2019 Fall Sports Summary

It was a fantastic fall for our athletic teams! Fox Chapel Area High School’s boys golf team won the school’s first PIAA Class 3A team championship and also broke the former course record. Then, within days, girls tennis followed up by winning their own PIAA Class 3A team championship for the first time since 2004.

Also, this season 9 out of 11 teams advanced to the WPIAL playoffs, boys golf won their WPIAL team championship, and four squads went undefeated in section play. Individually, Scott Bitar and Charlotte James won their respective WPIAL championships in golf and tennis. It was the first time in school history that a female singles tennis player won the title. Charlotte then went on to become the new PIAA singles runner-up.

Cross country runners Christian Fitch and Grace Sisson, who qualified for the state tournament all four years of high school, closed out the fall postseason by medaling at the PIAA Class 3A Cross Country Championships. Both athletes were named  to the all-state team.

To view each fall team’s results, click on the link for each team below.

Cross Country

Boys 8-0, 8-0

All-state 2nd team: Christian Fitch

PIAA 3A medalist: Christian Fitch (11th)

PIAA 3A qualifier: Christian Fitch (4-time qualifier)

Team finished 4th out of 31 teams at WPIALs

Gateway Invitational team champions

Undefeated team section champions: Christian Fitch, Shane Funk, Ryan Kenyon, Jose Morales, Ethan Napolitan, and Jordan Gwin

Alle-Kiski boys XC runner of the year: Christian

Alle-Kiski all-star 1st team: Shane Funk

Alle-Kiski all-star 2nd team: Ryan Kenyon, Jack Lorence, Jose Morales, and Oscar Oliva

 

Girls 6-2, 6-2

All-state 2nd team: Grace Sisson

PIAA 3A medalist: Grace Sisson (8th)

PIAA 3A qualifiers: Grace Sisson and Brooke Krally (4-time qualifiers)

Section championship: Grace Sisson (1st)

WPIAL medalists: Grace (5th) and Brooke Krally (15th)

Alle-Kiski girls XC runner of the year: Grace Sisson

Alle-Kiski all-star 1st team: Brooke Krally

Alle-Kiski all-star honorable mention: Riley McIntyre

 

Field Hockey 3-6, 5-11

Players bought into new team culture focused on importance of selflessness to succeed

Wide diversity among goal scorers – 38 total goals scored by 14 different players

Great improvement from game to game

Year was a step in the right direction

Fairly young team with good number of incoming freshman next year

WPIAL 3A all-star 1st team: Sloan Rost

WPIAL 3A all-star 2nd team: Ellie Markel

 

Football 3-4, 4-7

Advanced to WPIAL 5A playoffs

Coach Tom Loughran earned 200th career win

Quarterback Shane Susnak threw for 1,791 yards during the regular season (1,940 total with playoffs), breaking  Billy Urso’s former all-time passing record of 1,600 set in 2013

Lorenzo Jenkins set 5-year record for receptions (39)

Most players in at least 5 years selected to all-conference team

All-conference 1st team: Ryan Billings (C), Sam Brown (LB), Lorenzo Jenkins (WR), Shane Susnak (QB), and Alex Wecht (LB)

All-conference 2nd team: Zakaria Essaouab (PK) and Ed Farrell (OG)

All-conference honorable mention: Thomas Golembiewski (OT), Caleb Kulikowski (DT), and Warner Macklin (DB)

 

Boys Golf 12-0, 22-1

PIAA: Champions (1st time in school history)

Scott Bitar and Aidan Oehrle tied for 1st place among all players at team PIAA championship

Team invited to the invitation-only High School Golf National Invitational for a 3-day event of only 324 boys top golfers across the country

WPIAL: Class 3A team champions (1st time in 13 years)

WPIAL Class 3A individual champion: Scott Bitar

PIAA West Region qualifiers: Scott Bitar and Aidan Oehrle

WPIAL 3A individual qualifiers: Scott Bitar, Aidan Oehrle, Amani D’Ambrosio, Will Livingston, and Matt Mattioli

Undefeated section champions

Team won 5 tournaments

Amateur Junior Golf Association Scholastic All-American: Scott Bitar

 

Girls Golf 10-0, 15-1

Section champions, undefeated regular season

Team advanced to WPIAL Class 3A finals

PIAA 3A West Region qualifier: Nina Busch

WPIAL 3A individual runner-up: Nina Busch

WPIAL 3A individual qualifiers: Nina Busch and Erin Drahnak (2nd year)

 

Girls Soccer  6-6, 10-8-1

Returned to the WPIAL 4A playoffs, advanced to quarterfinals

Highlights: Foxes upset favored Upper St. Clair at playoffs, near upset of top-ranked Norwin in quarterfinal overtime loss, 4-3

Big 56 all-section first team: Lucy Ream

Big 56 all-section second team: Makala Mulholland and Kaylee Uribe

Big 56 honorable mention: Claudia DeMartino

 

Boys Soccer 9-2-3, 12-4-3

Advanced to WPIAL 4A quarterfinals, lost to eventual WPIAL champions

All-state: Zane Ingram

All-WPIAL: Zane Ingram, Josh Miller, David Shin, Eli Yofan

WPIAL 4A Player of the Year: Zane Ingram

Big 56 all-section first team: Clayton Humbert, Zane Ingram, and Josh Miller

Big 56 all-section second team: Eli Yofan and David Shin

Big 56 honorable mention: Anthony Shin and Tommy Tsai

 

Girls Tennis 9-0, 19-2

PIAA Class 4A team champions (1st time since 2004)

Undefeated in WPIAL 4A Section 3

WPIAL team qualifier

PIAA Class 4A individual singles runner-up: Charlotte James

WPIAL Class 4A Champion: Charlotte James (1st time in school history)

WPIAL runner-up: Doubles team of Carissa Shepard and Catherine Petrovich

 

Girls’ Volleyball 0-12, 3-14

Team led by strong senior class, with younger players showing great improvement

Won Penn-Trafford Tournament

All-WPIAL second team: Jess Klein

Big 56 all-section honorable mention: Jess Klein