Riverview’s Lola Abraham leads 2023 Trib HSSN girls soccer all-stars

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 5:07 PM


Trib HSSN Girls Soccer All-Stars

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Player of the year

Lola Abraham

Sr., F, Riverview

Known for scoring goals in bunches, Lola Abraham was an offensive stalwart with the disruptive tendencies of a defender.

Slow her down early, she’ll probably burn you late.

Braces and hat tricks were only signs of more to come.

The explosive Abraham was an easy choice for TribLive HSSN Girls Soccer Player of the Year after an indelible senior season.

Abigail Stager of North Allegheny and Fiona Mahan of Avonworth also were considered.

Abraham, a Pitt commit, led the WPIAL with 77 goals and added 19 assists as Riverview finished as the Class A runner-up in the WPIAL and PIAA.

She also was the fifth recipient of the Moe Rosensteel Award, which recognizes the most talented player in WPIAL girls soccer, and the TribLive Valley News Dispatch player of the year.

The story of the Raiders and their Abraham-led rise from doldrums to delight is well documented. Riverview had to cancel its season in 2020 due to low roster turnout.

Abraham’s meteoric ascent saw her net 43 goals as a sophomore and 56 as a junior before her epic 2023 run.

Her 77 goals were two short of the WPIAL record of 79 set by Greensburg Central Catholic’s Bailey Cartwright in 2015.

Abraham, who had 21 goals alone in eight playoff games this season, finished her career with 176.

All-stars

Shaye Bailey, Sr., F, Freedom

An All-WPIAL selection, she helped the Bulldogs to a WPIAL Class A championship and the PIAA quarterfinals.

Sierra Dupre, So., MF, Upper St. Clair

Accolades included all-region, all-state and All-WPIAL for a key player on WPIAL 4A semifinalist team.

Kate Friday, Sr., MF, Fox Chapel

All-WPIAL performer and Xavier commit played important role in Fox Chapel’s surprise run to a WPIAL 4A championship and PIAA quarterfinals.

Riley Kerr, Jr., F, Greensburg Central Catholic

An all-WPIAL selection and 100-goal career scorer, she helped GCC return to WPIAL Class A playoffs.

Aris Lamanna, Sr., GK, Franklin Regional

A Coastal Carolina commit, she made all-state and All-WPIAL lists as Franklin Regional posted nine shutouts.

Gabrielle Larson, Sr., D, Moon

A key piece to the PIAA champion Tigers’ defense, she was named to the all-state and All-WPIAL teams.

Serayah Leech, Sr., GK, Moon

Key shot stopper was all-state and All-WPIAL for PIAA Class 4A champion and WPIAL runner-up team that produced 19 shutouts in 23 games.

Fiona Mahan, Jr., MF, Avonworth

Alabama recruit received All-America, all-region, all-state and All-WPIAL accolades after leading Avonworth to its third straight WPIAL 2A title and second place in the PIAA.

Kate McEnroe, Sr., GK, Mars

An all-state and All-WPIAL performer in net for the Fightin’ Planets who advanced to the WPIAL and PIAA 3A semifinals.

Ella Neupaver, Sr., MF, Peters Township

A key playmaker who was named all-state and All-WPIAL for WPIAL quarterfinal team.

Rose Pellegrino, Sr., D, Mars

Back-liner helped guide Mars to WPIAL and PIAA 3A semifinals and made all-state and All-WPIAL lists.

Robin Reilly, Jr., MF, Latrobe

Named to the all-state and All-WPIAL lists, the West Virginia commit guided Latrobe to the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals.

Abigail Stager, Sr., F, North Allegheny

An All-America, all-region, all-state and All-WPIAL selection, the Kentucky commit led the Tigers to a runner-up finish in WPIAL Class 4A.

Ava Yurko, Jr., D, Latrobe

One of top defenders in Class 3A, the Youngstown State commit was named to all-state and All-WPIAL lists.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a TribLive reporter covering local sports in Westmoreland County. He can be reached at bbeckner@triblive.com.

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