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WPIAL Girls Soccer: Class 3A Sections and Preseason Players to Watch (2023)

As the high school girls 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 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 the Moe Rosensteel Award watch list — also included in this post.

The big story in Class 3A last year, despite many talented teams and players, it was always going to come down to Moon and Mars — the two defending PIAA / WPIAL champions — after Moon stepped down in Class. And it was Moon who came away with wins against Mars in both the WPIAL Final and in the PIAA Semifinal.

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.


WPIAL Girls Soccer Class 3A
Section I Section II Section III Section IV
Armstrong Albert Gallatin Franklin Regional Blackhawk
Hampton Belle Vernon Gateway Chartiers Valley
Indiana Connellsville Greater Latrobe Montour
Kiski Area Elizabeth Forward Greensburg Salem Moon
Mars Laurel Highlands Penn Hills South Fayette
Oakland Catholic Ringgold Penn-Trafford Trinity
Obama Academy Thomas Jefferson Plum West Allegheny


Defending WPIAL & PIAA champion: Moon

Longwell’s brace, Leech’s brilliance send Moon over Mars, 2-0, to return to PIAA Final

Runner-up: Mars

Girls Class 3A Players To Watch 

**Also on the Moe Rosensteel Award Watch List 

Section 1 

  • Addison Girdwood, Sr., MF, Mars;
  • Madison Hurst, Sr., MF, Hampton;
  • Sara Kenst, Jr., MF, Hampton;
  • Camryn Kunz, Jr., MF, Kiski Area;
  • Ainsley Ray, Sr., MF, Mars;
  • Kate McEnroe, Sr., GK, Mars;
  • Mylea Riggle, Sr., MF, Armstrong;
  • Sophie Scardina, So., F, Indiana;

Section 2

  • Brooklyn Baldensperger, Jr., F, Elizabeth Forward
  • Abigail Beinlich, Sr., MF, Elizabeth Forward;
  • Kate Chiado, Sr., F, Laurel Highlands;
  • Olivia Della Lucia, Jr., MF, Thomas Jefferson;
  • Emily Doleno, Sr., GK, Ringgold;
  • Sierra Frisoli, Thomas Jefferson
  • Giovanna Ferraro, Sr., F, Elizabeth Forward;
  • Natalie Lamenza, Sr., F, Thomas Jefferson;
  • Kataira Rhodes, Sr., MF, Belle Vernon;
  • Mia Valerio, Jr., F, Elizabeth Forward;
  • Grace West, Jr., MF, Belle Vernon;
  • Elizabeth Wilson, Sr., MF, Ringgold
  • Emma Tikey, Sr., F, Connellsville;
  • Grace West, Belle Vernon

Section 3

  • Ella Bulava, Sr., Latrobe
  • Kali Booker, Sr., D, Penn Hills;
  • Aris Lamanna, Franklin Regional
  • Ava Lorenzi, Latrobe
  • Emily Oslosky, So., MF, Penn-Trafford;
  • Abby Paterline, Jr., MF, Franklin Regional;
  • Maddy Petruzzi, Jr., MF, Latrobe;
  • Jocelyn Radcliffe, Sr., F, Laurel Highlands;
  • Regan Reilly, Sr., MF, Latrobe;
  • Robin Reilly, Jr., MF, Latrobe;
  • Jada Settles, Sr., GK, Gateway;
  • Ava Weleski, Sr., MF, Plum;
  • Ava Yurko, Latrobe

Section 4

  • Grace Bannon, Jr., F, Montour;
  •  Sydney Felton, Sr., F, Moon;
  • Anna Fraps, Sr., D, South Fayette;
  • Zoe Fries, Sr., F, Chartiers Valley;
  • Elizabeth Gallup, Moon
  • Chloe Hart, Jr., F, West Allegheny;
  • Aris Lamanna, Sr., GK, Franklin Regional;
  • Gabriella Larson, Sr., D, Moon;
  • Serayah Leech, Sr., GK, Moon;
  • Ella Martin, Sr., MF, Blackhawk;
  • Marina Mollica, Sr., D, Moon;
  • Rhiannon Molnar, Sr., D, Chartiers Valley;
  • Ruby Morgan, Sr., GK, Trinity;
  • Olivia Renk, Sr., F, South Fayette;
  • Marin Torrens, Sr., D, Montour;

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