One of the ideas being bandied about by the Loyola Gridiron Vanguard is putting together an all-time Loyola football team. It certainly would be a fun undertaking. From the Callanan brothers' grid exploits of the '30s, to Al Pollard's stardom as the "Loyola Express" in the '40s, to Steve Grady and Mike Bergdahl's single wing stardom in the '60s, from Freddie Brown's incredible rushing feats in the '70s, to Brendan McCracken's All-American play in the '80s, to Drew Casani's jarring hits and Antoine Harris's two-way dominance in the '90s, to the superlative play of Matt Ware and Henry Burge in the 2000s, the all time Cub football squad would likely have to go at least five players deep at every position. Indeed a challenging exercise, but one that generations of former Loyola grid warriors would enjoy debating immensely.
Please register today for the Loyola gridiron Vanguard's Second Annual Dinner Meeting and Cocktail reception on March 28. See the link below.
Loyola lacrosse dominant in 16-3 win over number eight-ranked Oak Park
On Thursday at Bob Smith Field Loyola's US Lacrosse L.A. Region number one-ranked Cubs executed to near perfection once again in a 16-3 victory over eighth-ranked Oak Park. See the link below for the story on the match. On Saturday Loyola will host Foothill of Tustin, a longtime nemesis of the Cubs, at Smith Field at noon. Foothill crushed Orange county power St. Margaret's 9-1, while Loyola beat St. Margaret's 7-5 in its season opener. The match is an early season showdown between two area LAX Goliaths. Foothill entered the week ranked number two in the Orange County coaches poll.
Seventh Cub senior makes college football commitment
Loyola senior wide receiver/defensive back JACK WEBSTER has accepted an invitation from USC as an invited walk-on. Webster had an outstanding senior campaign for the Cubs last fall and will join three former Loyola standouts CHRIS BROWN, REUBEN PETERS and CHRISTIAN RECTOR at Troy.
Former Loyola All-CIF safety re-signs with NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Free agent CHRIS CONTE '07, an All-CIF Div. I safety who started on Loyola's 2005 CIF Southern Section Division I championship team, and starred at Cal before starting for the Chicago Bears for four years, has signed a two year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for whom he started in the secondary in 2015 and 2016. See the link below.
Keeping tabs on Cub grads
Former Loyola baseball pitcher/outfielder QUINN BRODEY is having a banner junior baseball season at Stanford '14 as a starting outfielder for the Cardinal. He is batting .327 and has two walk-off game winning hits in recent Stanford victories. Brodey earned All-Pac-12 Conference honors last season and his MLB draft stock is rising rapidly.