Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 5:21 p.m.
The WPIAL has taken a multiple-choice approach to its conference football rosters for the 2022 and 2023 seasons as Aliquippa’s ranking is undecided.
Aliquippa’s class won’t be determined until after next week’s hearing with the PIAA, so the WPIAL board on Tuesday approved two roster options for Class 5A, 4A and 3A football. with slight differences between them.
Aliquippa’s hearing is January 26.
The WPIAL has decided not to merge classes 6A and 5A into one combined classification. As a result, WPIAL Class 6A will have a five-team seeding with four conference games each.
A majority of Class 5A schools opposed a possible merger, said WPIAL executive director Amy Scheuneman, who surveyed member schools earlier this month.
The WPIAL has approved updated rosters for all fall sports. The league hopes to release fall schedules in early February once Aliquippa’s status is determined.
This story will be updated.
2022-23 WPIAL soccer roster
Division 1: Canon-McMillan, Central Catholic, Mount Lebanon, North Allegheny, Seneca Valley
Division 1: Baldwin, Bethel Park, Moon, Peters Township, South Fayette, Upper St. Clair
Division 2: Franklin Regional, Gateway, Hempfield, Norwin, Penn-Trafford, Plum, Woodland Hills
Division 3: Aliquippa, Fox Chapel, North Hills, Penn Hills, Pine-Richland, Shaler Area
Division 1: Ambridge, Blackhawk, Central Valley, Chartiers Valley, Montour, New Castle, West Allegheny
Division 2: Armstrong, Hampton, Highlands, Indiana, Kiski Area, Mars, North Catholic
Division 3: Connellsville, Latrobe, Laurel Highlands, McKeesport, Ringgold, Thomas Jefferson, Trinity
Division 1: Avonworth, Beaver, Hopewell, Quaker Valley, Seton LaSalle, South Park, West Mifflin
Division 2: Deer Lakes, East Allegheny, Freeport, Knoch, Shady Side Academy, Valley
Division 3: Belle Vernon, Elizabeth Forward, Greensburg Salem, Mt. Pleasant, South Allegheny, Southmoreland
Division 1: Apollo-Ridge, Burrell, Derry, Imani Christian, Ligonier Valley, Serra Catholic, Steel Valley, Yough
Division 2: Beaver Falls, Ellwood City, Liberty, Mohawk, Neshannock, New Brighton, Riverside, Western Beaver
Division 3: Brentwood, Charleroi, Keystone Oaks, McGuffey, Sto-Rox, Washington, Waynesburg Central
Division 1: Clairton, Frazier, Greensburg CC, Jeannette, Leechburg, Riverview, Springdale
Division 2: Bentworth, Beth-Center, California, Carmichaels, Jefferson-Morgan, Mapletown, Monessen, West Greene
Division 3: Avella, Bishop Canevin, Burgettstown, Carlynton, Chartiers-Houston, Cornell, Fort Cherry, OLSH
Division 4: Laurel, Northgate, Rochester, Shenango, South Side, Summit Academy, Union
*Subject to change based on Aliquippa’s appeal to the PIAA to be placed in Class 5A via the Competitive Balance Formula.
**If Aliquippa is placed in Class 3A or 4A, Woodland Hills would move from Section 2 to Section 3 in Class 5A.
***If Aliquippa is placed in Class 4A, it would be added to Section 1.
**** If Aliquippa is placed in Class 3A, he will join Section 1 and West Mifflin will move to Section 2.