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Oak Knoll Scholar-Athlete Commits to Texas A&M Equestrian Team

Sophie Reiter, seated, a member of the Oak Knoll Class of 2013, was joined by, from left, parents Marc and Abbie, Upper School Principal Mary Sciarrillo, and Director of College Counseling Kathleen Skiff on November 14 when she signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Texas A&M equestrian team this fall.

Sophie Reiter, a member of the Oak Knoll Class of 2013, has committed to join the Equestrian team at Texas A&M University in the fall.

Sophie, joined by her parents Abbie and Marc, signed her National Letter of Intent on November 14. The Aggies are 11-time and current defending national champions.

"I love the southern school atmosphere," Sophie said. "I love the history and the culture of the school, and I especially love the assistant coach of the equestrian team Linzy Woolf."

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Sophie, a Summit resident, has been riding since first grade. Sophie currently rides at Hunter's Crossing Farm in Long Valley under coach Robert Beck.

"I am so happy on a horse," she said. "I'm competitive in all aspects of my life but I enjoy being able to ride competitively."

At Oak Knoll, Sophie is a member of the Green Team, Red Cross Club, Helping Hands Club, and is a Peer Leader. She also volunteers her time with the New Vernon Fire Department, Bridges Outreach, and as a riding coach to children. Sophie plans to major in communications at Texas A&M.

Congratulations, Sophie!

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent Catholic school enrolling boys and girls in kindergarten through grade six; and young women only in grades seven through 12.  For more information about Oak Knoll, please visit or call 908-522-8109.

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