Soccer

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2013-2014 Championships
Varsity – Undefeated District Champs

Soccer

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.

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

Mr. David Wright (C) – Junior Varsity Coach

Mr. Eric Rodriguez ’07 (NF) – 9th Grade Coach

Mr. Ryan Gray ’05 – Junior High Coach

Moderators:
Mrs. Judy Rodriguez
Ms. Kelly Wild

(C) – CECP Coach
(NF) – Non-Faculty

 


Crusader Soccer News

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 »

Crusaders Reach Quarterfinals with 5-0 Win Over Alexandria

On a sloppy pitch, the No. 1 seeded Crusaders (20-0) played through the conditions to cruise to a 5-0 victory over #17 Alexandria.  After many early attempts, Brother Martin converted its first goal in the 21st minute as Cristian Canales sent a ball in to Peter Brooks for the finish. It took Brother Martin only three minutes to score its second goal of the game to take a 2-0 lead at the half. The Crusaders added three more goals in the second Read more »

Soccer’s Perfect Season Continues

The Crusader soccer program will advance to the regional round of the LHSAA State Playoffs after a 5-0 win over John Ehret on Saturday.  Brother Martin took control of the game early scoring their first goal in the third minute.  The goal was scored by Pierce Rubenstein off a throw in by Mark Mangum. The Crusaders scored again on a one-on-one opportunity by Senior Peter Brooks in the 11th minute.  Gary Cooper would score the final goal of the Read more »

Soccer Wins Thriller Over Jesuit on Senior Day

On Saturday, January 25th, the Brother Martin soccer team made a special memory for the senior team members on Senior Day. Brother Martin outscored Jesuit 4-3 on penalty kicks after two scoreless overtime periods when Mark Mangum’s kick landed in the goal for the score and win.  The victory keeps the Crusaders undefeated this season. After a scoreless first half, Jesuit found the back of the net first in the 64th minute.  Brother Martin scored 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