TriCounty The bare facts are these: the Notre Dame boys shelled Norridge Ridgewood 8-0 to collect the Class 2A title in the most lopsided state championship soccer match in IHSA history.
That led to the 26-1 Irish’s No. 4 national ranking in the final fall poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), behind only unbeaten teams from Cleveland, Ohio; Carmichael, Calif.; and Hyattsville, Md.
In fourth-year Notre Dame coach Mike Bare’s opinion, those are among the factors that make the 2010 Irish "the greatest sports team ever to come out of the Peoria area."
Since Bare’s declaration at an assembly in November at the high school, Irish senior forward Vince Cicciarelli has been named to the NSCAA’s 77-player all-America team.
The bare facts are these: the Notre Dame boys shelled Norridge Ridgewood 8-0 to collect the Class 2A title in the most lopsided state championship soccer match in IHSA history.
|1991-92 Richwoods Boy's Basketball Team|
Coached by Wayne Hammerton (GPSHOF class of 1996), the 1991-92 Richwoods Knights capped a 30-3 season with a runner-up finish to undefeated Maywood (Proviso East) at the University of Illinois (Champaign). On their journey to the championship game, Richwoods defeated Danville 67-53 at Peoria’s Carver Arena in the Super Sectional; Lincolnshire (Stevenson) 86-75 in the quarterfinals; and Rockford Boylan 47-46 in a semifinal thriller, before falling to defending champion Proviso East 42-31 in the championship game. Troy Taylor (Peoria Journal Star’s Class AA Player of the Year) received 1st Team All-Tournament honors and teammate, Sean Kimble was named to the 2nd Team. Kimble (48 points) was 2nd in tournament scoring for the 3 games in Champaign. Taylor was also selected to the Chicago Tribune All-State 3rdTeam.