Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Beadling U17 Boys Keep on Winning Teams Is among National Elite Third Year in Row

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Beadling U17 Boys Keep on Winning Teams Is among National Elite Third Year in Row

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They come from 16 high schools, and from different areas and classifications.

But the players on the Beadling U17 boys soccer team share a valuable commodity -- talent.

For the past three years, as a U15 team, a U16 team and now U17, the group has proven to be the top collection of talent in Western Pennsylvania and one of the best in the nation.

The Beadling U17 team is ranked No. 2 nationally by Gotsoccer.com, and has quite a resume. It includes the Region 1 U16 championship last season, a region that includes soccer hotbeds Virginia, Maryland and New York.

Now it will go for two in a row. Beadling will vie for the U17 title in the 2012 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships June 28-July 3 in Lancaster, Pa.

There are 14 WPIAL players on the squad, 12 of them rising seniors. Those 12th-graders-to-be are: goalie Grant Goldberg (Pine- Richland); defenders Patrick Sullivan (Pine-Richland), Nathan Dearth (Montour), Chris Brasile (Shaler Area), Justin Goodwill (South Fayette), Wesley Burdette (Upper St. Clair), Matt Loughnane (Penn- Trafford) and Devon Ngyuen (Greensburg Central Catholic); midfielders Dante Piccolo (Quaker Valley) and Michael Pcholinsky (South Park); and forwards Ryan Vilella (Seneca Valley) and Michael Roberge (Franklin Regional).

Two WPIAL players have already graduated from high school, midfielder Jamie Luchini (North Allegheny) and goalie Tyler Miller (Hampton).

Three others are from outside of the area: defender Ben Vruwink (State College), midfielder Justin Krupa (Wilmington) and forward Dom Ramirez (Westmont).

Beadling's accomplishments are many. They include winning the PA West State Cup Championship the past four years and coasting to 8-0 and 4-0 victories in local club championship games the past two seasons.

It also has reached the semifinals of prestigious tournaments, including the Annandale Premier Cup, Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament and FC Delco Players Cup. …

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