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Check out CHCA's Athletes of the Week in the Miami Valley Conference:
Alex Barnard and Julian Herman – Track
Alex, a senior, placed first in the long jump (21-9), pole vault (11-0), 110 hurdles (16.15), and second in the high jump (5-10) at the MVC Championships. He scored 38 points for his team that won the meet and was named Field Athlete of the Meet. Julian Herman, also a senior, won the 100 meter dash (11.28), 200 meter dash (22.33 and breaking his own record for the third time this year), high Jump (6-0), and second in the 400 meter dash (50.89). He scored 38 points for the Champion Eagles and was named Runner the Meet.
Emma Shank and Finley Payne – Softball
This senior/freshman combination make a very successful battery and a one-two punch in the batting order. Finley was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Emma was 1-for-2 in the Lady Eagles’ last game of the season. These two also serve as team leaders at bat and on defense. Emma’s leadership will be missed. Junior Lauren Myers and senior Hanna Rellar provided the other hits against Cincinnati Christian in the season finale.
Adrian Davis and Clay Brock - Baseball
Adrian, a sophomore, has been a spark plug in the leadoff spot for the Eagles this season. Last week, the Eagles went 3-0, including a win over the #2 DI team in Ohio, Moeller. Adrian led the team in hitting with a 3-game batting average of .714, including three doubles and five RBIs. He also stole four bases in the three games. Clay, a senior, has been a rock for this team all season. At the plate this past week, Clay hit for a .429 average with a double and four RBIs. He also earned the win on the mound against Moeller. Clay is one of the captains for Eagles Baseball and looks to lead this team in the postseason run.
Catherine Frazer - Junior - Track
Catherine placed first in the high jump, second in the pole vault, and fourth in the long jump, earning Field Athlete of the Meet honors at the Taylor Invitational on Wednesday.
David Schaefer - Sophomore - Lacrosse
David, a sophomore attackman, totaled nine assists in wins over Madeira (15-2) and McNicholas (6-5). David is second on the team in assists with 20. Of the Eagles' 21 total goals last week, 20 of them were assisted.
Clay Brock, a senior, had a stellar week for the Eagles. He had a gritty performance on the mound in the win over #3 in the state Ross, picking up the complete game win, while also driving in two runs at the plate in the game. For the week, Clay hit for an average of .500, with two doubles, and eight RBIs. Caden Crawford, a freshman, had another great week helping to propel the Eagles to a 4-1 record last week. Caden hit for a .500 batting average over the five games, and is hitting .520 on the season. Last week, he also added six RBIs, two doubles, and two home runs (in the same game). He helped spark the team in its big win over Ross, by going 3-for-4 at the plate in that game. Lucas Rotello, a senior, continues to lead CHCA on and off the field. Last week in five games, Lucas had a .538 batting average, including a double and two RBIs. He was instrumental in the win over Ross, going 3-for-4 at the plate. Lucas has set himself up for early contention for MVC Baseball Player of the Year.
Kathryn Hodges - Freshman - Softball
Kathryn was 2-for-3 with two RBIs against St. Ursula Academy. She has been working hard and has earned the designated hitter role on the varsity.
Last week, junior Lauren Myers went 3-for-4 with two doubles, while fellow junior Anna McSwain was 5-for-7 with eight RBIs. Other standouts were freshman Finley Payne, who was 6-for-7 with 12 RBIs, two home runs, two triples, and a pair of doubles, and senior Emma Shank, who established a new record with five walks in one game and a 3-for-3 performance (all doubles) in the second game of the week.
Teeyon Grote - Junior - Lacrosse
The versatile junior midfielder scored a timely goal in a hard-fought scrap with conference rival Seven Hills last Wednesday (a 9-8 overtime win). Also known as "The Jaguar,” Teeyon pounced on several ground balls and stealthily played lock-down defense. Known to stalk the opponents’ defense waiting for the right time to strike, Teeyon is vastly improving his on-field IQ in each game.
Clay Brock and Caden Crawford - Baseball
Clay, a senior, had a great week for the Eagles. In four games, Clay hit for a .700 batting average with a double, and home run, and five RBIs, leading the team to four wins for the week. He also had a complete game four-hit shutout on the mound against Goshen, striking out seven. Clay is also a team captain and has been instrumental in getting the team off to a good start. Caden, a freshman, caught fire this past week in his first full week on the varsity roster. He had a four-game batting average of .500, including a double, a triple, and a pair of RBIs.
Over the course of four games, freshman Finley Payne struck out 54 batters (22 innings pitched), threw a no-hitter on Friday, added a 13-of-17 performance at the plate (three home runs, four doubles, and four triples) and 16 RBIs. Junior Anna McSwain was 10-for-13 at the plate with a triple and 11 RBIs. Senior Emma Shank was 9-of-13 at the plate with three doubles, a triple, and 13 RBIs.
Boys’ Lacrosse Defense
Led by senior Robbie Pinto (Louisville - Army ROTC), the Eagles held LaSalle to four goals on Friday. The CHCA defense has incrementally lowered its goals against average (currently at 7.45 GAA) over the course of the season. Robbie, a second-year lacrosse player and a team captain, leads a young unit consisting of sophomores Will Vincent, Eric Parker, Jonathan Stokes, Andrew Vest, and freshman Ben Carter.
Lucas Rotello - Senior - Baseball
Lucas had a great week for Eagles baseball. In four games last week, he hit for a .667 batting average, with a triple, a home run, and five RBIs. Lucas also picked up a win on the mound against Cincinnati Christian. He has been a leader on and off the field for the team, and the team expects him to have a great season.
Julian Herman - Senior - Track
Julian won the 200 meter dash at the Madeira Invitational in 22.83 and the D II-III Coaches Classic in 22.65 - just .09 hundredths off his own school record of 22.56.
Boys' Lacrosse Quartet
Wilson Crimmins, a junior attackman/midfielder, had five goals in a 9-8 victory over Bishop Fenwick. Wilson leads the team in goals with 21 over a nine game span. Jack Wilkowski, a junior midfielder, went 100 percent (16 wins/0 losses) from the faceoff x against Talawanda. Jack also pitched in four goals and three assists in the 13-8 victory. Mike Phillips, a junior attackman, had five goals and one assist in a 17-3 victory over conference foe Cincinnati Country Day. Mike also had the game-winning goal in an 8-7 overtime victory over Wyoming. Nathan Schramm, a sophomore goalie, had 27 total saves, while allowing only eight goals in victories over Wyoming and Wilmington. Nathan has a 55 percent save percentage and a 7.7 goals against average through nine games.
Emma Shank and Finley Payne - Softball
Emma, a senior, went 2-for-4 including a double, and Finley, a freshman pitcher, recorded 15 strikeouts and went 4-for-4 at the plate.
Lucas Rotello and Colin Ames - Baseball
During the past week, in addition to leading the Knights off the field as one of the team's captains, Lucas, a senior, had a tremendous week at the plate against some strong competition. During the week, Lucas batted .500 with five RBIs, two doubles, a triple, and a home run in four games, helping the Knights get off to a 3-1 start. Colin, a freshman, had a big first career week of high school baseball. He broke out onto the scene both at the plate and on the mound. Offensively, he batted .571 with a double and six RBIs. On the mound, he threw a total of six innings during the week, giving up no runs, no hits, and striking out nine. Included in that was a combined no-hitter (with senior Clay Brock) against the 19th-ranked Division I team in Indiana, where Colin went five innings, allowing no runs, no hits, and striking out six batters.
Jessey Li - Freshman - Swimming
Jessey finished fifth in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 100 breast at the OHSAA State Swim Championships. She is a tremendously hard worker and earns everything she gets. She is such an amazing athlete.
Lillian McNutt - Junior - Swimming
From CHCA head coach Donald Rielag: "At Sectionals, Lillian showed us all why we are here. We practice all year long, put in hard yardage, lose time with friends due to practice times, and we do all of this in hopes of swimming our best at the end of the year. For a swimmer whose season would be completed at Sectionals, these last two races were the final races of her season. As Lillian stood beside the block ready to go, the swimmer in front of her was struggling to get out of the pool. Instead of getting on the block when called up by the referee, Lillian instead stepped to the side of the pool to help the other girl out. The referee could have gone on to start the next race, and Lillian would have missed it. Luckily, the referee saw what was happening and waited. I wish I could be as selfless and caring as Lillian, who helped someone else at the risk of missing her last swim of the season. Thank you for being you, Lillian. You provided the best moment at the Sectional Meet. You are an inspiration!"
Bella Answini - Sophomore - Basketball
Bella had 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, and six steals in CHCA's win against Middletown Christian.
Bella Answini - Sophomore - Basketball
Bella, a sophomore, had a big week. In two games, she scored 41 points, dished out six assists, and had 17 steals. That included an incredible 12 steals Saturday against Cincinnati Christian.
Jessey Li - Freshman - Swimming
Jessey finished the Southwest Classic with three third place finishes in the 50 free, 200 breast, and 100 free. She followed that up with a secnd place 100 breast finish. All four swims were CHCA school records!
Bobby Stewart - Senior - Swimming
Bobby has been an incredible leader for the Eagles this year. His hard work is paying off as he dropped 13 seconds in the 200 freestyle at the Southwest Classic swim meet. Great job Bobby!
Skylar Beavers - Senior - Basketball
In back-to-back CHCA girls' wins over Oyler and Felicity Franklin, Skylar accumulated 30 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and 10 steals.
Cole Fisher - Junior - Basketball
Cole tallied 23 points, six rebounds, and four assists against division I Conner and 31 points, seven rebounds, and four assists against division I Newport. CHCA won both games!
Maria Pancioli - Senior - Swimming
Maria has been a model of hard work and dedication to improving as much as she can. She is already as fast or almost as fast this year as her end-of-season times from last year. Maria is definitely showing a great example for the younger swimmers.
First Time Swim Winners
Seniors Bobby Stewart, Doug Hansford, and Wyatt Droege all won their first ever varsity event this past week and all were at the same meet. "I couldn’t be more proud of these guys on their first varsity wins." (Coach Rielag)
Kate McDonough and Katelyn Bruns - Cross Country
Kate and Katelyn, both sophomores, had BIG breakthrough races at the District race over a windy course at Voice of America Park. Kate ran 21:17.19 to finish in sixth place in the Division III race, and Katelyn ran 22:10.13 in finishing fifteenth. Both runners had personal-best times and qualified for the Regional Meet. Together these two led the CHCA Lady Eagles team to a fifth place finish.
Katie Gansle – Sophomore – Volleyball
Katie has embraced her new position in the middle and is continuously gaining strength in the offense. Last week, Katie tallied 12 Kills with only three errors in a conference match against CCD and first round of Sectionals. Katie's determination in becoming a strong blocker also is paying off, as she had four blocks in the two matches.
Girls' Soccer Trio
Shannon Riley, Mary Moffitt, and Laney Huber played in their last home game ever at CHCA and their phenomenal career. The girls were responsible for countless game-saving defensive plays and100+ goals and assists. They are an irreplaceable group that will lead CHCA throughout the tournament.
Ryan McDonough – Senior - Soccer
Ryan had a solid game against CCD at right back playing in good passes and playing solid defense. He also had two assists against Franklin Monroe from the right back position on Senior night.
Mackenzie Carnes and Laney Huber - Soccer
Mackenzie, a sophomore, recorded impressive saves in the team’s matches this past week against Deer Park, CCD, and Clermont Northeastern. She recorded 13 saves for the week. Laney, a senior, is currently at 99 career goals with two goals and an assist against Deer Park, a goal against CCD, and four goals in the 5-2 battle against Clermont Northeastern. She is currently the reigning all-time points leader in the MVC with 224 points, passing Olivia Brown.
Jake Nicholas - Junior - Cross Country
Jake has been a consistent performer for the Eagles this season. His joy for running and being outdoors is contagious. He is one of the most flexible and creative of the athletes on our team and brings an easy feeling to others. He is ready to have a great run this week as we head into the postseason races. His faith and confidence is admirable and has affected the team in a positive way this season.
Hannah Odom - Senior - Cross Country
Hannah has been our Lady Eagles’ senior leader. She is a positive asset and example on our girls’ team and leads with her strong Christian values. She is helpful with homework, running/racing advice, and provides a ray of sunshine when needed. She will be finishing her senior season with a strong run at the postseason races.
Ainsley Droege - Junior - Volleyball
Ainsley, a junior setter, has been leading the way in assists with 443, averaging 7.26 per game. Ainsley runs a 6-2 offense for the Lady Eagles which makes this statistic stand out. She is currently third in the MVC in service aces with 74. Off the court, she is putting up some amazing service hours with 436! Thank you Ainsley for your hard work both on and off the court #360athlete.
Katelyn Grimes – Sophomore - Volleyball
Katelyn, a 5'6 "Mighty Might" sophomore, added 38 kills, 11 service aces, 32 digs, and passed above a 2 this past week against two conference teams and a powerful Miami East squad. Katelyn, a libero turned outside hitter, has been showing that big things come in small packages.
Boys' Soccer Defense
Chanse Ashman, Josh Medlin, Ryan McDonough, Austin Arthurs, Oakley Tippen, Joel Sauve, Logan Wilson, Gonzalo Andaluz and Adam Rakestraw allowed no goals against for 240 straight minutes, including keeping the number-two ranked team in the state Archbishop Alter scoreless. Keep the streak going!
Mackenzie Carnes - Sophomore - Soccer
Mackenzie, CHCA’s sophomore keeper, recorded her third shutout of the season against conference rival Seven Hills. She had seven saves, one of which was a key one-on-one save to preserve the shutout.
Chanse Ashman - Senior - Soccer
Chanse had two goals an assist on Tuesday against Purcell, then played centerback to secure a 4-1 win over Finneytown on Thursday, and score the Eagles’ only goal against La Salle on Saturday. In addition to all of that, he is an excellent student in the classroom.
Erin McDaniel - Sophomore - Volleyball
Erin had to change positions from a primary setter to primary hitter last week due to injuries. Erin answered with 22 kills, 26 digs, and a pair of blocks.
Rylie Wichmann – Sophomore – Volleyball
Rylie brought her consistency this past week during two conference matches and a big non-conference match against Madeira. Rylie had 28 kills, nine service aces, passed a 2.3, and accumulated 13 digs.
Suzanna Bruns - Sophomore - Cross Country
Suzanna raced to a season-best time on a tough Seven Hills Invitational course. She is a strong part of the girls' team and supports teammates through the tough weekly workouts with her encouraging words and positive attitude. Her Christian attitude helps lead a team of girls driven to improve and begin building a cross country team, which makes a difference to all who are a part of it and to those that witness our team members.
AJ Renneker - Junior - Cross Country
AJ raced to a season-best time on a tough Seven Hills Invitational course while leading the boys team this past week. He has been working hard to harvest the work that has been done through the early season. He is not done with the progress, but he had a good break-through race this week. He is a supportive and positive upperclassman who challenges his teammates to be their best. His Christ-like attitude helps others feel welcome and supported.
Lexi Adams - Freshman - Soccer
Lexi has burst onto the scene for CHCA more than filling a needed void in the defense for the team. She has effectively stopped attacking players from opposing teams while still creating attacking opportunities. She had a great game against a skilled Summit team and didn't miss a step. She continued this outstanding play against Madeira starting scoring opportunities through her ability to deliver effective passes and create opportunities.
Abby Nugent and Lynn Kader – Freshman – Tennis
Abby and Lynn, both freshmen, played in flight A for the city wide Coaches’ Classic in tennis. Both girls placed second (Abby in first singles division and Lynn in second singles division) giving the Lady Eagles a fourth place overall team standing in the city of Cincinnati. That was the only match that either player has lost all year.
Laney Huber – Senior - Soccer
Laney is a vital member of the CHCA girls’ soccer team. She is a captain. This past week, she tallied a hat trick against Norwood, one goal and an assist against Landmark, and was a huge player in the match against Roger Bacon. Laney is a tremendous player and leader.
Jac Clayton – Junior - Volleyball
Jac had 23 service aces in two matches last week in league play.
Katelyn Bruns - Sophomore - Cross Country
Katelyn is a first-year cross country runner who has shaved 5:30 seconds off her season-opening time, and has moved into the second runner position on our girls’ team. Her smart work and determination are keys to her progress. She shines her positive light on those around her, and her determination to improve helps the team’s progress. Katelyn's Christian values make her easy to be around and an encourager for all who she interacts with daily.
Douglas Hansford - Senior - Cross Country
Douglas is an excellent Christian leader on our boys’ team. He has been working hard as the student director for CHCA's production of “You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.” His work in this role made cross country practice a challenge due to time conflicts, but Douglas did his running and work on his own time. His dedication to both responsibilities makes him an excellent example to his teammates and peers that you can do anything you are dedicated to. Douglas' positive and outgoing personality make him a joy to have on the team.
Alex Nellis – Senior - Cross Country
Alex has become a leader of the team through his work ethic and care for his team members. He is a senior who leads by example during practices and throughout the rest of the day. He is an excellent example of a student/athlete, as well as a caring Christian athlete.
Kate McDonough - Sophomore - Cross Country
Kate is making great strides after a late start to her training. Her work ethic and connections with her teammates make her a strong leader of our girls’ program. She ran 1:00+ faster this week over 5K and will continue to make great advances throughout the season. She is an excellent example of a caring Christian athlete who serves others.
Erin McDaniel - Sophomore - Volleyball
Erin continues to excel in her attacking while learning a new setting position. Erin hit a .529 against Norwood 0 percent and added 100 percent serving with three aces. Erin is a great competitor on the court and in the classroom.
Cole Fisher - Junior - Football
Cole, a junior quarterback, went 15-for-27 for 213 yards and three touchdowns and one interception in a losing effort against Indian Hill.
Mary Moffitt - Senior - Soccer
Mary, a senior co-captain, has recorded five shots on goal with two goals in two matches. She has shown leadership earning a captain spot. She is a vital part of the offense and has relentless drive on the field. This is not the first we have heard about Mary, and it won’t be the last.
Lucas Rotello - Senior - Golf
Lucas joined the golf team after a week into the season. Lucas hasn’t played golf for the past three years while focusing year round on baseball. He has improved his stroke average to 42 for nine holes which puts him third on the team. This past week, he was low medalist at Bellwood CC against Lebanon. He shot a 39 under tough weather conditions.
Annie Lockett - Sophomore - Volleyball
Annie, a sophomore middle blocker, had a great week against two league competitors. Annie's continual improvement is a reflection of her off-court dedication to strength training and balanced nutrition. Annie's hitting percentage was .354 with no errors in one of the two matches. Annie will be fun to watch grow in this sport as her volleyball IQ and leadership grows.
Wes Atkinson - Senior - Golf
Wes has shown great senior leadership on the CHCA golf team. He is one of CHCA’s three star varsity baseball players who has joined the men's golf team. He has been at every practice and played in every match. Wes is always striving to improve by asking for instruction in his game then focusing hard during practice. His scoring average has moved from the high 40’s to low 40’s within a couple weeks. His scores have help lead the Eagles to an undefeated dual match season and top-four team score in all Invitationals thus far.
Katelyn Grimes - Sophomore - Volleyball
Katelyn, a sophomore outside hitter, brought an offensive hammer with her to last week’s matches hitting a .450 (11 kills and only two errors). Katelyn is committed to the University of Central Florida as a defensive specialist which makes this offensive accomplishment that much sweeter.
Aaron Frank – Senior - Soccer
Aaron scored twice and assisted once in the Eagles' home opener against Batavia. Great performance from the senior, leading CHCA to a 3-1 win.
Jack Sonne - Junior - Golf
Jack has a nine-hole stroke average of 39.3 in eight rounds this season. Jack has shown great leadership in guiding CHCA's large team at the start of the season. His passion and commitment to golf inspires the team on and of the course.
Jessica Schaad - Junior - Volleyball
Jessica, a junior outside hitter/middle blocker, started her volleyball season off with 10 kills in two matches. She led her team with a combined hitting percentage of .363. Jess is a new addition to the Lady Eagle line-up this season. We are excited to see the strength she brings to the offense.
Jack Lindgren - Senior - Golf
Jack was low medalist at the Eastgate Challenge with a score of 73 at Stillmeadow Country Club and low medalist with a score of 75 at Beavercreek Golf Course in the first round of MVC Championship.