WPIAL soccer star Jayden Sharpless ruled ineligible after transferring

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 3:05 PM

Jayden Sharpless, one of the WPIAL’s top girls soccer players, was ruled ineligible to play this fall.

The sophomore transferred to North Catholic after leading the WPIAL in goals last season and Freedom’s administration flagged her move as potentially motivated by athletics, said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley. Based on the paperwork submitted, the WPIAL board voted Monday to make Sharpless ineligible.

North Catholic can request a hearing with the WPIAL to appeal that decision.

Sharpless was the TribLive HSSN Girls Player of the Year last season. She scored 64 goals and led Freedom to the WPIAL Class A title and a runner-up finish in the state tournament.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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