Volleyball Poll - Week 1
This is quite a jump for UofL as we weren't even listed in the "Others receiving votes" section of the pre-season poll.
This weekend is the Active Ankle Challenge at Cardinal Arena, and UofL will be facing Tennessee State, Cincinnati, and Appalachian State. None of these opponents are at the level of Minnesota, so we're looking at a good chance of going into the next poll with a 4-1 record.
Conference standings are nearly meaningless at this point, but a quick look shows us in the 13th place (of 15 teams).
In addition to the first week coaches poll, the first conference honors were announced. Volleyball has awards for player of the week and freshman of the week.
Louisville middle blocker Maggie DeJong gets out of the gates quickly with honors, pulling in the freshman of the week honor.
Maggie notched 11 kills against Minnesota, and an overall weekend hitting average of .567. She hit .700 in the loss to Wisconsin.
Tess Clark is Louisville's other starting middle blocker, also a freshman, and also putting up some impressive numbers. She hit .400 with 2 blocks in the loss to Wisconsin, and .448 with 3 blocks in the win over Minnesota.
Active Ankle Challenge
On Tuesday the 9th, at 7pm, is the annual matchup with Kentucky. UofL is looking to set an attendance record at the KFC Yum! Center, so tell your friends.