Softball Wins WCAC & State Crowns

Congratulations to the Bishop O'Connell softball team - 2017 WCAC and Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division 1 champions!

The Lady Knights wrapped up their season with a perfect 27-0 record, defeating Norfolk Christian Academy, 8-0, in the state championship game held in Sutherland, Va. on May 12.

Earlier this month the Lady Knights defeated St. John's (27-1) in the WCAC tournament quarter-finals and Bishop McNamara (14-0) in the semi-finals before prevailing over St. Mary's Ryken in the WCAC championship game on Saturday, May 6 by a score of 9-0.

See photos and read more below:

Bishop O'Connell wins sixth straight state softball crown
Arlington Sun Gazette/Inside NOVA, May 23, 2017

O'Connell wins softball title (photos)
Arlington Sun Gazette/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

Find out more about O'Connell softball on the team webpage.

Photos courtesy of Dave Facinoli, sports editor, Sun Gazette Newspapers.