Soccer

The Belle Vernon football team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Avonworth in the Class 3A final on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
WPIAL to release new football conferences, updated sections for other fall sports
February 5, 2024
The wait is almost over for WPIAL football teams eager to take a look at the new conferences for the 2024 and ’25 seasons.

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Norwin girls soccer coach Diane Metzger
Norwin girls soccer coach steps down
February 3, 2024
Citing personal reasons, Norwin girls soccer coach Diane Metzger resigned after three seasons with the program.

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Pine-Richland girls soccer coach Jodi Chmielewski talks to her team during a 2019 practice.
Former Pine-Richland girls soccer coach breaks new ground with Pa. hall of fame induction
January 6, 2024
In 1998, Jodi Chmielewski was one of only a few women in Western Pennsylvania coaching high school soccer and over two decades later, she’s still making history.

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The Kiski School soccer team celebrated its fourth straight PAISAA championship Nov. 15. From left are Santiago Giraldo Valencia, Sebastian Corletto, Antonio Correa, Cameron Hernandez and Adrian Alvarez.
The Kiski School builds on success, wins 4th straight PAISAA championship
December 4, 2023
Going into the season, The Kiski School boys soccer team was expected to have a down year.

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Riverview’s Lola Abraham smiles after scoring her second goal against Springdale during their PIAA Class A state quarterfinal on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Plum High School.
Riverview’s Lola Abraham leads 2023 Trib HSSN girls soccer all-stars
November 28, 2023
Trib HSSN Girls Soccer All-Stars

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Norwin’s Owen Christopher celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against Fox Chapel during their WPIAL Class 4A semifinal on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023, at Hampton.
Norwin’s Owen Christopher headlines 2023 Trib HSSN boys soccer all-stars
Trib HSSN Boys Soccer All-Stars

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Fox Chapel graduate Katie Livingston of Denison women’s soccer was named to the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Decade team.
Fox Chapel graduate Katie Livingstone makes college conference’s all-decade team
November 26, 2023
Gail Murphy watched Katie Livingston battle through a back injury during her senior season to play for the Denison women’s soccer program. When Livingston, a Fox Chapel graduate, was named to the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Decade team, it was a fact that made Murphy proud.

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The 2023 Quaker Valley girls soccer team finished 11-6-1 overall.
Playoff season builds excitement for future of Quaker Valley girls soccer
Quaker Valley’s girls soccer team finished as a WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinalist this season.

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Quaker Valley’s Andrew Vescio (left) and Tanner Schultz celebrate after Nick Allan scored during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Camp Hill on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at Cumberland Valley.
Quaker Valley boys add to school’s soccer legacy with WPIAL, PIAA championship appearances
Quaker Valley boys soccer is one of the most renowned programs in WPIAL history, thanks to 10 WPIAL and nine PIAA championships.

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Norwin’s Scott Schuchert was chosen to coach in the 2023 Western Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association boys all-star games.
Norwin notebook: Knights coach picked for all-star game
Norwin boys soccer coach Scott Schuchert led a banner season for the Knights as they won their first WPIAL championship and advanced to the PIAA Class 4A semifinals.

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Avonworth’s Fiona Mahan controls the ball in front of Central Columbia’s Haley Bull during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at Cumberland Valley.
North Allegheny’s Abigail Stager, Avonworth’s Fiona Mahan earn All-America honors
November 25, 2023
Abigail Stager and Fiona Mahan led their girls soccer teams on lengthy playoff runs this season, but their accomplishments stretched beyond the scope of the WPIAL and PIAA.

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Riverview’s Lola Abraham celebrates her hat trick goal against Springdale on Oct. 16.
Riverview’s Lola Abraham named Valley News Dispatch girls soccer player of year
Player of the year

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Springdale’s Billy Lawrence scored 21 goals and earned all-state honors as a senior this season.
Springdale’s Billy Lawrence wins Valley News Dispatch boys soccer player of year honors
Player of the year

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Latrobe’s Ava Yurko (left) will play for Youngstown State in college.
Latrobe soccer player Ava Yurko chooses Youngstown State
November 21, 2023
Add another Division I college soccer commit to the list at Latrobe.

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Hampton’s Luke Fiscus celebrates after scoring against South Fayette during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Nov. 4.
Seniors spearhead another impressive season for Hampton boys soccer
November 19, 2023
The Hampton boys soccer team prepared for the 2023 season by attending soccer camp in mid-August in Edinboro that included a trip to a nearby water park.

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Sewickley Academy’s Libby Eannarino competes during the 2023 girls soccer season.
Sewickley Academy girls soccer makes playoffs with young roster, looks to bright future
The Sewickley Academy girls soccer team landed in the WPIAL playoffs once again in 2023.

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Penn Hills notebook: Senior soccer standout chosen for all-star game
Penn Hills senior Landon Hankey had to tough out playing two sports during his senior season.

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Riverview goalkeeper Chiara Brun makes a save next to Springdale’s Molly Hurley during their game on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, at Riverside Park in Oakmont.
Riverview keeper Brun used trip to Belgium to expand her game, help Raiders reach state final
November 16, 2023
Chiara Brun spent last season taking classes and playing club soccer in Belgium.

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Quaker Valley’s Matteo Castellini battles South Park’s Jack Ozimek for a header during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at Highmark Stadium.
2023 PIAA Class 2A boys soccer championship preview: Camp Hill vs. Quaker Valley
PIAA Class 2A boys soccer championship

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Avonworth’s Fiona Mahan battles Shady Side Academy’s Lucille McCargo for a header during their PIAA Class 2A state semifinal on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at North Allegheny.
2023 PIAA Class 2A girls soccer championship preview: Central Columbia vs. Avonworth
PIAA Class 2A girls soccer championship

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