ESA Middle School celebrated athletic seasons with an Athletic Awards chapel on Wednesday. MS Athletic Director Stephen Devine recognized fifth grade athletes on Thursday at the Lafayette Campus. Congratulations to the players who earned awards, and thanks to all of our athletes for representing ESA so well!
At Thursday night's Daily Advertiser Sports Awards, Samantha Withers was named the female track athlete of the year, and Parrish Anderson was named the boys soccer athlete of the year. Congratulations to Sam, Parrish, and ESA's other nominees (Sam, Aline Malek, Christian Herpin, Jackson Spoon and Oliver Nickel for Cross Country; Haley Waddell and Keegan Riley for tennis; Taylore Louviere for volleyball; Oliver Nickel for golf; Elena Alvarado, Regan Manning, Isabella Sabbaghian, Michael dela Rosa, and Ryan Rhoades for swimming; and Cassie Bowers, Ella Frantzen, Nate Mouton, and Will Cowan for soccer!
ESA celebrated five more senior athletes who have committed to play at the college level: Samantha Withers - cross country and track at Rhodes College, Ella Frantzen - soccer at Tufts University, Parrish Anderson - soccer at LSUE, and Tommy Burns and Nathan Mouton - soccer at Hanover College. With the five who committed earlier this year (Talyore Louviere - sand volleyball at Carson-Newman University, Hailie and Kailie Williams - volleyball at Wiley College, Cassie Bowers - soccer at Trinity University, and Reuben Egan - basketball at Sarah Lawrence College), that's ten college athletes out of a class of 40. Congratulations, Class of 2019!
Congratulations, ESA Golf - Division IV State Runner-Up! Junior Oliver Nickel led the Falcons and won the individual State Championship. Left to right: Coach Stephen Nickel, Oliver Nickel, Adam Trahan, Sam Castille, Charlie Blanchard, Josie Movassaghi, and Coach Robbie Trahan.
ESA Tennis competed in the State tournament in Monroe last week. Playing for the Falcons were Keegan Riley, Randy Moity, Emile Meyer, Caymann Dominique, Luke LeGoullon, Hayden Boagni, Haley Waddell, Caitlin Chen, Ayden Brown, Hannah Kitakule, Stella Falterman and Divya Kasarla. Ayden and Hannah reached the semifinals. Congratulations, Falcons!
ESA Golf took first place at Regionals last week. Oliver Nickel placed 2nd, Adam Trahan, 6th, and Sam Castille, 7th. The team will compete in State on Monday and Tuesday at Farm D'Allie.
ESA Baseball will play its first playoff game of the season against Northside Christian on Tuesday at 5pm in Crowley.
ESA Girls Track & Field placed first in Regionals, and boys placed second. Read all about the individual and team victories on The Advertiser's website. Track & Field will compete at State on Thursday at LSU.
Congratulations to Parrish Anderson, '19, named All-Acadiana MVP! And congratulations to these girls' soccer players honored by the Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association: Div. IV Comeback Player of the Year - Christiaan Thibodeaux, and Freshman All-State first team - Madeline Breaux, Piper Leger, and Lily Wu-Laudun, and second team - Taylor Guillotte!
Congratulations to ESA's All-State Boys Soccer players: 1st Team - Parrish Anderson (top right), Will Cowan (bottom left), and Nathan Mouton (top left); 2nd Team - Tommy Burns (bottom right); All State Offensive MVP: Parrish Anderson!
Three ESA Basketball players have been named to the 6-B All-District teams: Henry Shuffler (right) - 1st team, Reuben Egan (left) - 2nd team, and Oliver Nickel (center) - Honorable Mention. Congratulations, Falcons!
All-District and All-State honors have been announced for Girls Soccer. Congratulations to Overall District MVP Cassie Bowers, 1st Team All-District members Cassie Bowers, Ella Frantzen, and Samantha Withers, 2nd Team All-District members Anna LeGoullon and Aline Malek, and Honorable Mentions Christiaan Thibodeaux and Lily Wu-Laudun, as well as All-State 1st Team members Cassie Bowers and Samantha Withers, and 2nd Team member Ella Frantzen!
All-District honors have been announced for Boys' Soccer. Congratulations to Overall MVP Tommy Burns, Offensive MVP Parrish Anderson, Defensive MVP Will Cowan, 1st Team All-District members Will Cowan, Tommy Burns, Parrish Anderson, Nathan Mouton, Jack Guidry and Jude Miller, and 2nd Team All-District members Christian Herpin and Adam Sabbaghian!
Congratulations to the ESA senior athletes who committed to play on National Signing Day, February 6th. Cassie Bowers, left, will play soccer for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Hailie and Kailie Williams, center, will join the volleyball team at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. And Reuben Egan will play basketball for Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York.
ESA Girls and Boys Soccer won their first playoff games Tuesday night. The girls defeated Episcopal of Baton Rouge 3-0, and the boys beat Houma Christian 9-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. On Monday, the girls will travel to Catholic High for a 6:30pm game, while the boys will take on St. Thomas Aquinas at home at 6:00pm. Admission is $8. Good luck, Falcons!
ESA Soccer celebrated Senior Night! Thanks to seniors Ella Frantzen, Cassie Bowers, Anna LeGoullon, and Samantha Withers, as well as Sloane Brasseaux, Jude Miller, Parrish Anderson, Ethan Boagni, Tommy Burns, Nathan Mouton, Will Cowan, and Landon Chrysler for leading the boys and girls teams this season! Entering the playoffs, both teams have byes in the first round, with the girls seeded second and the boys seeded first. Good luck, Falcons! And congratulations to ESA Soccer players Parrish Anderson, Nathan Mouton, and Cassie Bowers, named to the 2019 All-Star teams!
ESA Cross Country was highlighted on KLFY's "Beyond the Jersey" feature Thursday night. View the segmentto hear from Coach Laura Magann and some of the runners about what makes the team so successful. Congratulations, Falcons!
Complete results are in from the State Swim Meet. Individual medalists include: Elena Alvarado: 1st, 100 Breast and 3rd, 200 IM; Regan Manning: 2nd, 100 Free and 3rd, 500 Free; Michael delaRosa: 2nd, 100 Breast and 2nd, 200IM; Ryan Rhoades: 1st, 100 Breast; and Izzy Sabbaghian: 2nd, 200 Free. Congratulations, Falcons!
ESA Boys' Cross Country won their fifth State Championship in a row, and Girls finished second in the State meet in Natchitoches on November 12th. Boys Class B State Champions: Oliver Nickel - 1st; Jackson Spoon - 3rd; Will Lemoine - 6th; Christian Herpin - 7th; Sloane Brasseaux - 10th; Tate Broussard - 15th; and Keegan Riley - 29th. Girls Class B State Runners-Up: Sam Withers - 2nd; Aline Malek- 3rd; Taylor Guillotte- 7th; Ava Grace Hebert - 11th; Maddie Breaux - 13th; Piper Leger - 18th; and Arden Frantzen - 30th. LHSAA has new meet-day All State Awards for teams and runners competing in Classes C through 2A. All State Honors for the fastest team average time of the day across all divisions: ESA boys - 1st place, ESA girls - 2nd. All State Honors for Top 10 individual times of the day: Oliver Nickel - 2nd; Jackson Spoon - 4th; Samantha Withers - 4th; and Aline Malek - 5th. Congratulations, Falcons!
Thanks to all of the fans who supported ESA Volleyball this year! The team's 2018 season ended with a hard-fought loss to Central Catholic in the quarterfinals of the State tournament Thursday. We're so proud of the way these Falcons represented ESA!
ESA Swimming competed in the Top 24 meet last Saturday. Ryan Rhoades, '20, set a new school record of 1:01.27 in the 100m breaststroke. He's also The Advertser's High Achiever of the Week! The team will compete in the State tournament next Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15. Good luck, Falcons!
ESA Swimming placed second overall in District competition this week. The boys' team placed second and the girls third. ESA's All-District swimmers are Michael dela Rosa, Ryan Rhoades, Izzy Sabbagghian, Elena Alvarado, and Regan Manning. At the Top 24 meet on Saturday, Ryan Rhoades, '20, set a new school record of 1:01:27 in the 100m breaststroke. On to State on November 14th-15th!
ESA Swimmers are breaking school records and setting personal bests! Support the team for Senior Night and District competition on Monday, October 29th, at the Robichaux Center pool starting at 5:15. Izzy Sabbaghian and Katie Osborne will be our Senior honorees. Go Falcons!
ESA Volleyball celebrateed Senior Night for Hailie Williams, Ellie Broussard, Kailie Williams, and Taylore Louviere on Tuesday. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, ESA will host the Spooktacular tournament, a fantastic event with decorations, costumes, and this year, a performance by ESA musicians. Congratulations to Hailie Williams (#17), who was chosen to play on the West team in the 2018 East vs. West All-Star Volleyball Game on Saturday, November 17th in New Orleans! And to Taylore Louviere (#4), who was in the KATC Senior Spotlight! There are just a few more chances to see the team at home - including this weekend during the Spooktacular tournament and next Wednesday, October 31st, in the bi-district playoff match. Good luck, Falcons!
ESA Cross Country hosted the Ain't No Shade in Cade meet on October 6th, with varsity girls finishing 4th, varsity boys placing 3rd, and middle school girls and boys both taking 1st. ESA's All-Acadiana runners, determined by placement at the meet, are Oliver Nickel, Jackson Spoon, Christian Herpin, Aline Malek, and Samantha Withers.
ESA's Middle School Cross Country girls' team took first place and the boys' team placed second in the TCH Rebel 2 Mile Challenge at Acadiana Park last week. Finishing in the top ten were: Ellianna DesOrmeaux (4th - above right), Lila Pugliese (8th), Elena Alvarado (10th), Will Brown (3rd - above left), Luke Crochet (5th), and Charles Blem (10th). Congratulations, Falcons!
At the Battlefield Cross Country Meet last Saturday, ESA girls placed four runners in the top 15, and finished 2nd out of 15 teams. Boys finished 4th out of 21 teams. Their next meet wil be ESA's Ain't No Shade in Cade on Saturday, October 6th. Come out to cheer on the Falcons!
Congratulations to Michael dela Rosa, '20, and Samantha Withers, '19. Both have been The Advertiser's High Achiever of the Week! Read about Michael here and Sam here. The girls' cross country team is currently ranked in the top 10 in the state. Way to go, Falcons!
Congratulations, Middle School Cross Country! Boys placed 1st and girls 2nd at the September 12th STM meet. Finishing in the top fifteen were: boys - Greer Hernandez (2nd), Will Brown (3rd), and Charles Blem (6th); girls - Briley Herpin (3rd), Ellianna DesOrmeaux (7th), Lila Pugliese (10th), Bailey Guillotte (12th), and Maryn Roberts (15th). Great job, Falcons!
ESA Swimming had their first meet of the season Tuesday night. Girls placed 2nd, boys placed 3rd, and the team placed 3rd overall. Ryan Rhoades, Elena Alvarado, Michael dela Rosa, and Izzy Sabbaghian won individual events. Thanks to grandparent Carolyn Delahoussaye for the personalized team towels!
ESA athletes have a new tool to enhance their training. Lafayette-based Unlock Training is using Sparta Science technology to test athletes to determine strengths, weaknesses, and potential injury risks. Coaches will receive a report on each athlete and advice on exercises to address imbalances. The ESA athletic department invested in the program to make the most of the time athletes spend in practices and training sessions.
Visit The Advertiser's website to view photos taken by photographer Scott Clause (including this one) of ESA Volleyball at this week's jamboree. The team plays Monday at home against Comeaux. Good luck, Falcons!
Thank you to the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who represented ESA in middle school sports this year. Congratulations to the athletes honored with coaches' awards! Select Read More to view the list or awards.
Several ESA athletes and coaches were honored as nominees at The Daily Advertiser's 2018 Sports Awards, and two received trophies at the ceremony. Congratulations to Soccer Player of the Year Parrish Anderson and High Achiever of the Year Mark Dibbs!
Congratulations, ESA Golf! The squad finished second in the Regional tournament. Alex Billeaud and Oliver Nickel are Regionals Co-Champs! The squad will compete in the State tournament Monday and Tuesday at The Farm. Good luck, Falcons!
ESA Tennis competed in the Regional tournament Monday and Tuesday. Haley Waddell (singles) and the doubles team of Divya Kasarla and Stella Falterman reached the semifinals. Haley, Divya, Stella, and Victoria Kinsland (singles) qualified for the State tournament, as did boys' team members Tucker Arkin (singles), Daxton and Dylan Fowler (doubles), and Emil and Julien Meyer (doubles). Congratulations, Falcons!
ESA Basketball defeated Family Christian 50-47 in Friday's quarterfinal game to advance to the State semifinals and the Top 28 in Lake Charles. The Falcons will play Jehovah Jirah Monday at 1:15pm in Burton Colisuem.
ESA Boys' Soccer is the 2018 State Champion! Congratulations to the soccer players and to Coach JB Brunet for the 5-0 victory over Northlake Christian on February 24th. Parrish Anderson has been named Division IV Most Outstanding Player. It's ESA's 82nd State Championship and the first for Boys' Soccer since 1990. Way to go, Falcons!
ESA Girls' Soccer reached the State Finals for the first time since 2004. The team fell 2-0 to Newman in the final game, held at UL's Soccer Field on February 23rd. Congratulations to the players and to Coach Stephen Devine. We're proud of you, Falcons!
The Falcon Club, ESA's booster club for arts and athletics, held its annual Evening Under the Oaks last Saturday. Thanks to Jennifer & Robbie Trahan for chairing the event, the Falcon Club Board for their help with preparations, and sponsors Acadiana Dodge and IberiaBank!
The Louisiana High School Track Coaches Association recognizes the Top 25 runners in the state across all divisions, and three-time State Champion Samantha Withers, '19, is on the list. Congratulations, Sam!
Congratulations to ESA's Class B All-Academic runners: Daniel Magann, Oliver Vreeland, Alec Sabatier, Abby Langford (All-Academic across all divisions and classes), Ashlyn Driskell, Leigh Stokes, Breigh Rodriguez, and Abigail Kitakule!
ESA Basketball's Top 28 run ended in the semifinals with a hard-fought 67-57 loss to #1 seed Jehovah-Jirah. A season for the record books. We're so proud of you, Falcons! Thanks for representing ESA so well!
ESA swept the Class B Cross Country State Championships in Natchitoches, with team wins in both the boys and girls races. Coach Laura Magann led the boys' team to a repeat and the girls' team to their first state championship since 2007.
ESA Boys’ Golf brought home the 2015 Division IV State Championship. Congratulations to the golfers and to Coaches Stephen Nickel and J.P. Boullion for pulling together to secure a true team victory and ESA’s fifth golf state championship.