The LVS Experience
is like no other...
Community, & Competition.
The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program has over 900 wins since 1983, 4 State Championships, 36 Final Four Appearances & Regional Championships and 16 State Runner- Ups and consistently gains local, regional, and national respect.
The LVS Experience is like no other.
The expectations of the student-athletes at Nolan Catholic are extremely high, not because the standards are high, but because the individuals have a true competitive spirit.
History, tradition, success, consistency on and off the field along with selfless community service has put the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team on the national map.
Strength of schedule is second to none, hosting the nations #1 showcase, the National Elite Prep Showcase in its 18th year. With their annual trip to California to play the best of the west, the Lady Vikings are always up for a challenge. A healthy mix of their own district private school teams and the top UIL powerhouse public schools are always on tap each season.
We help identify player key qualities through an individual development plan for each player to help steer our LVSers down the appropriate development pathway. We are about progress and growth. We want to get better every day and in the end our players become better people on and off the field.
We take great pride in our program and the overall experience it provides for young ladies.
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Director of Soccer
Varsity Head Coach
Jay Fitzgerald, 24th Season
410 W, 145 L, 50 T (604 games)
Jay just completed his 23rd year as Head Coach for the Women’s Varsity Soccer Team at Nolan Catholic High School coaching over 600 games for the Lady Vikings. Jay won his 400th game last season with a career record of 410-145-50, all 604 games at Nolan Catholic. He has taken his teams to the State Final Four 15 out of the past 19 years – 6 District Championships, 17 Regional Championships, and 12 State Runner-Up finishes. The Women’s team has advanced to a record 36th TAPPS State Final Four gaining National recognition ever since 1999. The Lady Vikings have been National Ranked every year since 1999. ESPN has had the Lady Vikings as high as #3 in the Nation in 1999.
Jay is a USSF 'A' License Coach on staff with US Soccer working in the Market Training Centers identifying top female players in the area in consideration for youth national teams and also involved with the US Soccer national team programs. He helped the U21 Women’s National Team to a Nordic Cup Championship over Norway in 2005 with the likes of Carly Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.
As a staff coach for the Solar Soccer Club, the #1 ranked youth soccer club in the country, Jay coaches in the ECNL and ECRL with an 05 team along with responsibilities for all the goalkeepers in the ECNL platform. The ECNL is the top girls youth league in the world.
Jay is one of the founders of JATO Athletics, an outsourced athletic department and resource dedicated to advancing athletics throughout the country. He had an outstanding playing career in college and professionally. He played at Creighton University from 1991-1995. He played professionally with the Dallas Burn from 1996-1997, with the Sacramento Scorpions (A-League) in 1997, and with the Texas Spurs of PDL in 1998. Additionally he played with the U23 National Team for the Olympic Festival in 1996. He graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Creighton University. Jay graduated high school from The Oakridge School in Arlington.
JV Head Coach
Edward Hernandez, 4th Season
Edward just finished his 3rd year as JV coach for the Lady Vikings. He also coaches at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton helping with soccer and football. He is the father of current and former LVSers and brings a wealth of experience to the Lady Vikings Program. He has also spent time coaching club soccer for the Dallas Texans Soccer Club.