Robbins and Swilling Recognized for Athletics

Congratulations to Blake Robbins ’18 and Tré Swilling ’17 who were recognized for their talents by two local newspapers. Blake was selected to the Division I all-state soccer team.  The soccer team is made up of players from across the state who were selected by a vote from every schools head soccer coach. Blake was also named to the | The Times Picayune All-Metro soccer team in March. Tré was named to the 2016-2017 | The Read more »

2017 Soccer Convocation

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation honoring the Crusader soccer program and the district 6-I varsity champions. Previously, the Crusaders had won the district title in 2014 and brought it back to Elysian Fields this season. Coaches Stephen McAnespie (varsity), Joesy Portillo (junior varsity), and Carlos Martinez (eighth grade) spoke on behalf of their respective teams, highlighting team accomplishments at the convocation. During season, Read more »

Blake Robbins Named to All-Metro Soccer Team

Congratulations to Blake Robbins, Class of 2018, for being named to the 2017 & Times Picayune All-Metro Soccer team. Robbins was a driving force this season for the Crusader soccer team. His offensive skills were also key in various games this season. Earlier in the season, he was also named The New Orleans Advocate Athlete of the Week. This year, he even helped the Crusaders capture the District 6-I title for the first time in Read more »

Soccer Takes it to the Next Level in Playoffs

The Crusader soccer team held on for a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Bonnabel Bruins at Pan American Stadium on Thursday night. Senior Blake Robbins led the attack for the Crusaders and scored goals in the 16th and 50th minute. His first goal came after he sliced through the Bruins defense and received a spectacular pass from Duane Wehle. Robbins second goal of the night came after he stole the ball from a Bruin defender and raced to the goal to Read more »

Soccer Clinches District Championship with 1-1 Tie

The Crusader soccer team claimed the outright District 6-I title on Saturday by virtue of a 1-1 draw against the Jesuit Blue Jays. Both teams came into Saturday’s match undefeated in district play, however the Blue Jays had tied John Ehret earlier in the season, meaning all the Crusaders needed to do Saturday was win or tie in order to win district.  This district crown is the first for the Crusaders since 2014. Brother Martin took a 1-0 lead 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

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 (NF) – Junior Varsity Coach
Mr. Eric Rodriguez ’07  – 9th Grade Coach
Mr. Carlos Martinez (NF)- 8th Grade Coach

Mrs. Judy Rodriguez
Ms. Kelly Wild

(C) – CECP Coach
(NF) – Non-Faculty

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