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Dom Reiter named Gatorade Player of the Year

The Pitt freshman scored 55 goals at Quaker Valley in the 2019 season

Pitt freshman Dom Reiter, a forward on the men’s soccer team, earned top in-state honors on Tuesday for his efforts at Quaker Valley High School in 2019, as he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania.

Last season, Reiter led Quaker Valley to a 24-2 record and a Class 2A state championship by contributing a total of 55 goals and 24 assists. The standout campaign capped off a high school career in which Reiter scored 85 goals and 53 assists for the Quakers.

“It feels great to win this award, and I am thankful for the coaches and teammates who made this possible,” Reiter said in a release. “But now, I am focused on how I can contribute at Pitt and better the team in any way I can.”

In addition to Gatorade Player of the Year honors, Reiter also earned WPIAL Player of the Year honors from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review after the 2019 season. The former Quaker Valley star is also a finalist for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award, the winner of which will be announced in June.

Reiter arrived at Pitt in time for the 2020 spring semester after graduating from Quaker Valley early. In the coming season, the local star will attempt to acclimate to the college game and help the Panthers build on a season in which they went 10-8-2, made their first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 1965 and notched their first win in the tournament.