Girls Soccer: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic navigating rough start to season

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Early in this season, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic has gone out and challenged itself. The early-season non-section schedule was not designed to produce a pretty record – and it hasn't- but rather games against 4A schools have been meant to prepare the Trojans for what lies ahead in section play. North Catholic dropped games to Beaver Area and Ambridge in the Ambridge tournament and fell to 0-3 after a 5-0 setback to 4A Butler. However, since that rocky start, the Trojans have righted the ship and won two of their four games including their section opener.

Katie Santamaria and Olivia Bonvenuto scored goals for North Catholic in its first win of the season, a 2-1 triumph against Eden Christian. Bonvenuto was at it again with a goal in the Trojans section opener that proved to be the game winner in the 2-1 tilt against Quigley Catholic. Regina Torchia had North Catholic's other goal.

Only two section games into the season and a balanced picture is starting to develop in Class 1A Section 3 where Vincentian Academy (3-1-1, 2-0) is ahead of a four-way tie for second with Mohawk (4-1, 1-1), Riverside (2-1-1, 1-1), Neshannock (2-4, 1-1) and North Catholic (2-5, 1-1).


Girls Volleyball: C.W. North Catholic wins Plum Tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

North Cath Team
C.W. North Catholic claimed the team title at the 10-team Plum Tournament, held Sept. 17, with a 2-0 win against Burrell. The Trojans advanced to the title match with wins against Plum, 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and Gateway, 1-0 in the semifinals.

Plum Tournament

C.W. North Catholic 2, Burrell 0

Burrell 1, Brentwood 0
C.W. North Catholic 1, Gateway 0

C.W. North Catholic 1, Plum 0
Brentwood 1, Leechburg 0

Pool A - Burrell, Plum, Deer Lakes, McKeesport.
Pool B - Gateway, Leechburg, Allderdice.
Pool C - C.W. North Catholic, Brentwood, St. Joseph.




Girls Volleyball: North Catholic wins Char-Houston Tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic claimed the title at the Chartiers-Houston Tournament, held Sept. 10, with a 2-0 win against Waynesburg in the title match. The Trojans advanced to the finals with a 2-0 win over Yough in the semifinals.

Chartiers-Houston Tournament

Gold Bracket

North Catholic 2, Waynesburg 0 (25-21, 25-22)
North Catholic 2, Yough 0 (28-26, 25-17)
Waynesburg 2, Chartiers-Houston 0 (26-24, 25-21)

Silver Bracket

McGuffey 2, Charleroi 0 (25-18, 25-20)
Charleroi 2, Eden Christian 0 (25-11, 25-14)
McGuffey 2, Mapletown 0 (25-16, 25-17)

Pool A
North Catholic 3-0, Chartiers Houston 2-1, Charleroi 1-2, McGuffey 0-3.
Pool B
Waynesburg 3-0, Yough 2-1, Mapletown 1-2, Eden Christian 0-4.


Girls Basketball: North Catholic adds prized freshman

Written by Brad Everett on .

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic will boast one of the WPIAL's top seniors this season.

The Trojanettes have now added one of the area's best freshman.

An already talented North Catholic team added prized freshman Tess Myers to the mix recently. Coach Molly Rottmann confirmed that Myers has enrolled at the school.

Myers attended middle school in the Burrell School District. Her sister, Natalie, was a standout at Burrell and graduated this spring. Natalie will play collegiately at Youngstown State.


Girls Basketball: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic star picks Dayton

Written by Brad Everett on .

One of the top girls basketball players in Pennsylvania made her college decision late Wednesday night.

Sam Breen, a rising senior at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, committed to the University of Dayton, choosing the Flyers over about a dozen of other offers. Dayton has won at least 21 games eight of the past nine seasons, qualifying for the NCAA tournament six times.

Breen is a 6-foot-1 forward who averaged 26 points and 10 rebounds per game her junior season when she led Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to the PIAA Class A title. She averaged 28.8 points in the PIAA playoffs. She was named Class A state player of the year and was selected to the Post-Gazette's Fabulous 5 team.