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