Lacrosse: North Feature Athlete - Fox Chapel's Nikki Stumpf

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Nikki Stumpf
School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Midfield

Background: Nikki is one of the Foxes captains, and she also is a varsity letter winner for the Fox Chapel girls volleyball team, and she is a passionate member of Best Buddies Nikki also plays for Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club (PPLC), and will represent Western Pennsylvania in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Her speed and leadership make her a force all over the field.


Boys Tennis: North Feature Athlete – Fox Chapel junior Sid Rajupet

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Sid Rajupet
School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Tennis

Background: Rajupet won his first section title this week, taking the WPIAL Class AAA Section 3 singles title with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Natoli Farber of Central Catholic. Rajupet finished second as a freshman and fourth as a sophomore in the section singles tournament. Rajupet also has an accomplished doubles career, finishing second in the WPIAL and fourth in the state as a freshman. 


Boys Volleyball: Fox Chapel wins North Allegheny Tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Fox Chapel claimed the title at the 16-team season-opening North Allegheny Boys Volleyball Tournament, held March 21. The Foxes defeated Central York, 25-16 in the title match.

Fox Chapel d. Central York, 25-16

Fox Chapel d. Derry 25-20
Central York d. North Allegheny 28-26


Alumni Update - Jen Moran (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Sophomore Jen Moran of Gannon hit a combined .478 (11-of-23), compiling three runs and three RBI in eight games.Moran Gannon


Moran also collected five doubles and a walk as the Lady Knights opened the season at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida.


Moran led Gannon to a 10-9 walk-off win over Georgian Court with a two-RBI double in extra innings.


The second baseman is currently on a four-game hitting streak and has compiled five multiple-hit games, tied for second on the team.

The Fox Chapel graduate earned PSAC West Athlete of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Gannon University)


Boys Basketball: Fox Chapel's surprise season ends

Written by Brad Everett on .

Fox Chapel wasn't supposed to have achieved as much as it did this season, not after losing a pair of 1,000-point scorers, one being the top point producer in school history.

As it turns out, the Foxes went even farther than they did a season ago.

Fox Chapel saw its season end with a 57-46 loss to City League champion Allderdice in a PIAA Class AAAA first-round game Saturday. The loss ended a postseason run that included a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals and the PIAA tournament. The Foxes had not done either since 2007. The success came despite the graduation of standout guards Matt D'Amico (the school's all-time leading scorer) and Brian Papich. The Foxes returned only two starters – senior guard Billy Urso and senior forward David Brown.

"I think every year you go in with very high expectations because if you don't, you're kind of cheating yourself and the kids," Fox Chapel coach Zach Skrinjar said. "So regardless of who we have, our expectation is to make the [WPIAL] playoffs, make the state playoffs.