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Brother Rice was among the first schools to embrace soccer when it became a Catholic League sanctioned sport in 1967.

Under Coach Nick Markulin, a former member of Croatia’s National team, the Crusaders have won 18 regional championships, eight sectional titles and five supersectionals, with two fourthplace finishes in the state tournament and only one losing season in school history.

Billy Savarino, a 1993 Brother Rice graduate and a future Notre Dame star, held the IHSA record for goals scored with 159 until Carlos Posada of Crete Monee eclipsed him in 2011.

Robert Meschbach, a future Indiana AllAmerican and professional player, scored 105 goals in just two seasons at Gordon Tech, including a the national record 71 in 1976, his senior year.

Fenwick (nine regional, four sectional titles) and St. Ignatius (seven regional, two sectional titles) have also been among the Catholic League’s leaders in soccer.
Jim Luzzi has been St. Ignatius’ coach for more than 40 years, collecting more than 400 victories.

No CCL team has ever won a state soccer championship.

Providence was runnerup to Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin in Class A in 2002.

St. Ignatius placed second in the 2013 IHSA 2A Tournament losing to Washington (Chicago) 2-1 in a thrilling double-overtime match.

Brad Guzan, goalkeeper for that Celtics team, played collegiately at South Carolina before turning pro. Guzan was the starting goalkeeper for the United States Olympic team in 2008 and has played professionally at soccer’s highest level, in the English Premier League.

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