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 4A Boys Soccer|
|Section I||Section II|
|North Allegheny||Hempfield Area|
|North Hills||Mt. Lebanon|
|Seneca Valley||Peters Township|
|Shaler||Upper St. Clair|
Defending Champions: PINE-RICHLAND
Runner-Up (and defending PIAA Champions): SENECA VALLEY
Boys Class 4A Players To Watch
Cole Barton, Jr., GK, Mt. Lebanon;
Cadan Bennett, Sr., GK, Pine-Richland;
Alex Brown, Sr., F, Norwin;
Owen Christopher, Sr., D, Norwin;
Blake Gabelhart, Sr., F, Peters Township;
Ryan Galicac, Jr., MF, Canon-McMillan;
Cole Kamarec, Sr., F, Seneca Valley;
Nick Kilgore, Sr., D, Butler;
Drew Knight, Sr., GK, Butler;
Colin Lazzara, Sr., MF, Fox Chapel;
Pablo Lonzoain, Jr., MF, Fox Chapel;
Cody Lubinsky, Sr., MF, Butler;
Daniel Maddock, Jr., F, Norwin;
Michael Shin, Sr., D, Fox Chapel;
Ryan Simonette, Sr., GK, Canon-McMillan;
Danny Stevens, Sr., MF, North Allegheny