Christ School rising senior Justice Ajogbor '20 had put himself on the national radar long before this summer. An invitation to the first-ever NCAA College Basketball Academy was a good confirmation of that.
Christ School teams won a Carolinas Athletic Association conference championship in every spring sport, success that has been justly rewarded with the release of the Asheville Citizen-Times’ annual All-Western North Carolina teams.
"We are excited to have Coach Cioce take the reigns of a program that he has been a part of not only as a player, but also as a coach this past season," Thorp said. "Matt understands the expectations on the student-athletes as members of the Christ School community and his emphasis on discipline and skill development blends very well with his player-focused approach.
Over spring break, Christ School lacrosse picked up four more wins to improve our record to 5-0. On the first Friday of break, the Greenies defeated Porter Gaud (2018 SC private School state champs) 15-4, followed by Oceanside Academy (2018 SC 3A Public state champs) 14-7 on Saturday.
The Greenies opened their season with a convincing 15-3 win over Greenville High (SC). On the offensive side of the ball, Jack Harrison '19 led the way with 4 goals and 3 assists, while Davis Lindsey '20 added 3 goals and 3 assists and Zack Grinde '19 added 2 goals, 2 assists, and 7 ground balls.
For just the second time in school history, the Greenies basketball finished as the state runner-ups. Christ School finished as the runner ups in 2006, and on Saturday, after an amazing close the season, the Greenies fell to Greensboro Day School, 65-53 in the 4A NCISAA State Championship.
Two months ago the Greenies hosted Charlotte Christian and lost by 20 points. This past weekend, however, Christ School basketball won when it mattered most, defeating the #1 ranked Charlotte Christian squad, 52-45.
For the fourth time in as many tries, the Greenies defeated Rabun Gap in convincing fashion, this time by twenty two points. With a final score of 69-47, Christ School basketball will move on to the State Quarterfinals against number 1 ranked Charlotte Christian (24-1).
A fantastic swimming season has come to a close for the Greenies, after competing at the NCISAA Division 1 Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Monday. The Greenies placed 11th out of 14 teams, but continued to set personal records throughout the day.
On Saturday, the Christ School Track squad will compete at the University of Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, KY. The meet will be held inside Nutter Field House where last season, the Greenies took home three top eight finishes in the two mile, long and triple jumps.
The Greenies Basketball team is Conference Champions once again after a fantastic team win on Saturday night at Asheville Christian Academy. After falling to the Lions twice in the regular season, Christ School defeated ACA, 65-53 to win the Conference Tournament and the conference crown.
In the past two weeks, the Greenies have defeated each of their CAA opponents including two Buncombe County opponents. That did not change last night as the Greenies traveled to Rabun Gap and defeated Rabun Gap and Asheville Christian Academy.