Rock Stars

2019

Saint Stanislaus captures the Division 4A Title 

The title is the sixth one since 2010.


2014

jacob lindgren (ssc ’11) is drafted in the second round of the mlb draft by the new york yankees.

Lindgren made his MLB debut on May 25,2015 with the Yankees. On December 4, 2016, Lindgren signed one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. He missed the 2017 and 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. On January 5, 2019, Lindgren signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox.


2015

Saint Stanislaus captures the Class 4A State Championship


2010

Saint Stanislaus wins the class 4A State Championship


1987

Jay Atrigues Sets Single-Season Batting Average of .535


1920s

Saint Stanislaus Sends Two Players to Major Leagues

Eddie Moore graduated from Saint Stanislaus and played with the 1925 championship Pittsburgh team and Zeke Bonura (1934-1940) played with Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, and the New York Giants. 


1916

Baseball Team WinS Championship of South


1916

Saint Stanislaus Athletic Teams Become Known as the Rock-A-Chaws 

Credit for coining the title belongs to Brother Macarius Pierce, SSC principal, who organized a Rooters Club in 1916 to cheer for the team.  With a few years, the name Rock-A-Chaws was used for all SSC athletes, and the Rock-A-Chaw became the school mascot. 

Rock-A-Chaw comes from an old Choctaw word meaning devil grass, and it refers to the pesky little sand burrs that abounded on campus before the lawns were cultivated. For years students consistently removed the cockleburs from their playing fields, where the prolific prickly weeds sprung up naturally in the sandy soil that was ideal for them. 


1915

Saint Stanislaus Changes School Colors to Red and Black 

As organized school sports developed, team players began wearing uniforms depicting the school colors. The former colors of pink and grey were not considered manly, and the school changed its colors to red and black. 


1915

Forster Commagere Hired as First Full-Time Coach 

A local paper reported, “No prep-school has ever compiled in these parts what Saint Stanislaus did in 1915-1916. This was SSC’s first year in athletics, and they won hands down the South Championship in baseball and basketball and defeated with ease every school in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama”. 
 


1914

Baseball Grandstands Opened – Seats 1,000 Fans 

Brother Isidore Balmadier arranged with some local groups in 1914 to construct grandstands in Saint Stanislaus’s College Park to seat 1,000 spectators in exchange for letting the local clubs use the field upon request. 


1913

Saint Stanislaus Baseball Champions 

The Saint Stanislaus baseball team was the undefeated champion of the prep schools of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. 


1903

Interscholastic Baseball Competition Begins 

Student athletes organized the Saint Stanislaus Athletic Association in order to play baseball against outside teams. They chose as their colors pink and green. There were no organized leagues, so games were played by challenge and invitation.  Players also invited their lady friends to view the games and to wear the special team colors, which were chosen with them in mind. Saint Stanislaus fans wore pink and green.  


1890s

Baseball Introduced 

In the1890s, as the faculty and student body grew in numbers, student activities started to develop. Baseball quickly became a favorite among the students, and the school organized its first baseball team in 1896.