U14 Boys take Gold at Edinboro!!

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The weekend of June 12-14 was the first weekend of the PA West State Open Tournament in Edinboro, PA. This tournament goes over two weekends and attracts over 100 teams from various age and skill levels across western PA and neighboring states. WHYSA sends a few travel teams to the Open every year.

The WHYSA U-14 boys division 4 team won the championship of the U14 Boys Gold bracket; they ended round-robin play with 7 points (wins over Twin Boro and Laurel Highlands, and a tie with Harmar) followed by a 1-0 victory over Harmar in the final. The team consisted of Hayden Brook, Trey Bubin, Owen Fink, Kyle Fogarty, Alex Freiwald, Antonio Fulciniti, Chuckie Hanchett, Ethan Hess, Jack Kiley, Andrew Macioce, Brennan McCreary, Jacob Osho, Lewis Rodocker, Stephen Salah, and Matt Ward. The team was coached by Jim Kiley, Jeff Freiwald, and Chris Rodocker.

Congratulations boys!

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Woodland Hills Annual Soccer Picnic

The end of the spring season is upon us, and that means that it’s time for our annual soccer picnic!

In addition to it being a fun time for all, we’ll also be revealing the super secret new league shield that will be on all uniforms next season!

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Want to know what it looks like? Be sure to be at the picnic and be one of the first to get a t-shirt with the new shield!


WHEN:

June 6, 2015
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE:

Forest Hills Main Park
Ardmore Blvd, Forest Hills

DETAILS:

Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Cordially Invites You and Your Family to Our Annual Spring Picnic. Festivities include:

  • End of year awards for the kids
  • Free Food! Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. If your last name begins with one of the letters below, we ask that you bring along:
    • A-G: Bring an appetizer
    • H-P: Bring a dessert
    • Q-Z: Bring a salad
  • New shield reveal! Be one of the first to see the new league logo that will represent all kids, parents, and fans of the organization.
  • T-Shirt Sale! Wear the new league shield proudly.
  • Pick-up games
  • Fall Registration
  • Shoe Swap
    • Have soccer shoes that your kids have outgrown? Bring them to the picnic and drop them at the shoe swap.
    • Everything is free and on a first come, first served basis.
  • And More!

Please plan on joining us for fun with family and friends. See you there!

Spring Season Starts April 11th!

Dust off your gear because the Spring Season is almost here!  U6 and U8 games will be kicking off on Saturday, April 11th.  You’ll be hearing from your coaches shortly before the season starts with practice and game times.

Strong Finishes At This Year’s “Spring Fling” Tournament!

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The Woodland Hills “Hurricanes”, playing in the U10 bracket, and battled three different U10 boys teams in the round robin.  They gave it their all and made the finals, ultimately losing to the “Groovy Girls”.  It was a great day filled with team bonding, camaraderie, and an impromptu game of pickle-in-the-middle.  The girls celebrated their silver medals with a trip to Dairy Queen afterwards.

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The Woodland Hills U14 boys, coached by Jim Kiley and Jeff Freiwald, capped off a great winter futsal season with a 2nd place finish in the Penn West Futsal “Spring Fling” tournament on Sunday at the Monroeville Sports Center.  Our boys went 2-0-1 in the round robin, defeating All American FC and North Hills, and tying the “Golazos”.  In an exciting semifinal match against All American FC, our boys were tied 1-1 after regulation, but won 3-1 on penalties to advance to the final.  The final against Allegheny Force FC was back and forth with great plays on both sides.  Despite a very gritty effort from our boys, we ultimately fell to 2-1 to the Force.

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The Woodland Hills U-18 Girls finished their winter indoor season with a second place finish in the Penn West Futsal’s “Spring Fling” tournament this past Sunday at the Monroeville Sports Center.

The girls went 2-1 in the round robin portion of the tournament beating Steel Valley 3-2 and TC Vipers from Clearfield County 2-1 and losing to Dubois 2-1 in the third game.

They played a 4th game to help round out the brackets losing to South Park but still ended up as the 2nd overall team in the standings which place them in the semi-finals.

The semi-final was a rematch with TC Vipers with the girls winning the semis 3-1.  Going into the finals, the girls had already played back to back games between the 4th game and the semi-finals and ended up losing in the finals to South Park in the 3rd game of back-to back-to-back games.

It was a great showing for the girls, many of whom were playing in their last indoor game before graduation!!

Congrats to all three teams on a great tournament and for representing Woodland Hills proudly!

Woodland Hills Takes Gold at the Ice Breakers Indoor Soccer Tournament!

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On March 7th a team of WHYSA players attended the Ice Breakers Indoor Soccer Tournament at Latrobe Area High School and took home the gold.

Juniors Brendan Howell, Mitchell Mroczkowski and Kevin Rode, along with Sophomores Matt Matsey, Trevor Bubin, and Michael Galaski and freshman Shane Fogarty were on the team coached by Jim Howell. After going 2-1 in the preliminary round, they were down 5-2 to Southmoreland in the first round of the playoffs. They scored 3 late goals and won it in overtime. They cruised in the next 2 rounds past Laurel Highlands (6-3) and Greenburg Central Catholic (13-0) of the playoffs and capped it off with a physical 3-1 victory over Penn Hills in the Championship.  They all represented Woodland Hills Youth Soccer with great pride!

Woodland Hills Wins Derry Indoor Tournament

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On November 1st a team of WHYSA players attended an Indoor Soccer Tournament at Derry High School and took home the gold.

Seniors Jonathan Leone, Nelson Zhukas and Alex Gough joined Juniors Brendan Howell and Kevin Rode, along with Sophomores Matt Matsey and Trevor Bubin on the team coached by Jim Howell. They won all 6 games and played great.

Congrats boys and thanks for representing Woodland Hills proudly!

Pack the Wolvarena 2014!!

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The Woodland Hills Boys and Girls High School Soccer Teams will be playing in “prime time” under the lights at the Wolvarena!

Monday, October 13th is the Annual Senior Night where we recognize the seniors for their time and effort within the association.  The festivities will kickoff with the girls game against West Mifflin at 6 PM, which will be followed by a ceremony for the girls and boys.  After that, the boys team will take the field against Brashear to wrap up an enjoyable evening of soccer.

Admission to the games is free for any Woodland Hills Soccer Association player (and their parents) as long as they wear their soccer jersey to the game.

Come on out and support the teams and show everyone how much soccer means to the community!

Kick’n It For Colleen!

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Colleen Kennedy, 21, is a 2011 Woodland Hills Graduate and former soccer player who is bravely fighting brain and spinal cancer.
Her father, Mike, coached the Woodland Hills Girls’ Soccer team for several years before retiring in 2011.

Please join the Woodland Hills High School Girls Soccer Team as they host the:

Kick’n It For Colleen Game!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 7:30 PM

At the Woodland Hills Wolverarena

ALL PROCEEDS from the evening (50/50 raffles, Concession Stand, basket raffles, etc.) benefit Colleen and the Kennedy family.

Admission to the event is free, but former teammates and classmates will be collecting for the family at the gate.

Please join us in support of this member of the Woodland Hills Soccer family.

If you’re unable to attend the game, you can still contribute by clicking one of the links below:

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U6, U8, and U10 Games start NEXT weekend!

U6, U8, and U10 games start Saturday, September 6th.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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Woodland Hills Girls Take 2nd Place At Edinboro Tournament

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1st row – Maya Lapp, Erin Huang, Nicole Welsh, Athena Velazquez, Meghan Watson
2nd row – Grace Belmonte, Sarah Letson, Mary Nicole Gentile, Jess Burch, Riza Swartz, Milan Harris, Samantha Edinger, Ali Rossey, Emily Scifo, Megan Dague

This past weekend the Woodland Hills U-18 Girls Team took second place at the PA State Open Tournament in Edinboro, PA.

They finished group play by going 2-0-1, beating Millcreek Soccer Association 5-0, Norwin 4-0, and then drawing with Brookline 0-0.

In the finals, they battled from a 2 goal deficit to tie the game before Brookline was given a penalty kick, which they converted to win 3-2.

The girls played some great soccer and battled hard to finish as the runners up.  Congrats team!