MSA SPORTS CUP: Sewickley Academy Back on Top After Winning Class A Cup

Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 2:19 PM

Eight time champion Sewickley Academy and defending champ Greensburg Central Catholic were deadlocked with 360 points each with one more sport to calculate in the chase for the 2013-2014 MSA Sports Class A Cup. That one sports was boy tennis, which was great news for Panthers fans and bad news for everybody else in Class A. A district title and state runner-up in boys tennis helped Sewickley Academy win the MSA Sports Cup for the ninth time in eleven years.

Sewickley Academy ended up with 465 points while GCC finished second with 360. Bishop Canevin finished in third place with 290, followed by Vincentian Academy in fourth with 270 points and Neshannock fifth with 220 points. The school rounding out the top ten were Our Lady of the Sacred Heart sixth, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic seventh, Avonworth and Serra Catholic were tied for eighth while California was tenth out of 44 Class A schools.

The 465 points for Sewickley Academy was third overall of every WPIAL school, trailing only Quad-A champion North Allegheny’s 965 points and Triple-A champion South Fayette’s 565 points.

Panthers teams won three WPIAL championships in boys soccer, boys golf and the above mentioned boys tennis, with the boys soccer team going the distance in also winning a PIAA state championship.

Could this championship be the start of another four year run for Sewickley Academy? The Panthers captured the first four years of the MSA Sports Class A Cup before Serra Catholic claimed the 2007-2008 title. Then it was another four year run for Sewickley Academy before finishing second to Greensburg Central Catholic in 2012-2013.

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