Tuesday, July 10, 2018
USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team defeats Croatia -- Boyd to Visit -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
DANI BUSBOOM KELLY'S SQUAD WINS IN FOUR SETS
USCNT got a four-set win over Croatia in Maribor, Slovenia 19-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 on Monday. Louisville head volleyball coach Dani Busboom Kelly, the head coach of the US squad and Amanda Green, UofL Volleyball player are participating in the European event.
The USA squad defeated the Croatian Select team and got a big effort out of Stanford's Audriana Fitrzmorris, Kentucky's Leah Edmond and Green to take the match.
"We made great adjustments from yesterday's match. It's awesome to see players that can adjust so quickly and learn so quickly. I thought our setting was much better and our offense just looked much crisper. The setting was awesome but that starts with the pass. We figured out these balls and another day in the gym against these servers allowed us to run a better defense" Busboom Kelly commented after the match.
Busboom Kelly begins her second season as the Cardinal skipper in Cardinal Arena with the August 18th Red and Black Scrimmage. Louisville won the ACC in 2017 with an 18-2 conference mark and advanced to the NCAA Tournament with a 24-7 overall record.
Green was a red-shirt sophomore in 2017 who appeared in all 31 Louisville matches and was third on the team with 273 kills as an outside A 6'1" transfer from Marquette, she's the second Cardinal volleyballer to gain overseas experience this spring/summer...Molly Sauer went with USCNT to China earlier in the year.
WBB IN ON BOYD
Jada Boyd, a 6'2" senior-to-be forward and student-athlete at Appomattox County High School in Virginia and the Virginia High School Class 1 State Player of the Year intends on visiting UofL as one of her four official visits. Boyd was in Louisville over the weekend playing in the Nike EYBL event and led her Boo Williams AAU team to a third-place finish.
Boyd had six triple-doubles as a junior and scored 69 points and grabbed 33 rebounds in a loss last year. She's the #48 ranked 2019 player at Hoop Gurlz.
Maryland has already offered Boyd a scholarship and she plans on visiting there, N.C. State, West Virginia and Louisville on her official visits.
Stumbled across this segment from the Indiana Fever that features Asia Taylor. She discusses the Fever, practice and other items in the clip.
Despite the Fever's less-than-spectacular record this season, it's good to see that Asia has found a fit for this WNBA season and is excited to be back in the league. Indiana has five players on their 12-player roster that have i or less years experience. The recent addition of Cappie Poindexter, who was waived by L.A. seemed to help the Fever in their recent win at Minnesota. Always good to have a bit of experienced leadership on a roster full of young players, right?
As Asia mentions in the clip, Wednesday's game in Indinapolis is against the Minnesota Lynx and it's "Kids Day". If you're headed to Indy for this one, be prepared!