Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from LVS: Website eclipses 100K on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas from the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program.  We hope the New Year brings you JOY & PEACE and SOCCER!  The Lady Vikings website received its 100,000th view on Christmas Day.  Thank you Santa, thank you LVSers and thank you to all who support our program.
The Lady Vikings will be back in action on Saturday, January 3rd as they take on LVSers from the past in their Annual Alumni Game at 11:00am at Doskcocil Stadium and then district continues on Monday, January 5th as the varsity hosts Parish at 3:00pm.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LVS15 Christmas Video

The Lady Vikings get in front of the camera tomorrow for their annual Christmas Video Shoot.  It is part of their 0 Period Final Exam.  

"We are already more then halfway through district play, the holidays are here, and it is time to see some off the field personality," said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

See last years LVS14 Christmas Video... CLICK HERE

It is a wonderful time of the year and these young ladies get an opportunity to spend a part of the holiday with their #lvsFamily.

What does Christmas mean to you?  How do you spend it?

We want to know.

The Lady Vikings will shoot their Christmas Video tomorrow morning and then that night get dressed up and join together for their Annual Christmas Party.  This year the team will do their regular gift exchange but the rules will be a bit different this time... stay tuned.

It will be an evening of TEAM FUN LOVE FAMILY.

The program will be delivering toys to GRACE Christmas Cottage this year.  On Friday, they will load the LVS Sleigh with toys, the LVS Elves will jump on board and will head to delivery Christmas joy to kids.

Fitzgerald mentioned, "There is nothing better then making a kid smile and our players do such a good job at that.  Community is very important to us."

The LVS15 Christmas Video will premier on Christmas night.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

LVS cruises to win over John Paul II

The varsity picked up where the JV left up the night before, improving to 7-2-0 with a 5-0 shutout over John Paul II.  The scoring started early and continued throughout the entire first half.

Jordan Gamboa took an errant pass from the Lady Cardinal goalkeeper to get the Lady Vikings on the board in just the 3rd minute of play.
The Lady Vikings were relentless going forward tonight getting numbers forward and creating chances from all over the field.

Sophomore, Emily Keoughan started at outside back and moved up top and with her first touch on the ball ran onto a quality ball over the top from Gabbie Puente and touched it over the oncoming John Paul goalkeeper for a 2-0 Lady Viking lead.

Keoughan adds to her goal total, now at 7.  Gamboa added 2 more in just the first half to complete her hat trick scoring goals 6, 7, and 8 on the year.

Gwennie Puente was not ending the half without a goal and with 42 seconds left in the half she scored her 9th goal of the season.

"This was a complete game, we scored from just about every area on the field and we defended very well," commented LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings complete 2014 with a win returning on January 5th to host Parish and then they compete in their own showcase, the National Elite Prep Showcase (formerly the Nolan Showcase) on January 8th.

#lvsGameDay; LVS loves #SGP

Hey Lady Vikings fans, the JV defeated John Paul II last night 3-1 to improve to 3-2 in district play and 5-3-0 overall.  Goals were scored by Mikaela Gamboa, Emma Hernandez, and Rachel Emrich.

The varsity starts the second half of district play TONIGHT against John Paul II as well in a varsity double header with the men who follow against Bishop Dunne.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

John Paul end of week; NEPS

The Lady Vikings take their 6-2-0 record into this final week of the semester and end 2014 with a home match against John Paul II on Thursday night at 5:30pm.  The 5-3-0 JV hosts John Paul II on Wednesday night at 5:30pm.

Already half way through the district season, the Lady Vikings enjoy a 1-game week before heading into finals and the Christmas Break.

In the past, Nolan Catholic has travelled west during the Christmas Break to the Tri-Valley Classic in San Francisco, CA to take on the powers in California and Arizona.

"We just haven't been able to make it work the last 3 years, but the benefits of the event helped us start quality relationships with top powerhouse programs all across the country and the National Elite Prep Showcase (former Nolan Showcase) was born," mentioned LVS head coach Jay Fitzgerald.

This year the showcase features the #1 team in the country, Cathedral Catholic which is stacked with players from the Surf Soccer Club out of San Diego.  Other out of state teams coming in this year are Santa Margarita, El Camino Real, Liberty, Steele Canyon - all from California along with American Heritage Plantation from Florida and Madison Central from Mississippi.

Thirty-eight teams complete the NEPS field and it is impressive.  CLICK HERE for more information about this national showcase.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Special Moments to #WWC Qualifying

The countdown has now well and truly begun. The final few berths for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ have now been filled, and the world finally learns which teams will be pitted against each other in the group stage.  To mark this occasion, brings you the ten greatest moments on the road to Canada.

Nadeshiko break continental curse
In Asia, the reigning world champions sent out a clear signal by winning the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2014. As incredible as it may seem, Japan had never before lifted their continental trophy in 13 previous attempts, but the Nadeshiko finally put that right by defeating Australia in this year’s final.

Youth prospers
Age offers no protection from folly, as William Shakespeare knew well. If you amend this saying to suit Vivianne Miedema, it might then read: “…nor does youth offer protection from the desire to score”. Her name is closely associated with the Netherlands’ recent success. At just 18, the forward not only scored all of the Oranje Leeuwinnen’s three goals in the play-off final against Italy but also topped the goalscoring list with 16 strikes.

It's only over when the whistle blows
With 30 minutes played, Ecuador already trailed Argentina 2-0 at the Copa America Femenina and had seemingly blown their chance of reaching the World Cup finals. But anyone who thought the match was done and dusted did not envisage the impact Carina Caicedo, Ingrid Rodriguez and Giannina Lattanzio would have on proceedings. Thanks to their goals, La Tricolor fought their way back into the game, ultimately winning 3-2 to secure third place. Their subsequent intercontinental play-off against fourth-placed CONCACAF side Trinidad and Tobago was similarly action-packed but was only resolved in the dying seconds of the second leg, when Monica Quinteros scored in stoppage time to spark Ecuadorian celebrations.

Fans awaiting next year’s tournament will not only be eager to see 24 teams contest the title but also to welcome several competition debutants. Ecuador, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Costa Rica, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Thailand all successfully navigated qualifying to reach football’s biggest stage for the first time.

Exciting duels
While Europe’s favourites quickly wrapped up group wins in their qualifying campaigns, other sections witnessed some fascinating duels. In Group 2, Spain and Italy were locked in a head-to-head race from which La Roja emerged victorious. Spain prevailed in an encounter between the pair to finish the qualifying phase with three extra points. It was a similar story between Norway and the Netherlands in Group 5, with the sides ultimately separated by just two points.

300 and counting
US international Christie Rampone won her 300th international cap in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Championship against Mexico, making her only the second player to reach this landmark after compatriot and former team-mate Kristine Lilly. The three-time Olympic champion shows no sign of hanging up her boots, and next summer’s showpiece in Canada will be her fifth appearance at women football’s premier event.

The joy of extra time
It is one of the most wonderful feelings in the game: to score the winner in stoppage time after defeat seemed certain and spirits had been crushed. Mexico’s coach and fans must have endured something similar recently after El Tri were forced into a long and nervous wait for their World Cup ticket. The Mexicans began their CONCACAF Championship campaign with a defeat and had to fight it out with Trinidad and Tobago for the last direct qualifying place after being beaten by the Stars and Stripes in the semi-final. Although the match was delicately poised, defeat still seemed likely in the 78th minute. But the Mexicans netted an equaliser before an extra-time brace from Veronica Charlyn Corral secured victory for Mexico.

The final hurdle
Côte d’Ivoire went into their third-place play-off against South Africa knowing they needed a win to qualify – a feat they duly achieved. Although their opponents generally dominated the encounter, they could not find the target, paving the way for Ida Guehai to score the winner for the West African side five minutes from time.

Perfect tens
Germany, France, England and Sweden all secured their place in Canada in style. Each team posted ten wins from ten qualifying games, scoring a mammoth 200 goals between them while conceding only nine.

What's 'conceding'?

While the four sides listed above only occasionally let their guard down, New Zealand’s goalkeeper never once had to pick the ball out of the net during the Oceanic qualifying tournament. The Football Ferns last conceded a goal in 2007, against Tonga, during qualification for that year's FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Friday, December 5, 2014

LVS ousted on Ursuline Home Opener

On Wednesday night, Ursuline Academy played their first ever official home soccer match and Nolan Catholic did not get to join in the celebration as they were outlasted 5-1.  Gabbie Puente scored the Lady Vikings only goal of the night off a corner from Megan Bettinger.

"It hurt to get punched in the mouth tonight," said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings had an chance early to get on the board but on Ursulines first 2 shots, they built a 2-0 lead just 12 minutes into the match.

Fitzgerald continued, "they struck first and didn't stop even after we got the game back, they struck again before the half and 4-1 is so much different then 3-1 going into halftime."

Five minutes into the second half, Jordan Gamboa found a good spot and just couldn't convert off a nicely timed pass from Gwennie Puente to trim the Bears lead to two.

"It was their night tonight," Fitzgerald commented who hit a milestone of his own, coaching his 400th game as the head coach for the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program.

Fitzgerald on his 400th game...
"We have a special group of young ladies and it is a privilege to coach them.  The Lady Vikings Family means a lot to me... good times, good people."

The JV played first on the evening and Tatiana Rosario only managed to score 1 goal but Ursuline had 1 more and the JV dropped to 3-2 on the year with the 2-1 loss to the Lady Bears.

Next week the Lady Vikings have a bye on Monday and will return home on Thursday to begin the second half of the district season as they host John Paul II.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TCA win, on to Ursuline

The JV and Varsity soccer teams outscored TCA at home on Monday night by a score of 15-1.  Six Lady Vikings scored multiple goals on the night.  Tatiana Rosario and Mikaela Gamboa each scored a pair of goals for the JV as Selena Guzman scored her first of the year in route to a 5-0 district win and a 3-1 record.

It was then time for the varsity to get a shot at the Lady Trojans.  The Norsemen were on hand and that is always good news for the Lady Vikings.  The Lady Vikings are 4-1-0 when the Norsemen are present.

Gwennie Puente, Marissa Baldasti, and Emily Keoughan all scored 2 goals on the night.  Hats off to Jordan Gamboa as she completed the hat trick in the first half of play while freshman, Paige Rotto scored her first high school goal.

The Lady Vikings doubled the JV's goal output with a 10-1 win, improving to 6-1 on the season.

Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald commented after the match, "we were very good tonight, the movement was outstanding."  Fitzgerald couldn't be more impressed coming out of the Thanksgiving break.

"You never know what you are going to get after breaks.  We had a week off and we looked fresh.  We set the tone from the beginning", Fitzgerald added.

The Lady Vikings play again tomorrow night on a short turn around as they travel to Ursuline on what marks the first home match in the history of the Lady Bear program.

The JV kick the night off at 5:00pm and the varsity follow at 6:30pm.

Monday, December 1, 2014

District continues with home and away; JV at All Saints Shootout

The Lady Vikings return to the field tonight hosting Trinity Christian as they continue district play.  The 2-1 JV kicks the night off at 5:30pm and the varsity follow at 7:00pm.  The varsity is coming off a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to Bishop Lynch a couple weeks ago while the JV owned a 2-0 shutout win over the Lady Friars to even their district mark at 1-1.

The JV and Varsity will hit the road again on Wednesday night taking on Ursuline at 5:00pm and 6:30pm at Ursuline's new, on campus soccer/field hockey facility.  That game was moved from Thursday night due to the NCAA Women's Soccer Division I Final Four being held in Boca Raton, FL.  Most of the players will be traveling east to take part in the college showcase event that is held in conjunction with the Final Four.  Virginia will take on Texas A&M in the first semi-final on Friday and Stanford and Florida State will go at each other in the second semi-final.  Both matches will be LIVE on ESPNU at 4:00pm and 6:30pm CST.

On Friday, the JV will compete in the All Saints Shootout at All Saints Episcopal in west Fort Worth. Their first game is at 5:45pm against John Cooper from Houston at the football stadium.

On Saturday the JV will play a double header on the day, taking on Trinity Valley at 9:30am and their third match will be at 3:00pm.  They will be in the football stadium for their first Saturday match and then at the soccer stadium for their next match.

Friday, November 28, 2014


See what some LVSers are #THANKFUL for....LVS Soccer Family, Friends, and the Nolan Catholic Community.  The sacrifices you make today will lead to a better you.
Featuring… Birbs, Regan, Weslee, Allison, Gamboa’s, Wiche, Emily, Sarah Brown, Sarah Becan, Abbey, Sophie, Becca, Emrich’s, Kittle, Brennan, Paige, Alyssa, Anna, Megan B, and Taylor. 

Family, Friends, Dog, Love, Laughter, Cowboys, Apple Pie, Food, Faith, School, Soccer, Whataburger, and LVS.

Be proud and thankful of who you are!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

JV & Varsity Split; #7 outlasts #23

The Nolan Catholic women's JV team got back on the field after nearly 2 weeks without a game and did it in fine fashion.  They played host to the Bishop Lynch Lady Friars only waited to the 2nd half to catch fire.  Head coach, Alex Mechalske said, "We were chipping away the whole time and got the well deserved win."

Mikaelya Gamboa got the Lady Vikings on the board and Tatiana Rosario added the insurance goal.  Both goals occurred in the second half and the Lady Vikings road that 2 goal lead through to the final whistle.

The JV improved to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in district play.  They take on the varsity team from Pantego Christian Academy tomorrow at 4:30pm at Doskocil Stadium.

TAPPS 1-5A continues to be a district to be reckoned with...the top 3 teams are nationally ranked in the Top 25 and full of college soccer commits.  Two of the 3 powerhouse programs in the district met tonight at Nolan Catholic and the fans got a treat.

With 5 goals scored, end to end action, and dynamic play from every position on the field, this wasn't your typical women's high school match but your typical TAPPS 1-5A match.

But it was Bishop Lynch that got the last word in and came away with a 3-2 victory over Nolan Catholic improving to 4-1 on the season and in district play.

The Lady Vikings did not waste any time getting on the board with a Sarah Brown goal in the 3rd minute off a pass from Marissa Baldasti.  The half saw impressive attacking personality from both teams throughout the half but unfortunately for the Lady Vikings, the Friars were able to even the score before the end of the opening half.

The two teams continued to put the pedal to the medal throughout the 2nd half and senior, captain Gwennie Puente was able to take a well played ball from Megan Bettinger and while getting hammered during her attempt was able to put the ball in the near post top corner for a 2-1 lead.

"The timing, the pass, the connection, the run, and the finish were all top class," said Lady Vikings head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

Bishop Lynch had the answer and with 8 minutes to play the Lady Vikings were down for the first time in the match after the Friars scored 2 unanswered goals and that is how it ended.

Fitzgerald commented, "We left some chances on the table and we will capitalize on those in the future; tons of upside and we are just 6 games into a 30+ game season."

The Lady Vikings return home the Monday after Thanksgiving on December 1st to take on Trinity Christian Academy at 5:30pm (JV) and 7:00pm (Varsity).


7 Bishop Lynch at 23 Nolan Catholic TONIGHT 5:30pm/7:15pm

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lady Vikings improve in district; Lynch on Thursday

The Nolan Catholic women's soccer team improved to 5-0-0 on the season with tonights 4-0 shutout on the road against Liberty Christian.  Jordan Gamboa started the scoring off after Gwennie Puente was brought down in the box by the goalkeeper.  Gamboa followed up the lose ball and put the Lady Vikings on the board in the 2nd minute of play.

The buildup play continued as Lady Vikings goalkeeper, Piper Head started the attack with an early ball out to Emily Keoughan who connected in the midfield and then through to Gabbie Puente down the left side who sent an early ball to her sister, Gwennie who deposited it in the top corner to double the Lady Viking lead.

Just before half, Gwennie Puente took another ball from Gabbie and smashed it near post for a 3-0 lead just before halftime.

Throughout the 1st half, senior GK, Piper Head came up with a couple saves to keep the clean sheet and that continued through the second half and the end of the game for her 5th shutout of the season.

Jordan Gamboa, Marissa Baldasti, Emily Keoughan, and Megan Bettinger all had quality opportunities in the 2nd half and kept the pressure on the Lady Warrior back line and just couldn't get one in until the end of the half when Gamboa scored her second goal of the game and of the season off a cross from Sarah Brown.

Associate Head Coach, Todd Fitzgerald said, "When you keep pressing and attacking good things happen, we won both halves and we didn't have our best stuff but those goals were fun to watch."

The Lady Vikings return home just for the 2nd time this season as they host Bishop Lynch on Thursday night.  The JV kick-off at 5:30pm and the varsity follow at 7:15pm.

Liberty and Lynch this week; Pantego on Friday

The Lady Vikings find themselves on the road again tonight as they have been for 3 of their first 4 games on the 2015 season. Tonight, the Liberty Christian Lady Warriors play host to Nolan for a 5:00pm varsity kick-off.

On Thursday, Nolan Catholic returns home to take on Bishop Lynch with the JV getting everything started at 5:30pm followed by the varsity  at 7:15pm

JV will turn around and play again on Friday at Doskocil Stadium at 4:30pm against the varsity team from Pantego.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

LVS Home Opener a Success

It must be soccer season.  The bitter north wind kicked in just in time and slowed the Lady Vikings down for just a little bit until Gwennie Puente opened the scoring in the 8th minute and doubled that lead just 16 minutes later.  Jordan Gamboa and Gabbie Puente had the helpers.
The Lady Vikings continued their push and got 2 more goals, the first one on a PK and the second one off a corner.  Emily Keoughan got taken down in the box as she made her way from midfield, and converted on the attempt.  Centerback, Regan Hafer took a Gabbie Puente corner and headed it over the outstretched arms of the Prestonwood goalkeeper to build on the lead, going into halftime on top 4-0.

Keoughan added 2 more goals in the second half completing the hat trick.  Rebecca Traynor and Jordan Gamboa had the assists on Keoughan's, two, second half goals.

Kat Paul finished off the afternoon with her first goal of the season with 12 minutes to go.

Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald mentioned, "we created and scored goals from a lot of different areas on the field."

The Lady Vikings improve to 4-0-0 overall and in district play.  They will go on the road again Monday to take on Liberty Christian before returning home on Thursday to host Bishop Lynch.

#LVSgameday; Video

Nolan vs Prestonwood TODAY

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day from LVS; Video


Lady Vikings shutout Dunne

With 5 different players scoring in tonight's 10-0 win, the Lady Vikings improve to 3-0.  Freshman, Megan Bettinger takes her hat off and then adds one more for 4 goals on the night, 6 on the season.  Marissa Baldasti and Sarah Brown each score a pair while Kat Paul and Emily Keoughan add one a piece.  

"With adverse conditions and our first game on grass this year, we were able to establish a real good rhythm tonight and everyone contributed," mentioned associate head coach, Todd Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings are known for spreading the wealth and in the last 3 games, 12 different players have contributed in the LVS scoring, 8 of those players, have scored goals.

District season continues on Thursday as the Lady Vikings host the Lady Lions from Prestonwood.  This marks the home opener for the Nolan Catholic women and the first varsity match on the brand new Doskocil Stadium surface.  That match will kick-off in the afternoon at 3:00pm.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

District continues for Lady Vikings; Home opener on Thursday

The Lady Vikings head on the road again on Monday as they travel to Bishop Dunne for a 5:30pm tilt.  The 2-0 Lady Vikings take on the 0-1 Lady Falcons.  Bishop Dunne lost at Prestonwood by a score of 2-0 last week.

Nolan Catholic will host Prestonwood for a rare 3:00pm district kick-off on Thursday.  This will mark the first varsity district home match on the new surface at Doskocil Stadium.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nolan Catholic rolls over Parish

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer team rolled this evening past Parish Episcopal by a score of 3-0.  It wasn't until the second half when the Lady Vikings got on the board with goals by Marissa Baldasti, a second in as many nights for Megan Bettinger, and third added by sophomore, Kate Kleiser.
The Lady Vikings outshot Parish 25-1 in a match that saw LVS opportunities from all over the field: breakaways, crosses, combinations, set pieces, etc.

Head coach Jay Fitzgerald commented on the night, "We put major pressure on them from the opening whistle; their GK played well but we just chipped away all night and scored 3 fabulous goals."

It was a bit of a frustrating first half for the Lady Vikings as they could not buy a goal but it wasn't for a lack of rhythm.  Of the 25 shots, 18 of those were on frame.

"We had players playing all sorts of different roles from last year, and for us to create the amount of quality chances we did, is a tribute to the attention to detail this group has," said Fitzgerald.

LVS forwards, Emily Keoughan and Kat Paul both played outside back the entire second half and gave up nothing.  Centerback, Kate Kleiser pushed up to central midfield and got 2 shots off and on her 3rd, scored the final goal on the evening which turned out to be the #TACOgoal.

The Lady Vikings will stay on the road on Monday as they take on Bishop Dunne which will kick-off at 5:30pm.  This match was originally suppose to be played at Nolan but was switched to Dunne.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

District continues on Thursday

The Lady Vikings travel to Parish Episcopal on Thursday night for a 6:30pm kick-off.  Parish is the newest team to join TAPPS 1-5A.  The match will be varsity only as Parish was not able to make a JV team.

LVS opened on the road on Monday night with a 3-0 win over John Paul II and Parish had a bye.  Other district scores on opening week saw Ursuline beat TCA 6-0, Lynch take down Liberty 4-0, and Prestonwood overtake Bishop Dunne by a score of 2-0.

In other news for the Lady Vikings, there will be a new Nolan Women's Soccer app that will launch later next week for players, parents, fans, and alumni to get up to the minute updates on the program. The app will be available through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

LVS shuts out Cardinals on the road; Parish on Thursday

The Lady Vikings couldn't wait to get the new season started after losing just 2 games in 2014.  They go on the road and get another result.  Traveling to John Paul on Monday night, Nolan Catholic earned a convincing 3-0 shutout over the Lady Cardinals.

Gabbie Puente got the Lady Vikings on the board in the 14th minute after earning a free kick from just outside the corner of the 18 yard box.  Puente sent a well placed ball over the top of the John Paul II goalkeeper who finished with 7 saves on the evening.

Gwennie Puente and Megan Bettinger added to the Lady Vikings lead in the 2nd half in the 46th and 58th minutes.  Bettinger, a freshman, scored her first career high school goal on the evening.

"This was one of the most efficient games we have played in a long time, " commented LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald, "we had a good rhythm the entire game and our attacking mentality was impressive."

Senior, GK, Piper Head earned the shutout on the evening with 5 saves.  The Lady Vikings outshot the Cardinals 17-7 and are 1-0-0 on the season.  

Nolan will travel to Parish Episcopal on Thursday.  Kick-Off is at 6:30pm.

The JV team dropped their district opener to John Paul II by a score of 3-1.  Even though the Lady Vikes scored the games first goal, John Paul scored 3 unanswered goals.  

Mikaela Gamboa scored on her first high school shot to put the Lady Vikings up 1-0.  That was all the scoring the Lady Vikings would do on the evening.  JV head coach, Alex Mechalske said, "We had some very dangerous moments on the day but we just did not execute early on goal, got behind, and just couldn't get that next one to go in."

The JV doesn't play their next game until November 20th at home against Bishop Lynch on November 20th but will get a friendly or 2 in prior to that next district match-up.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

LVS Hits the Road: District Season First

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer 2015 campaign starts on Monday night as they take on John Paul II with the JV getting it all started at 5:30pm with the varsity following at 7:00pm.

Defending district and regional champions, a 24-2-5 record in 2014 and a Top 20 National Ranking, the Lady Vikings look to earn another trip to the Final Four.

"Our program has won a lot of games throughout the years, but the group we had last year was special and this year is no different," commented head coach Jay Fitzgerald.

Tryouts finished up a couple of weeks ago, the teams are set and it is time to hit the ground running.

Fitzgerald added, "We play in one of the nation's most competitive districts and we pride ourself in playing one of the nation's top schedules."

The Lady Vikings will spend the next 2 months with district play before taking on the public schools in January, hosting the National Elite Prep Showcase where they will take on teams from California and Florida.  The remaining district schedule is sprinkled in throughout January and the beginning of February before the playoffs kick-off the middle of February.

After Monday's tilt with John Paul II, the Lady Vikings remain on the road on Thursday as they travel to Parish Episcopal.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soccer Firsts for LVS; 2015 Season Underway

It was 79 days ago when the Lady Vikings got together for the first time since finishing school last May.  The off-season has come and gone.  Try-outs began last Monday and lasted all week ending with a date with Paddle Boards and Clay Pigeons.
The turn-out for soccer this year was impressive; 51 players signed up for soccer, spending the last 2 and a half months preparing for the season.  Teams were selected yesterday and the final rosters will be set this coming Friday.

The JV kicked off the season with the first ever soccer game at the new and improved Doskocil Stadium this evening... new turf was installed over the summer and construction has begun on the new state-of-the-art press box, concession area, and video board.
Five goals on the night for the Lady Vikes and first ever high school goals scored by Mikaela Gamboa, Emma Hernandez, and Rachel Emrich.  Koryn Brookshire added 2 of her own and the JV outlasted HSAA by a score of 5-0.

Head varsity coach Jay Fitzgerald was impressed with the strong showing tonight.  "The JV had some personality about themselves tonight and it was fun to see them breaking in the new surface," Fitzgerald commented.

The varsity followed the JV with an inter-squad scrimmage of their own.

The season officially starts next Monday as the Lady Vikings take to the road when they travel to John Paul II for a JV and Varsity match.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Team Selection: Home Scrimmages this Week

With try-outs concluding last week, the first round of team selections will be posted on Monday in C-Hall and Arena. Varsity and JV teams will start training this week in preparation for scrimmages on Tuesday and Thursday. Final rosters will be posted on Friday, October 31st.

The Lady Vikings will kick-off their season a week from Monday on the road at John Paul II with a JV and Varsity tilt at 5:00pm and 6:30pm.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TRY-OUTS This Week; Retreat on Friday

For players interested in playing soccer this season, please join us for try-outs this week. The bus will leave at 2:25pm SHARP and will return at 4:30pm. Please wear blue shirt and blue shorts and bring cleats and running shoes to each session.

The first round of roster cuts will be on Monday, October 27th and final selections will be made on November 1st.

The LVS Retreat Day will be ALL DAY on Friday, October 24th. Details coming on Monday.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

LVS15 Welcome Back Brunch

WHO: Players, Parents, & Coaches

Please join us in welcoming our LVS Community as we continue our winning tradition in developing young ladies on and off the field. We will introduce prospective players, the coaching staff, and discuss the year ahead. We are excited about where we have come from and excited about where we are headed.

RSVP and make payment to Piper, Gwennie, or Gabbie by this Friday (October 3rd)

WHEN: Monday, October 6th  
TIME: 1:00pm-3:00pm
WHERE: Joe T Garcia’s La Puertita

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LVS ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; ACCEPTED

Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald challenged his team and they ACCEPTED.

LVS nominates Kaycie Tillman, Natalie McDonough, Jamie Jeffrey, Coach Hedges and the rest of the Bishop Lynch Women's Soccer Team.

LVS thanks UFC World Champ, Johny Hendricks for speaking to us and would like to challenge him to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  They would also like to challenge US Soccer National Team Star, Megan Rapinoe and her sister Rachael Rapinoe to the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Thanks for bringing RSC to Texas.  Can't wait for you to come back.


$60 has been donated to by the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team and Jay Fitzgerald has matched that donation with another $60.  "What an awful disease; why not have some fun while donating money to a great cause," said Fitzgerald.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Create a World without ALS!!!  #IceBucketChallenge #StrikeOutALS

Monday, July 28, 2014

Important LVS15 information; soccer season begins August 13th

All players interested in playing soccer must be registered in the Athletic Period (0 Period).
Roster selection will be on-going from August-October.  Try-outs will be on Monday, October 20th.  Rosters will be posted on October 21st and final rosters will be submitted to TAPPS on Tuesday, October 28th.