Head Coach Brandon Mand, a former assistant who now ascends to the top job for the 2024 season, leads the continuing rebuild for the Falcons. Saint Stephen’s will be in search of consistency after a series of up-and-down seasons since 2019.

That graduating class (2019) of eight Falcons won 64 games in four years and set what had been a struggling program on the right path. After posting the best record in many years in 2018 (17-5), the Falcons made a quick, unexpected exit in the first round of the district tournament. But the veteran team bounced back in a big way in 2019, putting together an 18-8 record and a district runner-up finish that qualified SSES for its first regional playoff game since 2009.

The loss of that experienced group led to the current rebuild. After a COVID-shortened 2020 season, the Falcons struggled in 2021 (1-15), but bounced back strong in 2022 to go 9-3 and reach the district tournament semifinals. The pendulum swung again in 2023 with a 2-11 mark and the Falcons will be looking to get back on track this season.

The program hasn’t won a district championship since 2009, but does have six to its credit, as well as a regional title in 2003. It has also produced a number of players who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, including – most recently – Class of 2021 grads Peter Balos (Ursinus) and Brock Soletti (Coast Guard Academy), 2019 grad Ben Tobio (Stevens Institute), 2011 grad Jeremy Perron (Holy Cross) and 2022 grad J.B. Tucker (Wake Forest).