"During the regular season, Shady Side Academy was the second-best team in WPIAL Class A Section 4.
In the postseason the Indians showed that they could be considered possibly the second-best team in the entire state.
The Indians made a run to the WPIAL semifinals and the PIAA semifinals before bowing out to eventual WPIAL and PIAA champion Greensburg Central Catholic both times. Unfortunately for the Indians, the Centurions happen to play in the same section.
The Indians wrapped up the regular season with a 12-4-1 overall record, 10-2 in section play -- with those section losses to guess who?
After the regular season the Shady Side administration decided to replace coach Caswell Nilsen with James Meara, the boys soccer coach."(Photo: Shady Side's Zoe Schoen, left, heads the ball above Greensburg Central Catholic's Cassie Sauter in the PIAA semifinals. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette.)