Marmion Soccer Recap


Head Coach: Jimmy Romano


– 7-12-1

– 4-2 in Chicago Catholic League play

Captains: Luke Salamon, Matt Lagman, and James Serrano

Seniors: Luke Salamon, Robert Quintana, Matt Lagman, and Johan Muscutt

Main Contributors: James Serrano (16 goals, All Conference, All Area, All Regional honorable mention), Ian Swindle (All Conference), Luke Solomon, Matt Lagman, Johan Muscutt, and Aidan Reynolds

Notable Results:

– 3rd Place in Regional

– 2nd in CCL

– 4th Place in Barrington Invite

– Tied St. Charles North who finished 3rd in state

– Won playoff game vs Burlington Central

– Won last 3 conference games

Season Summary:

At the start of the season, most local reporters and high school coaches figured that Marmion’s soccer program would have a tough season. Losing their coach and five varsity starters from the previous season, Marmion was expected to end up near the cellar of the CCL. Still the team believed in themselves from the very start.

“It started in summer with everyone working hard. The team saw our schedule and the teams we were expected to play from the first game and knew it would be tough,” said Luke Salamon. “This effort can be seen through the win streaks we pulled off towards the end of the season, especially in conference.”

Each athlete worked hard each and every practice to earn their right to start and get minutes. Some players played the whole game, while others saw little to no time; however, the team’s competitive nature led to higher work rates on the field and now into the off season.

Although their final record was underwhelming, Coach Jimmy Romano sees a light at the end of the tunnel.

“We played a very strong schedule with 7 of our opponents being ranked top 15 in the state.  We had a very young squad that lacked varsity experience, and we went through many growing pains as a team throughout the season.  There were many close games we lost, and quite a few of the scores weren’t indicative of how we played.  It’s a young talented group that learned and grew throughout the season.”

The team returns with 18 varsity players including a few powerhouses such as TJ Laurich, Ian Swindle, and James Serrano. Expect to see a vast improvement in not only the record, but also the reputation of the Marmion soccer program.