The Year in Review 2016-2017

The sports teams at Fox Chapel Area High School had another great year as was evidenced by the number of individuals and teams that represented the school at the PIAA and WPIAL championships and won section titles. Furthermore, field hockey, boy’s golf, girls’ lacrosse, and girls’ and boys’ tennis had perfect regular season records.

Overall, 832 boys and girls at the high school participated in athletics during the 2016-2017 school year and 499 at Dorseyville Middle School. The sports that showed the most increase in participation were boys’ and girls’ swimming, girls’ cross country, and girls’ track.

In addition, all high school teams maintained at least a 3.1 grade point average, and 21 seniors were recruited to play sports in college.

Finally, besides the successes at the high school, Dorseyville Middle School also had some noteworthy performances from eighth grade girls’ basketball (18-4), seventh grade boys’ basketball (18-2,) field hockey (9-2-3), and boys’ soccer (13-1-4).

PIAA Champions

Amanda Nord, Charlotte James ­­– doubles tennis


Jonah Cagley – diving

Kate Goodwin – lacrosse

Meg McCrady – lacrosse


Jonah Cagley – diving

Anthony Cordaro – golf

Deena DeBaldo – soccer

Kate Goodwin – lacrosse

Charlotte James – tennis

Alex Lawson – golf

Meg McCrady – lacrosse

Amanda Nord – tennis

Abby Pitcairn – field hockey

Paige Ryan –­ field hockey

Michael Snowball – soccer

Dixon Veltri – soccer

WPIAL Champions

Jonah Cagley – diving

Amanda Nord, Charlotte James ­– doubles tennis

Gregor Meyer – golf

Field Hockey

Boys’ Tennis

Section Champions

Boys’ Basketball

Boys’ Golf

Field Hockey (5th consecutive title)

Girls’ Lacrosse

Girls’ Soccer

Girls’ Swimming

Girls’ Tennis

Mike Mahon – wrestling

Robby Shymansky – singles tennis



  • Record: 4-8 section, 5-15 overall
  • All-section first team: seniors Nick McRandal, Josh Kieffer
  • All-section second team: senior Jake Hughes
  • All-section honorable mention: junior Alex Miles
  • Nick McRandal – Mercyhurst College recruit

Boys’ Basketball

  • Record: 12-2 section, 19-4 overall
  • WPIAL playoff qualifier
  • Section champions
  • Shady Side Academy Tournament Champions
  • All-section: senior Jake Livingston; junior Carson Cohen; sophomore Ben Kelly
  • All-section honorable mention: senior Michael Snowball
  • Jake Livingston – selected to Roundball Classic team
  • Jake Livingston, Michael Snowball – selected to Cager Classic team
  • Jake Livingston – Denison University recruit
  • Coach Zach Skrinjar earned 100th career victory at FC, named section coach of the year

Girls’ Basketball                        

  • Record: 2-8 section, 9-13 overall
  • All-section: seniors Gabby Badway, Bryanna Urso
  • Bryanna Urso – selected to Roundball Classic team
  • Bryanna Urso, Gabby Badway – selected to Cager Classic
  • Gabby Badway – Le Moyne University recruit
  • Bryanna Urso – Allegheny College recruit

Boys’ Cross Country

  • Record: 6-1 section/overall
  • PIAA individual qualifiers: senior Adam Cook, freshman Christian Fitch
  • Christian Fitch one of only three WPIAL freshmen to qualify for PIAA championship
  • Adam Cook – Allegheny College recruit

Girls’ Cross County

  • Record: 6-1 section/overall
  • PIAA qualifier – first girls’ team to qualify in school history
  • PIAA team members: juniors Caelan Miller and Megan Stafford; sophomores Anna Folkerts, Sarena Seeger, and Annika Urban; freshmen Izzy Doerr, Brooke Krally, Grace Sisson
  • Sarena Seeger and Annika Urban back-to-back PIAA championship qualifiers; Sarena finished in PIAA top-20, up 10 places from 2015
  • WPIAL team runner-up – first girls’ cross country team in school history
  • WPIAL championship medalists: Annika Urban, 9th; Sarena Seeger, 10th; Brooke Krally, 14 th

Field Hockey

  • Record: 12-0 section, 16-5 overall
  • PIAA team playoff qualifier
  • Back-to-back WPIAL champions
  • Section champions
  • All-state first team: junior Abby Pitcairn
  • All-state honorable mention: junior Paige Ryan
  • All-WPIAL: juniors Abby Pitcairn, Paige Ryan, Grace Knepshield
  • All-section: senior Meg McCrady; juniors Abby Pitcarin, Paige Ryan; Grace Knepshield
  • Abby Pitcairn – selected to 2017 U17 US Women’s National Field Hockey Team


  • Record: 4-4 section, 5-5 overall
  • Finished with program’s best record since 1997
  • One of WPIAL’s most impressive turnarounds
  • School record: 51 points in one game
  • Junior Micah Morris school’s first 1,000 rusher in at least 10 years
  • All-section first team: juniors Riley Michael, Micah Morris
  • All-section second team: seniors Jack Brown, John Feczko, Alec Patsko
  • All-section honorable mention: seniors Gary Davis, Conner Romango, Jarett Zaleski; juniors Jesse Cohen, Nick Gizzo
  • Gary Davis – Westminster College recruit
  • John Feczko and Houruiyang Zong – Case Western Reserve University recruits
  • Connor Romango – Bucknell University recruit

Boys’ Golf

  • Record: 11-1 section, 15-1 overall
  • WPIAL team runner-up by 1 stroke
  • Section team champions for 27th time
  • Team broke WPIAL scoring record by two shots
  • PIAA individual medalists: seniors Anthony Cordaro, Alex Lawson tied for 6th place – best finish for individual players since 1999
  • PIAA individual qualifiers: Anthony Cordaro, Alex Lawson, sophomore Gregor Meyer
  • WPIAL champion: Gregor Meyer
  • WPIAL individual qualifiers and finalists: seniors Anthony Cordaro, Alex Lawson; sophomores Gregor Myer, Grant Thiele
  • Anthony Cordaro – Lehigh University recruit

Girls’ Golf

  • Record: 4-4 section, 10-5 overall
  • WPIAL individual qualifiers (most in school history): seniors Ursula Meyer, Kerstin Nestel; juniors Hannah Conroy, Cara Levicoff
  • Hannah Conroy and Cara Levicoff to return as team’s top low scorers


  • Record: 1-7 section/overall
  • WPIAL qualifiers: seniors Sarah Hamilton, Christina Massalski, Taylor Thiele (all qualified on vault, beam, floor); Dixon Veltri (all around, vault); sophomores Nicole Garcia-Tunon (floor), Rachel Himmel (vault), Maggie McCoy (beam, vault) 

Indoor Track

  • Former club sport now FCASD/PIAA interscholastic program


  • New school record: 4 x 800 relay team – junior Caelan Miller; sophomores Sarena Seeger, Annika Urban; freshman Brooke Krally
  • TSTCA (Tri-State Track and Field Coaches Association) championship medalists: Sarena Seeger 3rd; Annika Urban 4th; Caelan Miller 5th; Brooke Krally 7th
  • TSTCA qualifiers: distance medley relay team – Brooke Krally, Caelan Miller, Sarena Seeger, Annika Urban, Grace Sisson


  • TSTCA qualifiers: senior Adam Cook ((3,000; juniors Andrew Jeffrey (60), Ben Kronman (triple jump); freshman Christian Fitch (mile, 3,000)

Boys’ Lacrosse

  • Record: 4-3 section, 5-10 overall
  • WPIAL playoff qualifier
  • All-section: sophomores Graham Childs, Bradley Root 

Girls’ Lacrosse

  • Record: 14-0 section, 20-1 overall
  • First-year coach Katie Lundberg leads team to first undefeated regular season
  • PIAA qualifier – first time in school history
  • PIAA championship quarterfinalists
  • Program’s first appearance at WPIAL championship game
  • WPIAL runner-up – first time in school history
  • Section champions
  • All-American: senior Meg McCrady (second year), junior Kate Goodwin
  • All-State: Meg McCrady, Kate Goodwin
  • All-WPIAL: Meg McCrady, Kate Goodwin
  • All-section first team: Meg McCrady, Kate Goodwin; freshman Mary Ellis
  • New school records: senior Meg McCrady – career points (353), goals (245), assists (108); draw controls
  • Kate Goodwin – scored 100 goals this season; ended year with 107 goals, 130 points
  • Mary Ellis – freshman scored more than 100 points in first year
  • Meg McCrady – Georgetown University recruit
  • Ali Wessel – Oberlin College recruit

Boys’ Soccer Record: 8-4 section, 9-9 overall

  • WPIAL playoff qualifier
  • All-state: senior Michael Snowball
  • All-WPIAL: Michael Snowball
  • All-section: Michael Snowball, junior Will Tabor
  • All-section second team: senior Nathan Wecht, freshman Zane Ingram
  • All-section honorable mention: juniors Jakob Dunn, Jake Miller, David Sullivan
  • Michael Snowball – Baldwin Wallace University recruit 

Girls’ Soccer

  • Record: 9-1 section, 16-7 overall
  • Advanced to PIAA playoffs – first time in 17 years
  • WPIAL playoff qualifier
  • Section co-champions
  • All-state: seniors Deena DeBaldo, Dixon Veltri
  • All-WPIAL: Deena DeBaldo, Dixon Veltri
  • All-section: Deena DeBaldo, Dixon Veltri; junior Kate Livingston; sophomores Julie Scheffler, Sarah Sinnott
  • All-section honorable mention: seniors Mikayla D’Cunha, Maddie Lucey, Bryanna Urso
  • Alexis Schutzman – received Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award
  • Bryanna Urso – Positive Athlete Award scholarship (three sports)
  • Annamarie Alfery – University of Akron recruit
  • Deena DeBaldo – Duquesne University recruit
  • Bryanna Urso – Allegheny College recruit
  • Dixon Veltri – University of North Carolina-Wilmington recruit
  • Maddie Lucey – Washington and Jefferson College recruit
  • Coach Peter Torres named co-section coach of the year


  • Record: 5-5 section, 8-10 overall
  • WPIAL playoff qualifier
  • All-section second team: Calle Zmenkowski
  • All-section honorable mention: seniors Gretchen Angerman, Alyssa Guzzie, Kerstin Nestel; juniors Tawnya Holben, Brianna O’Malley
  • Calle Zmenkoski – University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg recruit

Boys’ Swimming

  • Record: 5-2 section, 9-2 overall
  • Team posts best record in many seasons
  • WPIAL team championship meet qualifier
  • WPIAL qualifiers: senior Bohan Yao (200 IM, 100 breast, 50 freestyle, 100 fly); sophomores Colin Hackwelder (500 freestyle), Nathan Roe (100 free)

Girls’ Swimming

  • Record: 7-0 section, 11-0 overall
  • WPIAL team championship meet qualifier
  • Section champions for first time in 10 years
  • School records: Junior Joslyn Filo – 100 fly and 50 freestyle
  • PIAA qualifier: Josyln Filo
  • WPIAL qualifiers: seniors Maia Pauley (500 and 200 free and 200 IM); Megan Wiese (500 and 200 freestyle); junior Joslyn Filo (500, 200, 100 and 50 freestyle, 100 fly); sophomores Maria Luciana (200 IM), Annika Urban (500 freestyle); freshmen Jaclyn Filo (200 IM, 100 fly, 100 breastroke), Grace Gackenbach (100 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 200 IM)
  • Maia Pauley – Pomona College recruit


  • PIAA medalist: sophomore Jonah Cagley 3rd place
  • WPIAL Champion: Jonah Cagley
  • School scoring record: Jonah Cagley –50 score
  • WPIAL qualifiers: senior Dixon Veltri; sophomores Jonah Cagley, Kate Eames, Magnus Loeffler; freshman Nate Serkov
  • Nate Serkov qualifies for WPIAL championship on first set of dives at his first-ever meet

Boys’ Tennis

  • Record: 7-0 section, 17-2 overall
  • Team advanced to PIAA quarterfinals
  • WPIAL team champions second consecutive year
  • Sophomore Robby Shymansky advanced to PIAA quarterfinals
  • Section team champions
  • WPIAL singles runner-up: Robby Shymansky
  • Coach David Prevost, who temporarily came out of retirement this year, won first WPIAL team championship in 56 seasons at Fox Chapel Area
  • Boys’ Team GPA Award winner with 4.123

Girls’ Tennis

  • Record: 9-0 section, 15-5 overall
  • PIAA team quarterfinals
  • Team section champs for 21st time in school history
  • PIAA, WPIAL, and section doubles champions: junior Amanda Nord (third doubles gold medal) and freshman Charlotte James
  • Individual section singles champion: Amanda Nord
  • Girls’ Team GPA Award winner with 4.077

Boys’ Track & Field

  • Record: 2-4 section/overall
  • WPIAL individual qualifiers: juniors Kyle Breault (400), John Folkerts (1,600), Andrew Jeffrey (100, 200, 4×1), Won Ho Kang (4×1), Ben Kronman (triple jump), Ryan Weinberger (4×1); freshmen Christian Fitch (3,200), Felix Veser (4×1)
  • Adam Cook – Allegheny College recruit
  • Kyle Breault – Edinboro University recruit

Girls’ Track and Field

  • Record: 2-4 section/overall
  • PIAA individual qualifiers: junior Caelan Miller (1,600); sophomore novice Kate Carnevale (100, 200-meter dash)
  • WPIAL medalists: junior Caelan Miller – 4th (1,600); sophomores Kate Carnavale – 2nd (200) and 4th (100); Sarena Seeger – 5th (3,200); Annika Urban – 7th (3,200)
  • WPIAL qualifiers: senior Katherine Kauma, (4×1); junior Caelan Miller (3200); sophomores Abby Baldauf (4×4), Kate Carnavale (100, 200), Hannah Flanders (4×1, 4×4), Sarena Seeger (3,200, 4×8), Annika Urban (3,200, 4×8), Carolyn Veith (4×1, 4×4); freshmen Maddy Keiffer (4×1, 4×4), Brooke Krally (4×8, 3,200), Grace Sisson (1,600)
  • New school record: Kate Carnavale, 100, 200-meter dash
  • Maddie Lucey – Washington and Jefferson College recruit

Boys’ Volleyball

  • Record: 2-10 section, 2-12 overall
  • All-section second team: senior Jerett Zaleski

Girls’ Volleyball

  • Record: 6-6 section, 6-11 overall
  • WPIAL playoff qualifier
  • All-section first team: senior Desirae Buccigrossi
  • All-section second team: seniors Dominique Buccigrossi, Katie Kenney
  • All-section third team: sophomores Megan Friday, Jess Michel


  • Record: 2-3 section, 9-4 overall
  • WPIAL individual champion: senior Mike Mahon (182-pound weight class)
  • WPIAL qualifiers: seniors Mike Mahon, Bill Myers; junior Juan Morales; sophomore Avery Bursick
  • All-state academic award third team: Avery Bursick
  • All-state academic award honorable mention: seniors Mike Mahon, Jared Pegher
  • Mike Mahon – Waynesburg University recruit

Coach Ron Frank – 400th career wins, third among WPIAL’s all-time winning wrestling coaches; wrestling room dedicated in his honor