This morning, seven seniors from Bishop O’Connell High School signed National Letters of Intent with their colleges of choice, in the presence of their families, coaches, school administrators, teammates and friends.
Morgan Reuther signed with the University of Virginia and will be playing soccer for the Cavaliers. Reuther led the Lady Knights in scoring each of the past four years, and was named to the Washington Post All-Met first team this year. With 33 goals and 14 assists this fall, she was named co-player of the year for the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC). She was also named to the All-South Region team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Kara DeGuisto signed with Elon University and will be playing soccer for the Phoenix. DeGuisto had 14 goals and 22 assists this past season, earning Washington Post All-Met and All-WCAC first team honors. Her number of assists placed her second in the conference in that category. During her sophomore and junior seasons she was named to the Washington Post All-Met second team.
Ashley Cox signed with Slippery Rock University and will be playing soccer for the Pride. Cox who played in goal for the Knights, was named to the All-WCAC second team this past fall. She was credited with 10 shutouts this year.
Mary Burk signed with Georgia Gwinett College and will be playing softball for the Grizzlies. Burk has been a mainstay in the O’Connell lineup the past three years, displaying her versatility by playing both in the outfield and at first base. She is coming off a strong 2012 season, registering a .310 batting average with four doubles, one home run and 27 runs batted in while also scoring 20 runs. Her .982 fielding percentage ranked among the team's best.
Robert Flott signed with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and will be playing soccer for the Spartans. Flott is a goalkeeper, who currently plays for the Potomac Academy in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. During the 2012 fall soccer season, he acted as the goalkeeper coach for both the O'Connell boys and the girls soccer teams. In 2011, his junior year at Bishop O’Connell, he was named to the All-WCAC first team and was given All-Met Honorable Mention recognition by the Washington Post.
Kiko Murphy-Apgar signed with Hampden-Sydney College and will be playing soccer for the Tigers. Murphy-Apgar has been a starting goalie for Prince William Soccer Club (PWSI) on the 94 Courage Red team. His team won the Virginia State Cup in 2011, and made an appearance in the final four in 2012.
Liam Kaylor signed with Wells College and will be playing men’s volleyball for the Express. Kaylor plays for the Chantilly Volleyball Club and has served as a student volunteer assistant coach and manager for the girls’ volleyball team at Bishop O’Connell.
“Our community is extremely proud of each of these student-athletes,” said O’Connell Athletic Director Joe Wootten. “We are glad that as a school we can take this moment with their families, coaches and teammates to celebrate this milestone. Congratulations to all!”
Back in November, six additional seniors signed Nation Letters of Intent. Read more at http://www.bishopoconnell.org/page.cfm?p=676&newsid=609.
Pictured below - Front row (l to r): Ashley Cox, Mary Burk, Morgan Reuther, Kara DeGuisto. Back row (l to r): Liam Kaylor, Kiko Murphy-Apgar, Robert Flott.