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All-State girls soccer honorees include ten WPIAL players; Mars’ Blair Gerlach 3A Coach of the Year

Last week, Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association released its All-State girls team 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 overall.

From the WPIAL, included forwards: Megan Donnelly (Pine-Richland), Haleigh Finale (South Park), Haleigh Finale (South Park), Taylor Hamlett (Mars), Sarah Schupansky (North Allegheny), Raychel Speicher (Hopewell); Midfielder: Ellie Coffield (Mars), Sarah Nyguyan (Penn-Trafford), Hannah Stuck (Peters Twp), Breana Valentovish (Seneca Valley) Goalkeepers: Maddy Neundorfer (Gateway).

The lone WPIAL coach honored as the Coach of the Year was Mars’ Blair Gerlach, who led the Planets to its second PIAA title and its sixth WPIAL, after an impeccable season.

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2019 Pennsylvania Female All-State Team

Annabel Anderson 12 Fairfield
Kate Bonshak 12 Whitehall
Madison Delgado 12 Conestoga Valley
Megan Donnelly 11 Pine-Richland
Caitlin Donovan 12 Conestoga
Halle Engle 10 Mechanicsburg
Haleigh Finale 12 South Park
Alison Francis 12 Dallas
Grace George 12 Conrad Weiser
Skylar Glass 12 Pottsgrove
Sofia Godoy 11 West Shore Christian Academy
Emma Gray 12 Great Valley
Haley Gschrey 11 Freedom
Taylor Hamlett 12 Mars
Brynn Hess 11 Benton
Justyce Hollenbach 10 Lower Dauphin
Samantha Jones 12 Council Rock South
Alexia Maccarone 11 Pottsville
Morgan Marks 12 Southern Columbia
Gianna Monaco 12 Archbishop Ryan
Hannah Montminy 12 Penns Valley
Riley  Mulherin 11 Abington Heights
Kathryn Penman 11 Williamsport
Ava Schaller 12 Parkland
Sarah Schupansky 11 North Allegheny
Abby Sindoni 12 Athens Area
Annie Slovak 12 Ephrata
Emily Smith 12 Lake-Lehman
Raychel Speicher 12 Hopewell
Casey Touey 11 Abington
Maddie Anderson 12 Pennridge
Emily  Buckner 12 Downingtown East
Ellie Coffield 11 Mars
Natalie  Cross 11 Mountain View
Jailene DeJesus 11 Wilson
Grace Dryer 12 Westmont Hilltop
Ione Fetsko 12 Scranton Prep
Maggie Forbes 11 Strath Haven
Karleigh Garber 12 Faith Christian Academy
Bailey Groff 12 Northwestern Lehigh
Leighann Kafel 11 Archbishop Wood
Camilla Kuever 11 Boyertown
JoJo McShane 11 Chestnut Hill Academy
Sarah Nguyen 12 Penn-Trafford
Gabrielle Oudin 12 Moravian Academy
Madolyn Purcell 12 Minersville
Julia Raich 11 Camp Hill
Brynn Rathsam 12 Lancaster Catholic
Lydia  Roman 11 Forest Hills
Joslyn  Stoltz 12 Calvary Christian Academy
Hannah Stuck 12 Peters Township
Breana Valentovish 12 Seneca Valley
Jillian Ball 12 Mercyhurst Prep
Madison Davis 12 Central York
Alexandra Lewis 11 Westtown School
Stella Mollica 11 Governor Mifflin
Morgan Sleek 12 Conemaugh Township
Bekah Becker 12 Boiling Springs
Kylee  Brouse 11 Warrior Run
Maddy Neundorfer 12 Gateway
Molly  Piso 12 Hickory
Mia Reed 12 Manheim Central
Morgan Wood 11 Central York

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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