The Brother Rice rugby team was victorious last night over CRCC rival Marist with a score of 48-5. The Crusaders were led by the 3 tries of Ryan “Del Pueblo” Schickel and the hard running of Brendan Hosty, Justin Garcia, and Evan “Heavy E” Kirtz. Tim Desmond offered surgical kicks for conversions as well as in game play backed up by the support for of the Money Man of the game, Luke Swiatek. The Crusaders will continue their quest for a Catholic League championship on Wednesday, May 9, when they take on Fenwick at Triton College.
The Brother Rice rugby team made a clean 4-0 sweep on their tour of Toronto, Canada. Tour highlights include a walking tour of Kennington Market, a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame, going to the top of CN Tower, and a boat tour to Niagara Falls.
Standout performances came from two-time man of the match John Podlasek, captains Brian Gannon, Conor Desmond, and Brendan Alison, newcomers Jack Keane and Mike Foreman, Dan “D.C.” Connors, Kyle “Doc” Mehok-Doherty, Jack “Chelly” Chellberg, Ryan Smith, and Tim O’Shea, and stellar leadership from Vince Carlson.
All the boys represented Brother Rice well on the field, but more importantly conducted themselves manfully in a foreign country. The coaches received countless compliments on how respectful the boys were.
All are invited to the Friday, April 21, game at Marist in the first ever Rice vs. Marist rugby game.
Brother Rice Rugby will host a fundraiser on Sunday, March 5, from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Jack Desmond’s Irish Pub, 10339 Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge, to help fund their tour of Toronto, Canada. The event will be feature food, drink, music and raffles. Costs are as follows: $35 adult ticket – beer, wine or pop; $12 ticket – food and drink (ages 13-20); $4 children (ages 3-12 and under); free BR rugby player ticket – food and drink.
Please come out and support the Crusader rugby team as they begin their quest for their 11th state championship.
The Brother Rice Rugby team celebrated their season at the Hawaiian themed end of the year party at Jack Desmonds. Below is a list of this season’s award winners. Congratulations to all on a terrific season.
Most Valuable Player
Varsity: Cam Miller
Fresh/Soph: Mark Green
Varsity: Matt Burger
Fresh/Soph: Brendan Hosty
Varsity: Joe Skrypkun
Fresh/Soph: Dan Caufield
Varsity: Manny Bravo
Fresh/Soph: Tim Desmond
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Judge Marty Berry
Congratulations to the Brother Rice rugby team on their victory on the Varsity and JV levels over the weekend.
The varsity displayed impressive movements around the park and a killer defensive wall to hold Fenwick to only 7 points while scoring 48.
The JV brought an identical style of play to their game scoring 48 points to Fenwick’s 17.
Brother Rice Rugby will host a fundraiser on Sunday, March 6, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Clancy’s Pizza, 4624 W. 103rd Street in Oak Lawn. The event will feature food, drink, music, raffles and more. Join the fun with family and friends as we support and celebrate the beginning of another exciting year of Brother Rice Rugby.
Tickets are as follows: $30 ticket – food and domestic beer, wine or pop; $35 ticket – food and imported beer, wine or pop; $10 ticket – food and drink (ages 4-12); $6 BR rugby player ticket – food and drink; Children ages 3 and under – FREE
There will be a mandatory parent rugby meeting Monday January 25th at 6:00pm in the Theology Center. At least one parent needs to be present. We will introduce the new coaching staff, go over team rules and expectations, complete any paperwork, dues structure, and answer any questions parents might have. If there is a conflict please contact Coach Meany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brother Rice Rugby team has partnered with local restaurant Porter Cullens Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3541 W. 99th Street, in Evergreen Park for a fundraiser on Monday, May 4, 2015. Download and bring this flyer to Porter Cullens at any time on May 4 for lunch or dinner and 10% of your sale will be donated to the rugby team. Proceeds from this event will help defray some of the costs associated with the upcoming National Championship trip to North Carolina.
The Varsity Rugby Program kicked off the dust to start the season, and put away the visiting Mt. Carmel Caravan 34-10. The B side also walked away with a convincing victory. The varsity try scorerers were Pikowski with 2, O’Malley, Alarcon and Miller. Pikowski went 1 for 4 with the kick conversions and Bastien went 2 for 4. And last Saturday the Frosh-Soph team were victorious over the Caravan.