Lacrosse

Mars’ McKenna Merritt scores against Hampton on Thursday, April 4, 2024, in Adams.
WPIAL girls lacrosse players earn postseason honors from USA Lacrosse
June 20, 2024
Sixteen WPIAL girls lacrosse players were honored by USA Lacrosse earlier this week with postseason honors.

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Joey Nelson led Hampton in scoring this season.
Optimism reigns after solid season for Hampton boys lacrosse
June 15, 2024
The Hampton Talbots compete in one of the tougher classifications in the WPIAL — Class 2A boys lacrosse, where Mars has won eight straight WPIAL titles and reached the PIAA finals four consecutive years.

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Already honored for soccer, Fox Chapel grad makes conference all-decade team in lacrosse too
Fox Chapel graduate Jessie Thiessen was honored to be named to the North Coast Athletic Conference 40th anniversary all-decade team in two sports. Thiessen, who played lacrosse and soccer, starred for both teams during a busy four years at Allegheny.

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Mars’ Enzo Grieco scores against South Fayette during the PIAA Class 2A lacrosse semifinals Tuesday at North Allegheny.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 15, 2024: Mars lacrosse, Shaler volleyball seek gold on last day of season
June 14, 2024
Welcome to the final day of the 2023-2024 high school sports season featuring the PIAA lacrosse and boys volleyball state championship matches.

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Mars’ Sean Brennan celebrates with Enzo Grieco after Grieco’s goal in the third quarter against South Fayette during the PIAA Class 2A lacrosse semifinals Tuesday at North Allegheny.
Mars boys lacrosse weathers early South Fayette storm, advances to 4th straight state title game
June 11, 2024
South Fayette couldn’t have dreamed of a better start to Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A boys lacrosse semifinal, but Mars got the ending it wanted.

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Mars goalkeeper Ella Roach makes a save against Blackhawk during the 2023 WPIAL Class 2A girls championship game.
WPIAL finalists headline 2024 All-WPIAL girls lacrosse teams
WPIAL Class 3A champion Mt. Lebanon, Class 3A finalist Pine-Richland, Class 2A champion Mars and Class 2A finalist Chartiers Valley each had three players selected for the All-WPIAL girls lacrosse first team, which was released this week.

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Mars’ Enzo Grieco works upfield against South Fayette during the 2023 WPIAL Class 2A boys championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 11, 2024: Mars, South Fayette to meet in PIAA lacrosse semifinals
June 10, 2024
Welcome to semifinals Tuesday in the PIAA lacrosse and boys volleyball playoffs.

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Mars’ Kaden Gratton hits over Armstrong’s Aiden McCay during the WPIAL Class 2A boys volleyball championship game Friday, May 25, 2024, at Peters Township High School.
PIAA releases sites, times for boys volleyball, lacrosse semifinals
June 9, 2024
The PIAA boys volleyball and boys and girls lacrosse playoffs have reached the final four, which is how many WPIAL teams remain in the three tournaments.

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Mars girls lacrosse players celebrate after defeating Chartiers Valley during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game May 23.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 8, 2024: 7 lacrosse teams set for state quarterfinals
June 7, 2024
Welcome to quarterfinals Saturday in the PIAA lacrosse and volleyball playoffs.

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Shaler’s Dante Palombo squeezes a shot between North Allegheny’s Matthew LeMay (left) and Peter Bratich (right) in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game May 23.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 4, 2024: Shaler, North Allegheny boys volleyball ready for PIAA openers
June 3, 2024
While the diamond state playoffs kicked off Monday, the PIAA boys volleyball and lacrosse postseasons begin in earnest on Tuesday.

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Norwin notebook: Lacrosse players earn all-section honors
June 1, 2024
A number of Westmoreland County players were selected for the WPIAL all-section girls lacrosse teams.

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The 2024 Hampton seniors helped the Talbots extend their WPIAL girls lacrosse playoff streak to nine seasons. Pictured are, from left, Sienna Rex, Elena Herchenroether, Greta Hamlin, Lindsay Fiscus, Addie Hastings, Reed Perry and Jacqui Deah.
Hampton girls lacrosse rallies to salvage season
May 25, 2024
The Hampton girls lacrosse team wobbled into mid-April, putting its streak of WPIAL playoff appearances in jeopardy.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Miles Halter celebrates after scoring next to North Allegheny’s Aidan Rabenstein during the WPIAL Class 3A boys lacrosse championship game on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at RMU.
‘Magic’ Miles Halter lifts Mt. Lebanon to back-to-back WPIAL Class 3A boys lacrosse titles
May 23, 2024
Miles Halter broke his stick in the first quarter, so he had to borrow one from Mt. Lebanon assistant coach Connor Brumfield.

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The Mt. Lebanon girls lacrosse team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Pine-Richland in the Class 3A final on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at RMU.
After 3 straight near misses, Mt. Lebanon girls capture WPIAL Class 3A lacrosse crown
Mt. Lebanon girls lacrosse coach Brian Kattan joked he didn’t want his team to become the Buffalo Bills.

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North Allegheny’s Ryan Quatman hits against Pine-Richland last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 23, 2024: North Allegheny out to regain boys volleyball crown
Twenty years ago, North Allegheny successfully defended its WPIAL Class 3A boys volleyball championship.

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The Mars boys lacrosse team celebrates defeating South Fayette for its eighth straight WPIAL championship Wednesday at Robert Morris.
Unstoppable Mars wins 8th straight WPIAL boys lacrosse championship
May 22, 2024
There’s no stopping the offensive onslaught once Mars starts rolling.

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Plum’s Rayla Smith, the leading scorer in Plum girls lacrosse history, had 243 career goals heading into the WPIAL playoffs.
Plum senior Rayla Smith sets near unbreakable school record for goals
May 20, 2024
Senior Rayla Smith set the all-time goals record for Plum girls lacrosse last season and has added to her total.

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Chartiers Valley lacrosse dedicated a May 6 doubleheader to freshman Jack Varnish’s family as his mother, Julie, continues to battle cancer.
Chartiers Valley lacrosse comes together to support freshman’s mom’s cancer fight
May 19, 2024
On May 6, the Chartiers Valley lacrosse community came together in support of one of their own.

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Fox Chapel goalie Kaeden Pekarcik plays against Pine-Richland on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2024, at Fox Chapel.
Defense helps Fox Chapel boys lacrosse to playoff win
May 18, 2024
The Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team didn’t stray from what allowed it to advance to the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs. During the first round against Norwin, the Foxes leaned on their defense to collect a 10-7 victory and move on to the quarterfinals.

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Central Catholic senior defender Mike Kistler, a Hampton resident, will play lacrosse next season at Division II Florida Southern.
Hampton resident looks ahead after lost season with Central Catholic lacrosse
Central Catholic senior defender Mike Kistler “felt a pop” in his right leg at preseason lacrosse practice in February.

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