NINE Belen Jesuit Student Athletes to Sign National Letters of Intent
Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
The Belen Community is proud to announce that 9 student athletes will sign their national letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level.
The signing ceremony will take place Monday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m., in the Roberto Goizueta Athletic Center.
“We are very proud of these young men. This signing day is a result of many years of hard work on the playing fields, training room, and in the classroom,” said Carlos Barquin, Athletic Director. “All of them are outstanding young men, and they will be excellent Belen ambassadors at their respective universities.”
Jonathan Menendez - Georgetown University
Santiago Ugas - University of Delaware
Carlos Lara - Palm Beach Atlantic
Danny Brown - Florida International University
Gabriel Trastoy - Loyola University - New Orleans
Pedro "Papo" Garcia - Catholic University
Jorge Valdes - Catholic University
Alfonso Rodríguez- Florida International University
Danny Martinez - Villanova University
“It is a great honor for the Belen community to have these athletes recognized for their stellar abilities,” said Jesuit Father Guillermo M. García-Tuñón, President of the School. “They are not only great athletes, but fine students and a wonderful representation of Belen Jesuit.”
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.