Congratulations to two of our senior student-athletes for being named as 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholar Athletes! Seniors Erick Lassair and Alexander Genois have been honored with this recognition and are two wonderful representatives on behalf of Brother Martin High School. Lassair and Genois were both members of the Brother Martin football team while maintaining a rewarding and impressive academic status. These student-athletes were nominated for this award by Coach Mark Bonis, Head Football Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics.
“We are extremely proud of Alex Genois and Erick Lassair for earning such a tremendous honor. They have consistently modeled our football program principles both on and off the field. Both young men truly epitomize what it means to be a Brother Martin student-athlete,” said Coach Mark Bonis.
Both Lassair and Genois will be honored at an upcoming luncheon, for the 2018 award recipients, on Tuesday, April 3rd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. At this luncheon, all of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholar-Athletes will be recognized for their hard work in the classroom and on the field.
Brother Martin High School and the Department of Athletics are incredibly proud of these two young men. They are true examples of academic excellence and athletic leadership. Congratulations again to these Crusaders!
“To be nominated by Coach Bonis and be a 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholar Athlete is a great way to end my high school football career. My nickname “Einstein”, given by Coach Bonis after missing a few weeks of summer practice due to an engineering program, shows just how close Coach Bonis and I have grown over these past six years. This recognition proves that the hard work on the football field and the late nights of studying don’t go unnoticed.”
– Erick Lassair ’18
“I am truly honored to be recognized by the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation as a Scholar-Athlete for 2018. It is a testament to Coach Bonis and Coach Zeringue’s emphasis towards academics and the Brother Martin football program’s principles. In our program, the principles are not merely words on the wall; instead, they are a way of life. Coach Bonis always tells his players that if we “buy in” to the process, we will be successful not only on the field but in everything that we do. Balancing football, friends, family, school, clubs, work, and other activities have definitely been stressful and quite difficult at times. With that said, I would not trade the incredible experiences and life lessons for anything. They have molded me as the young man who is ready to not just make a living, but to make a life.”
– Alexander Genois ’18