WISH Soccer Team of the Year: Sacred Heart

WISH Soccer Team of the Year: Sacred Heart

(Cover photo: Sacred Heart celebrating its 2015 state championship title. Credit: Conor Revell)

Ashli McLean

Join us at the Crowne Plaza on Sept. 20 for the 2nd annual Women In Sports Honors (WISH)! We’ll be celebrating 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 11th 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…

Soccer Team of the Year:  Sacred Heart Academy

The Sacred Heart Valkyries’ soccer program went 22-4-1 last season, scoring 103 goals while only giving up seven. Mid-season, the Valkyries won the prestigious Lexington Catholic Lady Knights Challenge Cup defeating Manual, Highlands, and Notre Dame Academy.

Sacred Heart went on to capture the 27th District title and the Region 7 Championship with important wins over Male and Assumption. In the KHSAA state tournament, they defeated Simon Kenton, Notre Dame, and Bethlehem before capturing the state title with a 1-0 win over Lexington Catholic.  The Valkyries set two new state records on their championship run with 22 shutouts on the season, and 12 straight to end the year, not giving up a goal for the last six weeks of the season.

The Valykries finished with three First Team All-State girls and two on the state all-tournament team. The state tournament MVP was Claire Fell, while Cat Fell was named Miss Kentucky Soccer.

As good as they are on the field, the Valkyries were also excellent in the classroom, compiling a team GPA of 3.81.

Join us as we celebrate Sacred Heart soccer and a host of other team and individual winners at WISH on Sept. 20! For ticket information, click here.