The Spirit Committee will be publicizing a Feature Team of the Week for the each of the fall, winter and spring 2010-11 CJ athletic seasons. Each sport will receive a week of coverage dedicated to promoting a team and one upcoming match. The Spirit Committee will be encouraging students to attend a designated game each week through daily announcements, by word of mouth, and with bulletin board advertising
Support the first team to be featured this fall, the CJ Men’s Varsity Soccer team (1-1 overall), by showing your Eagle pride as they face off against Bellbrook High School this Saturday, Sept. 4 at Wright State University. The game starts at 7p.m., tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students. This week’s theme is “Avatar” so all fans should wear blue to the game.
“We’ve got a lot of experience this year,” senior captain Sam Auricchio said. “We don’t have just one star player, but we have great team chemistry.”
Besides scoring goals this season, fellow senior captain Matt Engel said the team has also set some goals to keep them focused along the way. The Eagles have already shown early signs of being up to the task of fulfilling these goals—which include being resilient, getting ten shutouts, and winning a playoff game—by bouncing back from a season-opening loss at Oakwood with a 3-0 shutout victory over Yellow Springs.
Spirit Committee Vice President Adrianne Marx, junior, said the Feature Team of the Week concept was created this year in order to build enthusiasm within the CJ community for all of its athletic teams. “We’ve always felt that there are a lot of important teams at CJ deserving recognition and we didn’t want the focus to be just about the football team this fall,” added Marx, who is also a member of the Lady Eagles golf team.
In addition, the Spirit Committee is selling new blue and green spirit shirts for $10 which can be worn during school by each member of the feature team on the school day of, or prior to, their spotlighted contest. Spirit Committee, a subsidiary of CJ Student Council, is responsible for planning pep rallies, the Student Council Bon Fire, and various other spirit activities throughout the school year.