Athletics

ATTENTION: IN REGARDS TO THE 2020 FALL ATHLETIC SEASON;

THERE IS NO GENERAL PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT THIS YEAR’S

HOME SOCCER & FOOTBALL GAMES

 

We are pleased to have our student-athletes back and competing together, but we will need the support and cooperation of everyone to ensure that our fall sports team continue competing into October and November.

 

Due to efforts to fight the ongoing pandemic, the State of Ohio and Governor Mike Dewine have mandated that attendance at any athletic event be capped at 15% of venue capacity for both home and away fans. But St. Charles has decided to add an additional safety stipulation to its attendance policy: ONLY members of the FAMILIES of the athletes from both teams will be permitted to attend games this fall. There will be NO TICKETS SOLD to the general public.

 

You will NOT be able to walk up and purchase a ticket this year at Walt Plank Field. Tickets can only be purchased online before games by family members of the student-athletes competing in that contest.

          Please click HERE if you are a family member

wishing to purchase a game ticket.

 

As a reminder to the families of our athletes, state mandates prohibit temporary seating of any kind (such as additional chairs or lawn seating). Additionally, congregations in and around our athletic facilities are not permitted before or after the contests.

 

Games will be cancelled or shut down in the event that attendees do not adhere to these and all State of Ohio safety protocols such as the 15% capacity limit, social distancing and wearing of masks.

 

In addition, violation of the governor’s order comes with the potential for misdemeanor charges, jail time and monetary fines for both a lack of enforcement and for those who violate the order.

We hope you are understanding of this policy as we ask for your help and cooperation in adhering to these guidelines because it is the right thing to do and allows our athletic teams continue to play.

 

Our number one priority is the safety of our players, coaches, officials, and spectators. Please keep the opportunity for our student-athletes to have a season at the forefront by following the guidelines set forth by our state leaders and local health department. Thank you for your cooperation!

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.

Great Things Our Student Are Involved In

and Achieved To Date This Year!

Due to extraordinary circumstances surrounding the outbreak and battling of the Coronavirus, the Winter athletic seasons were suspended and have subsequently been cancelled and the spring season suspended for the moment. Upon returning to school in May (?), we will post the final results from our winter team sports, including basketball, wrestling, bowling, swimming and hockey.

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).

Here, with the trophy are (Front row, from left): Jack Simone ’20 (Lakeview Jr. High School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish),        Chris Edwards ’20 (St. Mary School-Lancaster, St. Mary Parish-Lancaster), STATE TROPHY, Thomas Lennox ’20 (Columbus Academy, Church of the Resurrection Parish), Seth Miller ’20 (St. Brigid of Kildare School, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish) and Ryan Seidt ’20 (St. Pius X School, St. Philip Parish); Second Row, from left — Coach Maura Moore, Donnie Richardson ’21 (Indianola Informal School), Travis Miller ’20 (Bexley Middle School), Sawyer Davidson ’20 (Bexley Middle School, St. Catharine Parish), Alex Nash ’20 (Olentangy Hyatt Middle School, St. Joan of Arc Parish), Andrei Proca ’20 (Worthington HS) and Head Coach Geoff Gear; Third Row, from left — Adam Edwards ’21 (Kilbourne Middle School, St. Peter Parish), Matthew Kravitz ’21 (St. Catharine School, St. Catharine Parish), Wil Borchers ’21 (Lakeview Jr. High School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish), Austin Grzybicki ’21 (Pioneer Heritage Middle School, St. Catharine Parish), Lukas Rakowsky ’21 (Village Academy, St. Joan of Arc Parish), Gabe Nervez ’22 (Canal Winchester Middle School, St. John XXIII Parish), Sean Noonan ’21 (St. Cecilia School, St. Cecilia Parish), Will Elsrod ’21 (Olentangy Hyatt Middle School) and Jackson Baird ’21 (St. Agatha School, St. Agatha Parish); Fourth Row, from left — Nolan Weger ’22 (St. Paul School, St. Paul Parish), Ryan Alfred ’22 (Ohio Virtual Academy, St. Elizabeth Parish), Spencer Aurnou-Rhees ’22 (St. Joseph Montessori, St. Catharine Parish), Yadu Mangray ’21, Quinn Moore ’22 (Immaculate Conception School, Immaculate Conception Parish), Aiden Miller ’22 (St. Timothy School) and Adam Fellows ’22 (St. Joseph Montessori); Fifth Row, from left — Andrew Carter ’23 (St. Matthew School, St. Matthew Parish), Jack Price ’23 (St. Matthew School, St. Matthew Parish), Alden Jordan ’23 (St. Matthew School, Church Of The Resurrection Parish), Jack Keller ’23 (St. Timothy School, St. Peter Parish), Jack Ryan ’23 (St. Andrew School, St. Andrew Parish), Conner Lofthouse ’23 (St. Paul School, St. Paul Parish), Danny Richardson ’23 (Indianola Informal), Peter Hou ’23 (Phoenix Middle School), Jackson Miracle ’23 (St. Matthew School, St. Matthew Parish) and Matthew Schmidt ’23 (St. Michael School, St. Michael Parish).

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018-2019 School Year

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

(From left)

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