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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

McFerran on Irish National Team -- Leon Finishes Fifth -- Men's Soccer Hosts Special Event -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

McFerran on Irish National Team

Our favorite field hockey goalkeeper will be headed to Germany for a few days.  Ayeisha McFerran was named to the Irish National Field Hockey Team.

The 22-player roster will compete in a tournament consisting of three countries.  Between June 21-23 the Irish will face Germany and Canadian preparation for the World Cup.

McFerran has played a crucial part for Louisville the past three years and is a shoo-in to be a team captain for her senior year.  She is a three-time All-American selection and also holds All-ACC and All-West Region honors.

A recent memory we at Cardinal Couple have of McFerran is her standout performance against Duke in the ACC semifinals.  She held her own in the shootout en route to the upset victory, sending the Cards to their first ACC Championship game appearance.

Make all of us proud and bring back some wins while enjoying your European Tour!

Leon Takes Fifth in USATF Junior Outdoor Championships

Gabriela Leon had a strong outing in the pole fault at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, placing fifth.  She cleared 4,10m/13-5 1/4.

Leon just concluded her freshman year for Louisville.  The ever-growing-star just turned 19 a few days ago (Happy belated Birthday) and has a bright future at Louisville.

What's that overhead in the sky? It's a, it's a plane....WAIT! It's Gabriela Leon!

Men's Soccer Hosts Kickin' It with JT and Friends

I just reported on something special the men's soccer team, but they're already back at it again.  The date for Kickin' It with JT and Friends was announced yesterday and is set for Saturday, July 21 at Mockingbird Valley Sports Complex.

JT is Coach Lolla's nephew and is an avid soccer fan.  This event celebrates the gifts of participants with special needs and promotes physical, mental, and social development through the game of soccer.

Howie Lindsey will be this year's guest emcee.  He will announce the name of each participant as they race down the celebration tunnel, surrounded by the men's soccer team.  The special guests will participate in soccer matches among other activities and games.

One of the reasons UofL is one of the top schools in the country in volunteer hours is all of the time and commitment our student-athletes and squads give to helping those with different talents.  Thank you for representing the university so well.

What Day Is It?

Sport your patriotism through National Bald Eagle Day while enjoying an ice cream soda or vanilla milkshake.  It is also World Refugee Day and New Identity Day.

It is also National OODT Day. That stands for Outfit Of The Day. Express yourself! We all know we feel a little better and a little more confident (especially our women readers) when it all clicks and you're out there looking absolutely fabulous!

Walk up to someone today and tell them "You look marvelous!"

Enjoy your Wednesday, cold dessert, stylish threads and change your name for the day. Go Cards!

- Jared -


  1. look marvelous! (There, I did it.)

    McFerran is probably the most important player on Lou FH this year from what all I'm reading but I am confused. You guys have alluded to Minout Mink not returning (allegedly) but a quick check of the 2018 UofL Field Hockey roster still lists her.

    Being is that players are removed pretty quickly after they leave (Sydney Zambrotta - to use an example) -- so what's the story on Mink?

    Curtis "Trying to learn about sports I don't know" Franklin

    1. I suppose it isn't official until the University makes it official but Cardinal Couple staffers have confirmed the return to Europe in conversations with her. I suppose it is remotely possible she had a change of heart and decided to stay... but we've got nothing on that.

      We are in teh process of trying to get a fall preview from Coach Sowry and possibly McFerran. Maybe all things will be revealed then. Stay tuned.

      P.S. I told Sonya she looked marvelous this morning. She thinks I'm up to something. LOLOL.


    2. Perhaps the Mink is returning but the last word on the street was that the homesick scoring machine will not be returning to UofL. I hope she had a change of heart but my guess is the most we’ll so of her is a random visit to see some old friends.


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