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 Knights in the News is an e-newsletter sent to all alumni and current families. It features interesting stories about our alumni, our students and our faculty.

We love sharing good news about our Knights! Feel free to submit a story for consideration to ckrech@bishopoconnell.org.


 

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Posted Friday, Aug 1, 2014 
Posted Monday, Jun 23, 2014 
Congratulations to Jethro Torczon, who was featured as one of Arlington Magazine's "Extraordinary Teens" in their July/August 2014 publication. Torczon was one of ten students from Arlington, Falls Church and McLean selected for their exceptional achievements in and outside the classroom.
Posted Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 
Paul Singh '99 has a new venture that has landed him in the business pages of the Washington Post. He and his company, Disruption Corporation, have launched Crystal Tech Fund, an innovative organization based in Crystal City that supports promising technology enterprises--specifically those that have moved beyond the "startup" phase.
Posted Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 
Congratulations to Michael Katz who was drafted by the New York Mets in the ninth round of the 2014 MLB draft. Katz was picked up at the end of his junior year at William & Mary, where he was a three-year starter with a .346 career batting average and with 230 hits, 57 doubles, two triples, 29 home runs, 180 RBIs in 166 games. Katz tallied five All-American honors from various baseball organizations and was also named Colonial Athletic Association and ECAC Player of the Year.
Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2014 
The Spring-Summer edition of the Virginia Hospital Center newsletter highlights the quick actions that helped save the life of O'Connell alumnus, Trey Carter '13 at a varsity basketball game earlier this year. Carter, a freshman at the University of Maryland who previously served as an O'Connell basketball manager, was watching the Jan. 9 home game vs. Paul VI from the railing area just outside the coaches' offices when he suddenly collapsed. Through the quick action of school staff members and medically trained bystanders, along with prayers from a packed gym, Carter was stabilized and able to be transported to the hospital for further treatment.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 
The Knights broke a few school records at the 2014 Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA) Swimming and Diving Championship at Freedom Aquatic Center in Manassas on Feb. 14-15. Sophomore Sarah Cahill beat a 15-year old team record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.40. Senior Jack Gigliotti, who will be diving for Virginia Tech next year, won the state championship and broke the oldest school record on the board (set in 1988). His one-meter diving score was 424.05. DJO's diving coach Kelly Hunter '02, was recognized as the VISAA diving coach of the year.
Posted Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 
Congratulations to 2010 O'Connell alumna, Ashley Fidler, who has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a masters degree program in the field of chemical engineering and biotechnology at the prestigious Cambridge University in the U.K. Fidler is currently in her senior year at the College of William and Mary, where she is called a "stand out among high achievers," double majoring in chemistry and biology. Only a few years ago, she was graduating from Bishop O'Connell High School, heading to William and Mary to pursue a degree in linguistics.
Posted Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 
Congratulations to O'Connell senior Romelo Trimble who joins the ranks of basketball's elite, being named to the boys team for the 2014 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game. The last boys basketball player from the Washington D.C. area to be selected as a McDonald's All American was former O'Connell standout, Kendall Marshall '10, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
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