Chicago Catholic League
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Another tremendous year of Catholic League achievements!
The Catholic League has long been one of the superior leagues in the state and this year has been no exception. The league produced 33 IHSA Regional Champions; 16 IHSA Sectional Champions; 2 IHSA Super-Sectional Champions and 3 State Champions, including the first-ever state champion in Boys Lacrosse! We also earned a 2nd place finish and two third place finishes downstate! The league has always and will continue to prepare it's athletes for IHSA competition and once again, our athletes come home with the hardware! Congratulations to all of our athletes and their accomplishments! Have a great summer! GO CCL!
Saint Ignatius takes 2nd place in 3A baseball!
Congratulations to the Wolfpack of Saint Ignatius on their historic run in baseball! The Wolfpack earned the schools very first Sectional and Super-Sectional titles and came home with their first state trophy. A historic season for the Wolfpack will be one that will never be forgotten and once again, the CCL had a representative during the final week of the IHSA season. Great job! Congratulations! GO CCL!
Wolfpack going down state!
For the first time in school history, the Saint Ignatius Wolfpack will be going downstate in Boys baseball. They claimed the school's first Sectional and Super-Sectional title and will be competing to earn the schools first state championship in boys baseball. The Wolfpack will play on Friday, June 8th at 12:00 pm at Joliet's Route 66 Stadium. The Wolfpack will take on Troy's Triad High School. Good luck Wolfpack - bring home some hardware! GO CCL!
Ramblers win inaugural IHSA Lacrosse state championship!
Congratulations to the Loyola Academy Ramblers for earning the first ever IHSA State Lacrosse championship! They defeated long-time rival New Trier 7-2 to go down in the record books as the state's first champion! Congratulations and way to represent the CCL!
Wolfpack, Crusaders & Ramblers earn Baseball Sectional Championship!
Congratulations to Saint Ignatius, Brother Rice and Loyola Academy on earning IHSA Sectional titles on Saturday. They are all one game away from earning a trip downstate.
The Wolfpack defeated Brooks 8-7 in the Class 3A Sectional title game hosted by Brooks. They will take on Coal City at 5:00 pm on Monday, 6/4. The game will take place at Standard Bank Stadium. Good luck Wolfpack!
Brother Rice defeated fellow Catholic League power Mount Carmel 7-2 to earn their title and will take on Plainfield North at 7:30 pm on Monday, 6/4. The game will also take place at Standard Bank Stadium. Go out and support the Catholic League by cheering on both Saint Ignatius and Brother Rice!
Loyola Academy defeated suburban neighborhood foe Evanston 9-3 to earn their trip to the Super-Sectional! The Ramblers will take on Huntley H.S. at 5:00 pm at Boomer Stadium in Schaumburg. Go Ramblers! LETS GO CCL!
Marmion Academy Cadets - Class 2A IHSA Track & Field Champions!
Congratulations to the Cadets of Marmion Academy for capturing the Class 2A Track & Field Championship! It came down to final few competitions and the Cadets managed to squeak it out and earn 44 total team points just edging out Mahomet by four points. Great job Cadets - the CCL is very proud of you guys!
St.Laurence also had a great showing as they finished 10th - their best finish in school history. Providence Catholic finished in 15th place giving the league 3 top 15 finishers in 2A. Great job to all! GO CCL!
CCL Baseball, once again, earn many Regional Championships!
The Catholic League is considered to be one of the best conferences in the state and our Baseball programs showed why, yet again. Last week, in 2A, DePaul Prep earned a Regional championship and this weekend many of our 3A & 4A schools came home with Regional titles as well. Congratulations to Saint Ignatius and Montini Catholic for their wins in their respective 3A Regional title games. In 4A we had Brother Rice, St. Laurence, Mount Carmel, St. Rita, Loyola Academy and Marmion Academy all come away with Regional titles. A total of nine CCL schools earned Regional Championships! Good luck to all of you as you head to Sectionals! GO CCL!
Mustangs, Ramblers, Crusaders and Wolfpack - advance to Sectional Finals
Congratulations to St. Rita, Loyola Academy, Brother Rice and Saint Ignatius on capturing volleyball Regional titles, but clearly they are not done yet. Each of the schools won their IHSA Sectional semi-final match and have advanced to the Sectional finals. The CCL would like to wish them well on Tuesday, as they hope to advance to State! GO CCL!
CCL Volleyball Champions announced!
The Catholic volleyball season has come to an end. Another very competitive season took place and the league would like to congratulate Brother Rice for winning the Blue division, Saint Ignatius for winning the White and Montini Catholic for winning the Green division! Great job to all our volleyball playing schools and best of luck at Regionals!
Baseball regular season champs crowned!
Congratulations to the St. Laurence Vikings on winning the the Chicago Catholic League Blue division title outright with a division record of 10-4. In the Green division - both Montini Catholic & Fenwick captured the title with 10-4 records respectively. Great job to all our CCL Baseball programs and best of luck in the IHSA Playoffs! GO CCL!
Senior, Alek Thomas, from Mount Carmel was awarded with the prestigious Lawless Award recognizing him as the best baseball player in the CCL. St. Laurence coach, Pete Lotus, was also the recipient of the Lawless Award as the coach of the year in the Catholic League.
The Most Outstanding player award was given to Matt McCormick from St. Laurence in the Blue and from the Green division it was given to Jack Grace from Fenwick. Congratulations to our award recipients. Great job!
Four CCL Schools capture IHSA Sectional Track & Field titles!
Congratulations to the following four CCL schools for capturing IHSA Sectional Track & Field Championships! The Leo Lions captured the Sectional title in 1A and then De La Salle, St. Laurence and Marmion Academy all captured titles in 2A. Great job to the Lions, Meteors, Vikings, and Cadets. Good luck downstate!
Vikings & Ramblers Track & Field co-champions!
On a cool and overcast day the Chicago Catholic League hosted its annual championship meet and it was a very competitive and exciting meet. For the first time in school history, St. Laurence has won the Catholic League Track & Field championships. The Vikings scored 122 points to secure their first championship.
Co-Champs Loyola Academy also scored 122 points and came away with another Track & Field title - their fifth consecutive title. Coming in third place was Marmion Academy with 99 points and Providence Catholic came in fourth place with 71 points. Congratulations to all of our track & field athletes on a great championship. The league wishes you well as you compete at Sectionals! GO CCL!