Eight Students Commit to Play at the Collegiate Level

Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
The Belen community is proud to announce that eight student-athletes have committed to play their respective sport at the collegiate level. The signing ceremony was held on November 18 in the Roca Theater and streamed live via the school’s YouTube channel. Click here to see the online photo album. 

  • Michael Cruz - Caldwell University (New Jersey)
  • Christopher Bayo - Caldwell University (New Jersey)
  • Nicholas Alonso - Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana)
  • Marc Fuentes - Rice University (Texas)
  • Matthew Huembes - Barry University (Florida)

“Once again we are very happy that our seniors have an opportunity to move on and play at the next level,” said Jerry Albert, Head Baseball Coach. “These five young men have all worked very hard to get to this point in their baseball careers, and to be able to see their dreams come to fruition is one of the best parts of being a high school baseball coach.”

Cross Country:
Adam Magoulas - University of Florida (Florida) 

“Adam has an incredible talent for running but most importantly what makes him valuable to an athletic program is that he places his teammates above everything else,” said Frankie Ruiz, Head Cross Country Coach. “He consistently embodies that 1% of the team is more important than 100% of self. The University of Florida will be in great hands with the addition of Adam Magoulas to the team as he joins two other fellow Belen graduates Javier Vento and Aiden Villasuso.”

Water Polo:
  • Zachary Callejas - McKendree University (Illinois)
  • Dylan Veccio - McKendree University (Illinois)

“I am proud of our Wolverines who, as true student-athletes, have achieved the Magis - both on the field, track, or pool and in the classroom. Congratulations to them as well as their families, coaches, and teachers who have supported their formation throughout their years at Belen,” said José E. Roca ‘84, Principal. 

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), nearly eight million students currently participate in high school athletics in the United States. In general, over 7% of high school athletes (about 1 in 13) go on to play a varsity sport in college and less than 2% of high school athletes (1 in 57) go on to play at NCAA Division I schools.
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.