Monday, March 17th, 2014

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The Lionettes competed this past weekend in the MA dance competition. The team Pom routine won the Superior Award, Choreography Award, Technique Award, and the High Point Award! Congratulations also to Hannah Koster for placing 4th runner up in the solo division. Madeleine Roy, Hannah Koster, Bailey Boten, Kiersten Jeanne’, and Sabrina Algero also had incredible performances in the solo/ duo portion of the competition. Way to go, ladies!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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The Senior Cheerleaders and Lionettes were honored Monday, February 10th at the last home basketball game. They are not finished showing their UA pride just yet so come out to the parades and support our Cheerleaders and Lionettes as they march in the following parades:

Krewe of Pontchartrain: Saturday, February 22nd

Krewe of Alla: Sunday, February 23rd

Krewe of Nyx: Wednesday, February 26th

Krewe of Thoth: Sunday, March 2nd


Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Spring sports athletes were honored at with a pep rally.  Senior Mac cheerleaders, Lionettes, and golfers were presented with flowers as part of their Senior Day celebration.  The cheerleaders performed for the student body.  The Lionette seniors had prepared a special dance and thanked Mrs. Schmitt for her work with the program for the past five years.  Finally, Mr. Walters celebrated the top students in his annual Mad Two Minutes competition.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The 2011-2012 Lionettes Dance Team:

Captains:
Kelly Antrum
Courtney Keller

Co-Captains:
Emma Castay
Holland Ledet
Ashley Lee

Team Members:
Sabrina Algero
Emilie Boucvalt
Esther Castay
Holly Covers
Brandy DeMarco
Brianna Duronslet
Macy Jackel
Kiersten Jeanne
Blair Jones
Hannah Koster
Lizzie Miller
Madeline Roussel
Madeline Roy    
Shelby Schmitt
Cydney Smith
Starr Swilling
Sabrina Taquino
Morgan Taylor    
Morgan Thompson
Mia Williams
Gabrielle Witter


Monday, April 18th, 2011

UA Promo _0706Lionettes tryouts will be held in the Marjory Barbier Ourso Athletic Center (gym) on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. Mandatory clinics will be held in the gym on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from 4to 6 p.m. At the clinics, the girls will learn dance techniques, a kick sequence, and a dance routine that they will need to perform for the tryouts. Come dressed in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes, and don’t forget to bring drinking water. 

Time and Financial Commitment
Lionettes perform or attend Ursuline volleyball and basketball games, as well as other sporting events, school pep rallies, Mardi Gras parades, summer dance camp, competitions and school activities. Practices will began shortly after tryouts, thus preparing the girls for summer dance camp competition.  During the 2011-12 school year, practices will be held at least twice a week. All dance members are expected to attend all practices and performances. Attendance is very important in having a well-polished dance team and will be strictly enforced. 

We will attend American All-Star Dance Camp during the summer. The exact date of camp has not been set but it will be at Nicholls State either July 14-17 or July 21-24. Last year the cost of the camp was around $275 per member. Transportation to and from the camp will be the responsibility of each dance member’s parents. All Lionettes are required to attend summer dance camp.

Each dance member will have to purchase practice uniforms and a performance uniform. Last year, the cost for a new member was approximately $1,000. Uniform fitting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. in St. Ursula Hall should you daughter make the dance team.

Behavior and Attitude
Anytime you are in a Lionette uniform you are representing Ursuline Academy. You are expected to follow the guidelines for behavior and conduct outlined in the student handbook.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Student Council and Athletic Department Join Together to Host Activity Period

The Skips Brought the Spirit during Pep Rally

The Skips Brought the Spirit during Pep Rally

We would like to thank the High School Student Council, E-Board President Maddie Skinner ‘11, and the Ursuline Academy Athletic Department for hosting today’s activity period. During the activity period, the winter sports of Basketball and Soccer were honored for their countless hours of practice and their commitment to Ursuline Academy. Junior Cassidy Eymard ‘12 introduced her teammates on the basketball team while Athletic Director Coach Bonnaffee introduced the soccer team members. The students were also entertained by a rare performance that combined the talents of our Ursuline Cheerleaders and our Ursuline Lionettes. Typically each squad performs at the activity periods, however, we do not recall any recent occasion where the two squads joined together as one. Great job, Ladies.

Upon the completion of the introductions, Student Council member Jill Taliancich ‘11 called for 10 representatives of each class to participate in a spirit game that would test the students’ skills in basketball and soccer. The Sioux would face their little sisters, the Red Feathers while the Merry Macs faced off against their little sisters, the Leps. The Skips’ little sisters are presently in seventh grade (therefore not present at the pep rally) which opened up a unique opportunity to have the teachers (faculty) challenge the sophomores. The student body would soon erupt when the Skips defeated the faculty to advance to the championship round against the Red Feathers and the Leps. When all was said and done, the Skips would finish in first place!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

State St.’s Favorite Dance Team Performs at Each of our Home Games

Ledet '12 performing with the Lionettes during the UA v. ASH volleyball game

Ledet '12 performing with the Lionettes during the UA v. ASH volleyball game

Each year, our volleyball and basketball teams entertain those in attendance with their impressive athletic moves. Whether a player is making a diving save that continues a play which eventually results in match-point for our state champions, or if one of UBALL’s top stars drops 30+ points on an opposing team, our fans are always entertained. With so much talent to observe, it is understandable that some things at the games tend to be overlooked. This typical oversight is regrettable given the fact that two sports are a constant at each game. Without their support and effort, our volleyball and basketball teams would not have seen such a successful run in recent seasons.

Game after game, the Ursuline Cheerleaders are in the Claiborne section of the MBO Athletic Center cheering for our teams. Their cheers have become so common an such a key part of the athletic experience, that during warm-ups, you can also see at a minimum three or four volleyball players in-sync with the performance. We observed the volleyball players earlier today cheering along with the UA cheers.

Not to take any attention from their fellow spirit-oriented sisters, the Lionettes patiently wait for their chance to entertain the crowd. Our award winning dance team can always be seen in the State St side of the MBO Athletic Center wearing their navy and gold and eagerly awaiting the opportunity to perform for the large crowds that attend UA Volleyball matches. During the intermission between the Junior Varsity and Varsity matches, the Lionettes take the spotlight at center court and impress us with a routine that has each member moving their arms and legs at the speed of light all in a well choreographed routine. Sometimes the loud applause from those in attendance is delayed as fans wonder, “Wow, how do they do that so fast and so well?”

On State St., we love our Lionettes and our Cheerleaders and we thank them for being at each game. From the start of the game until the end, they are there showing their support. Thank you for keeping us entertained. With each banner that the basketball and volleyball teams hang on the walls of the MBO Athletic Center, take pride knowing that a part of each banner was sewed by your efforts and your commitment to Ursuline.  

After the game… or after our next victory … be sure to take a moment and thank the cheerleaders and Lionettes for their hard work. A “high-five” or a simple compliment of ”Good Job” lets each of them know that they are appreciated  

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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Hello to all of our athletes!

This is a quick reminder that before you can become a member of one of our many excellent teams, you must submit all of the necessary paperwork. You can find the needed forms on the STUDENT LIFE section of our web site (click the High School tab on the main page and you will see the student life link).

Remember, you can not participate in ANY aspect of the team (practices, meetings, etc) without first submitting your forms to either your Head Coach or to Athletic Director Coach Bonnaffee.

Ursu-online staff
Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Occasionally Overlooked for Contributions; Lionettes and Cheerleaders’ Support Appreciated

Legendre '10, Thorpe '10, and Leflore '10 were some of the many athletes honored at the recent pep rally

Legendre '10, Thorpe '10, and Leflore '10 were some of the many athletes honored at the recent pep rally

Each year, UA fans pack the MBO Athletic Center to support their favorite athletes. This year, our fans saw the basketball program advance to the LHSAA Class 4A State Quarterfinals. However, that achievement was overshadowed by the history-making season of Ursuline Volleyball that can be remembered as…… EPIC. This year, we saw the Volleyball program capture the LHSAA Division III State Championship: the first state Championship in the academy’s history (surpassing our previous best season which occurred in 1996 when the baksetball team finished as State Runner-Up). What a year it was and thanks to two organizations, the year was super-special.

We are confident that the basketball and volleyball programs would be in agreement when we say that the Lionettes and Cheerleaders each deserve a portion of the teams’ success. At each home game, either the Lionettes were introducing the lastest and greatest dance moves to keep the fans entertained during the long games, or UA CHEER was there screaming (we mean cheering) their lungs out trying to give the teams that little something extra that would put them onto the right side of victory. There are no state titles for cheering and/or dancing. Rarely are these two organizations thanked for their appearance and support at the game. However, our oversight may actually be a compliment for the two organizations. They have become such a key part of the athletic department’s success, that we simply take it for granted that they will be there (along with marching in parades, competing in competitions, practicing, and a little something called obtaining an education).

To the Lionettes and UA CHEER, though you may never have the spotlight directly on you, rest assure that each member of the Ursuline Academy familyand supporters of the Athletic Department are appreciative of your effort and support.

Ursu-online staff

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The Lionettes tryouts are being held in the Marjory Barbier Ourso Athletic Center (gym) on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10 a.m. to noon. Mandatory clinics will be held in the gym on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 and Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. At the clinics, the girls will learn dance techniques, a kick sequence and a dance routine that they will need to perform for the tryouts. Dance experience in jazz, pom, high kick, hip hop and lyrical is helpful, but not mandatory. Come dressed in dance clothes and dance shoes, and don’t forget to bring drinking water. 

Time and Financial Commitment

Lionettes perform at volleyball and basketball games, as well as other sporting events, school pep rallies, Mardi Gras Parades, summer dance camp, competitions and school activities. Practices will began shortly after tryouts, thus preparing the girls for summer dance camp competition. During the 2010-11 school year, practices will be held on Monday, Wednesday and sometimes on Sunday evenings. All dance members are expected to attend all practices and performances. Attendance is very important in order to have a well-polished dance team and will be strictly enforced. 

We will attend American All-Star Dance Camp during the summer. The exact date and camp has not been set, but it will one of the following dates: July 13-16 or July 22-25. Last year, camp cost around $270 per team member. Transportation to and from the camp will be the responsibility of each dance member’s parents. All Lionettes are required to attend summer dance camp.

Each dance member will have to purchase practice uniforms and a performance uniform. Last year, the cost for a new member was approximately $1,000. Uniform fitting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 4 – 6 p.m. in St. Ursula Hall should you daughter make the dance team.

Behavior and Attitude

Anytime you are in a Lionette uniform you are representing Ursuline Academy.  You are expected to follow the guidelines for behavior and conduct outlined in the student handbook.

I look forward to seeing you at the tryouts. Good Luck!

Allise Schmitt
504.258.6322

Click here to download the Lionettes agreement form.