Alumni in the News

Field Hockey
14
Oct

Alumni Update: Abby Pitcairn

Chris Mueller, Tri-State Sports & News Service Former Fox Chapel field hockey standout Abby Pitcairn is a true embodiment of reaping the fruits of one’s labor. Now a junior at the University of North Carolina, the NCAA’s two-time defending national champion with a 47-1 record since 2018, Pitcairn has earned every opportunity and accolade that...
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20
Aug

Alumni Update: Dixon Veltri

When she was in high school, Fox Chapel Area 2017 alum Dixon Veltri would juggle a soccer ball and practice her foot skills against a wall in her backyard whenever she could. It was clear to just about everyone that she had a grand plan for her soccer skills. When she wasn’t playing soccer, she...
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14
Jul

Arnold Vento Chosen as Positive Male Multisport Athlete award winner

When recent graduate Arnold Vento found out he was selected as the Western Pennsylvania Positive Male Multisport Athlete winner for 2019-2020, he could not have been more surprised. But it is a well-deserved honor for the rising Penn State freshman who hopes to become an aerospace engineer. When reviewing all of the nominations, the Positive...
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23
Jun

Fox Chapel Golfer Gearing Up for New Level of Competition

By: Greg Macafee |Monday, June 22, 2020 | TRIB-LIVE Fox Chapel’s Scott Bitar was one of the top golfers in the WPIAL last season. Now, he’s looking forward to seeing how he stacks up against a different level of competition. Before he heads to Miami (Ohio) to play Division I golf in the fall, Bitar...
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26
Dec

FC Alum Quintin Wirginis still working for NFL chance

Brian Batko, December 26, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Now that college football’s postseason has been set and the NFL playoffs near, former Pitt middle linebacker Quintin Wirginis finds himself in some sort of no man’s land. Between a rock and a hard place, the rock being a collegiate tenure without a proper ending, the hard place...
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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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