Garrett Blake, Hayden Bernhardt and Shane Sibley were inadvertently omitted from last week’s Almanac Elite Eleven boys’ soccer all-star team. They should have been listed among the players garnering honorable mention recognition.
The three juniors played integral roles in Upper St. Clair’s 23-1-1 season and run to a second straight state title.
Though a defender, Blake managed to collect 14 assists, thanks to his long, powerful throw-ins. He also scored a spectacular goal in the Panthers’ PIAA quarterfinal win against rival Canon-McMillan.
A center back, Bernhardt was the only player to start every game in the back four. He helped the Panthers record 13 shutouts.
A forward, Sibley fired in eight goals and racked up seven assists. According to USC head coach Uwe Schneider, “Shane is a fast and technically strong player.”