On National Signing Day, North Allegheny senior standout Lizzy Groetsch inked her letter of intent to play college basketball at the University of Pennsylvania.
A starter since her freshman season, Groetsch led North Allegheny to three consecutive WPIAL championship game appearances and two WPIAL titles in 2018 and 2020. With the help of Groetsch, the Tigers have put together an astonishing record of 76-7 over the past three seasons.
Last season as a junior, Groetsch received a bevy of postseason honors. She was named the Girls Basketball Player of the Year by the Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches Association, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Girls Basketball Player of the Year and was selected first-team all-state in Class 6A by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers. Additionally, Groetsch was selected to the PG’s Fab Five Team and the Trib HSSN’s Terrific Ten, among other accolades.
Statistically, Groetsch has 1,051 career points and netted her 1,000th career point in a 54-50 overtime win over Bethel Park in the 2020 WPIAL Class 6A championship game. For her junior season, the talented swing player led NA with 17.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.7 steals per game.
Groetsch will major in Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She is pictured above with her parents Dave and Julie Groetsch and North Allegheny head coach Spencer Stefko.