2018 Spring Sports Season In Review

The 2018 spring sports season was filled with exciting accomplishments and victories from all teams, including a state tournament win from Eagles baseball. Learn more about each team’s season highlights:

Baseball
Record: 24-5 (12-2 in GCL)
Winning the state championship was the crowning achievement of a historic season for Eagles baseball. Prior to their return to Columbus, the Eagles were named GCL champions for the second year in a row. The team was also named division and regional champs before facing Tallmadge High School in the state semi-finals. The Eagles defeated that team to then face #1 ranked Wapakoneta in the state championship. With a come from behind victory, the Eagles won their second state baseball championship in school history, with a score of 3-1.

“We clearly proved we were the number one team in the state after that run,” shared head coach Mike Barhorst. ‘85.

Post Season Honors
GCL Player of the Year
Ryan Pletier

GCL Coach of the Year
Mike Barhorst

All-GCL First Team
Sebastian Gongora
Ryan Peltier
Andrew Simones
Nick Wissman

All-GCL Second Team
David Ernst
Jack Huffman
AJ Solomon
Ben Thomas

All-Area First Team
Ryan Peltier

All-Area Second Team
Andrew Simones

All-Area Honorable Mention
Sebastian Gongora

PBR All-State First Team
Ryan Peltier
Nick Wissman

PBR All-State Second Team
Sebastian Gongora

PBR All-State Honorable Mention
Andrew Simones

PBR Coach of the Year
Mike Barhorst

CJ Team Awards
Most Outstanding Player - Ryan Peltier
Offensive Player of the Year - Andrew Simones
Co-Pitcher of the Year - Nick Wissman
Co-Pitcher of the Year - Sebastian Gongora

Men’s Lacrosse
“In the second year of the program, the Eagles saw a lot of youth gain valuable experience, many freshmen played in big roles on the varsity level,” said head coach Ricky Redinger. “After suffering some heartbreaking losses and taking on several of the elite teams in the state of Ohio, we broke through in the last week of the season by gaining our first win of the season, avenging a loss to Xenia from earlier in the year and beating them 8-3 in Roger Glass Stadium. The season came to an end after a noble effort against GCL rival Alter. The program is in a great spot for the future and I am excited to see how much this group of freshmen can accomplish the next three years. Will Slaybaugh was a captain who led the team in goals, while J’Lyn Lindsey was the anchor of a young defense.” 

Post Season Honors
Ohio All-Region Team
J’Lyn Lindsey
Will Slaybaugh

Women’s Lacrosse
Record: 10-10 (varsity) and 10-5-2 (JV)
The women’s lacrosse team had their first shut-out in team history against McNicholas this season shared head coach Danielle Cash.

“We also defeated Fenwick for the first time and went to the second round of the state tournament since 2014. Brooke House is the new record holder for number of goals in one season (67), Rachel Stefan tied her sister, Megan's, team record for most assists in the season (21) and we had one signing - Madie Denman to Transylvania University.

“Three freshmen, who were on JV, earned varsity letters for playing up when varsity was short - Mia Andrews Pope, Maddy Richardson, and Rebecca Weinel,” Cash continued.

Post Season Honors
Ohio School Girls Lacrosse Association Second Team All-Region
Brooke House
Greta Spees

Ohio School Girls Lacrosse Association Honorable Mention All-Region
Rhiannan Beall

All Academic Americans in Southern Ohio
Rachel Stefan

CJ Team Awards
MVP Offense - Brooke House
MVP Defense - Rhiannon Beall
Most Improved - Rachel Stefan  
Most Groundballs - Anna Duggan
Most Interceptions and Turnovers - Greta Spees
Most Goals - Brooke House
Most Assists - Rachel Stefan

Softball
Record: 7-15
The softball team finished third in the GCL north. Highlights from the season included defeating Alter both home and away. 

Post Season Honors
All-GCL First Team
Alex Camp
Carly Fugett

All-GCL Second Team
Courtney Ayers McClinton
Natalie Northern

All-Southwest District Team
Carly Fugett

Men’s Tennis
The Eagles finished third overall for men’s tennis in the GCL. The team defeated GCL opponents Badin, McNicholas and Carroll this season.

Post Season Honors
All-GCL First Team
Sam Kohls (singles)

All-GCL Second Team
Will Marshall (singles)

Men’s & Women’s Track & Field
“We had a great year,” reflected head coach Jerry Puckett.” 18 students qualified for the state competition in relays and individual races. The results were: 

  • Jazmyn Potts: 2nd in the 100 high hurdles
  • Calvin Hatcher: 7th in the 100 dash
  • Women's 4x200: 7th overall
  • Men's 4x200: 5th overall
  • Men's 4x100: 7th overall
  • Jesse Kahmann: 5th in the seated shot

“Most of our athletes are young and will be back next year,” Puckett added.

Post Season Honors
All-GCL First Team
Calvin Hatcher (100 meter dash)
Terrence Robinson, Isiah Dickerson, Deondre Jamison, Calvin Hatcher (400 meter relay)
Donnie Stevenson, Calvin Hatcher, Jance Peters, Preston Grant (800 meter relay)

All-GCL Second Team
Donnie Stevenson (200 meter dash)
Preston Grant (400 meter dash)
Donnie Stevenson, Cory Henry, Jance Peters, Preston Grant (1600 meter relay)
Eugene Gray (discus)

Men’s Volleyball
Record (15-8)
The Eagles, which sported three teams this year (JV-B, JV-A, and varsity) swept all of the Cincinnati co-ed schools (Badin, McNicholas, Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon) this season.  Senior Chase Hoffman recorded 1000 career digs by the end of the season.

Post Season Honors 
All-GCL First Team
Chase Hoffman
Alex Mayer

All-GCL Second Team
AJ Murray

All-Region First Team
Chase Hoffman

All-Region Second Team
Alex Mayer
AJ Murray

All-State Honorable Mention
Chase Hoffman
AJ Murray

“Nine out of 12 varsity players received an Academic All Ohio Award for having a GPA of 3.5 or above,” added head coach Megan Marrinan. “The varsity team also won the Academic All Ohio Team Award for having an average team GPA of 3.758.”

Posted June 28, 2018

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