Cardinals celebrate 2016-2017 athletic achievements
Posted 05/12/2017 04:06PM

On May 11, student athletes came together to celebrate a great year in Sacred Heart athletics during the annual Athletics Awards Reception presented by the Sacred Heart Booster Club and sponsored by Tulane Health System. The 2016-2017 season was highlighted by one team state champion title, one team state runner-up title, four individual state champion titles, four individual state runner-up titles, and numerous third place finishes in state. The Cardinals swept team district and regional championships in all sports. After remarks from Headmistress Sr. Melanie Guste, RSCJ, and Athletic Director Sarah Reiss, JV and varsity athletes were recognized by their coaches.

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VARSITY AWARDS

Rookie of the Year: Presented to the most outstanding first-year Varsity athlete on each team.

Volleyball - Marcelle Holmes '18
Swimming - Wesley Warren '20
Cross Country - Ellie Sundell '20
Basketball - Tianna Williams '20
Soccer - Olivia McGoey '21
Tennis - May Manning '21
Track & Field - Sara Spinosa '20
Golf - Grace Jin '22

Most Improved Player: Presented to the Varsity athlete who is considered to have made the most
improvement from the beginning of the season to the end of the season.

Volleyball - Madi Bonura '18
Swimming - Shannon Plough '20
Cross Country - Mallory Lightfoot '17
Basketball - Zoe Hardie '18
Soccer - Alex Chimento '18
Tennis - Molly Moore '20
Track & Field - Emily LeBlanc '21
Golf - Megan Masson '20

Most Valuable Player: Presented to the most outstanding Varsity athlete on each team. The recipient of this award had the most significant positive impact on the team, both on and off the court/field/pool/track, through her commitment to the team's success.

Volleyball - Claire Moreau '18
Swimming - Helen Charbonnet '18
Cross Country - Mary Nusloch '19
Basketball - Kyle Maher '17
Soccer - Jane Dugal '17
Tennis - Ashton Rabalais '17
Track & Field - Mary Nusloch '19
Golf - Cassidy Lambert '21

Cardinal Award: Presented to a Varsity athlete who demonstrates the true spirit of Cardinals' Athletics. The recipient of this award displays the highest level of leadership, sportsmanship, attitude, effort, performance and commitment to the team.

Volleyball - Eugenie Gallinghouse '18
Swimming - Elizabeth Schmidt '17
Cross Country - Elizabeth Schmidt '17
Basketball - Marcelle Holmes '18
Soccer - Kathryn Payne '17
Tennis - Sara Jenkins '17
Track & Field - Claire Moreau '18
Golf - Marcelle Holmes '18

All-Academic Award: Presented to student athletes in their senior year who have played at least two years of the respective Varsity sport and have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Carley Bohn - Tennis
Catherine Crocker - Soccer
Caitlin Garner - Cross Country
Morgan Guerra - Cross Country
Grace Gundlach - Cross Country
Virginia Hammet - Cross Country
Caroline Hughs - Volleyball
Alex Hunter - Cross Country
Sara Jenkins - Tennis
Caroline Kavanaugh - Cross Country
Abby Lawrence - Cross Country
Mallory Lightfoot - Cross Country, Soccer
Hunter Major - Golf
Helen Mason - Volleyball
Kathryn Payne - Soccer
Addie Perrier - Soccer
Ashton Rabalais - Volleyball, Tennis
Elizabeth Schmidt - Cross Country, Swimming, Track & Field
Elle Wenzel - Volleyball

All-Academic Composite Athletes: Presented to student athletes in their senior year who have played at least two years of the respective Varsity sport and have earned a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Kyle Maher - Basketball

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