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WPIAL boys soccer players to watch (2019)

Photo by Ed Thompson

As the high school season is about set to begin, I am very excited to contribute to Pittsburgh Soccer Now’s coverage for the 2019 season.

A great way to start things off will be by compiling a players to watch list for the boys. Ed Rosensteel will follow this up, as the list for the girls will be posted Monday.

Putting together these lists can be a bit daunting, and it’s very easy for some players who deserve recognition to be left off, but at least at the start of the season we can provide those getting ready to follow another season of high school soccer in Western Pennsylvania with the most notable players on our radar.

As the season progresses, we’ll be watching for more as it’s always great to see other players emerge from the shadows.

In breaking down the boys, we were able to provide a look at 15 boys by classification, plus we’ve listed a preseason top XI.

Coach Kelly’s Preseason Top XI

F Cullin Woytovich Charleroi Sr
F Joe Fonaghy Canon-Mac Jr
F Chad Eldridge South Fayette Jr
M Colin Sibley Upper St Clair Sr
M Nate Ward Greensburg CC Sr
M Fletcher Amos West Allegheny Sr
M Luke Peperak Connellsville Sr
D Cole Kelly Plum Sr
D Connor Hudson Franklin Regional Sr
D Dom Reiter Quaker Valley Sr
GK Jack Wessel Thomas Jefferson Sr


Preseason players to watch by classification


Andrew Cassano Bethel Park Sr
Will Cinker North Allegheny Sr
Nino Civiatate Canon-Mac Sr
Joe Fonaghy Canon-Mac Jr
Ben Francis Seneca Valley Sr
Luke Gildea Plum Sr
Zane Ingram Fox Chapel Sr
Cole Kelly Plum Sr
Landon Mohney Butler So
Luke Peperak Connellsville Sr
Vince Roller Pine Richland Sr
Tommy Samosky Canon-Mac Sr
Luke Shook Butler Sr
Colin Sibley Upper St Clair Sr
Danny Simboro Mt Lebanon Sr



Fletcher Amos West Allegheny Sr
Niko Apodiakos Belle Vernon Sr
Dane Beller Mars Jr
Gavin Chappel West Allegheny Sr
Anthony Chiurazzi Chartiers Valley Sr
Anthony DiFalco Franklin Regional So
Chad Eldridge South Fayette Jr
Connor Hudson Franklin Regional Sr
Justin Kopay Moon Sr
Caleb Miller West Allegheny Sr
Tyler Nymberg Mars Jr
Darek Panucci Moon Sr
Ethan Sanders South Fayette Jr
Jack Wessel Thomas Jefferson Sr
Alex Woodworth Obama Sr
Ross Ziemianski Kiski Area Sr



Joey Anania Shadyside Academy So
Ryan Augustine North Catholic Sr
Gavin Benson Waynesburg Sr
Max Farner Shadyside Academy So
Franky Fernandez Quaker Valley Sr
George Grune Shadyside Academy Sr
Leo Iacovangelo Charleroi Sr
Joe Kearney North Catholic Sr
Bryce Kopchak North Catholic Sr
Rutger Randall Keystone Oaks Jr
Dom Reiter Quaker Valley Sr
Zack Snyder Elizabeth Forward Sr
Colton Spence Deer Lakes Jr
Michael Sullivan Deer Lakes Jr
Cullin Woytovich Charleroi Sr



Tyler Bryan Avonworth Sr
TJ Cherry Seton LaSalle Jr
Joey Folino Serra Catholic Jr
Cam Frolo Monessen Sr
Ethan Gardner Seton LaSalle Sr
SheShak Gurung Brentwood Sr
Brian Hustava Bentworth Sr
Carnell Kerr Carlynton Sr
Nate Kirsch Bishop Canevin Sr
Ale Memoli Winchester Thurston Sr
Michael Mitchell Springdale Sr
Diedrick Schlingemann Winchester Thurston Sr
Bobby Serafin Sewickley Academy Jr
Ethan Snyder Riverview Sr
Nate Ward Greensburg CC Sr

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