With more than a decade of history, Bellarmine lacrosse has been the most successful high school program in the South Bay. Fielding both a Varsity and a Junior Varsity team, the Bellarmine lacrosse program had a very successful 2017-2018 season. The Varsity finished the season with a 12-8 record, and beat Saint Ignatius for the first time in school history. Although the season ended with a frustrating loss in the semifinals to Sacred Heart Preparatory, that loss has encouraged the team to bounce back and work harder next year.
John Alpizar joined the Bellarmine community in February 2016 and is excited to be entering his third season as the head coach for the varsity lacrosse program. Alpizar played Division I lacrosse at the State University of New York at Albany, where he was a starting midfielder all four years. After graduating college, Alpizar began his coaching career in New Jersey at Summit High School, where he coached the boys’ varsity team alongside Hall of Fame coach, Jim Davidson. Alpizar helped lead that team to multiple state championships and had a 126-13 record. The coaching staff will look to improve in 2018-2019, and further enhance the team’s offensive strategy, and defensive formations.