Middle School Athletics


The mission of Lacordaire Academy Middle School athletics is to provide an atmosphere where student-athletes can develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally through athletic competition. Laco athletics desires to be a channel that helps develop a lifestyle of character, integrity, discipline, hard work and leadership. Athletics provide an opportunity to develop and practice skills and lessons that are learned in the classroom.

Sports Teams

Volleyball and Boys Middle School Basketball




Lacordaire Academy (Volleyball, Basketball)
155 Lorraine Avenue
UpperMontclair, NJ 07043

Nearby Streets and Routes: Lacordaire Academy is easily accessible from nearby Route 3, Route 46, Bloomfield Avenue, and the Garden State Parkway.

From The GSP: From either north or southbound sides, take the Watchung Avenue exit WEST to Park Street. Turn right onto Park Street and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Route 3: From either east or westbound sides, take the Grove Street exit, follow the ramp towards Grove Street-Montclair, take Grove Street to Lorraine Avenue, turn right onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Route 46: Take the Valley Road exit, follow the ramp toward Valley Road-Montclair, take Valley Road to Lorraine Avenue, turn left onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Bloomfield Avenue: Take either Park Street or Grove Street to Lorraine Avenue, turn left onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to

Brookdale Park (Tennis, Soccer, Softball)

Rte. 280 to Parkway N. to Exit #151.
Turn L at light.
Go approx. a 1/2-mile (pass Broad St. intersection)—turn R into Brookdale Park             


 Director of Athletics: Ed Santana

Sport: Athletic Director of Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Lacrosse

Email: esantana@lacordaire.net

College(s) or University(s) Degrees: B.B.A.- Baruch College/C.U.N.Y., NYC, NY
M.A. Ed. - Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Coaching Experience:

St. Anthony High School, J.C., Boys Varsity Baseball 2003/Outfield Coach
St. Anthony High School, Jersey City, Girls Varsity Softball, 2004, 2005 Assistant Head Coach

Other Accomplishments:

Athletic Director at Christ the King Preparatory School, Newark, NJ from 2008 to 2009

Head Varsity Coach: Diane Cogott

Sport: Volleyball

Email: dmsc1928@optonline.net

College(s) or University(s) Degrees: Endicott College, Associates of Science: Medical Administration

Caldwell College, Bachelor of Science: Business Administration

Coaching Experience:1998-Present Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Elementary Division

2001 to 2006 Assistant Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Secondary Division Varsity, Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Secondary Division Junior Varsity

Other Accomplishments: 1998 to Present Founder and Commissioner of North

Jersey Junior Volleyball League

As members of this league the Elementary Divisions Record follows:

2001 - 2nd Place League Championship
2005 - 2nd Place League Championship
2006 - 1st Place League Champions
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2007 - 1st Place League Champions Undefeated 32-0
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2008 - 2nd Place League Championship
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2009 - 1st Place League Champions
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2010 - 1st Place League Champions
2nd Place Christmas Tournament

Coach: Jessica Garrabrant

Sport: Soccer, Basketball

Email: jgarrabrant@lacordaire.net

College(s) or University(s) Degrees: Bachelors of Art, Montclair State University

Other Accomplishments:

4 Year Starter and 2 Year Captain (Basketball) at Montclair State University

1st Team All NJAC 2008, 2nd Team All NJAC 2005,2006,2007

Drew University Soccer Camp Counselor 2010

Top 5 Rebounders in Montclair State University School History

Coached Middle School Soccer at Kinnelon Public School 2009-2010

Ran NYC, Boston Marathons (2011,2012)

1st Year Varsity Coach at Lacordaire Academy Soccer and Basketball 2011-2012 

Other Upper School Links

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Open Houses

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