The Standard: Crusaders Battle the Redhawks


By Nicolas Hall ‘24

The Battle of Pulaski- Marist vs. Brother Rice. One of Brother Rice’s most important games of the year. This year’s game was a nail-biter which came down to the wire. It was a hard fought game by both teams, and unfortunately, the team I was hoping would lose, won on a dramatic last minute touchdown.

Great efforts by both teams were made under the Friday night lights at Marist’s stadium.

The first half was a one-sided game, with Marist dominating the whole half. At the end of the first half, the score was 24-3. Rice’s three points were made by […]

The Standard: Crusaders Battle the Redhawks2023-09-17T17:31:28-05:00

Brother Rice High School Aces Hire with New Volleyball Head Coach, Brandon McGinnis (’13)


Brother Rice High School Aces Hire with New Volleyball Head Coach, Brandon McGinnis (’13)

With over 750 wins in its 31-year history, the Brother Rice High School volleyball program has experienced its share of success, bolstered by scores of area players who would go on to play at the collegiate-level and, equally important, by the consistency of its coaching staff: Head coach Dan Dwyer, who stepped down after Brother Rice’s memorable state playoff run this past spring, has served as either a head coach or an assistant for the Crusaders since the program’s inception over three decades ago. His replacement […]

Brother Rice High School Aces Hire with New Volleyball Head Coach, Brandon McGinnis (’13)2023-06-29T08:30:06-05:00

The Standard: In the Blink of an Eye


By Ryan Gierhahn ‘23

Senior year, the final chapter of my high school journey, has gone by in the blink of an eye. It has given me memories and people I will cherish forever, and I can’t help but long to relive it all over again. I’m so fortunate to have had the experiences I did throughout my high school career to prepare me for what’s to come in the future.

These four years have been nothing short of what I expected when I came to Brother Rice. From my first day of freshman year to the bittersweet last week of senior year, […]

The Standard: In the Blink of an Eye2023-05-19T12:05:45-05:00

The Standard: We’ll be Seeing Ya


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

It is crazy to think that after these last couple of weeks, I will not be returning to Brother Rice for another year of school. It is definitely a bittersweet feeling; I can’t wait to be on summer break and to be done with school, but part of me is really going to miss this place and the memories I have created.

I like to look back on my senior year splitting it up into three sections, the fall, winter, and spring time periods. I spent most of my time in the fall staying busy during the start of […]

The Standard: We’ll be Seeing Ya2023-05-17T12:00:10-05:00

The Standard: A Bittersweet Farewell


By Jack Morrison ‘23

I could not wait to leave. I could not believe I had another year at Brother Rice. All I wanted to do was leave and get to college. I wish I could go back and tell myself differently. My senior year was, hands down, the best year of my life.

My summer going into senior year was straight football. Waking up at 5 in the morning and heading to Brother Rice for summer football practice, day after day, probably seems dreadful for many. While some days were harder than others, I can genuinely look back and say that those […]

The Standard: A Bittersweet Farewell2023-05-17T08:57:13-05:00

The Standard: Bye


By Jackson Mendoza ‘23

Senior year has come and gone, thankfully.

Brother Rice has been an experience that will prepare me for the next chapter of my life. It has been the place where I have not only gotten a great education, but also valuable life lessons.

I came into Brother Rice as a shy kid who did not know a single student in any classes. Now, four years later, I am much more confident and proud of who I am.

My senior year started off with the best part of the year, golf season. I have been fortunate enough to be able to be […]

The Standard: Bye2023-05-16T09:02:09-05:00

The Standard: The Last Go Around


By Nick Niego ‘23

Wow! I cannot believe my time here at Brother Rice is coming to an end. It feels like just yesterday I was coming in to pick up my last schedule card.

I will never forget the Brother Rice meet and greet that took place when I was in 7th grade. Recent graduates of Brother Rice spoke at the event and a few words from that night have stuck with me 5 years later.

“Four years at Brother Rice might seem like an eternity, but it will go by in a blink of an eye.”

Those words were said that night, and […]

The Standard: The Last Go Around2023-05-16T08:53:12-05:00

The Standard: All Good Things Come to an End


By Peter McShane ‘23

As I sit down to reflect on my four years of high school, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed with emotion. The journey has been challenging, but it has also been incredibly rewarding. Looking back, I can say with confidence that my time at Brother Rice High School has been transformative. I have grown into the best version of myself, and I owe it all to the experiences I’ve had at this school.

It all started on my first day of freshman year when Mr. Alberts gave us what I interpreted as a silly speech about what it means […]

The Standard: All Good Things Come to an End2023-05-15T11:56:13-05:00

The Standard: Pete Struck Eagle Classic


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

On Thursday, the track team competed at Sandburg for the Pete Struck Eagle Classic. This is one of the most highly anticipated outdoor meets of the year, with some of the best competition from 23 schools.

What I like most about this meet is the chance to see where we rank in certain events. With sectionals and Catholic League right around the corner, it is a necessity to envision ourselves in the midst of it with high competition. We are able to see what events are our strengths and which are our weaknesses.

What has stood out to me the […]

The Standard: Pete Struck Eagle Classic2023-05-05T22:24:17-05:00

The Standard: Almost Friday


By Peter McShane ‘23

After defeating the Mount Carmel Caravan 16-9 on Tuesday, the Crusaders were all set to play them again at home on Thursday.

Winning both games in the series would put Brother Rice in a great spot before playoffs, especially beating a great Carmel team in a great rivalry series. The Crusaders were in need for the sweep.

Senior Miguel Santos said, “It would be awesome if we were able to take down Mount Carmel twice in one week.”

Brother Rice got off to an amazing start, taking a 5-0 lead heading into the second inning. Tadgh Callaghan was able to hold […]

The Standard: Almost Friday2023-05-05T22:19:46-05:00


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