Upper School Athletics


Interscholastic athletics at Lacordaire Academy is considered an integral part of a student’s high school experience. Athletics teaches and reinforces values learned in the classroom— commitment, dedication, hard work and pride. It is our goal to provide an environment that expects the highest standards of sportsmanship from every athlete, coach and spectator.

Athletic Affiliations

New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association

Essex County Athletic Directors Association

Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey

North Jersey Catholic Girls Athletic League

North Jersey Girls Lacrosse League

Sports Teams

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports

Sports Awards 2010-2011

Coach's Award 2011-2012

Tennis                 Amber Martinez, Erica Malacas

Volleyball            Amanda Inacio, Katherine Cryan, Emily Lanning

Soccer                Kenya Edwards, Rachel Emmanuel, Zebradedra Hunter, Kathleen Marinzulich,

Basketball         Alanna Crossley, Kenya Edwards, Amanda Inacio




Sports schedules are available at www.ArbiterSports.com.

Directions to Lacordaire Sports

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

Athletic Forms

Coach Profiles

 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

Head Varsity Coach: Gunther A. Pelipada  

Sport: Girls Varsity Tennis 

Email:  gpelipada@lacordaire.net

College(s) or University(s) Degrees: Devry University, B.S. in Computer Science
Coaching Experience: 15 yrs
United States Professional Tennis Association (Certified License)
United States Professional Tennis Registry (Certified License)
Quest Tennis Club (1996-2002)
West Orange Tennis Club (2003-2011)
Nestor Grammatica Tennis Academy (2003-2011)
Other Accomplishments: 
Coach County Prep High School Varsity Tennis (2002-2009)
99 consecutive matches won in the Seglio Division
7 consecutive Division Titles 2003-2009
5 Hudson County Championships Titles (2004, 2005,  2006,  2007,  2009)
1 New Jersey State Sectional Championship Title (2007)
2 time Star-Ledger North  Jersey Coach of the Year (2006, 2007)

Other Upper School Links

Academy Calendars

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Open Houses

To learn more about the Academy attend an open house, meet faculty and participate in a guided tour led by student ambassadors.


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