The Standard: Four Years Flew By


By Carter McAlilly ‘22

These four years at Brother Rice have been the best time of my life. I have met so many new people and made so many friends.

Freshman year, I learned what it means to be a Crusader. Being a Crusader meant being my best self and helping others along the long road ahead. Little did I know how many memories and new friends I would make in my next four years at Brother Rice.

My life as a Crusader really took a turning point sophomore year. When I was moved up to play football on the varsity team, I was […]

The Standard: Four Years Flew By2022-05-27T09:11:58-05:00

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 2022


By Carter McAlilly ‘22

Brother Rice rugby is finally back in the mix this year. For the first time since 2019, the team is able to compete for a spot in the playoffs.

The team this year has high hopes and a lot of big expectations for this coming season. With not having the playoffs these last two years, the hunger to win is bigger than ever.

Senior Rolando Sepulveda said, “It is extremely exciting to be able to come out on the pitch again and compete for our spot in the playoffs. I cannot wait to get out there with the team and […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Rugby 20222022-03-25T16:08:27-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Wrestling Claims another Regional Championship


By Carter McAlilly ‘22

The Brother Rice matmen have claimed yet another regional championship resulting in back to back regional championships. Winning regionals was huge for Brother Rice as they have a lot of wrestlers who also qualified for state.

Multiple wrestlers qualified for state for Brother Rice this year. Winning the regional championship was only the start for something bigger.

Many hard fought matches were won by the Crusaders. Nine wrestlers from Rice qualified for state. This is absolutely huge for the Crusaders.

The nine wrestlers that qualified for state are James Bennett, Bobby Conway, Alvaro Perez, Connor Nelligan, Chuck Connelly, Nate Chirillo, Tommy […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Wrestling Claims another Regional Championship2022-02-17T20:50:39-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Football Banquet


By Carter McAlilly ’22

The Crusaders finished their season off with a record of 10-3. Losing in the semifinals to a stellar Wheaton North team who would go to win state.

Coach Brian Badke coached his last game at Brother Rice and will go down in history at Brother Rice. The Crusaders had an amazing season, finishing this entire year with a 14-5 record and playing six games in the spring, finishing with a record of 4-2.

Coach Badke started things off by thanking the parents and all of his players. He was extremely sad to leave, but happy because he had all of […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Football Banquet2021-12-09T20:41:30-06:00

The Standard: The Battle Of Pulaski 2021


By Carter McAlilly ‘22

The Crusaders were down early in the first quarter on a two play touchdown drive by the Redhawks. The Redhawks scored twice in a row, outscoring Brother Rice 14-0 in the first quarter.

At the start of the second quarter, the Crusaders had a new mindset and lit the fire. The offense made some great plays and the defense made some stops.

The Crusaders rallied behind quarterback Jack Lausch who led them through the game. Jack led the team down the field for two huge touchdowns. The defense stopped Marist after each drive and held the Redhawks to zero points […]

The Standard: The Battle Of Pulaski 20212021-11-08T20:08:01-06:00


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