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FALL SPORTS WRAP-UP CROSS COUNTRY With the largest number of participants in recent history, the varsity cross county team had a banner year with runners medaling at the Central Catholic Invite and the Red, White, & Blue, and earning the first gold medal in school history at the WPIAL championships. Pieter Hansen ’15 finished first in every dual race for the team. Jack Keller ’13 improved throughout the season to finish as the No. 2 runner. Caitlin Bungo ’12 captured a gold medal in the WPIAL championships with a dramatic finish; and Tori Pawk ’13 improved throughout the season to finish as the No. 2 runner. Girls’ Soccer (13-5)
The varsity girls’ soccer team captured the WPIAL section championship with a record of 10-2, finishing 13-5 overall. The Panthers defeated Seton LaSalle 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs before falling to eventual PIAA finalist Springdale in the second round. Caitlin Bungo ’12, Kylie Harris ’12, and Nudge Vaccarelli ’12 earned All-Section honors. Caitlin and Nudge were also named to the AllWPIAL girls’ soccer team. Boys’ Soccer (15-6-2) The boys’ varsity soccer team played well into November, advancing to the PIAA semifinals. Finishing the season with a 15-6-2 record, the Panthers finished third in the WPIAL playoffs to earn a berth in states. SA defeated Brockway 3-1 and OLSH 3-0 in the first two rounds of the PIAA playoffs, the latter in front of an impressive turnout of students and adults from the Academy community. Andrew DiNardo ’12, Hamilton West ’12, Teddy Zierden ’12, Max Proie ’13, and Steven Munn ’14 were selected for the All-Section Team. Andrew and Teddy were also named to the All-WPIAL boys’ soccer team.
Field Hockey (3-9-1) The varsity field hockey team improved greatly throughout the season, as the young, inexperienced team registered a tie with Peters Township, a near upset of WPIAL champion Shady Side Academy, and several good section wins in the month of October. Alexis Bosilovic ’13 was selected to the All-WPIAL field hockey team, and Lauren Gohh ’12 and Rachel Yung ’12 were named honorable mention.
3 1. Charlie Sutherland ’12 gains possession of the ball to fend off the opponent from Avonworth. The boys won the game 2-1. 2. In the game against Greensburg Central Catholic, Rachel Pregel ’12 passes the ball out of the defensive end, while Hayley Oliver-Smith ’14 looks to assist. 3. Alan Hurbi ’12 tees off at Allegheny Country Club.
Published on Feb 27, 2012
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