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

2022-07-11T16:05:39-05:00

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

2022-05-19T12:43:02-05:00

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

2022-05-12T11:37:07-05:00

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

Brother Rice Hires Michael Fahey as New Athletic Director

2022-05-02T09:41:24-05:00

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

Crusader Esports – Year One

2022-05-12T11:36:48-05:00

Written by Jack Zampillo ’17

The Brother Rice Esports program is off to a great start in its first year. 

Coordinated by science teacher Mr. Evan Strehlau, the club provides both a competitive and leisurely gaming experience for students looking to further develop their skills while learning how to work as a team and communicate with other players. 

The Esports team is currently composed of 13 students who compete through the PlayVS platform, a company that hosts virtual gaming competitions between high schools across the country. They compete in games such as […]

Crusader Esports – Year One2022-05-12T11:36:48-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Help with Ukrainian Donations

2022-04-14T15:50:18-05:00

By Patrick Galeher ‘22

On Wednesday, March 30, the Brother Rice student council collaborated with the Saint Xavier football team and Evergreen Park fire department in gathering supplies for Ukrainian refugees. The volunteers met at St. Bernadette Parish to load supplies onto a semi-truck. This truck was then sent to the airport for direct delivery to the people of Ukraine.

Unfortunately, it began to rain when the volunteers arrived. This did not stop them from helping load the truck. Although the rain made the boxes slightly harder to carry, the truck was still successfully loaded.

St. Bernadette´s Rev. Benedykt Pazdan was born and raised […]

The Standard: Crusaders Help with Ukrainian Donations2022-04-14T15:50:18-05:00

The Standard: BR baseball dominates in Georgia, and I was there to record it all.

2022-04-08T11:05:39-05:00

By Jacob Wizgird ‘22

In early January, I was looking for the Director of Marketing Mike Glennon. I wanted to borrow his camera for a basketball game that night but he wasn’t in his office. I walked over to Room 100, a.k.a. the room with the giant green screen wall.

There I found Mr. Glennon doing a picture shoot for the baseball team. He needed me to finish taking the pictures because he was running late to his basketball practice. I stayed and finished the photoshoot, and that’s when varsity baseball coach, Coach McBride, mentioned playing against IMG Academy this spring.

“IMG Academy?” I […]

The Standard: BR baseball dominates in Georgia, and I was there to record it all.2022-04-08T11:05:39-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Holds 28th Annual Career Day

2022-04-08T10:54:22-05:00

By Griffin Conners ‘22

On Friday, Mar. 25, Brother Rice hosted their 28th Career Day. The day is a great opportunity for alumni and current Crusaders to connect.

Alumni that are in industries from all over the world came into school to talk with our students about their careers. There were over 80 alumni that presented to our Crusaders, starting from the Class of 1961 all the way to the Class of 2010.

That alone says a lot about the Brother Rice community and how much we all really care for each other. Class of 1961 David Dillion also related to that when he […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Holds 28th Annual Career Day2022-04-08T10:54:22-05:00

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

2022-04-02T12:10:40-05:00

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

The Standard: From Covid Constraints to Award-Winning Performances: An Interview with Band Director, Mr. Zach Zielinski

2022-03-04T22:19:11-06:00

By Patrick Carney ‘22

Throughout the year, Brother Rice students have excelled in all categories. From state champion wrestlers to Illinois State Scholars, students have continually adhered to the motto of our school: “Be Exceptional.”

This February, the Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band led by Mr. Zach Zielinski, a 2015 graduate of Brother Rice, and Mr. Jeremy Eberhard, added to this year’s accolades. Competing against fourteen other schools on their 40th consecutive performance at the State of the Art Competition, the Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Concert Band took second place and Best Brass in Class A. Furthermore, the combined Wind and […]

The Standard: From Covid Constraints to Award-Winning Performances: An Interview with Band Director, Mr. Zach Zielinski2022-03-04T22:19:11-06:00

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