The Standard: The Smack Attack


By Nolan Navarrete ‘24

On April 19, Brother Rice volleyball held one of the largest tournaments in Illinois this year. The “Smack Attack” tournament holds 24 of the top teams from the Midwest. The competition has been at a peak since the tournament started 14 years ago, and it will only continue to grow.

The Crusaders started off the weekend hot by sweeping Lincoln-Way Central and Richards. The two effortless wins set up the boys in the gold bracket play for the rest of the weekend.

Senior Jimmy Lyons has been a staple to the team this year. With a slim amount of seniors […]

The Standard: The Smack Attack2024-05-02T12:01:22-05:00

The Standard: Bump, Set, Spike


By Nolan Navarrete ‘24

On March 18, the Brother Rice varsity volleyball team started their season against Sandburg High School. Coming off a great playoff run last year, the Crusaders look to get back to a deep postseason run and ultimately win it all.

The Crusaders bring back starter and key player, junior Paul Baker. Paul is a proud alum of St. Germaine, and he started on the varsity squad as a freshman and has never looked back since. He has established himself as a leader in the classroom and on the court.

Baker said, “This year is a big difference from the past […]

The Standard: Bump, Set, Spike2024-03-28T12:05:58-05:00

The Standard: Freshman A Tournament


By Connor O’Malley ‘22

Brother Rice held a freshman volleyball tournament that started on April 1, and went through the weekend. The tournament was for the freshman A teams.

Brother Rice’s freshman A team looks like they have some talent even with their lack of height. Rice made it to the championship game against Lyons Township. Both very good teams competed against each other.

Brother Rice had a good game against Lyons. They won a tight game in two sets with scores of 25-23 and 26-24.

“It was a nail biter and the crowd was getting into it,” said John Mikrut.

Brother Rice was in Pool […]

The Standard: Freshman A Tournament2022-04-14T15:44:21-05:00

The Standard: Volleyball Season is Starting


By Connor O’Malley ‘22

Volleyball tryouts for Brother Rice are this Monday, Mar. 7, 2022. This year’s team is looking pretty good with some height on the varsity team. The tallest person on the team is Brendan McCarthy reaching 6’7”.

Brendan is the middle on the team and said, “I am extremely excited for the season and would like to see how much talent we really have.”

The other middle on the team is senior Tom Lamb. Tom has improved tremendously as he played for Ultimate Volleyball Club. He started last year as a junior and has only become better.

Tom said, “Brendan and I […]

The Standard: Volleyball Season is Starting2022-03-11T16:59:44-06:00
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