photo: Deborah Kananen
For the first time in school history, Chaminade College Preparatory’s Equestrian team has won the Interscholastic Equestrian League (IEL). Specifically, they are the Overall High-Point School Team Champion, which is the equestrian equivalent to a CIF championship.
Chaminade’s team of 15 riders (from both the middle school and high school) defeated 80 schools, and a total of 400 riders to win the IEL. In addition, the team won:
- High-Point Novice Team Reserve
- High-Point Freshman Team Champion
Individual riders were recognized in Freshman award categories:
- Charlotte Holtke ’23: Freshman Hunter Third Place
- Chloe Costell ’22: Freshman Equitation Reserve
- Grace Carson ’21: Freshman Equitation Third Place
- Raylee Gennaro ’19: Freshman Dressage/First Level Reserve
Maddie Khoury ’18, Samantha Abbinanti’18, and Mirey Kurkcuoglu ’18
Maddie Khoury ’18, Samantha Abbinanti ’18, and Mirey Kurkcuoglu ’18 signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, April 11.
Khoury will swim for Willamette University in Oregon, Abbinanti will play field hockey for Marywood University in Pennsylvania, and Kurkcuoglu will join the equestrian team at Delaware State University.
Eagle fans have more Girls’ Basketball to cheer for this week. Chaminade College Preparatory faces Granada Hills Charter High School in round one of the CIF State Division 1 Girls’ Basketball regional playoffs on Wednesday, March 7.
The game will tip off at 7:00 p.m., at Granada Hills Charter High School. Tickets are $9 per adult, and $5 per student/child.
photo by: Chaminade Wrestling
At the two-day CIF State Boys Wrestling Championship in Bakersfield, Chaminade College Preparatory’s Erich Osteen ’19 finished in 5th place (220-pounds). It was a successful end to the junior’s wrestling season.
To qualify for States, Osteen also competed at the CIF-SS Masters Meet, where he finished in 3rd. Osteen previously qualified for Masters during the CIF-SS Boys Individual Championships; there he won the 220-pound division. He is no stranger to post-season wrestling. As a sophomore, Osteen finished in 6th place at Masters, which qualified him for States. At the State championship, he made it to the 5th round.
photo by: Chaminade Student Activities (high school)
With 45 seconds left on the game clock, Chaminade’s Girls’ Basketball team was down 41-44 in their CIF Division 1 semifinal game against Alemany. The Eagles then went on a 7-0 run and pulled out a 48-44 road victory against the Warriors.
The semifinal win puts Chaminade in the CIF-SS Girls’ Basketball Division 1 championship game. They face West Torrance on Saturday, March 3 at the Felix Event Center (Azusa Pacific University). The championship final tips off at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per student (high school students must have current high school identification).