2019 Spring Sports Recap

The Eagles spring sports season ended with two groups being named state champions. Read more to see how each team did on the diamond, field, court, and track this spring.

Baseball
Record: 27-2 (GCL: 11-1)
The Eagles baseball team became only the ninth team in OHSAA history to earn back-to-back state championships in the sport. On their road to state, the Eagles were named GCL, district and regional champions. They also finished the year ranked first in Division II by Max Preps.
“Our pitching staff threw 26 complete games and only allowed 41 runs (1.41 per game),” noted head coach Mike Barhorst ‘85. “We struck out 223 and only walked 49 (4.6 K’s per walk). We finished with 23 straight wins.”
Barhorst also said AJ Solomon set a new school record for stolen bases (29) and pitcher Nick Wissman, who finished 11-0, and the second most wins in a season in school history. This season also marked the last for Barhorst, who announced his retirement earlier in the year.

Post-Season Honors
GCL North Player of the Year
Nick Wissman

GCL Coach of the Year
Mike Barhorst

First Team All-GCL
Sebastian Gongora
Andrew Simones
AJ Solomon
Nick Wissman

Second Team All-GCL
Jake Hieatt
Jack Huffman
Elliot Seelig
Dylan Snyder

                   
All-Area Player of the Year
Nick Wissman

Div II All-Area Coach of the Year
Mike Barhorst

First Team All-Area
Sebastian Gongora
Andrew Simones
Nick Wissman

Second Team All-Area
Jake Hieatt
Jack Huffman
Dylan Snyder
AJ Solomon

                          
Mizuno All-Ohio
Nick Wissman

Men’s Lacrosse
Record: 9-10
“The overall wins this season surpassed the previous three seasons combined,” shared new head coach Jason Dembiczak. “Overall we had a very competitive season and saw significant improvement across the board in nearly every statistical category.” The team had two players in the top five in the region for points (Pasquale Cristiano and Drew Lehmann) and ground balls (Ben Hanlin and Nolan Kimball).

Post-Season Honors
Second Team All-Region - Faceoffs
Pasquale Cristiano

Honorable Mention All-Region - Attack
Pasquale Cristiano

Honorable Mention All-Region - LSM
Ben Hanlin

Women’s Lacrosse 
Record: 10-8 (JV 9-7)
“This was our highest win record yet,” said head coach Danielle Cash. “The seniors this past year were the biggest motivators for the team to do well and they will be very missed. We also have a lot of young talent moving up this next year who will hopefully keep this seasons momentum going.”

Post-Season Honors
Second Team All-Region
Brooke House
Greta Spees

Honorable Mention All-Region
Abby Rau

Academic All-American
Rachel Stefan

Team Awards
MVP Offense - Brook House
MVP Defense - Abby Rau
MVP Overall - Greta Spees

Softball
Record: 14-7 (GCL 7-6)
Highlights for the softball team this season included defeating Alter and Carroll twice. Additionally, pitcher Carly Fugett ‘19 secured her 500th strikeout along with pitching a perfect game this season.

Post-Season Honors
GCL North Co-Player of the Year
Carly Fugett

First Team All-GCL
Natalie Bates
Carly Fugett
Sarah Menker

Second Team All-GCL
Courtney Ayers Mcclinton
Maddie Frasure
Tania Moody

Southwest District All-Area
Carly Fugett

Men’s Tennis  
Record: 12-8
The Eagles tennis team placed second in the GCL this season. Head coach Jim Brooks said highlights included defeating Alter, Carroll, and winning the CJ Invitational against Butler, Northmont and Miamisburg. The doubles of Will Marshall/Sam Kohls and Joe Allaire/Connor Kocur finished third and fourth in the sectional tournament respectively and advanced to the district tournament at Kings Island.

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

Second Team All-GCL
Joe Allaire/John Muhl (doubles)

Second Team All-Area
Sam Kohls (singles)
Joe Allaire/John Muhl (doubles)

Third Team All-Area
Will Marshall (singles)

Track and Field
More than a dozen school and meet records were broken by the men’s and women’s track and field teams this season. Both teams placed second in the GCL conference meet and the women’s team won the district competition. 12 athletes represented the teams at the state tournament and the women’s 4x100 relay consisting of Imani Wortham, Jadyn Haywood, Jazmyn Potts and Meyah Haywood placed first in the state with a time of 47.89. Several other athletes and relays placed in the top five at the state tournament as well including women's 4x200 (2nd place), Jazmyn Potts (300 hurdles, 2nd place), men's 4x100 (3rd place), Calvin Hatcher (200 dash, 2nd place and 100 dash, 5th place) and Jesse Kahmann (seated shot put - 5th place)

Post-Season Honors
GCL Running Events Player of the Year
Jazmyn Potts

GCL Coach of the Year
Jerry Puckett

First Team All-GCL
Jadyn Haywood (100 meter dash)
Jazmyn Potts (200 meter dash)
Madison Meixner (1600 meter run)
Jazmyn Potts (100 meter high hurdles)
Jazmyn Potts (300 IM hurdles)
Imani Wortham, Jadyn Haywood, Jayda Grant, Meyah Haywood (4x100 relay)
Jazmyn Potts, Jayda Grant, Julia DiLoreto, Meyah Haywood (4x200 relay)
Madison Meixner, Amber Peaslee, Lucy Zelinski, Carolyn Marshall  (4x800 relay)

Second Team All-GCL
Imani Wortham (100 meter dash)

Men’s Volleyball 
Record: 16-8
“For the second year in a row, we swept the GCL South CoEd schools (Badin, McNick, Roger Bacon and Purcell),” said head coach Megan Marrinan ‘98. “We had a total of 33 players in the program with successful seasons for all three teams (Varsity, JV-A & JV-B). Also, seven of our 10 varsity players were Scholar Athlete Winners through the Ohio Boys Scholastic Volleyball Coaches Association. This award is for players with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. The team was also awarded the team award for having an average team GPA of 3.764.”

Post-Season Honors
First Team All-GCL
Andrew Barnes
AJ Murray

Second Team All-GCL
Eric Miller

First Team All-Region
Andrew Barnes

Second Team All-Region
AJ Murray

Honorable Mention All-Region
Eric Miller

Second Team All-State
Andrew Barnes

Posted July 4, 2019

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