Boys Soccer Earns Playoff Spot and WPIAL Recognition
After narrowly missing playoffs last year, Boys Soccer came back on the field with a vengeance this fall, winning their section in a 2-1 victory over Greensburg Central Catholic and clinching a playoff spot. With many returning starting players and a talented group of freshmen, the team led their section with an undefeated in-section record of 12-0. The Bears stayed hungry during playoffs, but fell to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in the Class A WPIAL Championship semi-final game. The Bears played for a PIAA State Championship spot in the consolation game, but endured another tough loss to Seton LaSalle, drawing their well-played season to a close.
“It was a fun ride,” shared head coach Adam Brownold, “I am so happy for the entire team, especially our seniors who were part of two undefeated Section Champion teams and a WPIAL Championship team when they were freshmen.”
The team also celebrated the WPIAL recognition of six players and coach Adam Brownold. Seniors Max Harlow, Elliot Hare, Jacob Beiriger, Jivak Nischal, and Arthur Barelli received All-Section Finest 15 recognition, senior Daniel Plaut earned an All-Section Honorable Mention, and head coach Adam Brownold was named All-Section Coach of the Year. In addition to their All-Section recognition, Elliot Hare and Max Harlow were also selected for the prestigious All-WPIAL team.