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Ward Signs to Play Lacrosse at Transylvania University

Despite graduating the night before, Kate Ward '16 came back to CJ on Tuesday, May 24 to sign her letter of intent to play lacrosse at Transylvania University.

"I really liked the campus when I went to visit," Ward explained. "When I stayed the night, I got to meet with the team and the coaches. Their sense of community was similar to CJ."

Ward, who lettered all four years in lacrosse, also earned Academic All-Ohio honors in 2014 and 2015 (2016 honors will be released later this summer) and was named a Scholar Athlete at the recent CJ Honor Awards.

Three Sign to Continue Playing Football in College

Three football players will continue playing the sport they love as Tyler Curtis '16, Spencer Dufresne '16 and Deter Spees '16 committed to playing college football on Wednesday, May 4. Curtis will attend Otterbein University, Dufresne will attend Mount St. Joseph University, and Spees will attend the Florida Institute of Technology.

All three said the schools they chose had the academic and athletic needs they were looking for.

Brian Reinhart Named CJ Athletic Director

After a comprehensive search, Chaminade Julienne has selected Brian Reinhart as the school’s new Athletic Director.

“Brian comes to us with great school administration experience, leading a wide range of student activities, including directing an athletic program,” said John Marshall ‘86, principal. “He has come to understand and embrace CJ’s sense of family spirit, the importance of collaboration throughout the school community, and the swell of energy surrounding the opening of Roger Glass Stadium and the outdoor practice field in August.”

Two Athletes Commit to Bluffton University

Two athletic seniors will continue to be classmates after graduating CJ as TJ Mills '16 and Christian Wortham '16 both committed to take their talent to Bluffton University on Monday, May 2.

Mills, a point guard on the women's basketball team, received several post-season accolades this season including GCL All-League First Team, District 15 All Star, Honorable Mention Southwest District and being named a Dayton Daily News Athlete of the Week.

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

UPDATE: Moran placed 7th in the 500 and 11th in the 200 freestyle events. Zelina placed 12th in the 200 and 20th in the 100 freestyle events. Congratulations!

Road to State: To a school full of cheers, swimmers Macleary Moran '18 and Jorge Zelina '19 participated in the traditional "walk to state" around the CJ hallways on Wednesday, February 24.

"I am most looking forward to competition," Zelina said. He will be competing in the 100 and 200 freestyle events.

Senior Golfers Passing on the Torch

The Class of 2016 women golfers will not be playing for CJ in the fall, but their dedication to the team is still seen when they attend current CJ golf practices.

"We hope to carry on the legacy," shared Lizzi Yeazel '16. "It's nice to see all the new girls and how excited they are to play. I hope that I can help build up their work ethic and hopefully inspire them to work really hard."

Head Coach George Menker '55 said current seniors and golfers who have graduated have always been welcomed back for the winter, spring and summer practices.

Pratt Signs with Cincinnati Christian University

Smiles of proud friends, family and coaches filled the library on Thursday, February 11 as Derson Pratt ‘16 signed to play football at Cincinnati Christian University.

“He’s going to be hard to replace,” said CJ Football Head Coach Marcus Colvin. “Derson really grew in four years, both academically and physically. Those are all the things you want at CJ. I’m proud that he is going to go on and has a good foundation to continue playing in college.”

Also attending the signing ceremony were coaches from Cincinnati Christian University.

Money Takes Part in National Signing Day

"Opponents would have to beat Anna to beat CJ."

That was just one of the many things women's soccer Head Coach Roy Craig had to say about Anna Money '16 before she signed her letter of intent with The University of the Cumberlands. Money was the only senior to take part in National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 3.

"I've always wanted to be a part of this," Money shared. "To sign on National Signing Day is pretty cool."

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