Congratulations to CAL senior athletes, Jonathan Allen, Aaron Blake, KC Purvis, Clara Lynch, Michael Lagestee, Anteneh Thompson, Jake Paulson, Olivia Ashby, Allie Grace Joyner, Laurel Dortch and Taylor Curran who all signed letters of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 1 to play at the collegiate level.
The signing ceremony was opened in prayer by assistant principal, Robbie Brown. CAL Director of Athletics, Brad Morgan, emceed the ceremony and offered congratulations on behalf of the school and athletic department.
“It takes tremendous time and hard work to reach this point,” said AD Morgan. “Only 5% of high school athletes will play in college. God has blessed Christian Academy with not only tremendous athletes, but Godly young men and women. We are extremely proud of all of you.”
Each athlete was recognized by their coach who shared past accomplishments and struggles to get to this day. Parents shared stories about years of playing their sport, while the athletes thanked parents, teammates, coaches and friends for their support. Many of them acknowledged the time and commitment by their parents to get them to this level.
“Even though each of you are moving on from Christian Academy, we want you to know that you will always be a part of the CAL family. We will be praying for you and following your careers. I want to challenge each of you to be a light for Jesus on your campus,” said AD Morgan.
The ceremony concluded with all 11 athletes officially signing their letters of intent. CAL student athletes signed with the following schools:
Aaron Blake, baseball Spalding University
Jonathan Allen, baseball Wabash Valley College
KC Purvis, basketball Centre College
Clara Lynch, cross country Liberty University
Michael Lagestee, football Centre College
Anteneh Thompson, football Lindsey Wilson College
Jake Paulson, football University of Minnesota
Olivia Ashby, soccer Georgetown College
Allie Grace Joyner, field hockey Miami University (OH)
Laurel Dortch, field hockey Miami University (OH)
Taylor Curran, field hockey Miami University (OH)
In the fall, 7 CAL athletes signed to play at the college level. The final signing ceremony for the 2016-17 school year will be held on Wednesday, April 19th.