Last Updated: Mon Aug 08, 2022 - 2:51AM
It's been quite a year for Greater Latrobe girls soccer player Regan Reilly.
Last fall, Reilly helped guide her Wildcats team to the program's first section championship since 1992. And just a few days ago, she made her college commitment.
The all-section performer will continue her career on the pitch at Bowling Green State University and plans on pursuing a degree in the medical field.
“There’s a few things that I looked for in every school that I went to, and Bowling Green just had everything I was looking for,” the junior said. “The campus was beautiful, I went to a couple of camps and they had an amazing coaching staff. They have a really competitive program and those were a few things I was looking for.”
Reilly’s love for soccer began at a young age, when she first started playing the sport with her sisters, Morgan and Robin. The trio developed their skills and chemistry after years of playing against each other in their backyard.
“Morgan and Robin are the whole reason why soccer means so much to me,” she said of her sisters. “Since starting out in our backyard, kicking the ball around with each other, I feel they have made me so much better having them push me.”
The skills and chemistry they developed together at an early age shined through in their section title clinching match last season against Hempfield. Regan and Robin each notched a goal for the Wildcats, while Morgan (who has now graduated) collected an assist in the team’s 3-0 victory over the Spartans.
“We were just so happy and it was just an amazing moment, it gives me chills," Reilly said of the Wildcats winning their first section title in 29 years. “I know at the beginning of the season we were writing on a white board our goals we wanted to have. Whenever we finally achieved it, we were so happy for ourselves as our team worked together."
With all of the success and excitement that has swirled around her over the last few months, she’s eager to get back to practicing and preparing for the upcoming season. For Reilly, it’s another chance to compete for a section and WPIAL title, but also another opportunity to kick the ball around with her sister, Robin.
“I’m just looking forward to getting back with the team and playing with my sister and friends. I think it’s going to be a really nice moment to get everyone together and just play again.”
To watch the entire Recruiting Thursday sit-down interview with Regan, please click on the featured video.
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Greater Latrobe basketball player Emma Blair received an offer from Shippensburg. She has several Division I and Division II offers.