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Montgomery Catholic Athletes Sign to Play Sports at the Next Level


Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School held a signing ceremony for seniors Michaelyn Foster and Zachary Van Alst inside the Library on the Montgomery Catholic high school campus at 3:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. 
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Foster with her coach
Abby Beesley.

Foster, will play college softball at Auburn University at Montgomery next year. Foster came to Montgomery Catholic as a sophomore and 2017 will be her third season with the Knights, as a pitcher and utility player. She began playing softball in kindergarten with the East Montgomery Dixie Youth League. She is a two-time 1A-4A All-Metro player, she has been named All-State 2nd team in 2015, and All-State honorable mention in 2016. She is a member of National Honor Society with a 3.5 GPA. She has also played basketball at Montgomery Catholic for three years.


Foster is the daughter of the late Michael Foster and Chastity Foster of Montgomery.
Coached at Montgomery Catholic by Abby Beesley.

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Van Alst with his wrestling coaches
David Parker and Coy Hunter.

Van Alst will join the United States Air Force Academy wrestling team next year. This is Van Alst’s sixth year to wrestle for the Knights. He has won five consecutive Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) wrestling state championships including the 2016 title in the Class 1A-5A, 132-pound weight class. Van Alst finished the 2016 season undefeated with a record 50-0. He has won four sectional titles to go along with his five state championships, while recording an overall career record of  233-12 . He was also named Most Valuable Wrestler of the State Tournament for Class 1A-5A. He has been named a National All-American twice for Roman Greco wrestling in 2015 & 2016. He is a member of National Honor Society and has a 3.88 GPA, and was named an Academic All-American by the National High School Coaches Association. 

Van Alst is the son of Jennifer and Bob Van Alst of Prattville. Coached at Montgomery Catholic by Coy Hunter.


Congratulations to both Zach and Michaelyn, Montgomery Catholic is looking forward to following their careers at the collegiate level.

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Mission: Found in 1873,  Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.  As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them grow to become persons of faith, virtue and wisdom.

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