North Allegheny senior Emma Bundy signed her letter of intent on Wednesday to play collegiate soccer at Duquesne University.
Bundy is one of four Tigers to recently be named All-WPIAL by the Western Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. She was also named first-team all-section by the Big 56 Conference for a third consecutive year.
Bundy netted 10 goals on the season during the 2019 season, good for second best on the team.
With the help of Bundy, the Tigers had their best season in program history. North Allegheny went 18-3-1 and earned its first undefeated section championship along with its first-ever WPIAL crown.
She is pictured above with her parents John and Nicole Bundy, sister Poppy, assistant coach Allesandro Moreira and head coach Chuck Kelley.
Four members of the WPIAL champion North Allegheny girls’ soccer team have named All-WPIAL. Senior forwards Emma Bundy and Ava Ruppersberger, along with junior forward Sarah Schupansky and junior goalie Madison Vukas received All-WPIAL laurels from the Western Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.
Bundy, a Duquesne University commit, netted 10 goals on the season, good for second best on the team. Ruppersberger was third on the squad in scoring with nine goals, including the game-winning marker against Cumberland Valley in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.
Schupanksy was the team’s top scorer for 2019 with 23 goals, including the first goal in NA’s 2-0 WPIAL championship win over Norwin. Vukas notched nine shutouts and posted 16 shutouts in the past two seasons combined.
With the help of these four outstanding players, the Tigers had their best season in program history. North Allegheny went 18-3-1 and earned its first undefeated section championship along with its first-ever WPIAL crown.
After winning the Section 1-AAAA title with an undefeated 12-0 record, seven North Allegheny girls soccer players were named to the Big 56 Conference all-section team, including four first-team selections. Additionally, Tigers head coach Chuck Kelley was named the Section 1 Coach of the Year.
Earning first-team accolades were seniors Emma Bundy and Ava Ruppersberger, and juniors Sarah Schupansky and Madison Vukas. Bundy is a Duquesne University commit and is second on the team with 10 goals this season. Bundy netted game-winning markers this year against Pine-Richland in overtime and Fox Chapel. Ruppersberger is fourth on the squad with seven goals and has been a reliable source of offense since her freshman season. It’s the third consecutive year both Bundy and Ruppersberger have received first-team honors from the Big 56 Conference.
Schupansky, a University of Pittsburgh recruit, leads the team with 20 goals this season, including an OT game-winner against Upper St. Clair. With her athletic play in net, Vukas has helped the Tigers post seven shutouts so far this year. It’s the second straight year for Schupansky and Vukas as all-section picks with both garnering second-team recognition a year ago.
Picking up second-team laurels in 2019 were senior Sophia Spano, junior Tulasi Syamala and freshman Lucia Wells.
For a look at the entire all-section team list, click here.
The North Allegheny girls’ soccer team returns to action on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. to face the Peters Township Indians in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals. The contest will be played at Moon High School and will be broadcast by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
The WPIAL unveiled the Class 4A postseason soccer brackets on Wednesday afternoon. The North Allegheny girls’ soccer team, undefeated champions of Section 1, received a No. 3 seed and a first-round bye. They’ll face the winner of Penn-Trafford vs. Pine-Richland in the WPIAL quarterfinals on Thursday, Oct. 24. The North Allegheny Sports Network will have live broadcast coverage of the WPIAL quarterfinal contest.
For the entire Class 4A bracket, click here.