Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Stephen Catanese profiles the Upper St. Clair boys soccer team. Click here to read his story.
"True to its reputation, the Upper St. Clair boys soccer team reached the Class AAA PIAA finals Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey.
And true to form, the Panthers demolished District 3 champion Conestoga Valley, 4-0, earning the distinction of being the champion of the largest classification in Pennsylvania scholastic boys soccer for the second year in a row, capping a 23-1-1 season.
For the victorious players -- in particular the 11 graduating seniors -- the championship provided a glamorous and well-earned bookend to a wildly successful season. A four-hour drive back home from Hershey doesn't seem quite so long with a title in tow.
While they celebrated, coach Uwe Schneider, having just captured the fourth PIAA title in his 13-year tenure, found his focus already fixated upon capturing a fifth."