Crusaders Come Together for Spring Pep Rally

Copy of Copy of IMG_9690The final Pep Rally of the school year was held on Friday honoring spring athletics. Coach Robbie Dauterive ‘84 and Coach Duffy Rousselle welcomed all and got the crowd ready with the  famous ‘Spirit Sword’. Coach Dauterive introduced our District Championship soccer team and our State Semi-Finalist basketball team. Then, Coach Dauterive honored Steven Shields ‘17 who is a four- time State Wrestling Champion, and only the second wrestler to receive that honor at Brother Martin. Shields has the all time school wrestling record with 183 wins. In addition, he is the current 132 lb. weight class State Champion, and he was honored with his framed singlet that will reside in the Ridgley Center ‘Hall of Champions’ display.

Commander Bruce Nolan ‘90 of the NJROTC  talked about his time at Brother Martin as a place where he learned teamwork, dedication and perseverance as the NJROTC headed to the Belle Chasse Air Show and the USS Alabama over the weekend. Commander also introduced one of the Blue Angels who came to talk to NJROTC students and wanted to echo Commander Nolan’s sentiments about the importance of teamwork, dedication and perseverance to the entire student body at the pep rally.

Senior players were honored in baseball, golf, tennis, bowling, lacrosse, rugby, and track and field, as were the senior members of the Band and Student Council.  The newly elected 2017-2018 Student Council Executive Board members were introduced as well.  As usual, the Brother Martin Band and Cheerleaders had excellent performances that got the crowd on their feet. Everyone left the Pep Rally ready to support the tennis team as they go on to State, the golf team as they move to the Regionals, and the lacrosse and rugby teams who are off to compete in State this weekend.

Come out and support the Crusader baseball team as they take on the Archbishop Shaw Eagles in the Regional Round of the state playoffs.  First pitch for the best-of-three series will be thrown this Friday for 7 p.m. at Kirsch Rooney.  Action will resume Saturday for 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. if necessary. Admission for each contest is $7 for adults, $3 for children 11 and under, and $5 for students of the participating schools. Faculty id’s will be honored for this event.

Go ‘Saders!

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