The Academy wishes its friends and benefactors a Blessed Easter! Lent ended most beautifully here on campus with the observance of the Sacred Triduum. These holy services were celebrated in their fullness along with the offices of Tenebrae. A few glimpses of these great ceremonies appear below. We pray that the peace of Christ be with you and our school, now and throughout the Paschal Season.
On the Feast of St. Joseph, the Lions enjoyed a great rugby day against the Chicago-area Neuqua Valley Wildcats in the second annual Rugby Illinois North-South Cup. The Varsity Lions kept the cup home, defeating the Wildcats 38-17. The match was hard-fought, but the unrelenting Lions offense outmatched their opponents with three tries scored by junior outside center Richard Mailand, and a try each scored by junior scrum half Sean Fitzpatrick, senior flanker Ryan Gallagher, and senior winger John Wernowsky. Fullback Matthew Fonte converted four of the six tries. The Junior Varsity and Developmental squads played tough matches as well, but suffered disappointing defeats by the Wildcats with a JV score of 17-29 (tries scored by John Borrello, Egan Quain, and Eddie Jemison, one converted by James Roth) and a Developmental score of 14-32 (tries scored by Bryan Romero and Jay Janis and converted by Luke Spencer).