Friday, December 13, 2013

Lady Vikings Soccer ALUMNI GAME; Saturday, January 4th at 11:00am

The Lady Vikings Soccer tradition continues with our annual ALUMNI SOCCER DAY.  This Saturday, January 4th at 11:00am will kick-off the women's soccer Alumni Game.  The men's game will follow.  

We always look forward to this game each year as this program was built on the strong traditions that our alumni left to the program.  The Lady Vikings Alumni along with the current players and coaches will head to Joe T Garcia's for dinner that night as well.


LVS HISTORY 1983-Present
510-183-54
Average over 16 wins a year, 12 shutouts a year, 345 SOG a year, 90 goals a year
25 regional championships
15 State-Runner Up
4 State Championships

National Player of the Week; Gwennie Puente

CLICK HERE for Article


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lady Vikings Travel to Bishop Lynch Tonight

The women's soccer team will hit the road again tonight as they travel to Bishop Lynch as they continue district play. This match marks the final match of 2013. With finals next week, Christmas around the corner, and a couple holiday tournaments, the Lady Vikings will keep busy during the break. The Lady Vikings will return on January 2nd in preparation for their Alumni Game before their next district game on January 6th against Prestonwood.

Tonight's matches vs Lynch will kick off at 6:00pm with the JV and the varsity will follow at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ursuline Reschedule; Feb. 18th

The Ursuline matches that were cancelled on Monday night are being rescheduled for Tuesday, February 18th. The location is to be determined at 6:00pm for JV and 7:30pm for Varsity.

Monday, December 9, 2013

State Football Tomorrow; Ursuline and Lynch Up Next

The Division I-5A State Championship football game between Nolan Catholic and Prestonwood Christian Academy will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. The game will be played in Corsicana at Tiger Field.

Tickets will be sold at the gates, but may also be purchased online through the TAPPS website at TAPPS.net. There will be a per ticket fee assessed on online purchases.


You can listen to the broadcast of Tuesday’s state title game against Prestonwood on your mobile phone or via the internet. Tune into @NCHSRadio online at http://tsrnsports.com/games/ or via the TSRN App (available in the App or Play store).

The Lady Vikings Soccer teams will be back in action as they hit the road against Ursuline at Jesuit High School on Wednesday night and Bishop Lynch at Bishop Lynch on Thursday night.  The game times are 6:00pm for the JV and 7:30pm for the varsity.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Varsity gets 8: Ursuline up next

The varsity continued district play tonight in their home opener against TCA and wasted no time.  With 6 goals in the first half and 2 in the second, the Lady Vikings cruised to an 8-0 result over the Lady Trojans, improving to 4-0-0 on the season and 2-0-0 in district play.

"Not a bad day at the office for us, missed a couple early and then got one and settled in," head coach, Jay Fitzgerald said.  He added, "we got too comfortable at times but we really proved that we can be tough to play against if we focus on the details."

TCA does not have a JV team, so that day off will help in preparation for Ursuline on Monday night.  The JV will play at 6:00pm and the varsity to follow at 7:30pm.  The match will be played at Jesuit in Dallas.

Training for both teams tomorrow at Gateway and in the computer lab on Friday.  There will be no JV match against All Saints this week and it will not be rescheduled.

#progress #westandforher

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

LVS Opens District with a win; Home Opener Tomorrow

The Lady Vikings JV and Varsity teams combined for 8 goals Monday night as they opened the TAPPS 1-5A District season on the road at John Paul II.  Marissa Baldasti, Koryn Brookshire, Katie Ripple, Becca Traynor, and Kat Paul were the 5 different LVSers that scored goals in the JV's 5-0 win.

Head coach, Alex Mechalske, saw tons of positives in the win.  "A lot of players contributed and set the tone for the season", Mechalske commented.

The varsity followed the JV but had to come from behind early.

"We were in all the right spots, but early on we struggled to get a hold of the ball and we paid the price," head coach Jay Fitzgerald said.

After going down a goal in the 6th minute of play, the Lady Vikings scored 3 unanswered goals.  Elena "Lenny" Guerra got the scoring started in the 25th minute with a gritty effort getting on the other end of a Gwennie Puente cross.  "The goal was very important and the way we chipped away at them to get it, was impressive," Fitzgerald commented.

Puente got, what would be, the game-winner in the 2nd half after taking a pass from Emma Chandlee right up the middle and slotting it home for a 2-1 Lady Viking lead.  Puente wasn't done then as she was able to weave her way through the John Paul defense and slip a well timed ball through to Emily Keoughan for the 2 goal lead.

That is the way it stood for the Lady Vikings as they improve to 3-0-0 on the season and 1-0-0 in district.

Next up for the Lady Vikings is TCA at home tomorrow night at 7:00pm at Doskocil Stadium.  This match will just be a varsity match as TCA was not able to make a JV team.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

District Opener Tomorrow

LVS takes to the road on Monday night to take on the John Paul II Lady Cardinals.  The JV kick-off the evening at 5:30pm and the varsity follow at 7:00pm.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

LVS14 Thanksgiving Video Special

The Lady Vikings Soccer Program visited Lakewood Village Retirement Home this week. The residents were excited to see the players, who enjoyed the company, the singing, the card games, the cookies… 

The Lady Vikings were their in force from doing nails, to hair, playing games, or just plain, having someone to talk to. 

One special group to another; find out what these LVSers are doing and eating for Thanksgiving and who they want to win the big game today. 

CLICK HERE for The LVS14 Thanksgiving Day Video Special

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from LVS and GO COWBOYS!! 

#westandforher #progress #lvs14

Monday, November 25, 2013

LVS Prepares for District Opener; Thanksgiving Special

Training Camp continues for the Lady Vikings, who stand at 2-0-0 on the season.  A short week, Lakewood Village, Thanksgiving, and a weekend showcase will all help set the tone for their TAPPS 1-5A District opener next Monday night.  The Lady Vikings will hit the road to take on John Paul II for a 5:30pm and 7:00pm kick-off.  The JV will start off the evening.

"Our group has spent a lot of time on and off the field preparing for the season and we like where were are at this time," said head coach Jay Fitzgerald. 

Fitzgerald added, "We look forward to getting into the game routine."

As John Paul II plays host to the Lady Vikings beginning of the week, the Lady Vikings host TCA at Doskocil Stadium on Wednesday night at 7:00pm.  That match will be varsity only.

Find out what your Lady Vikings are doing during their Thanksgiving Break; the LVS Thanksgiving Special is coming later in the week. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Week

Weather has forced a late start to Monday at 10:00am.

Training remains the same on Monday and Tuesday.  Tuesday activities will be announced on Monday as far as Team pictures and Mission Arlington.


Friday, November 22, 2013

JV Match vs THESA Cancelled Tonight

The JV Match vs THESA Riders has been cancelled for tonight and will be reschedule.

The JV and Varsity teams will train at the stadium from 2:25pm-4:00pm.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM WILL OPEN 2014 SCHEDULE ON JAN. 31 AGAINST CANADA AT TOYOTA STADIUM IN FRISCO, TEXAS

CHICAGO (Nov. 21, 2013) - The U.S. Women's National Team will open its 2014 schedule with a match against Canada on Jan. 31, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home to FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

Ticket information for the match will be announced at a later date.

The USA and Canada met once this year, a 3-0 victory for the Americans in front of a sold-out crowd at BMO Field in Toronto that saw Alex Morgan score twice and Sydney Leroux add a clincher.

"It's great to start the year with a game that is going to be a real test for us and a game that is always highly competitive," said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni. "It's a friendly game, but one that's meaningful for both teams, and it's an excellent first match in a year that will end with World Cup qualifying. In 2014, it will be important to play as many quality opponents as possible."

This will be the third appearance for the U.S. Women at Toyota Stadium, and the second match there against Canada. The USA last played in Frisco on Feb. 11, 2012, in front of 20,677 fans that braved near-freezing temperatures to see Morgan score two late goals to pull out a 2-1 victory against New Zealand. The USA also played there in May 2007 in 6-2 victory over Canada.

The match should once again showcase the world's top two active goal scorers in Abby Wambach of the USA, who sits on 163 career goals, and Christine Sinclair of Canada, who has found the net 146 times.

Additional Notes:
The USA has an all-time record of 46-3-5 against Canada.
The two countries have faced each other in the last two Olympics, a 2-1 quarterfinal win for the USA in 2008 and a dramatic 4-3 semifinal triumph in overtime for the Americans in 2012.
The U.S. team is ranked No. 1 in the latest FIFA Women's World Rankings while Canada is No 7.
The USA finished 2013 with an unbeaten record of 13-0-3 and scored 56 goals while allowing 11.
This will be the USA's 10th all-time match in Texas where it holds a 9-0-0 record.

The USA's first appearance in Texas was a 9-1 win against Canada on May 19, 1995, at Franklin Field in Dallas and drew 6,145 fans, which was at the time the second-largest crowd ever to watch the U.S. team in the United States.

Monday, November 18, 2013

LVS Week; All Saints & THESA Update

All Saints match was cancelled for tomorrow and moved to December 5th.

The JV will take on THESA Riders on Friday at home.  The match will kick-off at 4:30pm at Doskocil Stadium.

Regular training for both teams this week.  Team pictures will be the following week.

Monday, November 11, 2013

LVS combines for 10 goals

The JV team didn't waste any time as they posted 2 goals in first 10 minutes and 4 total goals for the match from 4 different Lady Vikings.

Marissa Baldasti added her first of the year, along with Kat Paul, Rebecca Traynor, and Jordan Hisel.

Hisel's goal was her first of her high school career.

The varsity team followed up the JV win with a win of their own.  Kaytee Kimmey scored her first high school goal of her career; Gwennie Puente scored goals 5 and 6 on the year.

Erin Hippert and Jordan Gamboa each added one a piece.  Kat Paul scored her first varsity goal.

The varsity ended the night with a 6-0 win over the HSAA Angels.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Monday Matches vs HSAA

The JV and Varsity squads will kick-off against HSAA on Monday night at home at 6:00pm and 7:30pm, respectively.

Both teams will meet in E10 for 0 period and then JV will meet at 4:30pm in the locker room and varsity will meet at 5:45pm in the locker room.

All players will need to bring white socks and white shorts for the game.

Official Rosters will be posted on Tuesday.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

LVS returns home after 4-0 friendly win; Riders on Friday

The Lady Vikings continue their series of matches during try-out week.  After a successful mixed match on Monday night, the Lady Vikings took to the road tonight taking on Parish Episcopal in a friendly match and returned home with 4 goals and a shutout.

Gwennie Puente earned the hat trick, while Regan Hafer added her first of the year off a corner.

The varsity is set to open at home tomorrow against the THESA Riders.  The match will kick-off at 4:30pm.

GAME DAY

Scrimmage at Parish Episcopal
Kick-Off at 7:00pm
Bus departs at 4:30pm (Returns at 9:30pm)
*Travel Squad will meet in the Locker Room for 0 Period.
*CLICK HERE for Details
*All other players will meet at stadium at 2:25pm for training.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

LVS hits the road tomorrow; Travel Squad Released

The Lady Vikings continue their series of matches as they travel to Parish Episcopal tomorrow night.  The scrimmage will kick-off at 7:00pm.  See WEEKLY SCHEDULE for directions and details.

Here is the travel squad for the match... Bus departs at 4:30pm.
Emma Birbeck
Brennan Flynn
Jordan Gamboa
Elena Guerra
Regan Hafer
Piper Head
Clare Hennessey
Katy Hirschfeld
Adrian Kallas
Emily Keoughan
Kathleen Kimmey
Kate Kleiser
Shannon Migliaccio
Tatum Norris
Kat Paul
Gabby Parra
Gwennie Puente
Gabbie Puente
Marisa Rodenbaugh
Madeline Wiche

Players need to bring blue socks.  Uniforms tops and shorts will be provided.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

60,000 Views

The Lady Vikings Soccer Program Website is 43 page-views away from 60,000 in a 2 year period.  Go Lady Vikes!

#westandforher

LVS Try-Out Series Continues

Mixed Match played on Monday night started a series of matches the Lady Vikings will play during the try-out process.  The first round of selections was posted in C-Hall on Tuesday.

Thursday,the varsity group will travel to Parish Episcopal for a scrimmage and then return home for a home match versus the THESA Riders on Friday at 4:30pm.

The JV and Varsity teams will conclude the series of pre-season matches on Monday, November 11th vs HSAA at 6:00pm and 7:30pm at Doskocil Stadium.  The official roster selections will be posted the next day.

A parent meeting will be scheduled within the next couple weeks to go over rules and guidelines for the 2013-2014 LVS Season.

#valuetheprogress

Saturday, October 26, 2013

LVS making a difference off the field

The Lady Vikings Soccer Program headed down to West, Texas to promote goal setting, giving a helping hand, and dreaming big.  Two communities coming together...  Soccer is a sport that brings people together.  It is a sport where the aspects of teamwork, communication, and problem solving can be used off the field as well.

"The town of West has gone through a lot in the past year and these kids were just wonderful, respectful, tons of energy, and STRONG," said head coach, Jay Fitzgerald. 

Fitzgerald added, "It shows how well these kids are being raised and it is great to see smiles.  We can't wait to come back."

The Lady Vikings Soccer program covered a lot of miles yesterday.  After traveling to West, they took their journey to West Fort Worth and decided to square off against each other at the Fun on the Run Park.  Hearing things like, "surrender", "that's gonna leave a mark", "get down", and "go, go, go, go" was definitely  encouraging unless you were part of Team 1, who spent most of their time in the deadzone.

It didn't stop there for the Lady Vikes, as they took to the world's largest haunted house, the Cutting Edge and then back to Nolan to catch the end of the Vikings Football game. 

What a day for the Lady Vikings... a special day for the kids of West and a special day for the ladies of Nolan Catholic.  With the image of kids smiling faces and the resemblance of paint, sweat, dirt, blood, some whelps, dust, foam, and a little bit of Taco Bell.. it was a complete and fulfilling day.











 


 

Friday, October 25, 2013

TEAM RETREAT TODAY; Try-Outs on Monday

Follow Us @nolansoccer for Retreat Pictures and Updates... team heads to West Elementary in West, TX this moring at 7:45am.

Try-Outs will be held Monday at 7pm at Doskocil Stadium.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

TEAM RETREAT; Friday, October 25

Information on the retreat will be handed out on Monday.  The bus will pick up team at Nolan at 8:00am on Friday and will return to the school at 7:30pm.  Team activities include West ISD, Fun on the Run Park, and Cutting Edge.

The team will be giving back to the community of West for the Independant School District as they take part in their PE Classes in the Education of Life through soccer.  The team will discuss with the kids goal setting and the notion of dreaming big.  The team will then have time to reflect on their service and then join together back in Fort Worth in an experimental learning and team building session at the Fun on the Run Park.  The team will also have time to reflect and discuss their mission to the school through the Service + Justice = Peace theme.

To conclude the day the players will have an opportunity to get outside their comfort zone, overcome their fears and SCREAM at the Cutting Edge Haunted House.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nolan Catholic LVS Charity Week Update

The Nolan Catholic LVS Charity Week is in it's initial planning stages.  The women's soccer program will be working with the Viking Club, Athletic Department, Campus Ministry, and Institutional Advancement to pick the best week during the 2013-2014 school year to kick off this new event. 

"Our program is always looking for ways to give back to the community," said head coach, Jay Fitzgerald. 

This exciting week will be coordinated by the Women's Soccer Program with a goal of bringing the Nolan Catholic community together while raising money to donate to national and local charities.

"We want this event to stick and become part of our rich tradition here at Nolan Catholic," Fitzgerald added.

Stay tuned for more information on dates and times.

Service + Justice = Peace        #lvs14    #westandforher   #progress

Monday, October 7, 2013

LVS Welcome Back Luncheon; Monday, Oct. 7th 11am at Joe T Garcia's

Over 80 people are registered for the LVS Welcome Back Luncheon; the support of the program is exciting.  The players have been training since August and look forward to the season. 

"It will be nice to kick someone else for a change," head coach, Jay Fitzgerald said with a smile.

The season starts on October 28th with try-outs and will have its first test in a scrimmage at Parish Episcopal on November 7th at 7:00pm.


Friday, October 4, 2013

HOMECOMING TONIGHT; BEAT TCA

LVSers getting ready for the big game!!!  Watch it on LIVE TV if you can't make it out.  Channel 47 on DirecTV.

Welcome Back LVSers; Luncheon Series Begins Monday at Joe Ts

 
The LVS Welcome Back Luncheon will be at Joe T Garcia's at the La Puertita right across the street from the entrance to the main building.  This is the same location where the LVS End of the year banquet was last year.  The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door.  Cash or Checks are accepted.  Checks will be made payable to Nolan Catholic High School.
PLEASE RSVP by Saturday to jato@jatoathletics.com
*Send Players name and head count (including player)

Players, Parents, Family, and Friends are Welcome.  Take an early lunch and find out what is in store for LVS this season.  Have a good weekend and see everyone on Monday.

CLICK HERE for Directions








Thursday, September 19, 2013

LVS Alum, Gaby Larson first college goal

LVS Alum, Gaby Larson has played in all 5 matches for her Lady Pioneers squad at Texas Women's University....
Insert from TWU Athletics... FULL STORY CLICK HERE

The TWU soccer team scored three goals in the first half and added two more in the second en route to a 5-0 win over Texas A&M-International in the Pioneers' 2013 season opener. The game was played on a neutral site at St. Edward's in Austin, Texas.

Five different players scored for the Pioneers as tne team snapped a seven-game winless streak in the season openers. TWU was led by sophomore Lauren Smith with three points on a goal and an assist while freshman Tori Crook added two assists. Junior Emily Davila, sophomore Kayla Gorney and freshmen Alisa Velasquez and Gabrielle Larson also found the net for the Pioneers.


See Gaby in action tomorrow night at the TWU Field at 7:30pm against Harding and then again on Sunday against Northwestern Oklahoma State at 2:00pm at TWU Field as well.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Megan Rapinoe in Texas this Week

U.S. Women's National Team member, Megan Rapinoe brings her soccer camp to Arlington on Tuesday and Wednesday and in Frisco, on Thursday and Friday. For more information and to register log on to the RSC website at www.rapinoesoccercamps.com.

Friday, September 13, 2013

LVS Alum making an Impact at the Next Level

It didn't take long for Kathleen Keoughan (LVS '03) to jump onto the scene for Angelo State. She is making an impact for her Lady Rambelles team.

It only took freshman, Kathleen Keoughan three minutes to score her first collegiate goal and only three games to be honored by the conference.  

Keep it up, LVS is proud of you.

For Full article, CLICK HERE




Thursday, September 5, 2013

Impact Testing... Mandatory Re-Take

The following players must complete the Baseline Impact Testing on September 12th at 6:45am in the Computer Lab.

Marissa Baldasti
Sarah Brown
Selena Guzman
Piper Head (re-take)
Katy Hirschfeld
Erika Keever (re-take)
Angelica Navarro
Gabbie Puente
Gwennie Puente
Rebecca Traynor
Cydney Yost

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Futbol is Awesome

LVS Stars playing the other Football

Just in case you missed it... check out Lady Vikings Soccer stars on their respective NCHS Powder Puff teams last spring.  CLICK HERE to View.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

National Team Star Coming to Texas


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

IMPACT Baseline Testing: This Thursday

The following student athletes need to take the baseline impact test. Testing will start this Thursday at 7:30am in the computer lab. 

Athlete NameImpact TestGrade
Baldasti, Marissa Reneno11
Brown, Sarah Elizabethno11
Cribbin, Lillian Roseno10
Durr, Lyrano10
Guzman, Selena Gabrielleno9
Hafer, Regan Janeno10
Hannah, Micaelano11
Head, Piperno11
Hernandez, Abigailno9
Hirschfeld, Kathryn Francesno11
Keever, Erika Marieno11
Kimmey, Kathleen Graceno9
Navarro, Angelica Michelleno9
Norris, Tatum Michelno10
Parra, Gabrielle Roseno11
Paul, Katharine Ruthno11
Puente, Gabrielle Eliseno11
Puente, Gwenyth Isabelno11
Reeves, Hannah Marieno11
Reichert, Kelsey Dawnno10
Rodenbaugh, Marisa M.no11
Rosario, Tatiana Marieno9
Traynor, Rebecca Elisano 11
Vazquez-Posada, Arantzano10
Wiche, Madeline Claireno10
Yost, Cydney Mykaelano11

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Life of an Athlete Meeting; Wednesday Night Mandatory

Mandatory attendance in order to play sports at Nolan Catholic.

Life of an Athlete Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 21
6:30 p.m. Hartnett Arena

Attendance is required for all students that will be involved in the Nolan Catholic athletic program. This includes managers, trainers and all other support personnel. Each student needs to be accompanied by at least one legal guardian. The program will include a commitment signing by students and legal guardians. There will also be some TAPPS rules forms and health/safety information. If you are considering athletic participation(for any sport throughout the year), you are expected to attend.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Monday, August 19th

All players will meet in Arena for beginning of 0 Period for roll and then we will meet in classroom. Locker assignments will be handed out. Please bring money for locks and purchase from Coach Holmes. Reminder that ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES must attend the Life of an Athlete Presentation on Wednesday night in the Arena at 6:30pm.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Friday, August 16th

All LVS Players meet in the ARENA for 0 Period on Friday and then we will proceed to classroom after we sort through locker assignments.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Thursday, August 15th

All players will meet in the arena tomorrow at 2:25pm. The athletes will be put into their 0 period sports. On Friday, the soccer class will meet during 0 period. The classroom will be announced tomorrow.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hey LADY VIKINGS!!

We are just under a week before you get it all started again. The first get together of the 2013-2014 Nolan Catholic Lady Vikings Team will be next Thursday, August 15th during Soccer Class at 2:25pm. Classroom will be determined shortly. "One Last Goal... LVS14"

Saturday, July 27, 2013

2013-2014 Lady Vikings Soccer - Important Information

LADY VIKINGS

Let's get started, the season will be here before we know it. 

Need all players that are interested in playing soccer this year to make sure they are enrolled in the 0 Period Athletic Soccer Class.  All players must have their physicals completed and turned in to the office. 

August 14th all students report and we will let you know when we are going to meet as a group that day.  August 15th we will have our first 0 Period Soccer Class meeting of the year (Classroom TBA) at 2:25pm.  We will not be dressing out this day.

All players that are interested in playing women's soccer this season, we are planning a meet and greet on Friday, August 9th in the morning at the stadium.  More details to follow.

Important Dates...
Off-Season Begins - August 15th
Try-Outs - October 28th
In-Season Training Begins - October 29th
1st Scrimmage - November 4th
District Opener Away @ JPII - December 2nd
District Home Opener vs TCA - December 4th
Christmas Party - December 19th
Alumni Game - January 4th
National Elite Prep Showcase - January 9th-11th
Area Match - February 25th
Regional Match - March 1st
Final Four - March 6th-8th

Other Events...
Team Retreat
Welcome Back Dinner
Charity Day

Please contact Lady Vikings Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald for more information.
jay@jatoathletics.com
817.460.5286

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nolan Catholic HS Football Fest Video Premier Presented by JATO Athletics

Check out the highlight video presented by JATO Media featuring the 1st Annual Powder-Puff Championships staring TEAM LVS players along with Lady Viking athletes, followed by the Viking Football Blue/White Scrimmage. 

CLICK HERE TO ENJOY THE VIDEO!!!

2013 NCHS Football Fest Video Coming Soon

The 1st Annual NCHS Powder Puff Tournament kicked off  a couple weeks ago with the Championship games being played between the Seniors and Juniors and the Sophomores and Freshman.  Following the Powder Puff Championship games was the Back to Back TAPPS State Champion Viking Football, Blue/White Scrimmage.  LVS was strongly represented throughout the Powder Puff week.

The lights came on, the smoke was in the air, it is football time again...

JATO Media was on site and tt was all caught on tape.  The 2013 NCHS Football Fest Highlight Video will premier this week.

Monday, May 20, 2013

All-Sports Banquet; Senior Activities

Congratulations to the ladies of LVS as the year comes to a close at the Nolan Catholic All-Sports Banquet Hosted by the Viking Club.



Ashley Fischer - Women's Soccer Player of the Year
Kathleen Keoughan - Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year
Gwennie Puente - Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year
Erin Hippert - T-Award Winner
Maggie Kleiser - Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award
Elizabeth Havenhill - Female Athlete of the Year Award

*Kathleen Keoughan was a nominee for the most prestigious athletic banquet award, the Don Thompson Memorial Award.

Good luck to the seniors as they head into exams this week.

Graduation Activity Schedule...
Friday, May 24th - Senior Awards and Robing 6:30pm
Saturday, May 25th - Baccalaureate at Good Shepherd Church 7:00pm
Sunday, May 26th - Graduation at College Park Center at UTA 1:00pm

Friday, May 17, 2013

Nolan Catholic Spring Football Fest TONIGHT featuring Powder Puff; LVS Viking Cup Continues

Come on out TONIGHT
Friday, May 17th
5:30pm @ Doskocil Stadium

Come see your LVS Stars in the 1st Annual 7-on-7 Powder Puff Games
Senior Girls vs. Junior Girls
Sophomore Girls vs. Freshman Girls
 
The Powder Puff Games will be followed by Annual Spring Blue and White Game

Come preview your Defending State Champion Vikings as they prepare to Three-Peat in 2013!

Should be an awesome evening.  Concessions will be open.

LVS Viking Cup points will be awarded tonight as well for players in attendance.

With TEAM Blues' 44-26 win yesterday and a 10 point bonus for the win they have closed to gap within 1 point of TEAM White.  TEAM White continues to lead, as they have all spring, 340-339.

TEAM White Members...
Emma Chandlee, Adrian Kallas, Gabby Parra, Maddie Cook, Elena Guerra, Marissa Rodenbaugh, Casey Lewis, Savannah Welch, Hannah Reeves,  Gracie Emrich, Gwennie Puente, and Madeline Wiche.

TEAM Blue Members...
Piper Head, Sarah Brown, Erin Hippert, Gaby Larson, Tatum Norris, Omar Rodenbaugh, Cydney Yost, Kayla Chapman, Erika Keever, Regan Hafer, and Gabbie Puente.



Sunday, May 12, 2013

LVS Track Stars help finish 2nd at State

LVS helped the Nolan Catholic Track team finish 2nd in the TAPPS State Track Meet this weekend in Waco at Baylor University.  Gwennie and Gabbie Puente, Elizabeth Havenhill, Jordan Gamboa, and Marissa Baldasti are varsity track members.

Havenhill placed FIRST in the 800 and SECOND in the 400, while Gwennie Puente was part of the 4x1 relay which finished THIRD.  Gabbie Puente, Gamboa, and Baldasti were all members of the 4x2 relay which came in THIRD as well.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Austria in Town with Lady Vikings Soccer

The Viking Cup continues with the help of students from Austria.  Erich Chalupa, Alex Grill, Alex Dahmani, & Tess Baier joined the Lady Vikings during off-season yesterday. 

TEAM White were blessed with the addition of Chalupa and Grill and took a commanding 4-1 lead but TEAM Blue persevered and tied it up only to miss a PK at the end to win it. 

TEAM White leads the Vikings Cup 318-289.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

TEAM Blue victory on Friday draws them closer to White

TEAM Blue takes advantage of extra number in the small-sided hurdle game on Friday winning 8-2 and receiving a 5 point bonus for the win. 

TEAM White continues to lead the Viking Cup overall points standings, 314-285.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Viking Cup Continues

TEAM Blue creeps back with a 3-2 win in barrel game yesterday receiving a 5 point bonus for the win.

TEAM White continues to lead the Viking Cup overall points standings, 312-272.

In previous Viking Cup Competitions...
 TEAM White takes 2 games in the Pattern Game on Monday by scores of 10-9 and 10-8, the 3rd game was a draw, 12-12. TEAM White gets a 10 point bonus for the 2 wins and goes 37-29 on the day.

 TEAM White wins the hurdle game last Friday 16-12 and receives another 5 points for the win. 

TEAM White goes 3 for 4 in ball striking game last Tuesday, 10-9, 10-9, 9-10, and 10-8 for a total of 54 to 41 on the day.

TEAM White takes the small-sided game a week prior to last Friday 5-3 and gets 5 bonus points for the win.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

TEAM White extends lead

When TEAM Blue narrows the gap, TEAM White responds. TEAM White takes the small-sided game on Friday 5-3 and gets 5 bonus points for the win.

Friday, April 5, 2013

TEAM Blue earns 10 points in chipping competition

TEAM Blue comes away with a victory today as they win the chipping game, earning 10 points on the day, in another competition in the TEAM LVS VIKING CUP. 

TEAM White still leads the overall points 183 to 179.  TEAM Blue has come close before and TEAM White has always kept their distance.

Small-sided tomorrow could get TEAM Blue even closer.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TEAM LVS Soccer Tennis Competition; TEAM White still leading the Viking Cup

As TEAM Blue had narrowed the gap in bracketology, TEAM White pulls ahead some more in the soccer tennis competition.

Game #1
Blue wins 21-17 (5 point bonus)

Game #2
White wins 21-16 (5 point bonus)

Game #3
White wins 26-24 (5 point bonus)

TEAM White gets a total of 74 compared to TEAM Blue's 66 point total on the day.

Total Viking Cup Standings see TEAM White still leading 183 to 169.

TEAM LVS Viking Cup Bracketology and Updated TEAM Standings

Bracketology continues and TEAM Blue gets a additional 20 points as they pick Duke, Ohio State and Syracuse to make Elite 8 and Syracuse to get to the Final Four.  TEAM White only gets 12 points as they pick Louisville, Duke, and Ohio State to get to the Elite 8 and no teams picked to get to the Final Four.  See picks below...

TEAM White Picks

Sweet 16
Duke (4pts) to defeat Louisville (4pts)
Gonzaga to defeat Ohio State (4pts)
Kansas to defeat Georgetown
Indiana to defeat Miami

Final Four
Gonzaga to defeat Duke (neither team advanced)
Kansas to defeat Indiana (neither team advanced)

TEAM Blue Picks

Sweet 16
Duke (4pts) to defeat Oklahoma State
Ohio State (4pts) to defeat Gonzaga
Kansas to defeat Florida
Syracuse (4pts) to defeat Miami

Final Four
Duke to defeat Ohio State (neither team advanced)
Kansas to defeat Syracuse (8pts for Syracuse and Kansas did not advance)

TEAM Blue continues to narrow the gap bringing the VIKING CUP total to 109-103 in favor of TEAM White.

TEAM LVS SOCCER BANQUET, SUNDAY, APRIL 14th at 7pm

The TEAM LVS Soccer Banquet will be on Sunday, April 14th at 7pm at Joe T Garcia's in Fort Worth.  The event will be held at La Puertita.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

TEAM LVS Viking Cup Standings Update

TEAM White had a 25-8 lead going into March Madness.  TEAM Blue is leading in Braketology 45-42, but they have only made up 3 points on TEAM White and trail 67-53.  Bracketology could get interesting as TEAM White picked Gonzaga to win the National Championship and they got knocked out in the 3rd Round by Wichita State.  TEAM Blue picked Syracuse to upset another #1 seed in Indiana and had a good pick in Arizona to beat #3 seed New Mexico. 

Today the team hit the field with a focus on driving balls and technique and TEAM Blue took a 30 point lead on the day only to see that lead disappear with TEAM White tying it up in the 18 yard box heading competition. 

The standings as of today has TEAM White still leading by 15, with an overall score of 97-83.

Here are the team picks as March Madness moves into the Sweet 16....

TEAM White Picks
Louisville to defeat OSU (OSU lost in 2nd Round)
Duke to defeat Michigan State
Gonzaga to defeat Kansas State (both teams already eliminated)
Ohio State to defeat New Mexico (New Mexico lost in 2nd Round)
Kansas to defeat Michigan
Georgetown to defeat Florida (FGCU upset Georgetown in 3rd Round)
Indiana to defeat Syracuse
Miami to defeat Marquette

TEAM Blue Picks
Oklahoma State to defeat Louisville (OSU lost in 2nd round)
Duke to defeat Michigan State
Gonzaga to defeat Kansas State (both teams already eliminated)
Ohio State to defeat Arizona
Kansas to defeat Michigan
Florida to defeat Georgetown (Georgetown lost in 3rd round)
Syracuse to defeat Indiana
Miami to defeat Marquette

Saturday, March 23, 2013

TEAM LVS Sweet 16 Picks; Standings

TEAM Blue leads Bracketology 45 to 42 over TEAM White but that could all change moving into the Sweet 16.

TEAM Blue 3rd Round Picks (*Winners) - 24 points
Louisville*
OSU (Lost in 2nd Round)
Michigan State*
Duke*
Gonzaga (Lost in 2nd Round)
Kansas State (Lost in 2nd Round)
Arizona*
Ohio State*
Kansas*
Michigan*
Florida*
Georgetown (Lost in 2nd Round)
Indiana*
Syracuse*
Marquette*
Miami*

TEAM White 3rd Round Picks (*Winners) - 22 points
Louisville*
OSU (Lost in 2nd Round)
Michigan State*
Duke*
Gonzaga (Lost in 2nd Round)
Kansas State (Lost in 2nd Round)
New Mexico (Lost in 2nd Round)
Ohio State*
Kansas*
Michigan*
Florida*
Georgetown (Lost in 2nd Round)
Indiana*
Syracuse*
Marquette*
Miami*

Point System...
First Four: Play-in games are not included or scored
Second Round: 1 pt.
Third Round: 2 pts.
Sweet 16: 4 pts.
Elite 8: 8 pts.
Final 4: 16 pts.
Championship: 32 pts.
*If teams pick the Championship teams and they have the score within 10 points they get an additional 10 points.

TEAM LVS Bracketology Second Round Results

TEAM Blue - 21 points after Second Round Results
Second Round Picks (*Winners)
Louisville*
Colorado State*
Oklahoma State (Lost)
St. Louis*
Memphis*
Michigan State*
Creighton*
Duke*
Gonzaga*
Pittsburg (Lost)
Wisconsin (Lost)
Kansas State (Lost)
Arizona*
New Mexico (Lost)
Notre Dame (Lost)
Ohio State*
Kansas*
Villanova (Lost)
Akron (Lost)
Michigan*
UCLA (Lost)
Florida*
Oklahoma (Lost)
Georgetown (Lost)
Indiana*
Temple*
Cal*
Syracuse*
Butler*
Marquette*
Illinois*
Miami*

TEAM White - 20 points after Second Round
Second Round Picks (*Winners)
Louisville*
Missouri (Lost)
Oklahoma State (Lost)
St. Louis*
Memphis*
Michigan State*
Creighton*
Duke*
Gonzaga*
Pittsburg (Lost)
Wisconsin (Lost)
Kansas State (Lost)
Arizona*
New Mexico (Lost)
Notre Dame (Lost)
Ohio State*
Kansas*
Villanova (Lost)
VCU*
Michigan*
UCLA (Lost)
Florida*
SD State*
Georgetown (Lost)
Indiana*
NC State (Lost)
UNLV (Lost)
Syracuse*
Butler*
Marquette*
Illinois*
Miami*

Point System...
First Four: Play-in games are not included or scored
Second Round: 1 pt.
Third Round: 2 pts.
Sweet 16: 4 pts.
Elite 8: 8 pts.
Final 4: 16 pts.
Championship: 32 pts.
*If teams pick the Championship teams and they have the score within 10 points they get an additional 10 points.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

TEAM LVS VIKING CUP; Bracketology

TEAM White has a 2 event lead of 28-8 over TEAM Blue. TEAM White started the Cup with 10 points as they won Trick Shot Friday during Week #1 and then widened their lead the next week with a 15-8 small-sided victory.

The last couple days the 2 teams were involved in some technical testing and was concluded by some Bracketology where each team made their picks for March Madness.

TEAM Blue - 12 points after Day 1
Second Round Picks (*Winners)
Louisville*
Colorado State*
Oklahoma State (Lost)
St. Louis*
Memphis*
Michigan State*
Creighton
Duke
Gonzaga*
Pittsburg (Lost)
Wisconsin
Kansas State
Arizona*
New Mexico (ILost)
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Kansas
Villanova
Akron (Lost)
Michigan*
UCLA
Florida
Oklahoma
Georgetown
Indiana
Temple
Cal*
Syracuse*
Butler*
Marquette*
Illinois
Miami

TEAM White - 11 points after Day 1
Second Round Picks (*Winners)
Louisville*
Missouri (Lost)
Oklahoma State (Lost)
St. Louis*
Memphis*
Michigan State*
Creighton
Duke
Gonzaga*
Pittsburg (Lost)
Wisconsin
Kansas State
Arizona*
New Mexico (Lost)
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Kansas
Villanova
VCU*
Michigan*
UCLA
Florida
SD State
Georgetown
Indiana
NC State
UNLV (Lost)
Syracuse*
Butler*
Marquette*
Illinois
Miami

Point System...
First Four: Play-in games are not included or scored
Second Round: 1 pt.
Third Round: 2 pts.
Sweet 16: 4 pts.
Elite 8: 8 pts.
Final 4: 16 pts.
Championship: 32 pts.
*If teams pick the Championship teams and they have the score within 10 points they get an additional 10 points.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lady Vikings put up 14; St. Agnes on Tuesday

TEAM LVS outlasts Austin St. Michaels by a score of 14-1 last Friday evening. Gaby Larson and Gwennie Puente each produced a hat trick while Elena Guerra had 2 and Gabbie Puente, Erin Hippert, Marisa Rodenbaugh, Sarah Brown, Marissa Baldasti, and Jordan Gamboa each scored one a piece. The Lady Vikings move on with the win to take on St. Agnes on Tuesday at St. Stephen's. Kick-Off is scheduled for 12:00pm. The winner take to the road once again as they head down to Houston for the Final Four.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Playoffs on Friday

Playoffs begin on Friday. TEAM LVS will take on St. Michael's in the Area Round of the Playoffs. That game is scheduled for Friday night at 5:00pm at St. Stephens in Austin.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Senior Night on Tuesday: TAPPS JV Championship

TEAM LVS defeated WF Rider on Friday Night at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown by a score of 3-0 and 3-2. JV goalscorers were Marisa Rodenbaugh, Elena Guera, and Marissa Baldasti. Varsity goalscorers were Kathleen Keoughan with 2, one credited as an own goal, and the game-winner by Gaby Larson.

Earlier in the week the varsity completed district play with a 4-1 win over TCA with goals by Jordan Gamboa, Gabbie Puente, Emma Chandlee, and Elizabeth Havenhill.

Both teams will take on HSAA this Tuesday night with the JV kicking off at 3:00pm (JV boys will follow), and then the varsity will play at 6:00pm. The game is slated for TEAM LVS Senior Night.

Senior captains, Kathleen Keoughan and Ashley Fischer will be honored along with fellow seniors, Maggie Kleiser and Gaby Larson. Keoughan and Larson will continue their soccer careers in college at Angelo State University and Texas Women's University, respectively. Fischer and Kleiser are undecided where they will attend college. 

The TAPPS JV Championships begin on Thursday as the Lady Vikings grabbed the 2nd seed and will take on Ursuline at home in the semi-finals at 6:30pm at Doskocil Stadium. The winner will play in the Championship Match on Saturday at Bishop Lynch at 5:00pm against the winner of the other semi-final between Bishop Lynch and John Paul II.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

TEAM LVS heads to Springtown Friday Night

The Lady Vikings host WF Rider at Springtown ISD, Porcupin Stadium tomorrow night.  The JV will kick-off at 5:00pm and the varsity will follow at 6:45pm.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

District Finale at TCA; WF Rider in Springtown

TEAM LVS travels to TCA on Monday night at 7:00pm but have clinched a playoff spot and will take on the 3rd Place team in TAPPS 2-5A.  That match will be at a neutral Site during the last week of February.

The Lady Vikings will travel to Springtown ISD on Friday where they will meet up with Witchita Falls Rider at Porcupine Stadium.  JV will kick-off at 5:00pm and the varsity will follow at 6:45pm.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Lady Vikings take on #7 Highland Park Tonight

TEAM LVS takes on the 5th Nationally Ranked opponent on the year tonight at #7 Highland Park.  All of those opponents have been in the Top 10.  The Lady Vikings travel to Dallas tonight for a 5:30pm and 7:15pm kick-off at Highlander Stadium.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Draw to Liberty and a close one to Coppell

The Lady Vikings came out Monday night against Liberty Christian with a good ryhtme and a consistent attack but a late goal took the game to overtime. 

Erin Hippert got the Lady Vikings on the board early before the Lady Warriors evened the score midway through the 2nd half.  With the score tied, the Lady Vikings continued to string together passes, taking every opportunity to attack, and through 12 shots and 10 corners alone in the 2nd half they were able to get ahead on a Maddie Cook goal off a corner. 

With just 24 seconds to go, the Lady Warriors scored a goal to take the match into overtime.

The overtime saw much of the same as far as an attack for TEAM LVS as they spent the majority of the 20 minute overtime in Liberty Christian's end of the field but were unable to get the game winner as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Lady Vikings busy week continued on Tuesday night as the nation's #4 team came to Ft. Worth, Coppell.  Coppell came in to the match with a 12-0-2 record, conceding only 3 goals all year.  The Lady Vikings sit at 12-7-2, previously ranked at #49 in the country.

The Lady Vikings got on the board first off a corner from Maggie Kleiser and then the game opened up with both teams going end to end. 

Coppell, not used to getting scored on, was relentless.  They were able to even the score and get the go ahead goal before the half.  The Lady Vikings didn't change much but just wanted a bit more of the same.  It took one more goal by Coppell before TEAM LVS could get on the board again.  At 3-1 down, Jordan Gamboa and Gwennie Puente combined for a nice goal to bring the Lady Vikings within 1.

Coppell wasn't done attacking, they kept the pressure on the whole game, but again, the Lady Vikings kept coming as well.  The game resembled a track meet, end to end action with a good pace to the game.

Neither team would muster up a goal and the game ended 3-2 as Coppell improved to 13-0-2 and may jump into the #3 spot nationally right behind #2 Plano West, who they tied 2-2 last week.

"We came up short and lost the game, but we got better in doing so," said Lady Vikings head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings travel to UIL 4A defending State Champion, Highland Park on Friday.  Highland Park is currently ranked #7 in the country.  JV is at 5:30pm and Varsity is at 7:15pm.

Monday, February 4, 2013

LVS Hosts Liberty tonight; Coppell on Tuesday

TEAM LVS varsity continues district play tonight against Liberty Christian at home.  Kick-Off is scheduled for 6:00pm.  JV and Varsity host Coppell on Tuesday and then travel to Highland Park on Friday.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Shutout over Dunne; Byron Nelson Next

The Lady Vikings scored 7 unanswered goals during the night, capped off my Maddie Cook's 2 goal performance, her first 2 career high school goals. Five different players scored goals (Sarah Brown, Jordan Gamboa, Maggie Kleiser, Gabby Parra, Erin Hippert), as they improve to 12-6-2.

The JV and Varsity will hit the road again tomorrow evening as they take on Byron Nelson at 5pm and 7pm in Trophy Club.

The JV is coming off a 3rd Place finish at the Charger Cup this past weekend as they outscored opponents 12-5 in route to a 2-1, Third Place win over host, Keller Central.

Marisa Rodenbaugh evened the match as the Lady Vikings went down 1-0 and then Kat Paul scored the game winner, her 4th goal of the tournament.

Other scorers on the weekend were Marissa Baldasti with 5 and Kayla Chapman with 2.

The JV improves to 7-2-4 on the year.

Varsity continues District Play at Dunne Tonight

TEAM LVS travels to Bishop Dunne tonight for a 6pm kick-off. The varsity has 2 more district games to play against Liberty and TCA over the next couple weeks. JV and Varsity travel to Byron Nelson on Tuesday for a 5pm and 7pm start.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Varsity heads to Northwest Tonight; JV looks to advance in Charger Cup

The Varsity will play its lone match this week as they travel to Justin, TX to take on Northwest High School at Texan Stadium at 7:30pm.  They look to improve on their overall record of 10-6-2 as they prepare for their last 3 district matches the next 3 weeks.

The JV won an impressive match last night against Denton Guyer on a first minute goal by Marissa Baldasti off an assist from Elena Guerra.  That goal was all they needs as the recorded the shutout to improve to 5-1-4 overall.  They play Sam Houston tonight at 7:00pm at Charger Stadium on the campus of Keller Central High School.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Light Week for Varsity; JV in Charger Cup

TEAM LVS varsity has a light load this week with 1 non-district game at Northwest on Friday but the JV travels to Keller Central on Thursday to kick-off the Charger Cup against Denton Guyer at 8:00pm at Charger Stadium.  The JV then returns the Charger Stadium the next day as they will meet Sam Houston at 7:00pm and then on Saturday they finish bracket play against Flower Mound at 10:00am.  The top 2 teams in the bracket will advance.  The 1st seed will play in the championship and the 2nd seed will play in the 3rd place match.  Both of the games will be played at 2:00pm.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

TEAM LVS in CHHS Allison Horn Memorial Tonight

After hosting and playing in one of the most prestigious high school girls showcases in the country, the National Elite Prep Showcase last week, TEAM LVS has another tough task ahead of them as the open with #47 Grapevine tonight at 8:00pm at Mustang-Panther Stadium.

The Lady Vikings went 1-2-1 in the NEPS last week defeating Tyler Lee, drawing to Martin, and losing out to Liberty High School from California and the nations #1 team, Plano West.

Keeping a lead has been a challenge for the Lady Vikings during the 2nd half of the year. They were up 1-0 on Plano West and 2-0 and 3-2 against Martin and finished with a loss and a tie. At least the lady Vikings are scoring. "It has been up and down for us but I am OK with that right now; we have started strong and set the tone and we have come back from being down," said head coach Jay Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings have scored 46 goals in 15 games and only given up 20. They sit at 8-3-0 in district play and 9-5-1 overall.

Competition is what TEAM LVS aspires.

"We want to play the most competitive schedule in the country, it helps us continue to grow as a program, and the players grow as well," Fitzgerald commented.

So why not schedule the nations #1 team as the host of their own tournament and then the very next week, take on the nations #2 team in Southlake Carroll. That match will take place on Saturday morning at 11:00am at Colleyville Heritage High School. But before that match, they take on UIL 5A Regional Finalist, Arlington High School on Friday night at 8:00pm at Colleyville Heritage as well.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lady Vikings look to even their record at the NEPS

Kicking off the NEPS with the nations #1 team, Plano West was an opportunity, an opportunity that saw the Lady Vikings up 1-0 on an Emma Chandlee goal in the 10th minute. Up a goal on the best team in the country? Only to be down a goal a halftime. The highs and lows of sports, the "ups and the downs", that is what this Lady Vikings group has dealt with the entire season. The match ended up 4-1, but at the end it didn't feel like a 3 goal loss. A lot of good came of the match. That good spilled into the next match against Tyler Lee as the Lady Vikings found the back of the next twice with 2 goals from Gwennie Puente and improved to 8-4-0. They are back on track or are they? No bus as it broke down taking the men's soccer team to the Jesuit Inviational last night, so now they have to travel to TCU to play in the first of 2 featured matches vs Liberty High School from Brentwood, California, in a carpool. The team meets and discusses their game plan for the match ahead. The match starts and the Lady Vikings are taking advantage of what was discussed with them during the pre-game. One good thing leads to another and opportunities come in waves but nothing really dangerous but could very well easily have resulted in goals. Liberty was a very disciplined team, very organized and a good purpse to what they are doing. If you let them hang around they will haunt you and that is exactly what they did in the 65th minute as they poked one in and that dropped the Lady Vikings to 8-5-0 and with Martin on the schedule tomorrow during Day 3 of the National Elite Prep Showcase and win or a tie is what the Lady Vikings will be happy with. TEAM LVS vs Martin 12:00pm at Nolan

Thursday, January 10, 2013

TEAM LVS takes on the #1 Team in the Country Tonight

TEAM LVS looks to rebound after a district loss to Bishop Lynch on Monday night as they host the National Elite Prep Showcase for the 11th Year tonight through Saturday, bringing the nations best high school girls soccer to Fort Worth.

The Lady Vikings take on Plano West tonight at 7pm at Doskocil Stadium.  Other games played at Nolan Catholic today are St. Stephen's vs Northwest at 3pm and the big California vs Florida match-up at 5pm where, NEPS regular, St. Thomas Aquinas from Fort Lauderdale, FL takes on Liberty High School from Brentwood, CA.

The Lady Vikings JV travel to Grapevine to play in the GCISD JV Invitational where they will play host, Grapevine, at 5:30pm at Cross Timbers Middle School Stadium.  That event runs through Saturday as well.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NATIONAL ELITE PREP SHOWCASE STARTS TOMORROW

The Nation's #1 high school girls soccer showcase hosted by Nolan Catholic and Southlake Carroll starts tomorrow at Doskocil Stadium, Dragon Stadium, Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, and Gateway Park.  Hebron and Allen kick-off the event with a 1pm tilt at TCU.

There is a total of 16 games on Day 1 and 65 total over the 3 day event.  The NEPS formerly know as the Nolan Showcase is in its 11th year and continue to produce the nations #1 team. 

More information about the event please visit the showcase website at www.nationaleliteprepshowcase.blogspot.com.

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TEAM LVS kicks off its first game against the nations #1 team, Plano West, at 7pm at Doskocil Stadium on Thursday night.

The Nolan Catholic JV team will play in the GCISD JV Invitational in Grapevine tomorrow through Saturday.  They start with Grapevine at 5:30pm at Cross Timbers Middle School Stadium on Thursday.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Alumni Game a Success; Lynch on Monday and NEPS Starts on Thursday

The 8th Annual Nolan Catholic Alumni Soccer Day was a success.  It was nice to see so many alumni that helped put this program on top come out, dust off the cleats, and get a good run in.  Lady Vikings Alumni was represented from the Class of 1983 to the Class of 2012.  The group heading to the Stockyards in the evening to celebrate the day at Joe T Garcia's.  Thanks for all the support.

TEAM LVS travels to Bishop Lynch on Monday for a 6:00pm JV kick-off, followed by the varsity at 7:30pm. 

The National Elite Prep Showcase kicks off on Thursday.  The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team hosts this event for the 11th year, formerly called the Nolan Showcase.  The NEPS is touted as one of the top high school showcases in the country as teams from all over the country compete in this exciting event.  The Lady Vikings kick off the event at home at 7pm Thursday night against the nations #1 team, Plano West.  The 3 other teams the Lady Vikings will compete against are Tyler Lee, California Liberty (feature match at TCU on Friday night at 6pm), and Martin High School.  For more information on the showcase click here www.nationaleliteprepshowcase.blogspot.com

The JV will compete in the GCISD Invitational at Cross Timbers Middle School Thursday through Saturday against Grapevine, Southlake Carroll, and Arlington.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

ALUMNI SOCCER DAY - TODAY at 11am and 1pm

Women's Soccer Alumni Game kicks off at 11am and the Men's Soccer Alumni Game will follow around 12:30pm or 1:00pm.

Friday, January 4, 2013

ALUMNI SOCCER DAY TOMORROW

The Lady Vikings will be holding its 8th Annual Alumni Soccer Day.  Saturday, January 5th join us for the Women's Alumni game at 11:00am and the Men's Alumni game to follow around 1:00pm at Doskocil Stadium on the campus if Nolan Catholic High School. 

The Lady Vikings continue to gain local, regional, and national respect as they were ranked #49 in the country to start the season and sit at second in TAPPS 1-5A. We would love to see all you alumni dust off the cleats and come by and get a game in with the 2012-2013 Lady Vikings. We will also try and get together at Joe Ts at 6pm at night. Look forward to seeing everyone. 

Also check out our soccer showcase we have been hosting for the past 10 years, the National Elite Prep Showcase, formerly the Nolan Showcase, which brings the best teams from all over the country to Fort Worth to help determine the nations #1 team. The event takes place January 10-12. For more information visit www.nationaleliteprepshowcase.blosgspot.com. Thanks again for the support of the Lady Vikes and for helping build one of the best high school soccer programs in the country.