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Jesuit soccer added an extraordinary chapter to its storied history in 2019-20. The Tigers captured the program's seventh State title on Feb. 29, 2020, defeating Pembroke Pines Charter 5-4 in the championship game behind three goals by Zach Board '20. Head coach Eric Sims '95 and forward Carson Bien '20 were named the Coach of the Year and Player of the Year, respectively, in Class 5A for 2019-20. The seven titles are the most of any Jesuit sport, and the Tigers' total of 83 Region and State playoff victories are the most of any soccer program in Florida annals.

Founded in the mid-1970s, Jesuit soccer was a force by the '80s and captured State titles in 1987, '95, '97, '98, '99, '01, and '20. The middle five championships came under head coach Bob Bauman, who was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Hall of Fame in 2020, and the 2001 team also was honored as National Champions. Sims, who starred on the '95 champs, enters his 10th season as head coach in 2022-23. He has led the Tigers to District titles and the Region Final or farther in each of his first nine seasons. Jesuit soccer frequently has been nationally ranked (including in the Top 10 in 2018-19) and the Tigers have captured the District title 35 of the past 37 seasons.

During the 2021-22 season the Tigers went 21-4-1 winning another District Championship, defeating Osceola 1-0. The team was led by Christian Fairchild '22 (16 goals, 8 assists), Ty Cabassa '22 (13 goals, 5 assists), Phillip Falcon '23 (16 wins and 14 shutouts in goal), and Eric Stanley '23 (11 goals and 3 assists). Jesuit's top returnees in 2022-23 include Dutch Iavarone '25, Abi Lindblom '23, Kai Rodrigues '23, and Stanley. 

Jose A. Alvarez Award winners

Carson Bien '20 was the 2020 recipient of the Jose A. Alvarez Award, given annually to the Hillsborough County Outstanding High School Soccer Player of the Year. It marked the eighth time in the award’s history - it was established in 1985 - that a Jesuit player won, and the 5th time in 10 years. 

Jesuit High School's Alvarez Award winners
Carson Bien '20
Connar Lufkin '16
Michael Conlon ’14
Brett Durrance ’12
Tyler Hartlage ’11
Justin Trowbridge ’01
Terry McCormick ’97

Brian Crane ’91 (co-winner)

Varsity Schedule and Roster

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

Click here for a PDF of the 2022-23 Varsity roster, or view below:



Varsity Head Coach
Eric Sims '95,

  • 10th season at Jesuit in 2022-23.
  • 192-34-12 in eight seasons at Jesuit (2013-22).
  • 200-63-20 in 13 seasons at Gaither (2001-13).
  • 392-97-32 overall

Assistant Coaches
George Fotopoulos, Duke Dunnigan, Sean Connolly, Denis Lopez, Jon Koshko 

JV Head Coach
Duke Dunnigan

JV Schedule and Roster

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

The 2022-23 JV roster is coming soon.


News and Announcements


Jesuit captures Class 5A State Championship!
Feb. 29, 2020 - Zach Board '20 scores three goals as Jesuit downs Pembroke Pines Charter 5-4 for the Tigers' 7th State title, click here for the Tampa Bay Times story. 

Tigers embark on State Championship run
February 2020 - Riley Martin '20 created this hype video as the Tigers began their quest for the State Championship.


Back-to-back Tampa Bay Invitational crowns
Jan. 6, 2019 - Jesuit knocks off three straight unbeaten teams to win the TBI, click here for full story and click here for All-Tournament teams.


Jesuit soccer earns academic State Championship
March 2018 - Tigers finish No. 1 in FHSAA academic rankings, click here for full story. 

Jesuit advances in Region
Feb. 10, 2018 - Jesuit defeats Jefferson for 3rd time in 2017-18, click here for a Tampa Bay Times story. 

Tigers win District again
Feb. 6, 2018 - Jesuit routs Jefferson to earn 32nd District title in 34 years, click here for a Jesuit website story and click here for a Tampa Bay Times story.

Tampa Bay Soccer Champs
Jan. 8, 2018 - Jesuit wins inaugural Tampa Bay Soccer Invitational, click here for full story.


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.  


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 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 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. 


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. 



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 state titles – 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 2020, Bauman was elected to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and in January 2021 he was inducted at a ceremony in Daytona Beach. In 26 seasons Bauman led Jesuit to 24 District titles, 15 State Tournament berths (final four) 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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