The Year In Review 2018-2019

What a year it was for Fox Chapel Area High School sports! We had two individual PIAA AAA champions this year, freshman swimmer Zoe Skirboll and senior Robby Shymansky, in singles tennis. Their achievements are extraordinary considering Zoe’s win was the school’s first gold medal in swimming in 24 years, and Robby broke a Foxes’ 44-year-old record.

Additionally, dozens of teams and individuals advanced to the PIAA and/or WPIAL playoffs/championships, and more athletic school records were set last year than at any other time in recent history.

The standards of excellence our athletes set for themselves also is evident in the classroom. This year, the gymnastics and boys’ tennis varsity teams won the Team QPA Award. We congratulate them on their achievements, and for setting a great example.

With school now in recess, we already are looking forward to the 2019-2020 sports season. We believe our success from the previous year can be used as motivation to keep the rich tradition of Fox Chapel Area athletics moving forward in a positive direction.

Individual Accolades

College Recruits

Team Reports

10-9, 7-5

  • Advanced to WPIAL Class 5A playoffs
  • All-section 1st team: Jacob Gruden, Jonathan Simon
  • All-section 2nd team: Alex McRandal, Mitchell Miles
  • All-section honorable mention: Matt Jerpe, James Patterson

Boys’ 17-9, 8-2

  • Advanced to WPIAL and PIAA Class 6A playoffs
  • First back-to-back PIAA appearances in school history, dating back to 1961
  • Coach Zach Skrinjar’s third consecutive time taking one of his teams to PIAAs, a school record
  • Program has not had a losing season since 2010
  • All-section 1st team: Sam Brown, Ryan Kerr, Arnold Vento
  • All-section honorable mention: Noah Marks