Soccer

Boys soccer preview: Westmoreland County teams look forward to competition in Section 4-AAAA

The circle is smaller in Section 4-AAAA, and the talent collectively higher. Simple math demonstrates the difficulty of a boys soccer section that, with the ...

Brief playoff appearance stokes Freeport girls soccer team's competitive fire

For the Freeport girls soccer team, the start of the 2016 season began with October's 5-0 first-round loss to No. 3 seed South Fayette in ...

Freeport boys soccer alive and kicking entering year after 10-win season, playoff victory

Mention Freeport's 2-0 preliminary-round win over Mt. Pleasant in last year's WPIAL Class AA boys soccer playoffs to Yellowjackets' coach Dave Teorsky, and he will ...

Boys soccer preview: Seneca Valley boys look to reignite success

Seneca Valley boys soccer opened camp with a goal of returning to the state finals and an understanding that doing so won't be a given. ...

Girls soccer preview: After strong freshman seasons, underclassmen to pace Upper St. Clair girls

Upper St. Clair girls soccer coach Dave Gray prefers technical, tactical, even-keeled training for his teams to high-tempo, hard-tackling, get-after-it training sessions. He said the ...

Girls soccer preview: High-scoring Greensburg Central Catholic girls hope to finish with PIAA title

Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer coach Bryan Cartwright isn't one to dwell on the past, but it's difficult to look back on his 2015 team ...

Deer Lakes girls soccer chasing 1st playoff berth since 2011

In his 20 seasons of coaching soccer, Frank Accetta has learned success comes in cycles for high school teams. Entering his second season as the girls ...

Seniors to guide Deer Lakes boys soccer

Coaches at any level covet veteran players. Deer Lakes boys soccer coach Josh Potter will have plenty of senior leadership to rely on this fall. The ...

Fox Chapel boys soccer's Snowball fully recovered from knee injury

Michael Snowball, a senior on the Fox Chapel boys soccer team, spent the first part of the summer recovering from a knee injury and taking ...

Soccer preview: South Fayette boys, girls set for challenge of moving up in class; CV teams hope to continue upward trend

The South Fayette boys soccer team was trending upward for several years. Heading into the 2015 season, the Lions had reached the WPIAL Class AA ...

For Burrell boys soccer team, 1 main goal scorer won't do

In recent seasons, the Burrell boys soccer team's offensive output at times resembled a one-man show, with the Bucs leaning heavily on a player to ...

Burrell girls soccer expects boost from huge freshman class

Crystal Kosecki thought some of her upperclassmen looked somewhat intimidated at the size of the Burrell girls soccer team's freshman class this season. She didn't think ...

Freshman quartet will fuel Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team

To judge the success of last season's Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team by wins and losses would be shortsighted and unfair. In their first season as ...

Shaler boys soccer building confidence entering season

Jake Taylor was skeptical when an e-mail from coach Adam Hunter said the Shaler boys soccer team would have sessions with a sports psychologist. After a ...

DeBaldo ready to help Fox Chapel return to playoffs

After a successful summer playing for the Beadling Bulldogs U17 team, Fox Chapel senior Deena DeBaldo is gearing up for the Foxes' fall soccer season. ...

Lutz, Sestito return as leading scorers on Thomas Jefferson soccer teams

Did you know that: • The Thomas Jefferson boys' soccer team has eight seniors returning from last year's squad, which advanced to the WPIAL semifinals? ...

Fox Chapel's Veltri has high expectations for soccer season

Fox Chapel senior Dixon Veltri is optimistic the girls soccer team can duplicate the success of last year's team. "We lost to Upper St. Clair ...

Espinar taking over coaching duties for Carlynton boys soccer

The Carlynton boys soccer team will be under the guidance of a new coach this season as Dave Espinar steps into the role. "It was a ...

Carlynton girls soccer under guidance of new coach

For the third time in as many seasons the Carlynton girls soccer team is working with a different head coach. But this coach has a past ...

SSA's Harper aims high for senior season

Elizabeth Harper, a senior on the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team, has her sights set high for the team this year. "We want to ...

Highlands soccer standout Bengel chooses Pitt

Alexis Bengel is proof that college coaches nowadays pay more attention to club soccer and advanced academies than they do high school teams. Love it ...

Fox Chapel's Wecht prepares for soccer season

Nathan Wecht enters his senior year at Fox Chapel with an abundance of optimism regarding the boys soccer team. The team is coming off an ...

New Gateway girls soccer coach excited for future

Kelly Bender has lived in the Pittsburgh area for only a couple of years. But the new Gateway varsity girls head soccer coach quickly has established ...

Canon-Mac junior O'Donoghue getting kicks with U.S. women's soccer

Last summer, fans watched Meghan Klingenberg as Western Pennsylvania's standard bearer with the Women's World Cup-winning United States team. While few players reach those lofty heights, ...

Lundy eager to return field

The 2015 high school soccer season was a long one for Fox Chapel's Vince Lundy. He saw any hope of playing disappear around Memorial ...

Greensburg CC soccer standout Salley puts broken leg behind her

It happened early in the WPIAL Class A girls soccer championship game last fall when Greensburg Central Catholic junior midfielder Shannon Salley broke her leg ...

Soccer showcase may become annual event at Cool Springs complex

When soccer recruiting season heats up in the spring, Pittsburgh has traditionally been left out in the cold. College coaches head South and West, ...

Birmingham takes over Quaker Valley girls soccer

Jamie Birmingham spent the better part of the last decade coaching soccer in Vermont and another three years coaching the sport in Detroit, Mich. Come next ...

Baldwin's Picchi will be all business on, off field at Millersville

Luke Picchi will be spending the better part of the next four years in Lancaster County. Picchi, a senior forward in the Baldwin boys' soccer ...

Greensburg Central Catholic's Slike, Cartwright named Greensburg Tribune-Review Soccer Players of the Year

Greensburg Central Catholic's Riley Slike and Bailey Cartwright have been selected as the Tribune-Review Boys and Girls Soccer Players of the Year. Boys Player of ...

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