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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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 middle school tennis teams had a strong showing on 5/14/22 at the End of Season Middle School Tennis Tournament at Riverside Park Tennis Courts. Also competing against the Pirate teams in the match-ups were Master's Academy, Oslo Middle School, Sebastian River Middle School and Storm Grove Middle School.
The first portion of the morning competition was the singles contest, which saw 6 Pirates competing. After winning 2 matches each, Jenessa Kendall on the Silver Team for the Pirates played against Theodore Reicher of the Blue Team in the quarterfinals. Kendall won the matchup and advanced to the semifinals.
Representing the Blue Team in the singles competition were Mia Fernandez and Reicher. Representing the Silver Team in the singles competition were Alex Mira, Liam Dyer, Charlie Cappelen and Kendall.
The second half of the tournament saw the doubles teams competing for victory. For the Blue Team, Alex Thiney and his partner from Sebastian River Middle School took home the champion's medal in doubles by winning 4 straight matches before coming from behind to beat a Sebastian River Middle School team to claim the title. Blue Team athletes Mia Maldonado and Khlieo Perez won 3 straight matches before their close loss in the semifinals.
Competing in the doubles tournament for Pirates were Matthew Stern, Matthew Barrett, Diego Leal, Jackson Colontrelle, Isabella Peter, Rosalie Miller, Ivy Engel, Maldonado, Perez and Thiney.
On 5/12/22, the middle school golf team competed in the Middle School Golf Championship hosted by The Pine School at Stuart Yacht and Country Club in Stuart. The Pirates came in second place overall with a team score of 189 against the champions Jupiter Christian School (173). All Saints Academy followed in 3rd place with 200, and The Pine School placed 4th with 220.
Individual awards were also given for the top 2 scorers for both the boys and girls. Jack Curley placed 2nd overall for the boys with his score of 41, trailing the Jupiter Christian player by 2. Final individual scores for the Pirate team were Spencer Taft, 45; Weston Mead, 47; Madeline Richards, 56; Keira Carroll, 56; Lilli Hagemeier, 57; and Grier Dugger, 64.
The blue and silver teams for middle school tennis faced one another on the court on 5/10/22 in the 2nd Annual Pirate Cup competition. In another close finish, the blue team captured the trophy 13-12-1 after 26 individual matches in singles and doubles. The team match concluded the regular season for both teams. The blue team finished their season in the six-team middle school league 4-0-1, and the silver team finished their season 3-2-0.
Competing on the Blue Team for the Pirates were Mia Fernandez, Khlieo Perez, Mia Maldonado, Alex Thiney, Theodore Reicher, Ellie Simpson, Jackson Colontrelle, Nahlia Hebig, Diego Leal, Isabella Peter, Bebe Busch-Dunford, Ivy Engel, Jacqueline Perrin, Rosalie Miller, Katherine Dingus, Alexandra Perrin, and Elexia Watson.
Competing on the Silver Team for the Pirates were Daniel Clemente, Valentina Henriquez, Rory Barton, Alex Mira, Liam Dyer, Olivia Stovall, Matthew Stern, Isabella Giasi, Reid Durham, Jenessa Kendall, Halle Grella, Dean Sincavage, Matthew Barrett, Eric Lin, Charlie Cappelen, Freddie Alcalay and Piper McCollom.
Congratulations to the 4x800 varsity girls track and field relay team for being selected as this week's Saint Edward's School Athletes of the Week! The team is comprised of junior Luna Rivera, sophomore Elizabeth Campbell, sophomore Jessica Jiang, and eighth-grader Anna Marie Zugrave.
The 4x800 girls relay team has earned the honor this year of being the first track relay team in school history to compete in a relay event both at districts and regionals. At the Class 1A Region 4 tournament on 5/4/22, the team finished in 11th place. This is all of the team members' first year as a part of the varsity girls track and field team.
On 5/4/22, the blue team for middle school tennis hosted Storm Grove Middle School in a home match at Riverside Park. The Pirates had their strongest outing of the season, winning all but 1 of the 14 singles and doubles matches played against the Stingrays.
Competing for the Pirates on the Blue Team were Mia Fernandez, Mia Maldonado, Khlieo Perez, Ellie Simpson, Isabella Peter, Alex Thiney, Nahlia Hebig, Theodore Reicher, Jackson Colontrelle, Diego Leal, Rosalie Miller, Bebe Busch-Dunford, Jacquelyn Perrin, Alexandra Perrin, Genevieve Medalie, Katherine Dingus and Elexia Watson.
The silver team for middle school tennis played Oslo Middle School at home on 5/3/22 at the Riverside Park Tennis Courts. The Pirate team won 17 out of their 22 matches to defeat the Wildcats on the court.
Competing for the Pirates on the Silver Team were Freddie Alcalay, Matthew Barrett, Rory Barton, Charlie Cappelen, Daniel Clemente, Reid Durham, Isabella Giasi, Halle Grella, Valentina Henriquez, Jenessa Kendall, Eric Lin, Piper McCollom, Lily Miller, Alex Mira, Dean Sincavage, Matthew Stern, and Olivia Stovall.
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!