Bryant High School Athletics


Fall Athletes, Teams Honored


The Christian Brothers Academy Athletics Department honored its five fall varsity sports teams on Wednesday, November 16th in the CBA Theater. Not surprisingly, CBA performed excellently in each of the five sports, winning state and conference championships, competing on the national stage and demonstrating the brotherhood that comes with being CBA athletes. "I want to thank our incredible coaches, our parents, but most of all, our exceptional student-athletes," Director of Athletics Vito Chiaravalloti said. "I say often that the best part of my job is that everyday I get an opportunity to watch incredible young men do incredible things. Your selflessness and hard work inspire me to be better everyday." 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 has the option to choose superlative awards, including a most valuable player and one or more coaches award honors, among others. At CBA, some athletic teams are dual season sports, including three that were honored on Wednesday night in crew, rugby and sailing. All three of these teams will be back in action come March for their spring seasons and will hand out additional awards in May. Here are the accomplishments of our five fall varsity sports: CREW: Coached by Scott Belford, Matt Butler, Mike Sparta, Michael Tobin, Paul Clauss - Eight top-10 finishes - Three first place finishes in the Varsity 4, Varsity 8, and the JV 8 at the Head of the Christina - Best finish in program history at the Head of the Charles Regatta (7th out of 85 boats) - Second Varsity 4 placed second and the Varsity 8 placed third at the Philadelphia Frostbite - Varsity 4 finished fourth and fifth at the Bill Braxton Memorial CROSS COUNTRY: Coached by Sean McCafferty, Karl Torchia, Mike Mazzacarro - Won 27th Non-Public A State Championship - Won 32nd Shore Conference Championship - Won 47th Monmouth County Championship - Won 13th Eastern States title at the Manhattan Invitational - Extended national-record dual meet streak to 350 Coaches Awards: Joe Boyle, Colin Trigani Most Valuable Runner: Genaro Anzalone RUGBY: Coached by Patrick Moroney, James Lenihan - Won the New Jersey U16 & U19 Championships - Hosted a Rugby 7s Tournament - Fielded the largest freshmen class in program history Coaches Award: Dominick Gangemi Relentless Award: Ryan Tumulty Most Valuable Player: Sam Houston SAILING: Coached by Jody Lutz, Jason Lutz - Won their 3rd straight Toms River Sailfest Cup, longest streak in trophy history - Qualified for their 13th straight Mid-Atlantic District Championship, finishing fourth (best finish in a decade) - Qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship, the nation's highest team fall event Coaches Awards: Garret Boyan, Justin Modin Special Recognition: Michael Ehnot for qualifying for the Singlehanded National Championship for the second consecutive year SOCCER Coached by Tom Mulligan, Jeff Matson, Rory Fitzgerald, AJ Mokes - Won their 22nd A-North Division Title - Won their 10th Shore Conference Championship - Won the South Jersey Sectional Championship - Won their sixth Non-Public A State Championship Coaches Awards: Colin Lankau Outstanding Leadership Award: Scott Misson Most Outstanding Player: Matthew Mawson Most Valuable Player: Matthew Thorsheim