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Fall, 2018 Season

July 22, 2018

Here are the Fall, 2018 season dates: 

  • 8/4 – Registrations due (Registration forms available under Pages --> DSL forms)
  • 8/20 - Practice may begin
  • 9/1 - Schedules to be distributed
  • 9/3 - Labor day
  • 9/8 - Opening weekend for games
  • 9/28 - Registrations due for Developmental and All Girls tournaments
  • 10/27 - Developmental and All Girls tournaments
  • 10/28 - Last day for JV & Varsity games
  • 11/1 - 11/4 - JV and Varsity playoffs

JV and Varsity Playoff Champions

June 10, 2018

Congratulations to JV and Varsity Playoff Champions

Olympic Varsity: Blessed Trinity over Holy Trinity

World Cup Varsity: St.  Elizabeth over Our Lady of Grace 

Olympic JV: Blessed Francis Seelos Academy over St. Kilian

World Cup JV: Mary of Nazareth over Sacred Heart


JV and Varsity All Girls Tournament Champions

June 3, 2018

Congratulations to Our JV and Varsity All Girls Tournament Champions

Varsity: Blessed Trinity Academy over St. Elizabeth

JV: Sts. Peter & Paul over Blessed Francis Seelos Academy

 


Development Tournament Champions

June 3, 2018

Congratulations to Our Developmental Tournament Champions

Fourth Grade: Providence Heights Alpha over Holy Trinity

Third Grade: Holy Trinity over Holy Cross

Second Grade: Aquinas Academy over Butler Catholic

First Grade: St. Philip over East Catholic


Spring 2018 Rule Changes

January 21, 2018

 

Please note the following changes for the Spring 2018 Dates

 

  • Create Sections that have 6 or 9 teams. This is dependent on the number of teams that register. This would enable teams to play each other once or twice. If there are 6 Sections then Sections 1, 2 and 3 would be Olympic and Sections 4, 5, and 6 would be World Cup.
  • Require that schools with two JV or two Varsity teams have enough players for the B team. If schools have 2 teams for JV or Varsity then they must have at least 13 players excluding 4th graders for JV and 6th graders for Varsity. Example: A school has 2 JV teams. There must be at least 26 fifth and sixth graders assuming they would put 13 on both teams. If the school planned on putting 15 on the A team then they must have at least 28 fifth and sixth graders in order to have 15 on Team A and 13 on Team B. Then the school can pull up 4th graders on game day. This would decrease the chances of cancellations due to not enough players
  • Create a quota for Female players. At least 2 female players on the field by both teams. This will require that schools have 4-5 female players on their roster. If a school cannot have 2 female players, then they need to play down. For example, a team with only one female player on the field will play with 10 players and if they have zero female players then they will play with 9 players.
  • Rescheduling of games. No changes here. I’ll reinforce the 1 week reschedule rule.
  • Qualifying for playoffs. Give some weight to Section 1 teams over a Section 3 team and likewise a Section 4 team over a Section 6 team. For example, if Olympic Division and World Cup Division have 3 sections each and we allow 8 teams to make the playoffs, then the playoff breakout for Olympic would be Section 1 with 3 teams, Section 2 with 3 teams, and Section 3 with 2 teams. Likewise for Sections 4,5, and 6.
  • Incorporate the Build Out Rule for Developmental.

 


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/


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Upcoming Games/Practices
Sep 20
World Cup JV
Aquinas Academy JV #2 @ St. Kilian JV #2
5:30pm
Sep 21
Olympic Varsity
St. Philip @ St. Kilian
6:30pm
Olympic JV
St. Philip @ St. Kilian
5:15pm
Sep 22
Olympic Varsity
Sacred Heart @ Blessed Trinity
11:00am
St. Thomas More @ St. Philip
12:45pm
Aquinas Academy @ East Catholic
4:15pm
World Cup Varsity
St. Bede @ Our Lady of Grace
10:15am
Mary of Nazareth @ Christ the Divine Teacher Academy
2:00pm
St. Elizabeth @ St. Bernard
4:30pm
Olympic JV
St. Thomas More @ St. Philip
11:30am
Aquinas Academy @ East Catholic
3:00pm
World Cup JV
St. Bede @ Our Lady of Grace
9:00am
St. Elizabeth @ Holy Sepulcher
10:00am
Dev - 1st
St. Kilian - Colangelo @ St. Philip
9:00am
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy @ St. Kilian - Pilla
10:10am
St. Kilian - Malack @ St. Kilian - Laubenthal
10:10am
Our Lady of Grace @ Holy Trinity
1:00pm
Dev - 1st-2nd
Mary of Nazareth @ Christ the Divine Teacher Academy
12:00pm
Sts. Peter & Paul @ East Catholic
1:00pm
Providence Heights Alpha @ Holy Sepulcher
1:30pm
Dev - 2nd
Our Lady of Grace @ Holy Trinity
1:00pm
Butler Catholic @ St. Kilian - Farabaugh
2:50pm
St. Philip @ St. Kilian - Martin
2:50pm
Dev - 3rd
St. Bede @ St. Philip
11:30am
Butler Catholic @ Holy Trinity
2:15pm
Dev - 3rd-4th
Providence Heights Alpha @ Holy Sepulcher
11:30am
Our Lady of Grace @ Christ the Divine Teacher Academy
12:45pm
St. Sylvester @ St. Elizabeth
1:00pm
St. Bernard @ East Catholic
4:30pm
Dev - 4th
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy @ St. Philip
10:15am
Aquinas Academy @ St. Kilian - Glentzer
12:30pm
St. Kilian - Parnell @ Holy Trinity
2:15pm
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