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WPIAL Boys Soccer: Class 3A Sections and Preseason Players to Watch

As the high school boys soccer season prepares to officially start up in Western Pennsylvania this week (first games are set to be played on Friday), we are pleased to share the list of teams by section and the Preseason Players to Watch list for the 2023 season by classification.

These are preliminary lists based mostly returning players who earned All-WPIAL honors in the 2022 season and those who landed on Tribune-Review players to watch lists.

As always, we look forward to seeing many other players develop and come to the forefront of our attention during the course of the 2023 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 in early November and the PIAA (State) playoffs which will follow.


Class 3A
Section I Section II Section III Section IV
Armstrong Ambridge Albert Gallatin Franklin Regional
Hampton Blackhawk Bethel Park Gateway
Highlands Central Valley Connellsville Greater Latrobe
Indiana Chartiers Valley Laurel Highlands McKeesport
Kiski Area Montour Ringgold Obama Academy
Mars Moon Thomas Jefferson Penn Hills
North Catholic South Fayette Trinity Penn-Trafford
West Allegheny Uniontown Plum


Defending Champion: MOON

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Runner-Up:  AMBRIDGE

Boys Class 3A Players To Watch 

Alex Bauer, Sr., GK, Indiana;

Joey Bayne, Jr., F, Franklin Regional;

Nate Belcufine, Sr., MF, South Fayette;

Carmen Devincentis, Jr., F, Central Valley;

Coleman Docherty, Sr., F, Hampton;

Lucas Fiscus, Sr., MF, Hampton;

Aldi Flowers, Jr., MF, Plum;

Henry Gaston, Sr., MF, Bethel Park;

Landon Hankey, Sr., GK, Penn Hills;

Owen Haywood, Sr., MF, Ringgold;

Dylan Janoski, Sr., GK, South Fayette;

Davi Jansson, Sr., F, Moon;

Conner Killmeyer, Sr., D, Hampton;

John Krug, Jr., F, Chartiers Valley;

Matt Marcinko, Sr., D, Montour;

Cooper Nickles, Sr., MF, Moon;

Anthony Orlando, Sr., F, Thomas Jefferson;

Anthony Powell, Jr., F, Ambridge;

Tristan Ralph, Sr., F, Plum;

Aryan Selokar, Sr., GK, Franklin Regional;

Ryan Shantz, Sr., F, North Catholic;

Jake Shoemaker, Jr., F, Thomas Jefferson;

Oliver Spinola, Sr., MF, Hampton;

Thatcher Wilson, Sr., F, Laurel Highlands

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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