Scenes from Signing Day
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A host of Shore Conference athletes across numerous sports, including basketball and baseball, signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday during fall's National Signing Day.
In boys basketball, senior forward Jesse Hill, who is now at Point Beach after transferring from Jackson Memorial, signed with Florida Atlantic University.
Christian Brothers Academy senior Jack Laffey signed with Division II Adelphi University and was part of a group of 11 CBA athletes to sign their Letters of Intent on Wednesday. That group also included CBA outfielders Will Morgan (Old Dominion) and Griffin Arnott (St. Peter's) as well as shortstop Matt D'Angelo (St. Peter's).
"Today is the culmination of years of tireless effort and dedication put forth by each of these athletes in their respective sports and academic efforts,” athletic director Vito Chiaravalloti said in a news release. “Each of these men epitomizes the true meaning of student-athlete and serves as inspiration to the Colts who will follow after them.”
In addition to the Colts trio, a host of other senior baseball standouts also made their commitments official. The group included Marlboro pitchers Andrew Nardi (Radford University) and Stephen Epstein (St. Peter's); Jackson Memorial outfielder Joe DeMaio (Iona); pitcher/infielder Brandon Janofsky (Stony Brook) and pitcher Ryan Takacs (Manhattan); Wall catcher Dan Wondrack (College of Charleston); Red Bank Catholic first baseman Mike Ianelli (Wagner); Barnegat pitcher Seamus Brazill (Hofstra); Colts Neck first baseman Tyler Kapuscinski (Marist); Shore Regional pitcher/infielder James Kelly (Monmouth University); Rumson-Fair Haven pitcher outfielder Morgan Maguire (Old Dominion); Toms River North pitchers Brett Hyers (UNC-Asheville) and Doug Molnar (Wagner); Jackson Liberty pitcher Howard Taylor (UNC-Asheville); and Toms River East shortstop Jon Meola (University of Virginia).
In girls basketball, a host of stars made it official, including Shore Player of the Year Marina Mabrey of Manasquan (Notre Dame); Rumson's Grace Stant (Villanova) and Sam Sabino (New Hampshire); St. Rose's Kat Phipps (St. Francis, NY) and Jess Louro (Middle Tennessee State); Freehold Township's Tori Wagner (St. Francis NY); Colts Neck's Kaity Healy (Seton Hall); Holmdel's Mia Ehling (St. Francis NY) and Morgan Graziano (Manhattan); Red Bank Catholic's Alex Barazotti (Loyola, MD); and Central's Katelyn Kuster (St. Mary's, MD).