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:
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. http://www.cameroonfdp.com/