Jesuit High School Club Sports
2012 - 13 Varsity Lacrosse Team
Blue Jay Lacrosse fields four teams ó varsity, junior varsity (JV), ďfroshĒ (grades 9 and 10), and ďU15Ē (8th grade). The four teams have a total of 15 coaches, including four assigned to the varsity squad.
Lacrosse is almost a year-round club sport at Jesuit with fall and winter/spring schedules. The fall schedule starts in October and runs through Thanksgiving (varsity may go longer), and the winter/spring season is January through April. In summer, a lacrosse club travels to play other teams. Jesuit also offers well-supervised lacrosse summer camps. Players may also participate in conditioning and indoor fun lacrosse throughout the summer.
New players are assigned team big brothers (in addition to Jesuitís regular big brother program). The new players may participate in summer camps. indoor conditioning, and ďwall ball,Ē helping them become connected even before their formal Jesuit school experience begins.
As the league has grown, Blue Jays have led the sport beyond the high school level by helping to develop lacrosse programs for inner city youths, including girls.
In Thrilling Fashion, Jesuit Lacrosse Wins State Title Against the St. Paulís Wolves, 6-5
|Blue Jays Score Winning Goal With Three Seconds Remaining to Play |
Junior goalie Jorge Abadin celebrates with senior Steven Fall (10) after winning the state championship against arch-rival St. Paulís on Sunday, April 28 in Lafayette.
Congratulations to the Jesuit varsity lacrosse players and coaches for winning their second consecutive state title. The Blue Jays defeated Loyola (Shreveport) in Saturdayís semi-final game and topped the Wolves 6-5 in Sundayís rematch of the 2012 title game. Senior Austin Triay hit the game and championship winner with three seconds remaining in regulation. All games were played on the campus of St. Thomas More.
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Summer Lacrosse Camp Information Announced
Wounded Warrior Project Lacrosse Camp
(Required for all Jesuit players 8-12 grade.)
Dates: July 22-25
Location: Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA (Residential)
Team endorsed 2nd camp
Dates: Duke: June 25-28
Location: Duke University, Durham, NC
(Each player should register individually. The team will coordinate air travel together.)
Summer Indoor play
Each player should register with Playmaker's South Shore.
Middle School Lacrosse Camp at Jesuit
(For boys in grades 4-7.)
Dates/Time: June 17-21, 8 a.m. - noon
Location: John Ryan Stadium
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Blue Jays Win Semi-Final Against Loyola, Will Face St. Paulís In Rematch of Last Yearís Title Game
The varsity lacrosse team scored five goals in two minutes on its way to whipping Loyola of Shreveport 18-8 on Saturday, April 27. The man of the match was senior Kett Lobrano, who had four goals and three assists for the Jays. Seniors Brandon Barnett, Austin Triay, and Andrew Scott scored two goals each. Junior Arman Alizadeh also had a pair of goals. Junior Jorge Abadin, who was credited with
eight saves, was the winning goalie. In Saturdayís other semi-final game, St.
Paulís beat St. Thomas More 12-3. The season-ending tournament is being
held on the STM campus in Lafayette. The state championship game, a
rematch of last yearís finale featuring the Blue Jays and Wolves, will
be played on Sunday, April 28. Face-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Jesuit beat St. Paulís 7-5 to win the 2012 state title.
Blue Jay Lacrosse in Lafayette To Defend Its State Title, Facing Loyola of Shreveport in Semi-Final
The varsity lacrosse team could face St. Paulís in a rematch of the 2012 state championship. The Blue Jays beat the Wolves in last year's final 7-5. If the Jays beat Loyola of Shreveport on
Saturday, April 27 and the Wolves beat St. Thomas More in Saturdayís other semi-final
contest, the Jays and Wolves will meet on Sunday, April 28 for the state crown. The
season-ending tournament is being held on the STM campus in Lafayette.
With Playoff Ticket Pocketed, Blue Jay Lacrosse Battles for
Post Season Positioning on Senior Night
If the Jesuit lacrosse team beats Brother Martin on Friday, April 13, The Blue Jays will host a quarterfinal playoff game. Tonight's game will take place at Muss Bertolino Playground in Kenner at 7:30 p.m. Jesuit students are admitted
free with their school identification cards. General admission tickets are
$5 for adults and $3 for children. Senior players and their parents
will be honored during pre-game festivities. In their only other
meeting of the season, the Blue Jays defeated the Crusaders
in the championship game of the Battle by the Beach
tournament in Gulfport last month. The Jays fell to
St. Paul's on Friday, April 5 by a score of 4 to 3.
Blue Jay Lacrosse Ready For Rematch Against Last Year's State Championship Opponent
In the 2012 state title game, Jesuit defeated St. Paul's 7-5. The rival squads meet again on Saturday, April 6 in a game that could very well decide this year's
district championship. Face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Hunter Stadium
on the St. Paul's campus in Covington. The Wolves have won two of
three games against the Blue Jays this year, but Jesuit defeated
St. Paul's (7-3) on March 24 en route to winning the Battle by
the Beach tournament in Gulfport, Mississippi.
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Lacrosse Wins Championship in Battle by the Beach Invitational for Second Consecutive Year
Members of the lacrosse team are all smiles after winning the Battle by the Beach tournament in Gulfport, MS.
For the second consecutive year, Jesuitís varsity lacrosse team took home first place medals from the Battle by the Beach Lacrosse Invitational in Gulfport, Mississippi. The tournament concluded on Sunday, March 24 with a thrilling 9-8 overtime victory against rival Brother Martin. In Saturdayís preliminary play, the Blue Jays easily defeated Catholic of Baton Rouge, Dutchtown, and John Carroll (Birmingham, AL).
Coach Mike Brantleyís squad qualified for the championship game by defeating rival St. Paulís, 7-3, on Sunday morning. The Jays beat St Paulís for their first state title in April 2012. But in January 2013, the Jays dropped a season opener against the Wolves in pre-district play, losing a four-goal lead at halftime. In February at the Allstate Collegiate Sugar Bowl Classic, Jesuit faced St Paulís in a showcase game. Jesuit lost in overtime following a disputed call on a shot on goal by the Jays. Hence, when Sunday morning arrived and Jesuit and St. Paulís were facing each other for a third time this season, an exciting match was anticipated. St. Paulís proved to be a worthy opponent, but the Jays prevailed, winning the match, 7-3.
In the championship game of the tournament, the Jays played another rival, Brother Martin, who tied the game, 8-8, in the final 30 seconds to force the match into overtime. Junior Arman Alizadeh dodged under his defender and around the goalie to place a neat corner shot into the far side of the goal, giving the Jays a 9-8 victory and the tournament championship.
View Photos of the Battle at the Beach Tournament
Progress by Jesuitís Other Lacrosse Teams
Varsity is graduating 18 seniors this year and the program is growing future champions for Jesuit in the JV team. At the Battle at the Beach Tournament, the JV team won its championship as well. Having beaten their three opponents Saturday, the JV team faced off against St Paulís at the same time as varsity faced St. Paulís on a parallel field. JV players proved themselves a maturing squad, beating St. Paulís 10-0. They went on to beat Catholic of Baton Rouge for the title, joining varsity in the awards presentations. JV is coached by Mr. Greg Anderson and assisted by Mr. Chad Caldwell.
JV-B and U15 squads also performed well, winning their brackets on Sunday, but falling short of making it to the championship rounds.
Blue Jay Lacrosse Notches Three Big Wins in Alabama
Lacrosse defeated Alabamaís most recent state champion, state runner-up, and the only Catholic high school in Alabama in making their 3-0 sweep on February 23. Blue Jays beat Hoover 10-8, John Carroll 11-4, and Spain Park 9-6.
Lacrosse Suffers Loss to St. Paulís (4-5) in Hard-Fought Match
In the last game of the Collegiate All State Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic, Jesuit and St. Paulís were showcased as a rematch of the May 2012 state championship game, which saw Jesuit capture the state title.
In this hard fought match, Jesuit scored first to then be matched by St Paulís. St. Paulís put up one more point to make it 2-1, but Jesuit answered to tie it up, 2-2. This was repeated with Jesuit and St. Paulís at 3-3. In the fourth quarter, Jesuit jumped up to 4-3, only be answered by St. Paulís scoring a matching goal late in the game, which sent the two power house teams into overtime - a sudden death situation. Late in the overtime quarter (a shorter 4 minute round), St. Paulís achieved a fast break resulting in a score, thus winning the game.
Blue Jay Lacrosse Thwarts Rebel Attack with 19-4 Road Win
Junior Thomas Nimmo (21)
Junior Thomas Nimmo (21) helped lead the Blue Jays to a convincing 19-4 victory over Archbishop Rummel Saturday, February 2, in Metairie. The defending state champs take a break for the holidays before returning to action Saturday, February 16 against the Lafayette Hurricanes (club team) at LaSalle Park. Face-off is at 1 p.m. The Jays face St. Paulís at Pan American Stadium on Sunday, February 17, at 6 p.m.
View Photos from the Jesuit-Rummel Game
Jesuit Commands Game to Defeat St. Thomas More 16-5
Sophomore Billy McMahon rolls away from the St. Thomas More double
to preserve possession of the ball.
The Blue Jays travelled to Lafayette to take on St. Thomas More on Saturday, January 26. The Cougars, struggling to get their footing this year, fought but could not restrain the Jays as they commanded the game from the first quarter. Jesuit won, 16-5.
Varsity will next play Rummel on Saturday, February 2 at noon on the Rummel field.
View Photos from the Jesuit - St. Thomas More Game
Lacrosse Excited to Play Season Opener Vs. St. Paulís on Saturday in LaSalle Park
Senior Chris Powers guards a St. Paulís player in the 2012
state championship game.
Varsity lacrosse will play its season opener vs. St. Paulís on Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. in LaSalle Park. Jesuit beat St. Paulís for the state championship last year, so this highly anticipated matchup is expected to be exciting for players and fans alike.
Varsity Brings Home Four Wins from Tourney in Shreveport
MVP junior Thomas Nimmo doubles out when the slide blocks his one on one attack.
Lacrosse traveled to Shreveport to play a tournament on the weekend of December 7-9, where they started the season with an impressive 4-0 record, beating teams from Byrd, Caddo Magnet, Loyola, and St. Thomas More. Top scorer for the weekend was junior Thomas Nimmo with 8 goals and 8 assists.
View Photos from the Shreveport Tournament
Blue Jays Write Another Chapter in Jesuit History, Winning Schoolís First State Lacrosse Championship
Jesuit won its first state championship in lacrosse Sunday (April 29), beating St. Paulís 7-5. The championship match was played at St. Thomas More in Lafayette. Pictured above (from left) are the teamís seven seniors: Grant Barrilleaux, Roddy Stieffel, Ben Bagwill, Brian Barbara, Andrť Benoit, Michael Marquis, and D.D. Joachim. Marquis was named the tournamentís offensive MVP. Junior Zack Tassin was named defensive MVP.
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