Herald Roundup: Week of 12/11/17

| Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, TRIB-LIVE

Fox Chapel senior Joslyn Filo recently signed a letter of intent to attend Florida Gulf Coast University and continue her swimming career.

Last year, Filo set new team and pool records in the 50 free and the 100 fly, along with two other individual pool records and two relay pool records. She also qualified for the PIAA championships in two events.

She will be heading to a program that has dominated the Coastal Collegiate Spots Association in recent years. The Screaming Eagles have won eight of the last nine league championships.

Girls soccer

Fox Chapel forward Greta Lazzara, midfielder Sarah Sinnott, defender Katie Livingston and keeper Kate Feczko were named first-team all-section in Section 3-AAAA. Peter Torres was named the section Coach of the Year.

Midfielders Blair Echnat, Claudia DeMartino and Maura Curry, defender Fallon Curry and keeper Julie Scheffler were second-team selections. Defender Sabrina McQuarrie was an honorable mention.

Boys soccer

Fox Chapel forward Will Tabor and defender Zane Ingram were named the All-Section 3-AAAA first team for boys soccer.

Second-team selections include forwards Jake Miller and Ryan Santilli and defender Josh Miller. Forward Alex Marotte and keeper Jacob Dunn were honorable mentions.


Fox Chapel had several players picked to the Class 5A Allegheny Nine all-conference team.

First-team recognition went to senior center Riley Michael, senior tackle Jesse Cohen, senior running back Micah Morris and senior linebacker Chase Villani. Tom Loughran was named the conference Coach of the Year.

Junior wide receiver Cole Waxter, senior defensive end Adam Woo, and senior linebacker Luke Brown were second-team picks.

Senior tackle Scott Hastings, senior kicker Andrew Jeffrey and senior linebacker Jacob Wecht were honorable mentions.

Field hockey

Several Fox Chapel field hockey players earned postseason honors. Grace Knepshield was named All-WPIAL and all-section, and Paige Ryan also was an all-section pick. Mia Jamiolkowski and Isabella Lagazzie were honorable mention all-section selections.

Girls volleyball

Three players from Fox Chapel were chosen for the all-section volleyball team. Senior Tessa Friday made the first-team at libero. Senior Katherine Chomko and junior Meredith Kenney were selected to the second team as hitters.

Boys basketball

The Fox Chapel boys basketball team got off to an impressive start at the Plum tournament Friday and Saturday. In the first night of the round robin, the Foxes got 22 points from Ben Kelly in an 80-44 win over Imani Christian. On Saturday night, they beat Gateway, 60-47, as Carson Cohen poured in 31 points.

“Our goal was to start out 2-0, and we did it,” FC coach Zach Skrinjar said. “We had over 15 assists in both games, which was a great thing. We really only have three guys who have varsity minutes so it was nice to see some of the newer guys in action.

“I was pleased with the energy our subs displayed. Moving forward, we are going to have to continue to improve on the defensive end and rebounding. We know that once section play starts, games will be more physical and more of a grind on every possession. We will look to prepare for that coming challenge.”

Girls basketball

• After losing to Blackhawk by a 57-40 score in the opening round of the North Hills tournament, Fox Chapel bounced back Saturday to defeat Brashear, 54-22.