Christ School rising sophomore James Lilly '24 was part of the Asheville Youth Rowing Association U17 4 boat that won a national championship at last month's USRowing Youth National Regatta in Sarasota, Fla.
William Fleming ’17 cuts an imposing figure on the mound at 6-foot-6, 220 pounds. As of Tuesday, the right-handed pitcher also figures into Christ School baseball history as only the program’s second-ever major league draft pick.
Rising junior Xander Barber ’23 remains undefeated in his singles career at Christ School and the Asheville resident added a big hometown feather to his cap over the weekend.
Xander was smooth and precise with his shotmaking over four days on the Aston Park Tennis Center’s clay courts. He defeated top seed Felipe Victoria in straight sets, 6-3-6-0, to win the Asheville Open Tennis Championships title on Sunday morning.
Some might say the Asheville City Soccer Club’s arrival in 2016 was long overdue, given western North Carolina’s fascination with the beautiful game. This summer alone, the men’s and women’s teams have played to sold-out home crowds.
Where does Christ School fit into the mix? The school’s profile as a community partner to Asheville City has never been higher than it is in 2021.
And the trajectory for Rocky Hansen ’23 and Dawson Reeves ‘24 has changed dramatically this summer, with both now on pace to be elite at the national level by the time their careers at Christ School are over.