Coach Peluso has served as the head coach for the varsity soccer team for fourteen years, after a lengthy tenure as the assistant coach. She has directed the team to WPIAL and Section Championships, and to the PIAA Championship game in Hershey. During her playing days, she was an outstanding midfielder at Quaker Valley and Bucknell University.
Coach Border has been a valuable assistant coach for the varsity team for fourteen years. She is responsible for player development on and off the field, and in working with Coach Peluso has been a driving force in the team's many successes. During her playing days, she was a forward at Mt. Lebanon and Duquesne University.
Over the past twenty years, the Sewickley Academy Girl's Soccer team has created a tremendous legacy of success. With nine section titles, four WPIAL Championships, and a State Championship, the Sewickley Academy Girl's Soccer team prides itself on hard work, physical fitness, and a commitment to the concept of team. Players of all abilities participate and contribute to our overall success. We set both personal and team goals at the beginning of each season and work hard to meet them. Our training begins in the hot August sun, and we like it best when our season continues through the cold snow of November.
Our trademark is our beautiful passing game which makes us fun to watch. We train to possess the ball, keep it on the ground and use our teammates to advance the play. We also work hard to support each other on defense and trap other teams in their own end. Being equally committed to understanding the game and mastering our skills, we spend a lot of time on both technical and tactical play. To be a member of the Girl's Soccer Team, all that we ask is that you have a desire to play, a positive attitude, and you make a commitment to the team; we'll take care of the rest.
Sewickley Academy cruised to a 5-0 victory on Wednesday against The Ellis School. Ellis showed early power and speed up top, but Sewickley soon countered and established dominance. By connecting passes and pinning the ball in their offensive half, Sewickley was able to finish two goals in two minutes. Both of these goals came from Elsa Gordon and were assisted by Olivia Ryder and Marynell Dethero respectively. In the second half Ryder added two more goals and assisted freshman JJ Jardini’s first goal of the season. With the win, Sewickley moves to 5-1-1 on the season.