Ohio Christian's soccer programs both made significant signings this past week. The men signed highly touted Dave Blamo from Westland High School. Dave was sought after by Defiance College and Ohio Dominican, but OCU is where he is headed. "Dave is a big boost to our offense but more importantly he is a great young man. He is quiet but one of the more pleasant people I have been around.
Ohio Christian Men's Soccer signed another player in May by signing Stu Hostetter, a transfer from Ohio University. Stu was a defensive standout for Canal Winchester until his graduation in 2008. "I have been actively pursuing Stu since I came to OCU and to see this all come together marks a big day for OCU.
Austin is a 2008 graduate from Harvest Prep High School. Austin averaged 7.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, and 4.2 apg." Austin is a fine young man who works hard and plays good defense. He has a strong basketball IQ and will have the opportunity to play the 1 or 2 spot for our basketball program. We are pleased to welcome Austin to OCU as a basketball player and a student." said Coach Christopher.
Ohio Christian University recently signed 6' 7" James Nelson. James is a senior center at Centerville high school near Dayton Ohio. "We have looked at James several times this year and feel like he has a lot of potential. James can be timid and is a quiet person until you get to know him.
The Lady Traiblazers signed Asia Glenn, a 6'0 post player from Eastmoor Academy in Columbus, this weekend. Glenn averaged a double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds) this season and was an All-City League selection.
The OCU women's basketball team received another recruit committment last week. Germany's Janel Briscoe, a 5'5 point guard from Patch High School in Stuttgart, Germany, committed to play for the Lady Blazers next season. Briscoe averaged 15 points, 4 steals, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds per game in her senior season.
The baseball team defeated Johnson Bible College in the first round of the regional tournament 13-2. The Trailblazers used several big hitters on Monday to put 13 runs on the board. Adam Peters hit a grand slam, and freshman Max Ray hit his first college home run.
April 15th was a bright day for the future of the OCU softball program. Kourtnie Buchanan, a senior from Zane Trace High School, became the first recruit to sign a letter of intent to play softball.
The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers have signed Northridge High School's Lindsay Rose as a dual sport athlete. Beginning with the 2009-2010 basketball season Lindsay will be playing basketball for the Trailblazers.
The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers won its third game of the season in convincing fashion by defeating its NCCAA Mid-East Region opponents, The Freewill Bible Baptist Flames by the score of 10-0. The Trailblazers were again led by a stellar pitching performance by freshman, Steven Vogelgesang (Cincinnati, OH). Vogelgesang pitched a complete game two hit shutout and struck out seven.