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
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.
JV Schedule and Roster
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2017-18 JV roster (printable)
Varsity Head Coach
JV Head/Varsity Assistant Coach
JV/Varsity Assistant Coach
News and Announcements
Tigers advance to Region Semifinal
Jesuit earns No. 3 ranking in Tampa Bay area
Lufkin earns Jose A. Alvarez Award
Eight Tigers, including two on 1st Team, named All-County
Tigers fall 3-2 in State Semifinal
Tigers top Osceola in OT to reach Region Final
Four Tigers named All-County
Jesuit wins District crown
Jesuit captures Berkeley Tournament
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.