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.
Overall Record: 24-3
ISL Place: 1st
History was made this fall as Latin's boys varsity won the first IHSA boys soccer State Championship in Latin School's 128-year history. The list of accomplishments is remarkable: ISL Championship (1st since 1999); IHSA Regional Champions (3rd in a row); IHSA Sectional Champions (3rd in a row); IHSA Super-Sectional Champions (1st ever); IHSA State Champions (1st ever); and the last three games of the State Tournament (Super-Sectional, State Semifinal, and State Final) were all won in double-overtime. Led by seniors Nathan Wiggin, Chase Taylor, Alden Sulger, John Schuler, Nick Rose, David MacCumber, Ian Lord, Connor Kaniewski, Matthew Herman, Kieran Bondy and Ike Baldwin, the legacy of this team will live forever in Latin sports history.
The JV team had an exciting season, ending with a 10-6-5 record. The best words to describe the JV team this season are "passion" and "determination." This group of players have developed a level of camaraderie, support and respect that was clearly visible on the field by both opponents and supporters.
After competing at the National Championships last spring (and placing 16th), the Latin Sailing Team graduated several seniors. This fall has been a rebuilding season for the young team but they qualified for Regionals and are looking forward to the spring championship season.
Six freshmen made history by competing in the first girls golf team season in the history of the school. In their first high school athlete experience, the "Fresh Six" went undefeated in regular season match play, earned a trip to the IHSA Sectional Tournament with a 2nd place finish at Regionals, and finished the season in 7th at the State Sectional Tournament.