Student-Athletes Soar

Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
Belen Jesuit student-athletes are finishing up the 2020-21 school year on a high note. Nearly 1,000 students participated in at least one sport this year. Equally as impressive, 72% of the students in the honor roll participated in athletics.

Victor Rosado ‘21 was named a US Lacrosse All-American and Coach Alan was named the US Lacrosse South Atlantic Chapter Coach of the Year. The following were named to the USA Lacrosse South Atlantic All-Region team: (First team) Victor Rosado, Andres Vila, (second team) Sebastian Arrizureita, Victor Mejer, (honorable mention) Mark Adams, and Juan Miro-Quesada. 

The Varsity Athletic Awards Ceremony was held on May 22. Andres Bello was named Sportsman of the Year and Javier Ventor was named Athlete of the Year. Congratulations to all our student-athletes who were recognized at this event for their respective sport. Click here to see the photo album. The Junior Varsity/Freshman Athletic Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 2nd. The Middle School ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, June 1st, and Thursday, June 3rd. Those ceremonies will be held during FLEX and will be streamed live on our YouTube channel

Special congratulations to Marcelo Mantecon '27 who broke the 6th-grade school record for the 1600m with a time of 4:51.40! He is the top 12-year-old and top 6th-grader in the country!

On May 24 the Miami Herald released their Spring 2021 All-County teams. Belen Jesuit is represented in baseball, lacrosse, track and field, water polo, and volleyball. Click here to read the article in the newspaper. 

The Miami Herald Athletic Awards were held on May 26. Congratulations to the Wolverines and coaches who were recognized: 

Javier Vento
Miami-Dade 7A-5A Male Athlete of the Year
Track and Field Athlete of the Year
Cross Country Runner of the Year
Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Victor Rosado
Miami-Dade Lacrosse Player of the Year

Emiliano Sosa
Miami-Dade 7A-5A Soccer Player of the Year

Coach Frankie Ruiz
Miami-Dade Cross Country Coach of the Year

Coach Tanger Mendonca
Miami-Dade 7A-5A Soccer Coach of the Year

Coach Alan Bellando
Miami-Dade Lacrosse Coach of the Year

Coach Victor Arrieta
Miami-Dade Track and Field Coach of the Year

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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.