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Spring Signings for the Class of 2014

The latest signees from the CJ Class of 2014 include a pair of pioneers. Congratulations to seniors Julie Ward (lacrosse) and Braden Chipman (football). These student athletes join 12 of their classmates who will continue their athletic careers in college.

Julie Ward
LACROSSE - TRANNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY
Julie Ward signed her National Letter of Intent April 30 to play lacrosse for the Pioneers of Trannsylvania University.

All-Star Student Athlete Makes History

One all-star student athlete will do something no Eagle has accomplished in the history of CJ athletics this weekend. Good luck to senior C.J. Riazzi as he competes in two Ohio All-Star games Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27.

CJ senior set for all-star double duty

By: Marc F. Pendleton

Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News

Dayton, OH; April 21, 2014 — C.J. Riazzi is ticketed for the ultimate all-star double duty this weekend.

Spring Signings for the Class of 2014

A total of 12 members of the Class of 2014 have signed to continue their athletic pursuits at colleges and universities across the nation.

Soccer players Abby Stayer, Emily Stayer and Emma Hawthorn (pictured above) were the latest to ink agreements. On April 23, the Stayer sisters signed with Division III Franklin College in Indiana where Emily will study social work while Abby remains undecided. Hawthorn, a First Team all league honoree, signed with Division III Wittenberg University and will study Spanish language education.

2014 Winter Sports Season in Review

A men’s basketball district title and a wrestling state-runner up finish highlighted a successful 2013-14 winter sports season for Eagles student athletes. Take a look back at their accomplishments and find out where the Eagles stand in the hunt for the GCL All Sports Trophy.

Team Highlights

MEN’S BASKETBALL - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, GCL CO-ED CO-CHAMPS
Record: 15-10 (7-3 GCL)

Food, Fun and Games at the CJ Fish Fry

Guests ages 21 and over are invited to enjoy food, games and a silent auction this Saturday, March 22 at the CJ Fish Fry. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the CJ Blue Green Club.

Pre-sale tickets are available in the Welcome Center, development office and athletic office for $12. All tickets will be $15 at the door. Call (937) 461-3740 x233 for details.

WATCH THE UD FLYERS VS. SYRACUSE AT 7:10 P.M.

Cartone, Meyers Join Class of 2014 Signees

Two more Eagles signed to follow their athletic pursuits while embarking on the next stage in their academic careers. This year’s group of student-athlete signees are as diverse as they are talented.

On March 6, Kaitlyn Cartone and Claire Meyers became the latest seniors to make formal college commitments. Cartone will play golf for the Belles of Saint Mary’s College (Indiana) and Meyers will swim for the Generals of Washington and Lee University (Virginia). Both are NCAA Division III schools.

Wrestler Returns to State for 4th Year

Congratulations to Lyle Plummer who finished as the Division III state runner-up at the 2014 OHSAA Individual State Wrestling Championships on Sunday, March 2.

The senior capped his highly successful high school wrestling career with a 43-6 senior season and a record-making fourth return to the state tournament, becoming the first wrestler in CJ history to do so. Plummer is also the reigning four-time GCL North Athlete of the Year and holds more than 150 career wins.

Trio Sign National Letters of Intent

Three CJ student athletes, including the first lacrosse player in school history, signed National Letters of Intent during the first week of the 2014 signing period.

A day after snow canceled classes and postponed National Signing Day ceremonies, seniors C.J. Riazzi (football) and Lyle Plummer (wrestling) each signed with the Air Force Academy on February 6. Five days later, Keiley Ayers became the first Eagle to formally commit to play college lacrosse after signing with Berry College on February 11.

Hall of Famers Honored on Home Court

On February 8, the seven newest members of the CJ Athletic Hall of Fame were officially inducted and recognized during halftime of the home men’s varsity basketball game.

Before the game, honorees and their families enjoyed dinner and a formal awards presentation in the cafeteria. Guests then joined a sold-out crowd of students and fans in Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gymnasium to watch the Eagles defeat the visiting Alter Knights 56-52 on what was also Senior Night at CJ.

Congratulations to the members of the 2014 Hall of Fame Class:

City Sends Thanks to Softball Volunteers

The CJ softball team is gaining a reputation around town for their charitable spirit and commitment to community service.

In early December, the team once again volunteered to serve children and families at the City of Moraine's Pancakes with Prancer holiday breakfast. Teammates have worked the event, which supports the city's Christmas Smiles gift-giving program, each year since its inception in 2009.

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