Middle School Spring Sports Start Dates
Sacred Heart offers softball, tennis, and track and field for grades 5th-8th grade starting in the spring. All three teams compete in the NOAL league for games, matches, and meets. Each sport is different and offers limited entries to competitions. Once your daughter has made a commitment to her sport(s), the coaches will send you specific information pertaining to that sport. Deadline to join a team is Wednesday, March 9.
Monday, February 14 and every Monday (3:45-5:15) and Wednesday (3:00-4:30) at The Fly.
Tuesday, February 15 and every Tuesday and Thursday (4:00-5:30) at City Park Tennis Center.
Track & Field
Tuesday, February 15 and every Tuesday and Thursday (3:30-5:00) at Benson Field.
Transportation will ONLY be provided for competitions. There will be no practices on February 23 or 24. Please email Lanie Victory firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We Need Your Help!
Our Booster Club sponsors our Rosary Gym concession stand for volleyball and basketball games. We are in need of volunteers for the remaining games of the basketball season. Please click the link and volunteer for a concession shift if you are able. All proceeds go to the Booster Club which helps to enhance our athletic department. Thanks for your support!
The Cardinals faced Division I opponent Saint Scholastica last Wednesday at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Cardinals lost 1-0 in a high-paced, high-intensity game in which they dominated the second half. The Cardinals then faced Ben Franklin on Saturday. The score was 1-1 at half but three minutes into the second half, the game was called off due to lightning. The second half of the game will be restarted and played at a future date. Martha Hammet ‘23 scored the lone goal for the Cards, and Vivian Real ‘26 added the assist.
Next up, the Cardinals will face Louise McGehee today at Pan Am Stadium. Good luck, ladies!
The Cardinals added to their winning streak last week with two key contests before they begin their district schedule next week. On Tuesday, the Christ Episcopal Wildcats traveled to the Rosary Gym. Sacred Heart took an early 14-4 lead in the first quarter, which grew to a 27-4 lead at the half. Despite a bit more offensive production from the Wildcats in the third quarter, the Cardinals held strong and were victorious 43-14. Izabella Erazo ’22 led all scorers with twelve points as well as pulling down six rebounds. Leah Varisco ’26 contributed six points but played one of the best defensive games of the season, notching thirteen steals in the process.
The Cardinals then ventured across Lake Pontchartrain on Thursday to Slidell for their annual contest against one of their biggest rivals—Pope John Paul II. While the Cardinals took an early lead, the Jaguars never let the lead slip beyond eight. The game proved to be very physical, with both teams reaching the bonus in the middle of the second quarter. While the Jaguars outscored the Cardinals in the third quarter, Sacred Heart never once surrendered the lead in the game in large part due to their incredible defense. After a back-and-forth fourth quarter, the team erupted in jubilation as the buzzer sounded, securing the 44-36 victory for Sacred Heart. Lillian Balart ’22 led all scorers with a career best of 17 points, while also grabbing five steals. Cami Davis ’23, Bria Egana ’25, Taylor Robert ’25, and Leah Varisco ’26 each contributed six points. Cami also pulled down nine key rebounds, and Egana shot 75% from the field.
The Varsity and JV Cardinals are back in action this Wednesday in away games at New Orleans Charter Science and Math and Thomas Jefferson, respectively. Go Cardinals!
Middle School Soccer
The 7th/8th Red and White soccer teams are both playing quality soccer and peaking at the right time. On Wednesday against John Curtis and despite playing without their coach, the White Team dominated possession, repeatedly won 50/50 balls, and kept play almost exclusively in their offensive end. Strong play on defense by center defender Olivia Keller ’26, and wing defenders Kate Cummings ’26 and Sofia Sercovich ’26 highlighted the White Team's game where the ball just barely stayed out of the John Curtis net en route to a 0-0 tie.
On Friday against Christian Brothers, the White Team again dominated possession, this time against a more talented opponent. After a 1-1 halftime score, Christain Brothers scored two goals on outstanding individual efforts by one player while the White Team continued to play a strong team passing game led by midfielders Shayde Randolph ’26, Avery Alig ’26, Anne Calhoun ’27, Marley Price ’27, and goal scorer Meredith Cortez ’26. Goalie Addy Williams ’26 had several outstanding saves in the 3-1 loss.
On Saturday morning, the Red Team returned to action against a strong Lusher team. The Cardinals dominated the first half with their passing game despite playing against the wind. The first half goal by Edie Yockey ’26 came on a beautiful cross from Caroline Kenter ’27, who repeatedly got open on the right wing. Unfortunately, a Lusher player got her feet tangled with an ASH player at the edge of the box; this led to a penalty kick for Lusher and was against the run of play. The halftime score was 1-1. In the second half, the Cardinals not only dominated with their passing but utilized the now favorable wind and the strong play of their backline of center defenders Emily Guider ’26 and Eleanor Erazo-Pierson ’26 and wing defenders Olivia Keller and Avery Alig. Center midfielders Colette English ’27 and Abby Tuxillo ’26 kept the pressure on with help from wing midfielders Lily Varisco ’27, Caroline Kenter, and Courtney Habetz ’28 and Rosie Varisco ’28. The Lusher defense succumbed to that relentless pressure as forwards Edie Yockery and Meredith Cortez scored in the second half for a 3-1 Cardinal's win.
On Saturday, the 5th/6th Red Team faced a tough opponent, Lusher. Emmy Woodward ’28 and Olivia Champagne ’29 applied tremendous pressure on offense while defenders Campbell Smith ’29 and Cate Turner ’28 were a brick wall in the back. Despite many close opportunities, the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Middle School Basketball
The 5th grade team played St. Martin's Episcopal School last week. While the team did not win the game, the entire team continues to improve on the basic fundamentals of passing, dribbling, and shooting along with basic understanding of offensive and defensive sets. The team works hard in practice to develop the basic competencies needed to play a competitive game. Birdie Berniard ’29 led the team in scoring. The team has a busy week with three upcoming games scheduled vs. John Curtis, Holy Name and Trinity.
The 6th grade team played John Curtis and Ursuline last week. The team lost the game against a much more experienced Curtis team. Rosie Varisco ’28 led the team in scoring with 9 points. Maddie LeBlanc ’28, Camille Hymel ’28, Therese Hymel ’28 and CeCe Ruggles ’28 did an outstanding job on the offensive and defensive boards. A tenacious defensive effort propelled the team to its first victory of the season vs. Lusher, 18-8. Rosie Varisco ’28 again led the team in scoring with 14 points. Courtney Habetz ’28 led the defensive effort with the team playing a suffocating man-to-man defense much of the game. Molly O'Sullivan ’28, Ellie Garrett ’28, and Molly Screen ’28 played valuable minutes last week which should help the team's overall depth for the playoffs. Next up for the Cardinals is McGehee on Wednesday.
The 7th/8th grade team played Louise McGehee and Ursuline last week. The team went 2-0 for the week, beating McGehee 23-9 and Lusher 24-15. In the McGehee game, Lily Varisco ’27, started off hot from behind the arc sinking two 3's and the team played from ahead the rest of the game. Defensive pressure from Caroline Balart ’27 and Lily Rosenstein ’26 forced a lot of Lions turnovers. Poise from Carolne Kenter ’27 helped run the offense with Caroline Balart. Giselle Saborio ’26 knocked down some shots from the wing and post players Michaela Alvarez ’27 and Keira Marchese ’27 grabbed some key offensive rebounds for easy put back lay ups. The team played their most complete game of the season against Lusher excelling both offensively and defensively. Leading the team in scoring was Lily Varisco with nine points followed by Caroline Balart with seven points and Michaela Alvarez with six points. Ellie Habetz ’26, Eleanor Erazo-Pierson ’26 and Gray Gibbs ’26 played tough defense vs. a very tall Lusher front line. Next up for the team is John Curtis on Tuesday and Trinity on Friday.
Varsity Tennis Tryouts
High School Try-outs/Middle School Evaluations
January 18 & 20, 2022
Metairie Country Club
Open to 7th-12th grade students. Note: This is for varsity tennis only. All interested high school students must attend the try-out. The interested 7th and 8th grade students should attend in order to be evaluated by the varsity head coach, Chris Dazat.
If you have any questions, contact Coach Dazat directly at email@example.com. Please let Coach Dazat know if you are not able to attend.
Varsity Sports Now Partnership
We are excited to continue our partnership with VSN this year to livestream many of our home volleyball, basketball, and soccer games. With your support through the Booster Club, we hope to be able to extend this opportunity to our other sports as well.
Below is the link to subscribe to VSN. It is important to use this specific link, as Sacred Heart will get back 50% of the subscriptions fees.
Join the Booster Club!
Please consider joining the Booster Club if you have not done so already. Your membership provides opportunities for our Booster Club to enhance the athletic experience for each athlete. As a Booster Club member, you have many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer to assist at athletic events.
For more information about our Booster Club, please visit our website via the link below.
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Tuesday, January 18
4:00 5th Basketball vs. John Curtis @ Rosary Gym
4:45 7th/8th Basketball vs. John Curtis @ Rosary Gym
4:15 5th/6th White Soccer vs. Ursuline Academy @ Tad Gormley
5:00 Varsity Soccer vs. McGehee @ Pan Am Stadium
Wednesday, January 19
3:45 5th Basketball vs. Holy Name @ Rosary Gym
5:00 JV Basketball @ Thomas Jefferson
5:00 V Basketball @ New Orleans Science and Math
Thursday, January 20
4:00 6th Basketball @ McGehee
4:15 7th/8th White Soccer vs. Ursuline @ LaSalle 5
5:00 V Soccer vs. Episcopal @ Pan Am Stadium
Friday, January 21
4:00 5th Basketball @ Trinity
4:45 7th/8th Basketball @ Trinity
Saturday, January 22
All Day V Indoor Track & Field Meet @ LSU
Monday, January 24
4:15 7th/8th White Soccer - NOAL Tournament @ LaSalle 5
6:30 Varsity Soccer vs. Ben Franklin (Continuation of 1/15 match)
6:30 Varsity Soccer vs. Ben Franklin (Continuation of 1/15 match)
Tuesday, January 25
4:15 7th/8th Red Soccer - NOAL Tournament @ LaSalle 6
5:00 V Soccer vs. Pope John Paul II @ Pan Am Stadium
5:00 V Basketball vs. Thomas Jefferson @ Rosary Gym
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