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WPIAL girls soccer classification realignment (2024-25)

The wait is finally over, as the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Sports League (WPIAL — PIAA’s District 7) approved the realignment of classifications for the 2024 and 2025 Fall Sports cycles, including for boys and girls soccer at its Board of Directors’ meeting on Monday.

Check out the full breakdown below to find the complete realignment per classification with each of the sections for WPIAL Girls Soccer in 2024-25 along with some of our notes.

Girls’ soccer will have 107 teams competing in section play across four classifications. Class 4A has 18 teams competing in three sections, Class 3A has 28 teams competing in four sections, Class 2A has 33 teams competing in four sections, and Class 1A has 28 teams competing in four sections.

Based on PIAA’s most updated boys and girls enrollment numbers released in late November, the new cycle will see some movement of schools up and down in classifications for 2024 and 2025, while there are also a few schools who have elected to remain in higher classifications.

Tentative release date for boys and girls soccer section schedules will be Tuesday, February 27.


Class 4A now has moved from two sections to three sections, with a total of 18 teams.


  • Armstrong (Did not compete in 2022-23) 
  • Greater Latrobe (Class 3A in 2022-23)
  • Hempfield
  • Norwin
  • Penn-Trafford (Class 3A in 2022-23)
  • Woodland Hills (Class 2A in 2022-23) 


  • Baldwin
  • Canon McMillan
  • Connellsville Area Senior High School (Class 3A in 2022-23) 
  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Peters Township
  • Upper St Clair (Opted to stay up for 2024-25)


  • Allderdice
  • North Allegheny
  • Seneca Valley
  • Butler Area
  • North Hills
  • Pine-Richland


Class 3A will have 28 teams in four sections.


  • Fox Chapel Area High School (Class 4A in 2022-23, WPIAL Champion in 2023) 
  • Gateway
  • Hampton
  • Mars
  • Obama Academy
  • Shaler (Class 4A in 2022-23)
  • Penn Hills High School


  • Bethel Park High School (Class 4A in 2022-23) 
  • Blackhawk
  • Chartiers Valley
  • Montour
  • Moon (defending PIAA champion)
  • Trinity
  • West Allegheny


  • Albert Gallatin
  • Laurel Highlands
  • McKeesport (Did not compete in 2022-23)
  • Oakland Catholic
  • South Fayette (defending 3A champion)
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Uniontown


  • Elizabeth Forward
  • Franklin Regional
  • Greensburg Salem
  • Indiana
  • Kiski Area
  • Plum
  • West Mifflin


Class 2A will include the largest grouping, with 33 teams in four sections.


  • Belle Vernon (Class 3A in 2022-23) 
  • Charleroi Area (Class 1A in 2022-23) 
  • Keystone Oaks
  • McGuffey
  • Ringgold (Class 3A in 2022-23) 
  • South Park
  • Steel Valley (Class 1A in 2022-23) 
  • South Park


  • Burrell
  • Freeport
  • Knoch
  • North Catholic
  • Shady Side Academy  (opted to play up to Class 2A)
  • Valley


  • Ambridge
  • Avonworth (defending WPIAL Champion)
  • Beaver
  • Central Valley
  • Ellwood City (did not compete in 2022-23)
  • Hopewell
  • Quaker Valley


  • Deer Lakes
  • East Allegheny
  • Ligonier Valley
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Southmoreland
  • Yough


Class 1A includes 28 teams this cycle, with four sections


  • Eden Christian Academy
  • Freedom Area
  • Mohawk
  • Neshonnock
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
  • Riverside
  • South Side


  • Bentworth
  • Beth-Center
  • Brownsville (Class 2A in 2022-23) 
  • California
  • Chartiers-Houston
  • Waynesburg Central


  • Aquinas Academy
  • Bishop Canevin
  • Carlynton
  • South Allegheny
  • Seton LaSalle
  • Serra Catholic
  • Sewickley Academy


  • Apollo-Ridge
  • The Ellis School
  • Greensburg Central Catholic
  • Jeannette
  • Riverview
  • Springdale
  • Winchester Thurston


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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