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One of the most decorated athletes

in St. Thomas history in the wake

of a star spangled commitment

which recognized service as much

as scholarship.

A clutch-time kicker continuing to

follow in his brother’s big boots.

A wrestler extending a career into

college less than four years after his

first introduction to the sport.

A tradition-soaked baseball

program rich in championship

history, represented in record-

numbers, alongside a stunning

lacrosse success relishing its best-

ever results.

The May National Signing Day

saluting St. Thomas student-

athletes was a celebration both

deep and wide, representing

roughly 10% of the Class of 2015.

Ten Eagles joined all-state tackle

and state heavyweight wrestling

champion Campbell Clarkson

’15 (United States Air Force

football), all-state outfielder

Wendell Champion ’15 (University

of Houston baseball) and Clay

McCrory ’15 (Lamar University

golf), who signed during the earlier

signing periods, in welcoming

the opportunity to extend their

student-athlete careers.

Clarkson was almost a full calendar

year removed from his July 4

declaration to Air Force and was

then afforded the benefit of

distance to confirm that decision

over his senior season. Nothing

throughout the fall suggested the

Academy was anything but the

right challenge to embrace.

Clarkson then capped his STH

career earning the Allnoch

Athletic Award for Excellence in


Jack Brady ’15 turned his Mr. Big

Foot reputation into a four-year,

full-tuition, academic scholarship

at Division III Millsaps College,

the first football student-athlete

to receive that distinction in four


“I never dreamed of this growing

up. But I really enjoy football here

at St. Thomas, in this kind of

setting, and wanted the chance to

find something similar at the next

level. I knew I wanted to keep

playing and fortunately the right

option presented itself,” Brady said.

Brady enjoyed rock star status as

a sophomore in only his second

varsity game, drilling a 37-yard field

goal with four seconds remaining

in the game to defeat Strake Jesuit,

the Eagles first series win in 15

years. He then proved to be an

ultra reliable contributor during a

three-season stretch where STH

won 30 of 35 games, with three

consecutive district championships

and reaching the 2014 TAPPS 5A

state semifinals.

Brady weighed his future options

with a unique in-house counsel.

His father, Trey, was a one-time

walk-on kicker at the University of

Texas, and his older brother, Beau

’11, recently concluded a four-year

career at Millsaps where he led the

Majors in scoring three times and

was named the Southern Atlantic

Association Special Teams Player

of the Year in 2013. Jack will not

only succeed big brother Beau, but

also assume his no. 99.

“It was the right fit for him and I’m

hoping for the same, something

a bit more personal that a smaller

school can provide,” Brady said.

“I understand there won’t be

80,000 people in the stands. The

state school experience has all the

glamour, all the ‘stuff,’ but you can

be just a number. I really wanted

a more intimate setting where I

could be involved in a number of


Brady continues a strong STH

connection with Millsaps which

now includes pitchers Luke

Dworak ’15 and Barret Kaul

’15, two of seven members

of Ryan Lousteau’s 2014 state

championship outfit that produced

the program’s 23rd state title

and who will now continue to be


“I’m ready for the next challenge

... have always enjoyed working

hard. It’s satisfying to set some

goals, pour in your efforts and

achieve those goals,” Kaul said.

Dworak: “It hit me during the

season that there might not be a

chance to continue playing. But

this (Millsaps) came in place just in

a last few weeks and it feels good.

I want to play this game just as

long as I can. I’m grateful to be

headed there.”

Shortstop Max Machiorlette ’15

(Princeton University), catcher

Chris Winter ’15 and pitcher

John Ganucheau ’15 (Division III

Eagles Again Soar on National Signing Days


Coach Ryan Lousteau with an Eagles-record seven players moving on to college baseball programs

The McCrory clan with Eagles coach Billly Tuten

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