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Soccer

Varsity Draws Against the Tigers

After a scoreless first half, Holy Cross took the lead in the 43rd minute as a Tiger beat the keeper inside the post for a 1-0 lead. Brother Martin (3-1-1, 0-0-1) turned up the pressure as junior Miles Francis sent a volley over the crossbar in the 55th minute which almost tied the match. The Crusaders finally scored The equalizer in the 71st minute as senior Austin Bourgeois played a ball to Miles Francis, who converted and tied the match. Read more »

Soccer Cruises in Season Opener

The Brother Martin soccer team opened its season with a 3-0 victory over fellow Brothers of the Sacred Heart school, Catholic High.  On a cold night in Baton Rouge, Miles Francis led the Crusaders by scoring all three goals for the crimson and gold.  A stout Crusader defense held the Bears to a shutout and helped secure the win. Brother Martin will be back in action on Saturday at Grace King against the Irish.  The action is set to start with Read more »

Moving On

Thursday afternoon, the Brother Martin Athletic Department held a spring signing ceremony in the Thornton Terrace for 9 Crusader student-athletes who are continuing their careers at the next level. Scott Williams ’90, Athletic Director, spoke about each student’s athletic and academic achievements during their four or five years as a Brother Martin student. After each athlete signed their papers, a small social was held for all the families, friends, Read more »

2014 Soccer Convocation

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation last night honoring our Soccer Program. Program Director, Louie Smothermon, and Head Coach, Stephen McAnespie, gave a brief synopsis of each team’s season and highlighted individual accomplishments. Those receiving special recognition were: Captains – Peter Brooks, John Fourcade, Mark Mangum and Pierce Rubenstein MVP Offense – Cristian Canales MVP Defense – John Fourcade MVP Midfield – Will Thiele Read more »

Soccer’s Perfect Season Comes to an End

The Crusaders soccer team’s miracle season came to an end on Tuesday afternoon with a loss to Grace King in the LHSAA quarterfinals.  After 110 scoreless minutes, the game went into penalty kicks where King outscored the Crusaders 4-3. Brother Martin was 20-1 on the season and the district champions.  Congratulations on a great season.     Read more »

Soccer Championships
1992-1993 – District
1997-1998 – District
1999-2000 – State
2000-2001 – State
2001-2002 – State Runner-up
2011-2012 – Co-District
2012-2013 – Co District; State Semi-finalists
2013-2014 – Undefeated District; State Quarterfinalist

Soccer is a Winter Sport. The season begins in November and playoffs are concluded in February. Tryouts are usually in the first week of November, but for many returning team members, practice never ends. Many players get together informally during the summer months to train and prepare for the season.

The Soccer program is built on a strong foundation of excellence. State Championship victories in 2000 and 2001 have brought the program to the pinnacle of the sport. Numerous playoff appearances have kept Brother Martin Soccer in the spotlight. Many All-District and All-State Athletes have grown with the program and have gone on to play on the next level.

There are four divisions: Junior High (Grades 7th and 8th), 9th Grade, Junior Varsity (Grades 10th and 11th), and Varsity (Grades 9th – 12th). Games and Tournaments are held throughout the week.

2014 Undefeated District Champs!

2014 Undefeated District Champs!

 

 

Coaches:
Mr. Louie Smothermon (C) – Program Director
Mr. Stephen McAnespie (C) – Varsity Head Coach

Mr. David Wright (C) – Junior Varsity Coach

TBD – 9th Grade Coach

Mr. Ryan Gray ’05 – Junior High Coach

Moderators:
Mrs. Judy Rodriguez
Ms. Kelly Wild

(C) – CECP Coach
(NF) – Non-Faculty