Very few high school programs – in any sport – have been as consistently successful as the Falcons. Saint Stephen’s has reached the state tournament four times since winning its lone title in 2001, and advanced to the Final Four in 2011, 2014 and 2015. SSES won nine consecutive district championships from 2011-19.

In 25 seasons under former Head Coach Marc Jones, who retired following the 2017-18 season, the Falcons captured 19 district, nine regional, and one state championship. Saint Stephen’s posted a 109- 20-18 record between 2010-19, without a district loss – a string of 56 games in which SSES went 53-0-3.

The Falcons have been nearly as formidable in recent campaigns. Saint Stephen’s has won three consecutive district titles and posted a combined record of 34-16-4. The 2022-23 Falcons finished 9-6-3 and reached the regional semi-finals. The 2023-24 season will bring new leadership under Head Coach Oisin Crean, a former collegiate player at Division II Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. and coach at IMG Academy.

The program has produced a string of successful Division I collegiate players, including Frank Glover (Boston College), Alex Walters (North Carolina), Dale and Kevin Peterson (Yale), Antonio Colacci (New Hampshire), and Henry Howell (Davidson). Former Falcon Brad Rusin was an EA SPORTS All-American, first-team all-state and all-area following his senior season in 2005. He went on to become an all- conference performer at UCLA. The defender appeared in 187 professional matches as a member of the Carolina RailHawks (NASL), Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS), Orlando City (USL PRO), Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL), San Antonio Scorpions (NASL), Miami FC (NASL) and Indy Eleven (USL). Trevor Mulqueen (Memphis), a 2018 graduate, currently plays goal for North Carolina FC in the USL.