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Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Greensburg Central Catholic's Malea Fabean (21) battles Southern Columbia's Bailey Bzdak (8) for a header during their PIAA Class A girls soccer championship Nov. 14, 2013, at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey. Greensburg Central Catholic defeated Southern Columbia, 2-1, to claim the state championship.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Greensburg Central Catholic's Malea Fabean (21) battles Southern Columbia's Bailey Bzdak (8) for a header during their PIAA Class A girls soccer championship Nov. 14, 2013, at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey. Greensburg Central Catholic defeated Southern Columbia, 2-1, to claim the state championship.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Greensburg Central Catholic's Malea Fabean (21) battles Southern Columbia's Bailey Bzdak (8) for a header during their PIAA Class A girls soccer championship Nov. 14, 2013, at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey. Greensburg Central Catholic defeated Southern Columbia, 2-1, to claim the state championship.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Greensburg Central Catholic's Malea Fabean (21) battles Southern Columbia's Bailey Bzdak (8) for a header during their PIAA Class A girls soccer championship Nov. 14, 2013, at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey. Greensburg Central Catholic defeated Southern Columbia, 2-1, to claim the state championship.

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By The Valley Independent
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Donora resident Malea Fabean recently capped an outstanding scholastic soccer career at Greensburg Central Catholic by helping to lead GCC (21-2) to a second straight PIAA Class A title after a 2-1 win over Southern Columbia last week.

Fabean was named All-Section and All-WPIAL four times and made the All-State Team twice.

During her career, GCC also won the WPIAL Class A crown twice.

Over the four years that she played for the Centurions, her teams had a combined record of 81-9-1 and won 40 straight section games while outscoring opponents, 562-79.

This past season, she scored 46 goals and added 30 assists.

She scored 152 goals, ranking 11th all-time in the state. She is also the only player in state history to have eclipse 100 goals and 100 assists in a career.

Her 117 assists are tops all-time in the state.

Not only was she a top scoring talent, but she was also used at times to play defense for GCC by coach Ashley Shasko.

Shasko had her start the semifinal and final games in the PIAA playoffs as a defender.

Fabean will continue her playing career at Pitt and will begin attending classes at the university in January after graduating from GCC in December.

Her prolific scoring ability will be a welcomed addition to a Panthers team that finished 4-14-1 on the season, including 0-13 in their first season in the rugged ACC.

The conference features five teams in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

She is the daughter of Rob and Kristy Fabean of Donora.

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