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NCAA May 16, 2024

Oklahoma adds three new Sooners for 2024 season via the transfer portal

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma head soccer coach Matt Mott announced the addition of three transfer athletes to the program’s 2024 newcomer class. Meredith KingAbigail McNulty and Morgan O’Connor will join the Sooners as transfers for the 2024 season and plan to enroll at OU for the fall semester.

The three transfers all play in the attacking third as forwards and represent Massachusetts (McNulty), Mississippi (O’Connor) and Virginia (King).


A forward from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va. … Joins the Sooners following one season at Ole Miss and three seasons at Liberty … Started 17 matches for Ole Miss in 2023, scoring a goal and logging 891 minutes … Drew 21 starts as a junior at Liberty, scoring once alongside two assists with 18 shots on target … Earned College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District honors in 2022 … Named 2022 ASUN Preseason Player of the Year … Scored four goals with four assists in 2021, ranking top-five in the ASUN in assists … Unanimously-named ASUN Freshman of the Year and earned ASUN All-Freshmen Team accolades in her debut season … Spent one year at IMG Academy before returning to Virginia to play at Ocean Lakes High School … Earned Virginia High School Division 6A All-Academic and All-Conference honors … Captained her high school as a senior … Also an accomplished track & field athlete, running on the 2020 VSHL 6A state champion and school record-setting 4×800 relay team while qualifying for state in the 1000m, mile and 500m runs … Played her club soccer with Richmond United in the Elite Club National League (ECNL) … Member of the Spanish Honor Society and the Math and Science Academy … Graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Bridgett and James King … Has one sibling (Madeleine) … Sister, Madeleine, ran track and cross country at Ole Miss and Notre Dame … Father, James, ran at VMI and mother, Bridgett, ran at West Virginia … Enjoys spending time with friends and family, surfing, running, reading, going to the beach and water skiing … Plans to begin working on a master’s in business administration.

WHY OKLAHOMA? “I chose Oklahoma because the university is home to not only a renowned athletic dynasty but also a highly-regarded academic university. When I came on my visit, it just felt like a home away from home. I was comfortable with the staff and have confidence that this is where I want to play my last year of eligibility and pursue my master’s degree. I love that the MBA program is out of Oklahoma City so I can have both a college-town experience in Norman and a city experience in OKC.”

OU HEAD COACH MATT MOTT ON KING: “Meredith is a fast, hard-working, tough, no-nonsense player who fits perfectly with what we are trying to do. She is a perfect fit here at Oklahoma. She’s a proven winner at the college level. We are thrilled to add Meredith to the team!”


A forward from Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton, Mass. … Joins the Sooners following four seasons at Boston University … Served on the BU team leadership council … A two-time All-Patriot League First Team honoree and added one second-team nod while being named United Soccer Coaches All-North Region Third Team in 2021 … Started 11 matches as a senior captain in 2023, earning first-team all-conference accolades after scoring four goals and adding two assists … Named All-Patriot League Second Team and earned all-tournament honors as a junior, starting all 20 matches and producing four goals and five assists … Garnered all-region laurels as a sophomore after charting seven assists and a pair of goals … Three-time all-state, Central Mass All-Star and all-league honoree at Nashoba Regional … Earned Worcester Telegram and Gazette DI Female Soccer Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year awards … Twice named to the Telegram and Gazette Super Team … Led her league in scoring and guided Nashoba to the state final as a freshman … Also played basketball and served as a team captain … Played her club soccer with the FC Stars … National Honor Society member … Boston University Scarlet Key recipient … Robert J. Moses Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete Scholarship recipient.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Joy and Duffy McNulty … Has one sibling (Matthew) … Enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and reading … Earned her undergraduate degree in health science with a minor in entrepreneurship from Boston University … Intends to enroll in the Adult & Higher Education: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration master’s program at Oklahoma.

WHY OKLAHOMA? “I chose Oklahoma for its academic opportunities, elite athletics and family-oriented personnel. The OU women’s soccer staff and team were extremely welcoming and immediately made Norman feel like home. I am excited to play and compete in the SEC, and I can’t wait to get started with the Sooners.”

OU HEAD COACH MATT MOTT ON McNULTY: “Abby’s success at the college level speaks for itself. She comes from a very successful Boston University program, can get up and down the flank and has a great left foot. Her four years of experience will be invaluable for us going into the SEC.”


A forward from Oxford High School in Oxford, Miss. … Joins the Sooners following one season at UCF and four seasons at Ole Miss … Redshirted at UCF during the 2023 campaign … Enjoyed a terrific career at Ole Miss, scoring 19 goals and adding 11 assists for 49 collegiate points across 79 matches … Earned United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Third Team honors and was a All-SEC Second Team member as a senior after starting all 20 matches, scoring six goals with four assists and leading Ole Miss with 43 shots … Co-SEC regular season scoring champion as a junior, scoring five times in conference play … Started 16 of 18 matches as a sophomore and ranked second among her teammates with four goals, scored three game-winners including the winning penalty in NCAA Tournament PK wins over Bowling Green and No. 8 USC … An SEC All-Freshman team member in 2019 … Five-year letterwinner at Oxford HS … Earned All-America status from AllState and the United Soccer Coaches as a senior … Two-time United Soccer Coaches and Gatorade Mississippi Player of the Year … Four-year all-state, all-district and district MVP honoree … Led her high school to back-to-back state championships … Competed for Birmingham United Soccer Association in the Elite Club National League (ECNL).

PERSONAL: Daughter of Jennifer O’Connor … Enjoys reading and walking … Has a dog named Zero … Plans to major in Communications.

WHY OKLAHOMA? “I chose Oklahoma because of the way the coaching staff and team helped it feel like home while on my visit. The athletic facilities are great and the academic resources available to student-athletes are top-notch. I am excited to get on campus and be a part of this program.”

OU HEAD COACH MATT MOTT ON O’CONNOR: “What a thrill to be reunited with Mo after coaching her for four years at Ole Miss. She was exactly what we wanted to add to our front line for next season. Her ability to score goals, press opponents and overall work rate is unmatched. We can’t wait for Sooner nation to watch Mo play.”