SIX CBA SENIORS INK COMMITMENTS
Six seniors from Christian Brothers Academy inked their commitments to play college soccer at the Division I level.
Aedan Boriotti (Rutgers University), Thomas Judge (James Madison University), Ryan Nigro (NJIT), Ryan O’Connor (Loyola University Maryland), Matt Thorsheim (Bucknell University) and Andrew Venezia (Lafayette College) donned their future school’s colors during a ceremony in the CBA Quinn Library.
“For these young men and their parents, today is the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication both in the classroom and on the soccer field,” Director of Athletics Vito Chiaravalloti said. “They've taken pride in being CBA student-athletes and have met all of the challenges and opportunities that come with that title head on. They leave us as scholars and state champions, prepared for the demands of the next level and beyond. We are so proud of all they have achieved and look forward to hearing about their future successes.”
Five of the seniors- Boriotti, Judge, Nigro, O’Connor and Thorsheim- were catalysts in the Colts’ run to winning both the Shore Conference Championship and the NJSIAA Non-Public State Championship. CBA, who lost just once all season, was ranked number 12 in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com and number one in the state by NJ.com and multiple other publications.
Thorsheim, who was named a National Coaches All-American for the second straight year, notched 14 goals and adding 21 assists in 2016. The 21 assists matched his own program record from his junior season and led the Shore Conference. Thorsheim broke a 73-minute long scoreless tie with a strike to push Christian Brothers to a 1-0 win over Seton Hall Prep in the state championship.
With Boriotti in goal and Judge as a staunch defensive back, the 2016 Colts were one of the best defensive teams that CBA has ever had. They allowed just 13 goals across 25 total games and notched 13 shutouts with Boriotti in goal.
Pictured from left to right (School, HOMETOWN): Thomas Judge (James Madison University, FREEHOLD); Aedan Boriotti (Rutgers University, SEA GIRT); Ryan Nigro (NJIT, MORGANVILLE); Ryan O'Connor (Loyola University Maryland, RUMSON); Matt Thorsheim (Bucknell University, MANALAPAN); Andrew Venezia (Lafayette College, LINCROFT)