Author & Commentator Mike Lupica, addressing SES student athletes
"Sports is a memory-making business"
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Excellent Coaching / Saint Edward’s coaches are dedicated educators, passionate about their sports and about bringing out the best in their athletes. Most were themselves accomplished collegiate and competitive athletes.
Along with the two gymnasiums, aquatic center and multi-use dock, highlights include two lighted fields, additional practice fields, and two independent weight rooms.
Saint Edward’s 38 interscholastic teams face rivals from other Florida independent and private schools, including some of the region’s strongest programs.
The varsity boys weightlifting team hosted John Carroll Catholic High School in the Wachter Activities Center for their first home meet of the season. The Pirates collected 21 points in the Traditional category and 57 points in the Olympic category, and the Golden Rams recorded 60 points in the Traditional category.
If you are reading on the eNews, click on the headline or read more for the individual scores of the Pirate team.
On 2/21/24, the varsity girls lacrosse team went head-to-head with Sebastian River High School in Sebastian. Controlling the game from the opening draw, the Pirates taking down the Sharks 15-3 on the field.
Leading the offensive end were Lily O'Brien (3 goals, 1 assist), CJ Fykes (2 goals, 1 assist), and Aerin Russell (1 goal, 3 assists). Teammates Bebe Busch-Dunford, Carrington Brown, Kelly Lynch, and Leah Chin recorded 1 goal and 1 assist apiece. Also putting up 1 goal each toward the victory were Charlie Cappelen, Grace Fykes, Margaret Fykes, Mary Kathryn Watson, and Nicollette Kennedy.
The varsity boys tennis team faced off against Lincoln Park Academy on the road in Fort Pierce on 2/20/24. The determined Pirates fought hard to overcome the Greyhounds on the courts and secure a 4-3 victory.
Winning singles matches for the boys were #2 Rushil Sura (8-1), #3 Christopher Porter (8-3), and #5 Jackson Peshke (8-0).
Winning their #2 doubles match for the boys and sealing the Pirates' win was the team of Porter/James Peponis (9-7).
Congratulations to sophomore CJ Fykesfor being selected as one of this week's Saint Edward's School Athletes of the Week!
The varsity girls lacrosse team kicked off their regular season with a 20-13 victory over Jupiter High School on 2/13/24, thanks in large part to Fykes's leadership on the field. She played a vital role in the draw circle for the Pirates and collected 7 goals and 1 assist on the day. This is Fykes's third year as a member of the varsity girls lacrosse team.
Congratulations to senior Reed Sternbergfor being selected as one of this week's Saint Edward's School Athletes of the Week!
Sternberg helped the varsity boys lacrosse team start their regular season off with a bang on 2/13/24. He netted 5 goals and provided 2 assists in the Pirates' 10-6 victory over Vero Beach High School. This is Sternberg's fifth year as a member of the varsity boys lacrosse team.
This week's varsity equestrian team spotlight focuses on junior Harrison Reicher. A co-captain of the Saint Edward's School equestrian team, Reicher provides a brief background on his history that led to his passion for polo:
HR: I have been riding a horse for as long as I can remember. I started riding with my sister when I was 2 years old in New York. I then moved to Florida when I was 8 and immediately wanted to try polo. I instantly fell in love and has become a huge part of my life since then. I work as hard as I can every single day trying to achieve my dreams and goals. So far, I have been fortunate enough to accomplish many of my previous goals, and I strive to become better and better every single day.
If you are reading on the eNews, click on the headline or read more for a Q&A with Harrison.
This week's varsity equestrian team spotlight focuses on junior Ella Sandvig. A co-captain of the Saint Edward's School equestrian team, Sandvig provides a brief background on her history that led to her competing in the equestrian circuit:
ES: I started riding when I was six and a half years old in Temecula, California. I competed locally and in San Diego, receiving top placings in all three rings with multiple horses. I moved to Florida in 2020 and immediately began competing on the East Coast, adapting to the different riding styles. Over the past four years, I have not only held my own in the Equestrian Capital of the World but also earned several champion ribbons in various divisions against international competition. Currently, I compete throughout Florida in the Jumpers and Equitation.
If you are reading on the eNews, click on the headline or read more for a Q&A with Ella.
We build rapport with our student-athletes creating an atmosphere for success, and teaching the proper values, skills and strategies. A love of activity starts with the Physical Education program, which begins in our Little Pirates (PreK-3) programs. Students then progress to middle school team sports and eventually varsity-level competition in the Upper School. Saint Edward’s School fields 36 teams in 18 sports and enjoys an enviable record of success. Athletes with a range of abilities at all levels find opportunities to advance their skills and compete to their full potential.
The Saint Edward's School Athletic Hall of Fame gives us the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of our many outstanding student-athlete graduates. Athletics are an integral part of the Saint Edward's School culture and many of our outstanding athletes have gone on to distinguished university careers in their chosen sports. Thank you for taking the time to nominate an alumnus. Go Pirates!