Soccer

Burrell’s Danica Stone (8) competes for control of the ball against Greensburg Salem’s Maddie Gall (13) during a scrimmage at Offutt Field in Greensburg, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
Consistency could key season for Greensburg Salem girls soccer
August 19, 2019
When Greensburg Salem girls soccer coach Michael Rhea surveys his team, he sees a hard-working group with the potential for a couple of explosive scorers.

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Greensburg Salem’s Sean Galvin collides with Belle Vernon’s Markello Apodiakos during their game on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Greensburg.
Talent-infused Greensburg Salem boys soccer team eyes 1st for program
A whitewashing against eventual state champion West Allegheny in the opening round of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs meant Greensburg Salem finished with a losing record.

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Deer Lakes’ Madeline Boulos aims a pass on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 during girls’ soccer at Burrell High School. Deer Lakes won 2-1.
Deer Lakes looking to build on historic 2018 season
The Deer Lakes girls soccer team won’t be short on fire power in 2019.

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Deer Lakes Ryan Butler, works with the varsity team during a recent practice Tuesday. Aug 13, 2019.
Deer Lakes enters season with ‘unfinished business’ mindset
Deer Lakes boys soccer made a historic run last season.

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Interim coach Bri Guy during soccer practice at Greensburg Central Catholic in Hempfield Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
Villanova recruit Gretz leads high-powered Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer
August 18, 2019
As Bri Guy becomes more acquainted and comfortable with her new team and players, the rookie coach continues to see a skilled group that can be a title-contender if it simply stays the course.

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Senior Nate Ward during soccer practice at Greensburg Central Catholic in Hempfield Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer ready for run at WPIAL, PIAA titles
Greensburg Central Catholic had so much fun going to the WPIAL Class A championship game and PIAA semifinals last season the Centurions want to do it all over again.

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Burrellճ Tajean Degore, controls the ball during a recent practice at Kotecki Park in Lower Burrell Friday. Aug 16, 2019.
Burrell boys soccer wants to muscle way into WPIAL playoffs
Starting as an underclassmen provided invaluable experience for junior midfielder Nicholas Kariotis.

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Burrell’s Jordyn Kowalkowski (7) talks with teammate Skylar Dale (right) at halftime while playing against Deer Lakes on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 during girls’ soccer at Burrell High School. Deer Lakes won 2-1.
Burrell girls soccer, 1st-year coach building upon solid foundation
Frank Nesko does not want to put too many expectations on the Burrell girls soccer team.

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Apollo-Ridge forward Mayce Anthony (right) prepares for the 2019 season August 14, 2019.
Apollo-Ridge girls soccer aims for postseason victory
August 17, 2019
In just five years, the Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team has made major strides, including three straight trips to the WPIAL playoffs.

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Apollo-Ridge’s Nico Spagnola prepares for the 2019 season August 14, 2019.
Leechburg/Apollo-Ridge boys soccer co-op readies for debut
History will be made Aug. 31.

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Franklin Regional’s Natalie Ribar, right, and Ryleigh Jack, left, compete with one another during a team scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Franklin Regional High School for girls’ soccer practice.
Franklin Regional girls soccer opens season with hat trick
Franklin Regional opened preseason camp with a hat trick: three practices a day for the first three days.

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Franklin Regional boys soccer wants to pick up where it left off
Before the start of a recent practice, Franklin Regional boys soccer coach Rand Hudson left his car running as it sat parked just outside of Panther Stadium.

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Bri Guy (standing) is filling in for girls soccer coach Ashley Davis at Greensburg Central Catholic.
Former Woodland Hills, St. Francis defender Bri Guy filling in as girls soccer coach at GCC
August 15, 2019
Bri Guy met with her Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer players for the first time on a sizzling and muggy Thursday morning in Carbon.

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Belle Vernon’s Grace Henderson practices Aug. 14, 2019, at Belle Vernon.
Reloaded Belle Vernon girls soccer ready for a long playoff run
With nine starters back, new Belle Vernon girls soccer coach Tracy Lovett is excited to see what the team can achieve this year.

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Belle Vernon’s TJ Watson practices Aug. 13, 2019, at Belle Vernon.
Belle Vernon boys soccer focusing on defense first
Belle Vernon’s boys soccer team graduated only five starters from a year ago, but two of them accounted for most of the Leopards’ offense.

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Monroeville’s Maddy Neundorfer is one of two goaltenders who will represent Region 1 at a United States Youth Soccer 17U/16U interregional showcase in Boca Raton, Fla., in November.
Gateway goalie Neundorfer survives rigorous tryout for showcase
August 2, 2019
Maddy Neundorfer traveled to Germany in April as part of a U.S. Olympic Development Program team.

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West Allegheny’s boys soccer team celebrates after winning the PIAA Class AAA title, 4-0, over Strath Haven on Nov. 16, 2018, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Book about West Allegheny soccer, ‘Unbeatable’ gains popularity in first month of release
July 31, 2019
The 2018 West Allegheny boys soccer season was a storybook-type campaign. It was so good in fact that Brent Dragisich, the father of Nathan and Johnny Dragisic, two West A players, decided to author a book about their extraordinary season.

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Marc Bentley was hired as the Springdale girls soccer coach in July 2019.
Springdale girls soccer hopes new coach is a hit
July 29, 2019
A lot of hit songs have come out of Liverpool, England. Bands like the Beatles, A Flock of Seagulls and 1980’s sensation Rick Astley all claim the city as home.

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West Allegheny’s Nathan Dragisich
WPIAL players make TopDrawerSoccer all-region, all-state teams
July 26, 2019
The all-things-soccer website, TopDrawerSoccer, which covers recruiting and ranks teams on a nationwide scale, released its high school all-region and all-state teams for the 2018 fall season.

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Jeannette names new soccer coaches: Delaney Cortazzo, Arthur Cicero
July 23, 2019
Jeannette’s boys and girls soccer programs will be under new direction this fall season.

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