The Plum Borough School District Athletics Department is proud of the hard work, dedication, and excellence of its players, teams, and coaches. To recognize their efforts, the department has established the Hall of Champions. It's an initiative where all District-sponsored sports are considered by the Athletics Department for inclusion based on team qualifier status. Congratulations teams!
PSHS GIRLS SOCCER
Coach: Mr. Matt Morgan
Record: 7-0,First undefeated season since 1977
Greater Allegheny Conference Football Champions (GACF)
1st time since 1997 Plum won 8 games in a season
1st time beating McKeesport since 1996
1st time making the semi-finals since 1996
1st playoff victory since 2014
Coach Morgan was the GACF coach of the year
Coach: Mr. Jamie Stewart
Class AAA Section 3
Class AAA Section 3 Champions for the
2nd year in a row
WPIAL Runner Up for 2nd year in a row
Shutouts: 9 (Regular Season); 12 (including playoffs)
2020 was a season to remember. It began with a delayed start to the season and a lot of uncertainty. The girls focused on the things they could control from the start of workouts. This meant following the new rules, bonding as a team and working hard during each practice. As the season unfolded, the girls took one game at a time in order to work towards our goal of a return to the playoffs and the WPIAL Finals. The girls finished the regular season with an undefeated record and a section title. The excitement of 3 home playoff games and a return to the WPIAL finals made for such a special experience for the girls. During the fall season, each of the fall teams began to roll with unprecedented success. It was great to see the support each team provided to the others. Despite all of the distractions, challenges, and uncertainty, 2020 was a season that I will never forget and I couldn’t be prouder of the girls.
— Jamie Stewart, 2020 Plum Girls Soccer Coach
For my last season to play soccer, I didn’t know how Covid would effect it. I didn’t even know if we would have a season. But I wouldn’t take back this season for anything. The team worked hard everyday to get to where we got to. With the restrictions and rules we still never changed our goal or outlook of the game. Being able to make it to the championships under these restrictions, just shows how much dedication and effort the Lady Mustangs showed during practices and games. This year is something I’ll cherish forever, and I’ll forever be proud to be a Mustang.
— Andrea D’Incau, Captain
The 2020 fall soccer season was one to remember. Not only was it very unpredictable, but it could be described as a huge achievement. With teamwork and determin-ation, we made it to the championships for the second year in a row. We accomplished this through all the tough times and surprises that came with covid, and I couldn’t be more proud with how it turned out. The Lady Mustangs took what was given and turned it into the best possible outcome for a season to remember. I will always appreciate this team and continue to support the program forever.
— Abby Lewis, Captain
This fall season had it's challenges, with all of the covid precautions and knowing that at any point the season might stop. With that being said, It was still a season I will never forget. We had so much support from our fans and we were winning all of our games. Also it was so cool that the other fall sports were undefeated and winning as well.
— Jamie Seneca, Captain
Going into this season I didn’t know what to expect. Once we started and I saw how much work everyone put into the off season I knew it was going to be a season like no other. As we took one game at a time and one opponent at a time, we started to see the hardwork pay off. Once playoffs came around I noticed how everyone was more careful with their choices because we all knew what was on the line. Making it to the WPIAL finals for the second year in a row and showing my school spirit really made me proud to be a Plum Mustang. I wouldn’t have changed the team we had this season or the career I had as a Lady Mustang and will forever be thankful for that.
— Sami Stewart, Captain
PSHS BOYS SOCCER
PSHS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Coach: Mr. Rafal Kolankowski
Class AAA Section 4
Record: 13-2, Went 29-3-2 over last 2 years
AAA Section 4 Finest 15: Dylan Akut, Luke Kolankowski, Lucas Pittman and Michael Weleski
Honorable Mention: Kyle Ryan
Section Player of the Year (2021): Luke Kolankowski
Coach of the Year (2021): Rafal Kolankowski
Back to Back Section Champions in WPIAL Class AAA
Section 4 (2020)
63 Goals for and 10 Against (2020)
9 Shutouts in 2020
2020 marked the 5th year in a row that the boys have qualified for the WPIAL Playoffs.
Testimonials: It is safe to say that 2020 is one unforgettable year. With majority of the sporting events put on hold due to corona pandemic, 2020 became a huge obstacle for many athletes and teams. And its not different for our Plum Boys’ Soccer team. Thru uncertainties the whole summer, the boys came together and had a very special, successful and memorable season. Instead of looking at the shortened season as a negative, the team came together and put up a great two loss season, section championship that no one expected and beat a neighboring rival and a 2-time current defending WPIAL champion in the process. Along with team success, we had players make All State, All Wpial and All Section honors. The hard work, sportsmanship, talent, dedication and great team chemistry of this year’s team has allowed these athletes have a 12-2 wining season and earn section title for second year in the row. Could not be more proud of what these players achieved on the field and the way they represented the whole Plum community and the school district.
— Rafal Kolankowski, Coach
"Clutch players show up in desperate moments." The quote motivated me to become a better player for the team and myself.
— D.D. Flowers, Co-Captain
Plum High School soccer has not only taught me about leadership and hard work, it has also brought me some of my closest friends. I was extremely honored to be nominated as a captain this year and I couldn’t have asked for 3 better co-captains. This season was very special since it it would be the last one for me in high school. We took on every team we played game by game and had an almost perfect record for the season. My favorite memory of this past season was beating Franklin Regional on their home field!Making the playoffs for the 4th time in my high school career was also a great feeling this season even though we had a tough loss in the first round. I know next year Plum will have another great team with all the returning talent coming back to play!
— Canon Kuchinick, Co-Captain
Coach: Miss Kelsey Bonk
Class AAA Section 1
Record: 16-1, 14-0 in section play
Testimonials: This year, I was lucky enough to be a part of all of the amazing accomplishments made by the Plum volleyball team. As a captain, I was so proud and excited to be a part of winning the first section championship at our school since 2011! It was an overall great feeling and it served to show just how far our team has come since 2017 when I was a freshman. Since then, my class of seniors and I have really stepped up and took leadership roles to get our team working towards winning championships. Even though we ended up going 16-1 and not quite making it to the state championships, I am still extremely proud of all that my team has accomplished and wouldn’t trade any of those memories for the world. Plum volleyball will forever be a big part of my life and I am very thankful for all the friends and memories that I made throughout the years!
— Makayla Jackson, Captain
This Plum volleyball season was the best season we had during my four years in high school. We all connected really well on and off the court. As a team and with our coach, we made this a memorable season, even through the struggles of the pandemic. Not having fans in the crowd at every game was not ideal, but we cheered each other on and made it fun! I think we all worked really hard this year to be a great, well rounded team. I’m so glad we ended this season as section champions, especially because it was my senior year.
— Julia Vargo, Player