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Michael Strong ’01, now Fr. Ambrose Strong, O. CIST,  returned to Nolan Catholic to preside over the Immaculate Conception all school liturgy. Fr. Strong (middle) is pictured above with Fr. Robert Hackel, S.M. and Fr. Richard Villa, S.M. during the Mass.

Tony Martinez ’06 was named All-Conference in football in SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference). He was also given the sportsmanship award for the conference. Tony attends Austin College.

Daniel Solis ’06 was named All-Conference in football in GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference). He attends Nortwestern.

Alex Torda ’06 was named to the Division I Mid-Atlantic All-Region team due to his performance this season at the University of Dayton. To read the full article, follow this link.

Stephen McCarthy (2006) and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off against undefeated and top seeded, Akron, in the 2009 College Cup Semifinals. The Tar Heels defeated Drake University 2-1 to advance to their second consecutive College Cup appearance. Kick off is slated for 7:30pm Eastern on Friday, December 11th.


NCHS alumni were welcomed back during the 2009 Homecoming liturgy. Pictured here after the ceremony are: Fr. Tom Kennedy ’71, Tom Kleuser ’68, Michael Barbolla ’75, Christa Laneri ’03, Tim Smith ’81, Michelle Anish Wessel ’90, NCHS President, Fr. Richard Villa, S.M., Kristi Adcock Trampe ’78, Cathleen Gilmore Guinn ’87, Sr. Rosemary Stanton ’67 and NCHS Director of Pastoral Services.


Three Soccer Alums Continue to Make Their Marks in College

Stephen McCarthy (2006) was a standout on and off the pitch at Nolan Catholic. McCarthy played at Santa Clara from 2006 to 2008 garnishing All-American honors, All-Conference honors, and placed on the Hermann Trophy watch list with former teammate, Alex Torda (2006). McCarthy now joins the preaseason #4 team in the nation, North Carolina.

Alex Torda (2006) was recently tabbed as a preaseason All-American by College Soccer News. Torda has made quite an impression at the University of Dayton, garnishing Academic All-American honors, All-Conference honors, a conference title, and being named to the Hermann Trophy watch list with former teammate, Stephen McCarthy. Dayton is currently ranked 18th in the nation.

Loyola Greyhounds, featuring Joey Dussault (2006) are ranked 15th in the preseason polls according to College Soccer News along with being tabbed the favorites to win the MAAC. Last season the Greyhounds went 18-2-1 making it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and were ranked as high as 6th in the nation.

Alumni Association Institutes Distinguished Alumni Award
Ralph McCloud ’73 is Inaugural Recipient

The 2007-08 Alumni Association instituted a Hall of Fame to honor those who give generously of their time, talent, and treasure to Nolan Catholic High School and, in turn, honor the school. The Alumni Association is launching the Hall of Fame this year with one award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, with the intention to develop a broader and extensive hall of fame with multiple awards over the next few years.

The Nolan Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Award honors graduates for outstanding professional achievements and/or significant impact in the community that exemplify Esto Dux and the Marianist characteristics in which they were educated. This year’s, the first year’s, Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to Ralph McCloud.

Ralph McCloud has been very involved with his community politically, socially, and religiously. His resume is long in the area of social justice ministry. It includes founding, coordinating, and directing many of the following groups in the Diocese of Fort Worth and nationwide: Peace and Justice Ministries, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, African-American Summit for Peace, Justice and Equality, National Association of Black Catholic Administrators, African-American Ministries, and the National Association of Diocesan Social Ministry Directors. Civicly, Ralph served on the Fort Worth City Council for eight years, as mayor pro-tem, and chaired the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness. Ralph currently acts as the director of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development to which he was named in November 2007.