Friday, November 16, 2018

LVSers back to work with back to back wins

The Lady Vikings improve to 2-1-0 on the season with back to back wins over Bishop Dunne and Plano Prestonwood.  After dropping a heartbreaking loss to national rival, Ursuline, 4-2 the Lady Vikings got back on track with a couple dominating performances this week.

Underclassmen highlight the score sheet contributing for 18 of the 23 goals the Lady Vikings have scored during the first 3 games of the season.  Freshman, Avery Hutka leads the way with 6 goals while 2018 LVS Offensive players of the year, Abby Geiser has 5.  Both players have scored in all 3 games.

"We are definitely moving in the right direction, our young players are fitting in nicely anchored well by some upperclassmen.  I am most impressed by our ability to get better when and if we make changes in matches," said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The response on and off the field has been positive after the opening match loss to Ursuline.  The training environment is realistic and competitive.  A full week went by after the first game only to see another game get postponed due to weather.  The Nolan Catholic women's team had several training opportunities to reflect and prepare before meeting up with Dunne and Prestonwood in back to back matches.

Of the 22 varsity players on the roster, 11 of those are underclassmen and 7 of those 11 have started this season.  The Lady Vikings have a core of younger and older players that mix well based on their qualities on and off the field.

Most of the Lady Vikings will take the Thanksgiving Break to travel to college showcase events in Tulsa, California, and Florida and won't miss a beat when they return after break to take on Hockaday and kick-off district play the final week of November.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Busy Week for Lady Vikings; Home Monday and Wednesday

After a full week of no games, the Lady Vikings are making up for it with 3 games this week.  The JV and Varsity play a double header tonight at home against John Paul kicking off at 6:00pm and 7:45pm.  Wednesday the varsity returns home hosting Bishop Dunne at 6:00pm before they take to the road on Thursday meet up with Prestonwood at 7:00pm.

With a couple scrimmages under their belt the Lady Vikings look for the season to get going.  The varsity dropped their first match of the season to Ursuline 4-2 a couple weeks ago.  Abby Geiser scored the first goal of the year for the Lady Vikings, while freshman Avery Hutka scored her first career high school goal.

Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald is excited about the match tonight, "We haven't played in a week and as much as it is not ideal to play in the cold, our team needs opportunities to be uncomfortable."

Tonights match will be broadcast LIVE @NCHSmedia CLICK HERE


Saturday, November 10, 2018

OPEN HOUSE; Sunday from 12pm-3pm

Come join us at Nolan Catholic High School this Sunday afternoon from 12pm-3pm for our OPEN HOUSE.  Come and See why Nolan Catholic will give you the best high school experience in the classroom and on the field.  Tour our campus, learn more about our facility updates, meet our teachers, and hang out with our student-athletes and get first hand accounts of WHY Nolan Catholic.

Specifically come check out what it is like to be a Nolan Women's Soccer player, learn about our players development model, check out our locker room, amazing stadium, talk to our coaches and players, and find out when our next match/event will take place.

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program is one of the most dynamic high school programs in the country with over 800 wins, 28 Regional Championships and Final Four Appearances, 16 State Runner Up finishes, and 4 State Championships.  The Lady Vikings Soccer Program has been National Ranked each year since 1999, ranked as high as #8.

For more information contact LVS Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald at 817-917-1491 or email

Thursday, November 1, 2018

LVS loses their first game of the season to rival Ursuline; 4-2

The Lady Vikings opend the season a bit slower then expected on Thursday night.  The defending state champion, Ursuline Bears, handed the Lady Vikings a 4-2 loss at Doskocil Stadium.

A double header, starting with Viking JV Football turned to the feature match of the evening with the nations top women's soccer rivalry in high school soccer.  Nolan and Ursuline have met 16 times in the state championship with Ursuline winning all 16 of them for a total of 26 with Nolan at 4.

"What a better way to start the season then with Ursuline.  We have so much respect for them...our rivalry and all the players and coaches that have been apart of this rivalry since 1990," mentioned LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

With just 14 minutes gone in the first half, the Lady Bears held a 3-0 lead.  Shaky to say the least, the Lady Vikings started 3 freshman including 3 other players that got to experience this incredible rivalry for the first time tonight.

The Bears were able to extend the lead just into the second half with a bomb from distance from midfielder, Kylie Dobbs.

The Lady Vikings would not go away and continued to press on and with just about 10 to play they were able to get on the board with a very nice build up goal by Abby Geiser and just before the final horn sounded, the cut the Ursuline lead in half on a goal from freshman, Avery Hutka.  That goal marked the first career high school goal for Hutka.

Geiser lead the way for the Lady Vikings with 4 shots, next in line were newcomers, Mya Ulloa and Laci Earixson both with 2 shots.  Freshman goalkeeper, Alle Steining had 18 saves.

The Lady Vikings return home on Monday against Bishop Dunne.

Fitzgerald on his overall feeling of the evening
Ursuline scored 2 world class goals tonight but so did we.  I have been a part of a lot of amazing teams here at Nolan Catholic but last year and this years team have some really grit and fight to them and they just won't give up.  Tonight I saw something different from our group. We have something here for sure.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Regular Season Home Opener vs Ursuline: Thursday

The rivalry is the same as well as the stakes but when Nolan Catholic meets Ursuline on Thursday night for the teams regular season home opener, the game doesn't count toward their district record.

TAPPS realigned the districts this year which saw Nolan opposite, rival Ursuline for the first time in the 2 teams history.  Ursuline is in TAPPS 2-6A with Prestonwood, Lynch, Dunne, and John Paul II while Nolan Catholic remains in TAPPS 1-6A but with TCA, Liberty Christian, and All Saints.

"Can't say I like the new districts but that doesn't change how competitive our schedule is," says LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.  The Lady Vikings continue to play the 2-6A teams along with the nations #1 team, St. Thomas Aquinas from Florida and 4 other out of state teams from California in the National Elite Prep Showcase (hosted by Nolan Catholic and Southlake Carroll) and the Tri-Valley Classic in San Francisco, CA.  Keller, Lubbock Coronado, Rouse, and Cedar Ridge are highlighted teams that Nolan Catholic will match up with this season.  CLICK HERE for full schedule.

Each and every year, Fitzgerald takes pride in playing one of the nations most competitive schedules, "We want our young women to experience the most competitive and challenging environment here at Nolan Catholic.  There is no high school team in any other sport around the entire country that plays the amount of out of town teams that we do, year in and year out.  Growth and development are the priorities."

This Thursday night the Lady Vikings will take on Ursuline in a football double header following the Vikings JV football team vs All Saints.  

Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram @nolansoccer and if you can't make it out on Thursday night, check us out LIVE at 7:45pm as all our home matches will be broadcast LIVE on the NFHS Network.  CLICK HERE to tune in. #lvsLIVE

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

FUTURE VIKING NIGHT TONIGHT moved inside to Hartnett Arena 6pm-7:30pm; Be apart of one of the most dynamic women's soccer programs in the country

Nolan Catholic High School Women’s Soccer is excited to offer a development clinic for future female soccer athletes this Friday, October 19th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Women’s Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald and current athletes will take these future Lady Vikings through pre-game warm-up, walk-out and player introductions along with a typical training session.  Come out and experience what it is like to be a part of one of the most dynamic programs in the country. 

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program has over 600 wins since 1983, 4 State Championships, 33 Final Four Appearances & Regional Championships and 15 State Runner-Ups and consistently gains 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.

History, tradition, success, consistency on and off the field along with selfless community service has put the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team on the national map. Strength of schedule is second to none, hosting the nations #1 showcase, the National Elite Prep Showcase in its 17th year. With their annual trip to California to play the best of the west, the Lady Vikings are always up for a challenge. A healthy mix of their own district private school teams and the top UIL powerhouse public schools are always on tap each season.

We help identify player key qualities through an individual development plan for each player to help steer our LVSers down the appropriate development pathway.  We are 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.

We take great pride in our program and the overall experience it provides for young ladies. 

CLICK HERE to see our video board introduction video for this past season.

CLICK HERE for an example of the LVS Experience.

For more information Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram @nolansoccer and also on Snapchat @nolanLVS or contact Jay Fitzgerald at 817-917-1491 or email

Friday, September 28, 2018

LVS19 Try-Outs begin October 8th

Any player that is interested in playing soccer for the women’s soccer team this season must be at try-outs October 8-16.  All players are required to ride to and from on the bus, which will leave from outside the arena at the specified time, listed below.

The Varsity and JV teams will be announced on Thursday, October 18th.  List will be posted outside and inside Locker Room and outside the Women’s Coaches office across from the Arena Dance studio.

All training will be at Gateway Park Turf Complex.  Please wear a navy training top,  white soccer shorts, and cleats.  Bring running shoes to every session.  

Monday, Oct 8 (LVS Training 2:45pm-3:45pm)
Bus leaves school to take Women 2:30pm
Bus returns to Nolan with Women 4:15pm

Tuesday, Oct. 9 (LVS Training 2:45pm-3:45pm)
Bus leaves school to take Women 2:30pm
Bus returns to Nolan with Women 4:15pm

Wednesday, Oct. 10 (LVS Training 3:00pm-4:00pm)
Bus leaves school to take Women 2:45pm
Bus returns to Nolan with Women 4:30pm

Thursday, October 11 (LVS Training 3:00pm-4:15pm)
Bus leaves school to take Women 2:40pm
Bus returns to Nolan with Women 4:30pm

Friday, October 12 (LVS Training 2:45pm-3:45pm)
Bus leaves school to take Women 2:30pm
Bus returns to Nolan with Women 4:15pm

Monday, Oct 15 (LVS Training 2:30pm-4:15pm) 
Gateway is CLOSED
Training Today will be at Stadium

Tuesday, Oct 16 (LVS Training 2:30pm-4:15pm) 
Gateway is CLOSED
Training Today will be at Stadium

Wednesday, Oct. 17
National Team Game

Thursday, Oct. 18
LVS19 Roster Selections
JV Team Meeting in B2 from 1:45pm-2:45pm
Varsity Team Meeting in Locker Room from 1:45pm-2:45pm
Both Teams Meet in B2 from 2:45pm-4:00pm

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