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College recruiting update: Izzy Laurita now commits to Georgia St.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now contributor Ed Rosensteel‘s comprehensive (but ever-building) list of Pittsburgh area high school girls soccer players who have signed letters of intent had one update this week.

This list primarily includes the Class of 2020, but also numerous current underclassman from the Classes of 2021 and 2022.

On Friday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that former Belle Vernon Area star and Pittsburgh Riverhounds ECNL squad member Izzy Laurita flipped her commitment to University of Memphis, and will now be heading to Georgia State, a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

Laurita was once Pittsburgh Soccer Now’s Player of the Week in 2018 during her sophomore season at Belle Vernon when she scored 33 goals and had 20 assists. In 2019, after scoring four goals in three games for Belle Vernon, she stepped away from playing with her high school team, and focused on training and playing with Riverhounds Academy club squad.

Adidas High School Players of the Week: Izzy Laurita and Jake Sepesky (Belle Vernon)

Ed’s list of Girls Soccer Commitments can be found on our dedicated Girls College Soccer Commitment list page.

Class of 2020: Pittsburgh-area college soccer commitment list (Girls)

If you know of any additional high school seniors from our region that have signed letters of intent, please pass along to us by email or Direct Message on Twitter.

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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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