This year, 2009, marks an exciting year for OCU women. The inaugural season opens this year and there is much to be excited about! The women's team is a varsity team; this allows them to play in post season play in the NCCAA. Due to their first year status, the women have eight regular season games.
On July 6-8, Oho Christian University Soccer teamed up with Countryside Church of the Nazarene in Darbyville to put on a camp for the local youth. Over 40 kids attended in which they learned the basics of soccer and were "Kickin it with Jesus".
OCU Men soccer make another mark towards having a successful off-season by signing Lyon McCabe from Mid-State League Powerhouse, Fairfield Union. "Lyon played defense for Fairfield Union. I can see us using him in the same fashion. He's strong and a physical player which will help strengthen our defense" commented Coach Murton.
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.