Regular Season Opener
National Rival, Ursuline
The rivalry is the same as well as the stakes but when Nolan Catholic meets Ursuline on Thursday night for the teams regular season home opener, the game doesn't count toward their district record.
TAPPS realigned the districts this year which saw Nolan opposite, rival Ursuline for the first time in the 2 teams history. Ursuline is in TAPPS 2-6A with Prestonwood, Lynch, Dunne, and John Paul II while Nolan Catholic remains in TAPPS 1-6A but with TCA, Liberty Christian, and All Saints. "Can't say I like the new districts but that doesn't change how competitive our schedule is," says LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald. The Lady Vikings continue to play the 2-6A teams along with the nations #1 team, St. Thomas Aquinas from Florida and 4 other out of state teams from California in the National Elite Prep Showcase (hosted by Nolan Catholic and Southlake Carroll) and the Tri-Valley Classic in San Francisco, CA. Keller, Lubbock Coronado, Rouse, and Cedar Ridge are highlighted teams that Nolan Catholic will match up with this season. CLICK HERE for full schedule.
Each and every year, Fitzgerald takes pride in playing one of the nations most competitive schedules, "We want our young women to experience the most competitive and challenging environment here at Nolan Catholic. There is no high school team in any other sport around the entire country that plays the amount of out of town teams that we do, year in and year out. Growth and development are the priorities."
This Thursday night the Lady Vikings will take on Ursuline in a football double header following the Vikings JV football team vs All Saints.
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