Girls Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Central Valley's Karina Fratangeli

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Name: Karina Fratangeli
School: Central Valley
Grade: Junior
Sport: Soccer

Background info: Karina Fratangeli is the starting central midfielder for Central Valley. She was an integral part of the team that made a run to the WPIAL semifinals last season and captured the WPIAL Class AA title this season.

Coach Mark Perry said: "Our unsung hero would be Karina Fratangeli. She doesn't have great stats, she has a few goals and some assists but she seems to calm us down and makes good decisions with the ball and distributes the ball. Because we have those other players, she is our unsung hero, she frees Katie Alexander to be more attack-minded. Karina just plays her spot and she never really seems to have a bad game. She is a very consistent player and does a lot of things that people may not notice but coaches notice. I thought she should have been all-section so I guess there are coaches in the section who didn't notice her either. Every game we know what we are going to get from her."


Girls Soccer: Coach's move pays off for Central Valley

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Central Valley girls soccer team. Click here to read his story.

"It was a situation Central Valley had only been in once previously but it was a situation that the team was prepared for.

In the WPIAL semifinals on Monday night, Central Valley was trailing defending PIAA Class AA champion Moon Area, 2-1. It was only the second time all season the undefeated Warriors had to overcome a second-half deficit.

Coach Mark Perry knew exactly what to do.

Just as he did when his team trailed Hopewell, 1-0, in the second half during a regular-season match on Oct. 7, Perry moved defender Ashley Mutkus to attacking midfielder."



Girls Golf: Central Valley, Fouse enjoy days in sun

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Joe Koch profiles Macky Fouse and the Central Valley girls golf team. Click here to read his story.

"On her final hole at the PIAA Class AA Girls Golf Individual Championships at York's Heritage Hills Resort, Central Valley High School standout Macky Fouse reflected on her four-year career with the Warriors girls golf team.

She didn't have to worry about an opponent sneaking up on her: runner-up Joey Walz of Seton-LaSalle was eight strokes behind, finishing with a two-day total of 160. So, she could let her mind wander, if only for a moment.

"I started thinking about the people who have been there for me," she said as she recalled the stellar week she and her teammates achieved at the state championship tournament.

Fouse, a Seton Hall recruit who plans to major in business, won the Class AA girls individual championship with an 8-over-par total of 152 for the two-day event. A day after that, she and her teammates won the Class AA team championship with 344 strokes, 41 ahead of runner-up Villa Maria of District 10."