Alumni in the News

13
Nov

Coach Passes on Passion for Helping Others

There are only a couple of things that rival John Alerich’s love for football ­– his family and his passion for helping individuals with special needs. A 15-year assistant with the Fox Chapel Area football program, Coach Alerich’s players say he is tough, with high expectations both on the field and in the weight room,...
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13
Aug

Chance Meeting Reveals Bizarre Parallels

Some occurrences are so surreal that it’s mind-boggling to believe they are really true. Such was the case at a chance meeting at a local gym in Encinitas, California, more than 2,000 miles away from the Fox Chapel area. There, amid rigorous morning workouts, Nigel Paxton and Andrew Gottlieb had a happenstance encounter and discovered...
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19
Jul

Alum David Papich Working Within the Lines

When David Papich (second from right in photo) was a student at Fox Chapel Area High School, the former football and track scholar-athlete was known as quiet, highly-disciplined, and very methodical in his approach, whether it was on the field or off. Things haven’t changed much in that respect, other than Dave is a lot...
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12
Jul

Alum McCrady Shines at Georgetown

Ever since Meg McCrady graduated in 2017, the Foxes’ all-time leading girls’ lacrosse scorer has gone on to shine as a midfielder on the Georgetown University Women’s Lacrosse Team. This past season, the rising junior played an important role in her team winning the 2019 Big East Champions title in double overtime. “It was an...
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27
Apr

Hall of Fame 2019: Doug Ostrosky

By: Marty Stewart , Friday, April 26, 2019, TRIB-LIVE This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is June 8 at The Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at gymbeck63@aol.com. Doug Ostrosky graduated from Fox Chapel in 1994. He excelled...
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25
Apr

Alumni Update: Krystyna Burdelski

By Drew Karpen, Big 5/6 News, April 23, 2019 Krystyna Burdelski went 2-0 with a 1.16 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in a pair of complete games last week for Westminster College. She fired a one-hit shutout in Westminster’s 9-0 (5 inn.) game two victory over Presidents’ Athletic Conference rival, Bethany College, last Thursday. Over 15...
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Adam Veltri in goal
13
Jan

Alumni Update: Chad Veltri

By: Jerin Steele, Saturday, January 12, 2019, TRIB-LIVE Fox Chapel native Chad Veltri put up good numbers in net at every level of hockey he had played in the last few years, and this season he got a long-awaited chance to play in the USHL, the top junior hockey league in the country. But after a...
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09
Jan

Alumni Update: Walker Brooke

Walker Brooke is a 2015 graduate of Fox Chapel Area High School and ran cross country for two seasons. Currently, he is a senior at the University of Oklahoma where he is studying finance and sports management, and is an intern in the school’s athletic department. Q: What are you doing now that’s related to...
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10
Nov

Cohen, Coulson, Livingston Making FCA Soccer Proud

Two former Fox Chapel Area High School girls’ soccer players have continued their dominance in the sport, only now with NCAA Division III teams that are currently ranked in the top-25. At least one other player is on a squad that was among that elite group during the regular season. Taylor Cohen, a 2016 graduate,...
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