Valkyrie STATE of Mind
(107 State Titles, to be exact!)
With the highest-ranked athletic program in the state and #13 in the country, Sacred Heart Academy student-athletes understand the meaning of giving 110%.
There’s no stopping the heart. It fuels us and pushes us to reach for greatness.
- 15 sports, one team. Unstoppable Valkyrie Pride.
- More than 50% of students participate in athletics
- At least one no-cut sport each season, a place for every Valkyrie
- 107 State Championships, four Olympic athletes
- 124 committed collegiate athletes in the last five years
- Club and intramural sports like flag football, beach volleyball, and pickleball
- State-of-the-art athletic facilities on campus
- Fitness center
- Turf field
- Two grass fields
- Softball field
- Regulation track
- Five tennis courts
- Two field houses
- Two locker rooms
Basketball: 1976, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2021, 2022, 2023
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, 2023
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, 2022, 2023
Tennis: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Track and Field: 2004, 2011
Volleyball: 2003, 2016
The athletic department is led by Donna Bender Moir ’79. During her tenure, the program has experienced tremendous growth and success and has accrued more than 80 of our total 106 state championships since she took the lead in 1991.
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, 2022, and 2023). 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 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.
Both 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.
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 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!
You can reach the Athletic office by calling 502.893.9353.