Hockey: Senior captain sparks Upper St. Clair's turnaround

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles Upper St. Clair hockey player Austin Cassidy.

2014 1127 USC Hockey(Photo: Upper St. Clair's Austin Cassidy skates the puck up the ice during a game against Penn-Trafford earlier this season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Upper St. Clair's ice hockey team was struggling.

Sporting just a single victory a month into the 2014-15 season on Nov. 10, the Panthers found themselves trailing, 3-0, five minutes into the third period against winless Penn Trafford at the Center Ice Arena in Delmont.

Team captain Austin Cassidy had to say something.

"We were shocked," Cassidy said. "Being the captain, I tried to make the point: 'We need to prepare like we're playing Peters Township or Bethel Park.'""


Alumni Update - Pete Coughlin (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

W&J placed seven on the PAC Second Team, including senior cornerback Alec Schram, juniors tightCoughlin WJ end Michael Giampole and wide receiver Daniel Lis, sophomores quarterback Pete Coughlin, right tackle Brandon Martuccio and defensive tackle Ryan Snedeker and freshman wide receiver Jesse Zubik (all purpose).

Coughlin, an Upper St. Clair graduate, leads the PAC in total offense with 3,231 yards (323.1 per game) and is third in the nation in completion percentage (.694).

The sophomore signal-caller is also 10th nationally in passing touchdowns (29) and 11th in yards (2,923), both tops in the conference.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Hockey: Cassidy near top of leaderboard

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Austin Cassidy is no stranger to scoring, as the two-time PIHL All-Star selection has scored 52 goals over the past two seasons.

But the Upper St. Clair senior may in for his best season yet, if the first six games are any indication.

Cassidy leads Class AAA with 10 goals and is third with 14 points as the Panthers have started 2-4.


Girls Tennis: Panthers’ Madson takes third

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Upper St. Clair’s Charlotte Madson capped a great junior season with a third-place finish at the PIAA Class AAA singles tournament last weekend.

Madson, the WPIAL Class AAA runner-up, won her first two matches of the state tournament in straight sets before losing to North Allegheny’s Anna Li, 6-2, 6-3, in the semifinals.

The loss dropped her into the third-place match, and Madson rebounded with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against sophomore Meredith Lee of Owen J. Roberts.