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.
The weather may have been cold outside but the student athletes at CJ were heating up the court, the pool, the mats and the lanes during the 2014-2015 winter season.
Both the men's and women's bowling teams had successful seasons. For the boys, Cole Mason, '16, was named to the GCL-Coed Second Team. Mason also qualified for districts where he bowled a 553 series with games of 180, 183 and 190. The men's team finished the season 4-10 in the conference and 5-16 overall.
Update: The Eagles end their season as State Semi-Finalists after a close run with LCC: 55-50. Thank you TEAM for an exciting season.
Road to State
This is the Eagle's first appearance in Columbus and run at the State title since 2004.The team, which ended the regular season 16-6, has been on an eight-game winning streak since February 13. The last team the Eagles lost to was Lima Central Catholic, which happens to be the team the Eagles will face on Thursday, March 26.
Great memory and great speed.
Those are the talents Emily Meyer, '15, and members of the Indoor Track Team displayed on Saturday, as they participated in two different state competitions.
Meyer, who won the CJ Poetry Out Loud competition earlier this year, had three poems prepared for the state competition.
Senior Erin Staley had one dream in mind when this year's swimming season began.
"We're going to state."
And now, that dream is a reality.
Staley '15, a captain on the team, along with team members Macleary Moran '18, Gerogia Albino '15 and Abby Arestides '17, have qualified for the swimming state championships taking place this week.
Moran will be participating in four events including the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Staley will also be competing in the 500 freestyle. All four women will race together in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.
Chaminade Julienne is pleased to welcome seven new members into the CJ Athletic Hall of Fame. The inductees who comprise the Class of 2014 will be recognized during halftime of the 3 p.m. home men’s varsity basketball game against Carroll on Jan. 31.
During the Coaches Classic Meet at Dayton Raiders Aquatic Center on Janurary 17-18, multiple school records were broken.
Macleary Moran '18 broke three school records when she swam the 200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and 500 Freestyle. In the 200 Free she swam 2:00.81, breaking Erin Staley’s '13-'14 record of 2:04.27. In the 100 Free she swam 0:56.31, breaking Claire Meyers’ '13-'14 record of 0:57.86. In the 500 Free she swam 5:21.38, breaking Erin Mullins’ '03-'04 record of 5:27.03.
Head varsity football coach Marcus Colvin has been invited to present at the 2015 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention.
Colvin will address a group of his high school football coaching peers at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville the morning of Monday, Jan. 12. His presentation is titled, "The All-Around Athlete."
"My focus is going to be on the coaching mission of guiding our young men to be excellent competitors without forgetting to help mentor them to success in life," Colvin said. He's been a member of the AFCA for two years.
Score it a hit! CJ's Winter Baseball Camp was more like a grandslam homerun for 40 area elementary students this past Christmas break.
Baseball campers in grades 5-8 spent two days (Dec. 22-23) in the Student Conditioning Center, CJ's indoor athletic training facility, improving their hitting, fielding and throwing skills with members of the Eagles varsity baseball program. Sessions ran each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Early this December, Margaret Geraghty became the 18th CJ student-athlete to sign with a college rowing program since 2006 when she inked her letter of intent to row for the University of Louisville.
The coxswain intends to study exercise science and will receive partial athletic grants and academic scholarships at the U of L. The Cardinal's NCAA Division I women’s rowing program, ranked No. 18 in last May's CRCA/US Rowing Coaches poll, competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).