DE SMET JESUIT SOCCER

PROGRAM HISTORY

As members of [arguably] the most competitive conference in the nation, the Metro Catholic Conference, DeSmet Jesuit has a long history of highly entertaining soccer, top-ranked individual talent, and plenty of team success. Since 1968, there have only been two head coaches of the DeSmet Soccer program--Greg Vitello (1968-2014) and now Josh Klein ‘97 (2015+). Both coaches have been committed to shaping the DeSmet Soccer program in to a perennial state championship contender. Klein has led the Soccer Spartans to a 2nd place finish in the 2015 Missouri Class 4 State Championship and Vitello a total of 5 Missouri Class 3 State Championships: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, and 2011.

With great championship teams come championship-caliber players (and coaches). In DeSmet’s storied history it has produced over 200 collegiate-level players—70 of which have played in Division I programs like Indiana University, St. Louis University, Quincy University, Boston University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, the University of Louisville, and Missouri State University. In that group include All-American, National Team, and/or professional standouts Sam Bick (’72), Eric Delabar (’75), Bill McKeon (’79), Brian Donnelly (’87), Matt McKeon (’92), Harry Weiss (’92), Chris Klein (’94), Pat Noonan (’99), Will Bruin (’08), and Louis Berra (’11). With players like these, DeSmet Soccer’s philosophy has become one where we create an environment where student athletes can learn the importance of integrity, character, determination, and commitment while forming long lasting relationships and developing the will to compete. Every day we come to practice to push each other through challenges in order to foster a competitive, winning mentality. A DeSmet Soccer player leaves as an academically and athletically talented young man, accepting the responsibility to become an effective, contributing member of his community.

Varsity Soccer Schedule

DateTimeOpponentLocationOutcome
8/28/20185:30Parkway SouthParkway SouthW 3-0
8/30/20186:30MarquetteDe Smet JesuitW 3-0
9/1/201812:00 Jesuit Classic vs. GlendaleSt. Louis U. HighL 0-1
9/5/20187:00Hickman High SchoolDe Smet JesuitW 9-0
9/6/20185:00Farmington High SchoolCreve Coeur Soccer ComplexW 7-1
9/8/201812:00Francis Howell CentralFrancis Howell CentralW 4-0
9/11/20185:00CBC Tournament vs. SLUHCBCW 2-0
9/13/20187:00CBC Tournament vs. CBCCBCT 1-1
9/15/20184:00CBC Tournament vs. VianneyCBCL 0-1
9/18/20187:00VianneyDe Smet JesuitW 1-0
9/20/20184:00ChaminadeChaminadeW 2-1
9/22/201812:00Alton High SchoolDe Smet JesuitW 4-1
9/24/20186:00EurekaDe Smet JesuitW 3-0
9/26/20186:00PrioryDe Smet Jesuit
9/28/20184:15MICDSMICDS
10/4/20185:00 Rock Bridge Tournament vs. Zumwalt SouthZumwalt South
10/5/20188:00
Rock Bridge Tournament Rock Bridge HighColumbia, MO
10/6/20181:00
Rock Bridge Tournament vs. TrumanColumbia, MO
10/10/20187:00CBCDe Smet Jesuit
10/13/201810:00St. Louis U. HighSt. Louis U. High
10/16/20186:00St. Dominic- SENIOR NIGHTDe Smet Jesuit
10/23/20186:30Jackson High SchoolDe Smet Jesuit
10/29/2018TBADistrictsTBA
11/6/2018TBASectionalsTBA
11/10/2018TBAQuarterfinalsTBA
11/16/2018TBASemifinalsTBA
11/17/2018TBAFinalsTBA

COACHING STAFF

VARSITY


Josh Klein '97 - Head Coach

1997 graduate of DeSmet and 2001 graduate of Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), Klein became the second head coach in Spartan history in May 2014 after taking over for the legendary Greg Vitello, who guided DeSmet for 46 seasons. The 2018 campaign is Klein's fifth as head coach, after serving as an assistant coach for 6 seasons at his alma mater. In three years, Klein has compiled an impressive 67-26-7 record.

Coach Klein lives in Dardenne Prairie, MO with wife Liz, daughter Shelby, and son Sullivan (“Sully”).

Contact Coach Klein at jklein@desmet.org

John Benoist '96 - Assistant Coach

Josh Aranda '06 - Assistant Coach

JUNIOR VARSITY

Pat Littleton '87 - Junior Varsity Coach

SOPHOMORE TEAM

John Reyes '94 - Head Coach

Steven Seithel '09 - Assistant Coach

FRESHMEN SOCCER

Rob Hutchison - Head Maroon Coach

John Roy '99- Head White Coach

Fall Sports Teams

Winter Sports Teams

Spring Sports Teams


Athletics Events*
*Schedules Subject to change

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