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Belen athletes 'Zoom' to college sports

MIAMI | Seven Belen Jesuit student-athletes signed their intent to play their sports at the college level during a virtual signing ceremony, done via Zoom, May 5, 2020.

The signing took place virtually due to the March 16 closing of school campuses because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In general, about 7% of high school athletes (about 1 in 14) go on to play a varsity sport in college.

The student-athletes who committed to playing at the collegiate level are: 

Crew:

  • Stephen Brennan - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Christopher Rodriguez - University of Wisconsin, Madison

Football:

  • Frankie Aguero-Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sebastian Alonso - University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ralph Desantis - Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania

Soccer:

  • Daniel Comas Sanchez - New York University, New York

Swimming:

  • Andres Wong - Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts

“I am proud of these young men who, as true student-athletes, have achieved the Magis — both on the field and in the classroom. Belen has overcome many obstacles in its history and the COVID-19 pandemic is just another example. Honoring the hard work of these young men is a priority and we are happy that technology is allowing us to celebrate their achievements,” said José E. Roca, Belen’s principal. “Congratulations to them as well as their families, coaches, counselors, and teachers who have supported their formation throughout their years at Belen.”

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