The ESA Swim team has lots to celebrate! With only 10 swimmers eligible to score at District, the boys placed 3rd, the girls placed 2nd, and the team finished 2nd. It was Senior Night, and the team recognized seniors Michael dela Rosa and Ryan Rhoades. Regan Manning, '22, was The Advertiser'sFemale Athlete of the Week. At the Top 24, Regan swam the 500 Free in 5:23.42 - a personal best time and new school record. The girls 200 free relay set another new school record witha time of 1:58.31. Finally, Regan, Michael dela Rosa, and Elena Alvarado made the All-Star team. Congratulations, Falcons!
ESA Volleyball defeated Catholic High in three games Wednesday night. Falcons play at home again Tuesday. ESA Basketball scrimmaged with STM on Thursday. The regular season begins with a home game on Tuesday, November 5th. Go Falcons!
The Falcon swim team competed against Division I and II schools in Tuesday's meet. The boys placed fourth, and the girls placed third. The relay team of Regan Manning, Elena Alvarado, Lily Pillaro, and Malaika Subramanian broke the school record in the 200 Freestyle Relay, with a time of 1:58.33. Michael dela Rosa, '20, who was recently named to the All-Academic Boys Swimming Team, is also The Advertiser'sAthlete of the Week! Cheer the team on for Districts on Tuesday, November 5th at 5:30 pm at the Robichaux Center. Go Falcons!
ESA Cross Country split up this weekend for their last meet before State. The boys placed second at Menard, and the girls took third at Acadiana Park, with Aline Malek and Taylor Guillotte making the All-Acadiana team. The State meet will be held in Natchitoches on November 18th. Go Falcons!
At Tuesday night's meet, with three boys and six girls eligible to score, the ESA Swim team gave an outstanding performance. The girls' team took first place, the boys placed second, and the team finished second overall. The final meet before Championship Week will be next Tuesday, October 22nd. Good luck, Falcons!
ESA Swimmers took first place in last Saturday's meet! Regan Manning, Elena Alvarado, Michael dela Rosa, Lily Pilaro, Curtis Hidalgo, Malaika Subramanian, Ava Allam, and Nicolas LaGraize all placed in the top three for their events. Nicolas and Curtis made new state cut times as well.
ESA swimmers competed in their first meet of the season. With only 12 swimmers, the Falcons placed 4th, with every swimmer scoring points for the team. Placing in the top 3 in their events were: Regan Manning, 1st - 200 Free and 1st - 100 Fly; Michael dela Rosa, 1st - 200 IM and 2nd - 100 Back; Elena Alvarado, 1st - 50 Free and 2nd - 100 Back; and Lily Pillaro, 3rd - 100 breast. Eighth grader Curtis Hidalgo made State cuts in the 200 Free and 100 Back. Congratulations, Falcons!
Four ESA swimmers competed in the first annual LHSAA All Star Swim Meet in Lutcher. 2018 LHSAA State Championship Top 16 Swimmers from all divisions were invited to swim. There were over 100 High schools represented from across the state. Elena Alvarado, Regan Manning, Ryan Rhoades, and Michael dela Rosa all swam two events plus relays and all placed in the Top 10 to help the West Team earn the points to defeat the East Team. Congratulations, Falcon swimmers!
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!
ESA Baseball has four players on the All-District roster. Henry Shuffler, '20, was named to the first team as a pitcher, and Matthew Carey, '19, made the first team as a utility player. Ben Bordes, '20, and Clay Hebert, '22, were named to the second team. Congratulations, Falcons!
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 (Taylore 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!