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JESUIT Soccer

2019-20 STATE CHAMPIONS!
34 DISTRICT TITLES IN 36 YEARS

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 in DeLand, defeating Pembroke Pines Charter 5-4 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 8th season as head coach in 2020-21. He has led the Tigers to District titles and the Region Final or farther in each of his first seven seasons. Jesuit soccer frequently has been nationally ranked (including in the Top 10 in 2018-19) and the Tigers have captured the District title 34 of the past 36 seasons. Jesuit's top returnees in 2020-21 include Brandon Robertson '21, Baylen Young '22, Christian Fairchild '22, and Kai Rodrigues '23. 

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)

Varsity Schedule and Roster

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

2019-20 Varsity roster (printable)

Coaches

Varsity Head Coach
Eric Sims '95, esims@jesuittampa.org

  • 8th season at Jesuit in 2020-21.
  • 154-28-9 in six seasons at Jesuit (2013-20).
  • 200-63-20 in 13 seasons at Gaither (2001-13).
  • 354-91-29 overall


Assistant Coaches
Fernando Gonzalez, George Fotopoulos, Richard Dunnigan, Trevor McCarron

JV Head Coach
Duke Dunnigan

JV Assistant Coaches
Luke Telang, Denis Lopez

JV Schedule and Roster

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

2019-20 JV Roster (printable) 

 

News and Announcements


2019-20

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. 


2018-19

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.


2017-18

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.



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 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, and in 2020 Bauman was elected to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 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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