Chaminade Alumni Enter the NFL

Two Chaminade alumni, Brad Kaaya ’14 and Terrell Newby ’13, moved on from their university careers to the National Football League in 2017. Kaaya was selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Detroit Lions. He is the first Chaminade alumnus to be drafted by an NFL team.  Newby signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings.

After graduating from Chaminade in 2013, Newby attended the University of Nebraska, where he played running back for the Huskers. During his junior and senior seasons, Newby was Nebraska’s leading rusher. He appeared in 52 career games, and received the following honors and awards: Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2016), Doak Walker Award Watch List (2016), Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Southern Miss, 2015), Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015), and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015).

As a junior at the University of Miami, Kaaya declared for the 2017 draft as an underclassman. He started as quarterback for the Hurricanes for three straight seasons, and is the university’s all-time leading passer with 9,968 passing yards, 720 completions, and 1,188 attempts. Kaaya earned the Russell Athletic Bowl MVP in a victory over West Virginia during the 2016 season.

Both Newby and Kaaya played football for Chaminade under Head Coach, Ed Croson. In 2012 (Newby’s senior season), the Eagles won its first outright Mission League football championship title since 2006. The following year the Eagles won the 2013 CIF State Division II championship with Kaaya as quarterback. This was the first time in school history Chaminade won a state football championship.

Five Eagles Sign National Letters of Intent

On National Signing Day, five Chaminade College Preparatory student athletes signed a National Letter of Intent. Four of the seniors play football, and one plays soccer.

  • Kyle Bilchik – University of San Diego
  • Jackson Parks – San Jose State University
  • Jahlil Pinkett – Northern Arizona University
  • Isaiah Richardson – San Diego State University
  • Lily Nabet – Duke University

Eagles Defeat Knights

Chaminade C -on white- Eagles V2Chaminade football has another  victory under its belt after a 31-14 home win over Notre Dame.  The win puts the Eagles in second place in the Mission League, and improves their overall season record to 6-2.

Next Friday October 28, Chaminade travels to La Puente to face Bishop Amat. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m.

Mission League Win for Chaminade Over Alemany

Photo by Michael Owen Baker/Los angles Daily News

One week after a decisive Homecoming victory, Chaminade football faced Alemany in an away game. The Eagles came away from their Mission League match-up with a 28-14 win.

Chaminade is now 5-2 overall, and 2-1 in their league. The Eagles return home for a game against Notre Dame. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m., at Booster Stadium on the West Hills campus.

Homecoming Victory for the Eagles

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photo by: Christopher Mora

After a bye week, the Chaminade Eagles hosted the Loyola Cubs at Booster Stadium for Homecoming. On its first offensive possession of the game, the Eagles scored a touchdown with eight minutes remaining in the first quarter. At halftime, the score was 35-0, Eagles.

Chaminade improved to 4-2 with its 42-0 Mission League win over Loyola. Next up for the Eagles is an away game against the Alemany Warriors. Kick off at 7:00 p.m.

In addition to the victory, festivities included spirit activities and rallies for students at both campuses throughout the week. Theses events culminated in the crowning of a Homecoming King and Queen, Lawrence Hwang ’17 and Catherine Dauw ’17.img_9876

Homecoming was also Reunion Weekend for Chaminade alumni from the Classes of 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, and 1996 (the Classes of 1956 and 2006 celebrated their reunions earlier this year). Class parties were held on Saturday evening, but Reunion Weekend started with the football game on Friday night. Before the game began, Golden Eagles (alumni who graduated from Chaminade 50 or more years ago) stood on the Deep Blue C and were introduced to the crowd. Alumni from all years gathered in the end zone to cheer on their football team and catch-up.

Golden Eagles

Golden Eagles