West Allegheny’s Mackenzie Evers set to continue soccer career at Pitt

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 6:32 PM


The Pitt women’s soccer team is adding another WPIAL star to their 2021 recruiting class.

The Panthers had already signed WPIAL stars such as Mars’ Ellie Coffield, North Allegheny’s Sarah Schupansky, Norwin’s Katelyn Kaufman, and others. On Wednesday, the Panthers added West Allegheny’s Mackenzie Evers to the mix.

Evers, a junior at West Allegheny, is set to graduate a year early and will join Pitt for the 2021 fall season.

“I chose Pitt because it is one of the best universities in the country,” Evers said in a Pitt news release. “When I met the awesome coaching team of Randy (Waldrum), Ben (Waldrum) and Dustin (Stein), they made me feel right at home. I’m beyond excited to join the Pitt women’s soccer family and compete in the best conference.”

During her soccer career at West Allegheny, Evers scored 51 career goals and led the Indians to an appearance in the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A semifinals. She also helped the Indians make their first PIAA appearance in 2019 when they went 17-4 and captured the Section 4-3A title.

Pitt coach Randy Waldrum said he was thrilled when Evers decided to sign with the Panthers as they identified her as not only one of the top prospects in Western Pennsylvania, but in the region for the 2022 recruiting class.

“Her athleticism and versatility stood out from the first time we saw her play as she can play in any positional line for us in our game model,” Waldrum said in a statement. “The most impressive part is her growth and development on and off the ball. She possesses a quality on the ball combined with the athletic component that will create problems for opponents.”

Evers will also be continuing a family tradition as she has five other family members who have graduated from Pitt. Her uncle, Scott Orndoff, was a member of the football team from 2013-16 and also played in the NFL.

Greg Macafee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Greg by email at gmacafee@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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