Christian Brothers Academy Athletics


Lacrosse Wins Thrilling Shore Conference Championship


CBA Athletics | 5/22/2024

For the first time since 2009, Christian Brothers Academy Lacrosse is back on top of the Shore Conference.

The Colts won a thrilling 5-4 game over Manasquan at Monmouth University, securing the team's fifth conference title.

"I’m just so happy for this group of young men," head coach Dave Santos '85 said. "They have been truly committed to this common goal of winning the SCT since last summer and, led by a terrific group of seniors, have achieved that goal. More importantly, they have done this while always demonstrating the strength of character that embodies the true CBA student-athlete."

The victory was only possible because of some late game heroics by both junior Davis Campbell and the defensive lineup.

Trailing by one with less than two minutes to play, Campbell scored after a mad scramble for the ball, knotting the contest up at 4-4.

Senior goalie Brandon Desena was forced to make a critical save with less than a minute to play, which prompted another loose ball situation in which the Colts capitalized.

It was Campbell yet again who picked up the ball and ripped a shot at the Manasquan goal, scoring with 12.3 seconds on the clock and giving CBA the lead.

The winning goal was Campbell's third of the game, as sophomore Caden Lucich added the other two scores.

CBA has come close in several Shore Conference Tournaments since the last title in 2009. This was quite a way to end the Colts' championship draught. The program also won the Shore Conference in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

"I think this victory was extra meaningful for all of us because we understood how close the teams had come in recent years," Santos said. "Make no mistake about it, those teams and those players all had a role in this victory. It was those guys that helped establish this culture of brotherhood that exists within the CBA lacrosse program and was so instrumental in our success this season."

The Colts will next look to make a run in the Non-Public A State Tournament.