Sunday, July 23, 2017

One of the most dynamic high school soccer programs in the country: WHY LVS?

Why Nolan Catholic Women’s Soccer?
No one does it better then LVS. The program is one of the most professional high school soccer programs in the country, from pre-season media days, pre-game/in-game/post-game video packages, to #lvsLIVE productions of every home game, an amazing stadium setting, great fans #lvsFFL, traveling to California each year to take on the best competition possible, hosting the nations #1 high school college showcase (NEPS), and can't forget to mention a record setting State Final Four appearances gaining 4-State Championships.  

Preview Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer CLICK HERE

By the Numbers…
550+ wins since 1983
4 State Championships
15 State Runner-Ups
29 Regional Championships/Final Four Appearances 

With local, regional, and national respect the LVS Experience is like no other. The expectations of the student-athletes at Nolan Catholic are extremely high, not because the standards are high, but because the individuals have a true competitive spirit. 

"The athletic department at Nolan Catholic is about progress and growth. We want to get better every day and in the end our players become better people on and off the field.” – Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald

For more information on the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program Follow Us @nolansoccer on Twitter and Instagram as well as @nolanLVS on SnapChat


Saturday, June 3, 2017

LVS18 Team Camp; Be apart of one of most dynamic programs in country

What to be apart of one of the most dynamic high school programs in the country?  Here is your chance….

LVS18 Team Camp
July 20th-22nd 
Doskocil Stadium (Nolan Catholic High School)
Current Players & Rising 8th/9th Graders

CLICK HERE to Register

Monday, May 29, 2017


The following is a breakdown of what is expected out of student-athletes that plan on trying out for LVS for the 2017-2018 season.



We understand you may not be able to make everything but you must make the majority of the summer plans.  There will be fitness expectations in order to make the team next year so summer training and conditioning is very important to have an opportunity to be a part of LVS18.

See below more expectations...

Complete physical ON June 1st (needs to be dated June 1st or after not before)
*Cannot participate in any summer activity without turning in your physicals.
*Will count as physical for the 17-18 season
*Please try and do the physicals from Dr. Dolce as they benefit the Athletic Department.
*Cost $25/ walk ins welcome

June 1st (Thurs)       3pm-6pm                   Arena
June 2nd (Fri)           4pm-9pm                  Nurses Office
June 3rd (Sat)            9am-11am                Arena
June 3rd (Sat)            1pm-3pm                   Nurses office

Dr. Dolce and several other associates will be providing physicals on June 1st and 3rd in the arena. (Proceeds benefit athletics)

Dr. Axthelm is giving the physicals on June 2nd & 3rd in the nurse’s office.  Email Mandy Warren,  for appointments or questions.  (Proceeds benefit fine arts)

All incoming freshman are expected to sign-up for the Summer Conditioning Program as well as the June Soccer Camp and July Team Camp.

Current LVSers…
Work June Summer Camp (Training after camp)
Weekly Training
Sign Up for Summer Conditioning at least twice a week *If you can’t go to the SC sessions on the calendar then go to other sessions during the week.
Attend July Team Camp
Team Retreat (July or August)

Selection Process for LVS18…
Summer Conditioning & Training
Team Camp 
H-Period Training   
Try-Out Week
Fitness Testing (Varsity ONLY)

Contact Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald with any questions at 817-917-1491 or

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

VSPYS this Sunday; LVS receives 14 Nominees

The Lady Vikings Soccer Program held their annual end of season banquet in April to recognize their tremendous season but one more special night remains.  The Inaugural Vikings Sports Performances of the Year Awards Show debuts this Sunday Night better known as the VSPYS.  The entire athletic department, all the teams, players, parents, coaches, administrators, and supporters will be in attendance.  The goal of the VSPYS in its first year, will be for it to be the most anticipated night of the year for the athletes.  It is a time where the Nolan Catholic athletic community can get together to celebrate the accomplishments and moments on and off the field.

"I have seen some amazing Nolan Catholic end of the year sports banquets and some not so good ones but this year we plan to knock it out of the park.  All the players in this school deserve this, it needs to be a special night and we want people to want to be there."  LVS Head Coach/VSPY Nominee Jay Fitzgerald

Nominations have been presented to the athletes of all the teams this week and the Lady Vikings Soccer Program has been nominated for a total of 14 VSPYS including Best Team, Best Game, and Best Coach.

"It was really cool to be nominated this year.  I had so much fun with this team and can't wait to see what everyone wins!"  VSPY Nominee Hannah Allred

It all starts with the athlete arrival where athletes, teams, and coaches will walk the "Blue Carpet" at 5:15pm.  Seating begins at 6:00pm and the show starts at 6:15pm.

"I am really excited to have been nominated for a VSPY this year!  I worked really hard this season and looks like it is now paying off.  Best of luck to all the other nominees as well."  VSPY Nominee Megan Bettinger

"I am so honored to be able to present at the VSPYS for all these great athletes!  They worked so hard and I can't wait to see the outcome! Go Vikes!!" VSPY Presenter Maddie Caffey

Naturally the biggest plays, most unexpected upsets and record-breaking performances are celebrated.  The VSPYS will not just celebrate sports achievements, it honors the competitive spirit as well as instances of strength and determination that go beyond sports, the fans that make the place shake, the volunteers that work behind the scenes, and lets not forget the moments in the community that represent us all with the utmost character and pride.

"It is an honor to be involved with such an amazing program like LVS and an honor to be able to show our appreciation through this awards ceremony to all the other wonderful programs." VSPY Presenter Deborah Cottrell

"I'm really excited to be nominated in three different awards.  I'm excited to not only be able to experience the first annual VSPYS but to be included in it.  Thank you for the nominations and I cannot wait to see what happens."  VSPY & Don Thompson Nominee Kate Kleiser

"I'm not special for coming back from an injury, but it allowed ma a chance to comeback stronger and has made a huge difference in my career as a soccer player.  So I am extremely grateful for a nomination for the best comeback player."  VSPY Nominee Emily Keoughan

See all the LVS VSPY Nominees here...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Inaugural VSPY Awards; Sunday, May 7th

The VSPYS are Nolan Catholic’s version of the ESPYS where student-athletes & supporters are recognized for their superior performance both on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

For more than 50 years, Nolan Catholic has honored outstanding achievements by athletes, teams, coaches, administrators, and supporters.  Our sports legacy runs deep. 

The most anticipated night in athletics is born as today’s standouts grab a piece of our school’s rich sports history and share it with yesterday’s stars.

The Viking Sports Performances of the Year Awards. 

The event is a FORMAL dress, stage production honoring the greats of Nolan Catholic athletics. 

Hosted in the Harnett Arena at Nolan Catholic High School, this will be one of the best nights of the year for athletes, fans, partners, and community supporters.

It is time to celebrate & honor our rich, winning tradition.  ALL teams (freshman thru varsity), managers, fans, and parents are expected to attend this inaugural event.  You will NOT be disappointed.

Athletes and Coaches arrive to walk the Blue Carpet where they will be interviewed and photographed kicking off this spectacular evening.  It is the only night when athletes put away their uniforms and dazzle us with their gowns and tailored suits.  This unique, end of the year celebration has it all.

Be there as the Nolan Catholic community recaps the year's most memorable moments in sports with our amazing community who made them happen.  Naturally, the biggest plays, most unexpected upsets and record-breakin performances are celebrated.  The VSPYS don't just celebrate sports achievements it honors the competitive spirit as well as instances of strength and determination tha go beyond sports, the fans that make the place shake, the volunteers that wor behind the scenes, and lets not forget the moments in the community that represent us all with the utmost character and pride.

You don’t want to miss this unforgettable show. RSVP NOW through your team representative.  *Nominated athletes, teams, and coaches will receive invitations.

VSPY Promo Video CLICK HERE presented by JATO Media

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

LVS17 Post-Season Banquet & VSPYs

The LVS17 Post Season Banquet will be on Sunday, April 9th at Joe T Garcia's from 6:00pm-10pm with arrivals and pictures at 5:30pm.

Also the athletic department will be hosting the Inaugural VSPY Awards on Sunday, May 7th honoring outstanding athletic achievements and performances during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The sports legacy at Nolan Catholic runs deep and for more than 50 years, has honored outstanding achievements by athletes, teams, coaches, administrators, and supporters, as today’s standouts grab a piece of our school’s rich sports history and share it with yesterday’s stars.

This year, the Nolan Catholic Athletic Department and the Viking Club will birth the Vikings Sports Performance of the Year Awards. The event will be a sit down affair, honoring the greats of Nolan Catholic sports.

The event is stage production hosted at the Harnett Arena at Nolan Catholic High School and will be one of the best nights of the year in Nolan Catholic Athletics for athletes, fans, partners, and community supporters.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

29-Time TAPPS Regional Champions; Final Four bound

With a 1-0 double overtime win the Lady Vikings win their 15th game and are crowned TAPPS Regional Champions earning their 29th trip to the TAPPS Final Four, more then any other team in the history of the league.  The match started strong with the Lady Vikings putting a ton of pressure on the Lady Cardinals who they had beaten earlier in the season 2-0 and 3-0.  Rattling off some good shot attempts and several corners in the first half of the play, the Lady Vikings were kept off the board crediting the John Paul goalkeeper with a couple outstanding saves.

"As the first half went on we lost some rhythm and the game was end to end.  We usually are good in games like that but tonight we needed to expose space a bit better," said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings defending was outstanding limiting the Lady Cardinals to 4 shots on goal while taking 11 shots of their own adding in 9 corner kicks.  Fitzgerald continued, "We just were NOT going to get scored on."

Coming alive at the end of both halves in regulation, opportunities were starting to become a little more dangerous.  Half chances started to become full chances especially in overtime.  Early and often the Lady Vikings got the ball in front of the Cardinals net but could not capitalize, even after a goal was called back after a late offsides call as Megan Bettinger finished a ball that just got through the center backs.

The pro-LVS crowd provided the much needed energy to find an extra gear as the overtime periods grew closer and closer to a penalty kick shootout.  But it was Meghan Kittleson picking up a second ball from 20 yards out and placing it right over the head of the Lady Cardinal goalkeeper for the sudden death game-winner.  The goal was the first goal on the season for Kittleson on only the 5th shot she has taken all season long.

Fitzgerald spoke highly of the production of Kittleson, "We had a lot of really good players tonight but Kit got up and down the field for 96 minutes straight.  She is a box to box player that has an amazing engine."

With 4:15 minutes left on the clock in the 96th minute of play in double overtime, the Lady Vikings get the golden goal and earn another trip to the TAPPS Final Four, their 29th to be exact.  With 16 State Finals and 4 State Championships, the Lady Vikings move on in the playoffs taking on Ursuline on Friday night at 6:00pm at Liberty Christian.

The State Championship will be in Waco on March 9th at 5:00pm.