By Dan Golon ‘20

The Brother Rice water polo team carries with it a rich history.

As the most decorated sport in Brother Rice’s history, the program’s recent years have been dark.

As an attempt to pull themselves out of the darkness and back onto the state’s highest stage of polo, they gave the go ahead to Class of ‘89 alum, Frank Mulcrone.

Frank Mulcrone’s name lives in the history book of Illinois water polo. During his time with the Crusaders he accrued 4 CCL championships, 3 state championships, and various other accolades.

Most importantly, the players are looking forward to having him on the squad. “Coach Mulcrone is an amazing player. He really has a lot to offer for our team. We can’t wait to get to work and begin to reimage the program,” said senior team captain TJ Murphy.

Mulcrone carries with him everything that BR polo is in need of. He grew up playing under fantastic coaching and he is ready to pass on everything he’s learned to his own fellow crusaders.

“I think he brings something to the table that our team has been missing. Amidst a sort of rebuild of our program, I believe he can give us something we’re missing,” said senior Andrew Cwik.

Mulcrone could be seen walking around the BR cafeteria last week just recruiting players for the team, walking up to each and every table. This is the type of leadership that the team needs, he is already showing his commitment to the program.

The Crusaders are prepping for their season opener and Coach’s debut tomorrow in an away match against the Mustangs of St. Rita.