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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 ...

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 ...
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 …
Baldwin’s Vertullo has ‘knack’ for ringing up goals
By Ray Fisher
Austin Vertullo led the Baldwin boys’ soccer team in scoring this year, and ranked among the WPIAL’s top offensive players. Vertullo netted 19 goals and 9 assists, leading the Highlanders to a 10-7-1 overall record. The senior forward also led the team in scoring last year with 17 goals and 5 ...
Sewickley Academy boys soccer season fun while it lasted
By Gary Horvath
As the lone senior on the Sewickley Academy boys soccer team, Tom Mulholland had to decide pretty quickly how he would view his final game. The ...
Five Thomas Jefferson soccer players named first-team all-section
By Ray Fisher
Five members of the Thomas Jefferson boys’ and girls’ soccer programs have been named first-team all-section. Seniors Mahesh Dhaubhadel and Matt Wardlaw and junior Matt Prezioso ...
Peters Township earns PIAA Class AAA boys soccer title
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Following their first goal in the PIAA Class AAA boys soccer championship game, Peters Township’s players raced toward their bench, faced their fans ...
Central Bucks West defeats Canon-McMillan in overtime to claim PIAA Class AAA girls soccer crown
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Canon-McMillan girls soccer coach David Derrico doubted his players broke rules each time officials called fouls Saturday in the PIAA Class AAA championship ...
Trinity ends Greensburg Central Catholic’s reign as state champ
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Among Greensburg Central Catholic’s players, few tears fell Friday night as the Centurions accepted silver medals in the PIAA Class A girls soccer ...
Moravian Academy dethrones defending champ Sewickley Academy in final
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Sewickley Academy’s boys soccer team rode a senior-loaded lineup to a state title one season ago. Back in the PIAA Class A championship ...
Previewing the PIAA soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS Peters Township vs. Great Valley When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: PT: 21-2; GV: 19-5-2 How they got here: WPIAL champ ...
Butler soccer team hopes to build on trip to WPIAL semifinals
By Joe Sager
Faced with the realization that it might not reach the postseason, the Butler boys soccer team rallied in the second half of its season. Once it ...
Shady Side Academy’s Morlacci earns reputation as strong goalie
By Marty Stewart
Goalie Samantha Morlacci, a junior, was a big part of the success of a Shady Side Academy soccer team that made it to the semifinals of the WPIAL tournament and the quarterfinals of the PIAA tournament. She posted 14 shutouts, and her outstanding play did not go unnoticed. “She kept ...
Shady Side Academy boys soccer team enjoys ‘fantastic’ season
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys soccer team ended its season with a 12-6 record and advanced to the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals before falling to ...
North Allegheny boys soccer defies predictions with win in playoffs
By Shawn Annarelli
Steve Binnig couldn’t have imagined North Allegheny would have the lead against an undefeated team in the playoffs. North Allegheny’s boys soccer team, which returned just ...
Shady Side Academy girls soccer team falls at states
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team won its PIAA first-round playoff game Nov. 4 as it edged Karns City, 3-2, in an overtime game. Elizabeth ...
‘Wolf pack’ says goodbye to Quaker Valley boys soccer
By Gary Horvath
In August 2011, a group of freshmen showed up to training camp for the Quaker Valley boys soccer team unaware of all that awaited them. ...
Greensburg Central Catholic soccer team gets past Freedom
By Ed Phillipps
Keli Rosensteel knows just how good her Greensburg Central Catholic soccer team is. When it came down to it, she let Freedom know as well. ...
Defending state champ Sewickley Academy returns to PIAA boys soccer finals
By Bill West
Sensing a case of déjà vu, Sewickley boys soccer coach James Boone began putting together a shootout lineup in his head Tuesday night during the ...
High school roundup: Shutout lifts Peters Township boys soccer team into PIAA final
By Staff Reports
Mario Mastrangelo scored three goals to lead Peters Township past Lower Dauphin, 3-0, in a PIAA Class AAA semifinal playoff game at Mansion Park Stadium ...
South Fayette, other area soccer teams add to their schools’ state-level success
By Bill West
Past and present neighbors remind South Fayette senior Nick McKee, a midfielder and boys soccer captain, of the school’s considerable success in football. Senior defensive ...
Mastrangelo scores twice to propel Peters Township past Central Catholic in state quarterfinals
By Ed Phillipps
Even though he was playing soccer, Mario Mastrangelo did a little high-stepping in the end zone Saturday. Mastrangelo scored a pair of goals to lead ...
Two-time champ GCC girls soccer blanks Shady Side Academy to reach state semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
It was an 80-minute match, but the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team needed about 10 minutes to advance in the PIAA playoffs. The ...
High school roundup: Sewickley Academy edges Vincentian to reach state semifinals
By Staff Reports
Matt Teitelbaum scored both of Sewickley Academy’s goals in its 2-1 PIAA Class A quarterfinal win over Vincentian Academy (19-4-1) on Saturday at North Allegheny. Sewickley Academy (18-2-2) will face Winchester Thurston in Tuesday’s semifinals. South Fayette 1, West Allegheny 0 — A first-half goal by George Slater was ...
Late goal in OT vaults Seneca Valley into PIAA quarterfinals for 3rd straight season
By Nathan Smith
When it really mattered, Seneca Valley senior Kelsey O’Connor was there to pick up her team. The WPIAL Class AAA champions advanced to the PIAA quarterfinals ...
Strong 2nd half lifts South Park to victory over Quaker Valley
By Ed Phillipps
With both teams battling to a scoreless tie well into the second half of South Park and Quaker Valley’s PIAA Class AA first-round playoff match, ...
Greensburg Central Catholic girls overpower McConnellsburg in PIAA 1st-round match
By Ray Judy
Greensburg Central Catholic passed the first test on its quest for a third straight PIAA championship, and it was dominant. The Centurions (22-1) followed their WPIAL ...
High school roundup: 2-time defending PIAA champion USC boys ousted in 1st round
By Staff Reports
There will be a new PIAA Class AAA boys soccer champion. WPIAL runner-up Upper St. Clair (19-2-1), which has won the past two state titles, ...