From trips to state, to big plays and wins over competitors, the fall sports season at CJ was an exciting one. Learn more below about the accomplishments and coaches' thoughts on the season.
Update: On Saturday, October 17, the women's golf team placed third in the DII state tournament. The team score was a 698, the fourth lowest score in CJ women's golf history. Individually, Ellie Cronin '16 placed third overall in the tournament.
On Friday, October 16, Kelly Pleiman lost 6-2; 6-1 to the defending state champion. Congratulations on a great season Kelly and the women's golf team!
Road to State
The women's golf team has had five players in the past nine years continue their athletic career after CJ. On Monday, October 12, Lizzi Yeazel '16 became the sixth women's golfer to sign-on to continue playing in college.
Yeazel signed her letter of intent to play at St. Mary of-the-Woods College, located northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana. She is going to the school to study music therapy.
For CJ's football team, being a part of the program is more than running plays on the field. It is also about developing young men as future leaders in school, in their relationship with God, and in the community.
Recently, several Eagle football players attended a SportsLeader Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton. Other football players from area Catholic high schools, including Alter, Bishop Fenwick, Carroll, Sidney Lehman, and Springfield Central Catholic, also attended the event.
While Cincinnati Reds fans are looking forward to the upcoming All-Star Game being played at Great American Ball Park, CJ baseball players and fans are excited to play ball again, thanks to major renovations at Howell Field.
The ball park had a significant facelift, with new fencing, infield dirt, dugouts and more, thanks in part to a $5 million commitment from the Reds and Major League Baseball to upgrade nine Greater Cincinnati ball fields.
CJ student athletes who participated in spring sports had a lot to be proud of this year, including several athletes earning post-season honors and members of two teams qualifying for state and national competitions.
The track and field team had a record breaking season. Members of the women's team not only broke a school record, but finished as state champions in the 4x100 relay. Dejah Gilliam ’15, Jasmyne Shaw ‘15, Danielle Lewis ’17 and Lauren Pegues ’17 placed first with a time of 48.70 seconds in the state championship.
Update: On Friday, June 12, Cannon Hill came in fifth in his heat. Sophie Johnson and Kathryn Grismer placed fifth in their heat and advanced to the C Finals on Sunday. During those finals, the pair finished in the third place for 15th place overall in the competition. Congratulations to all participants!
Road to Nationals
Three Eagles represented CJ when the Dayton Boat Club traveled to Sarasota, Florida for the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals, June 12-14.
Update: McKinney finished 4th in the long jump at the state tournament on Friday. He also placed 6th in the 300 hurdles.
On Saturday, the women's 4x100 relay team finished first in the state and broke a new school record with a time of 48.70. Congratulations to all of our state participants!
Road to State
For the seventh year in a row, CJ outdoor track and field participants qualified for the state championships. The competition was Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University.
Several CJ student athletes will continue their education and their passion to play a sport after they leave high school. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, many senior athletes held a signing event, proud to confirm their intentions for the upcoming school year.
Most recently, swimmer Erin Staley signed with Ashland University.
"Getting to continue my swimming career, I never knew if it would happen," said Staley.
We welcome Alex VanderSluijs as the new head coach for the CJ men’s soccer program. He most recently served at Defiance College where he was the men's head coach since 2010 and was the women's head soccer coach for four years. At Defiance, he coached student athletes in both programs to First and Second Team All Heartland Collegiate Athletic conference honors.