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Sacred Heart Academy's athletic program has a long and celebrated tradition of success in girls' high school sports with more than 70 state athletic titles. Athletic participation contributes positively to the development of our students in a learning environment that empowers and affirms the total development of high school girls.

More than 60 percent of SHA students participate in 14 sports including basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball, which are sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), as well as cheerleading, dance, field hockey, lacrosse and crew which are club sports. SHA's cross country, swimming, and track programs have no-cut policies and are available to any student who wishes to participate.

For more information about Sacred Heart's athletic program, contact athletic director Donna Moir or call 502.893.9353.

Click here to download the Fall 2013 Athletic schedule or click on the SHA daily Calendar of Events.

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Cross Country welcomes all students. Individual performance determines the top runners. The focus of the team and the annual goal are the state title. The team practices every day beginning July 15 and competes in large meets on weekends and smaller meets during the week. Cross Country is an excellent way to get in shape for another sport. JV and Varsity teams are offered.

Field Hockey practices four-to-five days a week in the late afternoon. Freshman, JV and Varsity teams are offered. Tryouts begin July 15. SHA hosts the Apple Field Hockey Tournament that kicks off the season for the Louisville schools. The team is the 2012 state champion.

Golf is an individual as well as a team sport. Annually, the team is competitive at both the regional and state levels. Tryouts begin July 15. The team is the 2012 state champion.

Soccer practices five days a week. JV and Varsity teams are offered and tryouts begin July 15. The team is the 2008-09 state champion.

Volleyball runs through early November. Practice is five days a week at varying times. Those who do not make the team are welcome to stay in the program as managers. Freshman, JV and Varsity teams are offered. Tryouts begin July 15.

Basketball tryouts begin October 15. The focus of the program is learning and executing the fundamentals of basketball and applying what is learned to game situations. Freshman, JV and Varsity teams are offered.

Bowling begins on November 1. Practice is every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Ten Pin Lanes. Competition begins in January. The state finals are the second week in May and are held in Louisville.

Swimming/Diving welcomes all students. Individual performance determines the top swimmers. Practices are held five afternoons a week. The team won the 2012 state championship. Training begins October 15.

Lacrosse is sponsored through the Kentucky Lacrosse Association at a cost per player which includes league fee, officials, and membership in the US Lacrosse Association. Practice takes place on Ursuline Campus two to three times per week. SHA also hosts the annual BraveHeart tournament each spring. Players purchase their own equipment. The team won the 2013 state championship.

Crew tryouts begin in mid-February. The team practices at the Louisville Rowing Club boathouse on the Ohio River five days per week, with one early morning practice included. The team competes in a number of regattas.

Softball tryouts begin February 15. Games begin the last week of March and continue through May. JV and Varsity fast pitch teams are offered.

Tennis is an individual as well as a team sport. Tryouts begin February 15. The team won the 2013 state championship.

Track welcomes all students. Track is an individual as well as team sport. Students compete against one another and other schools for top spots in invitational meets and regional and state competitions. Field events offered include high jump, long jump, shot put, and discus.

Year-Round Sports
Cheerleading tryouts are in the spring. Incoming registered freshman are welcome to tryout. Team members attend camp in the summer. Cheerleaders cheer for Varsity and JV basketball games and other selected athletic events during the fall season. JV and Varsity teams are offered.

Dance Team tryouts are in the spring. The Dance team performs at pep rallies and basketball games. The team also performs at functions upon request. The team competes in regional and national dance competitions. The Dance Team won the state championship in 2008-09. The Dane Team has both a JV and Varsity team.


Every summer SHA offers a variety of athletic camps for pre-high school girls interested in learning more about a sport or sharpening their skills. Half-day camps are offered in basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

Download the 2014 Summer Camp Registration Form

Physical Form Required for all SHA Athletes
All students who wish to play a sport at SHA must have a yearly physical form on file before tryouts.

Download KHSAA Physical Form


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