The Eagles held onto a 28-20 lead through the fourth quarter in their game against Bakersfield High School, and captured their third win of the season. With 26 seconds left on the clock, the Drillers fumbled the ball on the two-yard line. Chaminade recovered and secured the victory in Coach Ed Croson’s hometown of Bakersfield.
Chaminade Football is on the road again next week. On Friday, September 23 they travel to Gardena for their first Mission League match-up of the season against Serra. Kick off is at 7:00 p.m.
In a non-league match-up at home, the Chaminade Eagles defeated the Valencia Vikings, 42-15.
This is the second win of the season for the Varsity team. At halftime, Valencia led by a score of 15-14. The Eagles returned to the game and held the Vikings scoreless for the entire second half.
Next week, Chaminade travels to Bakersfield for a Thursday night game. The September 15 game kicks off at 7:00 p.m.
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.
The Eagle football season has kicked off, and Chaminade won its home opener against St. Bonaventure on Friday night. A 49-7 victory, the game was a decisive win for the Eagles, and puts them at 1-1 for the season.
Next up, Chaminade faces Valenica on Friday, September 9 at home. The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. at Booster Stadium.
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.