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Many former Arlington athletes enjoying success in college sports

Multiple Bishop O'Connell softball players making marks at next level
Bishop O'Connell High School graduate Meadow Sacadura is a starting catcher for the Robert Morris University women's softball team.

Many former high-school athletes from Arlington schools recently have or are enjoying success playing college sports. A list of some of those athletes follows.

ABBY KOHAN: Wakefield High School graduate Abby Kohan is a freshman starter for the women’s softball team at Dickinson College. Through 18 games, the pitcher/second baseman was batting .233 with 14 hits, including two doubles and one triple. She had 10 RBI, including one sacrifice fly. On the mound, Kohan had made six appearances and thrown two complete games with four starts in 30 innings of work.

QUINLAN MONTGOMERY: Yorktown High School graduate Quinlan Montgomery is a junior right-handed pitcher for the Division I Stony Brook baseball team. In his first six appearances during the spring season, the 6-foot-4 Montgomery had worked 141/3 innings with 16 strikeouts. He had started two games.

LORENZO SNYDER: Wakefield High School graduate Lorenzo Snyder played in 23 games with 11 starts as a freshman guard for the Northern Virginia Community College men’s basketball team during the winter season. Snyder made a team-best 38 three-pointers and led the squad in steals with 26. He averaged 7.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, had a third-best 33 assists and blocked four shots. Snyder’s single-game season high for points was 21 in one contest, and his best thee-point total was five.

MEADOW SACADURA: Bishop O’Connell High School graduate Meadow Sacadura is a starting sophomore catcher for the Robert Morris University women’s softball team. Through 26 games, Sacadura was batting .197 with 14 RBI and two doubles. In the field she had not made an error. In the 2022 season, Sacadura batted .313 in 36 games with 13 RBI, two home runs, six doubles and she had 30 hits. Her fielding percentage was .991. Sacadura transferred to Robert Morris from the University of Maryland. At O’Connell, Sacadura was a four-year all-state and all-conference player.

ANNA HOVIS:A Bishop O’Connell High School graduate Anna Hovis played in 27 games with 25 starts for the Cornell University women’s basketball team during the winter. The senior forward averaged 4.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. She had 28 assists and 28 steals.

MAURA LEVERONE: Bishop O’Connell High School graduate Maura Leverone was a senior point guard on the University of Rochester’s women’s basketball team this winter. Leverone started all 25 games she played in, averaging six points and 3.5 rebounds per contest. She had a team-best 82 assists and tied for second with 20 steals. Leverone made 16 three-pointers. Leverone played her junior season for Rochester, making an immediate impact by averaging 7.2 points per game. She played at Dickinson College as a sophomore, averaging 6.9 points per outing.

WILLIAM AND MARY BASEBALL: Yorktown High School graduate Nathan Knowles is one of multiple local players from Arlington high schools on the College of William and Mary baseball team this spring. Knowles is a freshman starting pitcher. In 10 appearances, the right-hander had worked 32 innings with a 3-2 record and a 1.97 earned run average. He had 32 strikeouts. Yorktown graduate Ryan Bhojwani also in on the William and Mary team. The freshman infielder had two hits (one double) and five RBI in seven games. Another is O’Connell grad Bobby McDonough, a freshman right-handed pitcher. In 92/3 innings and six games he had seven strikeouts. O’Connell graduates Tom Bourque and Jake Effer also are on the William and Mary roster.

LYNDSAY FLIPPIN: Bishop O’Connell High School graduate Lyndsay Flippin is a senior outfielder this spring on the women’s softball team at St. Bonaventure University. Flippin has played in seven games with three putouts and one assist on defense.