Eagle student-athletes Cierra Brown, Nick Flannery, Marco Gresham, Sean Miller and Darian Reynolds signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday afternoon on the first day for high school seniors to do so.
Brown will run track at Purdue University; Flannery, Gresham and Reynolds will play football at the College of Wooster, Notre Dame College and Ashland University respectively; and Sean Miller will play soccer at Tiffin University.
“It is a great day for these individuals and their families, but it’s also a great day for Chaminade Julienne athletics,” said Scott Pierce, athletic director. He addressed a group of about 50 students, family members, friends and supporters before athletes inked their names during CJ’s National Signing Day ceremony in the library February 1.
“We are proud to celebrate with these athletes today as they continue their athletic journeys and prepare for college,” Pierce said.
The sought-after upperclassmen were key contributors to CJ’s recent run to the regional finals under first-year varsity head coach Marcus Colvin in 2011. The Eagles ended the season at 9-4 overall and 6-1 in the GCL.
“I’ve probably had 100 coaches come through this building interested in those three kids,” Colvin said.
“This senior class did an outstanding job becoming great people, focusing on academics and using football as a tool to get there,” he said.
Nick Flannery, OL, College of Wooster: Flannery intends to study either business economics or psychology and will receive a partial, merit-based academic scholarship. He is an Eagles two-year varsity letter winner and earned second team All-GCL North honors in 2011.
Marco Gresham, CB, Notre Dame College: Gresham intends to study business management and will receive a full athletic grant to cover tuition expenses. He is an Eagles three-year varsity starter, a two-time first team All-GCL North performer, and a 2011 Division IV defensive first team All-Ohio and All Southwest District honoree.
Darian Reynolds, WR, Ashland University: Reynolds intends to study sports management and will receive a full athletic grant to cover tuition expenses. He is an Eagles three-year varsity starter, a first team All-GCL North performer, and earned Division IV All Southwest District honorable mention.