Lacrosse

Plum graduate Nick Hubner, a senior attacker on the Westminster College men’s lacrosse team, looks for room to move during an 11-8 victory over Mt. Union (Ohio) on March 4, 2023.
New Western Pa. lacrosse league showcases fast-paced, high-scoring version of sport
December 16, 2023
Alexander Young wanted to do whatever it took to get the Sixes Prize League off the ground.

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Sewickley Academy’s Lauren Retzlaff competes during the 2023 season.
Sewickley Academy lacrosse defender delivers important message about mental health
July 15, 2023
Lauren Retzlaff, a sophomore defender on the 2023 Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team, will be campaigning for a serious cause during the upcoming school year.

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Sewickley Academy’s Libby Eannarino (2) competes during the 2023 season.
Sewickley Academy rising seniors Libby Eannarino, Ashley Close look forward to promising ’24 lacrosse season
July 8, 2023
They are key midfielders on the Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team.

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Quaker Valley’s Ben Carlson (right) was an all-section selection in ’23.
Senior all-section honorees helped lead Quaker Valley to boys lacrosse playoffs
A trio of seniors wrapped up their Quaker Valley boys lacrosse careers by being named all-section in Class 2A.

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Quaker Valley freshman midfielder Lucy Roig (24) competes against Sewickley Academy during the 2023 season.
Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse players pick up postseason awards
June 25, 2023
Several area girls lacrosse athletes have been honored with postseason plaudits.

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Mars’ Ian Edinger works past Marple Newtown defenders during the PIAA Class 2A championship game Saturday at Penn State.
Marple Newtown stops Mars lacrosse’s repeat bid in final seconds of state championship game
June 17, 2023
The Mars Fightin’ Planets were looking for history to repeat itself. The Marple Newtown Fightin’ Tigers were looking for revenge.

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Penn-Trafford’s Jake McClintock works against Hampton’s Jacob Krempasky during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game May 24.
Hampton boys lacrosse adds to winning culture with playoff season
When Andy DeMichiei took over the Hampton boys lacrosse program, he wanted to build the culture that would restore the Talbots program to the success it had for over a decade.

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Mars’ Cole Yoskioka celebrateswith Enzo Grieco after scoring against South Fayette during the WPIAL Class 2A boys championship game May 24.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 17, 2023: Mars lacrosse, Shaler volleyball go for gold
June 16, 2023
The final day of the 2022-2023 high school sports season got a little busier after wet weather led to the postponement of five state baseball and softball games Friday.

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High school roundup for June 10, 2023: Peters Township, Chartiers Valley scorers lead Southeast team to PIHL girls title
June 10, 2023
Peters Township freshman Cameron Reese Haught scored the game-winning goal with less than two minutes left in regulation, leading the Southeast team to a 3-2 victory over East in the second PIHL girls league championship game Saturday.

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Shady Side Academy goalkeeper Nick Anderson looks to make a stop on Mt. Lebanon’s Fred LaSota during the WPIAL Class 3A boys championship game May 25 at Robert Morris.
Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse overcomes challenges during successful season
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team knew there was no way Ethan Salvia’s production could be completely replaced. The Bulldogs standout and Marquette recruit tore his ACL during basketball season and was forced to miss his senior season on the lacrosse field.

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Plum’s Rayla Smith is a member of the 2023 girls lacrosse team.
Plum girls lacrosse team reflects on section championship season
The Plum girls lacrosse team had big things in mind for the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs and beyond after a regular season which saw it finish undefeated in section play for the first time and rack up a 14-3 overall record.

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High school roundup for June 7, 2023: Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse wins PIAA opener
June 7, 2023
Mt. Lebanon lacrosse split a pair of first-round PIAA Class 3A matches Wednesday.

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Pine-Richland’s Madeline Mill celebrates with Hannah Young after scoring against Mt. Lebanon during the WPIAL Class 3A girls championship game May 25.
High school roundup for June 6, 2023: Pine-Richland girls lacrosse romps in PIAA opener
June 6, 2023
Hannah Young scored six goals and had two assists in an offensive onslaught for WPIAL champ Pine-Richland in a 20-2 win over District 10 champion McDowell in the first round of the PIAA Class 3A girls lacrosse playoffs Tuesday.

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Shaler’s Logan Peterson (left) hits against North Allegheny’s Will Robertson during the WPIAL Class 3A boys volleyball championship game May 25.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 6, 2023: State playoffs begin in volleyball, lacrosse
June 5, 2023
Baseball and softball aren’t the only spring sports winding down with the start of the PIAA postseason.

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Fox Chapel’s Sydney Schutzman was a unanimous All-WPIAL girls lacrosse selection for Class 3A.
WPIAL girls lacrosse all-star teams released
June 1, 2023
Fox Chapel’s Sydney Schutzman and Mt. Lebanon’s Addie Murdoch in Class 3A and Hampton’s Emi DiLiberto in Class 2A were unanimous selections to the All-WPIAL girls lacrosse teams released Wednesday.

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Penn-Trafford’s Jake McClintock works against Hampton’s Jacob Krempasky during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game May 24 at RMU.
                                Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
After deep playoff run, Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse continue to grow
May 28, 2023
Before the season, Penn-Trafford coach Charlie Hach and his players set goals of making the playoffs, winning a playoff game and reaching the Final Four.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Fred LaSota celebrates with Miles Halter after scoring against Shady Side Academy during the WPIAL Class 3A boys championship game on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at RMU.
Mt. Lebanon finishes strong to defeat Shady Side Academy for WPIAL Class 3A championship
May 26, 2023
In last year’s championship game between Mt. Lebanon and Shady Side Academy, J.P. Henry was the hero in overtime for the Bulldogs.

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Mars’ Enzo Grieco celebrates with Kyle McEwen after scoring against South Fayette during the WPIAL Class 2A boys championship game on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at RMU.
Mars surges past South Fayette to claim 7th straight WPIAL boys lacrosse championship
May 25, 2023
Undefeated and second-seeded South Fayette was the latest team to step up to try to end the Mars title run, which dates to 2016.

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The 2023 Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team. The Colts finished 8-3 in the section and 11-5 overall, tying Quaker Valley for third place behind perennial powers Mars and Blackhawk.
Defending girls lacrosse champion Chartiers Valley relished being the hunted
May 21, 2023
A year ago, the Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team finished in third place in its section, but put together a golden run in the WPIAL playoffs to win a district championship.

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Quaker Valley boys lacrosse heats up at right time to earn playoff berth
Quaker Valley’s boys lacrosse team found success by winning at an important time of year.

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