Wednesday, January 21, 2009


The Lady Vikings clinched the TAPPS 1-5A District Championship on December 12, just running off 12 straight district victories and when they returned from the Christmas Break they didn't have the same bite.

In a 8 day span they lost 4 games, from January 6th through January 13th. They played 6 games inside those 8 days defeating, UIL 5A State Champion, Southlake Carroll, and Klein Oak in the Red Bull Nolan Showcase.

They moved from #7 in the country to #31 in the country, to now #45 in the country.

The Lady Vikings are now back on track as they have outscored the past 3 opponents 15 to 1, a 6-1 win over Buda Hays High School in Austin, a 4-0 win over Midlothian, and a 5-0 win over Paschal.

Their busy January doesn't stop there as they begin the Allison Horn CHHS Memorial Showcase this Thursday with a match against Flower Mound High School, UIL powerhouse Plano West on Friday, and Tyler Lee on Saturday.

The Lady Vikings have been in a tournament each weekend since they have returned back to school and after this weekend they will get a much needed break with no games for over a week (Next Match: Feb. 3rd vs Marcus).

Sunday, January 18, 2009


The Nolan Lady Vikings Socccer team are DISTRICT CHAMPIONS for only the 2nd time in the last 10 years. They finished district with a 12-2-0 record with their only losses coming to John Paul II and TCA. They have an overall record of 15-4-0 suffering their 2 additional defeats in the Nolan Showcase to UIL 4A State Champ McKinney Boyd and Lake Highlands. The Lady Vikings are set for a Valentine's Day Regional Championship home match against the winner of District 2 fourth place and District 3 runner-up. The Lady Vikings are the only team that received a bye in the first round of the playoffs. If the Lady Vikings are able to win that match they will travel to San Antonio for the Final Four hosted by Edgewood ISD on February 20 and 21.

Most Recent Action:
Nolan defeated Hays High School in Austin this past weekend by a score of 6-1. Seniors Morgan Ulliman and Mallory Baum took part in most of the scoring - Ulliman with 4 goals and Baum with 3 assists. Junior Emily Grider and senior Sarah Williamson each added a goal. Eleven players participated in scrimmages with St. Stephen's and Cedar Park on Saturday. Boys and Girls teams from Mexico, Austin, and DFW particpated in the event.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

National Powerhouses Meet in Nolan Showcase

The #7 Nolan Catholic Lady Vikings edged #15 Southlake Carroll by a score of 1-0. Morgan Ulliman took a pass from Chelsea Heimann and touched it around the Southlake Carroll goalkeeper and passed the ball into an open net for the eventual game-winner. The Lady Vikings move to 13-1-0 and comtinue bracket play against Lake Highlands and Klein Oak on Friday and finish up with #35 McKinney Boyd.

For more information on Thursday's Complete Showcase results...Click Here

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Red Bull Nolan Showcase Starts Thursday

Lone State Stars
The Nolan Showcase began as a Texas event. As the tournament expanded, so did its magnitude. While this year's version might not include as many out-of-state teams, it's still heavy on talent. MORE

Lady Vikings Clinch a District Championship Dispite their First Defeat

Congrats to the Lady Vikings as they clinch a district championship for only the 2nd time in the last decade. They didn't feel like celebrating as they dropped their first lose to district opponent 3-2, who they defeated earlier in the year 2-0. Senior, Sarah Williamson scored the first goal to put the Lady Vikings ahead as Nolan continued to create quality opportunities and with 20 seconds to go in the half junior, GK McKenzie Sauerwein got called for a penalty kick and the Lady Cardinals evened the score. John Paul II went on to score 2 more goals before lone freshman, Presley Smith got the Lady Vikings within a goal. Then right after that the Lady Vikings scored again but the goal was disallowed. Continuous pressure was put on the John Paul II back-line and GK but to no avail as the Lady Vikings dropped their first match of the year.

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Red Bull Nolan Showcase Starts this Week

The Lady Vikings Soccer team is ranked in the Top 10 in the country by ESPN for the third 4th time in the history of the program and they will look to improve on that mark as they host the one of the nations top showcase tournaments starting on Thursday, the Red Bull Nolan Showcase. Seven of the nations best teams will be in the 27 team showcase. Over 50 games will be played Thursday- Saturday at Nolan Catholic, TCU, Dragon Stadium, and Mustang-Panther Stadium. The Lady Vikings kick-off against Southlake Carroll on Thursday at 8pm at Doskocil Stadium. Carroll is the reigning UIL Texas 5A State Champion and also ranked #19 in the country. The Lady Vikings defeated the Dragons last year 2-1. Games begin at 8am each day and go all day. For more information including schedules and results go to the tournament website at

Thursday, January 1, 2009

ESPN TOP 10 - Lady Vikings Move to #8

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team will begin 2009 in the National Top 10 at #8. The last time the Lady Vikings appeared in the Top 10 was in February of 2002. In December of 1999 they acheived their highest National ranking at #3. See complete listing of National Rankings by clicking the following link:

The Lady Vikings start 2009 with the Alumni Game on Saturday, January 3rd at 11:00am at Doskocil Stadium. The men will follow at 1:00pm. They get right back into district play with an away double header at John Paul on Tuesday, January 6th at 6:00pm. the men will follow at 7:30pm.

The Battle for the Nation's #1 team starts as the Lady Vikings play host to the 2009 Red Bull Nolan Showcase on January 8-10. They will look to move up even farther in the polls with a good showing as they take on #17 Soutlake Carroll and #36 McKinney Boyd. Marcus and Plano West, #3 and #4 respectively, look to hold themselves in the Top 5 and possibly move even closer to that #1 spot.