Two BC Crusaders From Ridgewood Ink with Colleges

Phil Rigoglioso and Ryan Rose committed to Bentley and Rutgers, respectively, last Wednesday.

From Rhode Island and Maryland to Arizona and Illinois and back to New Jersey, 17 Bergen Catholic Crusaders officially inked their NCAA Letters of Intent during a ceremony last Wednesday.

The 17 seniors represented seven varsity teams from football, tennis, baseball, lacrosse, track and field, soccer and golf. Of the athletes, 11 have committed to a Division-1 program with two to Division-2 schools and three competing on the Division-3 level.

Two of the athletes hail from Ridgewood.

Phil Rigoglioso (Bentley University – Football)

A three-year member and two-year starter for the Crusader football team at defensive tackle, Phil Rigoglioso will attend Bentley University. The Boston-bound defensive star hopes to start for the Falcons.

Ryan Rose (Rutgers University – Golf)

A four-year member of the golf team, Ryan rose was a 1st Team All-County golfer as a junior, and won the 2012 New Jersey State Golf Association Junior Championship. Ryan will be attending Rutgers University with a chance to compete at the highest level of NCAA golf. He plans to attend Rutgers Business School.

–– Eamon Harbord

Mikka H February 11, 2013 at 07:59 PM
how about acedemics? it not all about sports and that's not how the world goes around......
Dave Tartaglia February 12, 2013 at 03:59 PM
both have good academics. so you can shut up.
Dave Tartaglia February 12, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Both of these universities are ranked top 75 in the nation. So check your facts.
JAFO February 12, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Rutgers accepts more than 60% of applicants. I wouldn't consider that "selective".
JAFO February 12, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Rutgers is #68 among "National Universities", trailing such fine institutions as UGA, UConn, UFLA, UMD and a host of other state colleges.
Michele Cheshire February 15, 2013 at 04:51 AM
Rutgers is well known locally but other than that no one cares if it wasn't for sports recognition.


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