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NAME: AJ Mayer
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 3-year starter in football and basketball; National Honor Society
BIRTHDATE: 10/17/99
HEIGHT: 6'3"-205 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Edgewood, Ky.
PARENTS: Andy & Amy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad."
FUTURE GOAL: Start 4 years at collegiate level

A three-year varsity starter in football and basketball, Covington Catholic quarterback AJ Mayer is a Mr. Kentucky Football candidate and a nominee for the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year award.

He entered his senior season with big numbers, in his varsity career having already passed for 4,435 yards (37 TDs) plus 1,137 yards rushing (19 TDs.)

Under AJ's leadership, this season Covington Catholic went an undefeated 10-0 during the regular season for the second time in team history, finishing as the AP's top team in Kentucky Class 5A. AJ and the Colonels then dispatched Bullitt East 56-14 and Bullitt Central 49-0 in the first two rounds of the Kentucky Class 5A playoffs before thrashing South Oldham 49-7 to win the regional championship. AJ so far has thrown for 2,437 yards and 33 touchdowns.

AJ has earned numerous honors, including recently named 1st team all-NKY. Last season he passed for 2,461 yds. (20 TDs) and rushed for 505 yds. (11 TDs) and was named Kentucky Class 5A District Player of the Year and 2nd team all-Northern Kentucky. "AJ embodies exactly what a student-athlete should strive to be," says head football coach Eddie Eviston. "He is an incredible athlete, a great student, but above all, an even better young man!"

AJ also played basketball for the Colonels, who were District champs. Big games included those vs. Newport Catholic (30 points), Dunbar (26 points) and South Laurel (20 points). He was named to the district and regional all-tournament teams. He also played a year of baseball for the Colonels.

An academic star and National Honor Society student who is active in community service, he also is a member of the Covington Catholic Chamber Choir. AJ will play football collegiately at Miami University in Oxford.

His favorite athlete is Tom Brady, favorite entertainer is Mark Wahlberg, favorite book is Lone Survivor, favorite movie is Shooter and most-like-to-meet is Michael Jordan.



COACH'S QUOTE – "We preach that in order to be a champion on the field, you have to be a champion off the field. AJ Mayer epitomizes that idea. He is an incredible football player, a great student, and an even better person."
— Eddie Eviston, Football Coach.



LAROSA'S 2017-2018 MVPs
Kelly Franxman

NAME: Kelly Franxman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 14
SCHOOL: Scott High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to play volleyball at Xavier U.

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Jay Volpenhein

NAME: Jay Volpenhein
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 7
SCHOOL: Anderson High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Honorable Mention All-State

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Mimi Stines

NAME: Mimi Stines
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 31
SCHOOL: Summit Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning national championship last summer

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Cameron Frazier

NAME: Cameron Frazier
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 10
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
SPORT(S): Golf
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Back-to-back Ohio team champions, individual state Co-Champ

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Natalie Steibel

NAME: Natalie Steibel
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 3
SCHOOL: Mt. Notre Dame
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning the USAV 17 National division National Championship with club team, NKYVC

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Xavier Johnson

NAME: Xavier Johnson
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 26
SCHOOL: Summit Country Day
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Named 1st team all-state

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Gracey Hirsch

NAME: Gracey Hirsch
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 19
SCHOOL: Indian Hill High School
SPORT(S): Tennis
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Doubles third at state with sister Hayley and named 1st team all-state

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Dan Bolden

NAME: Dan Bolden
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 12
SCHOOL: Colerain High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning GMC championship each year

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Ali Thompson

NAME: Ali Thompson
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 5
SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Reigning GGCL and Cincinnati Player of the Year

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Dustin Horter

NAME: Dustin Horter
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 29
SCHOOL: Lakota East High School
SPORT(S): Cross Country-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: AAU 1,500 national champ; Ohio state CC champ, indoor 1,600 cham

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