OJR soccer signings: Cahill, Dalton, Pugh, Pupo, Thompson, Willis

Owen J. Roberts seniors Kylie Cahill, Julia Dalton, Graham Pugh, Kali Pupo, Caroline Thompson and Mahogany Willis announced recently that they will be continuing their academic and soccer careers at the next level.

 

All photos courtesy of Owen J. Roberts athletic department

Kylie Cahill – Soccer – Longwood University (VA)

 

Top L-R:  Sister Rory Cahill, Coach Joe Margusity
Bottom L-R:  Mom Janna Cahill, Kylie Cahill, Dad Patrick Cahill

Position: Center back

Parents:  Janna and Patrick Cahill

Major Athletic Awards: All state, Regional All American, Coaches Association award, Reading Eagle Athlete of the Year

College major: Undecided

Other schools under consideration: James Madison, Slippery Rock, Duquesne

Julia Dalton – Soccer – Shippensburg

Top L-R:  Coach Joe Margusity
Bottom L-R:  Dad Jeremy Dalton, Julia Dalton, Joan Dalton

Position: Center-mid

Club Affiliation: West-Mont United Premier Sirens

Parents: Joan and Jeremy Dalton

Major Athletic Awards: PAC first team All-League 2016, PAC 2nd team All-League 2017; All-Area Honorable Mention 2016, 2017 (Mercury), PAC All-Star team 2017; PIAA state semifinalist

Academic/community service: Allied Health Student at Phoenixville Hospital

College major: Biology

Other schools under consideration: West Chester, Temple

Why did you choose this school? “It is where I felt the most comfortable and it offered the best financial package for my family and I.”

Reflections on high school career: “I progressively improved every single year.”

Goals/expectations for college career: “I plan to make the most of every minute and opportunity I am given.”

Graham Pugh – Soccer – Colby College

Top:  L-R:  Coach Eric Wentzel
Bottom L-R:  Mom Jill Pugh, Graham Pugh, Dad Kenneth Pugh

Position: Center back

Parents: Jill and Ken Pugh

Club Affiliation: Penn Fusion Soccer Academy

Major Athletic Awards: 2-time PAC 1st team, PAC 2nd team, 2-time  2nd team All-Area (Mercury)

College major: Undecided

Other schools under consideration: Dartmouth, Northwestern, Brandeis, Tufts, NJIT

Why did you choose this school? “Great academics and coaching.”

Goals/expectations for college career? “Make the NCAA tournament.”

Reflections on high school career: “Some of the best fun of my life.”

Kali Pupo – Soccer – Juniata

Bottom L-R:  Coach Joe Margusity, Kali Pupo, Mom Lisa Pupo

Position: Defender

Club affiliation: Vincent United FC; West-Mont United

Major Athletic Awards: Honorable Mention All-PAC 2014, 2015; First team All-Conference 2016; two-time All-PAC Academic

Academic/Community Service: Honors student; Trail maintenance at local parks

Parents: Lisa and Joe Pupo

College major: Environmental Science

Other schools under consideration: Ursinus, Temple, Davidson

Why did you choose this school: “It has my major and a good soccer program.”

Reflections on high school career: “I really enjoyed this past season making it to the state semifinals. All of te girls on the team are fantastic people.”

Goals/expectations for college career: “To make bonds and friendships with the girls on the team and to play intelligent soccer.”

Caroline Thompson – Soccer - Drexel University

Top Row L-R:  Sister Olivia Thompson, Coach Joe Margusity, Sister Grace Thompson
Bottom Row L-R:  Dad David Thompson, Caroline Thompson, Mom Amy Thompson

Position: Midfield

Parents: David and Amy Thompson

Club Affiliation: West-Mont United Premier ’99 Sirens

Major Athletic Awards: 2x Team captain, 4 year varsity starter, 1st team All-PAC (2016, 2017), 2nd team All-PAC (2015); 2017 PAC champions and state semifinalists

Academic/community service: ELCA youth gathering, Youth works mission trip

College major: Nursing

Other school under consideration: Longwood University

Why did you choose this school? “Level of play, location, academic rigor.”

Goals/expectations for college career? “To make an impact on the team’s success in any way possible.”

Reflections on high school career: “I feel blessed to be captain of PAC champion team.”

Mahogany Willis – Soccer - Indiana University (PA)

Top L-R:  Coach Joe Margusity
Bottom L-R:  Mom Michele Willis, Mahogany Willis, Dad Kirt Willis

Position: Center Forward

Club Affiliation: West-Mont United Premier

Parents: Michele and Kurt Willis

Major Athletic Awards: Regional All American and National All-American
2014 – 2nd team All-PAC and 2nd team All-Area (Mercury)
2015 – 1st team All-PAC and 1st team All-Area (Mercury)
2016 - 1st team All-PAC and 1st team All-Area (Mercury), 1st team All Reading Eagle
2017 – MVP Pioneer Athletic Conference, 1st team all-state, 1st team All-PAC (Liberty Division) and 1st team All-Area (Mercury), Area Play of the Year (Mercury, Reading Eagle),  SE PA All-Area team, Regional All-American, National All-American

Academic/community service: Anchor Club 2015

College major: Communication media

Other schools under consideration: Wilmington University, Eckerd College

Why did you choose this school? “It fit my academic needs as well as soccer.”

Goals/expectations for college career? “To bring something new to the team.”

Reflections on high school career: “I put in just as much work as my teammates and it got us a PAC title.”