Congratulations to the Saint Ursula Academy athletes who participated in the spring signing ceremony to indicate their intent to play collegiate sports!
Reagan Knabe of Monfort Heights will play softball next year at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Jordan Schneider of White Oak will play soccer next fall for Spalding University
Molly Mulvaney of Pierce Twp.will run cross country and track next year for Fordham University
WATCH THE SIGNING CEREMONYReagan Knabe
Reagan Knabe will play softball next year at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Located in Terete Haute, Indiana, the Division III Rose-Hulman Fightin’ Engineers are part of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and play their home games at the Rose-Hulamn Softball Field.
Reagan is the proud daughter of Bruce and Chrissy Knabe and resides in Monfort Heights. Reagan found a home on the softball diamond at an early age and has grown into a power hitter and strong fielder. Playing for her club travel team, she hit her first homerun on June 1, 2018 and followed that seven weeks later with a Grand Slam. Reagan’s strong personality earned her the role of Spirit Captain for her team, in charge of creating, leading, and executing the loudest cheers of encouragement for her teammates.
As a Bulldog, Reagan has played all fours years competing on the varsity team. Her strong play as a hitter and at shortstop earned her GGCL Second Team All Star honors at the conclusion of the 2018 season. fAfter the 2019 season, Reagan merited the Coach’s Award for her continued strong play and leadership on and off the field. Reagan was one of the players who helped organize preseason workouts before the last three season.
Reagan has been on the Saint Ursula Academic honor roll every quarter at Saint Ursula, with most of those being First Honor recognition. She has been an Athletic Scholar for all four of her years as softball player. Reagan is the Co-President of the SUA Ski Club, Co-Leader of SUAT, and Co-President and Co-Founder of the Drone Club. Reagan also serves as PAL for students of all grade levels in the SUA Advisory Program. If you missed seeing Reagan scooping up grounders on the softball diamond, you probably saw her behind the scorer’s table at SUA vollyeball and basketball homegames, where she worked as a scorekeeper and DJ for the last three years.
Saint Ursula softball coach Donny Amrein has this to say about Reagan, "Reagan has been a rock of dependability for her teammates.
I can only address her character as it relates to the softball team. Her attitude is wonderful and she places the team first while subordinating her personal desires. Witness that she is an outfielder and has played shortstop for the team since that was what was needed. Reagan has had her share of adversity,, but has survived and been a beacon of light for the others, exemplifying the true spirit of SUA. I only wish we had a few more like her coming up next season."Jordan Schneider
Jordan Schneider will play soccer next fall for Spalding University. The Division III Spalding Eagles play in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Jordan will play her games against other SLIAC schools at Champions Trace field next year, but a campaign is underway to construct brand new athletic fields in the heart of Spalding University’s downtown Louisville campus.
Jordan is the proud daughter of Christin and Gary Schneider from White Oak.
For the Bulldogs, Jordan played all four years as a goalie. She competed for two years on the JVB team, and then played her junior year at the JVA level. Her play and leadership during her junior year season earned Jordan the Bulldog Award from the coaches. Her senior year was spent on the varsity team, defending the goal for the Bulldog’s GGCL championship team and district runner-up team. Anyone who was at the district game against Beavercreek last fall will remember Jordan’s courage and positive attitude as she stepped in the goal before the penalty kick session, but more importantly as she departed the goal that night for the final time as a Bulldog. Jordan’s inspiring words to her teammates that night are a testament to the type character she brings to the field.
Jordan has earned First or Second Honors on Saint Ursula’s honor roll each year, including her senior year when she earned First Honors in each quarter. Jordan is a member of the National Honor Society based on her academic and co-curricular record. Jordan is a leader for Students for Advancement and is an SUA Ambassador. She is an active member of GAA and the Yoga Club. Jordan has been on two mission trips, as part of the Christian Appalachian Project and the St. Vincent dePaul Urban Plunge. Jordan also serves the local community by volunteering at the Freestore Foodbank and Matthew 25 Ministries.
Saint Ursula Soccer Coach Dave Ruehl has this to say about Jordan, "Playing the goalkeeper position well requires a player that is bold, brave, and is constantly engaged. Jordan certainly demonstrates these traits. Jordan had a great Senior season. She played in 11 games with shutouts against Ursuline, Lebanon, and Beavercreek. Her performance vs Beavercreek in the district final was outstanding. In my eyes Jordan is the most improved player in our program over the last 3 seasons. She always displays a great attitude and is consistent with her support of her teammates. I see her having a great impact on the soccer program at Spalding."Molly Mulvaney
Molly Mulvaney will run cross country and track next year for Fordham University. As a Ram, Molly will compete against other Division 1 schools in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Molly will trade running through the streets of East Walnut Hills with the beautiful Rose Hill Campus setting, located in the Bronx, New York City.
Molly is the proud daughter of Joni and Chris Mulvaney and resides in Anderson.
Molly participated at the varsity level on both the cross and track & field teams for all four years at Saint Ursula. She served as captain of the track & field team since her sophomore year, and was also chosen as captain of the cross country team her junior and senior years. She received the Rookie of the Year Award as a freshman after her stellar first year on both the cross country and track teams. This past cross country season, Molly received the Bulldog Award for her dedication, performance, hard work, and positive spirit.
Molly’s accomplishments were recognized by the league as well. Molly was selected as a GGCL Second Team All Star twice--after her sophomore and senior year cross country seasons. With Molly’s strong performance and leadership, the cross country Bulldogs finished second in the GGCL each of the last three years and competed in the regional championships each of those seasons. On the track, Molly was a member of the 4x200 meter relay team that reached the District Finals in 2019, and was a District Finalist in the 300 meter hurdles her sophomore and junior years.
Molly’s success extends beyond the track and cross country course. She has been on the Saint Ursula Academic Honor for each quarter she has been a student, earning First Honor recognition in each of those quarters. She is a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society. Molly serves as PAL in the SUA’s Advisory Program, where she also serves on the Peer Advisory Leadership Team. Molly is a member of the Earth Club, Self-Defence Club, Students for Advancement, and the Yoga Club. Molly is also SUA Student Ambassador.
Saint Ursula Cross Country and Track Coach Dan Bird has this to say about Molly, "Molly was a three year captain and a four year Varsity athlete in Track & Field and Cross Country. Molly is a versatile athlete becoming a member of Cross Country’s Under 20 5K Club this past season with a time of 19:50. She has also been SUA’s top Track and Field’s varsity 100m Hurdler the past two seasons. Molly is a leader that the team has looked to for respect and guidance. She will be missed but has provided the track and cross country teams a solid foundation to build next year’s success on!"