Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ten to watch
Football dominates conversation on The Varsity Letters during the fall but, non-revenue sports often generate headlines for success and individual talent.
Here's 10 student-athletes (in alphabetical order) from non-revenue sports to keep an eye of during the 2009 fall sports season:
1. Kayla Keddal, Peters Township
As a junior, Keddal placed seventh at the WPIAL championships and sixth at states.
2. Trent McPherson, Peters Township
A freshman transfer from West Virginia, McPherson has been the Indians' top golfer in recent matches.
3. Emily Rohanna, Waynesburg
Rohanna replaces older sister Rachel on the Waynesburg boys team. Already has a couple of second-place finishes on her team.
4. Taylor Schram, Canon-McMillan
One of the top goal scorers in the country, Schram (pictured) committed to Penn State as a junior. Part of the U-17 national team pool.
5. Sarah Shashura, California
California doesn't field a girls tennis team. That didn't stop Shashura from winning a WPIAL Class AA title last year.
6. Shelli Spamer, Peters Township
Along with Schram, Spamer could go down as one of the great girls soccer players from Washington County. Also part of U-17 national talent pool.
7. Rachel Spridik, Bentworth
Only a sophomore, Spridik earned All-WPIAL honors last year. In her first match this year, she posted a triple-double.
8. Julie Stroyne, Peters Township
In her scholastic career, Stroyne (pictured) has won a PIAA team championship and was part of a state championship doubles team.
9. Nate Troscinski, Peters Township
Troscinski scored the Indians' goal in last year's state championship match. Already owns PIAA and WPIAL gold medals.
10. Matt Venanzi, Peters Township
As a freshman, Venanzi occasionally started but often provided an offensive spark off the bench. Could be a big-time goal scorer.