ATHLETICS AT SPES
During the 2020-2021 school year, there have been unprecedented challenges for all schools as they focus on student health and safety during the COVID crisis. The St. Pius Co-Athletic Directors worked with other Middle School athletic directors from throughout the area and have provided a "flipped" athletic schedule which has provided the very special opportunity to have alumni athletes mentor, model and inspire SPES student athletes by visiting practices and serving as honorary captains at games.
TWO OF OUR HONORARY ALUMNI CAPTAINS THIS YEAR:
Hunter Bergeron, SPES Class of 2013, who was a dedicated, hard-working SPES Cougar, is now a proud Ragin Cajun at UL! Hunter served as an honorary captain at one of this year's football games and told our 2021 SPES Cougars that "You need to have relentless effort every second you're in the game from the 1st quarter to the 4th!" Hunter went on to say, "Many coaches and people will tell you that practice makes perfect, but I say that is incorrect. 'Practice Makes Permanent,' what you do in practice leading up to a game is how you will perform on game day. Best advice I can give you for anything you do in life is 'give your best effort'."
Luke Soileau, SPES Class of 2019, was always known for his tenacity and "TEAM" mentality. In his letter to the Cougars, prior to one of this season's games, he challenged the players to "Play with passion, aggression, determination, and character every second. These are the qualities of a Cougar, and personality traits that will carry you far in life. But it can't be just one of you. This game is built off of the effort of an entire team."