Author & Commentator Mike Lupica, addressing SES student athletes
"Sports is a memory-making business"
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Excellent Coaching / Saint Edward’s coaches are dedicated educators, passionate about their sports and about bringing out the best in their athletes. Most were themselves accomplished collegiate and competitive athletes.
Along with the two gymnasiums, aquatic center and multi-use dock, highlights include two lighted fields, additional practice fields, and three independent weight rooms.
Saint Edward’s 38 interscholastic teams face rivals from other Florida independent and private schools, including some of the region’s strongest programs.
We build rapport with our student athletes creating an atmosphere for success, teaching the proper values, skills and strategies. A love of activity starts with the Physical Education program, which begins in Pre-K. Students then progress to Lower School Intramurals, then Middle School Sports and eventually varsity-level competition in the Upper School. Saint Edward’s School fields 36 teams in 18 sports and enjoys an enviable record of success, and our no-cut philosophy ensures that everyone has a chance to discover and play. Athletes with a range of abilities at all levels find opportunities to advance their skills and compete to their full potential.
Coach Cassara challenged the girls varsity lacrosse team this week with a virtual scavenger hunt. He says, "When I was a coach in Virginia we took our team on a spring break trip every year, and one of the many team activities we did was a photo scavenger hunt. These girls are naturally very competitive, and generally if you have a tiddly-winks tournament they will "leave it all out on the field" even for that. I decided I could do the scavenger hunt via email/text and it worked out really well. They are already divided into four competitive "Olympic" teams, and we had about four Olympic events already before the season was suspended. It was a matter of adapting something that could work virtually. I'm planning to do about one per week until we come out of quarantine." Team "Bad Boys" (Catalina Pratt, Allie Fredericks, Elise Mallon, Laurel Logemann and Lila Legler) were victorious this time, but the competition will continue virtually while the team waits patiently to be back together again.
Beginning Saturday, March 14, all athletic activities for Saint Edward's School will be suspended until further notice. This suspension includes all previously scheduled games as well as practices both on-campus and off-campus. No school-sanctioned athletic activities will proceed until school has resumed.
Pirate athletes, more information will be forthcoming from your coaches regarding the procedure for the remainder of the season.
The boys varsity tennis team played Melbourne Central Catholic High School on 3/5/20, at Riverside Tennis Courts. In a display of athletic prowess, the Pirates pushed past the Hustlers, winning 4-3. The Pirates remain undefeated, with a season record of 4-0.
Winning singles matches for the Pirates were Ryan Niederpruem (8-2) and Jack Zoltak (8-1).
Winning the #1 doubles match was the team of Niederpruem and Zoltak (8-5), while Jake Damiani and Jacob Chesley secured the win for the Pirates with their #2 doubles match victory (8-4).
The varsity girls tennis team hosted Melbourne Central Catholic High School at Riverside Tennis Courts on 3/5/20. Providing thrilling action on the courts until the end, the Lady Pirates ultimately defeated the Hustlers 4-3. Their season record has increased to 4-0.
Winning singles matches for the Lady Pirates were Lily Strauss (8-3), Sophia Tripodi (8-6), and Sarah Wolf (8-2).
The doubles team of Miranda Morey and Strauss won the #1 doubles match (9-7), sealing the victory for the Lady Pirates team.
The varsity boys lacrosse team traveled to Jupiter on 3/5/20 to take on Jupiter Christian School. The Pirates dominated the Eagles on the field, winning 9-7.
On the field stats for the Pirate team includes 34 ground balls, 8 faceoff wins, and 25 shots. Helping their team to victory with faceoff wins were Reid Bartosch (4), Ian Horvit (2), and Eli Barin (2).
Highlights for the Pirates: Oscar Lindenthal - 3 goals, 1 assist; Bartosch - 2 goals; Ryan Bird - 1 goal, 2 assists; Joshua Pusser - 1 goal, 1 assist; Riker Pratt - 1 goal, 1 assist; Drew Sternberg - 1 goal, 1 assist; and Liam Murphy (goalie) 8 saves on 15 shots on goal.
On 3/4/20, the middle school girls lacrosse team traveled to South County Park in Vero Beach to play St. Helen Catholic School in a sixth- and seventh-grade match-up. Tied 3-3 at the end of the first half, the Lady Pirates finished their game against the Falcons in a tie, 6-6.
Adterria Holloway led the Pirate team on the field, scoring 3 goals, while Olivia Stovall made her goalie debut with 5 saves. Also scoring a goal apiece for the Lady Pirates were Addison Logemann, Olivia Hawkins and Ellie Simpson.
The middle school girls lacrosse team traveled to Oslo Middle School of Vero Beach on 3/3/20. Despite a close first half, the Lady Pirates pulled away in the second half to seal their victory, winning 12-4.
Scoreboard highlights for the Lady Pirates: Carrington Brown - 3 goals, 1 assist; Grace Haller - 2 goals; Elliotte Kahler - 1 goal; Mary Kathryn Watson - 1 goal; Caroline Zoltak - 1 goal; Sadie Howarth - 1 goal; Adterria Holloway - goal; CJ Fykes - 1 goal; Aerin Russell - 1 goal and Millicent Critchfield (goalie) - 5 saves.
Varsity baseball traveled to Sebastian to take on Sebastian River High School on 3/3/20. The Pirates rallied past the Sharks, winning 10-6. This most recent victory marks a five-game winning streak for the Pirates.
The Pirates struck first against the Sebastian Sharks, scoring three runs in the first inning and four runs in the second inning. The team accumulated ten runs after putting up ten hits and added reaching base five additional times on errors. Nikita Gilmore, Aidan Heaney and Aidan Burdick all managed multiple hits for the Pirates. The Pirates ran freely on the base paths, stealing nine bags and advanced six other times on passed balls. Burdick led the Pirates with five stolen bases.
Pitcher Travis Camp, who lasted four and one-third innings, helped secure the victory for the Pirates, allowing only four hits and four runs but also striking out three. Relief pitcher Casey Richey threw two and two-thirds innings to complete the save.
Garrett Kulczyicki swam at Saint Edward's School for five years, serving as team captain his senior year. He continues to hold numerous records today. He went on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, where he swam for four years with a focus on long distance freestyle events.
Athletic Director Jeff Lamscha shared a remarkable achievement with the girl's varsity soccer team last night. They celebrated his 300th victory by presenting him with a signed soccer ball from the team. Your excellent leadership is such a gift to the school!