May 25th, 2023 | Posted in News

What a spring it has been! We have been blessed with some amazing individual and team performances this season and Saints Pride is at an all-time high! Here are some recaps and updates: 

Baseball: Baseball finished the regular season as the # 3 seed. As we know there is, “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” At this time, our amazing 2022-2023 athletic season has come to an end. What a year it was and we are so blessed by our growth, accomplishments, and the opportunity to participate in athletics. Our last team standing was our baseball team. For the first time ever, our conference had a double-elimination tournament that took place over 10 days. The boys battled and ultimately had to win 4 games in 6 days to have the opportunity to compete in the championship. They took on the #1 seed Key in a marathon 4-hour slugfest and won 11-4 to force a second game. With highs come lows, and the boys fell in the final game. It was not without a valiant effort and we are so proud of their season.

Boys’ Lacrosse: The Boys’ Lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker in the semifinals, 14-9 to St. John’s Catholic Prep. This team also finished the regular season as the #3 seed and battled every single game. The program has grown immensely and we are excited about their future. Thank you to the Class of 23, who has been instrumental in the growth of this program. They will be back!

Girls’ Lacrosse: Girls’ Lacrosse finished an UNDEFEATED season with a championship win over Catholic 17-9! They were ranked #1 during the season and played so well together as a team. The championship game was a tight battle until the Saints broke it open in the second half. The team has achieved new heights and is committed to working hard each year to build the program. View highlights from the championship game: Concordia Prep vs Catholic High | IAAM C Championship 2023

Softball: Softball ended the regular season as the #3 seed and had an incredible postseason. Playing like a team possessed, they ended up knocking out the #1 seed to earn a bid in the championship. Once there, the comeback Saints did it again. They were down 12-8 and then had a furious rally to win 18-12.

IAAM All-Conference team selections for softball and lacrosse. Softball: Nayla Meyers, Kaitlyn Osbourn, and Cadia Sanders. Lacrosse: Riley Bilger, Molly Clapp, Ana Fadrowski, Sloan Hubbard, and Ceanna McGirt.
Track and Field: Another great showing for track and field at the IAAM/MIAA championship. Several Records were set and our boys finished 2nd.

Mens’ Records

  • 4X100- 44.25: Justin Harvey, Keshawn Mister, Jaylin Harcum, Darian Hill
  • 4×200- 1:38.74: Justin Harvey, Geulius Cornish, Myles Nolan-Anderson, Israel Lucas
  • 4×400- 3:36.50: Eric Johnson, Keshawn Mister, Jaylin Harcum, VJ Harris

Women’s Records

  • 200- 27.32: Leah Daniels
  • 400- 1:03.9: Aliyah Cade
  • 300m hurdles- 48.78: Leah Daniels
  • 4×100- 52.62: Morgan Smith, Angel Farabee, Aliyah Cade, Leah Daniels
  • 4×200- 1:53.88: Jayda Morgan, Dilynn Savoy, Simone Tyson, Morgan Smith
  • 4×400- 4:37.07: Dilynn Savoy, Angel Farabee, Morgan Smith, Aliyah

2023 Athletic Awards Award Ceremony

On May 23rd, the Saints Athletic Department celebrated their great year at the end-of-the-year, Upper School Athletic Award Ceremony. Each upper school team chose two award winners: A Distinguished Athlete Award and a Saints Award. In addition, Senior Athletic Awards and some new awards were given out. It was a great opportunity to get together and support each other! 

Senior Awards

  • Scholar-Athlete Award – Cadia Sanders and Ogtay Orujov
  • McCormick Unsung Hero Award – Paige Bailey and Trekis McCollough
  • Senior Athlete of the Year – Hailee Ford and Ryan Calheira
  • Christus Victor – Elizabeth Tacchetti and Jacob Brintnall
  • C. Markland Kelly ­– Kyla Snipes and Colton Drought
  • The “12” Award – Kyla Snipes 

Other Awards

  • Team of the Year – Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse
  • Volunteer of the Year – Ms. Kalsha Bell
  • Supporter of the Year – Pastor Peter Couser

Team Awards

Distinguished Athlete Award: The Distinguished Athlete Award is chosen by a team’s coaches and athletic director. This award will be given to a member of each upper school team. The recipients of this award are outstanding student-athletes who have shown athletic success, and consistent academic achievement, and reflect a Christ-centered servant leadership character with grace and humility. They are dedicated to teammates and coaches and demonstrate pride in being a Saint.

Saints Award: The Saints Award is chosen by a team’s coaches and the athletic director. This award will be given to one member of each upper school team. The recipients of this award best represent the core values of Concordia Prep, faith, service, integrity, leadership, and community. They always demonstrate good sportsmanship, are reliable in attendance a practice and games, and are consistent team players, more concerned with the success of their team than their own.

Team Name Distinguished Athlete Award Saints Award
Cross Country Zofia Slowiaczek Damon Rowlett
JV Boys’ Soccer Jon Ruiz Boyra Eric Johnson
Varsity Boys’ Soccer Ryan Calheira Mikkiel Graham
Varsity Girls’ Soccer Ceanna McGirt Emma Pyles
JV Volleyball Zoey Ervin Kara Collins
Varsity Volleyball Corey Bradley Chloe Shertzer
JV Football Israel Lucas Jake Holthaus
Varsity Football Josh Derry Lochlan Barton
Cheer Morgan Smith Brytt Coulter
JV Boys’ Basketball Johnathan Couser Ken Lucas
Varsity Boys’ Basketball Pressley Prettyman III Kam Epps
JV Girls’ Basketball Amalia Parraz Ana Fadrowski
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Hailee Ford Gabby Smelcer
Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Aidan Wise Ogtay Orujov
Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Ceanna McGirt Sloan Hubbard
Varsity Softball Katilyn Osbourn Cadia Sanders
Varsity Baseball Caleb Couser Jacob Brintnall
Girls’ Track Emma Pyles Kyla Snipes
Boys’ Track Eric Johnson Justin Harvey