T-D HS Soccer

Pyo commits to PSU-New Kensington

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll’s Michael Pyo will continue his education and sports career at Penn State-New Kensington, playing soccer for Coach Jordan Valentine.
“Michael Pyo is a great example of where hard work and determination can take you in life,” Bishop Carroll Coach Nick Damin said. “Michael has trained year-round for the past 4-5 years playing club soccer in Pittsburgh to improve his game and to give him the opportunity to play at the college level.
“On the field, his level of play usually dictates how our team comes together to play that day. He possesses a motor that doesn't stop as he usually played the entire game, sometimes at multiple positions. He is a leader on the field and in the classroom.”
Pyo was a central midfielder his senior season. He scored four goals and had two assists this past season and finished his career with 18 goals and 14 assists.
A three-year captain and four-year letterman for the Huskies, Pyo was selected as a 2012 Tribine-Democrat All-Star as well as a two-time Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference all-star. He also was the placekicker for the football team.
“I'm very excited that Michael has chosen Penn State New Kensington to continue his development as a student-athlete,” said Valentine, who added that because Pyo was such a versatile player, the team would have options about where to use him. “Predominately, I'm looking for Michael to solidify a role as our defensive midfielder.”
Pyo is the son of Brian and Linda Pyo of Portage.