Upper St. Clair won the PIAA Class 3A title last season and this year the Panthers will attempt to become the first ever PIAA Class 4A champion. First thing's first, though, and that's the section race ... and it should be a doozy. Baldwin, Bethel Park, Canon-McMillan, Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township and Upper St. Clair will all compete in Section 2.
The section is home to some of the top talents in the area, including Canon-McMillan senior forwards Sabrina Bryan and Aideen O'Donoghue, Mt. Lebanon senior midfielder Blair Proteau, Baldwin junior forward Alina Stahl, Peters Township forwards BreeAnne Latsko and Regan LaVigna (two Indians with familiar last names), and Upper St. Clair sophomore midfielder Landi Mertz, who enjoyed a breakout postseason last year as the Panthers marched to Hershey. Upper St. Clair will have to replace Post-Gazette Player of the Year Emma Hasco and leading goal-scorer Maddy Rocks.