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Matuszewski, Pitt ready for College Cup

The Dallastown grad is in his freshmen year with the Panthers.

DALLASTOWN, Pa. — It wasn't that long ago that the University of Pittsburgh men's soccer team was sitting in the basement of a very tough ACC.

The Panthers brought in a new coach, who then recruited Dallastown's Lucas Matuszewski.

Matuszewski played his high school years with PA Classics out of Manheim, but graduated from Wildcat country early and was on Pitt's campus last spring.

He and the Panthers are now in the College Cup, which is the NCAA's soccer edition of the final four and the head start is paying off for Pitt.  

"Being in the ACC, we were one of the few teams that were able to play in the fall.  So I think that really helped us out a lot, getting games underneath our belt, and really bonding as a team.  This whole spring has just been amazing to us.  I mean, the whole season really.  I'm so proud of all the guys to see where we've come and where we're at now," said the Pitt freshman defender.

The Panthers take on the Hoosiers Friday at 8:30PM for the right to play for a national championship on Monday.