McLean forward commits to Virginia

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Morgan Reuther, a Class of 2013 forward from Chantilly, Va., has verbally committed to Virginia, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.

Reuther plays for the McLean MPS Power, and has been a member of the state ODP team four times, twice winning the Virginia State Cup championship and winning the regional championship once.

She also plays high school soccer for Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.), where she has led the team in scoring three years in a row. She has earned first team all-conference honors three consecutive years and has twice been named a Washington Post All-Met player.

Reuther becomes the third confirmed commit to Virginia for the Class of 2013, joining Alexis Shaffer and Morgan Stearns.

Other Schools Considered: Miami (Fla.), Boston College, Virginia Tech.

Why Virginia?: "The University of Virginia immediately appealed to me because of its fantastic soccer program. Coach [Steve] Swanson and the rest of the coaching staff have done a great job in leading one of the top collegiate teams in the nation. After attending one of the camps, I knew it was the school for me. Virginia was the whole package; not only were the athletics great, but the school was also extremely strong academically and the campus itself was exactly what I was looking for in a school."

What surprised you the most about the recruiting process?: "I was surprised to find how complicated the recruiting process was and how early it began. I learned that it was important to visit a variety of different schools to figure out what I liked and disliked in a program. It was important to keep an open mind throughout the process and to always be willing to consider a school I may not have thought would be fit for me. However in the end, all of the effort pays off."