Update: On Saturday, October 17, the women's golf team placed third in the DII state tournament. The team score was a 698, the fourth lowest score in CJ women's golf history. Individually, Ellie Cronin '16 placed third overall in the tournament.
On Friday, October 16, Kelly Pleiman lost 6-2; 6-1 to the defending state champion. Congratulations on a great season Kelly and the women's golf team!
Road to State
Excitement filled the air as the women's golf team and a member of the women's tennis team participated in the traditional Walk to State on Thursday, October 15.
"I'm really excited to get the experience of state for my fourth year," shared golfer Ellie Cronin '16. "It is truly something special."
Cronin along with Colleen Wagoner '16, Lizzi Yeazel '16, Sara Sue Bowman '17 and Aryana Sutton '18 will represent CJ in the DII women's golf state tournament at the Ohio State University on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17. This is the seventh straight year for the women's golf team to qualify for the state tournament.
"I'm excited for this competition because I think we have a really good chance of winning this year," said Wagoner.
"I think we can get the big win," echoed golfer Sarah Olszewski '16.
The women's golf team finished fourth in the 2014 state tournament. The team has placed in the top 10 every year they went to state, including winning the tournament in 2011.
Tennis player Kelly Pleiman '17 is returning to state for the second year in a row. She will play on Friday at the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Center in Cincinnati.
"I am probably most excited about playing on the courts at the ATP," Pleiman said.
Tennis Coach Jim Brooks said Pleiman helped lead the team this season to the top ranking in the area and to the #4 ranking in the state.
"I think how everyone on the team rose to the challenges that were presented each match, as they got tougher, made the season really memorable and fun," expressed Pleiman.
For the women's golf team, the regular season ended with a 22-2 record and first place finishes in the conference, sectional and district tournaments.
"I'm really going to miss having such a great team," said Cronin. "Most teams haven't had their team go to state seven years in a row."
"God has blessed me with such a wonderful team, and I am so thankful for our coaches and our families," Yeazel shared.
This week, Yeazel signed her letter of intent to play golf at St. Mary of-the-Woods College. While the other senior golf members have not made commitments, many are also considering playing golf in college.
"I would love to, but I'm not sure yet," shared Olszewski.
Wagoner said, "I want to play for college, but we'll see."
Watch below to see the Walk to State!