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Luchini, Harrigan & Snyder named United Soccer Coaches HS All-Americans

Three local players — North Allegheny’s Josh Luchini, Norwin’s Emily Harrigan and Moon’s Delaney Snyder, all seniors, were named to the United Soccer Coaches Boys and Girls All-America Teams for the fall 2017 season.
Announced earlier this week, it was yet another impressive accolade for each — all who were also involved in leading their schools to WPIAL and PIAA playoffs in late October and November.

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Josh Luchini (file photo)

Luchini also participated in the High School All-American Game at La Costa Field on the campus of Celebration (FL) High School on Saturday. A Lehigh commit, Luchini put the East on the scoreboard in the 85th minute during the West’s 4-1 victory.
Luchin who plays for the club Steel Town Magic, ended his high school career at North Allegheny with 62 goals and 42 assists — including 36 goals and 17 assists during his senior campaign, which he led the Tigers to the WPIAL title, defeating a previously unbeaten Peters Township squad.

Moon’s Delaney Snyder – LONG HONG

Snyder, who has committed to attend and play soccer at Miami (OH), was the catalyst for Moon’s impressive back-to-back WPIAL and PIAA Girls 3A title winning team — scoring the lone goal to help Moon clinch an unbeaten season. Snyder scored 107 goals in her impressive High School career.

Emily Harrigan (file photo)

Harrigan, a Rutgers commit, racked up an impressive scoring total of more than 80 goals in addition to multiple WPIAL titles in 2015 and 2016 — and helping lead the Knights to the PIAA title in 2017.
This also marks the second straight year the Riverhounds Development Academy (RDA) had two players earn All-America status with Snyder and Harrigan this year, while Bailey Cartwright and Aideen O’Donoghue were RDA players honored in 2016.

RELATED: Video – North Allegheny’s Josh Luchini after winning back-to-back WPIAL titles 


John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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