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. Athletes with a range of abilities at all levels find opportunities to advance their skills and compete to their full potential.
The varsity boys soccer team hosted their 2A District 8 Quarterfinals game against Merritt Island Christian School on 1/26/23 on the Michael J. Mersky Field. The unstoppable Pirates tamed the Mustangs on the field to win 8-0 and advance to the District 8 Semifinals.
Pato Argote recorded 3 goals and 1 assist for the Pirates, and teammate Matthew Vatland netted 3 goals as well. Brogan Buck added 1 goal and 4 assists toward the Pirate victory. William Kourakis contributed 2 assists, and Jah Jeune chipped in 1 assist. Brandon Cochrane also nabbed a goal in the successful night for the Pirate team.
On 1/25/23, the varsity girls basketball team celebrated their Senior Night with a game against John Carroll Catholic High School in the Gonzalez-Lobo Activities Center. With teamwork and tenacious defense, the Lady Pirates took a 6-2 lead against the Lady Golden Rams at the end of the first quarter. Never looking back, the Lady Pirates stopped the Lady Rams on the court, winning 30-22.
Recording a game-high score of 15 points, Aiala Ruiz de Arbulo Sagasti also provided strong defense on the floor for the Lady Pirates. Dhanika Perez netted 6 points toward the victory, and teammate Gaby Collazo contributed 4 points. Taylor Wolfe tallied 3 points for the team, and Adterria Holloway added 2.
The varsity girls soccer team headed to Fort Pierce on 1/25/23 for the Class 2A District 8 Quarterfinals at John Carroll Catholic High School. The competitive game went into its first overtime when both teams remained scoreless at the end of regulation. Natalee Rogers scored on an assist from Caroline Langsam in the 8th minute to help the Lady Pirates secure the 1-0 victory over the Lady Golden Rams. The Lady Pirates advance to the 2A District 8 Semifinals.
On 1/23/23, the middle school boys basketball's navy team played their last game of the season in the Wacther Activities Center against Benjamin Middle School. The teams traded baskets in the first quarter for a 6-6 tie, with Chase Colontrelle scoring 4 of his 6 points in that opening quarter. In the second quarter, Chris Curley poured in 8 of his 10 points to pull the Pirates out to a 17-8 lead at the half. The Buccaneers came roaring back in the third quarter to close the gap to 21-20. Jackson Parker tallied 2 vital points for the Pirates in that quarter. The fourth quarter saw a defensive struggle, with the Pirates holding their opponents to just 2 points. Kayleb Redmon scored 4 of his 7 points in the 4th to shut down the Buccaneers and close out the game 25-22. The navy team finished their season with an 8-2 overall record.
Congratulations to junior Pato Argote for being selected as this week's Saint Edward's School Athlete of the Week!
Argote has accumulated 15 goals and 10 assists on the season for the varsity boys soccer team. He also netted a spectacular game-winning goal from near mid-field to defeat Port St Lucie High School in the regular season finale on 1/19/23. This is Argote's first year as a member of the varsity boys soccer team.
The varsity girls basketball team headed to Lake Mary Prep in Lake Mary for the 3A SSAC Tournament recently. The Lady Pirates competed against SLAM! Tampa in the playoffs on 1/20/23 and won the hard-fought battle 33-26. Gaby Collazo, with 9 points, and Taylor Wolfe, with 7 points, led the Lady Pirates on the scoreboard. Following closely were Adterria Holloway and Aiala Ruiz de Arbulo Sagasti with 5. Also scoring for the Lady Pirates were Amajyn Cannon (2), Dhanika Perez (2), Sommer Soderman (2), and Chase Nelson (1).
In the 2A Finals on 1/21/23, the Lady Pirates faced off against Sarasota Christian School. The championship game started well for the Lady Pirates, with the team's strong defense allowing them a 13-5 lead by halftime. Despite their best efforts, the Lady Pirates ultimately fell to the Lady Blazers in the second half 19-24 to finish as the 3A runners-up. Putting up points for the Lady Pirates were Collazo (10), Wolfe (4), Perez (3), and Ruiz de Arbulo Sagasti (2).
On 1/20/22, the varsity boys basketball team begin their 2A SSAC Tournament bid in the playoffs at Morningside Academy in Port St. Lucie against Merritt Island Christian School. The Pirates held off the Cougars on the court to win 59-47 and move on to the championship.
In the 2A Finals on 1/21/23, the Pirates faced off against host Morningside Academy for the championship title. The Pirates led the Eagles in all 4 quarters to clinch the victory 65-55 and bring home the trophy.
The varsity boys soccer team played their last game of the regular season at Port St. Lucie High School in Port St. Lucie. The Pirates overthrew the Jaguars with their 2-1 to finish the regular season 14-2-1.
Pato Argote scored 2 goals for the Pirate team, including the game-winner from almost 40 yards out that sailed directly over the keeper's head. Jah Jeune and Brogan Buck provided an assist each.
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!