1-0 loss to West Allegheny in Saturday's championship game.
What's the secret to posting so many shutouts in the last two years?
It's actually my back four. My defense is one of the best in the WPIAL. They help me out a lot. I'm very thankful to have them.
Are you able to look back on the season and see any bright spots despite losing in the finals?
It's been a great season overall. Losing Saturday wasn't how we wanted it to go. We accomplished a lot getting to the finals. Knocking South Park off in the playoffs was a big one because they have a lot of great players.
Have you decided where you want to go to college?
I haven't decided yet. I'm looking at St. Vincent, Waynesburg and the Bethany coach just contacted me. There are a few others, but those ones are up there.
Do you have a major in mind?
Either computer science or business.
What will you work on to better prepare yourself for the college game?
I'm just going to work out and get stronger and faster. Also, I'll work to get my vertical (leap) up.
Claim to fame: Abby Losco scored all three of the Vikings' goals, including the game-winner in the second overtime, in a 3-2 win over South Park in the WPIAL Class AA semifinals on Oct. 28. Losco scored the lone goal for Hopewell on a header in a 2-1 loss to Central Valley in the WPIAL Class AA finals Saturday. Losco led the Vikings with a team-high 23 goals.
Despite losing in the finals, can you take any positives from the performance you had this year?
Oh definitely. Even though we came up short in the championship, we still get to try to make a run at states.
What's the best memory you will take from this season?
Beating Pine-Richland because they are really good. We were really proud of ourselves after that win. Also, getting to the WPIAL championship was great for our school.
What will the Vikings have to do to stay alive in the state playoffs?
We just have to play like we've been playing all year. We have all the potential, so we if we play like we can, we should be good.
What aspect of your game would you like to improve entering your senior year?
I'd probably like to improve my leadership. I want to be a better leader and be the one to rally everyone together.
— Brian Graham
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