Upper St. Clair Fall Sports Roundup

Big congratulations to all of our fall sports teams! For the latest information on our high school teams, be sure to check the athletics website. https://upperstclairathletics.com/

Here is a brief synopsis of the fall season.

Our Cross Country teams finished their season with their best stats ever! The boys’ team came in second in the section for the second year in a row with a 7-1 record while the girls’ team clenched first winning all 8 meets also for the second year in a row! Both teams were in the top 5 of all invitationals and meets they attended and five athletes, including 2 sophomores, qualified for the PIAA State Championships in Hershey. Congratulations Tommy O’Brien, Alex Shaw, CJ Hess, Claire Hoffman and Sophia Shi. https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495056/boys/cross-country/varsity https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495058/girls/cross-country/varsity

Our field hockey team finished the season with a 6-6-2 record and a conference record of 3-5-1. Good season girls! Congratulations to Madeline Takos for being named to the AAA All-WPIAL First Team selection. In addition, congratulations to Lauren Wholey who received an honorable mention to the All-WPIAL Team selection. https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495060/girls/field-hockey/varsity

Our boys’ golf team had a good season. Nathan Piatt and Scott Jordan played in the WPIAL Individual Championship at the famed Oakmont Country Club. Also, congratulations to Nathan Piatt for winning the Section Individual Championship! In addition to golfing, with every game, these guys are raising money for a good cause. Congratulations and thank you to the Upper St. Clair Boys Golf Program for raising $5,580.00 for the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh. https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495067/boys/golf/varsity

Our girls’ golf team had a great season! For the second year in a row they brought home the section champion trophy and this year they finished in 2nd place for the WPIAL Team Championship. Congratulations to the entire team and special shout out to Sara Steve for placing 10th at State Golf finals. https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495069/girls/golf/varsity

It has been a great year for the girls’ tennis team as they reclaimed the section championship this year! The team made it to the quarterfinals at WPIALs making the district proud. Congratulations to Marlo Schiffman for winning the Middle States Junior Sportsmanship Award in her age category. https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495075/girls/tennis/varsity

The girls’ volleyball team definitely had some exciting matches this year. They finished the season with an overall record of 2-15 and a 0-13 conference record. Congratulations to Emily O’Malley for being selected first team All Big 56. Also, thank you to the Girls Volleyball program for participating in “Volley for a Cause” this year.  This year’s charity was Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The team raised $1,153.00 and an anonymous donor from Children’s Cancer Research Fund tripled the amount to $3459.00 which will be donated by the USC Girls’ Volleyball Team to Children’s Cancer Research Fund. https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495077/girls/volleyball/varsity

Our boys’ soccer team clinched the section title this year and had a great season with their overall record being 12-4-1 and their conference record, 10-1-1. Sadly they fell out of WPIAL competition in the semi-final round with a 2-1 loss. The team had 3 athletes named to the AAAA 2018 All-WPIAL Team: Zach Ioli, Colin Sibley, Zach Shoemaker. Dylan Mira, Colin Sibley and Zach Ioli were named to the First Team All Big 56, while Zach Shoemaker, RJ White and Nate Murphy were named to the Second Team All Big 56 and Danny Berlin earned a Big 56 honorable mention. Congratulations to Coach Uwe Schneider on being named the Big 56 Coach of the Year!! https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495070/boys/soccer/varsity

Our girls’ soccer team won themselves a section championship this year, but like the boys, fell out of WPIAL competition in the semi-final round. Their overall record for the season was 13-4 with a conference record of 11-3. Congratulations to the following on their post season awards: All-Section: Landy Mertz, Nikki Gibbons, Mia Snyder, Jane Madson, Marissa Krenn and Juls Gianni All-Wpial: Landy Mertz, Nikki Gibbons, Mia Snyder and Juls Gianni All- State: Landy Mertz and Nikki Gibbons Big 56 1st team: Landy Mertz, Nikki Gibbons, Mia Snyder and Juls Gianni Big 56 2nd team: Jane Madson and Marissa Krenn Big 56 honorable mention: Natalie Gilbert https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495073/girls/soccer/varsity

And last, but not least, our Upper St. Clair Football team finished their season with an overall record of 8-3 with a conference record of 5-2. Great season and Congratulations on the following individual post season awards. First Team: Colin McLinden – Outside Linebacker; and Antonio Orsini – Running Back Second Team: Harvey Rauch – Defensive End; James Deiuliis – Offensive Guard; David Pantelis – multi-back; and Chris Pantelis – Wide Reciever Honorable Mention: Brandon Shearer – Inside Linbacker; and Jake Slinger – Defensive Tackle https://upperstclairathletics.com/teams/2495062/boys/football/varsity

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