Trib HSSN preseason boys soccer rankings
Monday, August 26, 2019 | 10:08 PM
WPIAL soccer season opens Friday. Here are the Tribune-Review boys preseason rankings.
1. Canon-McMillan (16-3) — The Big Macs reached the WPIAL semifinals last year and return several key players, including junior Joe Fonaghy and senior Tommy Samosky.
2. Seneca Valley (19-3-1)
3. North Allegheny (10-6-1)
4. Norwin (17-4-1)
5. Connellsville (14-5)
1. Franklin Regional (20-1-1) — The defending WPIAL champions and PIAA semifinalists allowed seven goals all season. Sophomore Anthony DiFalco and senior Connor Hudson will lead the attack.
2. West Allegheny (23-2)
3. Moon (13-4-1)
4. South Fayette (12-6-1)
5. Thomas Jefferson (16-6-1)
1. Quaker Valley (19-5) — The Quakers made it to the WPIAL title game but fell to Shady Side Academy. Players like senior Dom Reiter and Franky Fernandez give the team reason for more optimism.
2. Shady Side Academy (14-7-1)
3. Deer Lakes (21-2-1)
4. Charleroi (18-2)
5. North Catholic (12-4)
1. Greensburg Central Catholic (19-3) — Senior Nate Ward return to lead the Centurions, who finished runner-up to Avonworth in the WPIAL before reaching the PIAA semifinals.
2. Avonworth (23-1-1)
3. Springdale (15-4-1)
4. Winchester Thurston (11-6)
5. Seton LaSalle (19-5)
*Last year’s records
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
Tags: Avonworth, Canon-McMillan, Charleroi, Connellsville, Deer Lakes, Franklin Regional, Greensburg C.C., Moon, North Allegheny, North Catholic, Norwin, Quaker Valley, Seneca Valley, Seton La Salle, Shady Side Academy, South Fayette, Springdale, Thomas Jefferson, West Allegheny, Winchester Thurston
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