Christian Brothers Academy was presented with its seventh consecutive - and 13th overall - ShopRite Cup for best non-public program on September 28 in a short ceremony.
NJSIAA Assistant Director Derryk Sellers presented the ShopRite Cup to Director of Athletics Michael Mazzaccaro in Henderson Theater, with team leaders from all 18 CBA sports in attendance.
"On behalf of ShopRite and the NJSIAA, I am happy to present this award to CBA as the best program in the state of New Jersey," Sellers said.
The Colts were by far the top school in the Non-Public A section, earning 187 points in state tournaments this past school year. Second place Newark Academy earned 129 points.
"I have two asks of you this morning, enjoy this celebration, but the bigger ask is to lead your teammates so that they are sitting here in a year from now," Mazzaccaro said to the student-athletes.
It is the seventh straight ShopRite Cup win for CBA, but first since 2019-2020 as the award was not presented during the COVID-affected 2020-2021 year.
Christian Brothers won the inaugural Cup in 2004, subsequently earning top honors in 13 of the 18 years that the award has been presented.
In 2021-2022, CBA won state championships in ice hockey and indoor track relays. The Colts finished as state finalists in six sports: cross country, soccer, indoor track overall, swimming, wrestling, and outdoor track. Three more sports were state semifinalists: baseball, golf and tennis.