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Ridgewood’s Lahna inducted into Walsh’s hall of fame

| February 14, 2017
Chad Lahna is pictured with Tim Mead, who coached him in baseball at Walsh University. Contributed | Beacon

Chad Lahna, left, is pictured with Tim Mead, who coached him in baseball at Walsh University. Contributed | Beacon

WEST LAFAYETTE – Ridgewood High School’s head baseball coach was recently honored for his contributions to his college program.

Chad Lahna was one of seven Walsh University alumni who were inducted into the 34th class of the school’s athletic wall of fame on Jan. 27.

“It was rewarding and extremely satisfying to be put in the same category as all those other athletes who came before me and excelled in the classroom and on the field,” Lahna said.

He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 2000 and played baseball for three years at Walsh where he saw action in the outfield and on the mound.

“I had some success in high school and was fortunate to be able to go on and play in college in a comfortable situation and get a good education at the same time,” Lahna said.

According to Walsh’s website, he had a 113 career RBI, sixth-most in program history, was named AMC North Player of the Year his senior year and was an All-AMC First Team selection after hitting .339 with nine home runs, 58 RBI, 58 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples, and recording a 1.02 ERA pitching. Lahna also was honored for his academics by being named an AMC Scholar Athlete and was selected as the Walsh Male Athlete of the Year. He is second in school history for RBI in a single season with 58, is tied for third in runs for a single season with 58, and is second on the all-time list for Cavalier pitchers with a 1.02 ERA. Lahna’s college resume also includes an All-AMC First Team selection his junior season after he hit .316 with four home runs, 34 RBI, eight doubles, and a triple. None of this would have been possible without his family’s support and the coaches he’s had over the years.

“The award may have my name on it, but I’ve always said I’m nothing without my coaches, my family, my teammates and my friends. A lot of people played a part in this.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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