Matt Funk ’19

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. St. Francis


By Matt Funk ‘19

The Spiking Crusaders took on the Spartans of St. Francis at Brother Rice on April 4. The Crusaders came in with a record of 5-9 while the Spartans had a record of 7-0.

The Crusaders lost a hard fought match in two sets but only lost by a total of four points.

In the first set the game was close with a final score of 25-23. Tim Novick had 4 kills and Conor Doyle had 3 blocks.

“We played a well-rounded match but they just pulled away in the end,” said senior Tom Gallagher.

The second set was pretty similar. The Crusaders […]

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. St. Francis2019-04-11T21:54:34-05:00

The Standard: Tennis Preview


By Matt Funk ‘19

Now that spring is on its way, it’s time to start looking forward to tennis. The season starts off with a game at Eisenhower High School.

This year Brother Rice has two seniors that are new to the program.

Senior John Mattes said, “I decided to play tennis because when soccer ended, I wanted to try something new and I knew tennis would keep me active. Also, it would be a great way for me to make new friends.”

The other new senior tennis player is Nolan Green. Green and Mattes are up for a tough season with the rough schedule […]

The Standard: Tennis Preview2019-03-15T22:05:57-05:00

The Standard: Hockey Winter Classic Game


By  Matt Funk ‘19

 This past week the Brother Rice Skating Crusaders beat Mount Carmel 8-3. Unlike every other game of the year, this was the Winter Classic, the only game played outside.

The Crusaders started off the game hot, going up 8-0 in the second period. Matt Moro had a hat trick and Luke Lawrence had two.

“We worked hard in practice all week and we’re ready for this game,” said #8 Nick Francis.

 It really showed as the Crusaders blew away the Caravan. After going up 8-0 in the second period, they let up three goals. The Crusaders […]

The Standard: Hockey Winter Classic Game2019-02-14T23:29:35-06:00