Chicago Catholic League
Another tremendous year for the Catholic League!
The 2015-16 school year, once again, proved to be a successful one for the Chicago Catholic League. CCL schools earned 36 IHSA Regional Championships, 17 IHSA Sectional Championships, 7 Super-Sectional Championships and four state titles with three 2nd place finishes, 1 third place finish and four 4th place finishes.
Bishop McNamara and legendary coach Zich Zinnani captured another state championship for the Fighting Irish. Montini Catholic also captured a football title and the Ramblers of Loyola Academy capped off a superb season with a state title.
Wrestling had a great season with three schools (Montini, Marmion & Providence) all qualifying to get down state. Providence Catholic captured their third consecutive baseball title and in the process became the only school in the IHSA to do so. Leo, Hales Franciscan and St. Joseph earned trips down state for basketball.
All in all, 18 of the 20 CCL schools won either a Regional or Sectional Championship. This is a tremendous accomplishment. The tough competition that our athletes face during conference play clearly prepares our schools for IHSA competition.
This was another excellent year for our schools and our conference. We congratulate all of our coaches and athletes for a great year!
Providence Catholic wins Baseball state title for 3rd consecutive year!
For the third straight year the Celtics of Providence Catholic have won the Class 4A IHSA state baseball title. If winning another state title wasn't enough the Celtics have done so in record fashion. The Celtics have won 21 straight IHSA games and three straight titles. No other school in IHSA history has won three baseball titles in three consecutive years. The Celtics are 71-34 in the past three years for a winning percentage of .676. Congratulations to Coach Smith and his boys for this amazing accomplishment! The CCL is very proud!
Thank you Seniors!
The Chicago Catholic League would like to thank all of its graduating seniors! You are about to embark on the next chapter of your lives. May the foundation you have set for yourself over the past four years be the cornerstone of your future successes.
You are all now part of a special fraternity of men who competed in the Catholic League; therefore, remember to always be ambassadors of this great league.
Enjoy your summer!
The Chicago Catholic League would like to wish all of our families, friends, alums, fans and students a safe and relaxing summer!
Keep working hard over the summer!
Many of our athletes will be spending a lot of time working to get better over the summer. This dedication to your school and program is what makes our schools and conference so competitive and great. We applaud your efforts!
2016 Hall of Fame celebration - a great success!
The 2016 Hall of Fame class was honored on Thursday, May 5 and it was a spectacular evening. The speeches delivered by our inductees were nothing short of inspiring! A great group of men who represented their families, Alma mater's and our beloved Catholic League with great integrity, passion and pride. Congratulations, once again, to all of our inductees!
Chicago Catholic League announces plans for expansion!
The member schools of the Chicago Catholic League (CCL), rich in history, steeped in tradition, and committed to the promotion of fair, formidable competition are proud to announce plans to expand school membership in this elite conference beginning in the 2017-2018 school term.
Please see the link below for more details...