2016-2017 Winter Sports Season In Review

The Eagles' winter sports season was successful with team, student and coaching accomplishments along with trips to state tournaments.

Men's Basketball
Record 14-11
The Eagles played hard and finished second overall in the GCL North. A highlight from the season was Christian Montague '17 earning his 1,000th point.

"I am extremely proud of how hard we fought this year," said men's basketball head coach Joe Staley '72. "Our effort and commitment never relented for a moment against a schedule that included 12 games against state ranked opponents."

Post-Season Awards
1st Team All-GCL
Christian Montague
P'Hariz Watkins

2nd Team All-GCL
Nick Barnes

2nd Team All-Southwest Ohio
Christian Montague

Women's Basketball 
Record 6-17
Juniors helped lead the women's basketball team this season. The team finished in the first round of post-season play, with hopes to go further next year.

Post-Season Awards
1st Team All-GCL
Annie Weckesser

2nd Team All-GCL
Dallas Jones

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving
Members of the men's and women's swimming and diving teams continued their tradition of going to state and breaking school records. The women's team secured seven new school records and the men's team secured four new school records.

"In addition, the girls won their section at the Centerville Sectional topping the other 13 schools competing there – that is definitely a first for CJ," shared head Coach Kate Whistler.

The largest amount of swimmers in the school's history participated in the state tournament, with Jorge Zelina placing 8th in the 100 freestyle race and Macleary Moran placing 7th in the 200 freestyle and 5th in the 500 freestyle races. 

Post-Season Awards
GCL Female Swim Coach of the Year
Coach Kate Whistler

CJ MVP Girls
Macleary Moran

CJ MVP Boys
Jorge Zelina

Coaches Award
Cayley Saunders and Noah Meyer

James Schwendeman Spirit Award
Abby Arestides (who has been accepted and will swim at the Air Force Academy)

Men's and Women's Bowling
Students on the men's and women's bowling teams had a fun season and walked away with one win each. The men's team defeated Fenwick in December and the women's team defeated Purcell Marian in January.

Post-Season Awards
2nd Team All-GCL
Nick Butler

Wrestling
The wrestling team celebrated a very successful season which resulted in two members going to the state championships.  As a team, the Eagles competed well all season, placing first at the Bob Schwab Invitational, first place at the Bellbrook Invitational (Micah Marshall received the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award), and first place at the Catholic Invitational Tournament in Columbus. The team also placed second at the GCL, and Sectional Tournaments, and 12 place of 49 teams in the District Tournament. The two state tournament qualifiers, Micah Marshall and Isaiah Wortham, made it to the first round of the competition.

"The team has no graduating seniors, so we’re looking for a great 2017-2018 season, and we encourage anyone who is interested to come out for next season," head coach Larry Dryden said.

Post-Season Awards
GCL Coach of the Year
Larry Dryden

1st Team All-GCL
Elijah Cochran
Micah Marshall
Thomas McGraw
Isaiah Wortham

2nd Team All-GCL
Hunter Johns
Zachary Lucking
Nicholas Machuca
Jorden Zigo

The school's club indoor track team also qualified for the state tournament again this season.

Posted April 20, 2017

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