Congratulations to the ESA Soccer players named to the Division IV District 3 All-District teams! Boys first team: Jack Guidry, Ian Allam, Adam Sabbaghian, and Christian Herpin; second team: Collin Pooler, Sawyer Gibbs, and Evan Lipari. Adam Sabbaghian was named Offensive Most Valuable Player and Coach Adam Glover was named Coach of the Year! Girls first team: Aline Malek, Tayler Guillotte, and Arden Frantzen. Second team: Maddie Breaux, Christiaan Thibodeaux, and Piper Leger. Way to go, Falcons!
At Senior Night for ESA Basketball and ESA Cheerleaders, the teams celebrated Ben Bordes, Oliver Nickel, Jackson Spoon, Henry Shuffler, Matthew Hebert, Lawrence Bourgeois (video coordinator), Emily Olivier (manager), Ruthie Reaux (cheer captain), Harper Gunn (cheer captain), Piper Naudin, Riley Hulin, Isabelle Berthelot, and Ana Huval.
After several weather delays, Boys Soccer finally celebrated Senior Night. Thanks to senior leaders Ben Bordes, Vern Guidry, Collin Pooler, and Keegan Riley. With an 8-0 win over Covenant Christian in their first playoff game, the boys move on to the quarterfinals. They'll take on Christ Episcopal in Covington Tuesday at 5:30pm. Admission is $7. Good luck, Falcons!
Christiaan Thibodeaux, '20, has been selected for the 2020 West All-Star Girls Soccer Team! The team will play in the Louisiana Soccer Coaches Association's All-Star Soccer game at Southeastern Louisiana University on Saturday, February 29th at 9:00am. She was also honored at Senior Night last week. Congratulations, Christiaan!
Each year, the top 18 boys and 18 girls of the 600+ swimmers in our league are honored at the All-League Banquet for their success in the pool. Congratulations to Regan Manning, '22, Michael dela Rosa, '20, and Elena Alvarado, '23!
The Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association acknowledges the top 25 boys and girls in cross country each year, regardless of class (Classes C to 5A). These runners are chosen after the state meet when they’ve all competed on the same course and under similar conditions. An ESA Cross Country runner made the top 25 this year. Congratulations to Aline Malek, '21!
ESA Volleyball celebrated 40 years with a reunion last weekend. Players and coaches from the school's earliest days met up with some of our most recent alumni to share memories and to get back out on the court. Thanks to Coach Ursula Quoyeser and the many volunteers who made it happen! More photos on ESA's Facebook page and on the ESA Alumni page.
Our week-long Homecoming celebration included STUCO's dress-up days, an alumni panel in chapel in Cade, a bonfire, tailgating, soccer games, a pep rally, the Homecoming basketball game - a Falcon victory - and Winter Formal for upper school students. On the Lafayette Campus, lower school students and teachers celebrated with an ESA history scavenger hunt, a mix-it-up read-alound that allowed them to return to previous years' classrooms to share stories, and a day to wear t-shirts that featured ESA spirit or things about which they are passionate. Thanks to STUCO, cheerleaders, drunmline, ESA music, and the faculty members who helped to put it all together!
ESA's Girls Swim team took 5th place and the Boys team finished 6th at the State meet in Sulphur this week! With just ten swimmers, ESA competed against much bigger teams in the 27-team meet. All swims, individual and relays, scored points for the Falcons. Congratulations to individual State champions Michael dela Rosa (100 breast) and Regan Manning (500 free), who both set school records in their first place finishes. Other top three finishes include: boys 200 medley (Nick LaGraize, Michael dela Rosa, Curtis Hidalgo, Anil Cacodcar), 3rd; Elena Alvarado, 2nd in 200 IM and 3rd in 100 breast; Michael dela Rosa, 2nd in 200 IM; Regan Manning, 2nd in 100 fly (school record); boys 200 free relay (Curtis Hidalgo, Nick LaGraize, Anil Cacodcar, Michael dela Rosa), 3rd; girls 200 free relay (Elena Alvarado, Lily Pillaro, Malaika Subramanian, Regan Manning), 4th and school record. Congratulations, Falcons!
Boys and Girls Cross Country brought home ESA's 86th and 87th State titles! The boys' team won its sixth State championship in a row, and senior Oliver Nickel won his second individual cross country State championship in a row, followed by Christian Herpin, 4th place; Tate Broussard, 10th; Charlie Blanchard, 11th; Ian Waskom, 12th; Greer Hernandez, 16th; and Adam Sabbaghian, 19th. ESA's top five runners scored just 39 points for the team win (points are calculated by adding the team's top five places, so lower is better). An average time of 17:50 puts ESA boys in second place in the All-State competition, which ranks all teams competing in Classes C, B, 1A, and 2A. ESA girls won their fourth State Championship in five years. They put five runners in the top ten and scored only 28 points to win the title. Running for the Falcons: Aline Malek, 2nd place; Ellianna DesOrmeaux, 4th; Briley Herpin, 5th; Taylor Guillotte, 8th; Ava Grace Hebert, 9th; Minnie Blanchard, 20th; and Ellie Bollich, 28th. The girls also placed second in the All-State competition, with an average time of 20:37. They ranked 6th across all classes - C through 5A - and were selected as a top ten team in the coaches' poll. Congratulations, Falcons!
Henry Shuffler, '20, has signed a letter of intent to pitch for the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Henry is the second baseball player in ESA history to commit to a Division I school. Be sure to watch him and his teammates play on the basketball court this winter and the baseball diamond in the spring. Congratulations, Henry!
At last Saturday's Top 24, Regan Manning, '22, swam the 500 Free in 5:23.42 - a personal best time and new school record. The girls 200 free relay team set a new school record of 1:58.31. And Regan, Michael dela Rosa, '20, and Elena Alvarado, '23, made the All-Star team. On Wednesday and Thursday, November 20 and 21, ESA Swimming will compete in the State meet in Sulphur. Good luck, Falcons!
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!