Students and coaches are gearing up for another exciting fall sports season and they are hoping the entire Episcopal community will show their support. Here is a look at the upcoming action.
The Knights' football season is now underway! Here are some highlights of the home game schedule. The team gets straight to work with regional rival St. Thomas Aquinas making the trip in from Hammond for a face-off on Episcopal’s Memorial Field on September 7th. The rivalry action continues the very next Friday when Metairie Park Country Day also comes to Baton Rouge to take on the Knights at home. As always, look for exciting action when Episcopal takes on Dunham in a week 10 showdown on November 2nd. The Knights hope to battle through this year’s tough schedule and extend their season by earning either a bye or home game rights for the first round of the playoffs.
Make plans now to attend football Friday nights and support your team. Mark your calendar now for special theme nights throughout the season.
September 7th – First Responders, Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Night (All uniformed guests will receive free admission to the game.)
September 14th – Middle and Upper School Fall Sports Appreciation Night
September 28th – Homecoming and Friday Night Live
October 11th – Middle School Flag Football at Halftime
November 2nd – Senior Knight
This year’s Senior Knight will feature an exciting group of students who have committed themselves to Episcopal football over the years: Cruz Crawford, Grant Curry, Tyren Dutton, Brandan Garrido, Alex Harrison, Austin Jemison, Ethan Massengale and Kirk Singletary.
After last year’s strong playoff showing, the Knights are looking to once again be a contender this season. The team is led by strong senior starters Amelia Alexander, Abby Johnson, Julia Pearce and Gracie Veillon. These seniors bring experience and talent to the team that is sure to make for exciting volleyball action.
In September, the team travels to Brusly and Northeast for varsity tournament competition before gearing up for home court rivalry matchups later this season. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 16th when district rival U-High comes to Episcopal for a showdown in Phillips Gym. The following week the Knights play host to another big game when Central High School comes to campus. In addition, Episcopal hosts the Episcopal Volleyball Invitational on October 27th.
Mark your calendar:
Tuesday, October 23rd
Toys for Tots night
Episcopal hosts Central High School
The team will collect donations for Toys for Tots as their service-learning project.
The Cross Country girls begin their first season in 10 years without former Head Coach Eddie Cole as they try to improve on last year’s third place finish and get a spot on the podium. No doubt seniors Mary Katherine Bolton, Adele Broussard, Madeline Dansky, Caitlin Davis, Riely Heaslip, Ashley Soloman, Jenny Stauss, Caroline Thaxton and Mary Kathryn Underwood are up for the challenge.
The Cross Country boys will look to continue their dominance of the sport. Seniors Trevor Babcock, Louie Ballard, Austin Broussard, Clay Burton, Todd McInnis, Samuel Shortess, David Whitehurst and Greyson Yorek will lend their talent and experience toward once again achieving that state championship goal.
Cross Country action is now underway. Make plans to attend the annual Round Table Run on September 8th at Highland Road Community Park. Congratulations again to Knights Cross Country Coach Claney Duplechin who was named the 2018 National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Coach of the Year!
The Episcopal swimmers made a tremendous splash last season and are looking to be a contender again this year. The Knights should have an edge heading into the city and state competitions with returning seniors Ajit Alapati, Mary Grace Beck, Lili Pellegrin and Emily White leading the charge, supported by a large group of talented freshmen.
The boys’ squad could break a school record or two thanks to the strong senior leadership of Owen Johnson, Mason LaFerney, Ben Levine, Pierson Luscy and Davis Singletary. In addition, look for talented juniors and sophomores including Sara Be, Nick Johannessen, Evan Jurkovic and Ben Naquin to be difference makers.
Congratulations again to Head Swim Coach Stephen Anderson who was named the All-Metro Boys Coach of the Year last year.
Mark your calendar:
October 27th and 28th
November 14th and 15th
Join your Episcopal Knights this fall for exciting sports action on the field, the court and in the pool. Here are a few reminders to improve your fan experience.
Episcopal home game admissions prices are $8 for adults and $5 for non-Episcopal students. Episcopal students and Squires members receive free admission with their student ID or Squires Card.
Due to the construction around our stadium, convenience areas will be different this year.
Randy is in his third year as Athletic Director at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. Randy is from Baton Rouge and attended Catholic High School prior to earning a four year athletic scholarship and a degree in education from Louisiana Tech University. Since joining Episcopal in 2002, Randy has served in many capacities including Dean of Students, the Physical Education Department Chair, teacher, and coach for a variety of boy’s and girl’s Upper School athletic teams.