The crowd was large and loud for the annual US Girls Varsity Basketball and US Boys Varsity Basketball double-header at DePaul University's McGrath-Phillips Arena. The LS, MS and US were well represented in the crowd which made for a great high school basketball environment. The Girls toppled Chicago Hope Academy (59-53) in a very competitive game to start the evening and get the crowd amped up. The Boys had another close call with their rivals down the street as the second game of the evening went into overtime. Junior Alec Kotler scored a clutch three-point shot with 3 seconds to play in overtime to seal the game for the Romans 55-54. The crowd went wild and all the Romans went home with smiles on their faces. This is the 2nd time this season that the Romans have clipped the Colonels at the buzzer to win the game. Junior Charlie Moss hit a shot as the clock ran out to clinch the victory back in December. And we got it all on video, check it out!
Congratulations to the varsity girls volleyball team and coaches! The team received the prestigious Sportsmanship Award at the IHSA Finals. At each IHSA state finals, a committee consisting of Sportsmanship Advisory Committee members, IHSA staff members and other tournament personnel grade each participating school's coaches, players and fans based on a rubric developed by the Sportsmanship Advisory Committee. This is the first time Latin has earned this award in its long history of athletic accomplishments. Earning a "Do What's Right! State Final Sportsmanship Banner" is difficult and a huge honor. Combining both top results on the court (4th in state!) and recognition for honoring the game (state final sportsmanship banner!), our volleyball coaches have realized the ideal goal of high school sports.
Friday, January 27
2323 N. Sheffield Avenue
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Northside College Prep at 6 p.m.
Rising Romans will play at halftime
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Francis Parker at 7:30 p.m.
The Latin Band will be performing throughout the night. Spirit Shop gear will be sold at the arena.
Admission is free. Parking on campus is $7.25 (inform attendant that you are parking for the game)
Athletic Director and Head Boys and Girls Soccer Coach Tom Bower was named the 2016 NSCAA High School Boys' Private/Parochial School Regional Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Overall Record: 29-9-2
ISL Record/Place: 7-0/1st
Lead by seniors Caroline Riise, Sam Beck and Lorna Wilson, the team has a lot to be proud of this season: finished 1st at MICDS Invite; finished 4th at Latin Invite; ISL Champions; IHSA Regional Champions; IHSA Sectional Champions (first in school history); IHSA Super-Sectional Champions (first in school history). The team ended the season in the Final Four, placing 4th in the State.
Overall Record: 14-8
ISL Place: 1st
The Romans began their season strong with a seven-match winning streak, and won the ISL JV Tournament. The team ended their season with a win against Francis Parker, sealing their spot as ISL JV Champions.
The JVb team started off the season with an exciting three-set match win against Walther Christian and ended the season with a three-set match against Ogden. The girls discovered the importance of good communication, teamwork and fun – both on and off the court.
Overall Record: 8-12
ISL Record/Place: 5-1/1st
The varsity team had one of the finest years in school history. They finished with a 13-7 dual record and a 6-0 record in the ISL. All three of the doubles teams played in the championship finals at the ISL tournament, bringing a 1st place team finish and putting the Romans in 1st place overall. The girls also tied for 1st in the sectional tournament, sending first singles and first doubles teams to the State Tournament. Alessandra Bianco '18 took 2nd place in State and the doubles team of Maya Seymore '18 and Eleanor Ruscitti '17 took 6th place in State. Together, the three State players brought the team a 3rd place finish in the State Tournament.
The JV team won seven out of ten matches overall and won every ISL match this year. On top of the successful record, the team received a lot of compliments on how sportsmanlike they were throughout the year from other schools. The team is also very young, and all the girls have the potential to grow into outstanding tennis players over the next few years.
The team had a successful season, competing in three invitationals and eight dual meets. The Romans took 4th at the U-High invite, 2nd at the Latin Invite, and 4th at the Little Village Relay Invite. While the team was defeated by the much larger teams of Riverside-Brookfield, Jones and Whitney Young, Latin swimmers were able to defeat Solorio and Amundsen, all while turning in many season and lifetime best times. The team placed 7th out of 12 teams at the IHSA Sectional and nearly every single swim was a lifetime best.