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WPIAL Girls Soccer: Moe Rosentsteel Most Outstanding Player award finalists announced

Image courtesy Moe Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation

The Kaitlyn ‘Moe’ Rosensteel Scholarship Foundation announced the three finalists for the Moe Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player of the Year award on Wednesday.

The finalists are:

  • Moon senior midfielder and Duquesne University commit Hailey Longwell
  • North Allegheny senior forward and University of Pittsburgh commit Lucia Wells
  • Mars senior forward and Indiana University commit Piper Coffield

The award is named for the late Kaitlyn “Moe” Rosensteel, a former Ringgold standout whose memory carries on through the foundation and an annual scholarship.

The finalists are three players who have already helped lead their schools to significant success in recent years, prior to 2022.

Now, as leaders, they all have their teams on the brink of another District title, as they’ll each be in action at Highmark Stadium this weekend.

This is the second time around for both Wells and Longwell as finalists, while Coffield, is a finalist for the first time.

  • 2021 – Kelsey Salopek, Steel Valley
  • 2020 – Sarah Schupansky, North Allegheny
  • 2019 – Ellie Coffield, Mars

Moe Rosensteel Player of the Year Award 2020 winner: Sarah Schupansky (North Allegheny Senior High School)

Inaugural Kaitlyn ‘Moe’ Rosensteel Most Outstanding Player of the Year: Ellie Coffield (Mars High School)

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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