The Standard: Crusader Golf Comes to a Close


By Phill Cipriani ‘24

After a great and exciting season, the Crusaders run has come to an end.

The Crusader golf team shocked everyone this season in a great way. The team brought home a regional championship for the first time since 2019. The Crusaders did this in stunning fashion by winning in a tiebreaker.

Junior Patrick Hermanson said, “It’s great to finally win one, after not winning for the entire season.”

They won the tiebreaker by taking sophomore Matt Hynes’ score. His score was the fifth best on the team.

Coach Don Paton said, “This just goes to show that every shot counts, and we […]

The Standard: Crusader Golf Comes to a Close2023-10-12T18:54:21-05:00

The Standard: Catholic League Championship for Golf


By Timmy O’Hara ‘24

The Brother Rice Crusaders battled in the Catholic League Conference Golf Outing this past week. Many Crusaders participated in this event including Jack Keaty and Phil Cipriani. All of the Catholic League teams were fighting for a victory in the Catholic League Championship. Brother Rice had a hard fought day coming in seventh place.

Senior Owen McShane said, “The Crusader Golf Team played very well this whole year and I am proud to be a part of the team.”

Saint Ignatius fought the battle and won. Michael O’Keefe played for Mount Carmel with a score of 69 and was the […]

The Standard: Catholic League Championship for Golf2023-09-28T19:16:51-05:00

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: Brother Rice Golf


By Jackson Mendoza ‘23

When you think of sports at Brother Rice, what comes to your mind first?

Be honest – it wasn’t golf.

Although golf isn’t the marquee sport at Brother Rice, the team continues to make a name for themselves throughout the years. Just this past season, the team traveled to Olympia Fields, La Grange Country Club, Oak Park Country Club, and many more. Many players have been playing outstanding golf and are being recognized for their accomplishments.

Coach Vaughan and Coach Patton are the coaching duo and are two great examples for the players. Coach Vaughan said, “The most important part of […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Golf2022-11-17T23:22:35-06:00

Brother Rice Taps Coach Tim Vaughan as New Head Golf Coach


Last week, as Chicago lay dormant under a few feet of February snow, new Brother Rice High School head coach Tim Vaughan met with students on two separate afternoons to introduce himself and discuss local Evans Scholarship opportunities through the Ridge CC Caddie Program.  

Wait… golf?

That’s right.  What better time to dream of the links and talk about the next golf season, especially when you can throw in information about a Chick Evans scholarship and free college tuition?  It seems like Coach Vaughan always keeps his mind on the game, even in record snowfall.

A […]

Brother Rice Taps Coach Tim Vaughan as New Head Golf Coach2021-03-04T11:01:57-06:00

The Standard: Quinn Clifford’s Road to State


By Justin Hardiek ‘21

After finishing 28th in the state championship his junior year, senior Quinn Clifford is out for revenge this season. 

Clifford is the star player on Brother Rice’s golf team, and has been a varsity player since the end of freshman year. Clifford is the most highly regarded player in the program, and his coaches and friends have high expectations for him.

Senior Will Stubitsch said, “Quinn is a great player who can play with the best of the best in Illinois. Put him one on one against Sean Curran (Clemson golf commit) […]

The Standard: Quinn Clifford’s Road to State2020-10-15T22:02:21-05:00

8 Seniors Commit to Compete Athletically at the Collegiate Level

Pictured from left to right:
Benji Brokemond (Miami University, Baseball)
Ryan Maher (Heartland CC, Baseball)
Mike Bolton (Purdue University, Baseball)
John Stillman (Bradley University, Golf)
Kendall Pettis (University of Oklahoma, Baseball)
Brandon Laux (Kirkwood CC, Baseball)
Danny Doligale (University of Illinois, Baseball)
Marquise Kennedy (Loyola University, Basketball).
We are so proud of our student athletes who made their college commitments to play at the collegiate level!
8 Seniors Commit to Compete Athletically at the Collegiate Level2019-01-07T10:42:10-06:00

John Stillman records lowest score at IHSA Regional


“On Tuesday, John Stillman became the second golfer in Brother Rice history to record the lowest score at an IHSA regional. Stillman’s 77 at Glenwoodie Golf Club led the Crusaders to a second place finish, followed by Mike Furlong, Sean Hogan, Jack Donovan, Ben Zarlengo, and Jake Koos — all of whom recorded top 12 finishes.

On Monday, the Crusaders will compete in the IHSA’s Lemont Sectional at Broken Arrow Golf Club in Lockport. Best of luck to the Crusaders!”

John Stillman records lowest score at IHSA Regional2019-08-21T16:56:11-05:00


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