Illinois’ Best High School For Sports
This list of the best high school athletic programs in the country, by stadiumtalk.com, found this all boys catholic school the best in Illinois.
To put this list together, Stadium Talk used the following criteria:
State and National championships (this was the biggest factor considered)
Collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes produced
One school in Illinois came out (very) on top.
The best Illinois high school athletic program is at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. The roman catholic all boys school is nearly 120 years old.
This school has some serious sports swagger.
Mount Carmel Football team has won 12 state championships. And, sent Donovan McNabb and Simeon Rice to the NFL.
Mount Carmel Hockey team won5 state titles. And, sent Chris Chelios to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Mount Carmel Baseball and Basketball teams each won a championship and produced Denny McLain and Antoine Walker, respectively.
Mount Carmel High School alumni have won sports championships in all of the major sports: the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup, the World Series and the NBA championship.
Looks like a great night for some high school football. Cue the marching band.