The Falcons have returned to dominating form under third-year Head Coach Tyler Cotton. After uncharacteristic losing seasons in 2020 and 2021, Cotton took over and has led SSES to a 28-8-1 combined record and back-to-back district titles over the past two campaigns. Both of those teams advanced to the regional semifinals before bowing out.

It has been the renewal of a standard of success that defines the history of the program. Saint Stephen’s has had just three losing seasons and captured 12 district titles since 2000, including a string of five consecutive from 2008-12.

SSES soccer has also produced a group of stars who have gone on to play collegiately. Goalkeeper Shannon Morrish was 76-23-5 in five seasons as a Falcon and was part of four straight district champions. She was the team MVP in 2010 and played in 16 games during her career at Vanderbilt. Morgan Fragapane starred for the Falcons as a forward and then appeared in 51 matches at Presbyterian College in South Carolina. Hannah Howell was the Bradenton Herald’s player of the year in 2013, scored 101 career goals at SSES – including 39 as a senior – and signed with Georgetown University. Taylor Vogt, who scored 22 goals as a senior in 2023, has signed to play at Florida Atlantic University.