Bobby Frasor Is Inducted Into the Catholic League Hall of Fame


Congratulations to Bobby Frasor ’05 on being inducted into the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame!

The Blue Island native attended St. Benedict school before attending Brother Rice High School. While at Brother Rice, Frasor played three years of varsity basketball, winning two sectional championships and one Super-Sectional. Frasor began to stand out as a junior when he averaged twelve points and five assists on a team that finished the season 26–2. The following year, Frasor’s senior season, he averaged 21 points, five rebounds, and seven assists and was named the Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year. In his total time […]

Bobby Frasor Is Inducted Into the Catholic League Hall of Fame2022-05-19T12:43:02-05:00

The Standard : Barstool Carl comes back to Brother Rice for Career Day


By Tony Macellaio ‘22

You always hear people say that celebrities are normal people just like us. I never really believed that until Career Day. Mike Sterk ‘05 aka Barstool Carl came and spoke to Ms. Pacetti’s sixth period class about his time at Brother Rice and his transition into his current career.

A bunch of kids were looking forward to hearing funny stories about Barstool Sports and the numerous athletes Carl has met. However, he stayed away from talking about that and gave us some really good advice about pursuing our passions.

“It was pretty cool to see how much of a genuine […]

The Standard : Barstool Carl comes back to Brother Rice for Career Day2022-04-02T12:10:40-05:00

3rd Annual Be Exceptional Gala


Please join Brother Rice High School in celebrating its 65-year anniversary at the 3rd Annual Be Exceptional Gala on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Loews Hotel Chicago.  Doors open at 6:00 PM for a silent auction and refreshments, followed by a plated dinner and live auction, as well as live musical entertainment by The Connexion Band.   

This year’s honorees include Couple of the Year, Dan (‘03) & Liz Huber; Organization of the Year, G3 Construction; Blessed Edmund Rice “Be Exceptional” Community Service Award, […]

3rd Annual Be Exceptional Gala2022-02-17T09:23:14-06:00

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Walker ’12


Written by Jack Zampillo ’18

“Once a Crusader. Always a Crusader” were the first words 2012 graduate Andrew Walker used to reflect on his relationship with Brother Rice. 

“Years pass, life goes on…but anytime I see someone from Brother Rice, it feels like we’re just catching up. It really feels like family.”

Now the co-owner of The Heartland Builders company, Andrew praises how four years on 99th and Pulaski helped prepare him for his future. 

“I always felt so much support from the staff,” he said. “The commitment and discipline that’s required of you as a Crusader […]

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Walker ’122022-02-11T17:21:31-06:00

Alumni Spotlight: Sean O’Reilly ’08


Written By: Jack Zampillo ’18


Men of Edmund are called to serve. 

To serve the community, the school, and it’s people.

Sean O’Reilly, Class of 2008, answered his call to service at an early age and hasn’t looked back. 

Following his time at Rice, Sean attended St. Ambrose University on a basketball scholarship. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, he made the ultimate leap of faith by joining the United States Army in 2013. 

O’Reilly served three and a half years as a Cavalry Scout specializing in reconnaissance, stationed in Fort Stewart, Georgia. […]

Alumni Spotlight: Sean O’Reilly ’082022-01-12T11:02:50-06:00

Alumni Spotlight: Brendan Coghlan ‘18


Written By: Jack Zampillo ’18

The term “mind over matter” is intriguing. 

Do our minds have the ability to negate and persevere through hardships we may endure in the physical world? 

For Brendan Coghlan, the answer is yes. 

Coghlan, Class of 2018, exemplified the meaning of a true Crusader through dedication to his craft in and out of the classroom. Brendan graduated from Rice at the forefront of the National Honors Society, tallying a 4.64 GPA with an impressive list of extracurriculars. He was a four-year member of the basketball program, a varsity starter his junior and senior years. […]

Alumni Spotlight: Brendan Coghlan ‘182021-12-17T10:27:54-06:00

Alumni Spotlight – Brian Conlisk ‘16


By Jack Zampillo ‘18

Can you imagine what it would be like to spend five days underwater? To be in control of a naval aircraft thousands of feet in the sky? Me neither. 

For Brian Conlisk, Class of 2016, these extraordinary circumstances are just another day in the office. 

Following his time at Rice, Conlisk was accepted into Purdue University’s aerospace engineering program and immediately enrolled into Naval ROTC. He recalls training about 4 times a week, along with learning the ins and outs of what the U.S. Navy expects from those willing to make the sacrifice.


Alumni Spotlight – Brian Conlisk ‘162021-10-28T20:37:36-05:00

Alumni Spotlight – Declan Kennedy ‘15


By: Jack Zampillo ‘18

Declan Kennedy and music go together like maroon and orange – a perfect pairing. 

Kennedy, Class of 2015, has built his musical prowess from a young age, performing in numerous local shows with the family band “Kennedy Compound” and actively participating in the barbershop quartet and choir. 

Declan graduated from Brother Rice with honors and sprouted into the music business, attending Belmont University in Nashville. As a songwriting major, he wrote and published two studio albums that have thousands of interactions on Spotify. When discussing a favorite song he’s written, there wasn’t much hesitancy.


Alumni Spotlight – Declan Kennedy ‘152021-09-27T11:51:01-05:00

Alumni Spotlight – Brendan Reidy ’17


The Crusader community is like a family: close-knit, influential, and united by a love for Brother Rice High School. 

Family members move away, explore greater opportunities, and create their own paths, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t catch up once in a while! 

“Alumni Spotlight” will highlight some of Brother Rice’s most distinguished alumni and show the impact four years at 99th and Pulaski can have on one’s future. 


Brendan Reidy’s alarm wakes him up every morning with the message, “Time to entertain the tri-states!” Becoming a sports journalist is a dream turned into […]

Alumni Spotlight – Brendan Reidy ’172021-09-20T10:43:28-05:00

Exciting Changes this Summer as Brother Rice High School “Heeds the Call” for the Future


As it closes the Chromebook on one of the most unique and memorable school years in its history, Brother Rice High School in Chicago looks forward to a summer full of improvements. As Chicagoans know, with summer comes construction season, and, this year, the corner of 99th and Pulaski is no exception.  

Indeed, as the cranes and bulldozers can attest, “Phase One” of Brother Rice High School’s Heed the Call Campaign is in full swing.  

“Over two years ago, we began to assess our needsranging from our physical plant […]

Exciting Changes this Summer as Brother Rice High School “Heeds the Call” for the Future2021-06-29T13:18:19-05:00


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