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WPIAL soccer standouts receive All-State and United Soccer Coaches All-America honors

The All-State and United Soccer Coaches (USC) Region All-America teams were revealed for high school boys and girls soccer for the Fall 2020 season.

In addition, Mars’ Ellie Coffield was honored with the PA Soccer Coaches Association (PSCA) Girls Player of the Year Award.

Numerous Pennsylvania and WPIAL players were included on these lists.


On the boys side, from our area, Franklin Regional’s junior standout Anthony Di Falclo earned USC All-America Region II team honors. In addition, Canon-McMillan’s senior Joey Fonegy joined Di Falco on the USC All-America Region II (East) team.



In addition to Coffield earning 2020 Female State Player of the Year award, she’s also joined on the USC Region II All-America Team by her future teammate at the University of Pittsburgh and North Allegheny’s Sara Schupansky.

In addition, Coffield’s teammate at Mars, Grace Dunaway also joins Coffield and Shupansky on the USLC All Region II (East) team.

In addition, here’s a list of all WPIAL Players names to All-State teams.

BOYS ALL-STATE 2020 (Honorees from WPIAL)  


Elijah Cincinnati, Trinity

Anthony DiFalco, Franklin Regional

Darius Flowers, Plum

Joey Fonagy, Canon-McMillan

Zack LaValle, Seneca Valley

Nate Lazzara, Fox Chapel

Andrew Massucci, Peters Township

Eben McIntyre, Charleroi

Landon Mohney, Butler


Sam Farner, Shady Side Academy

Joe Irwin, South Park

Devin Murray, Deer Lakes

Michael Sullivan, Deer Lakes


Chad Eldridge, South Fayette

GIRLS ALL-STATE 2020 (Honorees from WPIAL) 


Gracie Dunaway, Mars

Lucy Ream, Fox Chapel

Sarah Schupansky, North Allegheny

Caroline Wroblewski, Mars


Kelsey Salopek, Steel Valley

Ellie Coffield, Mars

Tessa Dellarose, Brownsville


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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