2017 Fall Sports Season in Review

Eagle athletes had a spectacular fall season with teams thriving in the playoffs and students and coaches earning honors. Learn more about each team's season below:

Men's Cross Country

The men's cross country finished fifth out of eight schools in the GCL. At the Southwest District meet, the team finished 12th overall out of 28 schools.

"This was a rebuilding season for men's cross country," said head coach Ken Spitzig. "It was a learning type of a year for many of our kids. This year's team was the largest men's team in the school history. We had 26 athletes and 13 of them had never run cross country before. For me, it was an exciting year with the numbers we had and getting to work with the tremendous kids that were involved in our program. We only graduated two seniors this season. It will be interesting and exciting to see how much our kids grow and improve for next season."

Women's Cross Country

Season highlights for the women's cross country team included a third place finish at the GCL Championships, first place finish at the Brookville Invitational (which included running up a division in the large school race) and advancing a CJ women's cross country runner to the regional championship for a second straight year. 

"It was a really great season for the team," said head coach Dan Eiser. "We lost a lot of talent in last year's senior class so we were unsure what we would get coming back. This team far exceeded all of their coaches' expectations and despite our youth, performed admirably. I couldn't have asked for a better group to coach in my first season in charge. We had a great season let by a lot of young talented runners. We return almost our entire top 10 from this season losing only one senior from varsity. We will return the two fastest finishers from the GCL Championships. This year was a learning experience, and one that sets us up for a good run in the next couple of seasons. Look out for CJXC as we will be poised to compete with the best teams in the area and state over the next couple years."

Post-Season Honors
All-GCL First Team
Carolyn Marshall
Madison Meixner

Football

Record: 9-4 (6-1 GCL record)
"We opened our season against two really tough opponents," shared head coach Marcus Colvin. "Marion Local is the favorite to win the Division VI title again and Miamisburg is a big division school. Week 4 versus Fenwick was a turning point in the season. Defeating a tough GCL opponent gave us the confidence we would need to go on our seven-game win streak. Even though we lost our week 10 game, we were able to rebound and provide our community a special moment by defeating Alter, 49-28, in the first round of the playoffs. This team had magic at the end of the season, and the community helped the team ride to the regional final."

Post-Season Honors:
GCL Offensive Player of the Year: Ryan Peltier
GCL Coach of the Year: Marcus Colvin

All-GCL First Team
John Bell
Shane Cokes   
Elijah Cochran
Isaiah Haywood
Keshaun Owens
Ryan Peltier  
Rocky Stark

All-GCL Second Team
Zach Bridgett  
Chris Buchanan
Noah Burneka
Colin Downing  
Brendan Kadel
Matthew Willis  

Division III All-Southwest Ohio First Team
Shane Cokes
Keshaun Owens
Ryan Peltier

Division III All-Southwest Ohio Second Team
Isaiah Haywood

Division III All-Southwest Ohio Honorable Mention
John Bell
Elijah Cochran

Men's Golf

The men's golf team, under new head coach Larry Herrmann, finished fourth in the GCL.  A highlight of their season was winning the Ridge Classic on August 11.

Post-Season Honors
All-GCL Second Team
Andrew Detmer

Women's Golf

The women's golf team was also under new leadership this season with head coach, Todd Shuttleworth, guiding the team to the most wins in a season (40). The team finished first in the Diana Schwab and Cincinnati Country Day tournaments. In the post-season, the team took back the title of GCL champions and finished as district champions as well. The Eagles placed ninth overall in the state tournament.  

Post-Season Honors
GCL Coach of the Year: Todd Shuttleworth

All-GCL First Team
Aryana Sutton
Blake Wogoman

Men's Soccer

Record: 9-6-4
The men's soccer team had big wins against Roger Bacon, Wayne, and Oakwood this season.

"We had a great 4-2 win against Wyoming, which was ranked #4 in the state," said head coach Alex VanderSluijs. "We also had an amazing overtime win in the second round of the tournament on a golden goal in overtime."

The season was capped off by a tough 1-0 loss in the district semi-finals to Tippecanoe.

"This season makes the third straight winning season for CJ men's soccer," VanderSluijs added. "The schedule we played was one of the toughest in recent history."

Post-Season Honors
All-GCL First Team
Emery Monnig
Yusef Muqtadir

All-GCL Second Team
Ian Carmody
Logan Jennings

Women's Soccer

Record 7-10-1
The women's soccer team finished third in the GCL North. A highlight of their season was winning at Mercy, 1-0. The team also won their first game in the post-season tournament.

"We had great senior leadership including our three captains, Kiara DiLoreto, Jasmine Hughes and Emsley Spees," head coach Roy Craig said. "We also had a disappointing injury to one of our central defenders (Cayley Saunders) in the first third of the season."

Post-Season Honors 
All-GCL First Team
Jasmine Hughes
Emsley Spees

All-GCL Second Team
Erin McGraw
Alexis Nelson

All-Dayton South First Team
Jasmine Hughes

All-Dayton South Second Team
Erin McGraw

All-Dayton South Third Team
Kierstin Saunders
Emsley Spees

Women's Tennis

Record: 14-6
The women's tennis team was ranked second in the area, Division II, and ranked 10th in state throughout the season. The team also held onto their reign as GCL champions. In the post-season tournament, Lanie Sorg (singles) lost her first match at districts and Olivia Boch and Lydia Bice (doubles) advanced to the second round.

Post-Season Honors
GCL Athlete of the Year: Olivia Boch
GCL Coach of the Year: Jim Brooks

All-GCL First Team
Olivia Boch (1st singles)
Lydia Bice (2nd singles)
Lanie Song (3rd singles)

All-GCL Second Team
Morgan Summons and Carly Fugett (1st doubles)

All-Area First Team
Lydia Bice (singles)
Olivia Boch (singles)
Morgan Summons and Carly Fugett (doubles)

All-Area Second Team
Lanie Sorg (singles)

All-Area Honorable Mention
Esther Labya and Valerie Dranchak (doubles)

Women's Volleyball

Record: 9-13
The women's volleyball team finished third overall in the GCL North and had a tough loss in the first round of their post-season tournament. The team had big wins this season including against Oakwood in five sets, Butler in five sets, and at Carroll. 

Post-Season Honors
All-GCL First Team
Emma Schaefer

All-GCL Second Team
Lydia Metallinos
Ayanna Williams

All-District 15 Second Team
Emma Schaefer

All-District 15 Honorable Mention
Lydia Metallinos
Ayanna Williams

Posted November 22, 2017