Soccer

Norwin’s Zach Ullum moves in for a kick pass against Latrobe during WPIAL boys’ soccer Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Norwin High School.
WPIAL soccer referees will switch to diagonal system, if PIAA approves
July 14, 2019
The WPIAL could change the way soccer games are officiated next season, if the PIAA approves.

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Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski named Valley News Dispatch Girls Athlete of the Year
June 30, 2019
Since she was a freshman, Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski has been a key contributor in three sports.

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Springdale’s Mike Zolnierczyk makes a save over Bishop Canevin’s Nevan Crossey during first round boys A WPIAL soccer action at Hampton High School.
Springdale’s Michael Zolnierczyk named Valley News Dispatch Boys Athlete of the Year
June 29, 2019
Michael Zolnierczyk has been front and center in maintaining two of the Alle-Kiski Valley’s most enduring sports legacies: Springdale Dynamos soccer and basketball.

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Quaker Valley’s Dom Reiter controls the ball during the WPIAL Class AA boys soccer championship game against Shady Side Academy Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Highmark Stadium.
Quaker Valley’s Dominic Reiter to play soccer at Pitt
June 28, 2019
Dominic Reiter was in disbelief, so he called his twin brother, Fritz, to share that Pitt soccer coach Jay Vidovich offered him a spot on the team.

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Franklin Regional’s Nolan Scholze battles Hampton’s Harper Cook during their WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Norwin High School.
Hampton grad Harper Cook joins American U soccer
June 27, 2019
Perhaps four years from now, Harper Cook will understand the reason he will be spending his college years in Washington, D.C., instead of New Jersey.

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The Freedom girls soccer team celebrates after defeating Shady Side Academy in their PIAA Class A state semifinal Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Mars Stadium.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018 girls soccer season
June 26, 2019
Freedom was fearless — and Sharpless — on the way to a WPIAL girls soccer championship and a PIAA runner-up finish in Class A last fall.

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West Allegheny’s Nate Dragisich celebrates his first goal against Ambridge Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in North Fayette.
West Allegheny’s Nathan Dragisich tabbed PA Gatorade Player of Year
June 6, 2019
A program all-timer, Nathan Dragisich was lauded Thursday for his contributions to the finest season in West Allegheny boys soccer history.

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Springdale’s Mike Zolnierczyk makes a save over Bishop Canevin’s Nevan Crossey during first round boys A WPIAL soccer action at Hampton High School.
Springdale’s Zolnierczyk ready to begin next chapter at Robert Morris
May 31, 2019
Mike Zolnierczyk graduates Friday from Springdale High School.

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Kiski Area’s Christa Palla plays during a scrimmage with Freeport Area girls Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at Freeport High School.
Kiski Area’s Palla twins commit to play soccer at Morehead State
May 3, 2019
Kiski Area’s Palla twins will stick together at the Division I soccer level.

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Nick Smith, Kiski Area boys soccer
Kiski Area goalkeeper Nick Smith commits to Duquesne soccer
February 19, 2019
Nick Smith spent two years as Kiski Area’s starting goalkeeper, allowed to pick up the ball when teammates couldn’t, and he took his recruitment into his own hands as well.

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Wilshire to get her kicks at Concordia Wisconsin
February 14, 2019
Grace Wilshire has played soccer since she was 3 years old, and she will continue her career at Concordia Wisconsin. The Redeemer Lutheran senior signed her national letter of intent Feb. 8. andquot;I choose to commit to Concordia because when I visited there everyone was very welcoming, and they have

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MaxPreps Tour of Champions honors West A boys soccer team
January 17, 2019
The MaxPreps Tour of Champions will stop Friday at West Allegheny to honor the school's state championship boys soccer team. West A went 23-2 this past season and won the PIAA Class 3A title. The team will receive the Army National Guard national rankings trophy during a school assembly at

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Pine-Richland’s Donnelly heading to Germany for soccer event
January 11, 2019
In a tryout process that sifted through more than 100 girls soccer players, Pine-Richland's Megan Donnelly was one of just 18 selected to represent the U.S. Youth Soccer Development Program on the Region 1 2001/2002 combined girls soccer team for a competition in Germany in April. The selection process began

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Penn Hills keeper Blair ready for next level at Waynesburg
January 3, 2019
Autumn Blair, goalie for the Penn Hills girls soccer team, revealed where she will continue her athletic career in college, announcing via her personal Twitter account that she committed to Waynesburg. andquot;It was a hard decision, but Waynesburg just felt like home to me,andquot; Blair said. andquot;The coach was really

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Norwin’s Breen commits to play soccer at Duquesne
December 12, 2018
Norwin soccer standout Carter Breen is far from a late bloomer. In fact, he often is ahead of everyone else on the field. He has been one to watch for years, at the youth level through the high school ranks. And while his college commitment came later than most, the

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Hampton’s Joyce to play college soccer
December 6, 2018
Sammy Joyce is a team player. Naturally, she was looking for a college choice that had a strong team dynamic. Joyce, who agreed to play a more defensive role for the better of her high school soccer team in its run to the state playoffs, recently signed a letter of

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Penn-Trafford’s Kiley Dugan named Tribune-Review Westmoreland Girls Soccer Player of the Year
December 1, 2018
Tribune-Review Westmoreland Girls Soccer Player of the year Kiley Dugan Sr., MF, Penn-Trafford In the annals of Penn-Trafford girls soccer, Kiley Dugan will likely be remembered for her golden goal in the 2017 WPIAL Class 4A championship. The rousing overtime header allowed Penn-Trafford to skirt around rival Norwin, 2-1, and

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Deer Lakes’ Madeline Boulos named Valley News Dispatch Girls Soccer Player of the Year
Valley News Dispatch Girls Soccer Player of the Year Madeline Boulos Deer Lakes, freshman, forward Madeline Boulos was one of the youngest players on Deer Lakes' girls soccer team this fall, but she quickly became one of the most important, too. The Lancers leaned into their youth movement the last

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Deer Lakes’ Jesse Greyshock named Valley News Dispatch Boys Soccer Player of the Year
Valley News Dispatch Boys Soccer Player of the Year Jesse Greyshock Deer Lakes, senior, goalkeeper Jesse Greyshock began his Deer Lakes varsity career in the midfield. He ended it two levels back, leading the Lancers to a historic season. In his second season as Deer Lakes' full-time goalkeeper, Greyshock brought

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Norwin’s Carter Breen named Westmoreland County Boys Soccer Player of the Year
Tribune-Review Westmoreland Boys Soccer Player of the Year Carter Breen Sr., F, Norwin A flash down the far sideline, Norwin forward Carter Breen dashes into the final third of the field, uses an advanced move to leave a defender dizzy and canons one into the back of the net. He

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