Staff Report

Matthew Carugno, a 6-foot-2, 182-pound senior at Buena Regional High, recently announced his college commitment to Alvernia University in Reading, Pa., to continue his football and academic careers with the Golden Wolves.

Carugno, who also wrestled and played baseball during his high school career, carries a 4.1 grade-point average, is a member of the National Honor Society, is Student Council Treasurer and made second-team all-conference in football for the Chiefs.

Carugno said Kings College and Chestnut Hill also made offers, but he chose Alvernia because, “I loved the atmosphere of the college and feel this is the best fit for me to continue my academic and athletic career.”

He’s earned a partial academic scholarship to Alvernia, which plays Division III football in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). Earlier this year, Alvernia named Steve Azzanesi as its head coach. He’s a former assistant at Delaware State as well as an 18-year assistant at Wesley College, one of the top Division III programs in the country.

Carugno is a senior catcher and utility player for the Buena baseball team, which currently is 14-5 — including 9-0 in the CAL United Conference — and plays today against St. Augustine Prep in the semifinals of the inaugural Cape-Atlantic League Tournament.