THE JUSTINE SOWRY INTERVIEW
I caught up with UofL Field Hockey head coach Justine Sowry yesterday in her office that overlooks Trager Stadium, where the Field Hockey squad practices and plays. Coach "J" is busy with preparations for the squad's first practice of the fall, which will take place next week.
We had a great discussion on last season, the loss of Ayeshia McFerran to graduation and the pros and who the contenders are to fill that spot at goal-keeper. As you'll hear, Sowry returns a veteran team, her top three scorers from last year and gets a talented group of six freshmen to join the roster.
A special thanks to Field Hockey S.I.D. Lori Korte-Harmon for making the arrangements and to Coach, for sitting down with me and discussing the squad. Link below:
JUSTINE SOWRY INTERVIEW
Some listening points for you:
-- How was Coach's summer?
-- Who are the contenders for starting goalkeeper?
-- Her evaluation of the freshmen
-- Her special message to Cardinal fans
-- Which former Louisville Field Hockey star is returning to Louisville and the team?
Field Hockey begins their 2019 season on August 24th (Saturday) with the annual scrimmage against the Alumnae and will face Miami (OH) in a scrimmage the next day.
ASIA TAYLOR SIGNED BY PHOENIX
The Phoenix Mercury have added 6-1 forward Asia Taylor on Tuesday as a second hardship exemption due to injuries.
It's the fifth WNBA team for A-Tayy since being drafted by the Minnesota Lynx out of Louisville in 2014. It's her third stop this season, having previously been on the Indiana and Minnesota rosters.
The addition is a seven-day contract with the Mercury, the same as guard Arica Carter, who played Sunday against Washington.
The Mercury were missing five players due to injury on Sunday yet still won 103-82 over the Mystics. Including Taylor and Carter, they'll have nine active players Thursday at Los Angeles or ten if guard Briann January (foot) is cleared to return.
Taylor played eight games last month with Minnesota, scoring a career-high 13 points in 17 minutes against Chicago on July 10.
For trivia buffs, can you name the last time two former Louisville women's basketball players were on the same WNBA team, the team, and the players? Let us know in the comments section.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Tomorrow we'll have my interview with senior guard on the Louisville WBB squad Jess Laemmle.