Five CHCA Seniors Sign with Athletic Scholarships

NEWS RELEASE: Tammy Rosenfeldt ▪ Marketing Communications Associate 

SYMMES TOWNSHIP, OH (February 11, 2021) – Five Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy seniors participated in National Signing Day, signing letters of intent to commit to playing at the next level next year. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, February 3, at 2:30 p.m. at CHCA’s Martha S. Lindner Upper School.

Katie Gansle of Symmes Township signed with DePauw University, located in Greencastle, Indiana, to play volleyball. Gansle was 1st Team Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star, received one year of All-City honors, three years of MVC honors, and four years of All-Academic honors. “The DePauw Tigers are gaining an incredibly unique athlete and young lady,” shared CHCA Head Volleyball Coach Lisa Schaad. “She keeps coaches sharp and on their toes due to her creativity, and biblical and worldly knowledge. Katie is the first to send notes of support when friends are struggling. I see her bringing these teammate intangibles to her college teammates. Katie’s 360 Athlete qualities are going to lift the Tigers to new levels. I am beyond excited to watch her grow in that environment.”

Katelyn Grimes of Lebanon signed with University of Central Florida (where she has been committed since her sophomore year), located in Orlando, Florida, to play volleyball.  Grimes was a 4-year starter and contributor to two State Final 4 teams. She received two years of All-Region honors, three years of All-State honors, four years of All-District 16 honors (including being named Player of the Year twice), three years of MVC honors (including being named Player of the Year twice), four years of All-Academic honors, and was named LaRosa’s MVP Athlete of the Week. In 2019, Grimes was penned into the OHSAA state records for number of service aces in a match. This past season, she served as captain and marked her 1000th career dig. Grimes and her club team recently received a bid into the GJNC USA National Tournament at the highest Open level. Most recently, she was nominated by USA Today for a National Award. “Katelyn is a fierce competitor on the volleyball court, in the performance center, and in the classroom,” shared Schaad. “She has a high volleyball IQ, which makes her a standout on the court. Katelyn’s position of libero exemplifies the passion of service to her teammates. She sets an example of what a CHCA 360 Athlete is by walking with humility and grace, while encompassing faith value. We will be watching Katelyn playing matches and using her as a demo on the jumbo scoreboard for our future Eagles. Good luck, Katelyn! Thank you leaving a legacy on the court and in the performance center.”

CHCA Athletes signed L-R Moffitt, Hunt, Garrett, Gansle (missing from photo-Grimes) (Provided)

Brady Hunt of Maineville signed with Ohio Wesleyan University, located in Delaware, Ohio, to play lacrosse. Although Hunt spent one season injured and his junior year was canceled, he still made impressive stats during his freshman year. Hunt was named 1st Team MVC, 2nd Team All-Region, had 48 goals, 26 assists, with 74 points. “Brady is the most well-rounded lacrosse player to come through our program,” shared CHCA Head Boys Lacrosse Coach Mark Lynch. “In addition to his skill, Brady’s creativity, toughness, and work ethic set him apart. His impact is felt off the field as well through his “team-first” style of leadership. Brady is going to have a stellar senior year and an impressive college career at OWU.”

Garrett Jostworth of South Lebanon signed with Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, Michigan, to play football. Jostworth was 1st Team All-MVC, MVC All-Academic Team, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-City, 1st Team Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star, and 3rd Team All-Ohio. “In my very first conversation with Garrett, I asked him what his individual goals were for the year ahead,” shared CHCA Head Football Coach K.C. Woods. “Through an unbelievable work ethic, determination, and willingness to do whatever it takes, today Garrett has seen that dream come to fruition as he signs with one of the most renowned football programs in the country, Grand Valley State University. I look forward to seeing Garrett contribute in a big way to the continued success of an amazing program. Garrett is an extremely gifted student and player, but most importantly he is an awesome young man. I look forward to seeing all of his future accomplishments, both on the field and off.”

Alex Moffitt of Loveland signed with Miami University-Hamilton, located in Hamilton, Ohio, to play baseball. “Alex showed high character and maturity even at a young age,” shared CHCA Head Baseball Coach Tony Schulz. “There’s never a doubt in my mind whether or not he is putting in the work. We were excited to see what he would do for us as a junior, but as we all know that season never happened. Alex is poised for a great senior year. I speak for the rest of the coaching staff when I say we cannot wait to see what Alex does in his senior year, not only on the field, but also in his leadership role and as a teammate. Miami University-Hamilton is getting a tough, gritty player who will not be outworked by anyone. Congrats to their program for landing such a fine individual.”

“It is an honor to celebrate these student athletes,” said CHCA Athletic Director Eric Taylor. “I’m confident they will represent themselves, their family, and CHCA well at the college level. Their leadership has impacted CHCA greatly.”