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Pitt’s Amanda West Named to All-ACC Second Team

Pitt’s Amanda West Named to All-ACC Second Team

Pitt women’s soccer sophomore Amanda West was named to the All-ACC Second Team, the conference announced Friday. West becomes the first-ever Panther to be selected as high as the second team for the annual conference accolade, as last year she became the first in program history to ever earn an All-ACC honor by being picked to the third team.

West leads the nation in points (30), points per game (2.14), goals (13) and game-winning goals (four) and third in goals (0.929) per game, which is also first in the ACC. She was no slouch when it came to facing ACC opponents, tying for the league-lead in goals (six) and points (14) in conference-only games.

The forward broke school records all during the fall season. West opened the season with a program-best seven-game goal scoring streak. She became the school’s all-time leader in career points (59) and tied for career goals (23) when she set the single-season record for points (30) and goals (29), breaking both records she set and tied as a freshman.

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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