Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sunday Cardinal Couple -- Cards lead Canada to runner up finish in Lacrosse
SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-Foote, Morissette and Dzikewich fall to USA
Another coach that will probably be walking around on clouds on the UofL campus is head lacrosse coach Kellie Young. One former, one current and one soon to be player participated in the FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse) World Cup tournament, along with her assistant coach Cristi Foote.
The Canadians lost to USA in the title game 19-5.
Foote played at Notre Dame before taking the assistant job at Louisville, Janaye Dzikewich is a graduated senior and Kaylin Morissette will be a sophomore in the upcoming season. Stephanie McNamara is an incoming freshman who played for Australia in the Cup.
It was an impressive Cup for the Canadians. Team Canada captain Lindsey Svec saw it like this:
"Usually we're fighting our way into the bronze medal game and now we're going for the gold. There were tears. We're proud of the way we finished and obviously we would have liked to do a little better, but I think Canada lacrosse took a big step forward this week and we're excited about that."
Much like baseball is the USA's summer pastime, lacrosse has been the official summer game in Canada since
Lacrosse at Louisville is a "second semester" sport...which means they get the season underway in late winter. Coach Young has most of her starters back from last season and some very promising freshmen that are arriving on campus in a couple of weeks.
The roster looks to be possibly the strongest and most talented squad since Coach Young got lacrosse underway at Louisville seven years ago and if you haven't made it out to Louisville Lacrosse Stadium yet for the action, be sure to catch this squad in the upcoming season. Leading scorer Nikki Boltja returns...along with the fun, witty and talented Monica Negron...who can play attack. midfielder or defender. We featured Negron in one of our semi-serious, mostly goofy interviews on CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO a couple of weeks ago. She was a good sport and played along with Paulie's out-of-the-box questions
The Year of the Cardinal continues.