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JESUIT 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. Last season, 2016-17, Jesuit went 20-7-1 against a rugged schedule while capturing the District title for the 31st time in the past 33 seasons and battling cross-state rival Merritt Island for the Region title for the fourth straight season. Jesuit earned the Region crown in 2016, but Merritt Island earned it back in 2017 after overtime and 10 rounds of penalty kicks. F Royce Pope '17 (22g, 20a), GK Tim Gyenis '17 (0.85 gaa), and F Benny Ortiz '17 (27g, 10a) were chosen for the Hillsborough-Pinellas all-star game, with Ortiz scoring the lone goal and Gyenis earning MVP honors. Top returnees in 2017-18 include MF Diego Yepez '18 (7g, 9a), D Noah Kurtz '18, and D Andrew Motzer '19. 

Varsity Schedule and Roster

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

2017-18 Varsity roster (printable)

Jesuit Soccer Tournament schedule (Jan. 4-6)

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)

JV Schedule and Roster

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

2017-18 JV roster (printable)

Coaches

Varsity Head Coach
Eric Sims '95, esims@jesuittampa.org
5th season at Jesuit in 2017-18
80-20-6 at Jesuit 


Varsity Assistant Coach
Eddie Ababio

JV Head/Varsity Assistant Coach
Fernando Gonzalez

JV/Varsity Assistant Coach
Jonathan Koshko 

News and Announcements

2017-18


2016-17

Tigers advance to Region Semifinal
Feb. 2, 2017 - Jesuit defeats Osceola 4-0 to move on in the playoffs, click here for the Tampa Bay Times story and photos.

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.


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.

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