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Soccer

Jesuit soccer has a storied history, capturing six State titles - the most of any Jesuit sports program - since its founding as a club sport in the mid-1970s. By the mid-'80s, the Tigers were a force, winning State titles in 1987, '95, '97, '98, '99, and '01. The final five championships came under head coach Bob Bauman, and the 2001 team also was honored as National Champions. Eric Sims '95, who starred on the '95 champs, was named head coach in 2013. In 2015-16, Jesuit went 23-5-1, with a strong performance in the annual national tournament at Montverde Academy, and winning District and Region titles. The Tigers captured the Region at nemesis Merritt Island on an overtime goal by Noah Kurtz '18. At the State Tournament, Jesuit became the only team to hold a lead on unbeaten/untied, No. 2 nationally ranked Ponte Vedra all season before succumbing 3-2. Midfielder Connar Lufkin '16 was named Hillsborourgh County Player of the Year and an All-American. Since the 1984-85 season, more than 30 years ago, Jesuit has captured the District title in all but two seasons.

Varsity Schedule and Roster

*Click on the Athletics Calendar in this section for the most updated Jesuit sports team schedules and results*

2016-17 Varsity schedule (printable)

2016-17 Varsity roster (printable)

JESUIT VARSITY SOCCER 2016-17 SCHEDULE   
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
7-Nov6pmBloomingdaleWharton
9-Nov8pmSteinbrennerWharton
12-NovNoonSicklesWharton
17-Nov7pmSpotoaway
22-Nov7:30pmBerkeley Prepaway
29-Nov7pmMiddletonhome
2-Dec7pmJeffersonhome
3-Dec6pmWiregrass Ranchhome
6-Dec7pmBlakehome
8-Dec7pmTampa Catholichome
10-Dec4pmCape Coralaway
12-Dec7:30pmMitchellhome
16-Dec7pmSeminoleaway
20-Dec3pmOrangewood Chr.home
21-Dec3pmBishop Kennyhome
4-Jan7pmNorth Porthome
6-Jan7pmRobinsonaway
10-Jan7pmShorecrestaway
12-JanTBATBAMontverde
13-JanTBATBAMontverde
14-JanTBATBAMontverde
17-Jan7pmLakewood Ranchhome
20-Jan7pmCardinal Mooneyhome
23-27-JanTBADistrict Tournamenthome
2-Feb7pmRegion QFTBA
7-Feb7pmRegion SFTBA
10-Feb7pmRegion FinalTBA
15-17-FebTBAState SFTBA
16-18-FebTBAState FinalTBA

JV Schedule and Roster

*Click on the Athletics Calendar in this section for the most updated Jesuit sports team schedules and results*

2016-17 JV schedule (printable)

2016-17 JV roster (printable)

Coaches

Varsity Head Coach
Eric Sims '95, esims@jesuittampa.org
4th season at Jesuit in 2016-17
60-13-5 at Jesuit 


Varsity Assistant Coaches
Eddie Ababio, Clete Goddard

JV Head Coach
Fernando Gonzalez

JV Assistant Coach
Jonathan Koshko 

Jose A. Alvarez Award winners

Midfielder Connar Lufkin '16 was the 2016 recipient of the Jose A. Alvarez Award, given annually to the Hillsborough County Outstanding High School Soccer Player of the Year. It marked the seventh time in the award’s 32-year history that a Jesuit player won, and the fourth time in six years. 


Jesuit High School's Alvarez Award winners
Connar Lufkin '16
Michael Conlon ’14
Brett Durrance ’12
Tyler Hartlage ’11
Justin Trowbridge ’01
Terry McCormick ’97

Brian Crane ’91 (co-winner)

Coach Bob Bauman

Longtime Jesuit soccer coach Bob Bauman had one of the great coaching tenures in Florida prep sports history. Bauman led the Tigers to five of the school’s six state titles in soccer – 1995, ’97, ’98, ’99 and ’01 – and the national title in 2001. Jesuit also was state runner-up under Bauman in 1988, ’96 and ’00. He received numerous local, state and national coaching honors, including the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s National Coach of the Year Award in 2006. In 26 seasons Bauman led Jesuit to 24 District titles, 15 State Tournament (final four) berths and a record of 571-124-69. An attorney with the Morris Law Firm of Tampa, Bauman resigned in 2013 to pursue a judicial position for Hillsborough Circuit Court, Group 34, to which Judge Bauman was elected in Nov. 2014. “Bob was a wonderful mentor to hundreds of Jesuit students," Jesuit athletic director Terry Rupp '84 said.

News and Announcements

2016-17

Jesuit earns No. 3 ranking in Tampa Bay area 
Dec. 8, 2016 - The Tampa Bay Times ranks Jesuit, off to 10-1 start, No. 3 in bay area, click here for rankings.  


2015-16

Lufkin earns Jose A. Alvarez Award
April 28, 2016 - Connar Lufkin '16 earns the highest honor for soccer players in Hillsborough County, click here for a Tampa Bay Times story. 

Eight Tigers, including two on 1st Team, named All-County
March 12, 2016 - Connar Lufkin '16 and Benny Ortiz '17 are named 1st Team All-County, and six others are honored, click here for a tbo.com story 

Tigers fall 3-2 in State Semifinal
Feb. 10, 2016 - Connar Lufkin '16 scores two early goals but Jesuit succumbs to nation's No. 2 team, Ponte Vedra, click here for a tbo.com story. 

Tigers top Osceola in OT to reach Region Final
Feb. 2, 2016 - Jesuit advanced to a rematch with Merritt Island in the Region Final with a 2-1 win over Osceola, click here for a Tampa Bay Times story. 


2014-15

Four Tigers named All-County
March 14, 2015 - Seniors Jacob Starnes, Gabe Turner, and A.C. Cartaya, and junior Connar Lufkin are selected All-Hillsborough by the Tampa Tribune

Jesuit wins District crown
Jan. 23, 2015 - The Tigers downed Bradenton Southeast 3-0 to win their 29th District title in the past 31 years, click here for the Tampa Bay Times story, click here for a Tampa Tribune story.

Jesuit captures Berkeley Tournament
Dec. 22, 2014 - The Tigers defeat Berkeley Prep 1-0 for their 11th straight win and the tournament title, click here for the Tampa Bay Times story, click here for the Tampa Tribune story. 

 

2013-14

Vila, Conlon chosen for All-Star game
Jan. 23, 2014 - Jesuit's Jacob Vila '14 and Michael Conlon '14 were selected to play in the PostYourT Florida High School Class vs. Class All-Star Boys Soccer Games on Sat. March 22 at Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg.

Tigers reach No. 2 ranking in county
Jan. 8, 2014 - Jesuit earned the No. 2 spot in the county rankings, click here for the Tampa Tribune story.

Tigers dispatch Robinson 4-0, claim No. 1 District seed
Dec. 11, 2013 - Jesuit earns a first-round bye in the District Tournament on Jan. 21-24 at Jesuit.

Eric Sims '95, Jesuit Soccer, Back Together
Nov. 26, 2013 - Tampa Bay Times feature on new Jesuit coach Eric Sims '95, click here.


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