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.
Meet the Athletics Department
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Director of Athletics
Administrative Assistant Athletic Department
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.
On 1/22/21 varsity boys soccer traveled to Fort Pierce to take on Fort Pierce Central High School. Despite a tough back and forth game with their competitors, the Pirate team emerged the victors, overcoming the Cobras 3-2.
For the Pirates, Jack Zoltak recorded 2 goals, and Drew Sternberg collected 1 goal. Marshall Heim posted a great game in goal. The record for the Pirates team has improved to 8-2-1.
The varsity girls soccer team hosted Glades Day School on 1/22/21 on the Michael J. Mersky Field. The Lady Pirates, hungry for a win, shut down the Lady Gators for the 2-0 win.
Both the offensive and defensive lines worked hard throughout the game to hold back their opponents on the field. Caroline Zoltak scored both goals on penalty kicks for the Lady Pirates, and goalie Alice Grace Lockwood earned the shutout.
The varsity girls basketball team traveled to the Winter Haven Fieldhouse in Winter Haven recently to compete in the Class AA Sunshine State Athletic Conference State Championship.
On 1/22/21, the Lady Pirates took on Winthrop College Prep Academy for the semi-final game. The girls very quickly broke out in a big lead, which their opponents answered by fighting hard to tie the game. The Lady Pirates rallied back and overwhelmed their challengers on the court, ultimately defeating the Lady Spartans 26-18.
Dominating the scoreboard in the semi-finals for the Lady Pirates were Raina Duggal and Dhanika Perez with 10 points each. Also adding to their team's victory were Karis Crookshank (2 points), Maria Hawkins (2 points), Gaby Collazo (1 point), and Chase Nelson (1 point).
For the SSAC Championship finals on 1/23/21 at Winter Haven Fieldhouse, the Lady Pirates faced Faith Christian Academy for the state title. The Lady Pirates put forth a gallant effort and fought tenaciously on the court until the end, but fell to the Lady Lions 15-39. The Lady Pirates were crowned the runners up of the Class AA division of the tournament.
Leading the charge for the Lady Pirates in the finals was Duggal with 9 points. Teammates Perez (4 points) and Nelson (2 points) also contributed points for the Lady Pirate team.
The middle school girls soccer team wrapped up their season on 1/21/21 by taking on their parents on the playing field. The first 20-minute game was well fought by both teams, but the Lady Pirates won 1-0 thanks to a beautiful shot by Nicollete Kennedy.
The second game saw a mixed competition of parents and players versus other parents and players. The red team won 1-0 in the last minute of the game with a penalty kick from Caroline Langsam.
The team and parents culminated the evening with pizza and accolades in the bleachers. All players were highlighted for their contributions to the team this season. Kennedy and Mia Maldonado received the hustle ball for the evening.
Congratulations to the middle school girls soccer team for showing such growth and progress during their season!
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On 1/20/21, the varsity boys soccer team traveled to Fort Pierce to take on rival John Carroll Catholic School. The Pirates played well on the field, stopping the Golden Rams and winning 6-2. The team is now 7-2-1 for the season.
Ian Horvit led the Pirate team with 2 goals, and teammate Drew Sternburg contributed a goal and 2 assists. Also scoring a goal apiece for their team were Marlon Dato-Slattery, Reed Sternberg and Aidan Burdick.
On 1/15/21, the seventh and eighth grade boys basketball team hit the road for their last game of the season against Somerset College Prep Academy in Port Saint Lucie. The Pirates led the entire game, playing their signature stout defense and utilizing their steady offense to their advantage. The Pirates overthrew the Spartans 35-18.
A total team effort helped the Pirates secure their season-ending victory. Leading scorer Beckley Waldrop dominated inside the paint on both ends of the court. Teammate Connor O'Brien finished the day with 8 points, including a game-ending buzzer-beating 3-point basket.
With our winter season underway, the Saint Edward's School Athletics Department wants to share our new guidelines that should be followed for any athletic event held on campus:
1) BASKETBALL - For both home and visiting teams, we are allowing a limit of 2 family members per player asspectatorsat this time. No students, faculty/staff, or other fans will be permitted to attend.
2) SOCCER - For both home and visiting teams, we are allowing a limit of 4 family members per player asspectatorsat this time. No students or other fans will be permitted to attend.
3)Spectatorswill be allowed to enter 20 minutes prior to the event and will be temperature checked before admittance.
4) Masks must be worn byspectatorsat all times while inside the gym or in the soccer stadium area. The wearing of gaiters is prohibited.
5) For your safety, there will be marked seating in the bleachers. Only immediate family members should be sitting together in order to maintain the required 6 feet spacing.
6) All players and coaches in the bench area must wear a mask.
7) We will be collecting gate fees for away teams during varsity games. Admission is $5. We will not be collecting cash at the gate. Please use the provided link to prepay.
8) There will be no concessions available at this time.
We ask that you please follow any other posted or announced guidelines. Thank you so much for your cooperation with this matter, and we wish all of our athletes a great winter season! Go Pirates!
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!