Honoring Crusader Soccer Program

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation last week honoring our soccer program. Head Coach, Stephen McAnespie, and Assistant, David Wright, elaborated on a successful season for each level and highlighted team accomplishments. Those varsity players receiving individual recognition were: Team Captain: Mark Alvendia, Miles Francis, Thomas Peters and William Thiele Offensive MVP: Miles Francis Defensive MVP: Mark Alvendia and Danny Spring Midfield Read more »

Thiele & Francis Named to All-Metro Soccer Team

Congratulations to senior mid-fielder Will Thiele and junior forward Miles Francis for being named to the 2015 All-Metro Soccer Team. The two Crusaders helped the team to a 13-3-5 record and a trip to the quarter-finals in the state playoffs. Click to see full list Read more »

Overtime Goal Lifts Crusaders Past Lions

Even with parades rolling, all of the excitement seemed to be at Pan American Stadium during the 2-1 Crusader victory over the Lafayette Lions in the Regional round of the LHSAA soccer playoffs. Brother Martin (13-2-4) struck first scoring in the 9th minute as Miles Francis found William Thiele on a cross for a 1-0 lead. Miles Francis tracked down a ball on the right wing and delivered a pinpoint cross to William Thiele as he ran into the box. Thiele Read more »

Late Surge Pushes Crusaders Past Wildcats

In the opening round of the LHSAA Soccer playoffs, the No. 6 seed Crusaders came away with a 3-1 victory over the No. 27 Destrehan Wildcats at Pan American Stadium on Friday night. Both offenses were stuck in the midfield as neither team could find a rhythm in the first half. The Crusaders (12-2-4) had fired six shots, including four on goal, but had nothing to show for it. Miles Francis entered the match for his first minutes late in the first Read more »

Soccer Makes a Statement in Season Finale

The regular season finale between the Rummel Raiders and the Brother Martin Crusaders ended 7-0 in favor of the Crusaders. ¬†Freshman Blake Robbins and junior Bailey Nuss each scored twice to lead the No. 4 ranked Crusaders. Brother Martin (11-2-5) scored its first goal in the 17th minute when Robbins found Nuss in the box for the goal. Robbins would get the second goal of the game in the 34th minute with a powerful shot in the box to take a 2-0 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!



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

Mrs. Judy Rodriguez
Ms. Kelly Wild

(C) – CECP Coach
(NF) – Non-Faculty