Cincinnati Elder, West Side, has joined the Rise. Dustin is enrolled, in good academic standing and has joined the Lions at Mid-Year. Dustin represents a growing contingent from the GCL South that decided to play ball in there own back yard. MSJU is proud to get Dustin and excited to add to the footprint in Cincinnati Ohio. Dustin has accumulated a magnitude of accolades while attending Elder High School. Some of the accolades include 1st Team All-GCL, 1st Team All- District, 2nd Team All-State, All-Tristate football, All-USA team, and Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star. Dustin stands at 6 ‘3 235lbs and is going to wreak havoc in the oppositions backfield. Dustin is the son of Michael and Tawanna Applegate. Dustin is planning on studying Criminal Justice at the MSJU.
Alex comes to Mount St. Joseph University, by way of Lakota East. Alex is the son of Theresa Unser. Under Head Coach Rick Haynes, Alex played a vital WR role for the Thunderhawks this season. As he helped lead the team to a second round playoff berth and a 9-3 overall record. He was a 2-year letter winner for Lakota East. Alex brings great size and speed to the Mount, standing at 6’3 and weighting in at 195lbs, Alex will be a great deep ball threat for the Lions offense next season. While at the Mount, Alex plans on studying Business Administration.
The Globe Bowl is an annual post-season football all-star game featuring standout college seniors and pro free agents. The inaugural Globe Bowl will be played in April 12, 2015 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, PA. The Globe Bowl will feature the 5th annual National Pro Day Scouting Combine on the initial report day featuring a pro style combine. The National Bowl event company returns to the Lehigh Valley after starting the National Bowl there in 2010 before moving it to Miami, FL. The Globe Bowl will feature a full roster of 100 players from all across the United States. The Globe Bowl will feature National Bowl Coaches and scouts from around the Globe including the CFL, Arena, and European Scouts. The Globe Bowl will be played annually in the Spring of each year to give players a last chance to gain film and exposure before the NFL & CFL drafts. Congratulations to our two seniors, you have earned this honor. Make us proud guys! #MOUNTUP
Logan and Chase Bright are the twin sons of Keb and Jill Bright who played at Beechwood High School in Ft. Mitchell, KY. Logan is a 6'4 215 lb. Defensive End who won Beechwood's Iron Man Award in 2014. Chase is a 6'4 225 lb. Offensive Tackle who was named to the Class A all district team. Beechwood advanced to the state semifinals in each of the past three years. Both Logan and Chase plan to major in Nursing
We are excited to announce the commitment of a young man from the West Side of Cincinnati and Oak Hills High School, Joey Stenger! Joey is the son of Matt and Missy Stenger. For the Highlanders Joey lead the team in knock downs and started every game his senior season! Joey is as talented on the field as he is off, with a 3.5 GPA and winning a few academic awards at Oak Hills, MSJ is especially proud of Joey's off the field prowess.
The Lions are recruiting Nation Wide and it definitely shows when we landed a player from the Sunshine State of Florida and Bartram Trail High School, Tyler Mechley. Tyler is the son of Judy and Harold Vaughn. Under Head Coach Darrell Sutherland and Offensive Line Coach Ronald Reagan Tyler boasted player of the game awards as well as all-conference and Tyler Started 34 Varsity games for Bartram Trail. One of Tyler's many off the field achievements, is being voted Homecoming King at Bartram Trail. The Lions are especially proud to announce Tyler's commitment, because his grandmother is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph!
AJ is a mid-year transfer from Ohio University. Glines attended William Henry Harrison High School, where he was a standout WR for the wildcats. While at Harrison, Glines earned 1st Team All-Conference, 1st team All-SW Ohio, 1st Team All City (Cincinnati), Honorable Mention All Ohio, and was a “That’s My Boy” award finalist. AJ is the son of Lisa Houck. AJ plans on studying Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy while attending Mount St. Joseph University.
John Abner is a 6'3 280 Defensive Tackle from Highlands High School in Ft. Thomas, KY. John was a AAAA state champion 3 of his 4 years at Highlands and state runner-up the other year. The son of Linda and Ted Abner, he is a member of the honor roll at Highlands and plans to major in Athletic Training at MSJ.
Josh Bailey comes to MSJ from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, at Lakeland High School. Josh is the son of Robert and Debbie Bailey. Under Head Coach John Maltese, Josh was a force to be reckoned with, standing at 6' 6" tall and weighing in at 280 lbs, we expect Josh to continue to do big things here at MSJ. While Josh does not boast any on field accolades, as most offensive linemen do not, Josh was voted Class President at Lakeland.
We are exceptionally excited to continue our pipeline to Sylvania Southview with the addition of Tyler Britton to the Lions! Tyler is the son of Vincent and Tawni Britton. Under Head Coach Jim Mayzes, Tyler averaged over 20 yards per catch throughout his high school career with a long reception of 61 yards and was the recipient of the Leadership Award. Achieving two separate Principal's Awards while at Southview, Tyler looks to take MSJ by storm on and off the field.