Last Updated: October 16, 2017
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Developmental Tournament

September 28, 2017

The Developmental Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 28th at North Allegheny Intermediate School.

Teams will compete for our Championships: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade. All teams are guaranteed 3 games of 20 minutes each. The format for the games will be 5 v 5, in other words 4 players plus a keeper. Teams that win their group play will move on to the quarter finals, semi-finals, then finals. The cost of the Tournament is $100/team.

To register, send an email to Mitch Riehle with the following information by Friday, October 6th:

  • School Name
  • Team Name
  • Coach Name
  • Grades of Team (i.e. 1st Grade)


JV / Varsity Playoffs

October 15, 2017

JV and Varsity Playoff Schedule:


  • Friday November 3rd  - 4 games at Founder’s Field
  • Saturday November 4th - 8 games at Seton LaSalle HS
  • Sunday November 5th - 4 Championship Games at Seton LaSalle High School

All playoff teams will play either one or two games, depending on your seeding, per the below schedule. Thus, all teams will play on either Friday November 3rd or Saturday November 4th (or both).



Olympic JV and Varsity (Sections 1 and 2)

World Cup JV and Varsity (Sections 3 and 4)


#1 Seed = Section 1  First Place Team

#1 Seed = Section 3  First Place Team

The #1 Seed plays the winner of the 4/5 game

#2 Seed = Section 2  First Place Team

#2 Seed = Section 4  First Place Team

The #2 and #3 seeds play each other

#3 Seed = Section 1  Second Place Team

#3 Seed = Section 3  Second Place Team

#4 Seed = Section 2  Second Place Team

#4 Seed = Section 4  Second Place Team

The #4 and #5 seeds play in a play in game

#5 Seed = Wild Card from Section 1 or 2 =     team with most points

#5 Seed = Wild Card from Section 3 or 4 =     team with most points


 If you think your team(s) will make the playoffs and have a (valid) schedule request, please send a note to Mitch Riehle.

DSL Rule Book Update

September 12, 2016

The 2016 updated DSL Rule book can be found under the DSL Rule Book link to the left.

Nate Ferraco Sportsmanship Award

June 25, 2016

This past Sunday after our last Pittsburgh Diocese Soccer League championship game, we honored two players with the Nate Ferraco Sportsmanship Award. Nate Ferraco was a freshman at Geneva College who died in a car accident this past winter. Nate played in our League then went on to play soccer at Penn Hills HS and was valedictorian of his senior class. Nate was an excellent student, a skilled soccer player, and a fine young man. The awardees of the Sportsmanship Award were #10 Nicholas Pieto of St Alphonsus and #77 Alex Freiwald of East Catholic who both received multiple nominations throughout the season from opposing coaches. A special thanks to Mike Clark from WTAE for joining us to honor Nate. Mike was Nate's soccer coach in middle school and a close family friend. Rest in piece Nate and we will keep your memory alive!

From Nate's Family:

Mitch / Mike - Words cannot begin to express our gratitude for your kindness & support shown by planning, implementing and awarding the 1st Annual Nate Ferraco Sportsmanship Award from the Diocesan Soccer League. The huge magnitude of its success can be attributed to how much Nate loved playing soccer on all levels and his utmost respect for the game and his teammates.... He loved participating on every team he was ever a part of from the time he was very little until now, as we have watched all these young athletes turn into adults. He always put his full effort into every team, event, game or tournament just as all of you have put your full efforts into keeping his memory alive with this award. We are blessed to have so many kind, caring people in our lives. We have great memories of the many years spent playing and coaching Diocesan Soccer. Thank you again from our entire family.

Sincerely - Greg, Kolleen, Mike & Nicole Ferraco 



Cameroon Football Development Program

January 31, 2015

The DSL is excited to work with the local leadership of the Cameroon Football Development Program to promote soccer locally and in Cameroon. The founder Justin Forzano, is a Wheeling native, where he played soccer at Wheeling Park High School, a graduate of Dayton University and is currently in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. Here is a link to their website.


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Upcoming Games/Practices

Friday, Oct 20
Section 3 Varsity
St. Patrick @ Our Lady of Grace5:15pmOur Lady of Grace Field (Campbell)
Saturday, Oct 21
Section 1 Varsity
St. Bede @ St. Bernadette3:00pmGateway Middle School
Section 2 Varsity
St. Philip @ Christ the Divine Teacher2:15pmO'Hara Elementary
Aquinas Academy @ East Catholic3:15pmWoodland Hills High School
Blessed Trinity @ Sts. Peter & Paul4:15pmBeaver Area High School
Section 3 Varsity
Our Lady of Grace @ St. Elizabeth4:00pmMaize Field/Pleasant Hills
Section 1 JV
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy @ St. BedeTBACentral Catholic High School
Section 2 JV
St. Philip @ Christ the Divine Teacher1:00pmO'Hara Elementary
Aquinas Academy @ East Catholic2:00pmWoodland Hills High School
St. Kilian #2 @ Sts. Peter & Paul3:00pmBeaver Area High School
Section 3 JV
Our Lady of Grace @ St. Elizabeth2:45pmMaize Field/Pleasant Hills
Dev - 1st
St. Bede @ St. Philip White9:00amSt. Paul's Seminary
St. Philip Green @ Holy Trinity1:00pmBurkett (UPPER Soccer Field)
Dev - 1st-2nd
Providence Heights Alpha Blue @ Holy Sepulcher10:30amHoly Sepulcher Catholic School
Our Lady of Fatima @ Our Lady of Grace12:45pmOur Lady of Grace Field (Campbell)
Providence Heights Alpha Blue @ Sts. Peter & Paul1:00pmBeaver Area High School
Providence Heights Alpha Gold @ East Catholic1:00pmForest Hills Park
Dev - 2nd
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy @ Butler Catholic10:45amButler Catholic School
St. Bede @ St. Kilian Mascari2:00pmSt. Kilian
St. Philip @ St. Kilian Jones2:00pmSt. Kilian
Holy Trinity @ St. Kilian Piccirilli3:10pmSt. Kilian
Dev - 3rd
St. Philip @ Aquinas Academy1:00pmDolan - Aquinas Academy
Dev - 3rd-4th
St. James @ Sts. Peter & PaulTBABeaver Area High School
Butler Catholic @ Holy Sepulcher12:00pmHoly Sepulcher Catholic School
Our Lady of Grace @ St. Elizabeth1:30pmMaize Field/Pleasant Hills
Butler Catholic @ Sts. Peter & Paul2:00pmBeaver Area High School
Our Lady of Fatima @ Mary of Nazareth2:15pmFrancis McClure Middle School
St. Margaret of Scotland @ East Catholic4:15pmWilkins Field
Dev - 4th
St. Kilian Majeski @ St. Kilian Pappas9:00amSt. Kilian
St. Thomas More @ Aquinas Academy1:00pmDolan - Aquinas Academy
Sunday, Oct 22
Section 1 Varsity
St. Kilian @ Blessed Francis Seelos Academy5:00pmMarshall Elementary School
Section 3 Varsity
Our Lady of Grace @ St. Thomas More3:15pmSt. Thomas More
St. Patrick @ Butler Catholic5:15pmBCSA(Butler) Field
Section 4 Varsity
Our Lady of Fatima @ Sacred Heart3:15pmPanther Hollow/Junction Hollow
Section 1 JV
St. Kilian @ Blessed Francis Seelos Academy3:45pmMarshall Elementary School
Section 3 JV
Our Lady of Grace @ St. Thomas More2:00pmSt. Thomas More
St. Elizabeth @ Blessed Francis Seelos Academy #22:30pmMarshall Elementary School
Section 4 JV
St. Rosalia @ Holy Sepulcher2:00pmHoly Sepulcher Catholic School
Our Lady of Fatima @ Sacred Heart2:00pmPanther Hollow/Junction Hollow
Dev - 1st
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy White @ Blessed Francis Seelos Academy Blue12:00pmMarshall Elementary School
Dev - 1st-2nd
Holy Sepulcher @ St. James1:30pmQuaker Valley High School
Dev - 2nd
St. Philip @ Blessed Francis Seelos Academy12:00pmMarshall Elementary School
Dev - 3rd
St. Kilian Eagon @ St. Bede1:00pmKoenig Field
Dev - 3rd-4th
Providence Heights Alpha @ St. James1:30pmQuaker Valley High School
Dev - 4th
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy White @ Blessed Francis Seelos Academy Blue12:00pmMarshall Elementary School
St. Philip @ St. Bede2:15pmKoenig Field

For a complete schedule listing, click here!