2017 Bishop O'Connell Varsity Softball Team
WCAC & VISAA Div. 1 Champions
Bishop O'Connell wins sixth straight state softball crown
Inside Nova, May 23, 2017
O'Connell wins softball title (photos)
Inside NOVA, May 9, 2017
O'Connell shuts out St. Mary's Ryken 9-0 for championship win
Arlington Catholic Herald, May 8, 2017
O'Connell handles St. Mary's Ryken to capture WCAC softball title, 9-0
Washington Post, May 6, 2017
O'Connell girls softball team 16-0
Inside NOVA, Apri. 17, 2017
O'Connell edges McLean, 1-0, in extra innings pitchers' duel
Washington Post, Apr. 1, 2017
O'Connell beats St. Mary's Ryken, 8-1, on strength of a 12-strikeout performance
Washington Post, Mar. 23, 2017
Backyard softball practice pushes O'Connell pitcher Kathryn Sandercock onto the national stage
Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2017
O'Connell caps softball season by winning 21st state championship
Arlington Sun Gazette (Inside NOVA), May 21, 2016
Giaquinto leads O'Connell to softball title
Arlington Catholic Herald, May 13, 2016
Olivia Giaquinto comes up clutch for O'Connell in marathon WCAC softball final
Washington Post, May 11, 2016
Knights reclaim WCAC title in marathon game
InsideNOVA, May 12, 2016
O'Connell right-hander hurls a perfect game within 19 innings
InsideNOVA, May 12, 2016
18 innings: O'Connell-Ryken were tied when play was suspended
InsideNOVA, May 11, 2016
O'CONNELL SOFTBALL PROGRAM
The mission of the Bishop O’Connell High School softball program is to provide each and every player with a positive softball experience and, in doing so, promoting her confidence, self-esteem and positive life skills that will serve her well throughout her life.
The program prides itself in “playing the game the right way, playing the game for the right reasons,” with an emphasis on “being the best that you can be” in an environment which stresses discipline, self-discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship - both on and off the playing field.
O’Connell’s tradition in softball is beyond compare, recognized by many as the premiere scholastic program in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area the past 25 years and, more often than not, gaining national recognition for its accomplishments year-in and year-out.
And, for good reason! Over the past 24 years, Bishop O’Connell has won the Catholic League championship 19 times and captured the Virginia Independent Schools State title 14 of the past 15 years.
The numbers speak for themselves, see By The Numbers.