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Former Norwin standout Emily Harrigan will transfer to Pitt

Pitt women’s soccer has added Rutgers redshirt-sophomore transfer Emily Harrigan, head coach Randy Waldrum announced Tuesday.

The North Huntingdon, PA native and former Norwin High School and Riverhounds Academy standout has three years of eligibility starting this upcoming fall with the Panthers and intends to major in Exercise Science.
Emily Harrigan | Forward | North Huntingdon, Pa. | Rutgers | Norwin HS | Pittsburgh Riverhounds

At Rutgers (2018-21): Appeared in 24 games with 10 starts … saw action in seven games this past spring … made all 10 starts in 2019 with a goal and assist … redshirted in her first season … placed three of seven shots on goal … selected to the Academic All-Big Ten Team every year as a Public Health major.

High School: Four-year varsity starter at Norwin High School …named to the United Soccer Coaches Girls All-America Team and the USA Today All-USA Preseason Team (2017) …participated in the 2017 HS All-American game… broke the school record with 93 career goals, while also posting 61 career assists … led the team to a 2017 State Championship … a Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee (2016-2017) … four-time all-section award recipient (2014-2017) … three-time All-WPIAL Award honoree (2015-2017) … two-time All-State Award (2016-2017) … led the team to three-time section championships (2014-2016) and two-time WPIAL Champions (2015-2016) … tabbed 2016 Post Gazette Player of the Year … two-time Tribune Review Player of the Year (2016-2017) … the 2016 PA Coaches Association Player of the Year … three-time US Club Soccer National Champions with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds … played with Pitt teammates Katelyn Kauffman (Norwin and Riverhounds), Lacey Bernick (Norwin), Eva Frankovic (Norwin), Krystyna Rytel (Century United) and Landy Mertz (Century) … took fourth at the Unified Track States, where high school students with and without intellectual disabilities participate…recognized for excellence and high honor roll (2010-present)… National Honor Society Member (2014- present).

Waldrum on Harrigan:
“We’re excited to announce that Emily will be joining our program here at Pitt! She’s another local product that has followed Pitt women’s soccer closely, and wanted to be a part of what we’re building. She brings experience to our team having competed in the Big Ten Conference and more attacking talent to a team that has been adding attacking flair the past few years. She’s highly competitive and committed to what we are all about here at Pitt.”

Why Pitt for Harrigan:
“I decided to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh because I feel this is the best place for me to succeed both in the classroom and on the field. It’s been amazing watching this program progress over the past few years and I could not be more excited to see what this upcoming season brings for the team. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to come home and represent my city where the dream of playing Division I soccer began. H2P!”

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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