WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- SAM FUEHRING JOINS 2015 WBB CLASS
Louisville's women's basketball recruiting class just keeps getting better. UofL coach Jeff Walz landed a commitment from 6-foot-3 post player Sam Fuehring Tuesday.
The four-star recruit from Immaculate Conception High in Lodi, N.J., is ranked No. 26 overall by ProspectsNation.com and No. 65 overall by ESPN.com.
This is a great "get" for the Cards for 2015. As we mentioned in an article about her a couple of days back, she is a true "4" or power forward and will compliment classmate Erin De Grate in the paint for this class. Fuehring is one of those hard working, blue collar, paint dwellers that will remind many of Sara Hammond.
In watching her vids, another strong paint player comes to mind as well...and that is former DePaul star Katherine Harry. Harry knew her fundamentals and always had big efforts in the paint against the Cards and is doing quite well making a living playing Euroball in Greece and Italy.
Fuehring's strength is that she is a true player for the postition she plays and will give the Cards an undeniable rebounding and inside scoring threat. In past years, the Cards have had very few true power forwards...Monique Reid, Shawnta Dyer, Asia Taylor and Candyce Bingham come to mind...that have had the dual ability to be a boards monster, an effective part of the transition game Walz uses to blow past teams and play strong defense.
We have a lot of fun basketball ahead of us. Myisha Hines-Allen will give the Cards a boost on a front line that gets back Hammond, Sherrone Vails, Shawnta Dyer, "E" Henderson and Cortnee Walton.
I got a chance to speak very briefly with Vails on Tuesday when I was on campus. As I was taking the escalator down from the SAC 2nd floor, this tall, beautiful woman went bounding down the steps past me. "3" was moving gracefully with no apparant signs of pain from her surgery and told me she felt great. Choking back the tears, I told her I looked up to her and she got a huge smile on her face. I told her it was because she's 6'4" and I'm 6'3". The smile got even wider. Here's hoping she can come of the year off and resume the shot-swatting and inside scoring that the Odenton, MD center has shown in the past.
I really want 11/14/14 to get here fast.
What makes Sam Fuehring one of the most coveted recruits in the Class of 2015 is her undeniable
versatility. The 6-3 forward from Lodi Immaculate can confidently put the ball on the floor and drive through the lane, make you pay when you don’t respect her perimeter range, incorporate teams with sharp recognition and own the glass with a vice-like grip
|MHA will be a very popular Cardinal|
Yes...the classes of 2014 and 2015 give UofL womens' basketball fans plenty to look forward to. Let's not forget about the girls who got the Cards this far, though. Sara, Jude, Bria, Cortnee, Megan and "E" have earned their respect. Shawnta and Sherrone are coming back to strengthen the front line.
Any thoughts of this being a rebuilding or reloading year for Louisville women's basketball can be left in the hallway with the umbrella. The sun continues to shine on this program and 2014-15 is forecast to have bright and sunny skies for the Mad Scientest and his crew.
LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S GOLF WINS
Louisville's black team, winners of both tournaments this season, shot a 7-over-par 295 for the final day and finished with a six-shot advantage over Memphis. The Cardinals utilized nine birdies in the final round to overtake Middle Tennessee State, which held a nine-shot lead, but finished fifth in the standings after a 32-over-par 320.
TEAM STANDINGS (top five)
1. Louisville Black - 303-290-295; 2. Memphis - 301-293-300; 3. Kennesaw State - 298-302-297; 4. James Madison - 303-298-300; 5. Middle Tennessee State - 289-295-320
4. Emily Haas - 78-71-71; t-5. Katie Mitchell - 74-74-73; t-11. Katie Petrino - 75-73-76; t-14. Louise Oxner - 79-72-75; t-39. Laura Restrepo - 76-76-80
t-14. Sara Karlsson - 79-72-75; t-18. Shannon Gramley - 75-75-77; t-26. Molly Skapik - 78-74-77; t-42. Emily Kurey - 76-77-80; t-71. Haley Andreas - 85-80-77