Fourteen Seniors Commit to Play College Athletics

Fourteen members of the Christian Brothers Academy Class of 2021 celebrated their commitments to play college athletics on April 14.

The following CBA senior student-athletes committed during spring signing period:

  • Jason Asare – University of Chicago – Track & Field
  • Ethan Beyer – Muhlenberg College – Soccer
  • Chris DeSousa – Penn State University – Cross Country/Track
  • Henry Escandon – Catholic University – Baseball
  • Colin Farrell – Gettysburg College – Basketball
  • Adrian Foley – Columbia University – Crew
  • Joseph Giamanco – Hofstra University – Golf
  • Joseph Marini – Catholic University – Baseball
  • Jack Martinek – Stevens Institute of Technology – Swimming
  • Brendan McHugh – Tufts University – Crew
  • John Morreale – Stevens Institute of Technology – Fencing
  • Sam Nini – Davidson College – Wrestling
  • Christian Ricci – Cornell University – Track & Field
  • Colin Stevens – Sacred Heart University – Volleyball

“On behalf of the entire CBA community, I would like to congratulate these young men and their families on their great achievement,” said Director of Athletics Michael Mazzaccaro. “Through countless hours of hard work spent on both academics and athletics, these student-athletes have proven themselves worthy of competing and excelling at the next level.”

These 14 student-athletes have been standouts and key contributors over the past few seasons of CBA Athletics. These Colts have led their respective teams to plenty of wins, postseason berths, and championships. They have also built lifelong bonds with their teammates, a hallmark of CBA Athletics.

The 14 seniors join the 13 classmates that made their college athletic commitments in the fall of 2020.


“The past four years at CBA have set me up for a very successful academic and athletic career at PSU. CBA has taught me how to work hard, push myself, and focus even on the little things whether that be in the classroom or on the track.” – Chris DeSousa, Penn State University Cross Country & Track

“While I have had many great experiences at CBA, something that has been really impactful to me is how invested the teachers are in my success as a student. CBA challenged me both academically and athletically and that was something I was looking for.” – Sam Nini, Davidson College Wrestling

“Members of both CBA’s teaching and coaching staff have challenged me both mentally and physically day in and day out. Through these challenges, I adopted a hard-working attitude, which is a necessity to find success at the university level.” – Jason Asare, University of Chicago Track & Field

“CBA has taught me how to persevere under pressure and how to properly manage an athletic and academic schedule. I believe that these skills, along with other educational experiences, will help me be successful during my next four years in college. ” – John Morreale, Stevens Institute of Technology Fencing

“From the first day at CBA, I gave myself goals and very high expectations. I told myself I was not going to leave this school until I reached all of my goals. I can proudly say that all the goals I made for myself, I reached, and the bar that I set for myself in terms of what I expected myself to do, I raised.” – Adrian Foley, Columbia University Crew

About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is an independent, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men 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 the Church and society. Through generous contributions from family and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.9 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at