|2012-13 Varsity Soccer Team|
Blue Jay to Participate in LHSCA All-Star Soccer Game
Senior Jordan Rice (11)
Congratulations to senior Jordan Rice for being selected to participate in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star Soccer Game.
The LHSCA All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Already Crowned State Champions, 2012-13 Jesuit Soccer Team
Garners a Prestigious Honor that Comes with a Trophy
Members of the 2012-13 varsity soccer team, along with their coaches and a
representative from the Army National Guard, gather in the Traditions
Courtyard prior to Monday’s Assembly (April 8) at which the Blue Jays
were presented with a national ranking trophy. It was the latest honor
on top of winning the LHSAA Division 1 State Championship.
Jesuit High School was presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy at Assembly on Monday, April 8, one of only 10 schools in the country that is being honored. The trophy presentation is part of the inaugural MaxPreps Tour of Champions for Boys’ Soccer, presented by the Army National Guard.
The Blue Jays finished ranked No. 21 in the country by MaxPreps, a California-based company that ranks more than 14,000 high school boys’ soccer teams.
Staff Sgt. Kenneth Carrigee (left) presents
the national ranking trophy to Coach Collins.
“Coach Hubie Collins and the Jesuit Blue Jays have proven that they are among the nation’s truly elite high school soccer teams,” said Staff Sgt. Kenneth Carrigee of the Louisiana National Guard, who presented the trophy to Coach Collins. “The trophy symbolizes the indomitable spirit common to high school athletes and the U.S. Soldier. It is our honor to share this symbol with the team, coaches, players, their parents, and Jesuit. It is an award for the entire community and is much deserved.”
Jesuit beat St. Paul’s of Covington, 2-1, in double overtime on February 25 to win the LHSAA Division I state soccer championship. It was the second consecutive state championship for the Blue Jays and their fourth in five years. It was also the third straight meeting of the two teams in the championship game. St. Paul’s won in 2011 and Jesuit took home the crown in 2012 and 2013. Jesuit finished the 2012-13 season at 26-3-6.
“It is a huge honor to be recognized by MaxPreps and the Army National Guard,” said Coach Collins, who was the Times-Picayune’s Coach of the Year.
Jesuit’s offense was led by senior forwards Mason Belle and Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon. Belle tallied 19 goals and 9 assists and Pereira-Pinzon added 15 goals and 5 assists. Holding down the midfield were junior Evan Kramer, and seniors Devin Francis (University of North Carolina at Asheville) and Jordan Rice (Howard University).
The Blue Jays’ defense was anchored by senior Joseph Kepper, who was the Times-Picayune’s Defensive Player of the Year. Not only was Kepper a key man on the defensive unit, but he also aided in the offensive efforts by scoring three goals, including the tying goal in the championship match. Junior Nick Tadros and sophomore Otto Candies shared goalkeeping duties, with Candies filling in for an injured Tadros early in the season. Combined with the rock solid defense, the goalkeeping duo allowed only 13 goals during the entire season.
MaxPreps.com, a CBSSports.com site, is a leading online high school sports destination, offering comprehensive high school sports coverage, with the latest news, analysis, rankings, and streaming content. The web site uses an intricate computer program to determine team rank — known as the “MaxPreps Freeman Rankings.”
Prior season history, school size, and comments on message boards are not considered in the MaxPreps rankings. The computer-based system utilizes the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins, the higher the ranking. But the system also takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents) and strength of schedule. For example, a team’s ranking is hurt more by losing to a team that is ranked below them than to a team ranked ahead. Boys’ soccer rankings are updated once a week.
Coach Hubie Collins holds the Army National Guard national ranking trophy that was
presented to the 2012-13 Blue Jay soccer team
at Assembly on Monday, April 8.
Three Blue Jays Named to Times-Picayune All-Metro Soccer Team
|Congratulations to Senior Joe Kepper, Defensive Player of the Year, and Hubie Collins, Coach of the Year|
Senior Mason Belle (4)
Junior Evan Kramer (28)
Senior Joe Kepper (8)
Defensive Player of the Year
Head Coach Hubie Collins
Coach of the Year
Congratulations to seniors Joseph Kepper and Mason Belle, and junior Evan Kramer, on being selected to the Times-Picayune All-Metro Soccer Team.
Additionally, Joseph Kepper was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year and Jesuit head coach Hubie Collins was named Coach of the Year.
In a Nailbiter of a Championship Soccer Match, Blue Jays Score in Double Overtime to Defeat St. Paul’s, 2-1,
and Claim 12th State Title
Senior Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon’s Winning Goal Sinks St. Paul’s
Senior Joe Kepper is MVP
Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team: 2013 State Champions
Photos by Scott Threlkeld Photography for Jesuit High School
Jesuit’s varsity soccer team spotted St. Paul’s a 1-0 lead at the half. Sometimes, that can be a good thing for the Jays.
Whatever head coach Hubie Collins told his players at halftime, it had to be transformational and inspirational because the Blue Jays emerged from the locker room under the stands at Tad Gormley Stadium on Saturday evening, February 23, as a different team focused on one objective: defeating St. Paul’s and winning Jesuit’s 12th state soccer championship.
On a corner kick, senior Joe Kepper headed the ball into the Wolves’ net to tie the score, 1-1. Despite controlling the ball the entire second half, the Jays had numerous opportunites to score and take the lead. Their shots on goal were just missing, hitting the cross bar, whizzing over the top, trickling off to the side. At the end of regulation play, the score was tied and, for the first time, the LHSAA state match for Division 1 teams went into overtime.
With only a couple of minutes left in the second OT, the Jays showed why they are one of the most dangerous teams to defend against on corner kicks. Senior Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon came out of nowhere and headed the ball smack into the Wolves’ goal. The final whistle blew soon afterwards.
This was the third consecutive appearance for Jesuit and St. Paul’s in the state championship match. The Wolves won in 2011 and the Jays reclaimed the title in 2012. The win this evening fulfills the ultimate goal that the players focused on at the beginning of the season — successfully defending last year’s state title by winning a 12th state championship. Consider it done.
Congratulations to Coach Hubie Collins and assistant coaches David Storm and Steven Cabos ’11.
His teammates call him“Sea Bass.” Jesuit’s Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon (right) grimaces while leaping for a header in double overtime against St. Paul’s in the 2013 LHSAA state championship game Saturday, February 23 at Tad Gormley Stadium. In this ocean of players, Sea Bass was the
biggest fish and he scored the biggest goal of his Jesuit soccer career. Pereira-Pinzon
diverted the ball into the St. Paul’s goal with only two minutes to spare in double
overtime, giving Jesuit a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
A Relentless Army on the March, Blue Jays Wear Down the Crusaders, 1-0, to Advance to Soccer State Championship Match
Senior Bo Devenport Scores in 67th Minute and Blue Jays Hold On for Their Tenth Consecutive Shutout
Senior mid-fielder Bo Devenport is surrounded by jubilant teammates immediately
after the referee’s final whistle ended a hard-fought defensive battle between
Jesuit and Brother Martin in the state semifinal soccer match on Saturday,
February 16 at John Ryan Stadium. The Blue Jays won, 1-0, on
Devenport’s sliding chip shot goal in the 67th minute of the
match. Winning goalie was junior Nick Tadros. The Jays
will play in the state championship game next Saturday
(February 23) at Tad Gormley Stadium against the
winner of the Lafayette - St. Paul’s contest that
will be decided tonight. The Jays and Crusaders
played each other four times this season with
Brother Martin winning the first two matches.
But the Jays won the last two, including the
most important match between
the two rivals.
Photo by Jesuit Senior Thomas Echols
Jesuit shut down and shut out Brother Martin, 1-0, in a state semifinal soccer match on Saturday afternoon at John Ryan Stadium, setting the stage for a championship showdown game between the Blue Jays and St. Paul’s of Covington.
Senior mid-fielder Bo Devenport scored for the Jays in the 77th minute of the match and the Jesuit defense bulked up in the final 13 minutes to defeat a strong Crusader team.
The victory sends the Blue Jays to the LHSAA state championship match for the fifth consecutive year. It will be the third year in a row that Jesuit and St. Paul’s meet in the finals. Jesuit is the defending champion; The Wolves won two years ago. Since 1999, Jesuit has won a State Soccer Championship seven times and been runners-up on four occasions. In the 14-year span beginning in 1999, the Jays missed appearing in the state final match only twice.
Large Crowd Expected When Jesuit Plays Brother Martin in the LHSAA Semifinal Match at John Ryan Stadium on Saturday, February 16 with Kickoff at 1
Shutting Out Their Ninth Consecutive Opponent, 3-0, Jays Advance by Shipping the Vikings Home to Airline
Senior defender Josh Bourgeois lets loose with this mighty kick after drawing out the Vikings’ keeper to score Jesuit’s third and final goal of the quarterfinal match, played in the mist on Fat Tuesday afternoon at John Ryan Stadium. In addition to Bourgeois, seniors Mason Belle and Jordan Rice each notched a goal.
Photo by Jesuit Senior Thomas Echols
Congratulations to the Jesuit varsity soccer team for a convincing 3-0 quarterfinal shutout of the Airline Vikings at John Ryan Stadium on Tuesday, February 12. For the Jays, it was their ninth consecutive shutout in district and playoff matches combined.
Check Back for a Photo Gallery of the Jesuit - Airline Soccer Match
Read about the Jesuit - Airline quarterfinal match on Nola.com.
Jesuit - Brother Martin Semifinal
Soccer Match Ticket Information
Jesuit, the second seed in the playoffs (behind Lafayette), will play the number three-seed Brother Martin Crusaders in a semifinal match on Saturday, February 16 at John Ryan Stadium.
Please Note the Following Important Details about Saturday’s Playoff Game:
- Stadium gates will open at Noon. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
- Tickets are $7. Pre-game ticket sales will be offered at the Jesuit switchboard on Thursday and Friday, February 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your tickets early and avoid the long line at the stadium.
- Student IDs will NOT be accepted at the gate.
View the LHSAA Division 1 Soccer Playoff Brackets
Soccer Shuts Out Caddo Magnet in Race to State Championship
Senior Mason Belle (4) shoots — and scores — in Jesuit’s 3-0 victory over
Caddo Magnet at John Ryan Stadium on Wednesday, February 6.
Jesuit’s varsity soccer team moved one step closer in the playoffs race after defeating Caddo Magnet, 3-0, on Wednesday, February 6 at John Ryan Stadium. Senior Mason Belle accounted for all three of the game’s goals. Belle scored the first goal in the 22nd minute of the first half from about 10 yards out after an assist by junior Will McQueen and freshman Chase Rushing. The second goal was off a header in the box during the second half. The final goal came from an unassisted ten-yard shot in the 32 minute of the second half.
The Blue Jays will welcome Airline High of Shreveport to John Ryan Stadium for a quarterfinal playoff match on Mardi Gras Day starting at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $7 each for adults, students, and children (ages 6-11).
View the LHSAA Division 1 Soccer Playoff Brackets
View Photos from the Jesuit Playoff Victory
Soccer Jays Get Their Kicks Against the Chiefs in First Round Playoff Action
|Jesuit Cruises to an 11-0 Win Over Natchitoches Central to Advance to the Second Round of the LHSAA Playoffs|
With junior Will McQueen (19) looking on, senior Mason Belle (4) scores
for the Jays on Friday afternoon at John Ryan Stadium in the
first round of the LHSAA Soccer Playoffs.
View the Jesuit - Natchitoches Central Soccer Playoff Photo Gallery
Jesuit’s varsity soccer squad, the number two seed in the LHSAA Soccer Playoffs, handily defeated the Natchitoches Central Chiefs, the thrity-first seed, 11-0, at John Ryan Stadium on Friday afternoon.
The Blue Jays advance to the second round of the playoffs to face the winner of the Caddo Magnet - Zachary game. Check the Jesuit web site later this weekend for details about the second round playoff match.
Check Out the LHSAA Division 1 Soccer Playoff Brackets
Soccer Jays Get Ready for Post Season Action
|Jesuit Hosts Natchitoches Central in First Round Playoff Action at |
John Ryan Stadium
The Jesuit varsity soccer team earned the second seed in the LHSAA playoffs.
Click Here to View the LHSAA Soccer Playoff Bracket!
Congratulations to Jesuit’s varsity soccer team for earning the second seed in the 2013 LHSAA soccer playoffs. The Blue Jays will host Natchitoches Central in the first round at John Ryan Stadium. Date, time, and ticket prices will be announced later.
Two Blue Jays Named to the LHSAA All-State Academic Team
Jesuit congratulates to senior varsity soccer players-- Ben Guerra and Brad Power-- for being named to the 2013 LHSAA All-State Academic Soccer Composite Team.
Senior Ben Guerra
Senior Brad Power
Soccer Closes Regular Season With Sixth Consecutive Shutout Against Chalmette, 6-0
At the January 22 match-up against Chalmette at the Blue Jays’ own John Ryan Stadium, junior midfielder Even Kramer shakes off a Chalmette Owl.
The Blue Jay soccer team improved their record to 15-3-2, 9-1 in District 9-1 with their
6-0 win over Chalmette High School on Monday, January 22. The win signaled the end of regular season for the team. The Jays now set their sights on the playoffs and await the schedule announcement on January 31.
Jays Extend Shutout Streak With Victory Over Grace King, 3-0
Senior Mason Belle sails in a kick from 30 yards back to account for
the first goal in Thursday night’s win over the Grace King
Fighting Irish on the Blue Jays’ home field.
The Blue Jays added a fifth consecutive shutout to their season tally on Thursday, January 24 when they beat Grace King, 3-0, at John Ryan Stadium.
All three of the Blue Jays’ points were scored in the first half. Senior Mason Belle put the first points up against the Fighting Irish with a 30-yard shot. The Jays’ other two goals came from kicks, with senior Devin Francis scoring off a conner kick, while junior Evan Kramer netted a goal off a free kick.
View the Photo Gallery of the Blue Jays’ Victory Over the Fighting Irish
Read the story about the Jesuit-Grace King Game from Nola.com
Soccer Shuts Out Chalmette Owls at John Ryan Stadium, 7-0
Jays Return to Action Thursday Afternoon Against Grace King at
John Ryan Stadium
Senior defender Devin Francis (15) beats two Chalmette Owls to the
ball during Tuesday night’s game at John Ryan Stadium.
The Blue Jays kept Chalmette scoreless during a chilly Tuesday night game at John Ryan Stadium, as they held the Owls, 7-0. This was the third-ranked team’s fourth consecutive shutout.
Junior forward William McQueen was the standout for the night as he scored two goals and one assist. Senior forward Jordan Rice, and senior midfielders Mason Belle and Corey James also scored goals to put the Blue Jays up 4-0 at the end of the first half. Senior forward Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon and junior forward Cameron Coulon each contributed goals in the second half to put the game away at 7-0. With the win, the team improves to 13-3-2, 7-1 in District 9-1 play.
The Jays return to action Thursday, January 24 at 5 p.m. when they take on Grace King at John Ryan Stadium.
Read the Article About the Blue Jays’ Victory Over Chalmette from Nola.com
View the Photo Gallery of the Jesuit-Chalmette Game
Jays Rule the Field with 4-0 Defeat of Rummel
Soccer to Continue District Play on Tuesday, January 22 Against Chalmette at John Ryan Stadium
Junior Luke Hahn scored on this penalty kick in the 44th minute of the game.
Jesuit took an impressive 26 shots and nine corners to defeat the Rummel Raiders, 4 to nill. The game, originally planned for play at the Rummel field, was played on the wet weather-tolerant artificial turf at John Ryan Stadium.
Junior Will McQueen scored the first goal of the game in the fifth minute. The second goal followed at the 16th minute by senior Mason Belle to put the score at 2-0 at halftime. In the second half, junior Luke Hahn scored on a penalty kick in the 44th minute, and senior Tyler Hatrel scored in the 63rd minute off a free kick just outside the box.
The Jays continue district play against the Chalmette Owls in John Ryan Stadium on Tuesday, January 22. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Read About the Jesuit - Rummel Game on Nola.com
Views Photos from the Blue Jay Victory Over Rummel
Frozen at Zero! Jesuit - Ocean Springs Soccer Match Ends
in a Tie
Blue Jay Soccer Returns to District Play Saturday Against Rummel at John Ryan Stadium
Junior Evan Kramer (28) maneuvers the ball away from Ocean Springs.
On a frigid Wednesday evening, the Jesuit varsity soccer team welcomed a talented squad from Ocean Springs to John Ryan Stadium. Both teams had opportunities to score; but in the end, defensive play ruled the game which ended in a 0-0 tie.
On Saturday, Jesuit will return to district play with a match against the Rummel Raiders at John Ryan Stadium. (Please note the change of venue.) Kick off for the varsity match is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Soccer Avenges Previous Loss With a 1-0 Win Over Brother Martin
Soccer Completes Sweep of West Jefferson With 5-0 Win
Senior Mason Belle (pictured in Saturday’s game against West Jefferson)
scored two goals against the Buccaneers Monday night.
It was a case of déjà vu all over again as the Jesuit soccer team defeated West Jeff 5-0 on Monday. The win comes just two days after the Blue Jays downed the Buccaneers 5-1 at Alumni Field at John Ryan Stadium.
Senior Mason Belle led the Jays with two goals, while juniors Jacob Stansberry and Ethan Kramer, along with senior Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon, scored one apiece. With Monday night’s win, the team improves to 9-3-1. The Blue Jays return to action on Saturday, January 12 when they take on Brother Martin at 2 p.m.
View the Photo Gallery of Saturday’s
Jesuit vs. West Jefferson Game at John Ryan Stadium
Saturday’s match-up against West Jeff was preceeded by the 4th Annual Soccer Alumni Reunion, where soccer alumni and their families were able to meet and talk with current players and their families. Also before the match, a tribute was given to honor the late Garry Ortner and the legacy he left behind. Garry served as Jesuit’s varsity soccer coach from 1994-2002, winning seven district championships, 3 state titles, and leading the 1999 soccer team to a undefeated and untied record.
View the Fourth Annual Jesuit Soccer Reunion Photo Gallery
Jays Roll Past West Jefferson, 5-1 at John Ryan Stadium
|Soccer Alumni and Their Families Cheer On Team at 4th Annual Reunion |
Junior Cameron Coulon chips the ball past the Buccaneers’ goal keeper to score the final goal of the 5-1 win over West Jefferson on Saturday, January 5 at John Ryan Stadium’s Alumni Field. The game was especially memorable because it was preceeded by the 4th Annual Soccer Alumni Reunion, where soccer alumni and their families were able to meet and talk with current players and their families. Also before the match, a tribute was given to honor the late Garry Ortner and the legacy he left behind. Garry served as Jesuit’s Varsity Soccer coach from 1994-2002, winning seven district championships, 3 state titles, and leading the 1999
soccer team to a undefeated and untied record.
Soccer Alumni Invited to Fourth Annual Reunion on Saturday at John Ryan Stadium
This trio of soccer alums from the Class of ’92 — (from left) Aaron Burgau,Geoff Smith, and Michael Pou — attended the 2012 Soccer Homecoming.
View 2012 Soccer Homecoming Photos
Once again it’s time to celebrate Jesuit Soccer. This year’s celebration on January 5 will indeed be special as it will provide Blue Jay soccer alumni an opportunity to connect with this year’s team and to experience the soccer program's beautiful new home, John Ryan Stadium.
10 a.m. – Tailgating Begins at John Ryan Stadium
First, soccer alumni and their families and current soccer families will meet at 10:00 a.m. in Pontiff Pavilion at the stadium for a tailgate party featuring complimentary food and soft drinks. Each former Blue Jay soccer player will receive a t-shirt announcing him as a Jesuit soccer alumnus, a gift of this year's soccer program.
11 a.m. – Alumni Meet the Current Team and Honor the Late Coach Ortner
Coach Hubie Collins invites all soccer alumni (former player only, please) to the locker room to greet this year's team. Just before the 11:15 a.m. kickoff, the players will reenter the field for a pre-game tribute to former Jesuit soccer coach Garry Ortner.
11:15 a.m. – Game time as the Jays take on West Jefferson.
Tickets will be available when tailgating begins at 10 a.m.: $5 for adults, $3 for children (6-12 years of age), free for children under 6.
Halftime will feature a special treat for soccer alumni and their children as they have the opportunity to kick the old soccer ball around on the new Alumni Field at John Ryan Stadium.
For more information, contact:
Carlos Calix ’92 (soccer alumni rep)
Anne Powers (current parents' rep)
Anne Barnes (soccer alumni parents' rep)
Jesuit Soccer Nets Its 3rd Consecutive Championship at the
St. Paul’s Holiday Tournament
In Title Game, Blue Jays Declaw the Catholic Bears, 3-2
The 2012 St. Paul’s Holiday Invitational Tournament Champions display their first place trophy after vindicating their earlier loss to Catholic in the opening round.
The Blue Jays trailed twice in the championship match, but answered
Catholic’s goals with one goal from senior Mason Belle and another
from junior Cameron Coulon. In the 72nd minute senior
Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon found the back of the net
to break the tie and sent the Jays home with
the first place trophy.
Congratulations to the Jesuit varsity soccer team for its first place finish at the St. Paul’s Holiday Tournament on Saturday, December 29. The Blue Jays earned the championship with a 3-0 semifinal win over Mandeville and a 3-2 championship victory over Catholic High, the only team which defeated Jesuit during pool play earlier in the tournament.
Read the Article About Jesuit Capturing the Holiday Tournament Title on Nola.com
Read the Article About the Jesuit-Baton Rouge Match on Nola.com
The Jays will take on West Jefferson on Saturday, January 5 at John Ryan Stadium. Kick off is 11:15 a.m. Tickets will be available when tailgating begins at 10 a.m.: $5 for adults, $3 for children (6-12 years of age), free for children under 6.
Jays Find Their Groove and Raiders Are Repelled, 4-0
Junior goalie Nick Tadros, who came off the injured reserve list to make his first start this season for the Blue Jays, leaps high for this great save during Friday night’s (December 14) match against Archbishop Rummel at John Ryan Stadium.
The Jays shook off their loss to Brother Martin earlier this week and played with a renewed focus that resulted in the team shutting out the Raiders, 4-0, scoring three goals in the first half and adding a fourth in the second half. Scoring for the Jays were junior Cameron Coulon and seniors Mason Belle, Sebastian Pereira-Pinzon, and Tyler Hatrel. Jesuit’s next match takes place Friday, December 21 against Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Coast.
In District Soccer Match at John Ryan Stadium, Blue Jays Are
Lanced — a Lot — by Crusaders
Charles Graham displays some nifty footwork in chasing down a ball during Tuesday night’s match against Brother Martin which took place at John Ryan Stadium. The Jays missed a handful of opportunities to score in the first half and spotted the Crusaders 1-0. In the second half,
Brother Martin made it 2-0. The Crusaders lanced the Jays for a third time with
20 minutes left to play. An impending shutout was averted in the closing minutes
when senior Mason Belle kicked a goal for the Jays from 20 yards out. Final
score: Jays 1, Crusaders 3. Jesuit will meet Archbishop Rummel
this Friday (December 14) at 6 p.m. at John Ryan Stadium.
Soccer Team Welcomes Brother Martin to John Ryan Stadium on Tuesday (December 11) at 4:45 PM
Blue Jays Find Their Feet and Score 7 Goals in a Re-match Against Gulfport Last Friday (December 7)
Brad Power is a force to reckon with on defense for the Jesuit soccer team, which will play a
much-anticipated match against Brother Martin on Tuesday, December 11 at John Ryan
Stadium. Kickoff is 4:45 p.m. Admission for Blue Jays with student ID is FREE.
Support the soccer team and ride the Spirit Bus to the game. The Jays are
coming off a 7-1 road trip win over the Gulfport Admirals
last Friday, December 7.
Blue Jays Escape Grace King with the “Luck of the Irish”
Jesuit Travels to Gulfport Friday (December 7) for a Rematch with the Admirals, Who the Jays Beat, 1-0, at John Ryan Stadium
Senior Mason Belle chases down the ball in a Wednesday afternoon (December 5)
district soccer match against Grace King at the Irish’s field. The Jays pressured
Grace King the entire match and came close to scoring on several occasions,
only to watch the ball just miss the net. Jesuit must have had the luck of
the Irish as a Grace King player inadvertently knocked the ball into
his “own goal,” handing the Jays a 1-0 win in their opening
Soccer Jays Christen John Ryan Stadium with a 1-0 Win Over a Tough Gulfport Team
Jesuit’s varsity soccer team played its very first match at John Ryan Stadium on Tuesday evening (November 27), chalking up a 1-0 win for the Blue Jays’ athletic history book over a
strong team from Gulfport High School. In the photo, junior William McQueen
appears to be reading the fine print on the ball.
Jesuit’s varsity soccer team opens its 2012-13 District season on Wednesday (December 5) against the Grace King Irish. The Jays will travel to Metairie to play the Irish on their own field. The match kicks off at 3:30 p.m.
On Friday (December 7), Jesuit hops a bus to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a rematch against the Admirals of Gulfport. When the two teams met the first time on November 27, it marked the first varsity soccer game Jesuit played at John Ryan Stadium. The first 40 minutes of that match was not pretty, but the Jays escaped with a 1-0 win, and more importantly, with their pride intact.
Next week, Jesuit returns to John Ryan Stadium for two big district matches, first against Brother Martin on Tuesday, December 11 at 4:45 p.m., then Archbishop Rummel on Friday, December 14 at 6 p.m.
In Soccer, Blue Jays and Ben Franklin Settle for a 1-1 Tie
Photo by senior Thomas Echols
Senior Jordan Rice (left) scores Jesuit’s only point, a penalty kick, in the 1-1 tie against Ben Franklin at Pan-American Stadium Wednesday evening (November 14).
Jesuit’s varsity soccer team played Ben Franklin to a 1-1 tie Wednesday evening (November 14) at Pan American Stadium. The Blue Jays return to action this weekend in the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Tournament.
Soccer Jays Open Season with Ultimate Goal to Successfully Defend State Title
Senior Jordan Rice (left) fights for the ball with a Vandebilt Catholic Terrier in Jesuit’s season-opener at Pan-American Stadium Monday evening (November 12). Jesuit won that match, 1-0. The Jays had a tougher time against Ben Franklin Wednesday evening (November 14) at Pan American Stadium. The match
ended in a 1-1 tie. The Blue Jays return to action this weekend in the
Brothers of the Sacred Heart Tournament.
Jesuit’s varsity soccer team won its season opener, 1-0, against Vandebilt Catholic High School (Houma) on Wednesday evening (November 12) at Pan-American Stadium. The Blue Jays sole goal was made by junior mmid-fielder Evan Kramer on a free kick.
2012 State Soccer Champions Honored at a Post-Season Reception at John Ryan Stadium
Jesuit athletic director Dave Moreau introduces the 2012 Division 1 State Soccer Champions at a ceremony prior to the start of the opening district baseball game
between the Jays and the Grace King Irish.