Athletics

St. Charles Athletics

At St. Charles, education extends outside of the classroom door. Studies show that students who participate in athletics and other co-curricular activities have higher grade point averages, better attendance, lower dropout rates, fewer disciplinary problems, higher graduation rates, and better success in college than non-participants.

While scholarship is and must always be the primary aim of a college preparatory education, such qualities as dependability, loyalty, initiative, leadership and cooperation are integral attributes of a truly educated man. Moreover, special abilities and talents, if developed, are important and useful assets to the student and the common good. Student organizations and athletic participation offer a wide range of activities for such development.

Water Polo Team 2019 State Champions!

Congratulations to the St. Charles water polo team which won its second consecutive state championship by edging Upper Arlington 9-8 in the state final Oct. 26 at Mason. The water polo team finished 43-5 on the year and has not lost to an Ohio program since 2017. In the title game, Thomas Lennox scored six goals and Travis Miller scored two for the top-seeded Cardinals, who went 3-0 in the 14-team state tournament and finished the season 42-5. St. Charles defeated 11th-seeded Milford 19-7 in its state opener and sixth-seeded Cincinnati Princeton 24-5 in a state semifinal.

St. Charles won its fifth state championship last fall, defeating Cincinnati Sycamore 17-6 to finish 38-3. It was the first state title since 2014 for Cardinals, who also won championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Individual Honorees: State Player of the year: Thomas Lennox ’20 (Columbus Academy, Church of the Resurrection Parish); 1st Team All-State: Lennox, Seth Miller ’20 (St. Brigid of Kildare School, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish) and Chris Edwards ’20 (St. Mary School –Lancaster, St. Mary Parish – Lancaster).

 

Soccer Team Wins 2019 District Championship

The Cardinal Soccer Team earned its 7th Central Catholic League title in 9 years on its way to its 3rd District Title in 4 years.

In the tournament, they defeated Groveport 1-0 in the district semifinals and New Albany 3-0in the District Finals. The team’s season came to a close when it lost to Worthington Kilbourne 1-0 in a Division I regional semifinal,  playing a man down from the last 18 minutes of the first half throughout the rest of the contest.  (Oct. 30  at Westerville Central).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Seniors Continuing Athletic Careers in College

Those seniors who will be “on the field” next year in college are: (Front from left) Austin Schmitt (New Albany Middle School, Church of the Resurrection Parish) playing soccer at Ohio Wesleyan University; Ethan Marshall (St. Agatha School, St. Catharine Parish) playing soccer at Ohio Wesleyan University; Kevin Macias (St. Paul School, St. Paul Parish) playing soccer at Ohio Wesleyan University;

Owen Sullivan (St. Brigid of Kildare School, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish) playing soccer at The Ohio State University; Christian Buendia (Our Lady of Perpetual Help School,  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish) playing soccer at  St. Louis University and Peter Griffith (Our Lady of Peace School,  Our Lady of Peace Parish) playing football at Mount Union College;

(Second row, from left) Zachary Lowis (St. Paul School, St. Paul Parish) playing lacrosse at Lindenwood University; David “Max” Lyski (Wellington) playing lacrosse at Colorado College; Aidan Rice (Dominion Middle School) playing baseball at the College of Mount St. Vincent; Marvin Moore (Lakeview Jr. High School) playing football at Marietta College; Andrew Edwards (St. Mary School – Lancaster, St. Mary Parish – Lancaster) playing water polo at Washington & Jefferson College and  Andrew Williams ( St. Matthew School, St. Matthew Parish) playing football at Otterbein University;

(Third row, from left) Dylan Shuster (New Albany Middle School, Church of the Resurrection Parish) playing lacrosse at the University of Lynchburg; Karson Burkey (Ridgeview Jr. High School, St. John XXIII Parish) playing lacrosse at Cleveland State University; Nicholas Welch (Columbus Academy) playing basketball at John Carroll University; Nathan Lancia (St. Cecilia School, St. Cecilia Parish) playing volleyball at Stevens Institute of Technology and Craig Hammon (St. Brendan School, St. Brendan Parish) who will row at Drexel University;

(Top row, from left) Jonathan Sugar (St. Agatha School, St. Agatha Parish) who will swim at The Ohio State University; Andrew Donley (St. Pius X School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish) playing soccer at Florida International University; Justin Efebera (Our Lady of Peace School) running track at Missouri and Alexander McLane (St. Timothy School) playing volleyball at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

 

2018-2019 School Year

To view a listing of the 2019 St. Charles Summer Athletic Camps ( All Completed For Year), with links to camp brochures, please click HERE.

 

Fall 2018-2019 of Intent Signees

Three St. Charles seniors took part in the year’s first official “Letter of Intent” signing day in the school’s Holy Angels Library on Wednesday, November 14th.

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Christian Buendia ’19 (Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish), son of Francisco and Michelle Buendia of Grove City, will attend St. Louis University where he will also play soccer;

Karson Burkey ’19 (Ridgeview Jr. High School, St. John XXIII Parish), son of  Jason and Heidi Burkey of Pickerington, will attend Cleveland State University where he will also play lacrosse;

Owen Sullivan ’19 (St. Brigid of Kildare School, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish), son of Kevin and Kerry Sullivan of Dublin, will attend The Ohio State University where he will also play soccer.

Congratulations Gentlemen and continued successes!

Spring 2017-2018 : Going on to play in College

2018 Graduates Continuing Athletic Careers in College

(Above)  Those seniors who will be “on the field” next year in college are: Front row, from left — Keaton Doon (Olentangy Liberty Middle School, St. Joan of Arc Parish), son of Keary  ’93 and Kelli Doon of Powell, is attending Nazareth College where he will play also play Lacrosse; Beck French (Olentangy Hyatt Middle School, St. Joan of Arc Parish), son of Michael and Theresa French of Powell, is attending Colby College where he will also play Lacrosse; Jackson Dabek (St. Brigid of Kildare School, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish), son of Dariusz and Angelica Dabek of Dublin, is attending the U.S. Naval Academy where he will also play tennis; Paul Hensley II, (St. Joseph Montessori), son of Paul ’87 and Jeri Hensley of New Albany, is attending Otterbein College where he will also play soccer; Second row, from left — Maxwell Elliott (John Sells Middle School, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish), son of Matt and Kristin Elliott of Dublin, is attending Haverford College where he will also play lacrosse; Clayton Anderson (St. Paul School, St. Paul Parish), son of Robert and Patricia Anderson of Westerville, is attending John Carroll University where he will also play baseball and football; Kevin Gallagher (St. Pius X School, St. Pius X Parish), son of Vincent and Julie Gallagher of Columbus, is attending Benedictine University where he is also playing volleyball; Zachary Schmitt (New Albany Middle School, Church of the Resurrection Parish), son of Stephen ’18 and Grace Schmitt of New Albany, is attending the University of Dubuque where he will also play soccer; Michael Gutman (St. Paul School, St. Paul Parish), son of Matthew and Amy Gutman of Westerville, is attending Mercyhurst College where he will also play on the water polo team; Third row, from left — Jacob Kiger (Holy Spirit School, St. Mary Groveport Parish), son of Andrew and Christa Kiger of Groveport, is attending Bluffton University where he is also playing soccer; Grant Shepardson (St. Andrew School, St. Andrew Parish), son of Robert and Cathleen Shepardson of Columbus, is attending Wittenberg University where he will run on the track team; Will Morrison (Joyce Kilmer Middle School), son of Robert and J. Lori Morrison of New Albany, is attending Centre College where he will also play lacrosse; Patrick Pema (Cypress Christian School), son of Robert and Colleen Pema of Bexley, is attending Emory University where he plans to swim; Machol Bol (Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish), son of Justin B. Maker and Foub G. Mourtat of Columbus, is attending Akron Wayne College where he also plans to play basketball; Keaton Stankowski (New Albany Middle School, Church of the Resurrection Parish), son of Marquette and Geraldine Stankowski of New Albany, is attending Case Western Reserve where he plans to play baseball; Not included in this photo: Jack Kozlowski (St. Andrew School, St. Andrew parish), son of Michael and Rebecca Kozlowski of Columbus, is attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he also plans to play golf; Keagan Younkin (Olentangy Shanahan Middle School, St. Mary Delaware Parish), son of Brian Younkin and Shelly Younkin of Delaware, is attending Bowling Green University where he also plans to play golf.

(Above) Four seniors from Columbus St. Charles Preparatory School announced their plans to play college athletics next year during the year’s initial “college signing day” on November 8, 2017. They are  (from left) Keaton Doon (Nazareth College; Lacrosse);Max Elliott (Haverford College, Lacrosse);Keegan Younkin (Bowling Green University; Golf) and Will Morrison (Centre College; Lacrosse).

To view the  St. Charles Athletic Camp Schedule and Brochures for the Summer of 2018, please click HERE