Brother Rice Pumps Up Commitment to Student-Athletes with Weight Room Revamp… and Coach Michael Cano!


On a recent summer morning, Brother Rice Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Cano (Class of ’03) could be witnessed explaining a proper lifting technique to a gathered crowd of captivated student-athletes in the newly renovated weight room at Brother Rice High School.  Twenty years ago, Cano patrolled the gridiron as a captain of the Brother Rice Crusader football team; nowadays, besides running his own business and helping parent his three young children, Cano oversees a year-round training regimen for student-athletes, no doubt enhanced by the improved accommodations.

“This weight room now gives each student-athlete the opportunity to maximize […]

Brother Rice Pumps Up Commitment to Student-Athletes with Weight Room Revamp… and Coach Michael Cano!2022-07-11T16:05:39-05:00

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 – Brother Rice Water Polo Optimistic Going into Playoffs


By Robby Pratl ‘22

The Crusader Water Polo Team competed in a tournament in Fremd, Illinois over the past couple of days. The Crusaders posted a record of 2-6 with the two wins coming in games against the Lincoln Way East Griffins and the Prospect Knights. The losses came in games against Conat, Glenbrook North, Deerfield, Loyola Academy, Naperville Central, and Palatine.

As the water polo regular season nears to an end All-Sectional senior Jack Byrne said, “I was given the opportunity to take younger players under my wing. I always try to help them in any way possible.”

Although posting a 4-17 overall […]

The Standard – Brother Rice Water Polo Optimistic Going into Playoffs2022-05-12T11:37:07-05:00

The Standard: Varsity Lacrosse Continues the Season


By Kevin Murphy ‘22

Brother Rice lacrosse has had a shaky season so far with some bad losses to worse teams. There is a consistent theme to all of their games; a slow first half but fighting to stay in the game during the second half.

The previous three games have all ended in losses. In arguably the worst loss of the season, the Crusaders were defeated 14-4 against Hillcrest, with most of the Crusader goals coming in the final quarter.

“We were not ready to play after spring break at all,” said senior Timmy Gavin. “We were super rusty and we paid the […]

The Standard: Varsity Lacrosse Continues the Season2022-05-11T02:02:42-05:00

The Standard: Baseball vs Mount Carmel


By Carter McAlilly ‘22

The Brother Rice baseball team lost their first game against an Illinois team last week. Losing 6-4 against Catholic League rival Mount Carmel. The Crusaders became 18-3 on the season after the loss.

Brother Rice and Mount Carmel have always been huge rivals in every sport. No matter the stakes, it will always be a tough and gritty game.

The day after their first loss to Mount Carmel, the Crusaders bounced back with a 15-4 victory against Mount Carmel at their home field.

Multiple players stepped up their game going into the second game. Jack Lausch, Dylan Warda, and Nick Daugherty […]

The Standard: Baseball vs Mount Carmel2022-05-03T21:55:35-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Rugby Takes Down Neuqua Valley


By Jack Mallon ‘22

Last Thursday, the Crusaders took on the undefeated Neuqua Valley Wildcats at home.

The Crusaders beat the Wildcats 26-18 in a hard fought battle. Tries were scored by Rolando Sepulveda, Henry Ivers, Carter McAlilly, and Jack Mallon. Jack Welniak had a great day on the tee, going 3 for 4 on the extra points.

Mallon and Ivers both had break through runs which gave the Crusaders a big advantage in the first half. However, the Wildcats capitalized their performance with two quick tries near the end of the first half.

Senior Rolando Sepulveda said, “We knew this team was beatable from […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Rugby Takes Down Neuqua Valley2022-05-03T21:53:07-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Hosts Terrific Track Meet


By Danny White ‘22

On Tuesday, April 12, Brother Rice held an open invitational track meet. Brother Rice welcomed St. Laurence, Leo, and Solorio Academy. It was a great day for the young athletes to compete.

Peter McShane ‘23 said, “I had a good feeling about this meet before it even started. It was a beautiful day out and as a team, we were feeling loose and ready.”

The day started off with a 4 x 100m team relay. Although only four schools were at the meet, there were 7 teams in this competition. The Crusaders had three different groups, two of which took […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Hosts Terrific Track Meet2022-05-03T21:48:57-05:00

Brother Rice Hires Michael Fahey as New Athletic Director


Brother Rice High School (Chicago) is proud to announce that Michael Fahey will join the administrative team as the new Director of Athletics on July 1, 2022.  At Brother Rice, Fahey will oversee seventeen interscholastic high school sports programs and more than 550 student-athletes competing in the venerable Chicago Catholic League Conference.  

“I’m excited and ready to embrace the brotherhood and culture of an all-boys school,” says Fahey of his new role at Brother Rice.  “I want to thank President Mark Donahue, Principal Bob Alberts, and the rest of the committee for the opportunity.  I’m looking forward to […]

Brother Rice Hires Michael Fahey as New Athletic Director2022-05-02T09:41:24-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders go 3-3 on the week


By Connor Mahay ‘22

The Brother Rice baseball team is rolling. The squad has not lost a game yet, going 13-0 in its first 13 games of the season. The team started Catholic League play this past week against St. Ignatius, Montini, and Marmion.

The Crusaders headed to St. Ignatius on Tuesday to face the wolfpack. The bats did not work as usual for the Crusaders, but stellar pitching from Junior Cole Van Assen kept St. Ignatius in check. Brother Rice kept on swinging and eventually put up five runs to beat St. Ignatius 5-1. Van Assen pitched a complete game, allowing only […]

The Standard: Crusaders go 3-3 on the week2022-04-17T10:26:37-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. IMG Academy


By Dylan Warda ‘22

IMG is a school that gets recruits from all over the country. Their team is full of top ranked guys committed to playing at the top colleges in the country and has two projected first-round draft picks in this upcoming draft. Their roster has more top ranked players than any other team in the country.

When we first heard we were playing IMG this season, it was a game that excited us. We had the chance to play the number 2 ranked team in the country. Getting a challenge like this is something we love.

Knowing how good of a […]

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. IMG Academy2022-04-14T16:04:48-05:00


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