Dec 8, 2017

DJO Wrestling Season Has Begun and Is Very Busy!


Last weekend, DJO Wrestling participated in the Bishop Ireton Classic, which consisted of 10 teams from surrounding states. Senior Chris St. George(pictured above) won silver at 126 lbs, Senior Bishan Shourie took home bronze at 170 lbs, and freshmen Marcus Lewis earned bronze as well at 138 lbs. As a team, DJO placed 8th.


On Tuesday, DJO took on St. Stephens St. Agnes and won by 10 points with a total of 46-36! Marcus Lewis put up a great fight for a win at 138 lbs. GO KNIGHTS!


Wish the wrestling team luck this weekend Dec 8-9 as they head to Fairfax High School for the NOVA Classic!


Wednesday The Knights were at it again, this time wrestling St. John's. Although the team lost, there were some great and exciting matches! Wins were recorded by Chris St. George (126 lbs) pinning his man, Marcus Lewis (138 lbs), Tyler Rooney (wrestled up at 170 lbs), and Joe Young (pictured above) who had an outstanding, intense match at 220 lbs ending in his first ever pin... congratulations Joe! 


Royalettes Sweep The Competition!

At the Dance Team Union Regional Competition this past weekend held at Fairfax High School, the Royalettes had outstanding performances in both team and individual routines! Of nine schools, The Royalette's Varsity Team Performance won 1st place, Varsity Jazz took 2nd place, and Varsity Pom earned 3rd place! Check out the individual routine results below:


Junior Solo (ages 13-15)

Gaby Dominguez '201st place

Audrey Gaskins '21- 2nd place


Senior Solo (ages 16+)

Haley Breaux '18- 3rd place

Erika Williams '18- 4th place

Julia Stievater '19- 7th place 

Katarina Visek '18- 8th place


Junior Duo (ages 13-15) 

Angelina Lucchetti '20/ Sophia Maceo '20- 1st place


Senior Duo (ages 16+)

Erika Williams/ Haley Breaux- 1st place

Gaby Dominguez/ Julia Stievater- 2nd place


"I couldn't ask for a harder working team." Head Coach Chrissy Salvador said. "Each competition is a stepping stone towards Nationals. We just competed two weeks ago, with our seniors in New York for the Macy's Parade, plus the Thanksgiving Break, we made last minute modifications. These girls stepped up, and we couldn't be happier with the results they so deserved." 


The Royalettes perform at every boys and girls varsity home basketball game- see them at halftime! 

Next competition: East Coast Regional Championship January 28th at Lake Braddock High School, good luck ladies!


Madelyn Donohoe Named to USA Junior National Team


Junior Madelyn Donohoe made the USA Swimming National Junior Team this year! Last week in Ohio, Madelyn competed in the USA Swimming Winter Nationals and established some new personal records. She is most proud of her 3rd place in the 1650 meter race! Madelyn is super excited about the O'Connell swim season and plans to swim in college. GO KNIGHTS!

JV Cheer Captain Goes to Disney World!


Junior and JV Cheerleading captain Leila Johnson participated in the Varsity Spirit Spectacular last week in Walt Disney World! She along with other Varsity and JV Cheerleading officers qualified to go to the Spirit Spectacular this past summer at UCA Camp. Way to go Leila!



Despite losing to Gonzaga Wednesday 6-2, DJO goalie Jack MacKinnon was active in goal, making 32 saves. Knights goals were scored by Ben Gibbons and Jack Ahlstrom, with assists from Alex Vouras and Brendan Fielman. DJO Ice Hockey is currently ranked #4 in the Washington Post! Check it out here.


DJO Ice Hockey needs YOU! Come support the varsity team this Friday night, Dec 8, at Kettler and watch them beat Flint Hill! Game time is 8:10 p.m.


Starting Off on The Right Foot

In an intense home season-opener vs. the Georgetown Prep Hoyas last Saturday night, The Knights held on to win 64 to 61! The O-Zone was loud and proud, with many O'Connell faculty and staff in attendance to support the Boys Varsity Basketball team for a late Saturday night game. "I thought they played incredibly hard on Saturday night. They took 6 charges, dove for loose balls, rebounded and defended tough" commented Head Coach Joe Wootten. Optimistic and excited about what the season entails, Coach Wootten describes he "really loves this group of guys, they are selfless and play well together. This team has a bounce in their step everyday to get better, compete, and look out for one another." 


Next Varsity Boys Basketball game is Friday Dec 8 vs. Friendship Collegiate. Game time is 3:15!



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