| May 26, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Loyola will play in the Naperville Invitational next season.
The Ramblers, who return all but four players and will add one of the top freshman in the state next season, are a heavy favorite to be the preseason No. 1. .
Metea Valley, however, declined...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Todd Elkei had the magic touch at Crete-Monee and Homewood-Flossmoor. Now in his second season at Lockport, Elkei has the Porters on the verge of winning the school's first girls soccer conference title.
After knocking off Sandburg and Homewood-Flossmoor...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:40 PM
It's hard to believe that Lyons captured its first outright West Suburban Silver conference crown since 2000 Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over Oak Park.
When it comes to consistency, this program has been a model for the rest of Illinois. As they have in...
| May 7, 2012
| 8:36 PM
It's amazing the difference one player can make in high school girls soccer.
Just ask Young coach Spero Mandakas.
Since junior Mia Espino returned to the lineup at the halfway point this spring, the Dolphins are 7-2-1. The forward, who recorded 10 goals...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Which teams will be the last ones standing in the Class 2A and 3A playoffs?
In 2A, Lake Forest, Wheaton Academy and Benet are teams to watch.
As for 3A, Loyola, Naperville Central and Naperville North stood above most this season, but Plainfield North...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Each year around this time I receive an email from Cary-Grove assistant coach Andre Watson.
I got to know Watson during his time as an assistant coach at Lake Zurich back in the mid-2000s, when the Bears were one of the best girls soccer programs in...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:01 PM
If anyone questions how good the Loyola girls soccer program is after winning its second consecutive Pepsi Showdown championship and third title in four years Sunday, I have one piece of advice: It's time to get that head checked.
The Ramblers are...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Glenbrook South coach Seong Ha tried filling out a Pepsi Showdown bracket last week, then stopped.
"Outside of a couple first-round games, every single game is going to good," said Ha, whose team advanced to the title match in 2010. "This should really...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Hardly a day has gone by during the last seven months that a coach, former player, school official or parent hasn't asked me what happened to Lincoln-Way East coach Brian Papa last fall.
Following a 2-0 loss to Lincoln-Way Central on Sept. 27, Papa...