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Road To Highmark: WPIAL Boys Soccer playoff seeding projections (2022)

File photo courtesy Ed Thompson

PSN’s WPIAL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFF PROJECTIONS BY CLASSIFICATION

Here’s a look at each classification and PSN’s playoff bracket projections.

On Wednesday, the WPIAL Boys Soccer playoff brackets will be revealed.  Below you will find our best shot at how each classification stacks up.

All photos courtesy Ed Thompson 


Boys 4A: 8 teams

2021 Champion:  Seneca Valley (4A)

  1. Seneca Valley   16-0-1
  2. Peters Township   13-2-0
  3. Fox Chapel  12-3-2
  4. Canon McMillan  12-5-0
  5. Pine-Richland   12-4-1
  6. Norwin   11-5-0
  7. Butler  12-4-2
  8. Upper St. Clair  9-6-2

Boys 3A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches

2021 Champion:  Hampton (3A

  1. Moon   16-0-1
  2. Plum   16-1-1
  3. Kiski  14-3-0
  4. Thomas Jefferson  16-2-0
  5. Franklin Regional   14-4-0
  6. Hampton  12-5-0
  7. Bethel Park  13-5-0
  8. Mars  10-6-0
  9. South Fayette  9-4-3
  10. Trinity  12-5-0
  11. Ambridge 11-6-1
  12. Gateway   10-7-1
  13. Montour  9-4-4
  14. Penn-Trafford   9-8-1
  15. Connellsville  10-7-0
  16. North Catholic   7-6-3
  17. Ringgold  8-10-0

Boys 2A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches

2021 Champion:  Quaker Valley (2A),

  1. Quaker Valley   15-3-0
  2. South Park  17-0-0
  3. Deer Lakes   16-2-0
  4. Shady Side Academy 13-3-0
  5. Belle Vernon  13-4-0
  6. East Allegheny 13-3-0
  7. Beaver Area  11-6-0
  8. McGuffey   12-5-1
  9. West Mifflin   11-6-1
  10. Avonworth  10-5-1
  11. Knoch    10-8-0
  12. Brownsville  11-7-0
  13. Mt. Pleasant   8-8-2
  14. Hopewell   8-7-0
  15. Keystone Oaks   7-8-1
  16. Freeport   7-9-0

Boys 1A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches

2021 Champion:  Winchester Thurston (1A)

  1. Winchester Thurston    12-2-1
  2. Greensburg Central Catholic   14-1-0
  3. Sewickley Academy 14-2-0
  4. Eden Christian   13-2-1
  5. Seton LaSalle  11-3-1
  6. Burrell  14-3-0
  7. Charleroi   14-2-0
  8. Freedom   12-4-0
  9. Springdale 12-4-0
  10. Serra Catholic   9-6-0
  11. Bentworth   12-5-0
  12. Carlynton  9-4-2
  13. Trinity Christian  9-5-1
  14. Our Lady of Sacred Heart  8-7-0
  15. California    5-10-1
  16. Bishop Canevin  2-12-1

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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