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Sader Greenies
Three players on St. Aloysius's 1954 State Champion baseball team went on to play for Tulane.
  • Senior P Emile "Chubby" Marks lettered at Tulane from 1956-8. (Freshmen were ineligible for NCAA varsity competition in that era.)
  • Junior 3B Jules LaCoste lettered for the Green Wave in 1957.
  • Junior CF Joe Boullosa earned two letters at TU in 1957 and 1958.
  • Ben Abadie coached the Greenie diamondmen from 1955-7. Then Milt Retif took over.

Marks, Bullosa, Lacoste
Chubby Marks, Joe Boulossa, Jules Lacoste

All GCAC

Playing for Loyola, Ryan Brock (BM '05) had an outstanding 2008-9 season on the hardwood.

  • Ryan made the 2009 all-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference basketball team and was voted Newcomer of the Year.
  • The 6'3" F earned GCAC Player of the Week four times.
  • Brock led the Wolfpack with 19.9 ppg. He made 50.7% of his FG attempts.

After sitting out the 2006-7 season, Ryan played in three games for UNO in 2007-8 before a broken wrist ended his season. He has two more years of eligibility at Loyola.

Crusader fans remember Brock for playing an integral role on three straight state finals teams.

  • As a sophomore, Ryan made the last second layup to win at Barbre and send the Crusaders to the Top 28, where they defeated Denham Springs and Tasmin Mitchell before losing to undefeated Woodlawn in the finals.
  • As a junior, Brock made the three-pointer with half a minute to play to defeat St. Augustine in the state finals.
  • Ryan made All-State his senior year as the Crusaders cruised past Thibodaux for their second straight AAAAA championship.
Ryan Brock, Loyola
Ryan Brock

Ryan Brock, Loyola
Ryan in action

Tel Pere, Tel Fils
Rick Robey
Rick Robey

Rick Robey is one of the few athletes to play on championship teams in high school, college, and the pros. After leading BMHS to the 1974 LHSAA championship, he played on Kentucky's 1978 national champs and on the Boston Celtics NBA championship team in 1981. He also played with the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns. At 6'11 230, Rick amassed 3,723 points and 2,301 RBs in eight pro seasons.

Rick came to Brother Martin as a sophomore. After sitting out a year as required by the transfer rule, he led the Crusaders to the 1973 semifinals against Bastrop his junior year. Boasting another future NBA player, sophomore Calvin Natt, the Rams edged the Saders 54-52 on a last second basket.

Rick's son Sam is a redshirt freshman football player at Florida. The 6-4 291-pounder finished the 2009 spring practice as the starting C. "Nobody worked harder than my dad," says the younger Robey. "He won championships, and now I want to be a part of that."

Sam made first-team all-state three times at Trinity High School in Louisville, helping the Shamrocks to three straight state titles. He also played some D-line. He was a co-winner of the Paul Hornung Award sponsored by the Louisville QB Club, presented to the state's top high school players.

Sam Robey, Florida
Sam Robey
Blair Barbier

Blair Barbier, Brother Martin
Crusader Blair Barbier

Blair Barbier ('96) started four years at 2B and then 3B for the LSU baseball team. During that time, the Tigers won two national championships (1997 and 2000). Blair had carved a niche in the Tiger record book when he graduated.

  • Fourth with 308 career hits (in exactly 1,000 AB).
  • Sixth in runs in a season (82 in '97) and second in career runs with 260.
  • Fifth in career RBI with 199.
  • Tied for ninth for doubles in a season with 23 in 1997 and second in career doubles with 97.
  • Sixth in career HRs with 46.
  • Fourth in career total bases with 517.
  • Fifth in career walks with 157.

Barbier made freshman All-American and all-SEC second team in 1997. He is fondly remembered by LSU fans for hitting a two-run HR to spark the comeback against Stanford in the 2000 championship game.

Blair played QB for Bob Conlin as well as SS for Barry Hebert's 1996 state champions. After graduating from LSU, Blair signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs and played several years in the minor leagues.

Blair Barbier, LSU
Tiger Barbier
Danny Bryan

Danny Bryan ('02) was born into a tennis family. Both parents, Bill and Glenda, have played and coached the game, including a long stint in charge of the Crusader team.

Bryan fashioned an outstanding career at Brother Martin.

  • Two-time 5A State Champion
  • Ranked No. 1 in Louisiana for five years and top-10 in the nation for the same span
  • Team MVP in 2001 and 2002
  • State championships in the 12, 14 and 16 age divisions

Danny continued his outstanding play at LSU, earning four letters.

  • 2003-4
    • Finished with a 16-8 singles record, including 5-1 in dual matches
    • 16-3 in the Tigers' doubles lineup
  • 2004-5
    • Named first-team All-Louisiana
    • 23-11 in singles competition, including an 18-5 record in dual matches and eight-straight to end the season
    • 35-7 in doubles competition with several partners
    • Named to the SEC Good Works Team
  • 2005-6
    • Chosen by his teammates as co-captain before the season
    • Second-team All-SEC honors and again made the SEC Good Works team
    • Named a first-team All-Louisiana selection again
    • Continued to excel on the doubles court
  • 2006-7
    • Again selected as a co-captain
    • Named an ITA Doubles All-American with his partner and ranked #6 in nation as a duo
    • First-team All SEC
    • 2007 ITA National Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award Winner
    • SEC Community Service Team Honors for the third consecutive year
    • Won the SEC Indoor Doubles Championship in January and reached the NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals in the spring
    • 2007 LSU Male Volunteer of the Year and SEC Community Service team honors for the third time

Bryan became a student assistant in the LSU tennis program for 2007-8 and then was promoted to assistant coach for the 2008-9 season.

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Danny Bryan, Brother Martin
Danny Bryan, Brother Martin

Danny Bryan, LSU
Danny Bryan, LSU

Glenda and Bill Bryan
Glenda and Bill Bryan

 

 

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