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2013 Fall Sports Season in Review

Reveled athletic tradition has always been a fulcrum for the Chaminade Julienne community and this 2013-14 fall season has been no different.

Successes were punctuated with state appearances by the women's golf team and individuals from our women's tennis and women's cross country teams. Their accomplishments continued a streak of 10 consecutive seasons with at least one “Walk to State” celebration dating back to the fall of 2010 according to Scott Pierce, athletic director.

Teammates Take Time Out to Volunteer

Twelve members of the CJ softball team spent a morning with the Moraine Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) patched up, in casts and incapacitated.

Fortunately -- for the sake of the students’ health and the team’s spring season outlook -- all ailments were staged as part of a mock disaster training drill.

“The girls are made up to look like they have various injuries that challenge the C.E.R.T. team during their final exam,” said head coach Dee Werbrich, who works for the Moraine Fire Division when not coaching at CJ.

Senior Runner Represents CJ at State

Congratulations to senior Rachel Craighead who qualified for the Division II state championship meet this season. She finished 42nd among a field of 139 runners on Nov. 2 at National Trail Raceway course.

"Rachel, a relatively new runner, has accomplished in two years what many runners will not accomplish in a lifetime," said head coach Maura Lemon. Since joining the team last year she shaved off more than five minutes from her personal best, becoming the program's top runner.

Eagles Tennis Player Flying Solo at State

Congratulations to sophomore Natalie Allen who represented the Eagles in the Division II state tennis tournament for the second consecutive year this weekend.

Natalie returned to Columbus on Oct. 18, this time flying solo, just one year after placing third in the state doubles tournament with teammate Brooke Sandridge ‘13. She finished the regular season with a stellar 20-3 overall record (4-0 GCL), and ended her tournament run at Ohio State on a hard-fought loss (6-4, 2-6, 4-6) in the opening round.

Moms Punt, Pass, Kick at Football Camp

It’s not just Eagle student athletes spending the final days of summer tuning up for the impending 2013 athletic season.

On Saturday, Aug. 3, about 30 parents of current students and Eagle Youth players put their game faces on and participated in the CJ Eagle Moms Camp. The morning seminar, hosted in the library and Student Conditioning Center, included a complimentary breakfast and breakout sessions with trainers and members of the coaching staff.

Topics discussed included:

Eagles' Rower Earns Gold Wings

Chaminade Julienne rower Lydia Schmitt earned her gold wings May 2, signing a National Letter of Intent to join the Golden Eagles crew team at the University of Charleston.

Schmitt intends to study nursing at the private, NCAA Division II college in Charleston, W. Va. She will compete in the newly-created Mountain East Conference for the 2013-14 school year as part of the university’s transition out of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

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