Soccer

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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Freedom’s Jayden Sharpless named Trib HSSN Girls Soccer Player of the Year
Trib HSSN Girls Soccer Player of the Year Jayden Sharpless Freedom, freshman, midfielder Freedom rang up goals at a WPIAL-best pace this season, and its freshman phenom provided much of the firepower. The younger sister of Florida Atlantic commit Myla Sharpless, Jayden adapted to the high school level quickly. She

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West Allegheny’s Nathan Dragisich named Trib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the Year
Trib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the Year Nathan Dragisich West Allegheny, senior, midfielder Playing at a fast, attacking pace, West Allegheny racked up 120 goals, 23 wins and a PIAA championship. Nathan Dragisich was out in front, leading the charge as the Indians went andquot;dragandquot; racing to their most

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Zolnierczyk named player of year
November 28, 2018
Mike Zolnierczyk shut down most of what came his way from Springdale's opponents this fall, and opposing coaches apparently took notice. WPIAL coaches recently voted Zolnierczyk, Springdale's star senior goalkeeper, Class A boys soccer player of the year after he backstopped the Dynamos to the WPIAL semifinals. andquot;It feels great

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Thomas Jefferson boys soccer players earn postseason honors after special season
November 23, 2018
Thomas Jefferson's boys soccer team has been a WPIAL semifinalist three times in the last four seasons. The Jaguars started out 2-2-1 before reeling off a five-game winning streak at midseason. TJ also won five in a row down the home stretch of the schedule, then edged No. 5 Blackhawk

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Deer Lakes falls in overtime of PIAA soccer final
November 17, 2018
HERSHEY -- It had all the makings of another fantastic finish in a storybook postseason run. This time, however, Deer Lakes didn't get its happy ending. Aiden Negron of Fleetwood scored with 10 minutes, 14 seconds remaining in overtime, giving the District 2 runner-up a 1-0 victory over Deer Lakes

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Quaker Valley boys soccer values ‘brotherhood’ more than championships
November 16, 2018
Quaker Valley's soccer program has two annual targets -- WPIAL and PIAA championships -- but this season's team might have developed something more special than its traditional trek to the playoffs. This team became a andquot;family,andquot; according to Quaker Valley coach Andrew Marshall. andquot;It's always been a close group, though

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Landmark season by Norwin boys soccer lays groundwork for future teams
Sometimes a soccer team will need a certain piece of the puzzle to make a big run. A star forward. A battle-tested goal keeper. A strong midfield presence. For Norwin coach Scott Schuchert, his team had every piece of that puzzle as the Knights put together one of the best

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West Allegheny boys capture 1st PIAA boys soccer championship
HERSHEY -- Nathan Dragisich was paying attention, and he saw Strath Haven's goalkeeper wasn't. West Allegheny's star striker made sure Noah Atsaves paid for his moment of inattention, and the Indians similarly took advantage of the other opportunities Strath Haven left them. Dragisich scored a hat trick and assisted on

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Deer Lakes boys soccer aims to cap record-breaking season with PIAA title
Deer Lakes could sense the excitement at school this week after it secured a spot in the PIAA soccer championship for the first time in school history. But as much as the Lancers appreciated the congratulatory messages from principals and teachers, students and staff, they had already moved on from

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