The Falcons enter the 2017 season, just their fifth as an FHSAA-sanctioned program, with new leadership. After an extensive search that began last May, Saint Stephen’s announced the hiring of Jeff Cole as the program’s new head coach in November. Cole is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in New York, where he played lacrosse and football. In 2014, he was hired to lead the Manatee Lacrosse Club. Cole took over a floundering program that in his first season finished 2-13. Two years later, the team went 13-2. For his efforts, Cole was named the Florida Gulf Coast Lacrosse League Coach of the Year in 2016. The Falcons finished 6-11 in 2016 and will also need new leaders to emerge on the field with the graduations of team captain Anthony Matteo and leading score Ali Sammour.
Lacrosse is FHSAA recognized and is a spring season sport.