North Allegheny senior Josh Luchini has been named to the 2017 Fall High School Boys Soccer All-America Team by the United Soccer Coaches All-America Committee. Luchini has been recognized as one of the top soccer players in the nation after a spectacular 2017 season. The Lehigh commit led North Allegheny with a dazzling 36 goals and 17 assists, helping propel the Tigers to a second straight WPIAL championship.
It’s been a busy and exciting weekend for Luchini who participated this weekend in the High School All-American Game at La Costa Field in Celebration, Florida. The West Team defeated the East, 4-1. It was Luchini who scored the only goal for the East with a marker in the 85th minute. The contest was a showcase of some of the best senior athletes in the country.
The WPIAL released the postseason soccer pairings on Wednesday afternoon. The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team received the No. 2 seed and will host the 15th-seeded Connellsville Falcons on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the opening round of the playoffs. The Falcons were the fourth-place finishers out of Section 4-AAAA and sport an overall record of 11-5-1. North Allegheny, the reigning WPIAL champions, won the Section 1-AAAA title with an undefeated 9-0-1 mark and boast an overall record of 15-2-1. For a look at the Quad-A boys soccer bracket, click here.
The Lady Tigers received the No. 9 seed and will visit the Plum Mustangs in the first round on Monday at 8:00 p.m. The Mustangs finished in second place in Section 3-AAAA, just one game behind Fox Chapel, and own an overall record of 13-3. North Allegheny was the third-place finisher in Section 1-AAAA and sits at 10-6-1 overall. For a look at the Quad-A girls soccer bracket, click here.
Both first round playoff games for the North Allegheny boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will be broadcast live via the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
North Allegheny senior Josh Luchini has been selected to play in the 7th Annual Boys High School All-American Game on December 2 in Orlando, Florida. Thirty-eight of the nation’s elite boys soccer players from fall playing states will take part in the all-star classic event and Luchini is among them.
Luchini will play for the 2017 East All-American Team and will be teammates with Conestoga High’s Nicholas Jennings. Both Luchini and Jennings are Lehigh University commits.
Luchini leads North Allegheny with 20 goals and 12 assists this season. He owns a career tally of 46 goals and 37 assists.
The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team, undefeated champions of Section 1-AAAA, will return to action on Saturday against Thomas Jefferson in a non-section contest.
Ahead of his senior season with the North Allegheny boys’ soccer team, forward Josh Luchini is set to receive national recognition from Top Drawer Soccer. Luchini will be ranked among the best soccer players in the country on the TeamSnap High School All-America Watch List for the upcoming season.
This comes after Luchini was named a Pennsylvania State Star by the online publication last season, to go along with All-WPIAL and All-State honors. Despite missing most of the regular season with an injury, Luchini returned for the playoffs and scored the game-tying goal in the WPIAL championship game against Seneca Valley and assisted on the game-winning marker in overtime.
In three seasons with the Tigers, Luchini has tallied 26 goals and 25 assists. He has committed to play collegiately at Lehigh University, the same school where his older brother Jamie had starred from 2012-2015.
The WPIAL champion North Allegheny boys’ soccer team is set to open the regular season on Friday, September 1 at Kiski Area at 7:00 p.m.