2019-2020 DCS Athletics ‘Year in Review’
The Dayton Christian Warriors Athletic Department has much to be thankful for and we are praising our Lord and Savior for His daily blessings, provision, mercy, and grace during the unprecedented 2019-2020 school year! Congratulations to all the student-athletes, coaches, volunteers, and athletic staff on a great year!
**Please note** that due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020, our 2019-2020 ‘Year in Review’ doesn’t include the accomplishments and awards our teams, athletes, or coaches might have received following the spring sport season.
Girls Soccer: compiled an incredible 11-3-3 season record and won their 1st MBC championship since 2016. Season ended with heart-breaking loss in the penalty kick round of district semis. Kayla Ogburn set school record in season assists. Lauren Collins co-led the offensive attack (with Ogburn) netting 22 goals.
Volleyball: posts 15-9 overall record and highest MBC finish since 2014. Hosted first ever Athletic Event in Warrior Center vs. Northridge. Warriors Bless Northridge Athletics with a Donation for Tornado Relief. Isabelle Thompson sets school record in single season assists.
Football: advanced to 2019 OHSAA playoffs for the 3rd time in school history. Warrior fans enjoyed the homecoming game with Summit Country Day in a 2OT thriller. Local media acknowledged the Warriors great sportsmanship during playoff game loss.
Boys Soccer: finished runner-up in the MBC, with 3-1-1 league record. Faced seven different state and locally ranked teams throughout the season. Started Futsal club in Warrior Center during the off-season.
Boys Cross Country: finishes 4th at MBC Championships. Sam Hendricks qualifies for regional championship meet.
Girls Cross Country: places runner-up at MBC Championships. Brianna Blake qualifies for regional championship meet.
Golf: hosted 2nd Annual DC Golf Invitational at Pipestone GC, which saw over 100 golfers participate.
Boys Swimming: Won 2nd consecutive MBC Swimming Championship! Advance three swimmers and three relay teams to District Championships. Four new school records set by Andrew Haines, Elijah Joyce, Andrew Bletzinger, and Nathaniel Geiss.
Girls Basketball: Team posts 12-8 overall record; best season finish since 2012. Camryn Collinsworth eclipsed 1,000 career points on senior night.
Girls Swimming: Won 2nd consecutive MBC Swimming Championship! Hosted 1st Annual DC Warriors Swim Invitational in December.
Boys Basketball: Played Franklin at the Hoosier Gym in Indiana. Upset Greeneview in first-round of OHSAA tournament.
Sideline Cheerleading: organized special theme night’s at all home football and basketball games. Completed team service projects with Innkeeper Ministries and Let’s Feed Miami Valley. Provided outstanding encouragement and support of our athletes and coaches during the year.
Wrestling: new coach hired to rebuild wresting program for 2020-2021.
Bowling: varsity program set to begin during 2020-2021 season.
Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, and Track & Field seasons regrettably cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2019-2020 Metro Buckeye Conference (MBC) All-Sport Trophy was not awarded due to COVID-19, but the Warriors were in contention to defend their back-to-back title!**
MBC Conference Champions: Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming, Girls Swimming**
MBC Athlete of the Year: Kayla Ogburn (Girls Soccer)**
23 student-athletes were recognized by the NIAAA for being a Three-Sport Athlete during the year.
18 seniors were awarded a four-year varsity letter in their respective sport(s).
One OSSCA All-State 2nd Team Honoree (Kayla Ogburn, Girls Soccer).
17- MBC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes**
13- MBC 2nd Team All-Conference Athletes**
10- MBC Individual Sportsmanship Awards**
New School Records Set in Girls Soccer, Volleyball, and Boys Swimming**
Six Student-Athletes Officially Signed to compete at the Next Level!
$4,500 of athletic scholarships given to seniors by the DC Athletic Booster Club!
Athletic Hall of Fame Inducts Nine Individuals and One Team in the Inaugural Class of 2019.
20,184 sq. foot Warrior Center opened on August 14, 2019; with a special grand opening ceremony that entertained students, faculty/staff, parents, alumni, and donors!
Warrior Center hosts over 160 home athletic events during the year**
Construction on two new state-of-the-art locker rooms and athletic training room began in May. Anticipated opening in September 2020.
ABOUT DAYTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Founded in 1963, Dayton Christian School (DCS) is an interdenominational Christian school located in Miamisburg, Ohio that serves more than 800 students in grades pre-K to 12th grade, including students in Dayton Christian Preschool & Dayton Christian Homeschool. For over 53 years, DCS has a rich heritage of educating for eternity, where we provide a Biblically-integrated, academically rigorous Christian education. We are proud to be “Instilling, Inspiring, and Equipping” the next generation of leaders.
ABOUT DAYTON CHRISTIAN WARRIOR ATHLETICS: DCS sponsors 15 varsity sports and 35 different athletic teams (grades 7-12). We saw over 450 student-athletes participating in educational-based athletics during the 2019-2020 school year. Our athletic website: daytonchristianwarriors.com continues to provide fans with the latest athletic news, schedules, and game results. Dayton Christian student-athletes are coached to be Godly, gracious, and gritty!