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. Athletes with a range of abilities at all levels find opportunities to advance their skills and compete to their full potential.
Middle school fall teams were recognized recently at an assembly on 11/17/22. The athletes listed below received awards for their respective sports:
7th/8th Grade Football Brody Crookshank Charlie Corrigan
Middle School Coed Soccer Mia Perez William Suleman
Middle School Volleyball Alexandra Jefferson (Navy Team) Daniella McGuire (Navy Team) Sophie Cooper (Silver Team) Muriel Cheriton (Silver Team) Phoebe Golden (Grey Team) Charlie Cappelen (Grey Team) Caitlin Roberts (Blue Team) Bebe Busch-Dunford (Blue Team)
All of our middle school athletes are to be commended for an exceptional fall season.
On 11/16/22, the blue team for middle school boys basketball headed to Fort Pierce to take on Saint Anastasia Catholic School. In a competitive match-up, the teams fought fiercely on the court, ending the 1st quarter in a low-scoring 5-5. The Pirates took control of the game in the 2nd quarter with full-court defensive pressure against the Rams and entered half-time ahead 18-6. The Rams rallied back in the 3rd quarter, and the Pirates trailed at the end of the quarter. The determined Pirates pushed through in the 4th quarter to regain the lead and defeated the Rams 32-22.
Leading the Pirates on the court was Jayzere Cannon. Jack Curley led the scoreboard for the Pirate team, and smart defensive plays by Rory Barton and Charlie Corrigan saw the Pirate team bring home another victory.
The varsity boys soccer team hosted Melbourne Central Catholic High School on November 16 on the Michael J. Mersky Field. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead to defeat the Hustlers 4-1. The match, which was rescheduled due to Hurricane Nicole, was the home opener for the Pirates, who improved to 2-0 on the season.
Sophomore Marlon Dato-Slattery got things started for the Pirates when he deflected a ball from the goalie into the net for an unassisted goal. Junior Jah Jeune followed up with a goal on a beautiful assist from senior Brogan Buck. Dato-Slattery scored his second goal for the Pirates and then capped off the fantastic match with a third goal later in the second half, with assists by freshman William Kourakis and junior Pato Argote. Junior Alex Lee made 6 saves for the Pirates in goal.
The blue team for middle school girls basketball headed to Oslo Middle School in Vero Beach on 11/15/22 for their second game of the season. An amazing defense by the Lady Pirate team allowed them to shut down the Lady Wildcats on the court to win 38-9.
Amajyn Cannon led the Lady Pirates in scoring with 11 points. Leah Chin and Mackenzie Mostoller recorded 6 points apiece, and Avonti Jennings contributed 5 points for the Lady Pirates. Teammates Piper McCollom and Halle Grella netted 4 points each. Rounding out the successful day for the Lady Pirates was Nicollette Kennedy with 2 points.
The varsity boys soccer team traveled to Tradition Preparatory High School for their opening season game in Port St. Lucie on 11/15/22. Great passing and communication by the Pirate team throughout the game led to their ultimate 6-2 victory over their opponents.
Leading the charge on the field for the Pirate team were Pato Argote with 2 goals and 1 assist and Brogan Buck with 1 goal and 2 assists. Alejandro Azcona recorded 2 goals for the Pirates, and William Kourakis tallied 1 goal and 2 assists. Teammates Marlon Dato-Slattery and Jah Jeune contributed an assist apiece. toward the Pirate victory At the net, goalie Alex Lee made over 10 saves for the Pirate team to keep Tradition Prep at bay.
On 11/14/22, the blue team for middle school boys basketball opened their season on the road against Storm Grove Middle School in Vero Beach. The Pirates staged an outstanding defense and timely offense against the Stingrays to secure the win 26-22. Despite falling behind twice by 8 points, the team rallied to chip away at the deficit and iced the victory with free throws.
On the court, Jayzere Cannon and Trey Dunlap displayed great leadership for the Pirate team. Teammate Charlie Corrigan exhibited a great defensive effort for the Pirates. Rory Barton helped seal the victory for the Pirate team with his game-winning free throws.
The varsity girls basketball team traveled to Port St. Lucie to take on Tradition Preparatory High School for their first game of the regular season. Dominating the court, the Lady Pirates took an early first half-lead to put away their opponents with their 44-21 victory.
Scoreboard highlights: Aiala Ruiz de Arbulo Sagasti - 17 points, Chase Nelson - 7 points, Sommer Soderman - 7 points, Gaby Collazo - 5 points, Dhanika Perez - 5 points, Taylor Wolfe - 3 points.
On 11/14/22, the blue team for middle school girls basketball traveled to Storm Grove Middle School in Vero Beach for their first game of the season. The determined Lady Pirates brought forth a solid team effort to overcome the Lady Stingrays on the court, winning 16-12.
Amajyn Cannon led the Lady Pirate team on the court with 6 points. Following closely was teammate Mackenzie Mostoller with 4. Leah Chin, Jenessa Kendall, and Avonti Jennings also contributed 2 points towards the Lady Pirate victory.
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!