The early history of the Jesuits in North America is intertwined with the development of lacrosse. Originated by native North Americans, in 1636 the Jesuit missionary Jean de Brebeuf, S.J. adapted lacrosse for French pioneers in Canada. A few centuries later in the spring of 2012, after several years as a club team, Jesuit High School lacrosse began FHSAA play as a Varsity sport.
Charlie Cummins enters his fourth year as head coach in 2023. In 2022, the Tigers claimed their first ever Region Championship and their fourth consecutive District Championship, making it seven District titles in 10 seasons of FHSAA play. Jesuit defeated Community School of Naples 9-6 in the 2022 Region Final, advancing to the State Semifinal where they fell to the eventual State Champion, Boca Raton Saint Andrew's. Defenseman Antonin Hoppman-Salario '22 earned Class A 1st-Team All-State honors. The Tigers were also led by Dylan Causey '22 (62% save percentage and 14 wins), Lleyton Hall '24 (35 goals and 27 assists), Colin Kruger '23 (32 goals and 23 assists), Chase Minacci '22 (28 goals and 17 assists), and S.K. Moore '23 (84% of faceoffs won).
Each year, several Tigers sign to play in college, including the school's first Division I lacrosse signee, Stephano Mastro '15 (Mt. St. Mary's), national recruit Brad Baker '17 (Holy Cross), Jake Lemon '18 (Canisius College), Seth Cashen '18 (Bellarmine University), and Hoppman-Salario (Haverford College). The top returning Tigers in 2023 include Luke Arena '23, Hall, Charles Knost '23, Kruger, Nate Martino '24, Moore, Gavin Paglieri '24, and Peter Pesansky '24.
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