Seventeen Christian Brothers Academy student-athletes inked their commitments to Division I colleges across the country during Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
"Although signing your name only takes 30 seconds, the moment reflects years of preparation, sacrifice, and determination both in and out of the classroom, and will now afford you the incredible opportunity to fulfill your dreams and set you on a course to reach your fullest potential,” Director of Athletics Vito Chiaravalloti said. “Although we celebrate today, this moment represents your past and impacts your future. Congratulations to all our student-athletes on this extraordinary achievement."
The following CBA seniors will play at the Division I level next year:
Logan Lukenda - Dartmouth College, Crew
Will Acken - Yale University, Crew
Richie Kohler - Rider University, Wrestling
Peter Warshaw - Loyola University Maryland, Swimming
Dimitri Maldonado - Rider University, Swimming
Dan Mead - Cornell University, Track & Field
Ryan Miele - Bucknell University, Track & Field
Joey West - Seton Hall University, Swimming
Jack Lotosky - Ohio State University, Track & Field
Kyle Wicklund - University of Delaware, Crew
Jake Lawrie - Marist College, Baseball
Garrett Hegel - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Crew
David Marcano - La Salle University, Crew
Blake Vastola - University of Pennsylvania, Crew
Sean Kenney - University of San Diego, Crew
Vince Kiechlin - Jacksonville University, Crew
Ryan Hagan - Stevens Institute of Technology, Fencing
Throughout their CBA playing careers, each of these student-athletes has been part of one or more championships.
In total, nine members of the crew team have committed to continue rowing in college, which is the most CBA has ever had in a single class for the sport. Two athletes had previously committed in the fall.
The three swimming signees joined one teammate who committed in the fall to total four athletes from the 2018 state championship team.
With three track & field athletes committing, CBA will have six participate at the Division I level.
Overall, CBA had 29 student-athletes commit to play Division I athletics, with several expecting to walk-on their college team next year.