Gateway’s Jenkins shares boys soccer POY honor in Section 3-AAAA
The head coaches from the Section 3-AAA boys soccer teams voted on the all-stars for the 2014 season, and three players — Gateway’s Jared Jenkins, Kiski Area’s Dakota Lange and Franklin Regional’s Jake Roberge — emerged as the Co-Players of the Year.
Each received two votes for the honor and the coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
Jenkins was an offensive threat for Gateway all season, and he scored more than one goal in a game several times.
The Gators finished 6-6 in section play, six points behind Kiski Area (8-4) for the third and final WPIAL playoff spot from the section.
Gateway battled Kiski Area down to the wire for the final playoff spot, and the Cavaliers won out based on a 4-0 victory over the Gators on Oct. 3.
Gateway concluded section play with a 3-2 win at Woodland Hills on Oct. 7 and a tough 1-0 loss to rival Plum at Antimarino Stadium two days later.
Gateway wrapped up its season with a 2-0 loss to playoff-qualifier Penn-Trafford before a 6-1 rout of Elizabeth Forward in the finale sent the senior class out as winners.
Highlights for the Gators this season included a 3-1 win at Plum on Sept. 20 and a 3-1 victory over eventual section champion Franklin Regional on Sept. 27.
The Panthers (9-2-1) went on to claim the section title with the help of a 1-0 win over Kiski Area on the final night of section play.
Senior Sam Seroky helped the Gators earn the wins over Plum and Franklin Regional, and his strong play overall this season helped him earn recognition on the all-star squad.
Joining Seroky, Jenkins, Roberge and Lange on the all-star team were Fox Chapel’s Kota Furuhata, Matt Herrmann and Cole Ryan; Kiski Area’s Ian Moorhead and Matt Bisceglia; Franklin Regional’s Chris Ralph, Danny Ferriero and James Young; Plum’s Orazio Barbarino and Mike McGuire; and Penn Hills’ Nate Ferraco and Reginald Holt.
� Michael Love is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-388-5825 or at [email protected].