It was a night of firsts for friends and family of the CJ community as the Eagles celebrated the start of the fall athletic season at home on Blue and Green Field.
Not only did CJ host its first ever Meet the Eagles Night on campus August 19, but an estimated crowd of 1,000 parents, students and supporters also had the opportunity to get a first glimpse of the new Student Conditioning Center located on Eaker Street.
“It’s nice to see that the campus plan is starting to develop. The center is wonderful, and something that will take our teams to whole other level,” said Mary Reis ’77, CJ parent who was visiting the new facility with her husband, Jeff, and their children, Rebecca ’12 and Ben ’14 who both are currently running cross country.
“It has more functionality than we had in the Faust, and sports that never had a place to go, now have this. It’s pretty awesome. It’s something we can be proud of.”
Chaminade Julienne also welcomed newcomer Jon Payne, athletic director, who joined the Eagles’ celebration for the first time. “I thought it was great,” Payne said, “I enjoyed my first Meet the Eagles Night. The tours of the new Student Conditioning Center went really well and I think people are very excited for what is to come this year.”
The 2010-11 Eagles football team will head north to take on Troy in their first contest of the season Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. CJ hopes to repeat last year’s results where they defeated the Trojans 10-0 in the season opener at Welcome Stadium on their way to an 8-2 record and a playoff birth.