(Cover photo credit: Sacred Heart Academy Twitter)
The 2nd annual Women In Sports Honors (WISH) is in 20 days! Join us as we celebrate our city’s most decorated female athletes and contributors to women’s athletics. The evening will feature a VIP reception, table-seating dinner, cash bar, and awards ceremony.
Produced by the Louisville Women’s Sports Network, WISH is presented by KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine and Kroger. It is supported in part by Bill Collins Ford, WAVE 3 News, UPS, and Alpha Media.
For now, here’s a look at the seventh of 15 teams that will receive our “Outstanding Team of the Year” award for their respective sport. We’ll cover one team per day, so stay tuned…
Golf Team of the Year: Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart Academy’s golf team won last season’s Fifth Region with a 29-over par 317. The Valkyries had a 24-stroke advantage over the runner up. They were also led by junior Ryan Bender’ first place finish with a four-over par 76.
Sacred Heart advanced in the KHSAA state tournament with one freshman, two sophomores, one junior, and one senior. The Valkyries placed sixth, the highest for any Louisville-area team. They had two top-30 finishers in Bender (tied for 21st) and Erin Rowland (four-way tie for 27th), along with three other finishers in the top 60.
Join us as we celebrate Sacred Heart golf and a host of other team and individual winners at WISH on Sept. 20! For ticket information, click here.