Soccer Takes Over Ben Franklin

The varsity soccer team is on the roll for the 2016-2017 school year. The Crusaders had a big win against Northshore High School with Blake Robbins leading the pack.  Last Saturday, a win against the Chalmette Owls was by a score of 6 – 0.  Scoring for the Crusaders consisted of Blake Robbins with three goals, and Ebrahem Abuelhawa, Colin Ward, and Michael Barkemeyer with one goal each. On Tuesday, December 6, the varsity team also defeated Read more »

Francis Named to All-Metro & All- State Soccer Teams

Congratulations to Miles Francis ’16 for being named to the 2016 & Times Picayune All-Metro Soccer and the 2015-2016 LHSSCA DI Boys All-State (First) teams. Francis has been named to the & Times Picayune’s team for a second consecutive year. This year, Francis scored 29 goals with five assists for the Crusader soccer team. Recently, Francis was named to the 2016 Boys’ East All-Star soccer team.  Next year, Francis will Read more »

2016 Soccer Convocation

The Brother Martin Athletic Department hosted  the 2016 Soccer Convocation on Tuesday night in the  Bro. Mark Thornton Terrace.  Head Coach Stephen McAnespie along with the assistance of coaches, David Wright, Marcello Pigna ’06, and Nico Bereciartua ’11, highlighted their respective team accomplishments.  Those students receiving individual recognition were:       Team Captain:  Marc Alvendia ’16 and Miles Francis Read more »

Marc Alvendia ’16 and Miles Francis ’16 Sign Letters of Intent

On Friday, February 19th, Marc Alvendia ’16 and Miles Francis ’16 signed their letters of intent to play collegiate soccer at a signing ceremony in the Bro. Mark Thornton Terrace. Marc signed his letter to play at Eckerd College in Florida while Miles signed his to play at Barry University in Florida. Athletic Director Scott Williams ’90 opened the ceremony with prayer and an introduction about the young men. Also, Head Coach Stephen McAnespie spoke Read more »

Crusaders Start Soccer Playoffs on the Right Foot

On the Friday, February 6th, the Crusader varsity soccer team was victorious over East Ascension with a 2-0 victory.  Miles Francis ’16 (#6) and Bailey Nuss ’16 (#14) scored both the winning goals for the Crusaders in this playoff game at Pan American Stadium.  Catch the Crusaders back in action as they play against Acadiana High School  in round 2 on February 10th at 5 p.m. The match will be at Acadiana High School located at 315 Rue Du Be’Lier, 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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