What it means today to be a Warrior?  That is, a Jupiter Warrior.  As we enter another Championship Weekend and Final Four, we can reflect on what it means.  It is a “Belief”, that at the start of every season they can compete to win a State Championship.  It also comes with a draw back that every season that is not decorated by the “Bling of the Ring”, is a losing season. 

The Seniors of the 2021 Team have never entered a season without the “Belief”, that they could bring home the Gold.  As Freshman, they participated and played a part of the Programs first State Title in 2018.  Their Sophomore year they made it to the Final Four and narrowly lost in the Semi Finals to the eventual State Champion Ponte Verde.  Their Junior year was cut short due to the Pandemic, but they displayed the play and confidence to achieve another Championship Weekend.

This “Belief” is founded in the Brotherhood of being a Jupiter Warrior.  A legacy of commitment passed from Program year to Program year.  If we could trace this belief to its origin, it would be the Class of 2012 to today.  2012 was the first time JUP made it to a Championship Weekend, losing in the Semi’s to Saint Andrews.  The Class of 2015 as Freshman in 2012, created the drive to get back to that weekend.  That drive lead them to, in their Senior year being the number one ranked Team in the State most of the season.  Only to fall short in the Regional Championship game against Saint Andrews.  The 2018 Class witnessed this as Freshman in 2015 and fueled their drive to achieve victory and the elusive Title.  Look in the “Stands” on any big game night or college spring break weekend, and you will see this Brotherhood.  Alumni, Alumni parents supporting the Warrior tradition, a “Belief” in this program and how special this life experience and Brotherhood is to our community.

The Class of 2021 has again battled to get the program back to the Final Four.  They “Believe”.  They learned this “Belief”, from their Warrior Brothers that Led the Way before and will battle for their Legacy this weekend. So let’s go Warrior Alumni, come and support your Legacy this weekend if you’re available.  For the Warrior Class of 2024, lessons learned early, will assist in victories in the future.



Photo Credits and thank you to Paul Kabalin.

Coach Matt Sofarelli

Matt Sofarelli is originally from Long Island, NY. This is his first year with the JHS Warrior Lacrosse team.

Coach Matt attended Syracuse University where he played lacrosse as a defensive middie. Matt started the lacrosse program at Jensen Beach High School and served as their head coach (2009-2014). He was also the Defensive Coordinator for Florida Launch (2014-2015). Matt most recently served as the Athletic Director at the Pine School (2015-2020). In 2014 he was recognized as Treasure Coast Palm Beach Coach of the Year.

Matt has 3 children: Matthew, Chase, and Gracie. He is currently a teacher at Jupiter Middle School. Outside of lacrosse, coach Matt likes to golf and spend time with his family.

Coach Danny Loftus

Meet Coach Danny Loftus. Danny is from Syosset, NY and joined the Jupiter Warriors lacrosse team in 2008.

Danny attended and played lacrosse at Duke University. He is also a former MLL Pro. Some lacrosse recognition he has received include:

  • 2x All-American Goalie (2007 & 2008)
  • All-ACC Goalie
  • ACC Tournament MVP

Coach Danny also led the Jupiter Warriors lacrosse team to 3 final four appearances and he led the team to become the FHSAA Lacrosse State Champions in 2018.

Danny lives in Jupiter with his wife Mercedes and 3 kids, Cooper (6), Keke (5), and Ellie (2). When he is not coaching lacrosse, he enjoys spending tons of time with his family.

Giving Tuesday! Make a gift to our Warriors on our Team Store.

You may not know this, but our Warriors have a Team Store that is Open 24/7. Every purchase of our SWAG provides a portion to our program, to manage our annual operating costs. As we approach this Holiday season, Team swag is the perfect Holiday gift for our players, families, alumni and friends. You can always find access to our Team Store through our website at http://www.jupiterwarriorlacrosse.org and we have attached a link below. Happy Holiday’s Warriors!


Anniversary of 2018 State Champion Warriors Lacrosse Video.

Today is the two year anniversary of Jupiter High School’s first FL Boys Lacrosse State Championship! The 2018 Warriors were the first public HS to win a Florida FHSAA State Championship! Give your Netflix & Prime Video a break tonight…relive that magic 2018 JUPITER CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON! Let’s Go Jup! Warriors Lead The Way!

Here’s a link to a highlight film of the 2018 Season…enjoy!

Warrior Family would like to especially Thank: Paul Rasmus for his time and dedication to our program and putting this great memorial video together.