February 3rd, 2016

Nine Valkyries sign with colleges

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer

Nine Valkyries sign with colleges
These Valkyries will continue to play sports in college / photo from SHA Sports twitter account

Nine Sacred Heart athletes made their college plans official at a ceremony in the gym Wednesday afternoon.

Field hockey

Erica Bell (DePauw University)    

Bell was a defender/midfielder for the Valkyries, who won their first state title since 2012.                     

Kate Brewer (MIT)             

Brewer was a defender for the Valkyries' state championship team.     

Heather Gregory (Bellarmine University)      

Gregory was the goalkeeper who helped the Valkyries win their first state since 2012.              

Savannah Elpers (Centre College)        

Elpers was named MVP of the state tournament and had an assist in the state title game.                                                          


Taylor Ecleberry (Washington & Lee)         

She has been a member of three state championship teams and will have a chance to add a fourth later this month.                 


Claire Fell (Villanova University) 

Fell was named MVP of the state tournament after leading the Valkyries to their first state title since 2009. Fell scored the goal in her team's 1-0 victory over Lexington Catholic in the state final. While she was primarily a stud defender, she did come up and join the offense on set plays and finished with five goals and one assist.

Rosie Taylor (Bellarmine University)              

Taylor was a midfielder on the state title team and finished the season with nine goals and four assists.                         


Lucy Herrington (Transylvania University) 

Herrington was a member of the SHA team that won state titles when she was a freshman and sophomore.                          


Mary Rose Hitt (University of Louisville)                

Hitt, a goalkeeper, was a member of the state championship team as a sophomore and a the runner-up team as a junior. The Valkyries will contend for another state title this spring. 


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