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Senior leaders take reins for Quaker Valley girls soccer

By Haley Sawyer
After a morning practice, the Quaker Valley girls soccer team was clumped together in a circle on the field, pushing through a set of side ...

Defending section champ Ringgold returns just three starters in boy’s soccer
By Bill Hughes
New Ringgold coach Steve Persaud isn’t a stranger to the Rams boys’ soccer program. “I was the middle school coach for three years and the J.V. ...
BVA girls poised for another big year
By Bill Hughes
In Paul Sasko’s first 10 years as girls’ soccer coach, BVA has won seven section titles and made the playoffs each season (and 12 straight ...
Experienced Sewickley Academy boys have lofty goals
By Joe Sager
Sewickley Academy’s boys soccer team wants to end its season in Hershey once again, but come back with more than just chocolate this year. The Panthers reached the PIAA Class A title match at Hersheypark Stadium for the third straight season last fall. Although they fell short of defending their state ...
Sewickley Academy girls chasing return to postseason
By Kevin Lohman
The Sewickley Academy girls soccer team took the field last season with a host of new names filling the starting lineup, and did so against unfamiliar opponents while the team crusaded through WPIAL Section 3-A for the first time. The results, however, for the Panthers were what the program has become ...
Fox Chapel girls soccer returns 10 successful starters
By Marty Stewart
Coach Peter Torres begins his second season as coach of the Fox Chapel girls soccer team and is hoping for more of the same success ...
Seton-La Salle girls soccer team appears strong at midfield position
By Ray Fisher
Seton-La Salle head coach Brooke Mangis plans to spend much of the preseason looking to fill in players on the defensive end of the field. “Defensively, we graduated three starters and our goalie,” said Mangis, the Lady Rebelss’ veteran soccer coach, “so we will work hard to find replacements.” The Seton-La Salle ...
Marshall set to take over Quaker Valley boys soccer
By Kevin Ritchart
Andrew Marshall doesn’t even have to get out of his car to see his team getting better. All the new Quaker Valley boys soccer coach ...
After further review, Fransko gets Ringgold girls’ post
By Jeff Oliver
When Ringgold was looking for a girls’ soccer coach in December, Kayla Fransko applied for the job. She wasn’t hired, however, as the Ringgold School Board ...
Moreschi returning to coach Chartiers Valley girls soccer
By Nathan Smith
Ron Moreschi described the Chartiers Valley girls soccer program as his baby. He was the first coach in program history and led the Colts for 10 seasons before stepping down to watch his daughter play in high school and college. Now he is back and is looking to repeat the success he ...
Hudson excited to begin 2nd stint with Franklin Regional boys soccer
By Karen Kadilak
Rand Hudson hopes to have the same success in his second turn as the Franklin Regional boys soccer coach as he did in his first. Hudson, ...
Quaker Valley’s 1985 soccer squad set standard
By Matt Grubba
Quaker Valley soccer has a long tradition of winning WPIAL and state championships, but like every tradition, that one had to start somewhere. That championship tradition ...
Study: Collisions cause more concussions in soccer than heading ball
By Alex Felser
Heading a soccer ball during a match comes with risks, but colliding with another player on the field poses a much greater danger of causing ...
New Highlands soccer coach ramps up intensity
By Doug Gulasy
Brad Walker describes his first responsibility as Highlands boys soccer coach as “putting the pieces of the puzzle back together.” It’s a necessary job, considering ...
Fawcett returns to coach Penn-Trafford girls soccer team
By Nathan Smith
Former Penn-Trafford standout returning to coach girls soccer team ...
BVA teams dominate at sand soccer tournament
By Jeff Oliver
For the second time in as many years, a girls’ team from Belle Vernon Area won the 17-19 age division in the 22nd annual North ...
EF hires Miele as coach for boys’ soccer program
By Jeff Oliver
Elizabeth Forward didn’t have to go very far to grab a new varsity boys’ soccer head coach. EF hired Rob Miele, an assistant for Belle Vernon ...
Marshall selected to replace Klein as Quaker Valley boys soccer coach
By Gary Horvath
Twenty nine seasons, seven WPIAL titles, six PIAA titles and over 500 career wins were enough for Gene Klein. The man synonymous with Quaker Valley ...
Quaker Valley senior Grant wins courage award
By Gary Horvath
When Keaton Grant begins his freshman year at Grove City College in the fall, he won’t be playing soccer for the first time in over ...
Gorman: Quaker Valley senior shows spirit
By Kevin Gorman
When his eyes stopped feeling like they were being poked by needles, the pain moved on to other parts of Keaton Grant’s body. All Grant ...
Thomas Jefferson senior set to fulfill her dream in Carlow soccer program
By Ed Phillipps
For as long as she can remember, Thomas Jefferson senior Riley Walsh has dreamed of playing collegiate soccer. This fall, Walsh will have to ...
EF’s King steps down as soccer coach
By Jeff Oliver
When the 2014 boys’ soccer season ended, Dave King didn’t think he had coached his last game at Elizabeth Forward. However, sometimes in the lives of ...
Bucci named new Gateway boys soccer coach
By Michael Love
Marc Bucci joined the Gateway boys soccer program for the 2014 fall season, and, as a varsity assistant, he helped the Gators fight for a ...
Spudich returns as Gateway Gators soccer coach
By Michael Love
When Chris Spudich stepped down as the head coach of the Gateway varsity girls soccer team after the 2011 season, he did so with the ...
Southmoreland boys soccer’s Hixson shares coach of the year honor in Section 1-AA
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland’s boys soccer team may have seen its season end quickly in the WPIAL playoffs with a 4-0 loss to Laurel Highlands, but it still was a season in which the team accomplish quite a bit. Players Cam Walter and Henry Riley were named to the all-section team in Section 1-AA ...
Ringgold hires soccer coach
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold High School has a new girls’ varsity soccer coach. Ashley Davis was hired at Wednesday’s meeting of the Ringgold School Board and was given a two-year contract at a starting salary of $4,500. Davis replaces Tom Cameron, who coached the team for six years but saw his position opened after the ...
Peters Township’s Mastrangelo twins, Canon-Mac’s Murphy named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Soccer Players of the Year
By Bill West
Peters Township’s Mario and Nicco Mastrangelo have been selected as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Co-Boys Soccer Players of the Year, while Canon-McMillan’s Kyra Murphy is the ...
Franklin Regional’s Roberge, Penn-Trafford’s Aunkst named Greensburg Tribune-Review Soccer Players of the Year
By Bill West
Franklin Regional’s Jake Roberge and Penn-Trafford’s Casey Aunkst have been selected as the Greensburg Tribune-Review Soccer Players of the Year. Boys player of the year ...
Kiski Area’s Lange, Springdale’s Hughes named Valley News Dispatch Players of the Year
By Doug Gulasy
Kiski Area’s Dakota Lange and Springdale’s Casey Hughes have been selected as the Valley News Dispatch’s Soccer Players of the Year. Boys player of ...
Local soccer players earn County, WPIAL honors
By Staff Reports
This soccer season was the best ever for Geibel’s boys team. The Gators won 15 games and advanced to the WPIAL Class A semifinals after winning their first two playoff games in the history of the program. Fittingly, there were plenty of postseason honors for members of the team. Seniors Matt ...
High school notebook: All-state soccer teams announced
By Staff Reports
The Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams, and several players from the WPIAL and City League were recognized. For the boys, 12 players were honored, including the state’s player of the year, Abe Kouyate from Obama Academy. The Penn State recruit and Upper St. Clair’s Robbie Mertz (Michigan) ...
Hart is soul of Seneca Valley soccer team
By Jerry Clark
The Seneca Valley girls soccer team repeated as WPIAL champions, and one reason for the Raiders’ success was the play of senior captain Alicia Hart. She ...
Thomas Jefferson’s top all-time soccer players recognized
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson head coach Michael “Doc” Kulish achieved a career milestone this past season. Kulish, who has coached the Jaguars for 22 years, posted his 300th ...
South Fayette boys soccer established among WPIAL’s best
By Gary Horvath
The South Fayette boys soccer team has come a long way in the last four seasons. When the current crop of senior Lions were freshmen, South ...
Shady Side Academy girls earn postseason soccer honors
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team finished with another stellar season. They ended with an 18-5 record and advanced to the semifinals of the WPIAL Class A playoffs and the quarterfinals in the PIAA championships. “I am really proud of this group of girls and what they have accomplished ...
Mars girls soccer team has talented roster returning
By Joe Sager
The Mars girls soccer team was supposed to have a “down” year this fall. With only two seniors and plenty of holes to patch in …