Villa Madonna Academy has 21 Triple Threat Athletes!
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association created a new award to recognize athletes who participate in fall, winter, and spring varsity sports at their high schools. It is part of KHSAA's efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization. Villa had the second highest number of Triple Threat athletes in the state of Kentucky!
Congratulations to Brooke Meier, Ainsley Marlette, and Kristin Cirulli! Brooke will play softball at Mount Saint Joseph University next year; Ainsley will swim at Transylvania University; and Kristin will swim at Smith College.
Congratulations to the 3rd grade boys' basketball team! The team came in 2nd place out of 14 teams in the St. Joe's Holiday Classic. We are #VILLAPROUD of all of their achievements this year.
2017-2018 Year in Review
Villa Madonna Academy added a new sport, Archery, and had 28 participants and set personal bests seemingly every week!
We had 4th and 6th place state finishes at state in Cross Country.
Top 3 finish in both All A, and All School Regional and a state qualifier in girls' golf!
Boys' Cross Country and Girls' Track & Field won their first-ever NKAC conference titles, joining Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Baseball, who also won the NKAC, making for 6 Conference titles this year!
Softball was runner up in the All A Regional.
Our swimmers set PRs seemingly at every meet, with one swimmer qualifying for state.
Three tennis players qualified for state and we finished Runner-up in the region.
We had multiple NKAC players of the year and members of All-Conference teams, multiple Enquirer All-Stars for their specific sport and an Enquirer player of the week.
Two basketball players reached 1,000 career points, one from the boys' team and one from the girls' team.
Three students sign Letters of Intent to participate in college athletics.
One student broke the middle school track records in javelin and 200m.
Twenty-one students recognized as KHSAA Triple Threat athletes for playing three varsity sports.
Annual Sports Banquets Awards
Each year, Villa celebrates its athletes at the annual Sports Banquet at the Summit Hills Country Club. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Most Improved Players (MIP) are recognized at the event. The Blue Lightning Award is also given to the players who best display the Benedictine Values of respect, hospitality, service, reverence, stewardship, peace, prayer, and scholarship. We congratulate the players listed below for their contributions to Villa sports.
Girls' Golf: MVP: Jenna Doumont, MIP: Natalie Noll, Blue Lightning: Ainsley Marlette
Boys' Golf: MVP: Caz Schaefer, MIP: Matthew Marlette, Blue Lightning: Vernay Monroe
Girls' Soccer: MVP: Maddie Schenthal, MIP: Kelsey Thomas, Blue Lightning: Sarah Surace
Boys' Soccer: MVP: Daniel Gerst, MIP: Thomas Fuller, Blue Lightning: Robert Spicker
Girls' Cross Country: MVP: Maddie Dickman, MIP: Caroline McDonald, Blue Lightning: Abby Bezold
Boys' Cross Country: MVP: John Komaromy-Hiller, MIP: Kaleb Alden, Blue Lightning: Zach Stringer
Volleyball: MVP: Lizzy Bateman, MIP: Audrey Smith, Blue Lightning: Casey Land
Baseball: MVP: Zach Stringer, MIP: Nick Ramler, Blue Lightning: Xavier Ludwig
Softball: MVP: Brooke Meier, MIP: Corrina Borchers, Blue Lightning: Anna Wagner
Girls' Tennis: MVP: Paetyn Ashcraft, MIP: Lizzy Bateman, Blue Lightning: Elizabeth Nester
Boys' Tennis: MVP: John-Michael Schulte, MIP: Aidan Lorton, Blue Lightning: Robert Spicker
Girls' Track: MVP: Maddie Dickman, MIP: Madelaine Blincoe, Blue Lightning: Alysa Pickens
Boys' Track: MVP: John Komaromy-Hiller, MIP: Nathan Junker, Blue Lightning: Brad Bellamy
Girls' Basketball: MVP: Brooke Meier, MIP: Anna Wagner, Blue Lightning: Jenna Doumont
Boys' Basketball: MVP: Sean McIntyre, MIP: Dan Gerst, Blue Lightning: Robert Spicker
Girls' Swimming: MVP: Kristin Cirulli, MIP: Hannah Hassoun, Blue Lightning: Ainsley Marlette
Boys' Swimming: MVP: Zach Stringer, MIP: Han Lei Wang, Blue Lightning: Gabriel Powell
Girls' Archery: MVP: Mina Kang, MIP: Avery Hildenbrand, Blue Lightning: Aubrey Kirchhoff
Boys Archery: MVP: Jacob Smith, MIP: Eli Cordonnier, Blue Lightning: Vernay Monroe