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Boys Soccer: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's Troy McChesney

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Name: Troy McChesney
High School: Vincentian Academy
Grade: 10
Sport: Soccer
Position: Defender

Background: Vincentian sophomore Troy McChesney had the biggest shoes to fill on his team this year. He had to take over for all-WPIAL central defender Rege Kearney, who graduated. McChesney moved into the center of the defense and the Royals never skipped a beat. He helped lead them to the playoffs.

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Boys Soccer: Vincentian enjoys section title

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Vincentian boys soccer team.

"The bar was set extremely high in Mike Haberman's first season as head coach of the Vincentian boys soccer team last year.

The Royals went unbeaten in 10 section games while only conceding one goal.

Matching that, let alone trying to surpass it, would be difficult this year with seven new starters including two freshmen defenders and a new goalkeeper.

Defensively the team matched the 2013 performance of only conceding one goal in 10 section games and as a team they improved on the 9-0-1 record from a year ago by finishing section play 10-0."

 

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Boys Soccer: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's Alex Catozella

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Name: Alex Catozella
High School: Vincentian
Grade: 11
Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward

Background Info: Vincentian junior goalkeeper Alex Catozella sustained a back injury that almost forced him to miss the season. Catozella was unable to play in net this season because of his back but with his ball skills and talent, coach Mike Haberman sought other opportunities for his junior.

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Boys Soccer: Vincentian closes section play perfect with near-perfect defense

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The bar was set extremely high in Mike Haberman's first season as head coach of the Vincentian boys soccer team last year. The Royals went unbeaten in 10 section games while only conceding one goal. Matching that, let alone trying to surpass it, would be difficult this year with seven new starters including two freshmen defenders and a new goalie.

Defensively, the team matched the 2013 performance of only conceding one goal in ten section games and as a team they improved on the 9-0-1 record from a year ago by finishing section play a perfect 10-0. Vincentian capped off the perfect Section 2-A season last Thursday by edging Aquinas Academy 1-0. The win gave the Royals the outright section title, the perfect section record and a good argument for a top seed in the WPIAL Class A playoffs.

Vincentian was 15-2 overall entering its regular-season finale against Beaver County Christian on Tuesday. Its only losses came 2-1 to Serra Catholic and 2-1 at Class AAA Pine-Richland.

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Girls Soccer: Vincentian clinging to third place in Section 3-A

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If the regular season ended today, Vincentian would be in the WPIAL playoffs. The regular season does not end today but the Royals can still punch their playoff ticket by picking up two results in their remaining section contests Monday and Wednesday. Seton-LaSalle (9-4-1) and Sewickley Academy (8-3-2, 8-2-2) are vying for the section title and will likely take the top two spots in the section. Behind them is a two-team race for the third and final playoff spot between Vincentian (8-5-2, 7-3-2) and Carlynton (8-3-2, 7-3-2). The Royals close out the season against Eden Christian (0-13, 0-12) and Seton-LaSalle on Monday and Wednesday respectively while Carlynton has Seton-LaSalle and Bishop Canevin (6-5-2, 4-5-1) on Monday and Wednesday. Vincentian owns a 1-0-1 series advantage over Carlynton this season.