Alumni in the News


Foxes Alumnae Fulfill Biggest Dreams

From the time they were young soccer players and then standouts on the Foxes girls soccer team, Fox Chapel Area alumnae Taylor Cohen and Dixon Veltri had big dreams of playing professional ball. The chances of that happening are infinitesimal, but the athletes beat the odds and made it to that elite level of play...
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Alumni Update: Karsten Lagerquist

Former Fox Chapel Area tennis player Karsten Lagerquist was recently voted by the students and faculty of Grove City College as the 2021-2022 Senior Man of the Year, the highest honor bestowed by the college. Karsten received the award in recognition of his exemplary athletic and academic contributions to the college. When Karsten was on...
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Rich Kriston

Rich Kriston: AK Hall of Fame Inductee

By: Ray Fisher Saturday, April 16, 2022, TRIB-LIVE Rich Kriston is recognized as one of the best heavyweights in the storied history of the Fox Chapel wrestling program. Kirston won three consecutive section titles from 1970-72 and was the first of 25 section champions at Fox Chapel in the ’70s. After two years of covid-related...
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A Wildcat’s Journey from Football to Law School, Catching Up with Carrington Vaughn JD

Carrington Vaughn is a graduate of the Law School at the University of Arizona and just earned his JD! But he first started as a preferred walk-on for Arizona Football under RichRod, playing out his initial dream of playing D1 football. It’s been said there is more to sports than the game, from the back...
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Fox Chapel Grad Headed to Israel to Play Pro Soccer

Sarah Sinnott met Dixon Veltri about five years ago, when the two young women were playing on the Fox Chapel High School women’s soccer squad. “When I got there, it was her class that was the heart of our team,” said Sinnott, who graduated from high school in 2019 and is two years younger than...
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Fox Chapel Grad Annika Urban Shines on National Stage for Emory

Fox Chapel graduate Annika Urban closed out another sensational cross country season with a 12th-place finish in the NCAA Division III meet Nov. 20 in Louisville, Ky. A week earlier, the Emory University sophomore placed first at the South Regional Championships, was named the South/Southeast Regional Female Athlete of the Year and was named to...
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Pack of WPIAL Alumni Leads Case Western Reserve Women’s Soccer Team to Historic Season

The Case Western Reserve women’s soccer team is riddled with Western Pennsylvania roots across its entire roster. From Maggie Storti (Oakland Catholic) and Helina VanBibber (South Fayette) to Gretta Lazzara (Fox Chapel), Ella Copich (Allderdice) and Katie Rishel (Pine-Richland), the WPIAL alumni were part of a CWRU team who recently finished a historic 2021 season....
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Alumni Update: Britta Lagerquist

Mike Kovak | Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, TRIB-LIVE Westminster women’s soccer has been the toast of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference this season. Consider Grove City a fast-rising side with serious momentum. And, if the seeds hold in the PAC tournament semifinals, the Titans and Wolverines will clash for a conference championship Saturday. There’s also a...
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Alumni Update: Jack Reese Ends Stellar College Career

When 6’8” Jack Reese played volleyball for the Foxes from 2012 to 2015 (he was only 6’5” back then), he was one of the most prolific players to ever come out of the school’s program and the WPIAL. The first-team all-WPIAL and all-state player helped lead the Foxes to win the 2015 WPIAL championship that...
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