Moon’s Hailey Longwell wins Moe Rosensteel Award

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Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 3:25 PM


Her team did not lose a single game and celebrated a pair of championships. But a postseason award really seemed to cap a perfect season for Hailey Longwell.

She was the engine that made the Tigers go.

The senior midfielder from Moon was named the recipient of the fourth Moe Rosensteel Award, which recognizes the best girls soccer player in the WPIAL.

Longwell was one of three finalists, joining Lucia Wells of North Allegheny and Piper Coffield of Mars.

The award is presented by the Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation. A panel of organizers, coaches and media members vote on the top players.

“It means the world to me,” Longwell said. “It is truly an honor to be able to represent the legacy Moe left behind on the field, but more importantly, the impact she made on others. To see her influence be lived vicariously through her family everyday, is inspiring.”

A Duquesne commit, Longwell led Moon to a 24-0 record, with WPIAL and PIAA championships in Class 3A, a year after the Tigers won a pair of titles in Class 4A.

Past Rosensteel Award winners include Ellie Coffield of Mars, Sarah Schupansky of North Allegheny and Kelsey Salopek of Steel Valley.

Longwell helped Moon knock off three-time defending WPIAL and PIAA champion Mars while ending the Fightin’ Planets’ 80-game unbeaten streak.

Longwell had 36 goals and 15 assists. She was an All-WPIAL and all-section selection this season.

She had two goals against Mars in the PIAA semifinals and scored in Friday’s 2-1 win over Upper Perkiomen in the state final in Mechanicsburg.

Moon scored twice inside the final 18 minutes to complete a comeback win and secure its fifth state title.

The Tigers allowed three goals all season.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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