COUGAR BASEBALL ALUMNI
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Jeff Monin (1988)
Jeff led the 1988 Cougar Baseball team to the state championship game. He was named to the CCHS Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Jeff went on to play two years at Louisburg Junior College, and then two years for the NC State Wolfpack. He graduated from NC State in 1992.
Alex Jensen (2011)
Alex was two-time All-Conference selection, and was named the 2011 Conference Player of the Year following his senior season at Catholic.
He then went on to West Point, where he started 202 career games at shortstop for the Black Knights. AJ hit .251 over his four year career, while leaving Army as one of the best defensive shortstops in program history.
Alex served our country following graduation from West Point, getting deployed several times throughout the middle east.
Eddie Hull (2012)
Eddie led the Cougars to three-straight MEGA-7 Conference Championships and three-straight appearances in the 3rd round of the state tournament (2010, 2011, 2012). He hit .435 in his three-year career at Catholic. Hull was named the 2012 MEGA-7 Conference Player of the Year, as well as being named a member of the All-Charlotte Observer team and 1st team All-State. He was also a two-time All-MEGA 7 All-Conference selection and an All-South Charlotte Weekly selection.
Hull played one year of junior college baseball at Louisburg College. He then went on to play in 55 career games for the Charlotte 49ers over a three year span.
Hull graduated from Charlotte in 2017 with a Bachelors in Business Administration, and he also received an MBA from Wingate University in 2019.
Chris Clare (2013)
Chris was a two-time All-Conference selection while at Catholic. He led the Cougars to a conference championship his junior year. He graduated from CCHS in 2013 and went to star at High Point University. Clare started 151 career games over his three year career at HPU, while hitting .320 with 179 hits and 78 RBIs.
Clare was named first team All-Big South his junior year, and then was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 21st round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Clare played several years of minor league baseball, getting as high as AAA with the Norfolk Tides. His only AAA home run came in Charlotte, while playing back home in front of many family and friends.
Chase Arnold (2013)
Chase Arnold was a staple at first base for the Cougars on the 2012 and 2013 teams. He was a two-time All-Conference selection in 2012 and 2013, and he was All-State in 2013 as a senior. Chase was also an All-Conference football player as a senior.
Chase went on to do a post-grad year at IMG Academy in 2014, and then went on to play ball at LaSalle University, where he was a member of the baseball team for five years. Chase graduated in 2018 with a BS in Marketing.
Chase currently owns and operates Maria's Food Truck. Maria's makes appearances all over town and is becoming a huge part of the local food truck scene.
McCann Mellett (2016)
McCann was a two time All-Conference selection while at Catholic, graduating in 2016, and went on to star at nearby Wingate University.
McCann was a 3 year captain at Wingate, starting 189 career games, and leading the Bulldogs to a 140-89 record. Mellett finished his career with 655 career at bats, a batting average of .337, a total of 221 hits, 169 runs scored, 54 doubles, 5 triples, 29 Home Runs, and 149 RBIs. McCann was a two-time SAC All-Conference award winner, a three-time SAC Player of the Week, a Southeast Player of the Week, and a two-time All-SAC Conference Tournament team member.
Mellett graduated from Wingate University in 2020 with a Bachelors in Business Administration and returned for his MBA and final season in 2021, leading the Bulldogs to the SAC Conference Tournament Championship, Southeast Regional Championship, and Wingate's first ever D2 National Baseball Championship title, where he also made the All-World Series Team in June 2021 in Cary, NC.
McCann will receive his MBA in the Spring of 2022 and is currently working in the Logistics and Transportation industry here in Charlotte.
Nick Bruno (2016)
Bruno was a four-time letterwinner for Coach Randy Belk and the Cougars. He was a two-time South Meck 8 All-Conference selection. Nick posted a 1.04 ERA in 54 innings during his senior season. He also played football, earning All-Conference honors on the gridiron.
Bruno was an integral part of the Catholic program during his time here. After high school, Nick attended UNC-Wilmington, where he was a member of the Seahawk baseball program. Nick graduated from UNCW in 2020.
Mitchell Salvino (2019)
Mitchell was a three-year letterwinner at CCHS. He also played basketball for two years and football for one year. Salvino was a NCHSAA Scholar Athlete as a senior. He was also a member of the 17U Southeastern USA Baseball Team and represented North Carolina in the Battle of the Border Showcase between N.C. and S.C.
Mitchell was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Math Honor Society while in high school as well. He also received the Gold Presidential Service Award for over 250 hours of service in 24 months and the Cougar Award for Academic Excellence.
Salvino is currently in his third year of college at Washington & Lee, where he is a member of the Generals baseball team.
Following the 2023 season, Mitchell will be graduating from W&L with a degree in Integrated Engineering, and heading to Wake Forest as a graduate transfer, to play baseball for the Demon Deacons and pursue a Masters in Management.
Alsander Womack (2017)
Womack was an integral piece of the Catholic Baseball program over the four years he was here. He earned three varsity letters while at Catholic. He earned All-Conference and 4A All-State honors as a senior in 2017. He also earned All-Conference honors as a junior during the 2016 season.
Al went on to play at Norfolk State University, where he added numerous honors while in school.
Womack was named a Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American in 2018, first team All-MEAC as a sophomore in 2019, MEAC's 2020 preseason Player of the Year, and led the Spartans to the East Carolina regional in 2021.
Al is the son of former big leaguer, Tony Womack.
Will Samuelson (2019)
Will Samuelson was a three-year letterman for the Cougars. He was named All-Conference during his senior year, batting .340.
Will also played Varsity Football on the 2017 NC 3AA HS State Championship Team and was a member of Varsity Swim Team for 3 years, and he was named a captain during his senior year.
Samuelson was selected to play in the 2018 NC State Games for Region 6, where he led his team to a bronze medal. Will played his showcase ball for CBC.
Will then went on to Catawba Valley Community College, where he was a member of the Red Hawk baseball team. During the 2020 season, Will batted .538, and during the 2021 season, he hit .441 and was voted 1st-Team NJCAA All-Region 10. He was also voted 2nd-Team NJCAA All-American.
Samuelson is currently playing at Tusculum University, and the 2023 season will be Will's second season as a member of the Pioneer baseball program.
Cormac Terry (2020)
Will Hanson (2022)
Joey Ruller (2022)
Nick Smith (2022)