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 two 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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Associate Athletic Director/Athletic Trainer
Administrative Assistant, Athletics
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 athletes recently wrapped up their late spring intramural season which ran from April 17-May 18 this year. The late spring season is a unique one at Saint Edward's School because it allows the middle schoolers an opportunity to learn and grow in these offered sports during a shortened season without the pressure of competition. Whether participating in golf with Coach Rogers, in tennis with Coach Miller, or in boys flag football with Coach Hawley, athletes had a chance to experience the nature of their chosen sport through instruction, drills, and play and are finishing up their school year with a bit of fun alongside their peers.
Please click on the headline to view more snapshots from the late spring season.
On 5/18/23, the spring football team took to the Michael J. Mersky Field in a friendly scrimmage against Berean Christian School. Despite the weather shortening the playing time down to 3 quarters, the Pirates still managed to score the only goal of the game with a touchdown pass from Nate Sparkman to Gary Anderson to give the Pirate team their 7-0 victory.
Recently, several Saint Edward's School athletes were recognized for their excellence on the field by national organizations. Boys soccer players junior Pato Argote and senior Brogan Buck were recognized as members of the All-Florida State team by the US Soccer Federation of Coaches. Argote scored 20 goals in as many games and added 11 assists for the Pirates. Buck, who was chosen to play on the FACA All-Star team, netted 18 goals and 27 assists on the season. The combo of Argote and Buck led the Pirates to a 16-4-1 finish on the season.
Senior boys lacrosse player Ford Norris was recognized as a High School All-American by US Lacrosse, making him the second player in school history to receive this honor, after Pirate alumnus Terrell Sands'14. Norris, an attackman, scored 36 goals in 18 games and added 44 assists for the Pirates, who finished 13-6 on the season. In his career, Ford scored a whopping 100 goals and accumulated 70 assists. He will attend and play lacrosse at Manhattan College in the fall.
On 5/6/23, the qualifying members of the varsity girls track and field team traveled to Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale to compete in the Class 1A Region 4 Tournament. In the individual track events, Elizabeth Campbell placed 8th in the 400m with 1:03:14. In the relay events, the 4x400 relay team consisting of Adterria Holloway, Mia Perez, Jacquelyn Perrin and Campbell finished 11th with 4:34.44 and the 4x800 Relay team of Anna Marie Zugrave, Alexandra Perrin, Tyler Colgan and J. Perrin finished 12th with 11:57.53. In field events, Perez placed 14th in Javelin with 22.32m.
Congratulations to junior Elizabeth Campbell for being selected as this week's Saint Edward's School Athlete of the Week!
Competing in the Class 1A District 13 Tournament at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens on 4/22/23, Campbell set personal records in 3 of the 4 events in which she participated. She advanced to Regionals in 2 events and set the school record in the girls 400m with her time of 1:02.96. This is Campbell's second year as a member of the varsity girls track and field team.
The varsity track and field team competed in the Class 1A District 13 Championship Meet on 4/22/23 at the Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens. As a team, the girls placed 5th overall and the boys placed 7th.
For the boys team, Tyler Ross placed 5th in the 110m Hurdles (19.47), 6th in the Long Jump (5.61m), 7th in the Triple Jump (11.05m), and 10th in the 200m (25.92). In field events, William Suleman placed 8th in the Discus (15.86m) and 10th in Javelin (18.89m).
For the girls team, Elizabeth Campbell recorded a 4th place finish in the 400m with a (1:02.96) to qualify for Regionals, and teammate Selma Memet placed 9th with 1:18.91. Coming in 5th in the 3200m and setting a personal record was Jacquelyn Perrin (13:25.10), followed by Anna Marie Zugrave in 7th (14:20.20) and Tyler Colgan in 9th (14:30.60). In the 1600m, J. Perrin earned 6th place (6:02.45), Zugrave placed 9th (6:33.48), and Colgan placed 10th and hit a personal record for the event (6:33.87). Luna Rivera (2:49.08) and Alexandra Perrin (3:09.72) clocked a 9th and 12th place finish respectively in the 800m. In the girls 200m, Marlo Wilkerson placed 14th with 30.69. Sophie Rosenstein achieved 5th place in the 400m Hurdles at 1:24.89, to set a personal record. Finishing 6th in the 100m Hurdles and setting a personal record was Campbell with 19.79, followed by teammate Rosenstein in 9th at 23.40.
In Relay events, the girls 4x800 Relay team, consisting of Colgan, Zugrave, A. Perrin, and J. Perrin, finished 3rd at 11:53.80 and qualified for Regionals. The 4x400 Relay team of Rosenstein, Adterria Holloway, Mia Perez, and Campbell also qualified for Regionals with their 4th place finish of 4:57.33. The 4x100 Relay team of Holloway, Wilkerson, Perez, and Campbell finished in 5th with 54.82.
In field events, Perez threw 20.28m in Javelin to achieve 4th place and qualify for Regionals. Megan Baker placed 5th in Shot Put with a mark of 8.22m, 6th in Discus with 22.50m, and 7th in Javelin with 18.56m. Holloway placed 10th in Long Jump and set a personal record with a mark of 4.28m.
On Monday, April 17, at the Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce, seniors Eli Barin and Luna Rivera were recognized as outstanding high school scholar-athletes at a banquet sponsored by the Play Treasure Coast Sports Commission. The evening, which featured former Major League baseball player Rick Ankiel as the keynote speaker, recognized students from all of the schools throughout the Treasure Coast. Both Barin and Rivera have clearly excelled in the classroom and on the field.
Eli Barin has been a member and leader of the golf, basketball, and lacrosse teams throughout his four years at Saint Edward's. In golf, his senior year, he finished the season with a scoring average of 41.3 which led the team by over 3 strokes. This past season, Barin also helped to lead the boys' basketball team to the Class 2A District 13 title. As a co-captain on the lacrosse team, he helped lead the team to the State Championship game his sophomore year and the regional semi-final his junior year--a season in which he scored 26 goals and won nearly 60% of the face-offs.
For the past three seasons, Luna Rivera has emerged as the leader and co-captain of the Lady Pirate Cross Country and Track & Field teams. She led the girls' cross-country team to two state championship appearances in the past three seasons and to a team victory in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference Championship in her senior year. Rivera was instrumental in starting a Track & Field team at Saint Edward's in her junior year. That season, she qualified for the Class 1A Regional meet in the 3200m and as a member of the 4X800 relay team. Her leadership has been instrumental to the success of these programs at Saint Edward's.
Congratulations to sophomore Keegan Nyman for being selected as this week's Saint Edward's School Athlete of the Week!
For the varsity boys lacrosse team this season, Nyman has dominated the face-off circle, winning nearly 70% of the time. His dynamic plays on the field have bolstered the Pirates into the Class 1A Region 2 Quarterfinals against Bishop Moore High School on 4/21/23. This is Nyman's first year as a member of the varsity boys lacrosse team.
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!