Jared Selects his Favorite Pictures of the 2018-2019 Season
Paulie has a special interview today, so he asked that he and I trade places for the Tuesday-Wednesday posts. Thanks to our friend Mike Gilpatrick I now have a working computer until I invest in a new one of my own.
I have been meaning to post my favorite pictures from the 2018-2019 sports season for quite a while and now I am able to. The pictures below are some of my favorites among the different sports last year.
For a preseason scrimmage, women's soccer hosted Morehead State. Emina Ekic, fresh off recovery, juked a defender and was approaching another defender to go one-on-one before scoring a goal.
Field hockey faces alumnae in the annual alumnae game as a fun way to kick off the season. Ayeisha McFerran was warming up before the match, giving me a clear shot of her preparing to save a shot.
This one isn't a women's sport but is one of my favorites because of the heavy rain. Football had a horrible season and the torrential downpour may have been a foreshadow of that. By the beginning of the second half I was one of few photographers remaining.
Field Hockey's Mercedes "Meche" Pastor is known for her ball controls and trickery. Here, she works her way between defenders against Boston College.
Volleyball's Claire Chaussee has wowed us with her vertical. She showed her hops off against Kentucky.
Women's Soccer had a successful season last year and many matches came down to the wire. Brooklynn Rivers scored the only goal of the match against Syracuse with nine seconds remaining to get the win. Allison Whitfield celebrates.
After taking a set against Boston College, the UofL Volleyball sidelines was ready to celebrate. They went on to win 3-1.
WBB's Jaz Jones shows off her athleticism and vertical leaping skills on an alley-oop layup.
The women's basketball squad took down UConn in the regular season and made a splash on ESPN and every sports media outlet in the country. Coach Jeff Walz and Asia Durr shared a moment during their on-court postgame interview.
Lacrosse walloped Mercer in their home opener. I tried standing behind the goal, to an extent, and managed to snag a goal by Hannah Morris between several defenders.
Rachel Florek stepped up as Louisville Lacrosse's main goalkeeper in the back half of the season and frustrated the UNC offense with saves like this.
Following a mid-season game and an ACC victory over Syracuse, Louisville Softball's Celene Funke and Maddy Newman celebrate by parading around in the outfield.
Women's Basketball hosted NC State on Senior Night. Asia Durr went off to have a night none of us will soon forget. Below is a picture of "Nite-Nite" celebrating draining another three ball.
This last one is my #1 favorite from last year. It is from the UofL vs Florida State softball game on Monday night as the sun set over Ulmer Stadium. The Cards walked it off 10-9 to clinch the series against then-defending NCAA Champions. A beautiful sky and sunset, with the press box in the foreground
These might not be my 'best' shots or highest action shots but these are my favorites. I love to see the smiles and celebrations following games because those are the memories I know players and coaches will have these memories engraved in their minds for a long time.
As always, I am appreciative of the opportunity to photograph UofL women's sporting events and would like to thank both UofL and Cardinal Couple for allowing me to do so. Let's hope the excellent photography opportunities continue this coming season!
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!