Christian Brothers Academy celebrated 16 student-athletes for their commitments to play college athletics next year.
The 16 seniors represented nine different CBA sports programs, including baseball, crew, fencing, golf, lacrosse, track & field, rugby, soccer, and wrestling.
"Congratulations to our student-athletes and their families on their commitment to play at the collegiate level," said Director of Athletics Michael Mazzaccaro '11 "After four years of dedication to CBA and their sport, we wish them nothing but the best at their chosen school. These young men will forever be members of our Colts family and we're excited to watch them grow and succeed in college."
The 16 student-athletes included:
Shaun Alvarado (Mount St. Mary's University, Rugby)
Peter Canterino (Hamilton College, Lacrosse)
Constantine Demetriades (Rollins College, Crew)
Joe DiBernardo (UCLA, Crew)
Quinn Evans (Fairfield University, Rugby)
Jorge Gana (Johns Hopkins University, Fencing)
Jake Homowitz (Stockton University, Soccer)
Declan Kelly (Arcadia University, Soccer)
Ryan Maguire (Loyola Marymount University, Crew)
Jack Moran (Rutgers University, Track & Field)
Jack Ryan (College of the Holy Cross, Track & Field)
Joe Silvestri (Bucknell University, Track & Field)
Liam Sweeney (Rowan University, Baseball)
Vin Principe (Stevens Institute of Technology, Wrestling)
Greg Wirin (Lycoming College, Baseball)
Not pictured: Ethan Lee (Monmouth University, Golf)
These student-athletes have been standouts and key contributors over the past few seasons of CBA Athletics. These Colts have led their respective teams to plenty of wins, postseason berths, and championships. They have also built lifelong bonds with their teammates, a hallmark of CBA Athletics.
WHAT THE STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE SAYING
"CBA's crew team has been instrumental in my growth as a rower, but more importantly, as a person. The growth I was able to undergo and eventually emerge as the captain of the team is unparalleled to anything I've ever been a part of in my life. Physical strength is one thing, but being put in an environment where you're also pushed by your peers and coaches to gain strength as a person, a teammate, and a leader is what ultimately got me to where I am now." - Joseph DiBernardo, UCLA Crew
"CBA has taught me what it means to really be a part of something bigger than myself. The leadership skills and bonds I have gained throughout my time at CBA will definitely play a huge role in my college career on and off the track." - Jack Moran, Rutgers Track & Field
"Although I only joined the track program during my junior year, I was able to see the dedication and commitment present in both the athletes and coaches. Their passion inspired me to work as hard as I could to catch up to my peers who have played for four years, allowing me to continue my career to the next level. I feel that CBA and the people I have met during my time at the Academy have more than appropriately prepared me for the journey to the next level." - Jack Ryan, Holy Cross Track & Field
"CBA Soccer has taught me many things, but the most important is responsibility. Taking responsibility for my mistakes and moving on is the biggest thing I have learned from my four years of CBA Soccer." - Declan Kelly, Arcadia University Soccer
"CBA and the rugby team have taught me the importance of respect both in and out of the classroom and on and off the rugby pitch. Coach Pat [Moroney] has always been a big advocate for respecting the opponent and playing with class, and he has instilled those values in us, and I intend to carry on those values through both college and the rest of my life." - Shaun Alvarado, Mount St. Mary's Rugby