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2017 Summer News

  • 2018 Grant Evans (Ohio Wesleyan) has committed to Ohio Wesleyan
  • 2018 Aidan Stopperich (Peters Township) has committed to Rollins
  • 2018 Tim McMullen (Mt. Lebanon) has committed to Mercyhurst
  • 2017 Hugh Kelley (Hampton) has committed to Grove City
  • Kevin Welty takes over the head job at Pine Richland, previously a varsity assistant at Bethel Park
  • 2018 Jake Giotto (Quaker Valley) has committed to Dickinson
  • Shady Side head coaching position is open
  • 2020s Jack Rice (Shady Side), Thomas Muse (Shady Side), Isaiah Davis (North Allegheny) make the all star game at Summer Gold Showcase
  • 2020 Trent Lane (Shady Side) makes the all star game at Trilogy Academic Aces
  • 2018 Clayton Scott (Peters Township) has committed to New Jersey Tech
  • 2018 Tanner Scott (Peters Township) has committed to New Jersey Tech
  • 2019 Nate Smith (Mars) makes Under Armour Games Uncommitted Roster team
  • 2018 Colton Abate (Peters Township) has committed to Wheeling Jesuit

2017 Spring News

  • 2017 David Eppley (North Catholic) has committed to Grove City
  • 2017 Quinn Colewell (Shaler) has committed to Baldwin Wallace
  • 2017 Liam Weaver (Shaler) has committed to Heidelberg

2017 Winter News

  • 2018 Logan Gray (Canon Mac) has committed to Seton Hill
  • 2018 Nicki Phelps (Peters) has committed to RPI
  • 2017 Justin Jablosnki (Butler) has committed to Alderson Broaddus
  • 2017 Will Reeder (Upper St. Clair) has committed to Alderson Broaddus
  • 2017 Danny Coleman (Butler) has committed to La Roche
  • 2017 Nick Weryha (Upper St. Clair) has committed to Capital
  • 2018 Jacob Freedlander (Pine Richland) has committed to Detroit Mercy

2016 Fall News

  • 2017 Nico Cicco (Butler) has committed to Wheeling Jesuit
  • 2017 Peyton Manko (Kiski Prep via Freeport) has committed to Mercyhurst, originally committed to Detroit Mercy
  • 2017 Ty Hosler (Bethel Park) has committed to Columbia College
  • 2017 Adam Debski (Bethel Park) has committed to Columbia College
  • 2017 Noah Bussard (Bethel Park) has committed to Seton Hill
  • 2017 Connor Brumfield (Mt. Lebanon) has committed to Ithaca
  • 2017 Alec Vissotski (North Allegheny) has committed to Ithaca

2016 Summer News

  • 2019 Zach Galovich (Seneca Valley) has committed to Cleveland State
  • 2017 Thomas Hanulak (Pine Richland) has committed to Seton Hill
  • 2016 Levi McCrady and Brian Ward recognized at IL Committed
  • 2019s Nate Smith (Mars) and Luke Kopriva (Seneca Valley) make all star teams at Fab Frosh
  • 2017 Patrick McAnally (Mt. Lebanon) has committed to Swarthmore
  • 2017 Daniel Rupert (Seneca Valley) has committed to Seton Hill
  • 2017 Ben Mulholland (Sewickley) has committed to Washington & Lee
  • 2017 Thomas Hanulak (Pine Richland) named to all star team at Island Uprising
  • 2018 Colton Abate will enroll at Peters Township this fall, scored 51 goals for Baldwin in 2016
  • 2018 Gavin Campbell (Bethel Park) named to all star team at Trilogy Aces
  • 2018 Jake Giotti (Quaker Valley), 2018 Michael Steliotes (Pine Richland), 2017 Ben Mulholland (Sewickley) named to all star teams at FLG in 3D
  • 2017 Chris Woodings (Shady Side) has committed to Washington & Lee
  • More Pittsburgh kids on the Brine Pennsylvania team again this summer
  • 2017 Zach Casilli (Peters) named to all star team at Tri-State National
  • 2020 Isaiah Davis (North Allegheny) named to all star team at Blue Chip 225
  • AR Pittsburgh 2020 won Summer Rumble in Richmond
  • 2019s Nate Smith (Mars) and Geoff Magin (Quaker Valley) named to all star team at UP Lax
  • 2020 Mitch Arnold (North Allegheny), 2019s Luke Kopriva (Seneca Valley), Garrett Reinke (Mars), Geoff Magin (Quaker Valley), and 2018s Richy Myros (Hampton), Isaac Gallogly (Hampton) named to all star teams at Inside Lacrosse Invitational
  • 2018 Colton Abate (Baldwin) named to all star team at MVP Towson
  • 2017 Mac Ference (Shady Side) and 2019 Ryan Springer (Pine Richland) named to all star teams at Baltimore Summer Kick Off

2016 Spring News

  • 2017 Brady Moze (Seneca Valley) has committed to Cleveland State
  • 2016 Max Buzzelli (Peters Township) has committed to Thiel
  • 2016 Tee Moriarty (Seneca Valley) has committed to Thiel
  • 2016 Robert Chamberlain (Mt. Lebanon) has committed to Wooster
  • 2016 Chris Ryczaj (Central Catholic) has committed to Westminster

2016 Winter News

  • 2016 Samuel Lex (Butler) has committed to Washington & Jefferson
  • 2016 Andrew Monks (Butler) has committed to Thiel
  • 2017 Clayton Krol (Shady Side) has committed to High Point
  • 2017 Calvin Sargent (Moon) has committed to Cleveland State
  • 2017 Carter Amorose (Moon) has committed to Robert Morris
  • 2016 Alex Eutsey (Indiana) has committed to Wheeling Jesuit
  • 2016 Jacob Lex (Butler) has committed to St. Vincent
  • 2016 Frank Casile (Plum) has committed to St. Vincent

2015 Fall News

  • 2016 Max Jaffe (Shady Side Academy) has committed to Ohio Wesleyan
  • 2016 Rob McMahon (Bethel Park) has committed to Otterbein
  • 2016 Brandon Martin (Butler) has committed to St. Vincent
  • 2016 Anthony Abbondanza (North Allegheny) has committed to St. Vincent
  • 2016 Luke Hurley (Peters Township) has committed to Delaware Valley
  • 2017 Adam Galovich (Seneca Valley) has committed to Cleveland State
  • 2016 Dan Lee (Mt. Lebanon) has committed to Ithaca

2015 Summer News

  • 2016 Jackson O’Neill (Sewickley) has committed to Franklin & Marshall
  • 2016 Adam Reimer (Pine Richland) has committed to Seton Hill
  • 2016 Blake Thompson (Mars) has committed to North Greenville
  • 2016 Logan Maloni (Peters Township) has committed to Seton Hill
  • 2016 Peyton Lane (Shady Side) has committed to Amherst
  • 2016s Max Jaffe (Shady Side) and Jackson O’Neill (Sewickley) make the all star game at FLG in 3D
  • 2017s Calvin Sargeant (Moon) and Carter Amorose (Moon) make the all star game at FLG in 3D
  • 2018s Ben Delaney (Peters), Will Scurci (Mars), Andrew Moyer (Mars) and Anthony Grieco (Mars) make the all star game at FLG in 3D
  • Apex JV won Ohio State Midwest Classic
  • 2016 Levi McCrady (Fox Chapel) has committed to Brown
  • 2016 Dan Lee (Mt. Lebanon) and 2016 Levi McCrady (Fox Chapel) made the 16/17 uncommitted all star game at Brine NLC
  • Peyton Manko (Kiski Prep) made the 2017 all star game at Blue Chip 225
  • Former Freeport current Kiski Prep athlete Peyton Manko is at Blue Chip 225
  • True Showcase all star game footage from KVT Productions
  • Footage of 2016 Levi McCrady scoring in the IL Invitational all star game at the 0:15 mark
  • Many Pittsburgh athletes made the Brine Pennsylvania team
  • 2017 Calvin Sargent (Moon, attack) selected for Under Armour Uncommitted Game
  • 2016 Doc Szlachetka (Shady Side Academy, defense, Air Force commit) named to Under Armour Midwest team
  • 2017 Calvin Sargent (Moon, attack), 2018 Nick Salvatore (Seneca Valley, middie), and 2018 Dawson Goltz (Pine Richland, middie) selected to MVP Towson all star game
  • 2016 Levi McCrady (Fox Chapel, middie) selected to IL Invitational Session 1 all star game, named ASG MVP
  • 2016 Logan Maloni (Peters Township, attack) mentioned by Ty Xanders as a standout at Baltimore Summer Kickoff Session 1
  • 2016 Levi McCrady (Fox Chapel, middie) and 2016 Tee Moriarty (Seneca Valley, middie) selected to Baltimore Summer Kickoff Session 1 all star game
  • 2017 Brady Moze (Seneca Valley, goalie), 2017 Adam Galovich (Seneca Valley, defense), 2019 Zach Galovich (Seneca Valley, defense) playing with Dukes Lacrosse Club (Philadelphia) this summer

September 2014 Rankings

Originally published on Lax All Stars

2016

1. Brian Ward – Mt. Lebanon – Midfield – Low & Away – Committed to Yale – All Star at MVP, Hotbeds

Former high school quarterback will score with either hand on the run or time and room so you might as well shut him off.

2. Doc Szlachetka – Shady Side Academy – Long Stick Middie – Titanium – Committed to Air Force

One of the most polished defensemen in Pittsburgh last year. Easily the hardest last name to pronounce and spell on our list.

3. Levi McCrady – Fox Chapel – Midfield – Green Turtle – All Star at King of the Hill, Elite 100

A bazooka for a shot, essentially automatic with hands free inside of 11. Drawing Patriot and Ivy League attention.

4. Max Jaffe – Shady Side Academy – Attack – Titanium/American Revolution – Black Card

Night and day changes in his development from freshman to sophomore year. Will have the keys to the SSA offense in 2015. Visited Richmond, Hobart, and Furman at the conclusion of the summer.

5. Nick Tommasi – Mt. Lebanon – Long Stick Middie – Low & Away – All Star at MVP, Hotbeds

One thing to make an all star game. It’s another to stand out, which Tommasi did at the Hotbeds ASG. Athletic, mean, and willing to take chances and often rewarded.

6. Bennett Faloni – Peters Township – Midfield – Low & Away – All Star at MVP

A pit bull that will be asked to do more for Peters in 2015 with the graduation of their three starting attackmen.

7. Dan Lee – Mt. Lebanon – Attack – Low & Away – All Star at MVP, Hotbeds

Can score off the dodge, time and room, and off ball, but does most of his damage off ball thanks to the attention his teammates command. Works really hard to get open and enjoys scoring goals.

8. Adam Reimer – Pine Richland – Attack – Low & Away – All Star at MVP

Versatile righty with a lot of slickness inside. Willing to inside roll and take the punishment to score.

9. Greg Bayne – Seneca Valley – Defense – Low & Away

Tactical defenseman that gets to take some more chances with goalie Paul Cundiff behind him.

10. Jackson O’Neill – Sewickley – Goalie – Low & Away

His size takes a chunk of the net but his technical ability makes it really hard on shooters.

2017

1. Cian Malcom – Chartiers Valley – Attack – Low & Away – All Star at 205, MVP, Hotbeds

The rare lefty with athleticism. Has the ability to dodge, feed, and score from several distances.

2. Greg Ferringer – North Allegheny – Defense – Low & Away

Tremendous size and strength allowed him to be a starter this past spring. Not many freshmen start on defense at NA.

3. Chris Woodings – Shady Side – Face Off Middie – Green Turtle/Titanium – Semi Finals of IL Invitational Face Off Contest

Younger brother of 2015 Robby Woodings. Looks to be as commanding at the X.

4. Ben Mulholland – Sewickley – Middie – Low & Away

Pure goal scorer from the midfield. Has range from deep. Also comfortable scoring on the run.

5. Clayton Krol – Shady Side – Middie – Titanium

Clutch goals in the WPIAL finals. Will play a much bigger part in SSA’s offense in 2015. Mentioned by IL this summer in a tournament recap.

6. Teddy McClain – Sewickley – Defense – Low & Away – Adrenaline Black Card

Great frame and length at 6’3” and willing to bully less confident attackmen.

7. Connor Brumfield – Mt. Lebanon – Middie – Low & Away

More than capable face off option and a physical dodger. Will command a pole if Brian Ward isn’t on the field.

8. Evan Juncal – Pine-Richland – Middie – Low & Away

One coach called him the best kept secret in the WPIAL. Secret is out. Similar in build and style to Sargent.

9. Calvin Sargent – Moon – Attack – Low & Away/True

Equally adept at feeding or scoring. Made a massive impact as a freshman this past spring. Can also face off.

10. Patrick McNally – Mt. Lebanon – Defense – Low & Away

Great size and left handed which gives Mt. Lebanon a big time wrinkle against ball carrying right handed attackmen.

2018

1. Ben Delaney – Peters – Attack – Low & Away

2. Sam Rothschild – Mt. Lebanon – Attack – Pittsburgh Select, Keystone Team

3. Will Delaney – Peters – Midfield – Low & Away

4. Jake Giotto – Quaker Valley – Midfield – Low & Away

5. Kenny Giarla – Mt. Lebanon – Midfield – Pittsburgh Select

6. Olimpio Grieco – Mars – Attack – Keystone Team, Brine Pennsylvania Team

7. Mike Steliotes – Pine Richland – Defense – Low & Away

8. Connor Alexander – Mt. Lebanon – Goalie – Pittsburgh Select, Keystone Team

9. Andrew Moyer – Mars – Midfield – Keystone Team

10. Jimmy Wilkenson – Upper St. Clair – Midfield – Pittsburgh Select

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