Hoendorf Commits to Play Baseball at Findlay

On Tuesday, May 31, Stephen Hoendorf '16 became the latest graduate to commit to playing a sport in college.

Hoendorf will play baseball for the University of Findlay and study physical therapy at the university.

"I am really excited to be a part of a young but growing team," Hoendorf shared. "I hope to make a great impact on the team."

Hoendorf was a four-year varsity player for the Eagles. His first two years he played first and third base. He moved into the full-time catcher position is last two seasons. Some of the baseball honors Hoendorf received during his four years at CJ included:

  • Team Captain (2015, 2016)
  • First Team All-GCL North (2014. 2015, 2016)
  • Second Team All-Area First Base (2014)
  • First Team All-Area Catcher (2016)
  • Prep Baseball Report Preseason All-State Catcher
  • Mizuno All-Ohio (2016)
  • Ohio Baseball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-State (2016)

"Stephen has a bright future in college," Eagles Head Coach Mike Barhorst said. "He has the tools to catch and hit at the college level. He also has the determination and work ethic to succeed. He is a great teammate and team player. He will be sorely missed by the coaching staff at CJ."

"I will miss the championship legacy I think I've helped bring to CJ," Hoendorf reflected. "I will miss all the coaches because they all have really helped me become the player I am today. But most of all, I will miss all the great teammates and friends I have made in my high school career. I couldn't have asked for a better place to call my home than Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School."

Posted June 8, 2016