RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Recent high-school graduate Mike Secreti (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) has signed a national letter of intent to continue his cross-country career at Felician College, Felician head coach John Brennan announced today.
Felician is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcon men finished second in the team standings in the 2012 CACC Championship meet, and were eighth at the NCAA Division II East Regional. Felician has won the CACC team championship nine times in the 13-year history of the program.
Secreti enjoyed a highly-decorated senior season at Paramus High. He was a first-team all-Bergen County selection, and was named first-team All-North Jersey by the Herald News. The 5-foot-11, 135-pounder also attained second-team all-Group 3 status.
"Mike was a quality high-school runner who possesses an excellent worth ethic," said Brennan, entering his 12th season with the Golden Falcons. "If he continues to work hard, he has the ability to make an impact on our program right away."
An honor roll student, Secreti ran the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races for the Spartans' indoor and outdoor track & field teams. He is undecided on a major course of study.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.