Christian Brothers Academy Athletics


Spring Colts Recognized at Awards Convocation


CBA Athletics | 5/25/2017

On Wednesday, May 24th, the CBA Athletics Department held its annual Spring Awards Convocation in the varsity gym. The night honored the nine spring varsity sports teams: baseball, crew, golf, lacrosse, outdoor track, rugby, sailing, tennis and volleyball.

Not surprisingly, CBA performed excellently in each of those nine sports, qualifying for national championships, winning state and conference championships, and demonstrating the brotherhood that comes with being CBA athletes.

"You came to CBA because you wanted to be a part of something special - something bigger than yourself," Director of Athletics Vito Chiaravalloti told the students in attendance. "My hope is that your sport and your time as a CBA athlete has taught you one simple, yet important lesson: to push yourself each and every day to become the best version of yourself."

The night gave due to the accomplishments of each team, while also presenting new letter winners their CBA varsity letter. Returning letter men received a commemorative item, acknowledging another year of varsity sport participation. Each team chooses superlative awards, including a Most Valuable Player and one or more Coaches Award honors.

The athletics department also honored 18 senior scholar-athletes with special plaques. These seniors maintained a 92 GPA throughout their four years at CBA and earned one or more varsity letters. The following seniors were named scholar-athletes: Matthew Prince, Emanuel Lazzaro, Joseph LaForgia, Sam Weber, Colin Lankau, Christopher Lautato, Nick Ebert, Matthew Kelly, Daniel Berkowitz, Matthew Mawson, Collin Seebeck, Matthew Lautato, Patrick Kollman, Christian Berger, John Shea, Christopher Ferrigine, Brian Golden, & Kirin Bhattacharya.

Here are the accomplishments and awards of our nine spring varsity sports:


Coached by Marty Kenney Sr., Marty Kenney Jr.

- Advanced to the Final Four of the Monmouth County Tournament for the fourth straight year

Most Valuable Player: Nick Hohenstein

Commitment & Leadership Award: Andrea Dalatri


Coached by Scott Belford, Mike Sparta, Mike Tobin

- Varsity 4 and Lightweight 4 won gold at the Garden States

- Varsity 4 won the Philly City Championship for the first time in team history

- Varsity 4 and Lightweight 4 finished second at the Stotesbury Cup

- Advanced both Varsity 4 and Lightweight 4 to Nationals


Coached by Tim Sewing, Ted McCulloch

- Won third straight Monmouth County Championship

- Won third straight Shore Conference Championship

- Won the NJSIAA South Jersey Sectional Championship'

- Won the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions for overall state championship

Most Valuable Players: Jack Wall & Brendan Hansen

Coaches Award: Manny Lazzaro


Coached by Dave Santos, Bill Ryan, Kevin Dugan

- Advanced to the Final Four of the Shore Conference Tournament

Most Valuable Player: Nick Casner

Coaches Award: Finn Straine


Coached by Karl Torchia, Andrew Cusick, Dave Duh, Sean McCafferty

- Won eighth straight Monmouth County Championship

- Won seventh straight Shore Conference Championship

- Sectional, State & National Championships still to come

Most Valuable Player: Brendan Bodisch

Coaches Award: John Healy

Coached by Pat Moroney, James Lenihan

- Advanced to semifinals of state tournament

- Won Rickerson Cup over Hudson Catholic

Most Valuable Player: Cam DiGiorgio

Relentless Award: Dom Gangemi

Coached by Jody Lutz, Jason Lutz

- Won third straight SUNY Maritime Invitational

- Finished second at the Mid-Atlantic Championship (best finish ever)

- Qualified for the National Championship for first time in team history

- Ranked 15th nationally to end season

Most Valuable Player: Ryan Mullins

Outstanding Achievement Awards: Joe LaForgia, Chris Magno

Outstanding Leadership Award: Robert Maes

Coached by Courter Smith, Mary Mottola

- Won Monmouth County Tournament

- Won NJSIAA South Jersey Sectional Championship over St. Augustine

Coaches Awards: Sean Reilly, Andrew DeMaio

Coached by Monica Slattery, Shannon Drummond

- Advanced to Shore Conference Final

- Ranked top-10 in New Jersey

Most Valuable Player: Matt Kelly

Coaches Awards: Max Lenhart, Jack Dunigan

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