By Colin Welniak ‘24

After an exciting super sectional game for the Crusader soccer team, they sadly fell short to the tough Peoria Notre Dame soccer team.

The Brother Rice soccer team finished with an impressive 19 wins, 4 losses, and 2 ties. The Crusaders also finished with a regional and a sectional championship.

Senior Tyler Wojcik said, “It always sucks to lose but I’m just happy to have put my jersey in a better place.”

After a disappointing 2022 season, the Crusaders were not looking too hopeful going into the 2023 season, but that was not the case. The Crusaders came out hot with win after win.

Senior Christian Potoczny said, “It was great, of all my four years here I felt the most confident with this team”.

The Crusaders were on a roll, and at one point in the season had a 13 game win streak, the longest in decades.

The last time the Crusaders played this well was when head coach Matt Prunckle played, where they made it to the super sectional game.

Even though this was not the outcome the Crusader soccer team was looking for, they should be proud of what they have accomplished this year, and hopefully there will be more to come in the future.