Colts at the Next Level: 54 Seniors to Participate in College Athletics

With the 56th commencement exercises having come and gone, 54 Christian Brothers Academy graduates will now look forward to playing college athletics next school year.

Twelve CBA-sponsored varsity sports will be represented across all three levels of college athletics. Throughout this school year, 29 student-athletes participated in the Division I National Signing Day to commit to their respective schools. Now, 24 more students join those commits in playing their sport in college.

The Class of 2018 departs the Academy with national championship appearances, regional & district championships, New Jersey state titles, and countless conference & county victories in tow.

Here is the breakdown of the student-athletes by sport:


Matthew Barnes – Shenandoah University (Division III)

Joe Duffy – University of the Sciences, Philadelphia (Division II)

Matthew Fitzsimmons – Montclair State University (Division III)

Jack Harnisch – Fordham University (Division I)

Nicholas Hohenstein – La Salle University (Division I)

Jake Lawrie – Marist College (Division I)

Michael Martorano – Christopher Newport University (Division III)

Perry Quartuccio – Montclair State University (Division III)

Thomas Rodgers – Muhlenberg College (Division III)

Blaise Venancio – St. Joseph’s University (Division I)



Robert Mahala – Siena College (Division I)


CREW (12)

William Acken – Yale University (Division I)

Riley Guerrera – United States Naval Academy (Division I)

Bryan Hampton – Northeastern University (Division I)

Garrett Hegel – MIT (Division I)

Sean Kenney – University of San Diego (Division I)

Vincent Kiechlin – Jacksonville University (Division I)

Logan Lukenda – Dartmouth College (Division I)

David Marcano – La Salle University (Division I)

William Petersen – Penn State University (Division I)

Paul Piperno – Villanova University (Division I)

Blake Vastola – University of Pennsylvania (Division I)

Kyle Wicklund – University of Delaware (Division I)

Erik Wicks – University of Pennsylvania (Division I)



Brian Hill – University of Michigan (Division I)

Ryan Miele – Bucknell University (Division I)

Nick Rienzo – College of Charleston (Division I)



Tom Gana – Stevens Institute of Technology (Division III)

Ryan Hagan – Stevens Institute of Technology (Division III)



Michael Carroll – Bucknell University (Division I)

Rob Hermansen – Merrimack College (Division II)

Ryan Paris – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Division II)

Nicholas Robertson – University of Scranton (Division III)

Ryan Tierney – Saint Lawrence University (Division III)

Luke Valentino – Trinity College (Division III)



Cameron DiGiorgio – Iona College (Division I)

Daniel Goetz – Iona College (Division I)

Alexander Halpin – Lehigh University (Division I)



Michael Ehnot – George Washington University (Division I)



John Askin – Monmouth University (Division I)

Christian Caceres – Loyola University Chicago (Division I)

George Gosden – York University, Toronto (Canadian Division I equivalent)

Shane Keenan – University of Connecticut (Division I)

Connor Kelly – Duke University (Division I)



Issac Mercado – Rutgers University (Division I)

Peter Warshaw – Loyola University Maryland (Division I)

Connor Wright – Fordham University (Division I)



Andrew Canale – Bryant University (Division I)

Jack Lotosky – Ohio State University (Division I)

Dan Mead – Cornell University (Division I)

Corey Palazzolo – Gettysburg College (Division III)

Quinn Trent – Bates College (Division III)



Richie Koehler – Rider University (Division I)

Christian Recanatini – University of Scranton (Division III)


* all information was provided by the student-athletes.


About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.5 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at