Montini Catholic is congratulating senior Reeghan Boyer, for her commitment to join Western Michigan University's Volleyball Program. Montini's talented athlete (L/DS; Libero/Defensive Specialist) is looking forward to making the shift from a Montini Bronco to a Western Michigan Bronco in the fall of 2022.
Reeghan, who was just recently crowned Montini's Homecoming Queen, has forever considered volleyball her favorite sport. "I have been involved in volleyball ever since I was five years old." She was greatly influenced by volleyball enthusiasts within her own family and knew at a very young age that volleyball would be her sport as well. "My cousins, Colleen (Fahey) '04, Maggie (Fahey Quigg) '06, Bridget (Fahey) '08, and Emily (Fahey Steinberg) '10, all played volleyball at Montini, so I would always go to their volleyball games," she remembers. She was also preceded on the Bronco court by her two skillful sisters. "Joslyn '19 is currently playing volleyball at Wisconsin and Kylie '20 plays club volleyball at Notre Dame. Both of them have been great role models and have helped me get to where I am now."
"Being able to practice and play with my best friends everyday makes the time fly by," said Reeghan when confirming that volleyball is her favorite activity as a busy high school student. "This year we have really focused on accountability and I think all the girls and I have taken that super seriously because our plan is to go far and make it to the state championship." Currently MaxPreps ranks the Broncos (24-1) as #2 in the Girls Catholic (GCAC) Conference. Reeghan is quite proud of the teams' winning efforts in securing the first place title in the Mother McAuley Tournament earlier in September. A win that Reeghan affirms will go down as one of her favorite Montini volleyball memories (with celebratory ice cream after the game enhancing it greatly). "I have very high hopes for my last volleyball season here at Montini. I think that this is the team that could get Montini Volleyball a state title!"
Reeghan's parents, Brooks and Julie Boyer of Downers Grove are very proud of her and have been very enthusiastic about all of their childrens' athletic aspirations. "My parents are super happy and were super supportive throughout my whole recruiting process," recalls Reeghan. "My dad helped me prepare questions for my phone calls with schools and my mom would always drive me to different camps so I could see the school."
Upon visiting Western Michigan, Reeghan (who plans on majoring in Business) was sold, knowing immediately that it was the right college choice for her. "The coaching staff, the team, and the academics are all perfectly matched up for what I want for my school," she said. "Another factor is that my family is close. My grandparents are only an hour away so I know that they will be able to see me play. My siblings are also very happy because I will not be far from them and they can come watch me or visit me whenever they want!"
"I couldn’t be any happier about my decision. I am relieved that the recruiting process is over
and I am very fortunate with the outcome that it gave me. Two of my aunts went to Western
Michigan and they have both told me that they loved Kalamazoo! The Broncos are already off to
a great start this season. They are 12-4 and in conference they are 5-0. I am super excited to
walk into a program that is already highly competitive and very well structured!"
Reeghan has contributed greatly to her own success as a Bronco student and three-time (so far) All Conference athlete. Her involvement, grace and attitude are the epitome of a student living the Lasallian high school's mission - to touch the hearts of those you encounter every day. She is the current President of Montini's Student Government and a leader of the Montini Maniacs (school spirit club), helping to cheer on other Bronco teams. She is also a member of the Peer Ministry team, a group of energetic teens with a mission to inspire and motivate by example and to encourage students to engage in faith-based activities at the school and in their communities. Reeghan is also a member of Montini's Saint Pope Paul Chapter of the National Honor Society.
"Montini has truly prepared me for college by teaching me how to balance my workload with my extra curricular activities and sports," says Reeghan. "I also want to send a huge thank you to my parents, my coaches who helped me through the recruiting process, and my teachers who have been willing to put in the extra time to help me get good grades."
"We are so very proud of Reeghan and her commitment to remain a Bronco," said President Jim Segredo. "We wish her great success at Western Michigan and know she will represent our Broncos - and their Broncos quite well!"
Reeghan Boyer is from Downers Grove. She is a member of St. Joseph Parish and attended St. Joseph School.