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WPIAL Preseason Boys Soccer Players to Watch (2021)

Photo courtesy Justin Berl

As we are on the precipice of another High School boys soccer season in Western Pennsylvania, we are pleased to share our Preseason Players to Watch list for the 2021 season by classification.

These are preliminary lists based mostly returning players who earned All-WPIAL honors in the 2020 season.

As always, we look forward to seeing many other players develop and come to the forefront of our attention during the course of the 2021 season.

We look forward to another season of coverage on Pittsburgh Soccer Now, which will culminate with the WPIAL Playoffs including the return of the Finals for each of the eight Boys and Girls classifications at Highmark Stadium on November 5 and 6 and the PIAA (State) playoffs which will follow.

Andrew Massucci Peters Twp Sr.
Landon Mohney Butler Sr.
Ashton Schutzman Fox Chapel Sr.
Beaux Lizuski Seneca Valley Jr.
Jacob Ciganik Shaler Sr.
Kalala Iraqi Brashear Sr.
Caleb Yuricha Norwin Sr.
Keegan Amos West Allegheny Sr.
Anders Bordoy Kiski Jr.
Severin Dengel Moon Sr.
Anthony DiFalco Franklin Regional Sr.
Johnny Dragisich West Allegheny Sr.
Luke Kolankowski Plum Sr.
Ryan Kopay Moon Jr.
Daniel Sassak Belle Vernon Sr.
Gabe Viszlay Hampton Sr.
Joe Anania Shady Side Sr.
Blaise Burns Quaker Valley Sr.
Sam Farner Shady Side Sr.
Dylan Greggs North Catholic Sr.
Will Gruca Ambridge Jr.
Rowan Kriebel Quaker Valley Sr.
Owen McDermott Burrell Jr.
Eben McIntyre Charleroi Sr.
Mark Accamondo Brentwood Sr.
John Bence Aquinas Academy So.
Bob Bootay Seton-LaSalle Sr.
Nick Cherry Seton-LaSalle Sr.
Carlo Denis Greensburg Central Catholic Jr.
Mason Fabean Greensburg Central Catholic Jr.
Alex Hauskrecht Winchester Thurston Jr.
Oliver Daboo Winchester Thurston Jr.
Chris Mitchell Springdale Jr.
Landon Urcho Bentworth Sr.
Jared Waggett Chartiers-Houston Sr.

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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