Crusaders Named to 2017-18 LHSAA All-Academic Soccer Team

Congratulations to six of our senior soccer players who have been named to the 2017-18 LHSAA All-Academic Team. The LHSAA All-Academic Award program, presented by ISC, recognizes the academic excellence of Senior student-athletes who have attained a 3.5 grade point average or higher by placing them on the Class All-Academic Team. The Class Team is composed of student-athletes with six-semester GPA of 3.5-3.999 and will receive a certificate by their Read more »

Crusader Soccer Celebrates 2018 Convocation

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation honoring the Crusader soccer program. Coaches Stephen McAnespie (varsity), Josey Portillo (junior varsity), Nathaniel Peters (ninth grade) and Carlos Martinez (eighth grade) spoke on behalf of their respective teams, highlighting team accomplishments at the convocation. During the season, the Crusaders made it all the way to the quarterfinal round but were outscored by St. Paul’s 1-0. That was their Read more »

Crescent City Sports Set to Live Stream Crusader Soccer Game Tonight

During this evening’s second-round playoff soccer game against St. Paul’s, Crescent City Sports will feature a live stream of the Crusaders v. Wolves match-up. Brother Martin faces top-seeded and four-time defending champion St. Paul’s at Hunter Stadium tonight at 6 p.m. Brother Martin (15-6-6), the No. 16 seed in the Division I bracket, advanced to the second round with a 3-0 victory over West Monroe last Friday. The Brother Martin-St. Paul’s Read more »

Oh What a Night!

The Crusader ‘Spirit’ was alive on Friday evening! Beginning with a first-round Varsity Soccer win on Farley Field against West Monroe, a tailgate with Coach Benny’s ‘famous’ pastalaya, outside in the backyard, as well as the senior class ‘grillmasters’ grilling into the cold and windy night. Meanwhile in the Conlin Gym, Crusader Basketball ‘soaring’ to victory against the Archbishop Shaw Eagles, our cheerleaders performing their Read more »

Successful Saturday for Alumni Lacrosse, Rugby and Soccer

Saturday, January 6, was a fun-filled day for our alumni athletes! Our Crusaders had a great turnout for the Alumni Lacrosse, Alumni Rugby and Alumni Soccer games. Organized by the Office of Alumni and committee volunteers, the events were a great day of friendly-competition and reconnection for our Crusader alumni.   The eventful day began with the Alumni Lacrosse game at noon on the Tom and Gayle Benson Field. A great showing of 28 alumni came 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 Semifinalist
2013-2014 – Undefeated District, State Quarterfinalist
2014-2015 – State Quarterfinalist
2016-2017 – District

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 (8th), 9th grade, junior varsity (10th- 11th), and varsity (9th – 12th). Games and tournaments are held throughout the week.


Crusaders going up against Grace King.



Mr. Stephen McAnespie (C) – Varsity Head Coach
Mr. Josey Portillo (C) – Junior Varsity Coach
Mr. Nathaniel Peters ’13  – 9th Grade Coach
Mr. Carlos Martinez (NF)- 8th Grade Coach

Mrs. Judy Rodriguez
Ms. Kelly Wild

(C) CECP Coach
(CS) College Student Coach
(NF) Non-Faculty

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