Athletics

 
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Valkyrie STATE of Mind
(100 State Titles to be exact!)

 

With one of the most successful girls' athletic programs in the state Sacred Heart Academy understands the meaning of giving 110%.

 

There’s no stopping the heart. It fuels us and pushes us to reach for greatness.

 

The 15 sports offered at SHA represent just a handful of ways students can become involved and show their Valkyrie pride! Our school spirit reaches way up into the stands where our Valkyries support their sisters at every big game. Nearly 50 percent of students participate in at least one sport, including three no-cut sports and intramural flag football. Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities are conveniently located on campus, equipped with a gym, fitness center, turf field, two grass fields, softball field, regulation track, and field houses.

 

 

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STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

100 State Champs

 

Basketball: 1976, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2021
Bowling: 2006
Cheer: 1995
Cross Country: 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014
Dance: 2009, 2017/Jazz, 2019/Jazz, 2021/Pom
Field Hockey: 1983, 1986, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021
Golf: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Lacrosse: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019
Soccer: 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2018, 2020
Swim and Dive: 1963, 1964, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Tennis: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021
Track and Field: 2004, 2011
Volleyball: 2003, 2016

 

The athletic department is led by Donna Bender Moir ’79. During her tenure as Athletic Director, Moir has overseen the enormous growth and success of SHA’s athletic program with 70 state titles and championships in SHA sports since 1993.

As the head basketball coach, Moir became the first woman in the state to win the basketball championship as a player (1976) and as a coach (2002, 2003, 2004, 2021). Coach Moir is a member of the KY High School Basketball Hall of Fame, the Metro Athletic Directors Hall of Fame, the KY Athletic Hall of Fame, the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame, and the Valkyrie Hall of Fame. She was also recently honored as the 2019-20 NATIONAL Girls Basketball Coach of the Year and the 2020-21 State Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. 

Assistant Athletic Director and Varsity Golf Team Coach, Mackenzie Moir joined the athletic staff in 2018. She is a 2011 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and played golf for the University of Cincinnati. Assistant to Athletics, Meredith Oliva (Ashy), joined the athletic staff in 2019. She graduated from SHA in 2012 and played volleyball for Ohio University.  She is also the Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach and the Clubs and Activities Coordinator at SHA. 

All three of these Forever Valkyries pour their hearts into everything and everyone they touch at Sacred Heart and are beloved by their students, staff, and parents. 

Horton Field
 
Horton Field

Mrs. Moir was recently interviewed by the Motz Group, the company responsible for the installation of our first turf field and its replacement, to highlight our partnership in providing the safest surfaces for our student-athletes. Learn about the benefits of SHA's turf field and see some recent highlights from our award-winning athletic program here.

SHA’s on-campus, state-of-the-art turf field is used year-round by three lacrosse teams (90 players), three field hockey teams (80 players) and two soccer teams (45 players), and our championship flag football team. It is also home to multiple summer camps, PE classes, field days, and other special occasions.

Horton Field is a CrossFlex synthetic turf system from the Motz Group that has installed 500+ sports fields in over 40 years. The turf field was originally installed in 2010 and fully replaced summer of 2020. It has a shock absorption/concussion pad and Envirofill. According to the website, Envirofill is a firm, fast and safe surface built for maximum playability. Microban® antimicrobial protection is infused into Envirofill during the manufacturing process to help prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration.

Horton Field is a special place for our athletes, coaches, and fans. And of course, it’s full of HEART.

Tickets to 2021-22 SHA Athletic Events

All tickets will be sold online again this year. NO tickets will be sold at the gate. Click HERE to purchase tickets, and cheer our Valkyries to victory!

Athletic Forms

 

KHSAA Participation and Physical Evaluation Form

Impact Testing Instructions

 

 

 

You can reach the Athletic office by calling 502.893.9353.