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Celebrating College Athletic Commitments

Celebrating College Athletic Commitments

Congratulations to the four outstanding Central Catholic student-athletes who recently committed to play Division 1 or Division 2 collegiate-level sports in Fall 2022.

The following students recently signed commitments to play their respective sports in college next fall:

  • Briana M. Farrell '22 (Amesbury, MA), Cross Country/Track & Field, Merrimack College (MA)
  • Adrianna M. Marinello '22 (Salem, NH), Soccer, Merrimack College (MA)
  • Kaiden J. Nobrega '22 (Lowell, MA), Track & Field, West Point Military Academy (NY)
  • Kate M. Reagan '22 (Salem, NH), Track & Field, Assumption University (MA)

“Congratulations to Briana, Adrianna, Kaiden, and Kate on their commitments to continue their athletic and academic careers in college," said Mr. Zachary Blaszak, Director of Athletics and Activities at CCHS. "They have had successful careers here at Central Catholic and will always be part of the strong history and Raider tradition. I cannot wait to watch them continue their excellence beyond the walls of Central Catholic."


About Briana

Briana M. Farrell '22 posing in her college sweatshirt

Briana M. Farrell '22

  • Hometown: Amesbury, MA
  • Middle School: Amesbury Middle School, Amesbury, MA
  • College: Merrimack College (MA)
    • Sports:
      • Cross Country
      • Track & Field
    • Area of Study: Criminology

Briana, a three-sport athlete at CCHS (Field Hockey, Indoor Track & Field, Indoor Track & Field), is one of several CCHS student-athletes who committed to compete in Division 1 or Division 2 collegiate-level sports in Fall 2022. 

Off the track and in the classroom, Briana is grateful for one of her favorite faculty members who supported her along the way.

"I had Ms. Denise Horan (Social Studies) for both my Sophomore and Junior years, and she was always so understanding and supportive when I didn’t comprehend something or was having a hard time," said Briana.

"Central Catholic has such a welcoming atmosphere and it really makes our school special – it stands out from other schools."

Beyond running, Briana enjoys volunteering at the bible camp at her local church during the summer. 

Briana’s brother, Cameron D. Farrell '24, also attends CCHS.


About Adrianna 

Adrianna M. Marinello '22 signing her commitment letter

Adrianna M. Marinello '22

  • Hometown: Salem, NH
  • Middle School: Marsh Grammar School, Methuen, MA
  • College: Merrimack College (MA)
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Area of Study: Electrical Engineering

Adrianna has had a successful soccer career at Central Catholic and will continue playing at Merrimack College (Fall 2022), while studying Electrical Engineering. She also played with NEFC North Shore Club Soccer and served as a Become Elite Soccer Coach. 

Adrianna credits Coach Ms. Casey Grange '03, Assistant Director of Athletics, for helping her become the student-athlete she is today.

"Coach Grange helped me fix my mental game in soccer and basketball. Without her, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” 

Adrianna is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, the Student Alumni Association, and Editor of the Yearbook, The Florentian.

In addition to academics and athletics, Adrianna finds time to volunteer, working with the children in Salem, NH through the Rotary Club.

"My favorite experience was when I got to work a fishing derby and help out the children catch fish. It was a great time and of course I loved the competitiveness of the tournament. At the end of the day, we got to give out prizes to all the children, and everyone really enjoyed the day!"

“Central Catholic is a great place to succeed. They have opportunities to help you academically, athletically, and socially, which creates the perfect balance in a student’s life.”


About Kaiden 

Kaiden J. Nobrega '22 signing his commitment

Kaiden J. Nobrega '22

  • Hometown: Lowell, MA
  • Middle School: Ste Jeanne d'Arc School, Lowell, MA
  • College: West Point Military Academy (NY)
    • Sport: Track & Field
    • Area of Study: International Relations, with a minor in French

Kaiden recently committed to participate in track and field at West Point Military Academy (NY) beginning in Fall 2022.

In addition to serving as Captain of the Central Catholic Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams, Kaiden also runs for the New England Elite Track Club.

Off the track, Kaiden is a member of the National Honor Society and makes time to volunteer for Lazarus House Shelter and the Lowell Police Department. He also completed the Youth Leadership Program last summer at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, where he met students from across the country. Read more!

In the classroom, Kaiden appreciates the faculty members who have helped him flourish over his four years at Central. 

"I had Mr. James O'Neill (Religious Studies Teacher) freshman year, and I'm taking his Faith & Values in the Media class this year as a senior. I respect Mr. O’Neill because he is so open and vulnerable with his students."

"I am also very thankful to Mrs. Lisa Finneran (School & College Counseling) for always being so helpful and continuously wanting me to succeed while always holding me accountable. I couldn’t have asked for a better guidance counselor. I can always stop by her office to go see her for help, ask any questions, or just talk. She, along with my parents, has been my main support system, especially through junior and senior year."

"Central Catholic is such a family-oriented atmosphere! The fact that the teachers care so much about their students and value our education is what makes Central stand out from other schools. We are given such great opportunities from the start, which allows us to grow and to do whatever we want to put our mind to."


About Kate

Kate M. Reagan '22 posing in her college sweatshirt

Kate M. Reagan '22

  • Hometown: Salem, NH 
  • Middle School: Woodbury Middle School, Salem, NH
  • College: Assumption University (MA)
    • Sport: Track & Field

Kate is an accomplished two-sport athlete (Track & Field/Soccer), who will continue her athletic career in college participating in track and field at Assumption University (MA) in the Fall of 2022. 

Kate credits her coach for helping her reach her athletic goals, “Coach Dumas (Mr. Shawn Dumas, School & College Counselor/Girls Track Coach), has helped and supported me every day and pushes me to be my best self."

"Central Catholic feels like a home away from home and everyone is your family.”

Kate’s father, Mr. Keith Reagan '90, and brother, Joseph M. Reagan '20, are also Raiders.


Photo Album, Athletic Signing, March 17, 2022

Brianna Farrell '22 & Kate Reagan '22



Photo Album, Athletic Signing, March 15, 2022

Kaiden Nobrega '22 & Adrianna Marinello '22


About Raider Athletics

Two lacrosse players moving against a defender

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of teamwork and excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

We offer 30 Varsity Sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC), and the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Underwater photo of the Raider Girls Swimming & Diving Team

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,300 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

Raider Athletics

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.