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Top 10 Servite Rivalries of All Time

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Notre Dame (SO)

First Meeting: 

2007

Last Meeting: 

2019

Total Games:

3

Series:

1-2-0

JW North

First Meeting: 

2019

Last Meeting: 

2019

Total Games:

1

Series:

1-0-0

Non-rival

Villa Park

First Meeting: 

1994

Last Meeting: 

2019

Total Games:

6

Series:

5-1-0

#4

St. John Bosco

First Meeting: 

1965

Last Meeting: 

2022

Coming in at #4 is St. John Bosco. Although St. John Bosco joined the Angelus league in 1966, they only lasted two years in the league and by 1968, they had left. Bosco joined again after the departure of St. Paul, but again, was only in the league for two years when, in 1992, the Angelus league was completely disbanded. When the Serra league was founded in 1999, Bosco was one the teams to join and stayed in the Serra league until it folded in 2005. But in 2006 the Trinity league was founded and Bosco was a founding member of that league as well so Bosco and Servite have played each other of 22 years straight and a total of 31 years.

Total Games:

31

Series:

16-18-0

Coming in at #4 is St. John Bosco. Although St. John Bosco joined the Angelus league in 1966, they only lasted two years in the league and by 1968, they had left. Bosco joined again after the departure of St. Paul, but again, was only in the league for two years when, in 1992, the Angelus league was completely disbanded. When the Serra league was founded in 1999, Bosco was one the teams to join and stayed in the Serra league until it folded in 2005. But in 2006 the Trinity league was founded and Bosco was a founding member of that league as well so Bosco and Servite have played each other of 22 years straight and a total of 31 years.

#1

Mater Dei

First Meeting: 

1961

Last Meeting: 

2022

It goes without saying that Mater Dei is Servite’s top rival. Servite has played Mater Dei more than any other team; 60 times. They have played each other every year since 1961. Mater Dei owns the rivalry with a 41-17 advantage. This sounds like a one-sided rivalry but there was a time when Servite dominated it. From 1972 to 1988, Servite had the advantage by 13-4 record. Servite actually had a six-year run from 1972-1976. Servite had a short stint from 2009-2011 with a 3-0-0 record. But Mater Dei owned Servite from 1961-1971 with a 9-1-1 record, and again from 1989-2008 with a 19-1-0 record, which was huge, and again, finally from 2012-2020 with a 9-0-0 record.

Total Games:

63

Series:

17-44-2

It goes without saying that Mater Dei is Servite’s top rival. Servite has played Mater Dei more than any other team; 60 times. They have played each other every year since 1961. Mater Dei owns the rivalry with a 41-17 advantage. This sounds like a one-sided rivalry but there was a time when Servite dominated it. From 1972 to 1988, Servite had the advantage by 13-4 record. Servite actually had a six-year run from 1972-1976. Servite had a short stint from 2009-2011 with a 3-0-0 record. But Mater Dei owned Servite from 1961-1971 with a 9-1-1 record, and again from 1989-2008 with a 19-1-0 record, which was huge, and again, finally from 2012-2020 with a 9-0-0 record.

#8

Pius X

First Meeting: 

1968

Last Meeting: 

1985

Now referred to as St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy, Pius X was a coed, Catholic high school and was part of the old Angelus league, from 1968 to 1979 and then again from 1982-1985. Here is another team that breaks my heart with how they have fallen. Although they did not win many Angelus league titles, they were always the wild card team that even the bluebloods needed to be aware of. In 1995, Pius X merged with an all-girls school, St. Matthias, to form a co-ed catholic school called St. Pius X – St. Matthias.

Total Games:

17

Series:

13-4-0

Now referred to as St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy, Pius X was a coed, Catholic high school and was part of the old Angelus league, from 1968 to 1979 and then again from 1982-1985. Here is another team that breaks my heart with how they have fallen. Although they did not win many Angelus league titles, they were always the wild card team that even the bluebloods needed to be aware of. In 1995, Pius X merged with an all-girls school, St. Matthias, to form a co-ed catholic school called St. Pius X – St. Matthias.

Honorable Mention

Bishop Alemany

First Meeting: 

1971

Last Meeting: 

2013

Servite has played Alemany 11 times. Servite leads the series 10-1-0. They first met in 1971 and their most recent game was in 2013, which let to Servite’s only loss in the series. Although they are both private, Catholic schools, they have never been in the same league.

Total Games:

11

Series:

10-1-0

Servite has played Alemany 11 times. Servite leads the series 10-1-0. They first met in 1971 and their most recent game was in 2013, which let to Servite’s only loss in the series. Although they are both private, Catholic schools, they have never been in the same league.

#9

Orange Lutheran

First Meeting: 

2001

Last Meeting: 

2022

Orange Lutheran is a fairly new rivalry, comparatively speaking. But what makes things difficult is that my daughter went to Orange Lutheran. The schools have played a total of 18 times, with 15 consecutive games within the Trinity league. Servite leads the series 14-4.

Total Games:

19

Series:

14-5-0

Orange Lutheran is a fairly new rivalry, comparatively speaking. But what makes things difficult is that my daughter went to Orange Lutheran. The schools have played a total of 18 times, with 15 consecutive games within the Trinity league. Servite leads the series 14-4.

Cajon

First Meeting: 

2019

Last Meeting: 

2019

Total Games:

1

Series:

1-0-0

Honorable Mention

Crespi

First Meeting: 

1961

Last Meeting: 

2010

Servite and Crespi have only played each other ten times, with the series split at 5-5. They first met in 1961 and last played in 2010. It was once said that Crespi and Servite were originally designed by the same architect, and thus, in the early days, had the same floor plan. Whether that is true or not, both schools are very similar. Both schools are Catholic, all boy schools. Both schools are run by religious orders. Servite by the Servites, (Order of Servants of Mary), and Crespi, by the Carmelites, (Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel). Servite was established in 1958 and Crespi in 1959.

Total Games:

10

Series:

5-5-0

Servite and Crespi have only played each other ten times, with the series split at 5-5. They first met in 1961 and last played in 2010. It was once said that Crespi and Servite were originally designed by the same architect, and thus, in the early days, had the same floor plan. Whether that is true or not, both schools are very similar. Both schools are Catholic, all boy schools. Both schools are run by religious orders. Servite by the Servites, (Order of Servants of Mary), and Crespi, by the Carmelites, (Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel). Servite was established in 1958 and Crespi in 1959.

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