( Today at CARDINAL COUPLE...we look at Mariya Moore, Myshia Hines-Allen, Lacrosse and Jude! )
MOORE, HINES-ALLEN SELECTED FOR FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
We knew the 2014 UofL freshman class was pretty special when they committed to Jeff Walz and the Cards. To back that summation up, Mariya Moore and Myisha Hines-Allen (the M&M gals) have been selected for the Full Court freshman All-American honors.
Moore gets first-team status. She's the first Card to receive such an honor since Shoni...back in 2011. Hines-Allen gets third team recognition. The duo join Schimmel and Bria Smith (2012, second team) as the only WBB Cards to be selected for this status.
Moore finished her maiden voyage year with some pretty impressive stats. 20th. in scoring in the ACC, seventh in assists, eighth in free throw percentage, 13th. in steals and 10th. in 3-point field goals made per game.
Hines-Allen was key in the Cards NCAA run with three consecutive games in double figures. She and Moore were named to the All-ACC freshman team and both were named to the all-ACC academic team also.
Brains, beauty and ballers. Setting a high bar for the 2015 Class to strive for. Is this the dawning of the age of Aquarius for UofL WBB?
And, let's not forget about the other returning 2014 recruits returning. Arica Carter, with steady, dependable off-the-bench play. A rising star on the horizon. Syd Brackemyre...ready to return from her redshirt and just as dangerous as her fellow frosh class.
Toss in the fabulous five from 2015 and one can get very excited about the 2015-16 season. With "E", Deines and Walton also ready to add experience, talent and skills into this Walz stew...the Cards have already been tabbed by another site as the "best young team in WBB for 2015."
Coach and staff will be busy with this so-very-talented group...indoctrinating, teaching, exhorting and instructing.
The talent level may be the best in Cardinal Women's basketball history. Eyes and interest will be focused on the 2015-16 season.
Maybe Jude will decide to write a book about this bunch as a second potential publication...
LACROSSE HOSTS SYRACUSE TODAY
The No. 14 University of Louisville lacrosse team is set to face No. 9 Syracuse on Thursday afternoon at UofL Lacrosse Stadium.
The Cards enter the game with a record of 9-5 and 1-4 in the ACC after falling to No. 6 Virginia 17-9 last weekend.Hannah Koloski scored three goals while Cortnee Daleyand Anna Kopecka each added two to lead the Cardinals in the loss.
No. 9 Syracuse enters Thursday's match boasting an overall record of 9-6 and 2-4 in conference play. Syracuse has also lost two straight, falling to conference foes, No. 13 Notre Dame 12-11 in overtime and No. 2 North Carolina 15-8 last week
Syracuse holds a 5-0 series record against the Cardinals.
A special thanks to Rick Laemmle for sending us these words from Jude:
A special thanks to Rick Laemmle for sending us these words from Jude:
> CONVERSATION WITH JUDE SCHIMMEL
> > “Dreamcatcher” is available online for purchase at www.judeschimmel.com > > What were you goals in writing this book? > > Schimmel: I want to positively impact other Native Americans so that they can live the life they want to achieve and fulfill the dreams that they have. I went through and witnessed similar struggles that many Native Americans go through and want to share that with others. I want my story to show that there can be great success found both on the reservation and off the reservation. Most importantly I want Native Americans to keep their culture and traditions alive while still having the opportunities to experience things people of other backgrounds. (i.e. an education). It is important to me not to just positively impact Native Americans through this book, but bring light to these issues for those outside of the Native American community that the struggles faced by these community can be fixed and that change can be good for our entire society. > > Talk about your recent visit to the White House in early April… > > Schimmel: This was a special moment for me. It was really a chance to see that many of the dreams that I want to achieve through my platform are starting to appear in the hands of people that have the power to make an impact and make change. To know that President Obama and the First Lady have Native American issues on their mind as important for change in our nation. The issues that are being discussed as part of the Generation Indigenous initiative are the issues that matter to me and I am glad they are on the forefront of change for the Native American people. > > How did you first become aware of the issues that so many people face in Native Americans? > > Schimmel: Playing basketball at the AAU level opens your eyes to the world around you. It introduces you to many new people and places. This really opened my eyes to seeing how people were so different from me, even within my own tribe and cultural background. It really showed me that people face so many challenges in life because of their background – from the barriers in place from education, family situations, healthcare, lack of technology. This was one of the > > Why is it so important to you to be a role model and inspiration to the young people of the Native American community? > > Schimmel: I don’t want to pass up the chance to do great things with the platform I have been given. Many people from the Native American community have done amazing things throughout their lives, but not enough people in my position have used it as a chance to help those around us. The status and prestige of being a successful collegiate basketball player was an amazing experience, but wasn’t the number one thing I aim to achieve. Using this platform means so much to me because I want to make a positive difference for others and their lives. > > How has the experience of being a collegiate student-athlete helped you grow as a person? > > Schimmel: I was shaped into the primary person I am because of my 15 years on the reservation. I have since been molded and moved by the unique experiences and opportunities that collegiate athletics has given me. I got to play in so many unique environments and meet so many people. I have teammates from across the country, that alone exposed me to new cultures and identities that I wouldn’t have enjoyed without the collegiate experience. I am so thankful that the University of Louisville allowed me the chance to get my collegiate education. It also provided me so much more than just a degree, but an amazing experience. > > What did it mean to you to be selected as one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women in 2014? > > Schimmel: The opportunity to go to New York and be involved with so many outstanding people that were looking to impact their communities and cultures made a major impact on me. Everyone has always looked at myself and my sister Shoni as basketball stars, this was an eye opening experience for me because it gave me a new understanding of how I could use my platform to inspire and do great things within the Native American community