Congratulations to our third round of Division 1 signees from the Class of 2017: Michael Okwilagwe, Morgan Lewis, Gabriela Gonzalez, and Brooks Langley! The Mount Vernon community celebrates our student athlete/scholars, among their family and friends. Balancing perseverance, hard work, heavy workloads, good judgment, and difficult choices, these mustangs are college ready.

Athletic Director Brad Dehem shares, “Nine players moving on to play college athletics in one year is pretty special.  When all nine are going to be Div 1 players, it’s an extra special occasion. I give credit to their coaches and teammates who helped in their development. This also says a lot about the direction of our programs at MV.”


Michael Okwilagwe, Football at Georgia Southern University

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Morgan Lewis, Track at California State University, Fresno

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Gabriela Gonzalez, Tennis at University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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Brooks Langley, Football at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Bringing Mount Vernon’s total to nine Division 1 players for the Class of 2017, these four athletes join James McGuire (Miami University) and Ethan Mangum (Drexel University), as well as Ahmir Lee (United States Naval Academy), Alan Harris (Western Carolina University) and Marquez Bembry (University of Tennessee).

Total Division 1 players from Mount Vernon Mustangs’ Class of 2017: 5 Football / 1 Swim / 1 Tennis /1 Golf / 1 Track