Six CBA student-athletes sign letters of intent to Division I institutions

CBA athletes smile with their parents after signing their letters of intent on Thursday

Because of snow cancellations, it came a day after National Signing Day, but six Christian Brothers Academy student-athletes signed their letters of intent on Thursday afternoon.

Five of the athletes chose to play football at a Division I institution, while one will take her talents to the Syracuse University women's soccer team in the fall.

J.R. Zazzara, a one time SU lacrosse verbal commitment, decided he wanted to play football in college instead, opting to travel west to attend the University of Buffalo. Deshawn Salter committed to play football at Yale University, and will now be the rival of former teammate Gideon Dixon, who committed to Brown University. The two said they've been playing on the same team since they were five, but were excited to start a new friendly rivalry.

Aaron Donalson committed to play football at Coastal Carolina, and Jonathan Stackhouse committed to Central Connecticut State, also to play football.

With those five Division I football commitments, 51 CBA athletes have now gone on to play football the Division I level under coach Joe Casamento, who took over the program in 1999.

Eva Gordon said she's excited to stay in front of her home fans, committing to play soccer at Syracuse University in the fall.

This group joins six of their classmates who signed their letters of intent during the fall.