Shortened season or not, Christian Brothers Academy Soccer was a force to be reckoned with during the 2020 campaign.
The Colts finished an undefeated season (13-0-1) with a 4-1 win over St. Rose in the NJSIAA's "central-east" non-public sectional tournament on November 21.
With sectional tournaments being regionalized to reduce travel, CBA played St. Rose in the title game at the Academy, a rarity for a tournament final to be played at home.
Christian Brothers did not waste any time proving they were worthy of being the tournament's undisputed number one team. The Colts scored three first half goals courtesy of Shane Borenius, Will Thygeson and Dylan Cupo. Borenius added a second half header goal to give CBA some extra cushion.
It is the third time in program history that CBA Soccer has finished a season without a loss. Historic, state title winning seasons in 1998 and 2011 were the other two.
In 14 total contests, CBA only allowed four goals in total, resulting in 10 shutouts. Seniors Thomas Manners and Michael Jakub split time in goal this season, both shutting down opponents in impressive fashion.
Borenius paced the Colts with nine goals on the season, adding three assists. Cupo finished second on the team with seven goals, while Thygeson, Brett Sieg, Marco Mastriani and Jake Homowitz each recorded four assists to lead the team.
Sieg, a midfielder, was voted as the coaches' A North Division Player of the Year, while Borenius, Jack Longo and Ryan Mojares were all-division coaches' selections. All four players were also chosen for the all-county teams, with Sieg and Longo on the first team and Borenius and Mojares on the second team.