Soccer

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Canon-McMillan's Sodini, USC's Hasco named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Soccer Players of the Year

Canon-McMillan's Nick Sodini and Upper St. Clair's Emma Hasco are the 2015 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Soccer Players of the Year. Boys Player of the Year Canon-McMillan's Nick ...

Ringgold girls' soccer coach is a quick study

After serving for one season as assistant coach of the Ringgold Lady Rams soccer team in 2014, 2009 Ringgold grad Kayla Fransko applied for the ...

St. Joseph's Schiano diCola, Plum's Amato named Valley News Dispatch Soccer Players of the Year

St. Joseph's Vincenzo Schiano diCola and Plum's Ashley Amato are the 2015 Valley News Dispatch Boys and Girls Soccer Players of the Year. Boys Player ...

Seneca Valley boys soccer celebrates historic run

Seneca Valley's boys soccer team turned its first trip to the PIAA Class AAA playoffs into a memorable one. The Raiders advanced to the state championship ...

Rue resigns as Charleroi soccer coach

When the Charleroi Area girls' soccer team starts preparing for an encore of a season that saw it reach the WPIAL Class AA championship game, ...

Trib Cup: Run to state finals caps special season for Seneca Valley boys

Seneca Valley's boys soccer team turned its first trip to the PIAA Class AAA playoffs into a memorable one. The Raiders advanced to the state ...

HS highlight reel: Seniors shine at soccer all-star game

Some of the top senior soccer players in Western Pennsylvania took the field for a final high school match Saturday at the WPSCA all-star games ...

Upper St. Clair wins 1st PIAA girls soccer title

HERSHEY — Upper St. Clair senior Emma Hasco wasn't supposed to be in Hershey on Saturday. She had planned to be with her family visiting ...

South Park boys soccer team can't derail Lewisburg's PIAA title charge

HERSHEY — Facing an undefeated Lewisburg team that hadn't allowed a goal throughout the PIAA boys Class AA playoffs, South Park knew its task was ...

Central Bucks East blanks Seneca Valley in PIAA Class AAA soccer championship game

HERSHEY — Try as they might — and coach George Williams' Seneca Valley Raiders pushed for all 80 minutes — it just wasn't to be. Not ...

Sewickley Academy captures 4th PIAA soccer title

HERSHEY — Sewickley Academy needed penalty kicks in its last two PIAA playoff games to get to Hersheypark Stadium, but once there, no such extra ...

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TJ's Prezioso, Lutz lauded as All-WPIAL selections in boys soccer

Thomas Jefferson's boys' soccer team went 54 days without losing a game. The Jaguars, who finished with an 18-3-1 overall record in 2015, compiled a 16-0-1 ...

Trib Cup: Charleroi girls soccer overcame adversity

The Charleroi girls soccer team was faced with a tough situation early in the season. After losing Jensen Fleming and Sierra Short to injuries, not ...

Shady Side Academy girls cap special season in PIAA tournament

In its first-round game in the PIAA Class A girls soccer tournament earlier this month, Shady Side Academy got edged out of the playoffs by ...

FC girls reflect on special soccer season

For all intents and purposes, it was a very successful season for the Fox Chapel girls soccer team. The Foxes won their section and advanced ...

Fox Chapel's season ends in PIAA quarterfinals

The Fox Chapel boys soccer team traveled to Chambersburg on Nov. 10 to play Eastern York in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA ...

Sewickley Academy boys move on in PIAA playoffs

When it comes to penalty kicks, James Boone doesn't care where his players place them — as long as they go in. Sewickley Academy converted ...

Upper St. Clair girls top WPIAL champion Norwin to reach PIAA title game

The Norwin girls soccer team dominated the competition for 24 games this season. On Tuesday night, Upper St. Clair said no more. The Panthers stunned the previously ...

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