Courage carries Chiccitt into WPIAL Hall of Fame

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Mr. Allemang

Anthony Chiccitt proudly stands with his parents on Senior Night on Oct. 18, 2019.

As a kid, Bethel Park multi-sport star Anthony Chiccitt dreamed of one day becoming a Hall of Famer. Tuesday, April 14 that dream turned into a reality as the football, baseball, and basketball standout was enshrined into the WPIAL Hall of Fame.

Chiccitt said, “I definitely did dream to be in the Hall of Fame one day, I’ve always wanted to be remembered for high school athletics and this was an awesome way to finally get that.”

And Chiccitt will definitely be remembered for high school sports. The senior assumed 10 varsity letters in his career which is unheard of in high school sports, especially while doing it in the highest classification.

I definitely did dream to be in the Hall of Fame one day, I’ve always wanted to be remembered for high school athletics and this was an awesome way to finally get that”

— Anthony Chiccitt

In football, Chiccitt passed for over 3,000 yards in his career while leading the Black Hawks to three straight WPIAL playoff appearances. He completed over 200 passes and threw for 22 touchdowns in his three years as a starter. He was named an all-section quarterback for the Hawks.

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Anthony Chiccitt leads the Hawks onto the field before their game vs. West A on Sept. 6, 2019.

In hoops, he helped lead the Hawks to the WPIAL quarterfinals as a senior where he averaged 12 points and a remarkable seven assists. He was named an all-section guard by opposing coaches and was selected to play in the prestigious Roundball Classic at Geneva College.

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Anthony Chiccitt dribbles the ball down the court in the Hawks’ game vs. Baldwin on Jan. 14.

His senior-year baseball season was cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak where he and his teammates had WPIAL championship aspirations.

Post-Gazette writer Brad Everett said the Hawks “Had enough talent overall to win its first WPIAL title since 1987,” and were ranked No. in Class 6A coming into the spring.

Last season, he batted better than .300 and had a .485 on-base percentage for the Section Champs and 6A semi-finalists.

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Anthony Chiccitt looks to field the ball during the Hawks’ game vs. Pine Richland on March 27, 2019.

Chiccitt received the courage award from the WPIAL for his fight against Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Chiccitt joined the likes of some renowned Western Pennsylvania athletes in the hall, but one name stuck out to him in particular: Darrelle Revis. Revis is considered one of the best defensive backs in NFL history.

A lifelong Revis fan, Chiccitt said, “It was crazy to be in the class with Revis. I didn’t realize it until the day of the ceremony and he is someone I looked up to and was a big fan of since he’s from the WPIAL and was a star at Pitt.”

In January, Chiccitt committed to play Division 1 football at Robert Morris University. It has been a goal of his since he was little to play Divison 1 football and that dream will come true next fall when he suits up for the Colonials.

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Anthony Chiccitt poses with his teammates after signing his NLI to play football at Robert Morris.

“I’m excited to play at RMU and at the next level. It’s going to be different and challenging but I’m excited to take it head-on and compete.”

Congrats to Anthony Chiccitt on this amazing honor!

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