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All-State boys soccer honorees include 14 WPIAL players and QV’s Andrew Marshall as Coach of the Year

Last week, Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association released its All-State boys teams along with its coaching postseason honors for 2019.

Among those chosen included, as is the case when it comes to these post-season awards, it appears more forwards (26) and midfielders (29) while there was just nine defenders and one goalkeeper pverall.

From the WPIAL, included forwards: Fletcher Amos (West Allegheny), Anthony DiFalco (Franklin Regional), Joseph Fonagy (Canon-McMillan), Zane Ingram (Fox Chapel), Joseph Kearney (North Catholic), Justin Kopay (Moon), Luke Peperak (Connellsville), Dominic Reiter (Quaker Valley), Luke Rupert (Seneca Valley) and Cullin Woytovich (Charleroi); Midfielders: Nick Apodiakos (Belle Vernon), Connor Hudson (Franklin Regional) and Austin Rocke (Mars); Defenders: Chad Eldridge (South Fayette).

There were just two sophomores included in the list, including Franklin Regional’s DiFalco.

In addition, Quaker Valley’s Andrew Marshall, was the lone WPIAL coach to earn All-State coaching honors — as the 2A Boys Coach of the Year. Marshall led Quaker Valley to its ninth WPIAL and either PIAA titles, respectively, this season. For Marshall, it was his second PIAA and WPIAL titles won in his five years at the helm at QV.

Quaker Valley defeat New Hope-Solebury, 2-1, to capture its eighth PIAA boys soccer title


2019 Boys Pennsylvania All State Team


Fletcher Amos 12 West Allegheny
Mikkel Andersen 12 Harriton
John Axtman 12 Central Dauphin
Anthony DiFalco 10 Franklin Regional
Joseph Fonagy 11 Canon-McMillan
Dane Harmaty 12 Chestnut Hill Academy
Zachary Holthaus 12 Dallas
Carter Houlihan 12 North Penn
Thor Huth 12 Jim Thorpe
Zane Ingram 12 Fox Chapel
Corey Johnston 12 Tyrone
Joseph Kearney 12 North Catholic
Justin Kopay 12 Moon
Aaron Lane 12 Athens
Eric Leach 12 Cumberland Valley
Mitchell Lesh 12 Pine Grove
Aidan Negron 12 Fleetwood
Luke Peperak 12 Connellsville
Cameron Rowe 12 Governor Mifflin
Dominic Reiter 12 Quaker Valley
Luke Rupert 12 Seneca Valley
Chris Tambasco 12 Pocono Mountain West
Colin Trainor 12 Spring-Ford
Maximilian Valentine 12 Gregory the Great Academy
Kresstoph Whittick 12 Whitehall
Cullin Woytovich 12 Charleroi
Austin Recinos 12 Moravian Academy
Niko Apodiakos  12 Belle Vernon
Lucas Arnold 12 Athens Area
Nevin Baer 12 Abington
Ryan Cesarini 11 Valley View
Peter Chol 12 McCaskey
Bryce Collins 12 Riverside
Quinn Egal 12 Somerset
Nolan Grady 12 Germantown Friends
Reggie Grayek IV 12 Wyoming Seminary
Caleb Herring 12 New Hope-Solebury
Sam  Hershey 11 McCaskey
Michael Hewes 12 Unionville
Kyle Hoff 12 Southern Lehigh
Nolan Holloway 12 Susquehannock
Connor  Hudson 12 Franklin Regional
Eli Klinger 10 Millville
Carter Knepp 12 Midd-West
Justus Leighow 12 Hughesville
Ben Liscum 11 Lewisburg
Joshua  Mark 12 Palmyra
Phil Monos 12 Lower Merion
Mike Peirce 12 Oley Valley
Austin Rocke 12 Mars
Korey Schuster 12 Faith Christian Academy
Connor Swope 11 Northern York
Nathan Tanner 12 Halifax Area School District
Ethan Williams 12 Conemaugh Township
Gabe Wunderlich 12 Dallastown Area


Logan Carbaugh 12 Gettysburg
Collin Deckert 12 Pottsgrove
Kieran  Donnelly 12 Roman Catholic
Chad Eldridge  11 South Fayette
Brendan McCarthy 12 Father Judge
Paul Morelli 11 Hickory
Tyler Reid 12 West Chester Henderson
Evan Schlotterbeck 11 Moorestown Friends
Liam Wright 12 Manheim Township


Blake Koski 12 Liberty

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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