North Park Alumnus Coaches Suburban Soccer Team to State Championship
BARRINGTON, IL (December 6, 2007) – It's been a banner season for the Barrington Broncos and their coach Scott Steib C'93. Not only did the high-school soccer team have an overall team record of 25 wins and two losses, but they set new records for the most wins in a season (25), the fewest goals allowed in a season (17), and the most shut-outs, totaling 16.
During the season the Broncos were co-champions of the Great Midwest Classic Tournament, and also won the Mid-Suburban League – West Division with an 11-0 record in conference matches. In the Illinois High School Association playoffs, they won their way to the regional, sectional, super-sectional, and, eventually, the state championship. The state championship win is especially important to the team and their coach, as it is the first state title for the Barrington Broncos in the school's history.
Coach Steib, who played on the soccer team at North Park University—he was "Athlete of the Year" for the 1992-1993 season and a CCIW All-Conference player for 1990, 1991, and 1992—has been coaching at Barrington High School for the last eight years. He speaks with great excitement about his team’s road to the title and their ultimate defeat of the number one-ranked Neuqua Valley High School (Naperville, Ill.). "This match was the longest state championship game ever played. It was an incredible end to a wonderful season!"