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Pitt’s Amanda West Named to United Soccer Coaches’ All-Atlantic Region First-Team

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From University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department report

Pitt women’s soccer sophomore Amanda West was selected to the United Soccer Coaches’ All-Atlantic Region First-Team, the organization announced Tuesday. Earning third-team honors last year, West becomes the first Panther to be named to an all-region first team.

West ranked as one of the nation’s top scorers in the 2020-21 season. She placed third in total points (33), fourth in goals (13), 10th in game-winning goals (four) and 25th in assists (seven). She broke the school’s single-season records for points and goals, both marks she set (points) and tied (goals) as a freshman.

The forward opened the fall 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). Against competition from the best conference in the nation, she tied for the league-lead in goals (six) and points (14).

West didn’t miss a beat when the Panthers returned for two spring games. In a 4-1 win over Kentucky March 29, she recorded three assists for the second time in her career.

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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