Three Seniors Sign To Play Collegiate Sports
The Class of 2018 will send three more alums to represent Catholic High in college athletics. Two soccer athletes, Patrick Riley and Eli Weathers, and Easton Hollis will bowl at the next level.
Patrick Riley, a three year starter in goal for the Bears, inked to play at the next level with Centenary. The Gents lose their starting keeper to graduation and Riley is expected to compete for a starting job in the fall. Riley, a vital cog on the state finalist team as a junior, was an All-District and All-Metro selection as a senior and participated in the LHSCA All-Star Soccer game. The future Centenary goalie yielded just 0.55 goals per match for the Bears in 2017-2018. Riley will study pre-law at Centenary.
LSU-Eunice decided to start a men’s soccer program for the fall of 2018 and plucked Catholic High soccer coach Josh McReynolds to head its team in its maiden voyage. McReynolds turned to a familiar face in Eli Weathers as one of the first signees at LSU-E. A three year starter like Riley, Weathers helped lead the Bears to three consecutive district titles and was a 1st team All-State selection as a senior. As a junior, Weathers was the second leading scorer on the team and helped lead the Bears to a state runner-up finish. Weathers will start for the upstart junior college program in the fall. Weathers will major in kinesiology at LSU-Eunice.
Hollis signed with Spring Hill College of Mobile, Alabama. The Badgers have three of its 11 team members from southeast Louisiana and Hollis will strengthen that Boot state feel at SHC. Hollis was a team captain for a CHS squad that was the state runner-up the last two seasons. The Bears went undefeated in the Capital City Bowling League and Hollis led the Baton Rouge area with a 209 average. In the playoffs, he averaged 225. Hollis, an Academic All-State choice as a senior, is undecided on his college major.