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.
"This season the athletes have represented CJ in a respectful, highly competitive manner throughout the regular season as well as the postseason. Congratulations to all of our fall athletes," Pierce said.
Record: 6-9-3 (1-4-2 GCL)
Key Wins: Defeated Oakwood twice, including a 6-5 win in the opening round tournament game, which resulted from penalty kicks. Recorded regular season victories at Dayton Christian and at Miamisburg.
All Stars: Seniors Quinn Armstrong and Scott Stoermer were named to the GCL first team. Fellow seniors Kendall Pegues and Ryan Menker earned GCL second team honors.
Record: 7-10-1 (2-5-0 GCL)
Key Wins: A 3-0 shutout victory in the season opener against Butler, a huge 5-1 victory over Fairmont toward the thick of their season, and a 3-2 postseason victory against Milton Union allowing the Eagles to move onto the second round of competition.
All Stars: Seniors Rachel Strahorn and Emma Hawthorn were named to the GCL first team. Freshman Logan Dix and Sophomore Kate Quinttus both earned GCL second team honors.
Record: 17-5 (6-0 GCL)
Key Wins: A season sweep of all GCL Coed opponents to go undefeated in league play and win the league championship; three 5-0 wins against Tippecanoe, Fairmont and Beavercreek; and a 4-1 victory over state ranked Miami Valley School, then the area's top Division II team. Natalie Allen went on to represent the Eagles at the Division II state tournament after taking second place at sectionals and third place at districts. Kelly Pleiman also qualified for districts.
All Stars: Coach Jim Brooks was named GCL Coach of the Year, and sophomore Natalie Allen was named league Player of the Year. Senior Mackenzie Boyer and freshmen Brianna Douglas and Kelly Pleiman were honored with first team GCL. Juniors Margot Duffy and Ashley Huffman were named to the GCL second team.
Record: 4-3 (3-2 GCL)
Key Wins: Opening victory against crosstown rival Carroll; the team combined with the women’s golf team to win the Diana Schwab Invitational combined title at Beavercreek Golf Club.
All Stars: Senior Aaron Marshall was named to the GCL first team, while his teammate and fellow senior Chandler Spees earned second team GCL honors. Chandler also made the Division II Southwest District first team.
Record: 24-1 (10-0 GCL)
Key Wins: The Eagles only regular season loss came at the hands of Division I Ursuline Academy. The team swept the GCL Coed and won the league tournament. Other first place finishes were had at the Diana Schwab Invitational (both the combined and women's divisions) as well as at the sectional and district tournaments. The girls ended the year at state for a fifth consecutive season, finishing in third place.
All Stars: Coach George Menker was named GCL and Division II Southwest District Coach of the Year. Those named to both the GCL and Southwest District first team were junior Sarah Downing (the league Player of the Year), senior Kaitlyn Cartone, and sophomore Ellie Cronin. Sophomores Colleen Wagoner and Lizzi Yeazel were named Southwest District honorable mention.
Record: 9-15 (6-8 GCL)
Key Wins: A grueling five-set match win against Springboro, pus two victories over Carroll and a win over Butler in four sets.
All Stars: Junior Beth Stumpf was named to the GCL first team, as well as earning the Division II Southwest District first team. Senior teammates Samantha Cudney and Megan Murray were named to the GCL second team.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Key Moments: Finished second at the GCL Meet with a score of 50 points, behind Carroll (22 points). Senior Conor Hickey qualified as an individual for the Division II regional meet.
All Stars: Senior Conor Hickey was named to the GCL first team. Senior John Carper, senior Ben Reis, junior John Hawthorn and freshman Tucker Helms all received recognition on the GCL second team.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Key Moments: Finished third at the GCL Meet with a score of 90 points, behind Alter (23 points) and McNicholas (51 points). Rachel Craighead qualified as an individual for the Division II state meet, finishing 42nd overall out of 139 runners. The Eagles finished third at districts and advanced to regionals as a team for the second season in a row.
All Stars: Senior Rachel Craighead was named to the GCL first team, and junior Helen Wittman was awarded GCL second team honors.
Record: 6-5 (3-4 GCL)
Key Wins: Opening Victory against Troy 34-20, which marked the 500th win in program history; an early season 58-55 victory over fierce competitor Thurgood Marshall; and back-to-back conference victories against Fenwick (42-35) and Carroll (37-25).
All Stars: Many Eagles received this league honors season. GCL first team recipients include junior Zach Burneka, senior Juleon Elmore, sophomore Jacob Harrison, senior Will Peterson, senior CJ Riazzi, and sophomore Tyler Traylor. GCL second team recipients include junior Braxton Horton, senior Alex Livingston, junior Davion McKinney, junior Danny Meyer, junior Adam Pendergrass, junior Marvin Radford, sophomore Josh Simons, junior Sam Stidham, and sophomore Antwand Wilson.
GCL All Sports Trophy
The GCL All Sports Trophy recognizes across-the-board athletic excellence. Teams in each season are awarded points depending upon where they finish in the league. At the end of the school year, all points are totaled and the top school from each division (north and central) wins the trophy.
Fall sport athletes have put Chamiande Julienne in a phenomenal position to be able to claim that trophy. At the conclusion of this season, CJ is nestled in second place with 46.5 points, ahead of Fenwick and Carroll.
Information provided in part by gclc.gclsports.com.