Your Cathedral Fighting Irish took to the road for a 5-3 win at Detroit Country Day School. Josh Wesseling opened the scoring for the Irish and netted again later in the game. Chris Kiki slotted home his 3rd goal of the day from a beautiful pass from Andrew Berry. It was Kiki’s first hattrick of the season. The win was particularly meaningful to Coach Russell, who is a 1990 DCDS graduate. In attendance were legendary DCDS coaches Bartoshuk and Bukari. Next up for the Irish is Covenant Christian on Tuesday at home.
Your Cathedral Fighting Irish were scheduled to take on Lafayette Harrison on Thursday but it was canceled due to inclement weather at Lawrence Park. Please be on the look-out for a makeup date later this season. The Irish travel to Detroit Country Day School on Saturday.
Your Cathedral Fighting Irish dominated cross-town rival and #17 - 2A, Bishop Chatard, for a 4-0 win in our season home opener. Josh Wesseling opened the scoring in the 1st half with a bomb from just outside the 18 yard box. Chris Kiki followed with a goal just before halftime. The Irish continued their domination in the 2nd half with another goal from Josh Wesseling. Freshman Xander Keys also notched his first goal for the Irish – Congratulations Xander! Next up for the Irish is a visit from Layfette Harrison on Thursday.
Your Cathedral Fighting Irish took to the road against #14 – 3A, Ft. Wayne Carroll on Saturday. The boys battled to a scoreless tie, 0-0. The game included numerous scoring chances for the Irish, including finding 2 side posts and 1 crossbar on shots. Credit Jack Lefebvre for a PK save on the Chargers midway through the 2nd half. Next up for the Irish is our home opener on Tuesday with a visit from #17- 2A Bishop Chatard.
Your Cathedral Fighting Irish lost a tough game at Brownsburg 2-1 on Wednesday. The Irish tied the game early in the second half on a goal from Josh Wesseling only to concede later in the half on a good Brownsburg counterattack. The Irish are back in action on Saturday at #14 - 3A, Ft. Wayne Carroll.
The Cathedral Fighting Irish opened their season with a road win at Cardinal Ritter 8-0 on Saturday. The Irish next play on Wednesday night at Brownsburg at 7:00 pm.
The Irish goals came from seniors Luke Hern and Will Baker, juniors Cayler Johnson (2), Josh Wesseling (2) and sophomore Kenyan "Belachew" Neal (2). Junior goalie Jack Lefebvre had two saves for the shut-out win.
The game marked the start of Bashir Birany's last season at Cardinal Ritter. The Irish want to wish Coach Birany success and congratulate him...
The season was far from easy.
And it wasn’t nearly as long as would have been ideal.
But Joel Russell said none of that kept 2020 Cathedral High School boys soccer from being very successful – and the season absolutely held key lessons and memorable moments.
“Individually we didn’t have that All-Star, All-America player,” Russell said. “But collectively, we had a really good team. When you added parts together, the sum of the parts was greater than individual.
“That’s what I was hoping for.&rdqu...
We are pleased to announce Joel Russell is Cathedral High School’s new Head Boys Soccer Coach. Joel is no stranger to the program. A life-long soccer enthusiast and learner, Joel has been the Assistant Head Boys Soccer Coach at Cathedral since 2017. During his tenure, Joel’s teams have experienced success winning the City and Sectional championships every year, advancing to the Regional final in 2018.
Off the field, Joel worked with parents and administrators to implement new policies and procedures into the soccer program, notably t...
Whitey Kapsalis continues to like Cathedral High School boy’s soccer’s direction.
That remains a focus for the third-year head coach, and it was a priority throughout a 2019 season in which the team overcame early obstacles for a strong finish.
The Irish’s ’19 season was in no way easy.
But a strong finish has Kapsalis increasingly optimistic about what he considers a bright future.
“We got it together and got rolling,” Kapsalis said.
The Irish had a season with what Kapsalis called a few “speed bu...
Congratulations to our boys and girls soccer teams on winning their city tournaments.
The girls team defeated Chatard 1-0 in overtime. Katherine Morris scored the winning goal in the first overtime period.
The boys team defeated Cardinal Ritter 2-1 with Nicholas Victor scoring both goals for the Irish!
This was one Whitey Kapsalis didn’t want to end.
“I’m sad,” Kapsalis said shortly after the 2018 Cathedral High School boys soccer season.
Kapsalis, in his second season as the Irish’s coach, said the reason was simple: The 2018 team was special – not just on the field but off it.
The Irish finished ’18 as one of the final eight teams playing in Class 3A, continuing to build a strong foundation by finishing 13-5-1 and winning the City Championship – and also winning a second consecutive sectional c...
The Boys Soccer team capped a wonderful celebration of their 15 seniors, with a 2-0 victory over Roncalli on Senior Night, Tuesday evening. The energy from the group of seniors carried over from the pre-game ceremony onto the playing field as the Irish got on the board early. Coledon Johnson drew a penalty kick in the first minute, which Sean Callaghan calmly buried into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Just minutes later, Nick Mourouzis finished a cross into the net for the insurance goal and final tally in the 2-0 win. The Ir...
The Boys Soccer team battled at Noblesville, only to come out on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat. After a fairly even 1st half, the Irish controlled play for most of the 2nd half, creating multiple scoring opportunities. Coledon Johnson hit the crossbar and Jacob Schneider, Cathedrals' best offensive weapon on the evening, hit the post and was robbed by the Noblesville goalkeeper by 2 separate spectacular saves. In the end, Noblesville's goal in the 60th minute held up as Cathedral just couldn't find a way to put the ball in t...
On Tuesday night, the Boys Soccer Team visited Guerin in a much anticipated game between two strong programs. The Irish came into the game not having conceded a goal in over 200 minutes of action, and the defense/goalkeeping would be the strength of this victory as well. Newly-called-up Sophomore Reid Brenton scored the game-winner in the 60th minute, on an assist from Coledon Johnson and it was enough to secure the 1-0 victory for the Irish!! The boys allowed Guerin very few chances and Nik Kolosso registered his 3rd consecutive shutou...
The Irish Boys lost a tough game 1-0 at Zionsville on a goal with 28 seconds left in regulation time. After a hard-fought battle, with quality chances for both sides, Zionsville capitalized on a loose ball in front of the net and buried it to secure the victory. The Irish came out strong in the first half, creating two great scoring opportunities, first from Matt Welch on a deflected ball from 12 yards out that sailed just wide of the net, and the 2nd on a late chance from Coledon Johnson that the Zionsville Keeper was able to save. A couple ...