Christian Brothers Academy celebrated the 20 student-athletes who will be continuing their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level next year.
Nine different CBA sports were represented at the ceremony, with the 20 students heading to a variety of different Division I, II or III colleges around the country.
"Congratulations to these student-athletes as they commit to continuing their academic and athletic careers at great institutions," said Director of Athletics Michael Mazzaccaro. "They have lent their talents to us over the past four years and we are continually inspired by what they do both on and off the fields. These students truly have raised the bar and are leaving CBA in a better place."
The following students will be playing college athletics next school year...
Brennan O'Keefe (Catholic University, Baseball)
Hunter DelGuercio (Gettysburg College, Baseball)
James Nitti (University of Scranton, Baseball)
Will Bradley (Drew University, Basketball)
Nicholas Sullivan (Villanova University, Cross Country)
Brendan Donnelly (Christopher Newport University, Lacrosse)
Liam Schwartz (Connecticut College, Lacrosse)
Joseph Meehan (University of Kentucky, Rugby)
TJ Meehan (Clemson University, Rugby)
Max Koczan (Hobart College, Soccer)
Charlie Paparella (Catholic University, Soccer)
Conor Doogan (University of Scranton, Swimming)
Luke Condon (Boston College, Swimming)
Jake Zappala (Marist College, Track & Field)
Kam Coleman (Cornell University, Track & Field)
Kevin Allen (The College of New Jersey, Track & Field)
Matt Herman (Duke University, Track & Field)
Matt Mastroly (Rider University, Track & Field)
Nicholas Stump (Muhlenburg College, Wrestling)
Peter Grippo (Stevens Institute of Technology, Wrestling)
WHAT THE STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE SAYING
"Choosing to go to CBA is one of the best choices I have made. I know for fact that I am well prepared for whatever college throws at me. I am also so grateful to all my coaches and teammates for a wonderful three years of playing baseball for CBA." - HUNTER DELGUERCIO, Gettysburg College Baseball
"The diversity of the curriculum was crucial to my success both in the classroom and on the track. The opportunity to explore the different course offerings not only allowed me to get a better idea of what I may want to study in college, but also I was able to acquire skills that could help me on the track." - KAMERON COLEMAN, Cornell University Track & Field
"CBA has prepared me academically and athletically by teaching me respect and helping me mature. I came into CBA unsure of what I wanted and I am leaving a completely different and more responsible person. My teachers in the classroom and coaches on the court have taught me core values that I will use for the rest of my life." - WILL BRADLEY, Drew University Basketball
"CBA prepared me academically and athletically by always challenging me to better myself. CBA has allowed me to continuously grow through my successes and failures both on and off the pitch. I thank CBA for giving me the opportunity to be able to play rugby at the Division I level and by giving me the tools to succeed in college." - TJ MEEHAN, Clemson University Rugby
"CBA has prepared me both academically and athletically, but most importantly, it has taught me invaluable life lessons. So many teachers have helped shape me into the person I am today and I am ready for the next four years of my life." - BRENNAN O'KEEFE, Catholic University Baseball