Lacrosse

Plum boys lacrosse to field one of most talented teams in program history
March 15, 2019
After six years of being a varsity sport, dropping in WPIAL classification, getting a feeder program in place that is starting to churn out young talent, the Plum boys lacrosse team is finally poised to deliver a little payback and start winning some matches.

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Pine-Richland lacrosse players held a signing ceremony Feb. 27. The group included, from left, Jon Scherer (Mercyhurst), Reis Ravotti (Penn State academics), Sam Skirpan (undecided), Brendan Hein (John Carrol), Will Harnick (York), Ben Barnes (Seton Hill) and coach Kevin Welty.
Pine-Richland boys lacrosse players commit to play in college
March 8, 2019
A quartet of Pine-Richland boys lacrosse players pledged their commitments to their future colleges of choice Feb. 27 at the high school athletic office, gathering to both celebrate the future and enjoy the unique moment together before embarking on their senior seasons.

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Hampton’s Maers shares lacrosse bond with coach, family
February 7, 2019
Since she was a child, Melinda Maers has loved lacrosse. As one of the all-time leading scorers on two-time defending WPIAL champ Hampton, Maers was destined to play at the next level. It was just a matter of where. Maers committed to Walsh (Ohio), a Division II program coming off

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Quaker Valley rising junior Scarlett Hudson (right) competed at the 2018 Under Armour 150 Premier Girls’ Lacrosse Recruiting Combine.
QV’s Hudson shines at premier lacrosse combine
August 10, 2018
Scarlett Hudson of Edgeworth elevated her game at a lacrosse showcase event recently in Maryland. Hudson, who will be a junior at Quaker Valley, was

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Hampton’s Hirst earns All-American honors for girls lacrosse
July 12, 2018
Unlike many of her fellow classmates, senior Rachel Hirst arrived as a freshman at Hampton as the new kid on the block. Many her age

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Pine-Richland lacrosse players, from left, Ryan Springer, Reis Ravotti and Will Harnick, took part in the Baltimore Summer Kickoff Tournament in Baltimore, Md., June 23-24, 2018.
Pine-Richland lacrosse players shine at summer tournament
July 6, 2018
The Low and Away 2019 team, a competitive summer boys lacrosse team composed of some of the top rising seniors from the WPIAL area, took

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Pine-Richland's Dane Dowiak was named a 2018 US Lacrosse Boys’ High School All-American for Western Pennsylvania.
Pine-Richland boys lacrosse trio earns All-America honors
June 29, 2018
Jake Freedlander played a limited role on the Pine-Richland boys lacrosse team, but it was enough for him to be named a US Lacrosse Boys'

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Pine-Richland's (from left) Marina Miller, Megan Lieberman and Abby Levier were named US Lacrosse Girls’ High School All-Americans for the 2018 season.
Penn State-bound Miller among 3 Pine-Richland girls to earn All-America honors
Marina Miller brought a streak to a successful end recently as a member of the Pine-Richland girls lacrosse team. Miller, a senior midfielder and Penn

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Sewickley Academy's Sydney Larsen was named a 2018 High School All-America selection.
Sewickley Academy’s Larsen named lacrosse All-American
Sydney Larsen made up ground as a member of the Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team. Larsen, a junior midfielder, was named recently a US Lacrosse

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Hampton's Jocelyn Coholich was named the 2018 US Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award winner for Western Pennsylvania.
Hampton midfielder Coholich receives US Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award
June 28, 2018
Jocelyn Coholich capped her career on the Hampton girls lacrosse team with a prestigious honor. Coholich, a senior midfielder, recently was named the recipient of

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Hampton's Ross Andersson (25) and Franklin Regional's Bradley Brincic (13) compete Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Franklin Regional.
Hampton seniors embrace boys lacrosse legacy
June 15, 2018
For the Hampton boys lacrosse seniors, their last two high school games ever may have been losses, but for the program, the last four years

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Hampton's Melinda Maers (16) competes against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Hampton.
Players selected to All-WPIAL, all-section girls lacrosse squads
June 13, 2018
The All-WPIAL and all-section girls lacrosse teams for both Class AAA and Class AA recently were finalized. Eight AAA teams and eight in AA were

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Fox Chapel boys lacrosse players earn postseason honors
June 8, 2018
Several members of the Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team recently received postseason accolades. Five players were selected to the Section 3-AAA all-section squad — Zachary

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Franklin Regional's Noelle Boyd (7) defends North Allegheny's Lexi McClure (2) Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at North Allegheny.
Franklin Regional girls lacrosse players earn postseason honors
When a team with high aspirations is mounting a playoff run, announcing all-section and All-WPIAL honors can go one of two ways — boost a

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Seniors on the 2018 Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team include, from left, Beau Tomczak, Ricardo Fernandez, Joey Peduzzi, Ian Rodgers, Ryan Jones, Oliver Funk, Jake Giotto and Jacob Pesika.
Quaker Valley players developed throughout boys lacrosse season
The Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team (13-3) overcame a slow start to reach the postseason. The Quakers lost to Hampton, 14-9, in the semifinals of

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The 2018 Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team
Loss in PIAA quarterfinals makes Quaker Valley girls lacrosse hungry for next season
The Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team (16-7) ran out of steam in the PIAA Class AA championship tournament. The Quakers, the WPIAL runner-up, bowed to

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Seniors leave lasting legacy for Hampton girls lacrosse
At season's end, the Hampton girls lacrosse team got together for its fun practice. At commencement, the Talbots gathered around and chanted out loud: andquot;Three

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North Allegheny's Alex Hays (right) celebrates his goal with Isaiah Davis during their WPIAL Class 3A first round playoff game against Franklin Regional Monday, May 14, 2018, in McCandless. NA won, 16-1.
Late-season surge bolstered playoff run for North Allegheny boys lacrosse
June 7, 2018
Facing the prospect of finishing the season with an ordinary result, the North Allegheny boys lacrosse team found its mojo. Starting with two wins against

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Mars boys lacrosse eliminated in PIAA semifinals
June 5, 2018
The Mars boys lacrosse team nearly made WPIAL history Tuesday evening. No team from District 7 has ever reached the PIAA boys or girls lacrosse

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Mars boys lacrosse advances to PIAA semifinals
June 2, 2018
The Mars boys lacrosse team is state semifinal-bound for a second straight season. The Fightin' Planets defeated Palmyra, 13-6, in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals

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