It was a proud day at Christian Brothers Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 when 15 athletes formalized their commitments to colleges and universities across the United States.
These athletes were representing swimming, wrestling, track, cross country, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and crew and they participated in the signing ceremony held in the school’s library.
“On behalf of CBA, I would like to express just how proud we all are of our exceptional student-athletes here today,” said Vito Chiaravalloti, athletic director. “What’s most impressive is not that they are talented enough to continue their athletic careers, rather that they have placed a priority on their studies, giving themselves the opportunity to attend some of the best colleges in the nation. These young men truly embody what it means to be a student-athlete.”
Chiaravalloti wished congratulations to the following athletes: Patrick Andree of Colts Neck (Basketball: Lehigh University); Kenny Campbell of Brick (Baseball: Lafayette University); Gianluca Dalatri of Wall (Baseball: University of North Carolina); Brian Dengler of Rumson (Cross Country: Bucknell University); Zach DiGiaro of Middletown (Swimming: Bryant University); Brendan Galvin of Spring Lake (Baseball: Princeton University); John Hall of Little Silver (Swimming: Dartmouth University); Ryan Hutzley of Ocean (Crew: Princeton University); Tyler Kauth of Wall (Swimming: Seton Hall University); Paul Knepple of Point Pleasant (Cross Country: University of Richmond); Brandon Martorano of Marlboro (Baseball: University of North Carolina); William Miksic of Spring Lake (Crew: Cornell University); Sebastian Rivera of Jackson (Wrestling: Northwestern University); John Salcedo of Little Silver (Lacrosse: Bucknell University); and Mike Zupko of Old Bridge (Track: Princeton University).
These great athletes helped CBA win the ShopRite Cup, an accolade presented by the NJSIAA and ShopRite to recognize the top scholastic athletic programs in the state, for Non-Public A schools for the 2014-2015 season.
At Matawan, Philip Tyburczy, an assistant principal in charge of athletics, announced that Richard Joa signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Philadelphia University. Also, Tyburczy said that Tracey Brereton, a basketball and softball player, was selected as a finalist for the “Complete Athlete Scholarship Showcase on Nov. 15 at the Bridgewater Marriott.
At Barnegat, John Germano, the director of athletics, announced that two baseball players signed. Jared Kacsco signed to NJIT and Jason Groome signed to Vanderbilt.
At Manasquan, six players signed National Letters of Intent and they were lacrosse players Kirsten Barnes (Duquesne), Maggie Fabean (Queens of Charlotte), Megan Gianforte (Richmond) and Emily Petillo (Louisville), baseball player Jack Sheehan (Notre Dame), tennis player Brianne Lauria (Sacred Heart).
At St. John Vianney, senior long sprinter Monica Heil signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Boston College next fall. Heil was a First Team All-Shore sprinter as a junior, and finished as one of the top sprinters in the state with a second place finish at the Meet of Champions, after capturing Monmouth County and Shore Conference crowns in the 400 event.
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