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- Boys program please contact our coach - Mr. Jim Luzzi at
IHSA Elite Eight
IHSA Sweet Sixteen
IHSA Sectional Champions
IHSA Regional Champions
1981, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007
Chicago Catholic League Champions
1985, 1998, 2006 (Co-Champs), 2012 (Co-Champs)
The Saint Ignatius Wolfpack soccer program will instill the needed qualities of
faith, discipline, determination and commitment in each individual and focus those
qualities into a philosophy of selflessness and giving to the school community and
team in order to achieve excellence and build a foundation for lifelong success.
Saint Ignatius soccer is a Class 4A program that competes in the Chicago Catholic
League Blue Division.
Catch Exiting Wolfpack News at Chicagoland Soccer
Varsity head coach, Jim Luzzi, begins his 42nd season with the Wolfpack. Luzzi is
the founder of the Saint Ignatius boys soccer program and has amassed an overall
record of 465-404-92 to go along with a 186-137-32 Chicago Catholic League record.
Assisting at the varsity level is John Chandler who enters his 37th season overall
and 11th at the varsity level. Also assisting at the varsity level is Ryan Kearns.
Rob Stassen will be the Sophomore Head Coach and will be assisted by Kevin Rigney.
Matt Sparapani heads the freshmen team assisted by Jacob Longo.
Last Season Recap
The 2012 varsity soccer season was one for the record books. With a Chicago Catholic
League record of 6-1-0 and a season record of 20-4-1, the Wolfpack earned its fourth
CCL championship and set a school record for victories, besting the 18 wins set
by the 1982 team. The team won two tournaments during the season. Travelling to
Quincy to play in the Quincy Senior Blue Devil Classic, they defeated the host team
2-1 in the tournament final, a win that ended the home team's 40 home game undefeated
streak. Playing closer to home in the Lincoln Way Tournament, going 3-0 in pool
play set up a semi-final against previously undefeated Reavis which the Wolfpack
defeated 1-0. In the tournament final, the Wolfpack defeated highly regarded Sandburg
2-0. The rest of the season saw victories against highly regarded Oak Park-River
Forest (4-1), CCL rivals Br. Rice (2-0), Mt. Carmel (3-2) and Loyola Academy (5-1).
Entering the IHSA Regional Tournament with a 19-3-1 record, the Wolfpack defeated
neighborhood rival Whitney Young by a score of 5-0. The season ended with a Regional
Final loss to Hinsdale Central 3-2 in overtime.
The Junior Varsity won its own tournament, going 2-0 in pool to put it the championship
game against Maine South. The championship game ended in a 2-2 tie. The tournament
championship was decided on penalty kicks with the Wolfpack scoring a 6-5 victory.
The sophomore team started the season 2-4-0 only to go 11-1-3 the rest of the way
to finish 13-5-3 with a CCL record of 7-0-2 to earn 2nd place in the league. The
freshman team went 9-11-1 with a CCL record of 4-2- 0.