As is the case every first Wednesday in February, Colerain High School had the distinct privilege of hosting 15 student-athletes in the school’s gym at 7AM for a very special ceremony: National Letter of Intent Signing Day!
Student-Athletes from Soccer, Baseball and Football all signed their names on the dotted lines and committed to continue their academic and athletic endeavors by attending various colleges and universities this coming fall.
Along with Director of Athletics Darren Braddix, Asst. AD and MC for the event Phill Joseph, the crowd of family, friends and fellow students got to hear from Northwest Local School District Superintendent Todd Bowling, Colerain High School Principal Jack Fisher along with Coaches Schroeder (Girls Soccer), Yeary (Baseball) and Bolden (Football).
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2017 Signees!!
Kelly Salt – Soccer, Walsh Cavaliers
Kelly earned 4 varsity letters in soccer during her CHS career, earning honors for being Academic All-GMC and Academic All-Southwest Ohio. She heads to Walsh University, where she will major in Chemistry.
Jared Flueck – Baseball, Olney Central Blue Knights
Jared has compiled a 9-3 overall career record as a pitcher for the Cardinals, including a perfect 6-0 mark in 2015. During that time he has tallied 40 strikeouts and an ERA of roughly 2.50. He has earned 2nd team All-GMC honors.
Darrian Beavers – Defensive Back, Connecticut Huskies
Darrian started 3 years and contributed as both a Free Safety, intercepting a pair of passes, and Wide Receiver, catching a touchdown for the Cardinals. In 2016 he was selected 1st team All-GMC, an honor he also received as a junior.
Kyle Bolden – Linebacker, Cincinnati Bearcats
A two time All-Ohio selection, Kyle was the leader of one of the best defenses in southwest Ohio. He led the team in tackles, and was named GMC Defensive Player of the Year among a number of other post-season accolades. Kyle chose UC over Toledo, Ohio, Indiana, and others.
Monalo Caldwell – Running Back, Davenport Panthers
As the fullback in the Cardinals option attack, Monalo rushed for over 1,000 yards in both his Junior and Senior seasons and scored 45 career touchdowns. He earned All-GMC honors in 2014, 2015, & 2016, and All-District honors as a senior.
Ryan Davis– Linebacker, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks
A 3 year starter at outside linebacker, Ryan was among the team leaders in tackles, and tallied 6 career sacks and 4 fumble recoveries. Ryan earned All-GMC honors as a junior and senior. He joins his brother Chris at UTM.
John Doran – Offensive Line, Cincinnati Christian Eagles
After playing defensive line his first two seasons, John transitioned to offense, where he became a starter on the offensive line and contributed as a long-snapper as well. He helped pave the way for a Cardinal offense that once again led the league in rushing.
Brady Flynn – Defensive Line/Linebacker, Hanover Panthers
After transferring to Colerain as a senior, Brady made an immediate impact on the defensive line, a unit that was a critical part of the league’s top overall defense. His work ethic quickly moved him into the starting lineup, where he was third on the team with 4 sacks. Brady was named 2nd Team All-GMC.
Kevin Hyde – Defensive Back, Eastern Kentucky Colonels
A versatile athlete, Kevin contributed as a defensive back and wide receiver during his career. A 1st team All-GMC selection, Kevin had 4 career interceptions & caught 14 passes, including 4 touchdowns.
Keontae Jones – Defensive Back, Iowa State Cyclones
A 2nd-Team All-Ohio selection and two time All-GMC performer, Keontae used his speed and athletic ability to contribute in all phases of the game. In 2016 he had 2 Interceptions (1TD), 2 Sacks, Averaged 18 yards per Punt Return & 1 TD, Averaged 30.3 yards per Kick Return & 1 TD, and also added 6 catches for 65 yards, totaling 527 All Purpose Yards. He will reunite with his brother Deshaunte in Ames.
Lorenzo Kendricks – Defensive Back, Concordia Bears
A scholar-athlete at CHS, Kendricks spent 2 years as part of the Cardinals secondary, starting more than 15 games for a group that led the GMC in yards per pass attempt each season. His physical play and versatility allows him to play both corner, and nickel, where he broke up several passes. He is an Academic All-GMC selection.
Josh Lucas – Offensive Line, Cincinnati Christian Eagles
Josh started his career on the defensive line, but made the move to center this season and anchored the Cardinals offensive line that led the league in rushing. He earned 2nd Team All-GMC honors and was a CHS Scholar Athlete in 2016.
Nate Martini – Offensive Line, Mount St. Joseph Lions
Nate returned to the field for his senior season and earned 2nd team All-GMC honors on the offensive line. He helped pave the way for an offense that averaged over 240 yards per game on the ground. Nate was also Academic All-GMC
Amir Riep – Defensive Back, Ohio State Buckeyes
One of the nation’s highest rated recruits, Riep is a 2-time All-GMC performer, and was the Conference Player of the Year in 2015 while garnering All-Ohio honors. He leaves with 12 career interceptions, 6 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries. He also returned a punt for touchdown and caught a touchdown during his time with Colerain. He chose Ohio State over more than 50 other schools.
Kawantay Stanley – Defensive Line, Urbana Blue Knights
After starting his career as a linebacker, Kawantay moved to defensive line and became one of the best in the GMC. A disruptive presence who played with high energy, he earned all- conference honors twice, and racked up 12.5 sacks in his time on the Cardinal defensive line.
Howard Watkins – Offensive Line, Illinois Fightin’ Illini
Howard played both offensive and defensive line at Colerain, and quickly became a highly sought after recruit. He was the leader of the offensive line in 2016, and was named 1st team All-GMC as both a junior and senior, and Honorable Mention All-Ohio as a senior. Howard has already enrolled at the University of Illinois, where he is already taking classes.
Juwahn Williams – Defensive Line, Davenport Panthers
Juwahn became a starter on the defensive line for his senior season and helped anchor a unit that allowed less than 60 rushing yards per game, while also adding a sack for the Cardinals top ranked defense. He earned 2nd Team All-GMC honors in 2016.