In the News
Class of 2016 College Commitments
Holyn Alf - Soccer - University of Cincinnati
Lily Baldwin - Lacrosse - Tufts University
Kelly Cameron - Volleyball - University of Albany (above)
Jordan Fry - Volleyball - University of Kentucky (above)
Amanda Reed - Soccer - Kent State
Maggie Shannon - Volleyball - Lafayette College (above)
Sam Ward - Field Hockey -Tufts University
NCAA Woman of the Year
The NCAA honors graduating female athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate athletic career. Ursuline was proud to have two 2011 grads nominated for this prestigious award.
Pam Showman, a track athlete at the University of Findlay holds the school record in both the heptathlon and pentathlon. She was twice named an All-American and earned All-Academic Excellence three times.
Komal Safdar, a tennis player at Syracuse University, was ranked 59 and won her flight at the West Point Invitational.
Congratulations to these Ursuline Alumae!
Dance Coaches Hired
Let’s Dance………………..We are excited to announce that our Dance Team will be dancing again under the leadership of our new Coaching Staff. We are grateful for your patience and are confident that our girls will be in good hands this season. While there are still a few scheduling details to work out we wanted to share tryout information and introduce our dance coaching staff. Click here for more information about our 3 new Dance Coaches: Megan Duy, Stacey Poe and Annie Clevidence.
DATES: August 17, 18 & 20 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: UA Small Gym
The staff is working on a summer workshop schedule for June and July and we will send it out by June 12.
All Forms need to be sent into UA by July 31 – here is the link. http://www.ursulineacademy.org/page.cfm?p=436
UA Cross Country Coaches Run (and Win) the Flying Pig
Three of Ursuline's cross country coaches ran in the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Assistant Coach Amy Robillard, Assistant Coach PJ Ball and Assistant Coach David Bea ran and placed in the top 5. PJ Ball placed 4th running a 3:04.47; David Bea placed 2nd running a 2:35.23; and Amy Robillard (left) won running a time of 2:53.07.
Coach Robillard was the defending champion, but clearly was the one to beat. She won the race by over 6 minutes and beat her time from last year (2:55.50). Congratulations to all our coaches on a fantastic race. You are not only excellent coaches, but excellent examples to our athletes.
S. Lofquist Swimmer of the Year
Congratulations to Senior Sydney Lofquist who was named High School Swimming Sportswoman of the year by The Women in Sport Foundation. Sydney was honored, along with several other athletes, at a banquet at the Cintas Center. Sydney will be swimming at the University of Southern California next year.
Dance Team US Finals Champions
Congratulations to the 2015 Dance team who travelled to Indianapolis to compete at US Finals. They were named National Champions in Pom and Open.
Whitney Myers named to the LaRosa's Hall of Fame
Whitney Myers, a 2003 graduate, will be inducted into the LaRosa's Hall of Fame. While at Ursuline Whitney won 11 Ohio state championships, including eight individual championships. While Whitney was at UA, the swimming and diving program won 3 state championships and 1 runner-up title.
Whitney went on to swim at the University of Arizona where she was an NCAA champion several times.
Whitney was inducted in Ursuline's Hall of Fame in 2010 and was the speaker at the 2014 induction. Whitney's athletic ability was always evident, yet it was her dynamic personality that won over many people both in and out of the water.
Class of 2015 College Commitments
Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2015 who have committed to playing a sport in college:
Mallory Bechtold - Volleyball - Fairfield (Conn.)
Catherine Finke - Cross Country - Northern Kentucky U.
Jillian Fletcher - Basketball - West Viginia State
Mattina Girardot - Soccer - U. of Cincinnati
Christina Hallmann - Track/Field - University of Michigan
Jordan Hollmeyer - Soccer - U. of Cincinnati
Grace Kelly - Cross Country/Track - Northwestern U.
Andie Kennard - Soccer - Xavier University
Sydney Lofquist - Swimming - USC
Madison Manger - Volleyball - Wittenberg
Mikaela McGee - Soccer - Ohio University
Sara Robertson - Soccer - U. of Dayton
Ali Schirmer - Basketball - Tiffin University
Allie Wade - Swimming - South Carolina University
Lauren Wilkins - Volleyball - Columbia
Abby Williams - Volleyball - U. of Cincinnati