Adding to her collection of awards for the 2021 season, junior forward Lucia Wells was recently named All-State by the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. Additionally, Wells was selected to the United States Coaches Association All-America Team (Region II-East). For a complete look at the all-state team, click here.
Wells was also recently tabbed All-WPIAL and first-team all-section by the Big 56 Conference for her outstanding campaign. She was North Allegheny’s leading scorer and offensive catalyst with 23 goals, including a game-winning overtime marker against Norwin on Oct. 14. In her three years at North Allegheny, Wells has tallied 50 career goals.
Wells helped North Allegheny to a 16-1-1 record in 2021 and an undefeated Section 1-AAAA title, as well as back-to-back WPIAL crowns in 2019 and 2020.
The North Allegheny girls’ soccer team was recognized on Friday by the Big 56 Conference with nine all-section selections and one honorable mention.
Earning first-team all-section accolades were senior midfielder Halle Marsalis, junior midfielder Sophia Palermo, senior defenseman Kena Shannon, senior defenseman Alexa Spano, junior forward Lucia Wells and senior goalie Megan Miller. For Wells, it was the third straight year she was tabbed all-section and second consecutive as a first-team pick. Marsalis earned her second consecutive first-team all-section honor. It’s also the second straight year that Palermo garnered first-team honors. For Shannon and Spano, it was their second straight year on the all-section list after both received second-team laurels last season.
Second-team all-section honorees included sophomore forward Abigail Stager, junior forward Anna Bundy and sophomore forward Libby Earley. This season marked the second consecutive year Bundy was tabbed second-team all-section.
Big 56 Conference all-section honorable mention went to sophomore forward Jadyn Coy. For a complete look at the all-section team, click here.
All 10 Tigers were significant contributors to NA’s undefeated regular season and section title, and overall 16-1-1 record this fall.
Two North Allegheny girls’ soccer players signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Seniors Megan Miller (Lock Haven University) and Halle Marsalis (Chatham University) made their college choices official to continue their soccer and academic careers.
Miller, an All-WPIAL selection by the Western Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association, was the Tigers starting goalkeeper and helped NA to a single-season program record 14 shutouts this season. Miller will continue her career at the NCAA Division II level with Lock Haven in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Miller will major in Business Administration.
Marsalis was a stalwart in the midfield for North Allegheny, scoring a pair of goals and helping the Tigers maintain a heavy time of possession throughout her career. Marsalis earned first-team all-section honors from the Big 56 Conference a season ago and is likely in line to garner similar accolades later this month. She’ll continue her career at Chatham University, which recently won a second consecutive conference title in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC – NCAA Division III) with a thrilling 4-3 double overtime win over Westminster on Saturday. Marsalis will major in Physical Therapy.
Both Miller and Marsalis played a part in North Allegheny’s 16-1-1 record in 2021, as well as back-to-back WPIAL titles in 2019 and 2020.
Four members of the North Allegheny girls’ soccer team have been tabbed All-WPIAL by the Western Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association on Monday. Senior goalie Megan Miller, senior defenseman Alexa Spano, junior forward Lucia Wells and junior midfielder Sophia Palermo each earned All-WPIAL recognition.
Miller and Spano played a prominent role in North Allegheny’s 14 shutouts this season, setting a new program single-season record. Wells was the team’s leading scorer with 23 goals on the campaign, including a game-winning overtime marker against Norwin on Oct. 14. Palermo netted eight goals, fourth best on the Tigers.
All four player were instrumental in North Allegheny’s 16-1-1 record this season and a Section 1-AAAA title.
The WPIAL released its playoff soccer pairings on Wednesday afternoon and both North Allegheny soccer squads will participate in the postseason.
The undefeated North Allegheny girls’ soccer team received the No. 1 seed and a first round bye in the Class AAAA bracket. The Tigers will hit the pitch on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Newman Stadium against the winner of the Bethel Park/Fox Chapel game on Tuesday. The Tigers sport a record 16-0-1 and are vying for a third consecutive WPIAL title.
The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team was granted a No. 6 seed and will take on the 11th-seeded Upper St. Clair Panthers on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. at Newman Stadium. The Tigers boast a record of 13-5 on the campaign and face a Panthers team that finished in fourth place in Section 3 with a 6-5-1 section mark and 6-8-1 overall record. It’s the second time in the last three years that NA and USC will duel in the WPIAL first round. The Panthers won the last playoff meeting in 2019 by a 2-0 decision in the South Hills.
The North Allegheny Sports Network will have the broadcast of all playoff games.