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Wilson boys soccer team's state title forfeited under PIAA guidelines

SPRING TWP., Pa. - The Wilson High School boys varsity soccer team's state title has been forfeited under Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) fair-competition guidelines.  

Wilson Superintendent Dr. Richard Faidley previously issued a statement saying a player on the team incorrectly registered his age. The school reported the infraction to the PIAA. 

According to a release from Faidley, the PIAA Board of Directors determined the age deception was an "isolated incident." 

The PIAA was "sympathetic" to the school district because the misconduct was "initiated by the family and student providing the school with false, incorrect information." 

The release adds that the coaching staff and teammates did not know one of their players was older than the PIAA-mandated eligibility age. 

Wilson West Lawn won the 4A boys' soccer state championship 1-0 over Radnor to cap off an incredible season. 

PIAA rules state that a player will be prohibited to play once turning 19 before July 1 of the preceding school year.


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