This April, a pair of Chaminade Julienne seniors added an extra exclamation point to what has already been a successful Eagles athletic season as the 2011-12 school year nears a close.
Cheer on the varsity softball team Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. as they try to secure their third win of the season in the middle of a six-game homestand at Gateway Field (directions). The CJ Spirit Committee has selected to shine the spotlight on the girls this week, rallying support for the Eagles before their featured home game against league opponent McNicholas.
Men’s tennis, the first feature team of the spring sports season, extended its winning streak to a fourth straight match Wednesday, April 4 with a 5-0 home victory over league opponent McNicholas High School. As the team nears the midway point of the regular season, we are serving up the top four points you will want to follow throughout the Eagles’ 2012 campaign.
For the second consecutive season, the Eagles women’s track team took home the Division II/III indoor track state championship at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) meet March 17.
The CJ quintet of Cierra Brown ‘12, Alexandria Coleman ‘12, Camille Dickens ’12, Tia Jones ’13, and Devanae Mitchell ’13 combined to run away from the field with 64 points—18 better than the second place team. The girls followed up strong individual performances with the fastest foursome in the 800 meter relay to finish in first place amongst the 68-team field.
Math teacher Ann Meyers ’76 understands that, even in the down period between seasons, it has never been easy for student-athletes to make time for a break.
Just like the roughly 150 two-and three-sport athletes competing on Eagles teams today, most of Meyers' free time in high school—and through college—was consumed playing softball, volleyball and basketball; the latter two as a Flyer at the University of Dayton.
Chaminade Julienne has hired Scott Pierce as the school’s athletic director effective March 7. He served as the school’s interim director since July 27.
“Scott is a great fit for us. Since leading the responsibilities of the athletic office last summer, he has demonstrated a tremendous passion and desire to move CJ athletics to the next level,” said John Marshall, principal. “His knowledge of the school, our mission and our community, along with his desire to serve the greater community, will continue to benefit coaches, teams and players in a great way.
The women’s varsity basketball squad landed the No. 1 seed in the Division II sectional tournament at Springboro High School and enters its second round match-up with Ponitz at 3 p.m. Saturday as CJ’s final winter feature team of the week.
Just two seasons removed from her first organized soccer game ever, senior Schaudon Herd signed a National Letter of Intent February 7 to attend Findlay University and play goalkeeper for the Oilers.
Herd began playing the game after her sophomore year at CJ when friend and Eagles basketball teammate Lynsay Strahorn ’11 (currently a midfielder at Cleveland State) suggested she try out for the team. The rest, as they say, is history.
“Lynsay told me, ‘You’re quick, you’re athletic. You should just try it out,’” Herd said. “Never once had I thought about playing soccer.”
Following a season spent solely practicing together after school, the members of the men’s and women’s bowling team are back on the lanes and competing once again in 2012.
The Eagles have settled back into the GCL and GGCL, finding their groove down the stretch this year. The men’s team wrapped up the regular season in second place behind only Carroll in the North division, while the women’s team finished third in the Grey North ahead of Fenwick.
Eagle student-athletes Cierra Brown, Nick Flannery, Marco Gresham, Sean Miller and Darian Reynolds signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday afternoon on the first day for high school seniors to do so.
Brown will run track at Purdue University; Flannery, Gresham and Reynolds will play football at the College of Wooster, Notre Dame College and Ashland University respectively; and Sean Miller will play soccer at Tiffin University.