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.

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Golden Eagles

Kevin Pillar ’07 Nominated for Clemente Award

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Kevin Pillar ’07 in a March 2016 game (photo: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

Ever wonder if Apostolic Works stays with you once you graduate from Chaminade? The short answer is, “Yes!”

Alumni often reflect back on cherished Chaminade experiences when they meet President Rob Webb, and these stories more often than not include service projects and their impact. As Mr. Webb pointed out in the spring/summer issue of Chaminade Now, “Many alumni say they continue to seek out service opportunities well after they leave Chaminade because helping others continues to profoundly touch their lives.”

Kevin Pillar ’07 is one of those alumni. The Toronto Blue Jays’ center fielder was recently nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the  Major League Baseball (MLB) player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Pillar and his wife, Amanda are active with charitable organizations in Toronto. In addition, Pillar has set-up an MLB Action Team at Chaminade, which will help high school students to “plan and organize volunteer events in and around their schools.”

Read more about Pillar and his nomination on the Toronto Sun website.

Golf Tournament Registration is Open

Golf Invite 2016

Enjoy a day of golf while supporting Chaminade College Preparatory on Monday, September 19, 2016! Proceeds benefit the tuition assistance program, and registration for the 32nd annual Golf Tournament is open and filling up quickly.

This year’s tournament will be held at the Woodland Hills Country Club, and begins with a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. Golfers may register as individuals, a foursome, or as young alumni golfers (Classes 2006 to 2016). Each golfer will receive a day of golf, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks on the course, a cocktail hour, dinner, and a gift bag.

Prices are as follows:

  • Individual golfer: $325 ($350 after September 1)
  • Foursome: $1,200 ($1,300 after September 1)
  • Young alumni golfer (’06 to ’16): $195

For more information on registration, sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please visit the tournament website. Contact the Alumni Office for further assistance with questions by calling (818) 444-1750.

Conor McCullough ’09 Competes in the Olympics

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Conor McCullough ’09 competed in the Olympic Men’s Hammer Throw qualifications this morning and ranked 16th with a throw of 72.88m. He competed against 31 other Olympians, and is the highest ranking Team USA athlete for this event. A full replay of the event is available online. McCullough throws with Group B.

A Gold Medal for Valerie Higgins ’16 at FIBA Americas U18 Championships

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USA U18 Women’s Basketball Team after their gold medal win on July 17, 2016. Photo: USA Basketball

After a 109-62 victory over Canada for Team USA in the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Valdivia, Chile, Valerie Higgins ’16 now has a gold medal to add to her list of accomplishments.

This was the USA U18 women’s eighth straight gold medal in the event. The team has nine gold medals overall.

Higgins had five steals in the title game, and the FIBA Americas U18 Championship was her first appearance on Team USA. She was named to the team in May 2016. In the fall she will attend USC as a freshman guard for Trojans.