2017 Spring Sports Season In Review

The spring sports season was thrilling for the Chaminade Julienne community as not only several athletes and coaches received post-season awards, but two groups represented CJ in the state tournament.

Baseball
Record 23-5
CJ baseball had its most successful season in over 40 years and finished as runner-ups in the Division II State Tournament. The team was 11-1 in the GCL and were league champs. The team defeated GCL rivals Alter, Carroll, and Fenwick, and defeated Badin three times.

"The team had an excellent tournament run which included a district championship in 10 innings,  a regional championship, and a state semifinal win, before finally ending our season with a loss in the state championship game," noted Head Coach Mike Barhorst.  

Post-Season Awards
GCL Athlete of the Year
Garrett Wissman

1st Team All-GCL
Mark Barhorst
Ryan Peltier
Daniel Slaybaugh
Garrett Wissman

2nd Team All-GCL
Cameron Benoit
David Ernst
Brendan Kadel

GCL Coach of the Year
Mike Barhorst

1st Team All-Area
Mark Barhorst
Garrett Wissman

2nd Team All-Area
Ryan Peltier

Honorable Mention All-Area
David Ernst

Mizuno All-Ohio
Garrett Wissman

CJ Awards
Mark Barhorst - CJ Legacy Award
Joe Geraghty - CJ Eagle Award
Ryan Peltier - CJ Pitcher of the Year
Garrett Wissman - CJ Most Outstanding Player

Men's Lacrosse
Record 3-13
"We were a first-year team who had a great spirit and energy despite the tough record," shared Head Coach Ricky Redinger.

The team was led by Jimmy Wittman who scored 30 goals on the season. His eight goal performance led the team to a big win against Fairmont.

"Graduating 11 seniors will be hard to replace, but they have left us with great momentum and a wonderful culture for future teams," Redinger added.

Women's Lacrosse
Record 9-9 (Varsity), 12-2 (JV)

"Some highlights of the season included playing in Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the CJ Eagles, the Kettering game where JV and Varsity players played, not just Varsity, and had a landslide win, and defeating GCL rivals Carroll and McNicholas," Head Coach Danielle Cash shared.

All six returning seasons were offered college scholarships to continue playing lacrosse. Two players, Lydia Stamper and Olivia Livingston, signed with Ursuline and Transylvania respectively. 

This was the second year for women's lacrosse to play a JV team.

"We had five JV players earn Varsity letters from playing enough halves of Varsity during the season," Cash noted. "Rhiannon Beall, Brynia Lewis, Megan Piatt, Greta Spees, and Sarah Arnett.

"Overall it was a good season, but we are praying for a healthier one next year," Cash continued. "The three week lasting bronchitis strain named, "the bronc" by the girls ended up infecting nearly all of the Varsity team. It started In the defensive end, worked its way down the field and then back again at the end. We also had a stomach flu strain come through and numerous injuries; some lacrosse related and some not. So, our number one hope for next year is that they stay safe and stay healthy so they can show what the CJ Eagles really can do!"

Post-Season Awards
2nd Team All-District
Olivia Livingston

CJ Awards
Olivia Livingston - MVP Offense
Brianna Moore - MVP Defense
Avery Meyer - Most Improved Player
Megan Stefan - Most Assists

Softball
Record 12-8
CJ Softball had another outstanding season and earned the title of GCL North Champs for a second year in a row. The team had big wins at Alter and Carroll this season. The group made it to the second round of tournament play.

Post-Season Awards
GCL Athlete of the Year
Carly Fugett

1st Team All-GCL
Erin Colbert
Carly Fugett
Caroline Nevius
Natalie Northern

2nd Team All-GCL
Erin Heiney
Queen Peters-Thornton
Hannah Schwagger

GCL Coach of the Year
Dee Werbrich

Men's Tennis 
Record 9-10
The men's tennis team faced good competition this year and took third place in the GCL behind Fenwick and Alter, Head Coach Jim Brooks noted.

"Andrew Hartley had the best record on the team at 14-7, playing mostly third singles," Brooks said. "Nick Henne and Cole Breeding finished with a record of 13-8 at second doubles."

Post-Season Awards
1st Team All-GCL, Singles
Will Marshall

2nd Team All-GCL, Singles
Joe Allaire
Hunter Johns

2nd Team All-Area, Doubles
Joe Allaire and Hunter Johns

Honorable Mention All-Area, Singles
Will Marshall

Track and Field
It was another successful season for CJ's track and field team with the team sending members to the state tournament for a ninth year in a row.

Head Coach Jerry Puckett shared these highlights from the season:

  • Jesse Kahmann was in the seated events at state. Not knowing anything about the process we jumped in and he worked hard. The result was placing 5th in the shot and 8th in the 100 meter race, which resulted in two medals and two spots on the podium.
  • Jack Dalton proved hard work and commitment always pays off. He won several races in the 1600 and 800 meter races earning him runner of the year at the GCL meet. He placed 4th at state to go along with his 5th place at indoor state from earlier this year.
  • The boy sprinters kept getting better every meet. They finished 2nd overall at districts. Donnie Stevenson, Jumarion Wills, Jance Peters, Calvin Hatcher, Isaiah Dickerson, Keshaun Owens and throwers Eugene Gray, Max Leibold, and Alonzo Carter.
  • The freshmen girls had a great season. Julia DiLoreto, Imani Wortham, Meyah Haywood and Lindsey Carter all had a big year. Two from the group were in every relay (and three were in indoor).
  • Dallas Jones had a big year in the 400 and 200, but especially in the 4x2 and 4x4 relays.
  • The two senior girls, Lauren Pegues and Danielle Lewis, had good years in 100 and 200, and even ran a 400 once in a while. Their leadership in the 4x1 and 4x2 were incalculable. Danni made it to state three times while at CJ and Lauren went all four years. They both got championship rings in the 4x1 their sophomore year.

"The future looks bright for CJ track if we can keep everyone together and healthy," Puckett added. "I have a great staff of Paul Beyerle, James Perry, Nicole Kahmann and adding Steve Dickerson next year."

Men's Volleyball
Record 12-11
"This season, men's volleyball was able to field three teams and played a freshmen schedule," shared Head Coach Megan Marrinan. "We had 25 boys in the program and are looking forward to returning all but two seniors."

The team was awarded the Team Academic All-Ohio Award for the second year in the row for a cumulative team GPA of 3.714. The following players were awarded the Individual Academic Award from the State:  Nick Barnes, Austin Fuchs, Evan Eichenauer, Chase Hoffman, Alex Mayer, Joe Rains, Andrew Barnes, Sean Menker and Eric Miller.

Post-Season Awards
1st Team All-GCL
Nick Barnes

2nd Team All-GCL
Chase Hoffman
Alex Mayer

1st Team All-Region DII
Nick Barnes

2nd Team All-Region DII
Chase Hoffman

Honorable Mention All-Region DII
Alex Mayer

2nd Team All-State DII
Nick Barnes

Posted June 15, 2017

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