Author & Commentator Mike Lupica, addressing SES student athletes
"Sports is a memory-making business"
List of 3 items.
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.
Meet the Athletics Department
List of 3 members.
Administrative Assistant, Athletics
Associate Athletic Director/Athletic Trainer
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.
The junior varsity boys basketball team took on Sebastian River High School on 1/19/22 in the Gonzalez-Lobo Activities Center. In the last 48 seconds of the thrilling match-up, Sean Stalheber came down the court and sank the game winning basket for the Pirates with 5 seconds left to spare.
Nate Sparkman led the Pirate scorers with 15 points, and teammate Luke Damiani followed closely 12 points. Helping the Pirates secure the victory were Stalheber with 9 points and Cameron Barnes with 8. Ray Taft also gave the Pirate team a big boost with 8 points off the bench.
On 1/18/22, the blue team for middle school boys basketball played their last game of the regular season against Redeemer Lutheran School in the Wachter Activities Center. The Pirates ran away with the victory, defeating the Rams 54-14.
On the court, the Pirates displayed a stellar defensive show, holding their opponents to just 14 points. Offensively, scoring was distributed evenly with all 10 Pirates scoring in the game.
The grey team for middle school boys basketball hosted their last game of the season in the Wachter Activities Center on 1/19/22 versus Redeemer Lutheran School. Showing true grit on the court, the Pirates sank a win over the Rams, 34-14.
Leading the pack for the Pirates were Preston Steinfurth with 8 points and Robert Williams with 7 points. Teammate Jake DeBula collected 6 points for the Pirates, and Trey Dunlap wrapped up the successful evening with 4 points.
Congratulations to junior Brogan Buck for being selected as this week's Saint Edward's School Athlete of the Week!
Brogan has consistently led the Pirate offensive attack all season and is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. He scored a goal against Jupiter Christian School on 1/13/22, helping the Pirates take an early lead. This is Buck's first year as a member of the varsity boys soccer team.
On 1/14/22, the grey team for middle school girls basketball traveled to Hobe Sound to face off against The Pine School for their last game of the season. Hungry for a win, the Lady Pirates showed great heart on the court, soundly defeating the Lady Knights 30-9.
The Lady Pirates rallied together to produce the great team effort that helped seal the team's victory. On the court, Avonti Jennings achieved a double-double with an impressive 18 points and 16 rebounds.
On 1/14/22, the grey team for middle school boys basketball traveled to Hobe Sound to take on The Pine School. The Pirates stunned the Knights, winning 37-5.
Robert Williams led the scoreboard for the Pirates with 8 points. Teammates Cooper Porter and Dylan Collontrelle collected an impressive 7 points apiece in the Pirate victory. Jake DeBula was a strong contributing force for the Pirate team both on offense and defense, netting 4 points and securing 8 rebounds.
The blue team for middle school boys basketball headed to Hobe Sound on 1/14/22 to challenge host school The Pine School. Taking early control of the game early in the first quarter, the Pirates silenced the Knights on the court, winning 38-22.
The Pirate team's strong defense limited their opponents to 6 points or less in each quarter. Standout offensive performances by Jack Curley and Brandon James helped lead the Pirates to another great team win.
Saint Edward’s School is excited to announce the induction of Andrew Butz Class of 2010 into the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. After winning the state individual title during his junior year, Andrew went on to top that by going a whopping 19-0 his senior year, winning the individual state title once again. To cap off this season, Andrew teamed up with Conner Pickering to win the state double’s title that year. Soon after this remarkable season, Andrew was featured in the ever-popular Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd'' section on July 5, 2010. Andrew was a 5-star recruit and ranked in the top 20 nationally. He went on to star at the University of Florida where he was named SEC freshman of the week in January of 2011, later named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and throughout his career consistently beat other high-ranked players. Despite his outstanding individual accomplishments, it is clear that Andrew always put his team first. He noted to TCPalm after receiving player of the year honors for the Treasure Coast that his biggest accomplishment was winning the state doubles tournament with Conner. His coach, Steve Milliman, noted that “he was always thinking about the team and not just himself.” It is a true honor to welcome Andrew Butz to the Saint Edward’s Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2021.
Junior Nombre’s accolades on the soccer field are abundant. His stellar career at Saint Edward’s School has ranked him among the best to step onto the pitch. Junior’s stellar defense frustrated opponents and led to the praise of opponents' coaches. During his 11th grade year, Junior was named Regional Player of the Year. Perhaps the highest compliment an athlete can receive is from his own team. Coach Bill Keating noted that Junior’s teammates “often played beyond their true ability because they did not want to let him down considering how hard he worked.” It was a surprise to no one that Junior went on to a stellar career at Elon College, where he was named co-captain, first-team All-Southern Conference, and Team MVP. Junior even played for a stint in the Premier Development League with the Carolina Dynamo. Also noteworthy, in order to stay in shape for soccer, Junior also turned himself into one of the area's best cross country runners as well, posting several times around 18:00 minutes and helping lead the Pirates to the state meet. Even after all of these accomplishments, it’s noteworthy that Junior continued to give back to Saint Edward's. Coach Keating looked back fondly on the days during Christmas breaks when he would return to practice with the boys, never once letting the players know what he had accomplished. It is a true honor to welcome Junior Nombre to the Saint Edward’s Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2021.
Few teams, if any, in the history of Saint Edwards School did more in one season than the 1989 football team. The dynamic offense put up an average of 38 points per game in the historic season that led to that led them to the District, Regional and Sectional Titles and ultimately the State Championship Game in Daytona Beach. It is more than appropriate, for this accomplished group of football players who fielded the best football team in the history of the school, to be the first team to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in school history. Going 12-1 on the season, opponents had no answer for the ground attack of Chris Bedford, who amassed more than 2,000 yards and 40 touchdowns that season. But as we all know, football is a team sport and This dominance would not have been possible without an absolutely stellar offensive line. A stout defense also kept teams at bay, with most opponents able to muster only a handful of points against the Pirates and not to mention the dedication and commitment of the coaching staff led by Head Coach Howie Decristofaro. It is important to note, that the seniors who were on this team for three years earned an incredible 34-4 win/loss record resulting in 3 District Championships, 3 Regional Championships, a Sectional Championship as the Best Team in South Florida, and a trip to the State Championship Game. The 1989 football team will forever be remembered for what they accomplished. They played the game of football to near perfection throughout the season and serve as a barometer for excellence for all teams past and present. It is with great pleasure that we induct the 1989 football team as the first team into the Saint Edwards Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2021.
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!