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Stamper Signs with Ursuline College

A second member of the women's lacrosse team will continue to play the sport in college. Lydia Stamper '17 committed to Ursuline College on Wednesday, April 12.

"Ursuline is a pretty small college," Stamper noted. "When visiting Ursuline for the first time, I got the impression that they were a close knit community just like CJ. The people at Ursuline were very welcoming and reminded me of how welcomed I felt at CJ."

Women's lacrosse head coach Danielle Cash shared her confidence for Stamper's success in college.

Freeman-Parks Signs With West Virginia Wesleyan University

The Eagles football team will be losing ten seniors at the end of the school year, including Jacquel Freeman-Parks. “Shaq,” as he’s affectionately known, will continue to showcase his talent when he plays for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats beginning in the fall.

Freeman-Parks signed with the team on Thursday, March 30. He received a scholarship to play at the Division II school. He said he plans to study sports management.

“The school has better competition,” Freeman-Parks said. “The football coaches reminded me of CJ because of the way they interacted with me.”

Bowman Signs With Otterbein

Sara Bowman ‘17 will continue hitting the links after CJ as she takes her passion for golf to Otterbein University in the fall.

“I chose Otterbein because I can shape my college experience there with golf, my art major, and other extra-curriculars,” Bowman said.

She noted that another appeal of Otterbein were some of its similarities to CJ.

“They are both in or around major cities, which is important to me since I want to be a graphic designer and big businesses are important clientele for my field,” Bowman explained.

Walk to State: Wrestling

“It’s the cherry on top.”

Wrestling Assistant Coach Paul Marshall ‘86 excitedly shared that summary of the 2016-2017 CJ wrestling team experience after Micah Marshall ‘18 and Isaiah Wortham ‘20 participated in the traditional Walk to State on Thursday, March 9. Marshall qualified for the tournament in the 138 weight class and Wortham qualified for the tournament in the 120 weight class.

“It’s an experience I’ve been waiting for for the last three years,” Marshall said. “It’s amazing to know my work led up to this.”

Walk to State: Indoor Track and Field

On Thursday, March 2, ten indoor track and field members didn't sprint, but rather walked, as the CJ community cheered them on ahead of the state championships. For several state qualifiers, this was their first trip to the state finals.

"It’s exciting for them, but it’ll be nerve wracking," men's and women's track and field head coach Jerry Puckett predicted prior to the event. "They are all very talented."

Montague Becomes Sixth Eagle to Score 1,000+ Points

Valentine’s day 2017 will always hold a special place in Christian Montague’s ‘17 heart as that was the night he surpassed scoring more than 1,000 points in his basketball career at CJ, becoming only the sixth Eagle to achieve the accomplishment.

“I'm very proud of being the only the sixth Eagle because it's a long milestone,” Montague said. “This sure wouldn't be possible without my teammates!”  

Walk to State: Men's and Women's Swimming

Update: Congratulations to Jorge Zelina who placed 8th in 100 freestyle race and Macleary Moran who placed 7th in the 200 freestyle and 5th in the 500 freestyle races in the state swimming championships!

Road to State: The largest amount of CJ swimmers in the school's history will be taking to the pool this weekend for the state championship. The teams participated in the traditional Walk to State in the halls of CJ on Tuesday, February 21.

Dix Takes Part in National Signing Day

On Wednesday, February 1, National Signing Day, Logan Dix '17 officially committed to playing soccer at The Citadel.

"I remember last year watching other people doing it," Dix noted. "Now I feel like a part of everyone else signing all over the nation."

Dix was a four-year starter for the Eagles. Head Coach Roy Craig recognized Dix as a key player on the team.

"She always found a way to have an impact on the game from almost day one and we'll miss that for sure," said Craig.

Winter Camps Held at CJ

Young baseball players got the chance to sharpen their skills during the CJ Eagles youth winter baseball camp, December 22 and 23.

"It gives us a chance to work with up-and-coming baseball players to teach them the basics about baseball and getting them thinking about baseball over Christmas break," said assistant varsity baseball coach Mike Hoendorf '03.

Eagles baseball alumni and the current varsity team assisted the younger players at the camp.

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